Area krewes throw beads, good news

Published 12:23 am Monday, February 16, 2009

Mardi Gras parades filled the streets this weekend, but good news filled the area all week long.

Let’s review some of the good headlines last week brought to the Miss-Lou.

– Beth Floyd has been named the STAR student at Adams County Christian School. The honor is based on ACT score, and Floyd was tops in her school. She chose teacher Gill Morris as her STAR teacher. We applaud Floyd and Morris for their good work, and we know the future will bring bright things for both of them.

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– The March edition of Southern Living magazine will feature some of the characters Natchez residents have come to know and love over the years. The publicity is vital for our tourism community, and this time the marketing was free.

– More than 300 tickets were sold to the annual Wild Turkey Federation banquet this week, raising money for protecting the turkey population. The Miss-Lou group is large, and has done a lot to grow the bird’s population.

– The students at Pleasant Acre Day School have been hard at work for months preparing for this Mardi Gras season. Now, they are selling their work. The special needs adults collect and sort Mardi Gras beads and sell them to krewes and individuals for parade season.

– Girl Scout cookies are in! The cookies arrived in Natchez by the truckload Saturday, and now local Girl Scouts are working to distribute more than 26,000 boxes. The Girl Scout tradition is one that teaches our young girls responsibility and community involvement. We are happy these girls have become such good saleswomen, and we’ll wait on our sweets to arrive as we anticipate the good news the next week will bring.