61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Professional Office Management class are ready to show local businesses how well they’ve done in class, and what effective employees they would be. Over a three-month period they’ve worked to sharpen their office management and computing skills in class. In fact, they’ve done so well that the class is going to be extended, as a “master class,” according to instructor Trish Myler. The students will be fine-tuning their skills using actual work provided to them by members of the Franklin business community.

“Perhaps a business needs to send out a personalized email to a large number of customers but isn’t set up to do that. Our students are adept at designing e-mails and creating and merging mailing lists that are crucial for a business,” Myler said.

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Continuing education courses are being held at Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Art in Cherokee.

— Oil Painting Basics will be Thursdays, Feb. 17-24 from 6-8:30 p.m. at OICA. Instructor Jeff Marley will offer an opportunity to explore the basic methods and theories of oil painting. Participants will learn how to select paint, brushes, mediums and surfaces and experiment with various brush techniques and the palette knife,. Participants should provide their own materials, which include a basic paint set, selection of brushes, linseed oil, turpentine, and a surface to paint on, such as stretched canvas or canvas board. The cost is $44.

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