Summertime brings on the good news

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 8, 2009

As summer events get under way and the Mississippi River begins its creep back below flood stage, the Miss-Lou is a great place to be.

Things have slowed a bit in town. The rushed pace of the fall and spring is gone. But summer doesn’t mean the good news has stopped.

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

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– A representative from NASA was in town last week to kick off the George Armstrong Library’s annual summer children’s program. Students who attended had the chance to explore life as an astronaut. The children will continue to attend programs through July, reading books as they go. A similar program at the Concordia Parish libraries is also ongoing.

– School may be out, but local educators haven’t stopped learning. Natchez hosted the Southwest Mississippi Educator’s Summer Conference last week. Approximately 400 teachers from surrounding counties and the local district attended workshops Monday through Wednesday to sharpen their skills.

The Natchez-Adams School District served as host for the conference, and their work organizing it should be applauded.

– Friday and Saturday the Mississippi School Boards Association met in Natchez. The conference focused on improved school board communications.

As the summer continues, we know lazy days and summer trips will bring plenty of good news to the area.