11th Annual FRANKLIN FOLK FESTIVAL :: Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 4pm in Historic Downtown Franklin

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Cyrus Bowers, two-year-old son of Joanna and Corey Bowers of Franklin, has been diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a form of cancer, found primarily in children that attacks the developing nerve cells.

The cancer has spread throughout his body and his lower abdomen, lungs and bone in the one eye.

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On Sunday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., Cowee Baptist Church will host a service featuring Dr. Greg Matthis of Mudcreek Baptist Church in Hendersonville and “A Clear Word” Television Ministry. Music will be performed by the Cowee Baptist Church Choir, led by Janet Tipton.

Dr. Mathis served as Professor of Evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute for 27 years; served two terms as President of the Baptist State Convention of NC, and has served as President of the NC Baptist Pastors Conference.

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Rose Clark will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Feb. 19, 2011. She is one of 11 children born to the late Oscar and Julia Arnold on a small farm in Macon County. She married Wiley Clark in 1929 and was blessed with three sons, Kenneth, Doyle and Gary.

Rose remembers her first year of marriage well. She and Wiley lived in a lumber camp in Nantahala, where he cut acid wood and she cooked for the lumberjacks. After moving back to Franklin, Wiley worked in construction most of his life, and Rose took care of their children and kept their home and garden in shape.

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At the upcoming Feb. 22 Ladies Night Out program, the topic will be Dental Health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Americans make about 500 million visits to dentists each year. In 2009, an estimated $102 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Oral health is often taken for granted but it affects people of all ages. Good oral health helps us to speak, smile, smell, taste, chew, swallow and use facial expressions. Poor oral health leads to problems for millions of Americans each year.

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