This last week brought a disaster to many of our friends and neighbors, I hope the outpouring of assistance from neighbors and throughout the county and state are helping to put things closer to normal. Fire is a terrible thief, there are many families who no longer have their history.

This office is capable of assisting in replacing military documents and awards. Call the office and we can begin the process, I know it isn’t much on your minds but there will come a time when these documents will be needed. I hope everyone was able to enjoy Independence Day celebrations with family and friends. 

Charles B. Elliott is the veteran’s service officer for Franklin County. He can be reached in the office at 653-8096, by cellphone at 653-7051, or by email to