Holidays help usher in good news

Published 12:01 am Monday, December 18, 2017

With one week left until Christmas, much of Miss-Lou will be focused on final preparations for the holiday. As we scurry around making last-minute gift selections, wrapping presents and attending festive parties, let us look at some of the good news from last week:

  • More than 400 veterans were honored Saturday by residents and local leaders at the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Natchez National Cemetery. The first year of the program, only seven wreaths were placed at the foot of gravestones at the cemetery. Twelve years later, many more veterans are honored and remembered for their service to the country. Thanks to all who continue to help this annual event grow.
  • Bob McWilliams is ready to help lead the annual Santa Claus parade through the streets of Natchez. Recently tapped by the Santa Claus Committee, McWilliams said he is looking forward to helping area children have a good Christmas. On Saturday, McWilliams will lead the committee’s efforts to hand out toys to area girls and boys in need — an effort that was started by former Democrat publisher James Lambert in the early 1900s. With his usual bright smile and twinkling eyes, McWilliams is sure to make the man in the North Pole proud.
  • Natchez High School sophomore Jairyn Lewis enjoys solving complicated problems. The honor roll student recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Jobs for America’s Graduates math competition. He competed against 102 other students from across the country. Although he did not place in this year’s competition, Lewis said he plans on winning state again next year and taking another shot at the math competition. With determination and a positive attitude, we know Lewis is well on his way to reaching his goals.

Let us remember thank those who continue to make our community great.

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