Warm temps, good news lay ahead

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 18, 2010

More normal Natchez temps set in this week, bringing a smile to nearly everyone’s face.

With burst water pipes on the mend and blankets off our shrubs, this past week quickly became a good one.

Let’s review a few of the good headlines the week brought:

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4 Volunteer tutors at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church are spending their Wednesday evenings reviewing important material with area school children in an effort to improve grades and boost test scores. This community involvement is exactly what our public schools must see more of if we ever hope to become a star district.

4 The Concordia Parish School District received a clean financial audit, reassuring taxpayers that their money is being accounted for appropriately.

4 Students from Boston College spent the week helping out at Holy Family Catholic School. The volunteers completed much-needed tasks, but also formed a few positive relationships with our children.

4A win in the McLaurin Elementary School geography bee allowed us all to meet Zachary Barnes, a bright young boy who should make our community proud. Barnes will soon be competing in the state geography bee, and he’ll certainly have support from this area of the world.

4 Clay artists from across the country spent a week at the studio of local potter, Conner Burns. The three visiting artists and Burns spent the week working, and they revealed their artwork to the public Saturday night. The arts community is an important part of Natchez, and we are happy to play host to such talented artists.

Temperatures should remain tolerable in the coming week, and combined with a few warm smiles and a bit of good news, the Miss-Lou will be a great place this week.