Week of good news is food for the soul

Published 12:47 am Monday, June 14, 2010

As usual, summer in the Miss-Lou has arrived ahead of the calendar. The weekend’s temperatures were nothing of which to make light.

But the news of the week was food for the light-hearted soul.

Let’s review a few highlights:

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4 The Alcorn Farmer’s Market has found a new home and reopened just in time to supply the area with some great summertime veggies. The market will be open Thursday through Saturday mornings at 199 St. Catherine St.

4 Will and Jeanette Warren led a small group of volunteers Saturday morning on a community work project. The workers repaired an elderly woman’s downtown house simply because they cared. We are lucky to have people willing to lend a hand living in our community.

4 The Natchez-Adams School District received a technology grant that will put broadcasting equipment and other technology in six classrooms, allowing students to attend classes that aren’t offered in their school building.

4 Local Grant Benoit is making an impression at Natchez Clay this summer — literally. The college student is working as a summer intern at the studio, honing his talent for his art studies and helping out with area programs.

4 The St. Catherine Creek Magnolia Trail is getting a bit longer. Volunteers and workers are extending the hiking trail, offering yet another great recreational option for all of us.

The calendar will soon claim it’s summer, despite what we already know. But as we work hard to stay cool, let’s also be thankful for the great community around us.