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Editor’s note: Nick Poulos shared with the Winnsboro Rotary Club his family’s journey to Winnsboro. It is an example of hard work, tenacity and thankfulness. The following is his transcript, and just one of the many reasons he has to be thankful this Holiday season.

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Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about local projects spearheaded by local groups or individuals which improved or added to the quality of life in Franklin Parish. If you have a suggestion or idea on a future story e-mail joecurtis@franklinsun.com

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Prairie Street Prowl and Found on 15 have been canceled this year, according to Kay LaFrance, Main Street manager.

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LEADERSHIP FRANKLIN of Delta Community College recently participated in a community outreach project by cleaning the campus of Crowville School before school started. The members of the team are: Alvin Robertson, White Ford Business Development Coordinator/Admin Sales Assistant; Suzanne Lair…

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MEMBERS OF THE Wisner Fire Department stand in front of their new fire truck. The International KME was recently donated by Arcadia Fire Department. Wisner Fire Chief David Wallace Jr. expressed his appreciation to Arcadia Fire Chief Doug Salvaterra and his department as well as Arcadia’s ma…

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Franklin Parish public school teachers are preparing for the start of the academic year this week. (Photo by Monica Huff)

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Patricia Weldon, Crowville fifth grader, Jackson Cordill, Crowville eighth grader and Kemper Cloessner, Franklin Parish High School senior, were named parish Students of the Year for the 2019-20 school year.

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DUSTIN MARTIN, center, owner of Up In Smoke restaurant, spoke to the Winnsboro Rotary Club about opening his business in Winnsboro. Martin discussed the different foods on his menu and invites the community to come in and enjoy a delicious meal. Also pictured is Scott Perkins, left and Rotar…

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As the University of Louisiana Monroe prepares to welcome students for the Fall 2020 semester, information is being provided regarding course delivery methods and safety measures implemented in response to COVID-19. ULM continues to focus on the campus community's health and safety while sti…

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A CREW FROM Professional Foundation Repair LLC from Caldwell Parish perform foundation work on the Bobby Collins Veterans Memorial Park archway located near Davis Park in Winnsboro. After 26 years, the foundation was giving way causing cracks in the brick work. Donations are now being accept…

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Today, June 30, 2020, University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., and First Lady Linda, leave those titles behind as they end an almost 10-year chapter of their lives and begin a new one in retirement.

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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., and First Lady Linda Bruno at a retirement reception at Bayou Pointe on June 16. The Brunos were the official ambassadors for the university and served generously in the community for almost 10 years. ULM’s eighth president, Dr. …

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Officials from the Hanna Richardson of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3155 recently donated $1,000 to CHOW-Franklin.

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I’ve been getting a great deal of questions about tomatoes lately. ‘Tis the season. Most folks who planted vegetable gardens in this spring are now reaping the fruits of their work.

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FRANKLIN PARISH High School Salutatorians are from left, front row: Kristian January, Ashley Dumore and Kelsey Horath. Valedictorians are back row from left: Camryn Day, Kemper Cloessner and Madison Cardin. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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The 2020 hurricane season could bring new challenges as Louisiana residents also navigate the realities of COVID-19. The U.S. has already seen one named storm, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said coastal areas should brace for an active season.

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Kayla Shirley, a Gilbert School seventh-grade mathematics teacher, is one of 24 teachers named as semi-finalists in the Louisiana State Teacher of the Year competition.

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PLANTATION MANOR Nursing Home and Rehabilitation held a parade May 14 where loved ones, community leaders and friends drove through their campus waving and speaking well wishes to the residents. (Sun photos by Monica Huff)

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Who doesn’t love a vase of fresh cut flowers? It’s like bringing the garden into your home. It provides beautiful color and fragrance, and if kept properly, the bouquet can last for days. You don’t have to be a professional florist to arrange flowers; you only need a few tools to get you going.

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The University of Louisiana System is announcing a special tuition rate for Louisiana adults returning to school to finish their degree though Compete LA. A flat rate of $275 per credit hour will apply to students who qualify through the program. This rate provides an average discount of $45…

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Editor’s note: Many thanks goes out to Lou Bufkin of Delhi, formerly of Gilbert. She recognized the picture of her uncles and grandfather on Monday morning. Bufkin is a teacher at Family Community Christian School.

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During this unprecedented time of the coronavirus, an exceptional increase in the number of first-time gardeners can be seen across Louisiana as well as across the nation. Due to quarantine requirements, people have time on their hands. According to the 2018 National Garden Survey conducted …

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A TOW BOAT moves through the Old River Lock as it prepares to enter the Mississippi River below the southern tip of Concordia Parish on Saturday. The lock is located where the Atchafalaya and Mississippi once connected. The 75 feet wide, 1,185 feet long structure has a floor depth of 11 feet…

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