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The sight of brightly colored pinwheels blowing in the breeze brings back happy memories of childhood days when no one else in the entire world was as important and special and loved as you. It is for the sake of children and building happy childhood memories that KIDS Place is promoting Pinwheels for Prevention during April for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

“We are very excited about this year’s awareness campaign,” said Alisa W. Ashe, KIDS Place Executive Director. KIDS Place is collaborating with local businesses, churches, and other agencies to display almost 2,000 pinwheels in Franklin.

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Children from Macon Program for Progress gathered at the Recreational Park last week to celebrate Spring with an Easter egg hunt.

Kids raced around the park to find as many eggs as they could and hoped to find a prize hidden inside.

Parents and children were also able to enjoy arts and crafts and games.

 

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Angel Hospice is celebrating National Social Work Month. The 2012 theme, “Social Work Matters,” promotes the mission of social work which is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic needs of all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Hospice social workers Jennifer Wells and Beth Corbin help patients and families to live with dignity and the highest degree of physical, emotional, social and spiritual comfort. They provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones, assist in dealing with closure issues, help in understanding and completing advance directives, and help in understanding and utilizing Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance benefits.

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During free seminars in both Macon and Jackson County, Southwestern Community College will present professional speaker Tim Dannelly, author of Living the American Dream. Dannelly’s first presentation on Why Salespeople Don’t Worry During Hard Times will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Founders Room 133 on the Jackson Campus. As a highlight of Macon County's Biz Week 2012, a second presentation will be held 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 11, on the Macon Campus.

During this presentation straight from the pages of Selling The American Dream, participants will be shown what the great sales professionals of America know about remaining successful, regardless of competition and market conditions. From negotiation skills to the secrets of successful closing habits, he will show what has worked for generations of successful sales professionals. 

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