Congrats to all those honored

Published 12:01 am Monday, May 2, 2011

Quite a few local residents have recently received honors for their work, and we learned a bit about their stories last week. Our community is blessed with many movers and shakers in their respective fields and schools, and we congratulate all the honorees.

Let’s review a few of those awards and some of the other good news we learned of last week.

• The music of brothers Bubba, Theodis, YZ and Melwin Ealey was commemorated Saturday on the bluff with the unveiling of a new marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The ceremony at new marker was a part of the annual Bluff Blues Fest.

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• The Concordia Parish Library received a $1,000 grant, which it will use to purchase new books. Finding private sources of funding for our library needs is a must these days, and we are proud to see the parish officials going after such funds.

• The Natchez-Adams School District got fit while having fun Thursday night. As part of a push to battle obesity in children, the district invited parents and kids to come out for a night of exercise and health tips.

• The pre-cursor to the Natchez Festival of Music kicked off at Braden School. The annual educational outreach program exposes hundreds of area children to opera in a fun way. This year “Little Red Riding Hood” took the stage.

• Vidalia High School student Caleb Vines is headed for his future, and we know it will be bright. The star student and athlete decided this year to put school first, and it’s already paying off.

What a great community we live in! Keep up the good work, all, and we’ll be happy to keep telling your stories.