Will you be around when lunch is served?

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breakfast is — many say — the most important meal of the day.

But we want lunch and dinner too.

That’s why it’s essential that what a group of community members started Monday morning over bacon and eggs be continued into the spring.

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The Mississippi legislative session that began last week won’t end until April 2, and the people of Natchez need to be active participants in the governmental process until that very last gavel falls.

These are interesting times in our state and country. Money is tight; needs are great. The national political atmosphere has generated more public involvement than we’ve seen in recent years.

What happens in Washington, D.C., is important, but it likely won’t affect you as quickly as what happens in Jackson will.

Start by keeping up with the news. Know what your local legislators are doing. Then, give them feedback.

Phone numbers, e-mail address and mailing addresses for all five of our area leaders are listed at www.ms.gov.

Tell them how you hope they’ll vote, and tell them what needs attention in your own backyard.

The Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce started the new legislative session out on the right foot Monday by sponsoring breakfast.

Lunchtime comes quickly. Will you be there?