Good news ushers in summertime

Published 11:52 pm Sunday, May 24, 2009

Books closed, pencils disappeared and school ended in the Miss-Lou for most area students this week.

And Sunday, the remaining graduates turned their tassels and threw their caps.

It’s officially summer — by the attitude, not the calendar — and we know the Miss-Lou is ready for the new season.

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But a few other good headlines sneaked in before the close of the school year. Let’s review some of last week’s good news.

4The Mayor’s Youth Council is preparing to wrap up another successful year. The group will have one final project this summer — community day. This program is a great one for area students who want to make a difference in their city, and we are thankful for their work up to this point.

4Promise Hospital of the Miss-Lou moved its patients from Ferriday to Vidalia last week, filling a brand new facility that we are sure will be a great addition to our community.

4Concordia Parish eighth-graders did better as a group on this year’s state tests. Final school and district tabulations aren’t complete, but it looks as if the eighth-graders are making good progress.

4Fourteen local businessmen and women graduated from Leadership Natchez last week. The students have learned about their community and effective leadership, and we are thankful to the Natchez-Adams Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a program.

As we remember our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day, we know the weeks to come are going to be great ones.