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Deborah Strum, administrator of Grandview Manor Care Center in Franklin, pictured with Carol Vincent, who pieced the quilt, above, which she named “Reflections of Grandview.”

Vincent gifted the quilt to Grandview in honor of her mother, Ishma Lightner.

The quilt took approximately one year to complete and was quilted by Ardis Young of Covington, Ga.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tech Place at Franklin Plaza donated $2 from every cell phone activated during the month of October to the Breast Health Center at Angel Medical Center. A donation of $230 was made on behalf of Tech Place and their valued customers.

The Breast Health Center aims to raise public awareness of breast cancer risks and hopes to eliminate 100 percent of avoidable deaths related to the disease. Don Capaforte, Foundation Executive Director, said, “By 2016, we hope to eliminate all avoidable breast cancer related deaths.

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Lt. Tony Corbin of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office (L) is pictured with Rotary Club of Franklin member Tom Coley who drew the winning card in the club's 50 50 raffle.

Coley donated his winning share back to the Sheriff's Office Shop with a Cop program.

A total of $314 was given to the program at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Rotary Club of Franklin.

A group of residents and students from Western North Carolina will embark in Early March of 2012 on a trip to the Central American country of Panama, donating ten days of their lives. While in Panama they will do renovation work, provide medical assistance and distribute needed supplies to remote rural schools and clinics.

“I am happy to be a part of a group that is diverse in age, background, and beliefs, and in a very short time provide some meaningful changes in the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves,” said Charles Wolfe, a State Farm agent in Sylva.

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