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'Watch' begins
A new Louisburg Neighborhood Watch program will hold its first official meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Louisburg Police Department training center, 104 Wade Avenue, Louisburg.
Neighborhood Watch is often described as neighbors working together to reduce and prevent crime -- often by providing "extra" eyes and ears for reporting suspicious and criminal activity.
The group also works to teach citizens how to secure their homes and reduce their chances of being victims of crimes -- and to foster open communication between neighbors and neighborhoods.
The initial meeting is slated for about 30 minutes and will include a 15-minute presentation, a question and answer session and a chance to speak with local law enforcement.
For more information, contact Kenneth Cain at kenneth1950@aol.com.

Food safety
Are you planning to prepare food for a large group of people as part of a fundraiser or another special event? Cooking for Crowds teaches you how to safely prepare large amounts of foods.
This workshop will help you recognize the hazards to food safety that can arise when you have volunteers who may only be use to cooking for a family. If you think this workshop would be useful for you and/or your organization, click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/QVmDN2on17Cg987E2 to register for the May 29 class, that will be held at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, at 5:30 p.m.
If you have questions, contact Dominque Simon at 919-496-3344, dominque_simon@ncsu.edu.

Rabies Clinics
The final 2018 Spring Rabies Clinic will be held on Saturday, June 9, at the Animal Shelter, from 8 to 9 a.m. All dogs and cats must be vaccinated for Rabies by 4 months of age.
This vaccine can be done by three months of age. All cats must be brought in carriers and dogs on leashes or in crates or cages. Rabies is $5 and other vaccines are available.
Bring previous vaccine paper certificate to qualify for a three-year Rabies vaccine.
All other Rabies vaccines are good for one year.

Major closing
Franklin County's solid waste transfer station and 12 residential convenience centers will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, to perform North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality maintenance and safety improvements inside the transfer station and its disposal tipping floor. Franklin County residents and commercial customers of the transfer station are being asked to adjust their disposal plans in the days leading up to the one-day closure to avoid inconveniences.
According to Brian Haynesworth, Franklin County's solid waste director, "it can be challenging to find an opportunity to perform two consecutive days of required maintenance and safety improvements at a busy facility such as ours and minimize disruption of disposal services for residents and the commercial customers.
"By choosing to close the transfer station on Memorial Day, we selected a day that normally has a significantly reduced number of customers because of holiday events or out-of-town travel as opposed to a non-holiday when more customers would be inconvenienced," Haynesworth said.
The transfer station's operating hours for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend will be: Friday, May 25 - 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 26 - 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 - closed.
The convenience centers' operating hours for the same period are: Friday, May 25 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 26 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m; Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 - closed. For more information about the schedule change or Franklin County's solid waste management, recycling and waste reduction programs, visit http://www.franklincountync.us/recycles or contact the Solid Waste information line at 919-496-5002.

Fishing Derby
First Fruits Farm will host the 5th Annual Wisdom for Life Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 26. It features a day of fishing, food and fun for children and the event is free. It runs from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. To learn more or to register, visit www.wisdormforlife.org, or www.wflfishingderby.eventbrite.com.
Before that, beginning at 8 a.m., First Fruits Farm, at 1550 E. River Road, will feature a 5-k event to raise awareness about and support hunger relief in the state. To learn more about that, visit First Fruits Farm Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/firstfruitswisdom/

Writers sought
County Lines Literary Journal is an annual literary journal compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild which is seeking entries of prose and poetry and art for its sixth edition to be published in 2019. There are no restrictions on age or residence of persons submitting. In the past there have been writers and artists from all over North Carolina and Southeastern states.
Accepted will be poetry, short or flash fiction, essay, and creative non-fiction. Not accepted is work containing erotica, violence, hate, political editorial, or excessive profanity.
All submissions must be in Word documents, prose double spaced, poetry single spaced, and be emailed as attachments to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com and include a short writer's bio.
The Arts Council is also accepting black and white art, vertical or portrait format- high resolution digital copies emailed to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. (No more than 5 should be sent.)
Color Art may be submitted for the cover art competition ($25 prize), vertical or portrait. Submit as digital jpeg in full color of at least 300 dpi as an attachment to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com Contributors chosen for publication will receive one complimentary copy of the journal.
Deadline for submissions Aug. 15. Send questions to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com.

Memorial Day
American Legion Post 105, Louisburg, will have a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Franklin County Courthouse to honor all fallen soldiers from Franklin County in all the wars.
Please come and show your support for our fallen heroes who never came home, a Legion spokesman urged.

Plate, Yard sale
The Concord Community Center, Inc. will have a fish plate sale and a yard sale on June 9.
The yard sale starts at 7 a.m. and the plate sale is from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Concord Community Center, 645 Walter Grissom Road, Kittrell. All proceeds will go towards the center.
For more information, please call 252-438-1389.

Vets remembered
Franklinton American Legion Post 52 will hold a Memorial Day program on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery, Chavis Street, Franklinton.
All are welcome to come and honor veterans who have served our country and passed on and in particular those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Tribute to vets
Franklin County will pay tribute to local veterans at an event scheduled June 2 in Youngsville.
The Franklin County Veterans Day of Honor and Remembrance will be held from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Library , 218 US 1-A South.
The event will include free food and giveaways including a grand prize drawing for a slat wood painted American flag. Veterans and friends of veterans will share true stories and anecdotes about patriots that served our military branches and made Franklin County proud. Benefit information for veterans will be available.
The event is open to the public.
For additional information, contact Holt Kornegay, Franklin County Library director, at (919) 496-2111.

Breakfast Hour
The monthly Franklinton Breakfast Hour will be held at the Franklinton Senior Center, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26.
The meal will be hosted by Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church leaders, the Rev. Patricia Crudup, Shirley Fogg, Nancy Kearney, and Louise Johnson. Residents of all ages are invited.
There is no charge and no reservations are needed.

Farm Market
The Franklin County Farmers Market in Shannon Village Shopping Center in Louisburg, is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. Local grown tomatoes, strawberries, sweet onions, beets, lettuce, cucumbers, garden peas and plants are available.
For more information, call Franklin County Cooperative Extension at 919-496-3344.

NE meeting
A meeting of the Northeast Franklin Revitalization Committee is slated for Tuesday, May 29, at Red Bud Baptist Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The agenda includes, among other things, a detailed discussion on the group's strategic plan, a presentation on the community's assets, and a status on the group's 501(c)(3) application.
Red Bud Baptist Church is located at 832 N.C. 58 in the Castalia portion of Franklin County. The meeting is open to the public.


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