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Spirit of giving alive in Miss-Lou

From a century filled with faith at a local church to a volunteer giving his time to reunite families, the Miss-Lou had no shortage of great news last week.

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

• The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church celebrated its 100th anniversary. The church was built in 1913 by a group of Italian families who immigrated to the area and eventually settled along Old Washington Road near St. Catherine Creek. We congratulate the church on reaching such a historic milestone.

• Loyd Truly and his family traveled through the area on three-wheeled recumbent cycles, which sit low to the ground and allow the rider to recline as they pedal. He and his family are on a “prayer ride” that will span two countries and more than 5,000 miles. We wish the Truly family safe travels on their journey.

• Adams County Search and Rescue member Curtis Gibson has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2005 and has been a part of at least 25 searches in the Miss-Lou. Not all of Gibson’s searches result in reunited families, but that doesn’t stop the Natchez native and retired minister from trying. We thank Gibson for volunteering his time to a vital organization for our community.

• Adams County Christian School student Chance Seyfarth and his classmates are creating a documentary about his father’s military service in the Air Force as well as his father’s participation in Wreaths Across America. The nonprofit organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at national cemeteries across the nation. We wish the students well on their project.

Let’s use these examples of good things from our community last week to make even better things happen this week.