Cheers: To Josh Hamilton for giving us five years of exciting baseball and leading us to two World Series. Jeers to kid GM Jon Daniels for letting him go, as well as the others this off-season, leaving us with a team that even won't sniff the playoffs -- nice job!-- Wade Stone, KellerCheers: To the Greenbriar Elementary School Choir for such a wonderful performance at the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors Christmas luncheon. It is such a pleasure to see the children and their wonderful director make the holidays come alive. May God Bless you all this Christmas!-- Lori Ellis, WeatherfordCheers: To veterinarian Steve Lozzi and staff of Wedgwood Animal Hospital. They provided knowledgeable and compassionate care to my beloved beagle, Dixie, in what turned out to be the last weeks of her life. We sincerely thank these amazingly kind people from the bottom of my (broken) heart!-- Jennifer E. Williams, Fort WorthJeers: To the sneaky rats who stole Christmas from the mother of a young Marine serving in Afghanistan. Her computer was taken, so the best way of talking to her son is gone. You really "scrooged" her holiday. Bah Humbug to you!-- Joan Lynch, ArlingtonCheers: To the Hill Villa Assisted Living facility of Fort Worth. Lisa and her staff, from the office to dining, housekeeping, personnel health assistants and maintenance, will jump through hoops to keep their residents feeling safe, healthy, happy and at home. Thank you.-- Kathy Ostermann, SaginawCheers: To Boswell High School's production of Hairspray. It was great, and the talent was unbelievable. Double cheers to your talented directors, who made it happen. Thanks for an entertaining evening.-- Billyevan Benton, Fort WorthCheers: To the person who found our bundle of Christmas cards that had fallen off the top of our car on Woodway Drive and left them on our front porch the next day with a note, "Found in the street." Only the one with a check in it was missing!-- Joanne Siefert, Fort WorthJeers: To those who avoided the $15-per-vehicle charge to attend Northwood Church's Story of Jesus hayride by parking across the street at Lowe's or CVS. How about a little "Christmas spirit" for a church that funds church start-ups and conducts many mission trips around the world each year?!-- Patrick Makarewich, KellerJeers: To the medical facility's ad that shows a sick child in a store grocery cart coughing and sneezing waiting to be alerted to an appointment. They should be kept at home and not spreading their germs!-- Mary Quinn, HurstCheers: To the residents of Saginaw. The Christmas lights on your houses are great. No matter how elaborate or simple. It makes me so happy that this Christmas tradition has not gone away, and hope it never will. Thank you for bringing a smile to my face.-- Bill J. Herrera, SaginawJeers: To an Arlington automotive repair shop. They told me the reason for my car's failure was "trans is damaged," and would cost $7,882 to fix. I took it elsewhere, which diagnosed a "sensor" failure. Sensor replacement cost: $240. Savings: $7,642.-- Michael King, ArlingtonCheers: To my neighbors, Bill Grube and Brian Smith, who came to my aid when I fell face-first onto the sidewalk. Bill was so good as to take me to the ER and contacted my family. Both men demonstrated what it is to be a true "neighbor."-- Sherry Barrey, BenbrookCheers: To Dottie Mitchell and friends for organizing the Lockheed/General Dynamics Material Department retiree luncheon party in Granbury. Fun to see old friends and catch up on the latest happenings.-- Mike O'Shields, ColleyvilleJeers: To a local car dealer. They advertised a set referral fee when a car is sold and reneged on that printed offer. If you can't trust what they print, how can you trust their cars? I won't buy there or recommend anyone else do so.-- Sean Rafferty, Fort WorthJeers: To WFAA/Channel 8. After all this tragedy, you show a commercial for a gun show! Show some compassion. Adults and children just lost their lives. This is just one of the many shows where these idiots are getting these guns!-- Carol Lopez, Fort WorthJeers: To all the politicians, media and talking heads that can't wait to push gun control after a human tragedy in Connecticut. Get off your political agenda and please give time for the families to mourn. You people are disgusting.