Terry Simmons (second from left), president of the Southern Foundation, is shown here presenting a $4,000 donation to Ballard County’s Family Focus Family Resource and Youth Service Center Director Kelly Wray (second from right) for center’s annual Christmas assistance program. Ballard County Schools Superintendent Casey Allen is at left, and Debbie Underwood, Family Focus program assistant, is at right. The Southern Foundation was begun by Cairo, Ill., native Thomas Beadles as a funding source for charitable, educational and scientific endeavors in Alexander and Pulaski counties in Illinois, Ballard County, Ky., and Mississippi County, Mo. Workshops required to receive assistance from Family Focus begin on Nov. 23. For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Wray at 270-665-8412, ext. 226.