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Week filled with honors, remembrance

From a civil rights advocate to dads across the country, last week was filled with honoring and remembering a variety of important people.

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

• Crowds gathered on the campus of Alcorn State University to unveil a statue of Medgar Evers — the Mississippi civil rights advocate who was killed in 1963. The unveiling, which took place 50 years and one day after Evers  was assassinated, brought together friends, family and others to honor the man and the legacy he left behind. We hope the statue serves as a reminder for future generations of the sacrifices Evers made to stand up for equal rights for all Americans.

• A group of family members created an organization called “R.J.’s Angels” to host and sponsor events in honor of Randy “R.J.” Foster Jr. who died in a horse accident when he was 10. The group gave out angels at his funeral because of a request Randy had months before. We wish the group the best as they continue honoring Randy.

• Holy Family School kindergartener Zoey Wiley won the 2013 R.A.T. Bumper Sticker Design Contest hosted by the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Adams, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Wiley’s design featured Terrance the Rat, the coalition’s friendly mascot, and the slogan, “No more smoking for the world.” We congratulate Wiley for taking a stance against tobacco.

Summer officially begins this week, but you might need your umbrella more than your sunglasses as scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecasted for most of the week.