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Nearly 50 percent of the children in Macon County are not prepared for kindergarten. They lack the capability to recognize letters and sounds, are unable to tell you the color of their shirt or what shape is on the table, and are ill-prepared and lack basic vocabulary. With children entering the school system already behind, by third grade they are far behind the state mandate to have every child reading on or above grade level. Those children will have to spend a good portion of their educational career playing catch-up, and some may never reach that point.

One important tool that has been statistically proven to enhance a child's learning and increase proficiency is early literacy. Children who learn to read at an early age are proven to do better after entering school.

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Brenda Jacobs, president of the Federated Woman's Club presented a $500 check to Sheriff Robbie Holland for the Shop With a Cop program for children in Macon County.

According to Jacobs, "The club mission is to support the youth projects in our county,” The Chrismas project is held each year by the Macon County Sheriff's Department to make sure children receive a gift for the Christmas holidays.

To support, or for more information on the Shop With A Cop Program, contact the Macon County Sheriff's Department.

Former employees of People’s gathered at the store Thursday, Nov. 15, to help celebrate J.C. Jacobs’ 94th birthday.

Pictured in the front row are Frankle and J.C.; (second row, L-R) Janet Green, Glenda Gladwell, Eilene Molineaux, Evelyn Henry, Eula Holbrooks, John Hartley and Tommy Fouts: (back row) Nancy Paris, Jenni Smith, Margaret Bennett, Vic Green, Jerlean Buchanan and Shirley Shuler.

Photo by Betsey Gooder

Immediate Past Rotary Club’s of Franklin President Mike Norris (R) receives a Rotary Presidential Citation for his clubs efforts this past year in 100 percent annual program fund contribution as well as exceeding overall club attendance.

The award was presented by current club president Gary Dills (L) at the Oct. 3 meeting.

 

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