MLK Day starts week off right

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 28, 2008

Last week in the Miss-Lou started just like it did in nearly every town across America — by honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And what better way is there to get things off to a good start, than to pay respect to a national leader who helped make our lives better.

The Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture sponsored a beautiful luncheon for the youth in the area, and speakers offered them hope for the future.

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But Monday wasn’t the only day to bring good news in the Miss-Lou.

Let’s review some other good headlines from the week.

4Louisiana Elastomer — the rubber plant expected to open soon in Vidalia — is preparing to begin the hiring process. The company needs 35 new employees to start things off, but hopes to add more in the future.

We are glad to welcome LAEL to the Miss-Lou, and we know you’ll find quality workers here.

4The latter part of this week saw an influx of guests in town when the Episcopal diocese convened for its annual meeting. More than 1,000 Episcopalians gathered in town for the weekend. The diocese met in Natchez a few years ago, and like many, its members wanted to come back. We were glad to have them and hope they enjoyed their stay.

Next week is full of action — Catholic Schools Week and the Krewe of Phoenix parade to name a few — and we know it’s going to bring some great news for all of us.