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These young ladies performed a trio "Stars and Stripes Forever" at their annual piano recital, held on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Windy Gap Baptist Church.

The girls are students of Mildred McSwain.

Pictured from left are, Caroline Vargas, daughter of Charlie and Laura Vargas; Cora Bradley, daughter of Floyd and Gail Bradley; and Morgan Mason, daughter of Scott and Amy Mason.

Photo by Vickie CarpenterPatti McClure presented a check to the Scottish Tartans Museum for $2,839.65 from the profits of Evening of Song which was held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church Tartan Hall.

Ms. Patti said, "It was a most successful fund raiser and the performers David Moffitt and Ilana Lubitsch thrilled the audience with their exceptional talents."

They sang a number of selections from broadway musicals such as “Brigadoon,” “Show Boat,” “Westside Story” and other classics. Pictured (L-R) are Patti McClure, Jim Akins, president of the museum board of directors, Kathie Akins.

St. Francis of Assisi Women's Guild became Sponsor-A-Day Partners with the Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center this past month. Their sponsorship helps keep SMPCC's clinic doors open to the communities in Jackson and Macon counties. They provide free pregnancy testing, limited OB Ultrasounds, medical consultations, post-abortive peer-counseling, and many community referrals. This 501(c)3 non-profit is fully community supported.

Though they do have different events like BBQ dinners, silent auctions, pancake breakfasts, 5K and half marathon runs, and an annual banquet, they still need individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community to help.

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Photo by Bob ScottSome dedicated Macon County, town and school officials turned out in purple tutus to take a stand against pancreatic cancer at Saturday's Stomp Out Cancer event at the First United Methodist Church.

It was Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day in the U.S.

The event was held to raise awareness so more funds could go towards research of the illness.

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