Elections round out good week

Published 11:55 pm Sunday, February 10, 2008

The end of January and the start of February brought sunnier skies and slightly warmer temperatures last week. Groundhog or not, we are lucky enough to live where spring always comes early.

Good news came out with the sun in the Miss-Lou last week.

Let’s review some of the good headlines from last week.

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Natchez High School teen Ronnie Brooks was one of 20 essay writers in the country chosen as a winner of the Family Dollar “Pursue your Passion” scholarship.

Brooks — whose passion is hair cutting — won $2,500 for his work.

In his writing he outlined his plans to become a barber when he grows up. Congratulations are in order to Brooks, and we hope he’ll use his newfound money toward achieving his goal.

In Concordia Parish, yet another election season is under way. Voters in Ferriday, Vidalia and Clayton went to the polls to elect mayors, aldermen and police chiefs, among others. A March run-off will be the ultimate end to the elections, but so far, things are running smoothly.

Candidates in Vidalia thanked each other for running clean races and playing fair. Elections always serve to get the public involved in government again, and we know many parish residents have a new interest in how their government is run.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we know this week is going to be a good one.