Weather highlights good news

Published 10:56 pm Sunday, April 29, 2018

Two beautiful days of mild temperatures and clear blue skies are a reminder of how wonderful spring can be in the Miss-Lou. Even with the occasional nagging buffalo gnat, the splendid weather lent itself to a weekend of outdoor fun. As we look forward to a workweek filled with warmer temperatures, let us pause to remember some of the good news headlines from our community last week.

  • Four Natchez students received the highest rating possible from a nationwide work-readiness testing program this month. The Miss-Lou Work Ready Program received its first platinum ratings from the ACT WorkKeys Assessments — one from a Natchez High School and three from students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Natchez campus. The platinum scores are the first in both Adams County and Concordia Parish since the area started testing. The certificates mean the students have skills to work in 99 percent of the jobs in America. Congratulations to the students and the area for reaching that goal.
  • Fallin Career and Technology Center senior Shantel Berry has found a brand-new passion in film editing. A leader in the school’s film team, Berry has found success in regional and state competitions. She and her team — Markell White, Joshua Harvey, Morgan Banks, Kaneisha Jones and Zachary Barnes — recently won first place at the district competition of the Technology Students of America.
  • The 21st Southern Spring Tour of the Vintage Chevrolet Car Club of America rolled into town last week, bringing with them vintage cars and trucks made between 1911 and 1954. The car owners from 18 states toured local sites from the Natchez Trace to St. Francisville, Louisiana. Thank you to all who made the tour a success and made our guests feel welcome.

As we look forward to more beautiful spring weather let us always remember to seek out the good news in our community.

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