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The Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin awards two scholarships a year to a college student studying in the field of Earth Science.

Joshua Fuller is the current scholarship recipient of $1,000. Fuller loves geology and wants to go into environmental activity with the oil industry or seismic studies.

Past recipients are Alanna Weir and Klara Ledford who each received a $500 scholarship. Scholarship chairman Jean Emerson is pictured with Fuller.

Photo by Linda Behr

Nequassa Chapter No. 43, Order of the Eastern Star presented scholarships at a recent meeting. Grand Chapter Scholarships were presented to three young men, all grandsons of Chapter members.

Kathy Medford, WM, presented Grand Chapter Scholarship Certificates to Samuel and Logan Wallace, twin grandsons of Chapter members, Donnie and Judy Wallace.

At a later date, Kathy Medford and Joel Medford presented Grand Chapter Scholarship Certificate to Jordan Talley, son of Lynn and Bud Talley and grandson of Jean Farmer. Lynn and her mother, Jean, are both members of Nequassa Chapter.

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Western Carolina University invites prospective college students, families and friends as the university holds its first Open House of the fall semester on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, Open House gives visitors a chance to tour the campus, learn about the university’s wide array of academic programs and extracurricular opportunities, and find out the important details of topics such as financial aid.

The day’s activities will begin with registration and an academic fair located around the concourse of WCU’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center. Following a welcome session in the main arena of the Ramsey Center, prospective students will have a chance to engage in more in-depth academic sessions led by WCU faculty members.

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Shaina Adkins, Executive Director of Macon County Carenet spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Franklin August 15 about the organizations efforts in serving the community.

Care Net has helped over 670 familes year to date and has distributed over 100 thousand pounds of food to needy familes while taking in over 50 thousand pounds of donated food.

CareNet is in need of personal hygiene donations from the community to provide for needy families.

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