Good deeds reported last week

Published 12:33 am Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Good news was not difficult to find in the Miss-Lou last week including the story of a student who spent a portion of his summer doing good deeds, local hunters who are gearing up for the hunting season by teaming up for a good cause and a local rodeo athlete who has plans to compete in a major event.

* Seth Smith III, a senior at Adams County Christian School, put is his mechanical and technical skills to good use this summer helping residents of San Juan, Puerto Rico, rebuild from devastation incurred in last year’s Hurricane Maria.  Smith also excels in the classroom. He made a 32 on the ACT and hopes to study mechanical engineering next year at a college in Louisiana. Perhaps his trip to San Juan is just the beginning of good deeds he will do throughout his career.

* Hunting season is just around the corner and Hunters for the Hungry sponsored Clean Out Your Freezer Day on Saturday in the parking lot of the Sports Center in Natchez. Hunters emptied their freezers of meat left over from last year’s harvest to make room for this season’s harvest. The donated meat will be distributed to area food banks and missions to feed hungry people. Thanks to the efforts of those hunters and organizer Judith Campbell Jones, who is keeping the program her late father, Richard Campbell started some 20 years ago alive, a lot of people in the Miss-Lou will not go hungry.

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* Local rodeo athlete Lionel Brown Jr. qualified to go to the Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Show starting Nov. 1 in Oklahoma City but getting there is expensive. Therefore, the local cowboy came up with a fundraising opportunity featuring family-friendly entertainment such as face-painting, a petting zoo and games, not to mention food, last Saturday in the parking lot of Tractor Supply Co. We wish Brown all the best in his quest to compete in the event and offer thanks to people in the community who went out to support him.

Those are just a few of the positive stories from the Miss-Lou in the past week. Keep your eyes open for more this week.