Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the teachers at East Liverpool High School prom, held this past weekend, for letting only certain people into the building early while the rest of us waited outside. SPANKS, also, to the teacher who dropped off her parents at Potter Fieldhouse and did not come back to remove her vehicle, while everyone else walked the hill.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the young man who treated me and my husband to dinner at Wendy’s on Tuesday. My husband was in uniform from doing a funeral for a local veteran. The young man turned and thanked my husband for his service and shook his hand. These local veterans put their heart into what they do and feel it is a honor to serve in burial groups.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Ed Croxall for keeping the grass cut and the garbage picked up at the St. George Street playground. He does this with his own equipment and gas.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those responsible for the maintenance of the Mangano Track at East Liverpool High School. There are at least two poles on the divider, which separates the track and the aluminum seating, jutting out into Lane 8 of the track, which could create a very serious problem for those youngsters who participate.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Riverview Cemetery workers for the great job they do.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the water department in East Liverpool for looking at another increase. Go after the people who do not pay their bills, not the people who do.

THANKS, writes a reader, to officials of athletic events who take classes, study, take tests, get background checks, rearrange work schedules, and most times after working an 8-hour day, give their time for a sport they love — all so the area’s youth can compete.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to area grocery/department stores that never seem to have enough registers open for customers. SPANKS, also, to the bad attitude of some of the employees.