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This year’s Toys for Tots (TFT) season is just around the corner, but the work preparing for the 2011 season has already begun. Randy Dean Hughes is this year’s TFT local coordinator for Macon, Jackson, Swain counties in North Carolina and for Rabun, Habersham, White, Towns, Union, and Lumpkin counties in Georga.

The USMC Reserve Toys for Tots program is overseen by The Toys for Tots Foundation and as such the foundation checks, and double checks, all parts of the program. The foundation appoints local coordinators that are responsible for each area, each year.


Katherine Corti hits the century mark

By Colin Gooder — Editor

“I always get mixed up between that 2000 and 1900 thing,” said Katherine Corti, with a whimsical grin.

And why wouldn’t she? Corti turned 100 years young this month, and by “that 2000 and 1900 thing” to which she’s referring, she means simply remembering the centuries events have taken place in her life.

But don’t let her easygoing wit fool you. I’ve known Corti—known as “Mom-mom” to her family—for nearly twenty years, ever since my brother married her granddaughter. I can tell you that nothing gets past this woman. Even at 100 years old, she’s perfectly aware of how funny it sounds to confuse this century with the last.


Jerry Hermanson and Sherry Tallent recently presented information on the Franklin Community Care Clinic which opened in May 2010.

The clinic offers patients basic primary care by volunteer physicians and midlevel providers treating minor injuries, episodic problems and chronic conditions. All patients must meet two requirements:

1) must have no insurance coverage whatsoever



Rotary Club of Franklin president Mike Norris (left) presents Helen Carpenter, widow of the late State Senator and long-time Rotary Club member Bob Carpenter, and Bob Carpenter Jr., a plaque in recognition of a special resolution adopted by the club honoring Sen. Carpenter for his service to the Franklin, Macon County and Western North Carolina community.



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