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The Foster Care and Adoption Network held its Far West Conference of 2012 this weekend in Franklin.

The event was held during “National Adoption Awareness Month,” a time set aside each year to celebrate and promote the importance of adoption, and to recognize and thank adoptive parents who have participated in bringing family, love and support into a child’s life.

The conference, a consortium of 12 agencies representing the seven counties of Western North Carolina, was held at The Fun Factory.


The Franklin Main Street Program recently dedicated the second bench in their latest beautification initiative in the downtown district.

The late Mike Schlott, husband of Linda Schlott, was recipient of this honor.

“First of all, I would like to thank everyone that donated for the purchase of Mike’s bench,” said Linda Schlott, executive director of Franklin’s Main Street Program. “Sissy Pattillo and Bo Bryant spearheaded the collection of donations and the dedication ceremony. Mike would be just amazed.


Pine Grove School Community Center, on Peeks Creek Road, Franklin, presented its scholarship for this year to Clay F. Creighton at a meeting last month.

Clay is the son of Jack and Teresa Creighton in the Buck Creek community.

Clay will be attending Southwestern Community College in Sylva in the Criminal Justice Program.

Now in its second year, the scholarship was presented by President Lyman F. Lance Jr. of the Pine Grove School Community.

Macon County Girl Scout troops came together to celebrate founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday and the 100th year of Girl Scouts.

Girls from all levels and troops from Daisy, Brownie, and Junior were invested or given their Girl Scout pins during the ceremony held Oct. 29.



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