Thanks & Spanks

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Vietnam veterans and the Tri-State Burial Group for the services they provided during a recent funeral I attended. It was a wonderful service as they honored one of their own.

THANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool firefighters Dave Edgell and Josh Hissom for coming to my home when I smelled a burning odor in the kitchen. They arrived quickly and found the problem, putting my mind at ease. I can’t thank them enough. We are lucky to have local fire departments that care about the community.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the veterans who conducted Tag Day on May 6, in the cold and rain, as a fundraiser for gravesite flags for veterans.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who permit smoking at public places in Hancock County.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Miss Rickerd and the staff at North Elementary school for providing our precious granddaughter a pleasant, positive, productive first year of school. Our granddaughter actually said that she doesn’t want kindergarten to be over because she will miss Miss Rickerd.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Joe Elder for changing the flags in Newell. thanks also goes out to Dave Elder for assisting and Wayne Six for the loan of equipment to get the job done. Being unincorporated, Newell must depend on volunteers to do such work. Newell is blessed to have these guys.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the local businesses and volunteers that made the 2nd annual Rock Springs Oldies Dance in Chester a great time again this year. Your generous hearts and love for our community is appreciated.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the local police officers and firefighters who attended Beaver Local Elementary’s “Breakfast With Someone Special.” Numerous children were without a family member to have breakfast with and it was heartening to see those children sitting with these special members of our community.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to police officers who hide behind barriers, putting themselves and others in danger, to capture speeding motorists on the traffic cams. SPANKS, also, to the community administrations that have agreed to this program.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the young man who addressed the Wellsville School Board, expressing his concerns with the condition of the school’s track.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those in the community who assist — in whatever way possible — when a need arises.