Veterans Day ends week of good news

Published 12:24 am Monday, November 12, 2007

As Natchez residents and visitors gathered Saturday to honor veterans for years of service, they brought to a close another great week in the Miss-Lou.

Let’s review a few of the good headlines from last week:

4Now that the federal courthouse is open, the federal offices have vacated the Adams County Courthouse. Our circuit judges have proposed a musical chairs of sorts that is going to save taxpayers some dough.

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The local judges will move into the old federal facilities, opening up their former spaces to the drug court. Currently the drug court rents space in town. This idea is a win-win for all.

4Peggy Burns knows how to make things come up rosy, literally. The cancer patient turned her radiation treatments into inspiration for a garden that hundreds of other patients can now enjoy. She turned a barren space outside the Natchez Medical Plaza into a blooming garden, and she maintains the space today.

4Forty local ballerinas are preparing for their annual holiday production — “The Nutcracker.” The Natchez Ballet Academy students have worked for months to fine tune the skills they’ll soon display on stage. Ballet takes athleticism and beautiful form, and we are glad area students have a place to learn and perform.

As the holidays draw ever closer, we know the good stories will keep coming.