THANKS, writes a reader, to the gentleman who found my purse in the parking lot at Walmart and took it inside. Your honesty and kindness are greatly appreciated.
THANKS, writes a reader, to Mrs. Durbin, who found and returned my debit card to me in the parking lot outside Joann's. I will never forget her happiness in finding me, and her sweetness in recognizing a stranger in duress.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a small group of people that like to cause trouble. THANKS, though, to those who have things checked out first.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to some of those residents of a trailer park who burn material that fills the entire lower end of Newell with such horrid smoke that we have to keep our windows shut and stay indoors. THANKS, though, to the Newell Volunteer Fire Department for responding to the scene.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to area schools that claim to have a no bullying policy yet do nothing about the problem. My child has been bullied by the same student all year and has yet to be disciplined.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to the city of Chester for letting another gambling establishment come into the city.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to government entities who seek to fill vacancies, have candidates do the testing, then don't initially accept the results.
THANKS, writes a reader, to whomever found my gold wedding band at Walmart. My husband bought it for me before he passed away and it's very dear to me.
The Glenmoor Fire Department issues a THANKS to area residents for their support in the VFD's recent fundraisers.
The Chester Arts Club sends a SPANKS to whomever removed two snowmen decorations from the planters along Carolina Avenue.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to the people who wet their fingers with their tongue before riffling their paper money and then hand that same money to the clerk. This is beyond disgusting and is equivalent to spitting on them.
SPANKS, writes a reader, to a veterinary clinic in the county that wouldn't treat my pet on an emergency basis when it needed stitches last weekend because we weren't established patients.
THANKS, writes a reader, to Megan Beagle for doing a wonderful job organizing the Zumbathon in honor of Chelsea Lingenfelter. Thanks also to Amber Gill and the Art classes at Westgate and East Liverpool High School for making awesome posters in honor of organ donation.