People make life better here by their efforts on behalf of all of us

Published 11:21 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016


nterns are leaving their mark on area municipal offices and businesses.

Most recently, two interns assigned to work in the Warren County Youth Court decided to create a mural in a hallway between the detention center and the court room.

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Giolvonte Steed, a junior graphic design major at Jackson State, and Kaylor Bell, a sophomore biology and psychology major, also at Jackson State, spent the last three weeks of their summer job creating the mural, meant to inspire juveniles housed in the detention center.

The mural’s intent is to be positive, uplifting and hopeful for the young people who see it, who are in need of those things.

Congratulations to these interns, and to the youth court and detention center employees who guided them during their summer work.

• One of the most beautiful, patriotic and inspiring sights in Vicksburg is the huge U.S. flag, which flies over our old Highway 80 bridge.

We have The Army Navy Club to thank for that.

While individuals donate the flags, The Army Navy Club is responsible for replacing them. It’s a proud tradition for members of the club, and something for which our community is no doubt thankful.

• If veterans were assigned a cheerleader, her name would be Eva Ford.

Ford has dedicated her adult life to veterans, either caring for them at Veterans Administration clinics or through her 40 years of volunteer work with the American Legion Auxiliary.

Today, Ford is championing the cause of veterans by working to open a shelter here that would serve to assist veterans make the transition from service back to private life.

“I don’t want money from this. I want to make sure they have a building, make sure they have a bed, make sure they have food on the table and have a job, and feel like a man or woman again,” she told The Vicksburg Post. “I’ll feel good if we can get that shelter open. God will answer my prayer. I don’t want to see a veteran in Vicksburg on the street, hungry and sleeping. I don’t want to see it.”

We don’t, either. Thank you for doing more than simply caring.