Devout contributions empower area

Published 12:05am Monday, January 20, 2014

Miss-Lou residents made good news throughout the community last week through song, prayer and volunteering.

As our community pauses today to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. let’s review some of the highlights from the previous week:

4Members of a prayer group at Trinity Episcopal Day School started by a mother of a student three years ago say they have seen answers to prayers and created memorable bonds. The non-denominational group, which meets once a week, prays for students, the needs of the schools and everything in between. We applaud the group for gathering together to pray for the needs of others.

4Marjorie Vogt is president of the Concordia Parish Library board, but does so much more in between. Vogt, who has been a member for 22 years, is a morale booster for the library and is always there to lend a hand. We thank Vogt for giving her time to the library system.

4Bailey Book sang in front of a crowd for the first time when she was 4 years old and continues to do so nearly 11 years later. The Monterey High School sophomore won first place in the District 3 Beta Club Convention and secured a spot singing at the state convention. We congratulate Book on her accomplishments.

As we prepare for the week ahead, let’s all remember to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. King was not only a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and ’60s, but was also instrumental in bringing about the change necessary to allow others to write the next chapters of our country’s history.