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Warm your week up with good news

The rains and storms we’ve been accustomed to in the past few weeks turned into chilly weather that left the Miss-Lou bundled up tightly all weekend.

As the sun begins to shine and defrost the area, let’s take a look back at a week filled with plenty of memorable moments.

-Allen Richard and his wife, Beth, will join a number of other bicycling enthusiasts in Washington, D.C., today to attend a national bike summit hosted by the League of American Bicyclists. Their goal is to meet with legislators to stress the importance cycling can have on local communities through economic development opportunities. We wish the Richards a safe voyage.

-Cathedral School fifth-grader Jack Russ received statewide recognition after writing the top essay of all the fifth graders in Mississippi for the Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual essay contest. Russ chose to write about the Battle of Baton Rouge and focus his essay on a Cajun-French foot soldier who was one of Russ’ descendants. We congratulate Russ on his well-crafted essay.

-Amanda Taylor, Director of the Concordia Parish Library, was honored Thursday evening as the 2012 Concordian of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards dinner and celebration. Taylor was among the handful of other Concordia Parish residents and one business that were also honored at the event. Congratulations to all of the honorees

-A group of Vidalia residents started their Saturday morning bright and early to help with the Vidalia Cemetery Association’s annual spring cleanup. We applaud the association’s efforts to maintain the cemetery throughout the year.

As the weather begins to warm up slightly, let’s prepare for another great week in the place we call home.