Thanks & Spanks

The East Liverpool/Wellsville NAACP sends a THANKS to area students who participated in the annual essay contest as part of the Scholarship Program, their parents, guest speaker Chris Amato, and those area officials, school guidance counselors and other guests who attended the annual breakfast.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to city officials in East Liverpool for allowing their portion of a well-traveled roadway — Shadyside Avenue — to fall into such disrepair. The grass also needs handled.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to those responsible for the theft of two statues from the prayer garden at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

SPANKS, writes a reader, for the gift registry system used at Walmart.

SPANKS, writes a reader, to state politicians who contact area residents daily to solicit votes, but never do anything for these same residents following the election. SPANKS, too, for the disrespectful campaign ads aimed at opponents.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Hospice aides and nurses who took good care of my mother in her last days. SPANKS, however to the nursing home aides for wanting to get her up in a wheel chair and take her to the dining room from her death bed.

THANKS, writes a reader, to those who donated their time to the Laurel Hollow Park clean up in Newell. The Oak Glen football team provided the needed muscle. It was wonderful to see the teenagers there as well as the many citizens who are proud of their community.

THANKS, writes a reader, to the Wellsville High School music department as I was seemingly transported to Broadway by the sounds of director Aaron Bunfill and his talented troupe of performers known as “Ebony and Ivory.”

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