Calhoun County’s Amy Hegeman was elected second vice chairman of the Alabama Farmers Federation State Equine Committee at the 2017 Commodity Organizational Meeting in Montgomery Feb. 8.

Laura Weinkauf’s job is out of this world! She is an assistant professor of physics and the director of the planetarium at Jacksonville State University. JSU’s planetarium hosts monthly "Second Saturday Space Safari" shows through April.

Scouts experienced activities at a whole new level this past month when they learned about the sport called “bouldering.” Bouldering is climbing on rocks and cliffs without getting more than fifteen feet off of the ground. 

Gage Gardner of Wellborn Elementary School was recently announced as a statewide winner of the SmartArt Contest sponsored by Alabama’s 529 college savings program, CollegeCounts.

Lagina Fillingim is the director of the RMC Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps support Regional Medical Center. The RMC Foundation is hosting its second annual Martha Vandervoort Garden Jubilee in May. The gala raises money for a scholarship fund for local high school seniors.

Dylan Glass of Hazel Green placed first overall (time 1:26:10) in the Chief Ladiga Half Marathon held Dec. 3 in Jacksonville.