The people of Tallahatchie County have a proud tradition of helping each other through difficult times, and that has been no more evident than during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Churches, clubs, local and area organizations, officials and others have been busy trying to ensure that residents have what they need to see them through these unparalleled times.
Whether through distribution of foods ranging from milk and cheese to rice and beans, many mouths have been fed and many bodies nourished due to the efforts of food pantries, churches, other nonprofits and even private citizens and individual elected officials.
Face masks and other personal protective equipment have been distributed without charge to many either through government entities or the hand of charity, helping to keep individuals healthy and to limit the spread of this coronavirus.
While some of these local efforts have received publicity through this newspaper, on social media or by other means, some have not — and that is often because those giving chose to remain anonymous or simply did not seek out recognition.
Either way, the selfless acts of so many who have gone out of their way to help others — whether by checking in on an elderly person in the neighborhood, shopping and running errands for senior citizens and others at increased risk from COVID-19 — only serve to reinforce that no matter how topsy-turvy the world at large may seem to be, local people will take care of each other.