Progress 2007

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 9, 2007

After months of planning, today marks the publication of Progress 2007, the largest edition published each year by The Luverne Journal.

This year's edition includes three main sections, including an inside look at the Luverne Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year, Dr. Patrick Walker.

&#8220This is such a wonderful way for us to recognize special people and special places in Crenshaw County who do so much for their communities,” Regina Grayson, Managing Editor of The Luverne Journal, said. &#8220We take a look at the activities, places, events, but most importantly, the people who make Crenshaw County extra special.”

This year's Progress edition highlights one of the county's biggest fundraisers, the Crenshaw County Relay for Life.

&#8220Cancer is a dreadful disease that, unfortunately, has touched everyone in some way,” Kathryn Tomlin, Crenshaw County Relay's Luminaria chairman, said. &#8220Our cancer survivors are so inspirational to us all, and we encourage everyone to remember them and to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer.”

The Crenshaw County Relay for Life will be held April 27 at E.L. Turner Park, and teams all over the county have been busy raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Another highlight in this year's Progress edition is a behind-the-scenes' look at the Crenshaw County Junior Miss Program. This scholarship program is one of the top scholarship programs for our up-and-coming seniors in the state of Alabama.

&#8220Of course, we will also spotlight the growth in Crenshaw County, including the additions and renovations at Crenshaw Community Hospital, plus all of the exciting things going on at the LBWCC Luverne Center campus,” Grayson said.

And, what would a Progress edition be without history?

&#8220For our history buffs, we've turned back the clock and gone back about 50 years or so,” Grayson added. &#8220So, please don't miss the wonderful pictures of the Petrey Civic Club from days gone by.”

And, what would any special edition be without a story that touches the heart right down to the soul?

&#8220The love story of Sid and Betty Yawn is a memorable one – one that I don't think anyone will forget anytime soon.”

Grayson especially wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this year's Progress 2007 edition a success.

&#8220We are so fortunate to have so many people who love this county and who want to shine a spotlight on others who make this county what it is,” Grayson said.

We hope that you enjoy today's special 2007 Progress edition of The Luverne Journal.