The News

Kaylee McGilbery, a 15-year-old Hardin Jefferson student, volunteered to paint a

Most 15-year-old girls spend their Saturdays hanging out at the mall with friends, catching the latest movie at the theater or having fun at sporting events. Kaylee McGilbery is definitely not like most girls.

Vickie Seymour, Gift of Life office manager; Charlotte Mains, Gift of Life event

Endorsing the Gift of Life’s mission to save lives, owners of Tri-Con Inc. (dba Exxpress Mart) Imad and Elias Sarkis implemented a holiday giving campaign at their 20 regional convenience stores, generating $22,500 —almost double last year’s campaign to further the Gift of Life’s healthcare and educational programs.


Ready for a road trip? The 56th annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail began March 20 and continues through April 5. Just head up to Tyler, Texas, and enjoy.

The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail features more than 10 miles of beautiful azaleas, dogwoods, spring flowers and, of course, the ambassadors of the trail, the Azalea Belles.

Azalea Belles are area high school girls who greet guests along the trail while wearing antebellum costumes.


LifeShare Blood Centers is asking the public – particularly blood type O negative donors – to give blood, as they are in unusually short supply for this time of year.

Brenda Sullivan (right), the March Golden Apple Educator Award recipient, and Sh
Keith Brenek, executive vice-president of Education First Federal Credit Union,

Education First Federal Credit Union has named Brenda Sullivan of Hamshire-Fannett High School the recipient of The Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of March.