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Good news found on newspaper pages

Looking for good news? We’ve got plenty on the pages of The Daily Leader. Here’s a quick look back at positive stories from the past week.

• The Krewe of Ceres is preparing for this year’s charity ball, with the theme “Under the Big Top.” The event will be Feb. 23 at the Lincoln Civic Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 601-757-6141. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the procession will begin at 7:30 p.m. The presentation of the court — 10 maids and their escorts — will be followed by the revelation of this year’s king and queen.

• The annual Brookhaven Camellia Show returns today. This year’s event will be at The Homestead at Brookhaven Nurseries. It’s free to enter and attend. Blooms will be accepted from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Judging commences soon after and is over by 2 p.m.

Public viewing will be from 2 to 5 p.m.

• Brookhaven’s animal shelter will finally get a new home after officials settled on a site. The new shelter will be located on a two-acre lot near the corner of Industrial Park Road and Old Hwy. 51, about one-third of a mile from the Brookhaven Building.  Plans for the shelter include two rows of six sloping pens each, with a medical room, office, a feed and supply room and storage space. Fans will be installed to keep the 12 runs cool in the summer, though the office area will be air conditioned. The entire building will be heated.

• The Lincoln Civic Center Baseball Complex, along with Lincoln County and Brookhaven, will host the 2019 Dixie Youth Invitational World Series July 18-21. At least 40 teams from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texas will be playing in the tournament in the 6U coach pitch, 6U T-ball, 7U coach pitch, 9U and 11U Ozone age divisions. Families traveling long distances will likely arrive Wednesday to be in town before Thursday’s opening ceremonies. The teams will play ball Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

• A Franklin County native’s vision for a game-changing development on Lake Okhissa brought dozens of political and business leaders together last week to publicly unveil the plan and talk about making it a reality. The group unveiled plans for a 200-room lodge-style hotel and 1,000-person conference center on 150 acres in the Homochitto National Forest along the lakefront.