Enjoy good news on first day of week

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 5, 2003

Before we start the week ahead, let’s take a look at the good news that came our way last week:

The Natchez-Adams School on Oct. 27 took home its first Governor’s Award for its outstanding school and community partnerships on the district and communitywide level.

Businesses and groups partnering with the district include the Natchez Rotary Club, which gave all third graders in the district a dictionary; Entergy, which gave Fallin Career and Technology Center a $1,500 grant; Cable One, which bought T-shirts for the McLaurin choir; and Check Masters, a partner with Frazier Primary, which provides a cake monthly to celebrate teachers’ birthdays. But the school district, in all, has 105 partners &045;&045; too many to name in this space.

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With the acceptance of a $856,000 from Wilmar Construction for the project’s first phase, renovation of Memorial Hall as a federal courthouse in almost ready to begin.

And because bids came in low, about $150,000 left over will be designated for Phase 2.

A committee is being formed to take the next step toward marking the Forks of the Road former slave market site, helping to ensure communitywide input on the project &045;&045; and helping to ensure all facets of Natchez’s history are well represented.

More than 2,000 children &045;&045; not counting the older ghosts and goblins &045;&045; attended this year’s Halloween Howl.

And in the process, needed funds were raised to purchase car seats that will be given away by local law enforcement agencies, helping save young lives in the Miss-Lou.

Here’s hoping your week is full of news. God bless.