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Our Opinion: Community honors students, athletes, mothers

It&8217;s an easy week to find good news. First, there was Marengo Academy&8217;s state baseball championship victory against Southern Academy. It took the Longhorns three games &8212; including an unexplainable game one meltdown &8212; but the Longhorns brought the AISA AA title home.

Marengo Academy certainly has reason to be proud. The Longhorns finished No. 2 in the state a year ago, and they had to wait for another chance at a championship. They made the most of it at the end, and they deserve to be called champions.

Also, First Baptist Church is re-doing its faade. While the church&8217;s pastor won&8217;t comment on the cost of the refurbishment, it&8217;s obviously an intensely-focused project, which will benefit not only the church, but add to the beauty of the downtown area, as well.

Woodhaven Manor honored mothers on the eve of Mother&8217;s Day by holding a special afternoon tea party. It was a great way for the clients and their families to celebrate a special day, and the staff there should be commended.

And the Marengo County Economic Development Authority hired Debra Fox as its new executive director. Fox has spent the past three years as executive director of Thomasville&8217;s department of development and planning.

Finally, the Demopolis High School seniors were honored Friday at senior awards day. The 2008 senior class has been exceptional in many ways, and that was recognized by thousands of dollars in scholarships that were officially awarded Friday.

That&8217;s a strong dose of good news to start the week. Here&8217;s hoping this week is just as good.