Cold weather didn’t stop good news

Published 12:05 am Monday, January 12, 2015

A week of cold temperatures in the Miss-Lou didn’t stop the good news from pouring in last week.

Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a step back and look at some of the highlights from last week:

• Latosha Jefferson and her family were left counting their blessings after their house burned to the ground. While the fire destroyed all their possessions, none of the family was injured thanks to Jefferson’s 9-year-old daughter, who woke up family members after she noticed the fire. The family was able to get out safely as the fire consumed the Pineview Drive house. We hope the family is able to get back on their feet after such a terrible tragedy.

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• A veteran expressed his gratitude to a country music star who helped recover a ring given to the veteran by his fiancé. Port Gibson native, former Natchez resident and Iraq War veteran Kery Hatcher lost his Iraq veteran’s ring while staying at a Natchez hotel. A relative of country musician Sunny Sweeney found the ring, and Sweeney asked followers of her social media accounts to help find the ring’s owner. Within the day, Hatcher saw the post and contacted Sweeney about getting his ring back. We’re glad to see Hatcher’s ring returned to him, and we thank him for his service.

• Members of the St. Mary Basilica youth program participated in a dramatization of the Epiphany for church members. The youth of the church present dramas throughout the year, and church leaders said the skit was a great way to familiarize the children with the story of the Epiphany, which details the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. We’re glad to see young churchgoers get involved with their congregations.

We hope you and your family have a great week filled with lots of good news.