February brings good news to area

Published 12:28 am Monday, March 2, 2009

The short month of February was long enough to bring good news to the Miss-Lou, and the last week of the month was no different.

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

Cathedral senior Harrison Burns was named this year’s STAR student, based on his high ACT score. Congratulations go to Burns and all the other area STARs.

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The national Youth Build program has picked its first Natchez class, and the students are ready to work and learn. Forty-two interested students showed up two weeks ago to participate in the GED, skill-building class for high school dropouts. The group had to be culled to only 20, but we are happy these 20 have a second chance to get their degree.

Judy Strickland has her class ring, just a bit later than she’d hoped. Strickland lost the ring years ago, but Suzi Russ helped put it back on Strickland’s finger this week. It’s great to see these simple acts of kindness are still alive in our society.

Despite chilly temperatures, the annual Junior Auxiliary River City Classic was a success. The fundraiser drew more runners than last year’s race. Registration fees will go to help area JA projects, all of which revolve around children.

As we start March, Pilgrimage and spring temperatures are waiting to greet us. We’ll welcome both with open arms and hope for many more great days in the Miss-Lou.