Community’s kind nature on display

Published 12:05 am Monday, November 17, 2014

The cool temperatures that hit the Miss-Lou last week couldn’t stop the kind and warm hearts of local residents from helping several families in need.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the tragic events from last week that resulted in an outpouring of support from the community.

• A fire consumed a Jeff Davis house in the early morning hours Saturday, but area neighbors and local firefighters came to the rescue of a family in need. Lisa Jester was inside the house with her children and niece when the fire started, but her family was able to escape without injuries. Neighbors who were awakened by the blaze quickly took the family in and helped alert those around the house to vacate their houses.

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• A Natchez woman who was burned during a house fire last week on Powlett Road is recovering at a Jackson hospital after developing pneumonia while being treated for the burns. Barbara Watts was inside the house with her husband James when the fire started. Shannon Russ, her daughter, said Barbara is on a ventilator until at least today. The family has set up a bank account for monetary donations and other donations, such as clothes or furniture, can be made by calling 601-597-0527. We wish Mrs. Watts a speedy recovery and ask the community to reach out to help this family in need.

The support from those in our community to families in need is just one of many reasons we think our area is so special, and we ask you to keep all those impacted in these recent tragedies in your thoughts and prayers.