Past week had positive impact

Published 12:01 am Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring is now in full swing, as is youth baseball and softball, something that always makes a positive impact for the area’s children.

Here are some other examples of people who recently impacted the community in a positive way.

* Last week, two local filmmakers took home the award for Best Feature Documentary at the Crossroads Film Festival for their film, “Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson.” One of the directors, Tim Givens, said he felt like he was “sharing this award with Natchez,” because there would be no story without it. Both he and Mark Brockway worked countless hours on the film, and their hard work certainly paid off.

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Cathedral Senior Piper Mophett recently earned the designation as the school’s STAR Student for this year. She credited teacher Jean Biglane, whom Mophett chose as her STAR Teacher, for helping Mophett achieve her goals. The STAR Student award recognizes outstanding student achievement based on ACT Test scores, and Mophett did well being the highest scorer at CHS this year.

* Three Adams County deputies received a big ‘thank you’ last week from their sheriff for their courageous actions, which involved running into a burning building unprotected. Sheriff Travis Patten commended deputies Stephen Karabelen, Kevin Bailey and Hayden Newman at an Adams County Board of Supervisors meeting to thank them publically for risking life and limb to try and save resident Artiemese Harris-Frye from her engulfed residence. Tragically, Harris-Frye later died from smoke inhalation, but not for a lack of effort from first responders, including these three deputies. Their actions should remind us all what all local law enforcement officers encounter on a regular basis and what they risk to keep us safe.

As we continue to enjoy the spring and all the pleasant weather it brings, let’s also remember to appreciate all the positive impacts people make in our community each day.