Kindness of community tops week

Published 12:07am Monday, March 24, 2014

The kindness and willingness of Miss-Lou residents to give back to their community was on full display last week.

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

• Friends, family and community members are continuing fundraising efforts for the families of Nikki Worthey and Tyler Brumfield. Worthey was severely injured in a two-vehicle collision earlier this month that claimed the life of Brumfield. A bake sale was hosted Friday, and various other fundraising efforts are continuing throughout the community. We thank those who have taken the time and made an effort to give back. Our thoughts and prayers remain with both families involved in the tragic wreck.

• An Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy presented Brody BeQuette — who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in December — with two badges from his uniform. Several community fundraising efforts have been hosted in Brody’s honor, and the deputy said he wanted to do anything to help the 4-year-old get through the numerous medical procedures. The gesture is a great example of the giving nature of our community.

• The City of Natchez announced it had fully repaid a tax anticipation loan the city borrowed last year. While we wish the city wouldn’t spend any taxpayer funds for such loans, at least the city repaid the funds early.

As a new week begins, let’s keep those fighting injuries, illness and disease in mind and remember just how blessed we are to live in such a giving community.