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Red Herring Puppeteer conducts workshop at East Franklin

Lisa Sturz with Red Herring Puppets held a workshop at East Franklin School on Tuesday.

Kayla Schulte’s kindergarten class learned how to make shadow puppets. They traced Halloween shapes, cut them out, added color and a stick. After they had made their puppets, the kids put on a puppet show.

The award-winning Red Herring Puppets will present “The Big Dipper: Calendar, Compass & Clock,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m., in the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. The performance will include more than two dozen beautifully crafted marionettes and twice as many shadow images.


Macon’s candidates for graduation presented


To help supply the workforce for a growing industry, Southwestern Community College has secured the necessary equipment to start a craft brewing program.

Class starts Oct. 23 at SCC’s Jackson Campus and will meet from 5-10 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 18. Teaching the course will be Taylor Rogers, a brewer at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville.

Course content will focus on understanding the brewing process and beer ingredients. Students will also gain a base knowledge of beer history, the beer industry, ingredient identification and purpose, steps of the brewing process and an introduction to the styles of beer. Those who successfully complete the program will be eligible for employment in the industry.



5 years: Jim Hippensteel, history instructor, was among the Southwestern Community College employees honored for five years of service during Welcome Back Day festivities on Aug. 13. Others with five years of service who aren’t pictured are Scott Clontz, advertising and graphic design instructor; Lisa Fisher, coordinator of advertising and graphic design; Tyler Norris Goode, director of public relations; Josh Goodman, grounds technician; Darrell Mc- Daniels, forestry conservation and firefighting instructor at Oconaluftee Job Corps; and Matthew Shirey, carpentry instructor for Jackson County Schools (HUB).



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