Despite heat, week was great

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 8, 2011

We could have asked for cooler temperatures for a busy week of back-to-school and voting, but even the scorching sun couldn’t ruin last week.

It was certainly a busy week, but a good one on many fronts. Let’s review a few of the things that made early August great.

• Election Day came and went with minimal glitches and decent voter turnout — at least based on norms. Thanks to all the poll workers, elections commissioners and party workers who put in so many hours last week. Your work is some of the most important in the county.

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• Cathedral School seventh grader Nancy Doan recently won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution Natchez chapter. Congratulations to Nancy.

• Natchez-Adams School District and Cathedral School students headed back to school Thursday. A new year is exciting on many levels, and we wish all area students the best in 2011-2012.

• The Markets annual Food and Lifestyle Show cooled things off Saturday and Sunday — and credit goes to more than just the folks handing out the free ice cream. This event is a favorite of dozens of locals and is a wonderful way to pass a hot summer day.

• Energy Drilling Co., Co-Lin and Natchez Inc. are working together to offer oil rig workforce training to area residents. Thanks to these groups for recognizing a need and agreeing to give area workers a leg up. We hope many people will take advantage of a great opportunity.

Temperatures should cool down a notch or two this week, but life in the Miss-Lou will always be hot!