Good news is plenty in community

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 6, 2017

The groundhog in Pennsylvania may have predicted more wintry weather, but the Miss-Lou’s spring is in full swing. The chances of six more weeks of winter seem slim with flowers blooming and high temperatures hovering in the 70s. As we enjoy the mild weather, let us look at some highlights from this past week.

More than 300 pounds were shed by the first class of the city’s first Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Program. Mayor Darryl Grennell and organizers of the program congratulated the 22 participants in a ceremony at Pilgrim Baptist Church Saturday. The program demonstrates what can be achieved through exercise and changes in diet. As one of the coaches said during the event, Saturday’s ceremony was only the beginning if what can be achieved. 

As officials from the city, county, school district and recreation commission determine how to build a public pool, the Natchez YMCA moves ahead with providing recreation and education opportunities for area youth. The organization opened registration for a youth soccer program for 3- and 4-year-olds and is working with the Natchez-Adams School District to provide an afterschool program that will provide students with test preparation, homework help and other activities to keep children off the streets. Thanks to the YMCA for moving ahead with these

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Schools in the Concordia Parish School District and Delta Charter School maintained their performance grades during the 2015-2016. Monterey High School topped the list of school with an A, with Vidalia High School not far behind with a B. Delta Charter School also scored a B. Despite a few setbacks the parish schools’ base score improved. Even though officials from the district and Delta Charter School say much work lies ahead, thanks to all who continue to strive for excellence in education.    

Remember to thank all who work hard to make our community great.