Greenville Life Spring 2020 - Page 2

Message From the Publisher Greenville SPRING 2020 D VOLUME 4 D NUMBER 2 PUBLISHER Lisa Chappell EDITOR Dale Gosser EDITORIAL CONTENT Travis Hairgrove Brad Kellar David Claybourn DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING Kerri Gibbs ADVERTISING Jennifer Gutierrez Erica Blythe DESIGN & COMPOSITION Leslie Gibson Ashley Garey COVER PHOTO Laurie White King TO SUBSCRIBE $12.95 per year Call: 903-455-4220 Greenville Life Magazine 2305 King St. Greenville, TX 75401 903-455-4220 Greenville Life welcomes the submission of photographs for publication but does not guarantee publication of submitted photos. Copyright ® 2020 Greenville Life A Publication of Life Despite pandemic, Hunt County continues to rise up What a year we’ve had so far in 2020. Since I started to work for the Herald-Banner in late 2019, it’s been a whirlwind. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on my opportunities to get out in the community and attend events and meet people. However, I get to see the many interesting stories that cross my desk daily and I’m learning about Hunt County and Greenville all the same. But I look forward to meeting more of you in person. Fortunately, things are starting to open back up and I hope we’ll get back to normal sooner rather than later. Our staff continues to provide you the best coverage we can and keep you apprised of the latest updates on COVID-19 as well as other events on the horizon. For me, one of the most enjoyable parts of my job is the magazine we publish quarterly. This magazine allows us to provide more human interest stories and gives you an opportunity to learn about the people in your community and some of the amazing things they’ve done and are doing. In this issue, we touch on a variety of topics. With the pandemic on our minds, we would be remiss if we didn’t include something about the healthcare workers who are facing this outbreak head-on. We visited with nurses and medical professionals with Hunt Regional Medical Center to shed some light on what they are facing during this difficult time. And there’s Gary Felmet, the rock ’n roll basketball coach. I can’t carry a note to save my life, so I’m always jealous of those who can. Not only can Felmet sing and play guitar, but he can also coach basketball. Sports and music, it doesn’t get better than for me. We take an in-depth look in the career of Hunt County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge F. Duncan Thomas who is setting down his gavel this year. Thomas has had quite the career in law and on the bench, influencing many other Hunt County attorneys along the way. And if you want to know what all of the buzz is about, then read “The buzz about bees” story. After visiting with Jacob and Stepanie Pullen of Zane & James Apiary in Campbell and John Talbert with Sabine Creek Honey Farm in Josephine, Texas, you’ll learn a lot about the busy beekeepers in Hunt County. And lastly, we take a look into the history of the Greenville neighborhoods who take it upon themselves to work together in celebrating the Fourth of July with their own parades. All in all, the Hunt County community has done a pretty fantastic job of sticking together during this difficult time in all of our lives. For that, we applaud you. We hope you enjoy this issue of Greenville Life magazine. And don’t forget, you can always reach out to us with potential story ideas for both the Herald-Banner and Greenville Life. Send your inquiries to editor@herladbanner.com. Until next time, stay safe and enjoy the stories. Dale Gosser Editor 2 Greenville Life SPRING 2020