-- Del Gabaldon, GrapevineCheers: To the students and their music teacher from Smithfield Elementary for their wonderful performance for the residents at Parkwood Healthcare Community in Bedford. Thank you for your joyous gift of Christmas songs, smiles, candy and hugs. You made it a special day for all who heard and saw you.-- Lynnelle Rea, BedfordCheers: To everyone who purchased raffle tickets and played ice hockey this year at the annual Scott Dolbee Memorial fundraiser. Thanks to you, we raised more than $2,600 to help fulfill Scott's dream of sending his daughter Breqlynn to college. Bless everyone for helping keep his memory alive.-- Chuck Dolbee, Richland HillsCheers: To the CBS 11 Facebook post Dec. 14: "Parents: CBS 11 will air holiday programs from 7-9 p.m. There will be no news updates, news teases or mentions during commercial breaks of today's tragic events." Protecting our children includes protecting them from information that's not meant for them to consume.-- Jordan Whittington, BedfordCheers: To Cameron Beall with Wells Fargo, Burleson, and to Tammy Partain, with Michele Audet's law office, for their assistance in directing and guiding me through several difficult situations. Thank you and may God bless the both of you.-- Ginny Wilson, BurlesonJeers: To a large Medicare Advantage program for its systemic administrative shortcomings and unfailingly inept customer service representative. My seven attempts to execute a simple coverage change have been met with failure and the net result is a need to increase my blood pressure drug dosage. Whither prevention-centric health insurance?-- Arnold Benson, KellerCheers: To Gary, who works at "Jerry World." I needed to get in touch with my daughter's cheer sponsor to sign her out from the game and he was wonderful in helping me. He needs a raise!-- Julie Freed, StephenvilleCheers: To those from Crossing Church who purchased 10 to 15 inexpensive gifts each and donated them to Green Valley Rehab in North Richland Hills. Patients picked gifts for their grandkids, and ladies were there to wrap the gifts. Our small church blessed them in a big way.-- Quanah Thompson, Fort WorthCheers: To Dr. Diego E. Marra at Malouf Dermatology for expertly removing skin cancers from my nose without compromising my nasal passage. And cheers to all the staff there who made an unpleasant situation if not pleasurable, at least tolerable and comfortable.-- Bill Mulholland, BurlesonJeers: To a clinic in west Fort Worth. I received information from their recording and a live representative about the walk-in policy. They refused to see me and would not let me speak to the person in charge. The waiting room was empty, and they didn't close for another hour.-- Tracey Pritchard, Fort WorthCheers: To Fort Worth police officers Gary Jeandron and Victor Hernandez for your professionalism and service. Your compassion and understanding were greatly appreciated, and you are both a credit to your department and the badge you proudly wear.-- Debra Brantner, Fort WorthCheers: To the gentlemen who tipped $100 at Dixie House Cafe off of Loop 820 and East Lancaster Avenue. We appreciate you.-- Abbey Gilliland, ArlingtonCheers: To my friend Carla, who made some pretty head scarves for me when I lost my hair due to chemotherapy. They are very cute, and I've had many compliments when I wear them. Now Carla has made more and donated them to Texas Oncology for new patients. She is one in a million.-- Jas Seyfert, HurstCheers: And thanks to dentist Tom Cockerell and the wonderful people at Texas Special Care Dentistry in Fort Worth. I'm blessed to have been referred to them because of their skill and compassion. They know that respect, kindness and genuine concern should always be part of their patient's course of treatment.-- Corinne Stone, Fort WorthCheers: To G.L. Hunt Foundation Co. staff for standing by their word and warranty. Despite several problems, they cheerfully made all the needed foundation repairs in a timely manner. Thank you for a fabulous job!-- Bonnie Bolton, Fort WorthJeers: To the people who stay in the car in handicapped parking when it's designed to give people who are handicapped a shorter walk to the store door. Be considerate of others.-- Angie Rohus, Fort Worth
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