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The Battle of Sugartown Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) installed two new members in December.

Mary Lou Rollins, Chapter Chaplain (left) led new members, Virginia Chastain (second from left) and Kay Sullivan (second from right) in the oath of membership as Margie Keener, Chapter Registrar (right) read along.


Rotary Club of Franklin Youth Services director Larry Hollifield (L-R), Interact Sponsor Tiffany Garrett and Rachel Baldwin, Jesse Palmer and Tyler Hollifield of the FHS Interact Club got an early start Wednesday, Jan. 15, so they could deliver 500 books to Read2Me.

Read2Me is the Macon County wide literacy project to provide books to people who may not read often, promote reading by parents with young children, and to provide a book a month to Macon County’s children from birth to five years of age.

John Yermack and Gary Dills provided carrying power for the effort.

WestCare recently held a lunch and ceremony to honor 26 employees for their years of service on the Harris, Swain and Franklin campuses.

The employees were recognized for milestones ranging from five to 30 years and collectively represented 345 years of service to West- Care. Each employee’s manager provided brief words of praise for the staff member before awarding them with a framed certificate.

Vicki Lewis, MBA, BSN, RN, CPAN, Director of Comprehensive Family Services, was recognized for 30 years of service.

Recognized for 25 years of service were Dr. Randall Provost with Sylva Medical Center and Dr. Charles Toledo with WNC Pediatric and Adolescent Care. Recognized for 20 years of service was Michelle Roland, RN (Swain Med/Surg Nursing Unit).


Don Capaforte, director of Angel Medical Foundation, spoke at the Franklin Kiwanis meeting recently about the new Nantahala Outpatient Center on the Depot Street Extension in Franklin that is expected to be completed by May 2014.

The facility will include a cancer center and will increase the number of chemotherapy infusion stations to 14 from the current five at Angel Medical Center (AMC) which will be located on the second floor. A wound clinic, antibiotic treatment, and occupational therapy will be located on the first floor. Colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures will be on the third floor.




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