Balloons, more soared for Miss-Lou

Published 12:01am Monday, October 21, 2013

Good news soared across the Miss-Lou last week along with dozens of hot-air balloons gathered for the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race.

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

  • The annual balloon race weekend came and went with an unfortunate lack of flights because of weather conditions. Pilots were grounded from flights Friday and Saturday, but finally took to the skies Sunday. We hope local residents and visitors managed spot a few balloons in flight Sunday or at least enjoyed the rest of the balloon race festivities. We thank the pilots for traveling to our community for the event and the many local volunteers who make the race happen each year.
  • Jana Ros has rescued a number of animals in her life, but now she is seeking to help out the animals at the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society shelter in another way. Ros is opening a thrift store called Paws for a Cause on Seargent S. Prentiss Drive with the proceeds from the store benefitting the humane society. We thank Ros for getting involved to help all the four-legged friends at the shelter.
  • Eighteen high school students from Adams County gathered for their first day of Youth Leadership Natchez, a career and leadership development program aimed at developing a group of young leaders to eventually assume responsible leadership roles in the community. The students participated in a variety of team-building exercises and even designed T-shirts. We hope to see these students occupying leadership roles in the future throughout our community.

As temperatures begin to drop and with the holiday season just around the corner, let’s remember to bundle up and keep the good news coming.