February is Black History Month, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, a black surgeon and blood specialist who became the first medical director of an American Red Cross blood bank in 1941, the Red Cross reminds all eligible donors of the importance of diversity for patients who need their help.
Local blood drives are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dow Corning–Carrollton, and from 3-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Relevant Church.
Shelby Energy Cooperative will award an educational trip for three high school juniors to Washington, D.C.
The Washington Youth Tour provides an all-expense-paid educational trip for high school juniors, age 16-18. To be eligible, parents or guardians of students who enter must use Shelby Energy for electrical service to their primary residences.