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Volunteering to host a high school foreign exchange student is a life changing way to broaden your child’s world view. Foreign exchange programs have been around for almost 100 years, and their mission has always been the same – to educate people about different cultures through person- to-person exchange. What better message to pass on to your children?

“We welcome host families of all shapes and sizes – families with young children, families with no children, empty nesters whose children have left home, single parents and non-traditional families,” says Donna Bell, Regional Director for Ayusa, a non-profit that promotes global learning and leadership through foreign exchange and study abroad opportunities for high school students. “The key requirements for a host family are to provide a safe and nurturing home environment, genuinely love children, and have a desire to learn more about a different culture.”

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The Federated Franklin Woman's Club Annual Flea Market will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church on Church Street.

The doors open at 8:30 a.m. with a variety of items for sale such as household decorations, a clothing boutique, kitchenware, bed and bath items, novels and recipe books, jewelry, furniture, Christmas decorations, and home baked goods.

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First Baptist Church recently held an old fashioned baptism in the river at Macon County recreation park.

Vic Greene gave the Biblical basis for the ordinance of baptism before the First Baptist Youth Pastor Blake Arnold performed the rite.

Two young people were baptised, Alisha Randall and Nick Bellavance, with more than 50 people in attendance.

 

 

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Franklin's Rotary Club honored the top 40 academic students from Franklin High School during its July meeting at Tartan Hall. Each year, Franklin Rotary honors 10 rising students from grades 9 through 12 that have demonstrated superior academic achievement.

This year, Dr. Jim Duncan, Macon County School interim Superintendent, awarded each student a plaque in recognition of their excellence. It was a time for Rotarians, proud family and friends to celebrate student achievement in Macon County. This year, all 10 of the graduated seniors also received a rare copy of “My Affair with a Weekly” by Weimar Jones.

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published: 10/18/2013
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