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Richard and Lorraine Sauderson recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniverasry at daughter Cheri and husband Doug’s home on Lake Norma in Cornelius, N.C.

Daughter Carol Shelton and husband Chuck were also there to celebrate, along with daugher Patti and husband Loren; grandson, Drew and wife Mary; granddaughter, Heather Radford and husband Matt; and great granddaughter Laura, Drew and Mary’s daughter.

Grandson Justin Saunderson surprised his grandparents with a phone call from Australia.

The Saudersons were married in Vermont on Aug. 28, 1949.

The Franklin Lion’s Club inducted two new members at its July 14 meeting, Ben Nahlen and Richard Orhn.

Both men expressed their interest in the Lions Club because of its endeavors to help local community members with eyeglasses, vision screenings for youth and kids, the Santa Pal for underprivileged children at Christmas, and food and gift baskets for local shut-ins, as well as several other local projects.

Nahlen had been a Lion prior to moving to Franklin and wanted to get involved while Orhn just wanted to be with a group who raised funds and used them in the local community.


The Crane Family announces the engagement of Ashley Marie Crane to Matthew Neal Murphy.

The bride-elect is the daugher of Eddie Crane and the late Cindy Crane of Franklin, and the granddaughter of the late Margie and Ervin Crane of Franklin; Robert and Linda Leder of Whiteville, N.C.; and Jimmy and Nancy Flynn of Albermarle, N.C.

The groom-elect is the son of Tim and Robin Murphy of Graham, N.C., and the grandson of the late Charles Garner and Becky Garner, of Graham, N.C., Sue and Carl Hiltonen of McCleansville, N.C., and Benny and Emma Murphy, of Mebane, N.C.

The bride-elect is a teacher at Haw River Elementary in Graham, and the groom-elect is the vice president of operations at Garner Murphy Construction Inc.

The couple met during their undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University.

The wedding will be held on Oct. 4, in Graham. Formal invitations have been sent.

“Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time” will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 4:30 and 7 p.m. at the Macon County Public Library meeting room.

This full-length, highdefinition documentary film is the first ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy.

“Green Fire” shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold's vision of a community that cares about both people and land continues to inform and inspire people across the country and around the world.


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