Jump into the week recalling good news

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Good morning and good Monday. After a whirlwind weekend of events surrounding the opening of the terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway, it’s time to take a look back at the other good news from the past week.

The Concordia Parish School District has received state funding to pay for another pre-kindergarten class at Vidalia Lower Elementary School. Twenty students will be part of the school’s fourth pre-K class this fall.

The school has had a great need for the funding, since it has had to turn potential students away every year.

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Let’s hope the school continues to receive funding for such projects.

Amid two weeks of graduations from high schools around the Miss-Lou, there was a much smaller ceremony at the Adolescent Offender Program.

Nine young men &045; juveniles who have been involved in criminal activity but were closely monitored under the AOP program &045; received diplomas from Judge John Hudson Monday.

This program gives these young men a new lease on life, and we hope they take that opportunity and make their lives better every day.

Special Olympics athletes from Natchez and Adams County competed in a variety of sports this past weekend in Biloxi, but not until they had seen a unique sight in downtown Natchez &045; the Special Olympics torch escorting down Main Street by Adams County sheriff’s employees. It was a great way to kick off their weekend &045; and a great way for all of Natchez to see how special the event &045; and these athletes &045; really are.

Here’s hoping you and your family enjoy good news throughout the coming week.