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Laura Vargas (L) is presented with a Family and Community Service Award by Rotary Club of Franklin President Gary Dills (R) for her work with the club's Read2Me project here in Macon County.

Read2me is the umbrella literacy program for this community and includes parental training, book dispersal and local implementation of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Ruby Miller Vinson of Scaly Mountain recently celebrating her 84th birthday.

Present at her birthday were five generations of family.

Front, from left, are great granddaughters, Cassaundra Shope and Victoria Shope Wood, and their children, great great grandchildren Cason and Aubrii. Back, from left, are granddaughter, Karen Wilburn Thomas, Ruby Miuller Vinson and daughter, Mary Vinson Dalton.

Keith and Tracy Hagan of Franklin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan LeeAnn Hagan to Cody Lindberg, son of Sonya Welch and grandson of Otis and Hazel Welch of Franklin.

The bride-elect attends Southwestern Community College in the pre-nursing program and is employed at Companion Health Care.

The groom-elect is employed at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands.

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Noah Miller, a second year student at Macon Early College, was admitted to the 2013 Duke University Talent Identification Program Field Studies and Institutes, a summer program for academically talented youth worldwide.

He will be at Duke University from June 15-29, 2013, attending classes at the Institute of Clinical Psychology.

Noah is interested in majoring in neuroscience.

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