Veterans Day highlighted good weekPublished 12:01am Monday, November 18, 2013
A week that began with residents saluting the men and women in our armed forces ended with plenty of great news throughout our community.
Let’s take a minute and look back at some of the highlights from last week before we prepare for the week ahead:
- Retired Col. Jeff Waller reminded a crowd gathered for the annual Veterans Day program at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus that freedom isn’t free. The former search and rescue pilot, with the help of some Cathedral School second-grade students, thanked those who served their country. We hope all the Veterans in our area got proper recognition last week and continue getting our support throughout the year.
- David Lewis began volunteering at the Natchez Stewpot 21 years ago and has walked a mile in the same shoes of many who receive food from the facility. Lewis lost his parents early in his life and was often forced to miss or skip meals growing up. But now Lewis, 87, said God has helped him be in a position to help prepare meals for the needy and hungry people in the community. We thank Lewis for his time and effort to helping the less fortunate in our community.
- Cathedral High School student Carolina Downer will visit Blair E. Baston Hospital Tuesday with a large assortment of toys she collected as part of a service-learning project through the National Honor Society. Downer, who has a benign bone tumor in her hip, said collecting the toys for children fighting cancer in the hospital was an easy decision because she knows what they’re going through. She will have another donation drive in the spring, and we hope she gets even more toys then.
Let’s keep the good news coming as we begin another week in the Miss-Lou.