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Service effort on display in Miss-Lou

The word “service” rang true last week throughout the Miss-Lou in schools, nonprofit organizations and churches.

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

• Third-grade students in the Miss-Lou learned about service as members of the Rotary Club of Natchez gave the students their own dictionaries. The annual service project that began nearly a decade ago is also part of a statewide project to help promote literacy. We thank the Rotarians for their service and hope the students enjoy their new dictionaries.

• A familiar face took over as director of the United Way of the Greater Miss-Lou after three years of working for the nonprofit organization. Tammy Prince made the move from business director to director and will continue to help provide services to local agencies in need of assistance. We welcome Prince to the director’s chair and wish her the best.

• Monterey High School senior Marshall Lipsey and his National Beta Club peers began a fundraising campaign to get extra school uniforms available for anyone who needs them. The efforts resulted in a surplus of clothing that is now available anytime at the school. Lipsey is also tied for the top student in his class and plans to attend Louisiana State University to study engineering. We thank Lipsey for helping give back to the community.

• The Rev. Eddie King joined Parkview Church of God recently, but was called to serve the Lord nearly 15 years ago. King’s focus at the church is aimed at carrying out the Lord’s will in whatever way he can. We welcome King and his family to Natchez.

Let’s remember all of these acts of service and use them to do even better things for the community as we begin a new week.