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Miss-Lou youth highlight special week

Whether your team won or lost the big game Sunday, life goes on and a new week has begun.

We are sure great things are in store for the week to come, just like in the week that has passed. Let’s review a few special things from last week.

- The D&J Youth Group celebrated Saturday the opening of its new computer center. The neighborhood-based group received two donated houses several months back and recently completed work to turn one into a safe hang out for area children. Complete with computers for homework and a music room for fun and entertainment, the house is already a hit.

- Volunteers visited Concordia Parish schools to talk to students about how the choices they make today will affect their lives for years to come. The CHOICES program uses community volunteers — from the business and civic world — to offer students a new, needed perspective. Thanks to all those involved.

- Cathedral and Holy Family Catholic schools celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a number of special events. Our community is blessed to have both schools as great community partners.

- The work of Morgantown Middle School students is on display at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, just in time for Mardi Gras. But these masks — handcrafted by students — are based on Native American traditions, not New Orleans-style fun. The students enjoyed a history lesson with their art project.

Looking ahead, Mardi Gras fun will continue to occupy the community, and more great news is bound to come.