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Relay crowds show caring Miss-Lou spirit

Hundreds of Miss-Lou residents showed their support this weekend in the fight against cancer while remembering those lost or still fighting the disease.

Those who gathered on the Vidalia riverfront to participate in the Miss-Lou Relay for Life fundraiser deserve recognition for giving their time and money to such a worthy cause.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s look back at some of the other highlights from last week:

•Residents in Vidalia and Natchez bowed their heads and participated in the 61st annual National Day of Prayer, which is an annual observance set by the U.S. Congress for citizens to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.” We thank church and city leaders for hosting the events, and hope the observance continues for many years to come.

•Four students were selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Ferriday Rotary Club. The annual scholarship is given to seniors in Concordia Parish schools and, for the first time this year, to one student attending private school in Natchez who lives in the parish. We congratulate the students on their achievements and wish them the best on their future endeavors.

•A new local nonprofit, Home With Heroes Foundation, surprised an Adams County Christian School graduate and U.S. National Guard soldier Nathan Latimer with gifts and an all-expenses paid “redneck retreat” with “Redneck Adventures” TV show. The nonprofit is dedicated to honoring veterans and their families. We salute the work this new group is doing and hope Latimer enjoys his retreat.

The week ahead should be clear and sunny, for the most part, with temperatures beginning to slowly rise again. Summer is just around the corner, so lets hang in there and get ready for another week in the Miss-Lou.