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Good news is plentiful in newspaper’s pages

A local literacy group is one of 17 non-profits to share $187,000 in grants from Entergy Charitable Foundation. Ferst Readers of Lincoln County provides free books to children 5 and under. “Ferst Readers addresses one of the most basic issues of childhood literacy — ensuring the availability of quality books in the home so that parents can read to their child,” said Pam Womack, of Brookhaven. Parents can sign up their child for free at the Lincoln County Public Library or online at www.ferstreaders.org. The child will receive one book each month — along with a parent’s guide with directions for activities and discussions based on the book. Once a child is signed up, they’ll receive an age-appropriate book each month until their fifth birthday.

Below is a look back at a few more good news headlines.

• A West Lincoln woman is providing a place of fellowship and a hot meal for children in her community. Teresa Fairman started feeding children in her area at the beginning of June. Kids in her community can eat lunch in her yard every Tuesday through July at no charge. “I like doing it,” Fairman said. “They just come and enjoy themselves.”

• The Brookhaven High baseball team recently honored its 2019 lineup with an awards banquet. Award winners included Sam Adcock (Scholastic Award), Lane Smith (MVP and Panther Award), Corbin Falvey (Offensive Award), Sevante Quinn (Pitching Award), Jacob Porter (Defensive Award) and Jacob Smith (Most Improved). The Panthers were Region 6-5A champs under the direction of coach Matt White.

• The Wesson 7U All-Stars recently made the finals of the USSSA State All-Star Tournament in Richland. Members of the team include: Parker Elliot, Walker Breazeale, Hunter McCollough, Robbie Lowery, Ty Morris, Sawyer Warren, Hayden Rushing, Jax Poole, Brody Ponder, Rosson Falvey, Levi Highfill and Owen Davis.

• Recent Wesson graduate Will McInnis isn’t perfect. But his ACT score nearly is. With a cumulative score of 34 out of a possible 36, McInnis was named Wesson Attendance Center’s STAR student. He is the son of Richard and Becky McInnis of Wesson. Each STAR student is given the opportunity to award a teacher who has strongly influenced them with the STAR teacher designation. McInnis chose his history and ACT prep teacher, Rod Martin.