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First days of school bring summer’s end

Students across the Miss-Lou ventured back into the classroom last week to begin another school year.

But not all the good news was happening in the classroom, so let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week:

• Residents from across our area were able to receive free medical services in Ferriday thanks to U.S. Army officials. The Delta Care Project prepares soldiers for wartime environments by allowing them to practice their skills in under-privileged areas. We salute the troops who are here helping our community and hope those in need take advantage of their services.

• Damira McGruder placed second in her performance at the General Missionary Baptist State Oratorical Contest, where the contest topic was, “A Solid Witness for a Solid Savior.” The seventh-grade student eventually hopes to attend Harvard University and one day to become an obstetrician. We congratulate McGruder on her success and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

• Miss-Lou law enforcement officials hit the streets as part of the 30th annual National Night Out, which helps promote involvement in crime prevention activities and Neighborhood Watch programs. We’re always glad to see a successfully partnership with law enforcement and residents.

• Trinity Episcopal Day School, Cathedral School, Adams County Christian School and Concordia Parish schools all welcomed students back into the classroom last week. School officials and teachers reported smooth first days. The Delta Charter School and Holy Family School will welcome students this week. We hope all the students had a great summer and are excited for the upcoming school year.

Summer is slowly winding down, but don’t let that stop you from continuing to do great things in our community.