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Private Spencer Edward Houston graduated from the U.S. Marine Corp Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C. On November 18, 2011.

After graduating in November, Houston went on to graduate from MCT training at Camp Geiger and has MOS of 6200 aircraft maintenance and is now located in Pensacola Fla. Houston is a graduate of Highlands High School.

He is the son of Pandora Austin of Franklin and Daniel and Robin Houston of Highlands. He is the grandson of Michael and Kay Houston of Highlands and Sharon Norris of Ga, and the great-grandson of Donna Estes of Franklin and the late Lloyd Estes.

The Charlotte Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today the launch of Great Strides Franklin, a walk new to the area in 2012. Great Strides will be part of a national effort that generates critical funds to support lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education, and care. Great Strides Franklin marks the Foundation’s third fundraising walk in Western North Carolina, with additional walk sites in Asheville and Brevard. With the new walk, the Foundation will work in partnership with local families and businesses to raise funds for the cause. Franklin based TekTone® Sound & Signal is leading the charge as the walk’s first sponsor.


Bill Messina, horticulturist at Spring Valley Nursery in Franklin, presented information to the Franklin Daybreak Rotary on gardening and plant life in our county. He talked about the importance of considering the elevation of your home when determining which plants to utilize in your landscaping and getting your soil tested to find the proper PH balance for different types of plants and trees. Now is an ideal time since most farmers are testing their soil in the spring.


Jill Jones, Marketing Director for the Blue Ridge National Heritage spoke at the Dec. 21st Meeting of the Rotary Club of Franklin.

Jones talked about the organization, which was initiated by Congress and President Bush in 2003 with the aim of protecting and preserving our natural resources.


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