• 48°
franklin county times
CONTRIBUTED Students from Russellville Middle School showcase some of the food raised is the 2019 food drive. This food drive was a partnership of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Students Against Destructive Decisions.

RMS helps community with holiday food drive

Russellville Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Students Against Destructive Decisions partnered together for the 2019 food drive – and students, faculty and community members stepped up to donate and help meet the need.

Food collected in the drive will go toward the Fifth Thursday Mission in Russellville and to local families in need during the holidays.

“I am thankful for all the people who donated food at our school,” said FCCLA President Maheida Figueroa. “I think we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

“To me this is more than just a food drive; it’s making a difference in people’s lives.”

The Fifth Thursday Mission began about six years ago when a group noticed that during the months when there is a fifth Thursday, there was not a food giveaway by Faith Mission Outreach, as there is most Thursdays.

FCCLA adviser Rachel Agee said it was encouraging to see students be so willing to give and help others. “The generous effort of our students is amazing,” Agee added.

FCCLA Vice President and SADD Secretary Drew Reed said the RMS drive was a great opportunity to help others, and he was thankful he was able to give.

“If you can’t feed 100 people, just feed one,” agreed SADD President Dalton Ridge. “We wanted to make a difference one food item at a time.”

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

Franklin County

Local students named to Mississippi State University’s fall 2023 President’s List

News

Russellville Elementary features among U.S. News & World Report best elementary schools

News

RCS receives recognition as finalist for national award

News

Plans get underway to raise funds for cancer research in memory of Bedfords

x