Veteran of the Month: James (Jim) Franklin Jr. Jim Franklin is a native of South Renovo, PA who now lives in Lock Haven. He is a proud 1967 graduate of Bucktail High School. Jim retired in 2009 from a 20 year career as a Corrections Officer at Rockview Prison. He is a lifetime member of the American Legion and also belongs to the 40 & 8 Club. Jim joined the Marine Corps as a bugler in 1967. He attended the Marine Corps School of Music (SOM) and became a drum major. Jim has been stationed all over the world, serving in Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, Norfolk SOM, Sasebo, Yoko- suka, Okinawa, 2nd Marine Division Band in North Carolina, and New Orleans. He retired from the Marines in 1987, but was briefly recalled in 1991 for Desert Storm. Jim comes from a big family. He has 5 sisters, two of which have passed away, along with his mother in 2006 and his father in 2013. Jim has been married to his wife, Chie for 35 years. They have 3 daughters, Kristian, Katrina & Lara, and a shih- tzu named Chibe-Chan. Retirement has been good to him. He continues to play the bugle and drums for different events and groups in the area. He loves fast cars and good music! Please patronize this fine local sponsor of “Veteran of the Month:” RAYMOND’S Office Works, LLC OPEN YEAR-ROUND FOR ALL OF YOUR ACCOUNTING AND TAX NEEDS! ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Get Help From Someone You Can Trust! 249 SHOEMAKER ROAD MCELHATTAN • 570-769-6106 -- FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION -- www.raymondsofficeworks.com --- SENIOR CITIZENS DISCOUNTS --- email: firstname.lastname@example.org Y our H ometown I nsurance 249 Shoemaker Road McElhattan 570-502-4230 14 H ome – A uto – B usiness FIRST AND ONLY INSURANCE COMPANY IN MCELHATTAN! “Good News” -- August -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com Call For Your FREE Insurance Quotes Today - 570-502-4230!