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Dorothy Jesssup Mills, 94, of the Collinstown community passed away last Thursday. Please keep her son, Gary and her daughter, Cassie, and their families in your prayers.

Don’t forget the Fun Day Benefit-Party for Marty, Saturday, June 27, at the Francisco Elementary School. This all day event starts at 11:00 am and doesn’t end till 8:00 pm. Food will include 2 hot dogs, baked beans, chips and drink for $6.00. Music provided by The Fitzgerald Family, Almost There, Hubert Lawson and the Bluegrass Country Boys. They are planning a 50/50 drawing, auction, raffle, corn hole tournament, and so much more. Tons of stuff for the kids including a train ride! All proceeds go toward final expenses and medical bills for the family of Marty Dean Martin. Let’s all go out and support this family.

There will be a Board of Education meeting, Monday, June 22, at the old courthouse in Danbury. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm. I’m asking everyone from the Francisco, Collinstown and Asbury communities to please be there in support of our Francisco Elementary School. This is important, folks. If you have children or grandchildren that attend, if you have children that will attend, or if you attended Francisco, PLEASE, show your support and be at the meeting. Our elementary school is SO VITAL to our community!

A new 6-weeek session of fitness classes will begin next week starting June 23. Fitness instructor and personal trainer, Sharon McGeeney, said she was thrilled at the participation with the last class. To sign up for the new session, contact Sharon at 336-325-0497 or email at The price is $35.00 and the classes are held at Francisco Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Get fit – just in time for summer!

Sylvia Burton is a resident of the Francisco community and can be reached at or 336-351-3216.

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