Eight years ago, Connie Thompson heard about a man in Heflin who was in need of a kidney. None of his family members was a match, and a plea went out for potential donors. Connie agreed to be tested. When she learned she was a match, she decided to donate one of her kidneys.

Knox supporters gathered on April 9 to celebrate the close of the series’ 70th season with an energetic performance by the Midtown Men. These four fellows were original cast members of Broadway’s "Jersey Boys," the popular Tony Award-winning musical that told how Frankie Valli and the Four S…