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The 210th unit of the Army National Guard based in Macon County is seeking help from the community to gather supplies for soldiers deployed overseas in Afghanistan.

Last Wednesday, Fredric Litchford and Ely Carnathan were on hand to kick off the monthlong donation drive.

In June of this year more than 25 soldiers from the unit's military police were deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Soldiers with the 210th are primarily responsible for providing security and enforcement operations for military bases.

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Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church choir prepares for the 2013 “Just Desserts” performances Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call (828)226-5893.

The church is at 86 East Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin.

 

 

On Thursday, Aug. 8, Angel Medical Center held its fourth annual butterfly release ceremony in memory of those who have died this past year and in honor of the hospice caregivers who work to provide comfort and support to hospice patients and their families.

The butterflies, which are brought in from Florida, are released as a symbol of transition and change.

The ceremony, which has continued to grow each year, offers closure for family members dealing with the transition of losing a loved one.

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The parents of Rosanne V. Leigh and Justin E. Guy would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children.

Rosanne is the daughter of William Leigh Jr. of New Jersey and Randall and Rosalie Neal of Robbinsville.

Justin is the son of Teresa G. Boane of Franklin and John A. Guy of Michigan, and the grandson of Dick and Delma Ward of Franklin.

The wedding is to be held Sept. 28. Justin will receive his masters degree from Western Carolina University this year in Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Justin has a minor in Japanese.

Rosanne received a BA in Art and Theater and a minor in Japanese from WCU.

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