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North Carolina Vietnam Veterans of America State President received a copy of the Bill that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate declaring March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day. The Proclamation is in a wormy chestnut frame.

From left is Derrell Maxwell, member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994 in Franklin; Rossi Nance, N.C. State President of Vietnam Veterans of America from Willington, N.C.; and presenting the Proclamation is Frank Hunter, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994 in Franklin. Derrell Maxwell, after suggesting it to Chapter 994, worked closely with Congressmen Heath Shuler and Richard Burr to get the Bill passed.

Chris and Kellie Burns of Franklin announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Jaylan Tyler Burns to Taylor Brooke Doss, daughter of William H. and Tracy Doss of Ruston, La., and the late Shelia L. Brocato.

The bride-elect currently attends Louisiana Tech University, serves in the Army National Guard and is employed by Mortgage Contracting Services in Ruston, La.

The groom-elect serves in the 97th MP Battalion 116th MP Company of The United States Army at Fort Riley, Kan., as a 25U Signal Support Systems Specialist.

The wedding will be held on Oct. 18, at the Bloemsma Barn. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

Formal invitations have been sent.

Not since the Wright Brothers’ first flights in 1903 has a person had to fly without instruction. Even so, sometimes learning can be quite the adventure for both the student and instructor.

Retired Delta Captain Marc Sharp will share Adventures in Flight Instruction from his experiences as a private and commercial instructor on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the meeting of the Aviation Historical Society.

The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Macon County Airport near Franklin. There is no charge and the public is welcome.

For more information, contact Fred Alexander at aeroscribbler@ or (828)506-5869.

Deborah Peek of Franklin and Duane Morgan of Sylva were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the residence of the mother of the bride.

The bride is the daughter of Glenda Peek of Franklin and the late Sterling Peek. The bride is employed by Sylva Animal Hospital and the groom is self-employed with Morgan Septic and Pumping in Sylva.

The couple will reside in Sylva when their new house is complete.






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