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Franklin High School Class of 1956 met for its 57th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Attending were: (front row, L-R) Mark Dowdle, Bill Tallent, Sue Myers Stewman, Hannah Gillespie, Judson Hall, Dewetta Marshall Nealis, Betty Shoap Dalton; (second row) Wardie Young, Buddy McClure, Furman Mason, Nancy Cable Krag, Marvel Brendle Curtis, Ruth Brooks Sessions, Jessie Sweatman Wilson, Wanda Brendle Berry, Joe Tippett; (third row) Maurice Jones, Raleigh Buchanan, Jerry Bailey, Glenn Dills, Joe Taylor, Hugh Blaine, Clark Sheffield, Jim Curtis, Bob Teague, Harold Cabe, Patsy Roten Henderson, Jean Ledford Vanhook, Tom Corbin, Joe Ballew and Ben Huggins.

The graduating class of 1968 held its 45th reunion on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Otto Community Building for lots of fun, fellowship and a catered dinner.

Attending were, (front) Ellen (Randall) Bishop; (second row, L-R) Nina (Anderson) Randall, Carolyn (Pitts) Sanders, Brenda (Arms) Hughes, Mildred (Holland) Pennington, Carol (Vinson) Vanhook, Melba (Bryson) Ward, Gail (Kelly) Ward, Pat (Rice) Ensley, Annette Carpenter, Bruce Thomson; (third row) Suzy (Gibson) Loretz, Joel Sanders, Nancy (Fisher) Patton, Jerry Cook, Clark Corwin, Larry Corbin, Tommy Green, Conley Shope, Cathy Childers, Mike Suttles; (fourth row) Charles Nichols, Linda (Tallent) Bishop, Shirley (Tallent) Cope, Joan Poindexter, Audry (Ledford) Brabson, Nancy (Sloan) Shope, Judy (Darnell) Kirkland, Sharon (Welch) Bowes, June (Hunter) Jones, Vickie (Penland) Donaldson, Kathy (Shuler) Conner, Margaret (Tallent) Jolly, Carolyn (McConnell) Bateman; (fifth row) Vick Franks, Ronnie Kirkland, Elaine (Justice) Scott, Weaver Scott, Marlyn Crawford, Mitchell Owenby, Lyman Holland, Ronnie Jiles, Kenny Seay, Mark McDowell and J.B. Carpenter.

B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Calvary, 25th Infantry Division Vietnam Veterans held its 24th Reunion in Franklin last month.

These veterans served together in Cu Chi, Vietnam in 1967-1968, and they try to get together in one of the veterans' home town or close by each year.

Sam and Patti McClure hosted this event this year for the third time.


The American Legion Post 108 and the American Legion Auxiliary honored the Boys and Girls State participants at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Boys and Girls State are summer programs that teach students how government works while also focusing on leadership skills. High school students who have completed their junior year and have at least one semester left before graduation can apply to attend, but it is a very competitive program. Those students who were accepted, went to Catawba College this year and ran for office, learned public speaking, created and enforced laws and actively participated in various phases of creating and running a working government.


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