Community gatherings top week

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 19, 2006

Good morning and good Monday. We pause this morning before kicking off a new week by looking back at some of the good news from our community last week.

4Through the amazing support of the community, the annual Miss-Lou Relay for Life raised nearly $200,000 for cancer research. Each year, the enthusiasm over the event seems to grow. We congratulate all of the volunteers on doing such a good job and the participants for helping such a good cause.

4Residents on both sides of the river paused Thursday to join together in prayer. The faithful observed the National Day of Prayer in several events across the area. We&8217;re glad we live in a community in which people of different races and beliefs can join together for their beliefs.

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4Ferriday&8217;s Downtown Revitalization Committee officially became a non-profit, tax-free entity. The designation clears the way for the committee to go after a number of state, federal and foundation grants.

4Adams County emergency officials met last week to review emergency plans ahead of next month&8217;s start of the 2006 hurricane season.

We hope your week is filled with lots of good news for you and your family.