Individual service drives local spirit

Published 12:07 am Monday, November 4, 2013

The rains that drenched Halloween plans last week in the Miss-Lou weren’t strong enough to dampen the spirits of people doing great things in our community.

So before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s recap some of the highlights from last week:

• After delivering an estimated 9,000 babies throughout his career, Dr. William Godfrey is hanging up his lab coat for good. Godfrey retired from the Natchez Medical Foundation OB/GYN Clinic following more than 50 years practicing medicine. We’re sad to see Godfrey go, but wish him the best during his retirement.

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• Corinth Church of Christ is celebrating 100 years of providing stability through the worship of God in the Woodville area. The church will host a celebration service Saturday at the church, which is only the second location in its century of existence. We congratulate the church on reaching such a historic milestone.

• Natchez High School special education teacher and Special Olympics volunteer Tommie Jones finds nothing more rewarding than the smile on children’s faces. Jones has been working with the organization and teaching for more than 30 years. We thank Jones for the countless hours she’s put in to bringing joy to all children.

• E’Keria Williams was recently selected to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, an organization created by the same group who founded the Nobel Peace Prize. Williams, who is no stranger to accolades and achievements, will use the membership to help secure scholarship funding on her journey to college and eventually medical school. We congratulate Williams for receiving the high honor.

Let’s store those Halloween costumes back in the closet and trade them for sweaters and jackets as we begin a new, slightly cooler week in the Miss-Lou.