Thanks & Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to teachers who walk off the job and believe it does not have a negative affect on the students.

THANKS, writes a reader, to communities who post “road closed” signs for our safety when things such as flooding take place. SPANKS, though, to those residents who defy these warnings just so they can post pictures to social media.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who perform the national anthem with a sense of respect, tradition and pride. SPANKS to Fergie who opted and failed during the NBA All-Star Game to turn her rendition into a Top 40 single. What a horrible, horrible “performance.”

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the person who found but didn’t return my umbrella with the cane handle to the lost and found at Calcutta Giant Eagle.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the advancement of technology in the music industry, which allows the opportunity to listen to whatever I want, whenever I want, however I do miss listening to 45s and 33s on a turntable.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the road crew (presumably from the county) that had one lane of traffic on Y & O Road blocked with a front loader, yet had no individual directing traffic, despite one person simply standing there watching the others work.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool Board of Education and the school administration for the policy of locked doors at the high school with admittance only granted to those known with legitimate reasons for entering.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the young lady at McDonald’s who waited on me, and paid for my breakfast out of her own pocket, and then gave me the change. I had my Army coat and hat on, and was going to a WWII dinner in Canfield. Nice to see young people be nice to military.

THANKS, writes a reader, to Ray Perorazio saying the city overspent on the Riverview Florist property, but SPANKS for being part of the purchase.

The Oak Glen Middle School music department extends an enormous THANKS to the Sheetz Corp. for funding our ukulele grant for general music students. The “ukes” arrived Feb. 20 and 7th grade general music students were excited. Word spread fast, because we had students peeking in the room wanting to learn. THANKS for supporting music in our schools.

THANKS, writes a reader, to East Liverpool for major improvements made to the city including mayor, police and street departments, council and others. Hard work does pay off and is appreciated.