Weekend tops week filled with good news

Published 12:45 am Monday, June 12, 2017

A weekend filled with an abundance of activities begins a new week of opportunity. Before we look ahead, let us take a look at some of the achievements from last week:

  • Theodis and YZ Ealey had the crowd at the Arcade Theater in Ferriday on its feet Saturday night. The two Natchez blues musicians demonstrated why they and their brothers, who have since died, David and Melwin were inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame Saturday. The Ealey Brothers join Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee Lewis in the museum that honors performing artists from the Delta who have had a lasting impact on music and the region. Already a part of the Mississippi Blues Trails, the Ealey Brothers and their contributions to the blues are unquestionably deserving of the museum’s high honor.
  • Before heading off to school, three local college students decided to spend their summer helping area youth learn about self-confidence, imagination and the importance of working together as a team at the Natchez Little Theatre’s annual summer youth workshop. In many ways, Jasmine Winding, Symone Thomas and John Elliot Ward grew up in the theater and now want to show youngsters what they learned about acting on stage and in life.
  • One hundred Miss-Lou residents are making a change for the better. For the second year, the City of Natchez with funding from the Humana Foundation is conducting the Natchez Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention program. Last year, 22 participants lost more than 300 pounds during their participation in the program. Organizers hope to do even better this year, in an effort to make the area healthier. Thanks to all who have played a role in this valuable program.

As we enjoy the gorgeous weather this week, remember to thank those who continue to make our community great.

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