Cheers: To Verna's Cafe! After 37 years in business, they made the decision to go nonsmoking. Verna and Debbie made a difficult business decision knowing they would make some customers mad. You will see me and many others much more often now. Thank you!-- Linda Lipp Martin, EulessJeers: To the many, many drivers who park in designated handicapped parking spaces. These places are for persons with disabilities, not their husbands, brothers, sons or anyone else. Just because you have a handicapped parking placard, it does not permit you to use those spaces.-- Bill Ousley, ArlingtonCheers: To the North Texas Tollway Authority for a quality job of construction on the southern extension of Texas 161 through Grand Prairie. Jeers, however, for the mess of potholes, funky temporary lanes, abandoned equipment and forgotten traffic cones left on westbound Interstate 20. Clean it up, guys!-- David A. Peden, Grand PrairieCheers: To the person who found my yellow purse where I left it in a shopping cart in Kroger parking lot. When I picked it up at customer service, everyone in the line cheered for the goodness you displayed. It was the best gift of the season.-- Susan Swan, ArlingtonCheers: To the two Oncor workers who saw me attempting to tie my Christmas tree to the roof of my SUV and cheerfully offered to help. Soon I was off to recycling with the tree well attached. Thanks.-- Marcia Agronsky, Fort WorthCheers: To Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet! Always a pleasant, satisfactory car-buying experience. Thank you, Randy, Joe and Mike. I'll be back!-- Rosemary Ward, Grand PrairieCheers: To Justin Santos as my Leonard Pride recipient for the third six weeks at Leonard Middle School. He is a shining example of a leader by example. He follows directions, asks questions if needed and helps others including myself. He is a well-rounded student.-- Stuart Sumner, Fort WorthJeers: To the driver who backed into my Chevrolet Tahoe in the Barnes & Noble parking lot in Hurst the afternoon of Dec. 27, causing $1,100 in damage, and didn't either stick around to talk to me or leave their contact/insurance information for me as required by law.-- W.L. Lane, North Richland HillsCheers: To the nursing staff at Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth. During my several surgeries there, their courteous manners, professionalism and attention to my family's and my comfort are among this old retired military man's fondest memories in a hospital. Special cheer for beautiful Christan. Definitely an uplifting experience.-- Bill Mulholland, BurlesonCheers: To Drs. Daud Ashai and Y. Ducic and the ICU staff at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth for giving the very best care for Ryke Moore. You went above and beyond. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. You will always be remembered in our hearts.-- Vickie Young, Westworth VillageCheers: To Ganske and Sons Plumbing for their exceptional help. I called at 4:30 p.m. on a Friday about a new leak, and by 5 p.m. Scott and his son, Samuel, were there to fix it. They did a great job and the fee was less than I had expected.-- Katy Walthall, WataugaCheers: To Verlan Conkle of Conkle Development Corp. for a fantastic job on the room addition to our 34-year-old home. We asked Verlan to build the room addition as though it has always been a part of our home instead of an add-on and he delivered more than we dreamed!-- Eddie and Linda Dean, ArlingtonCheers: To the Monnig Middle School Student Council for organizing a toy drive that collected 300 toys and books for Cowboy Santas Program Inc.-- Lori Kimball, Fort WorthCheers: To the kind lady at Sprouts Spring Roll in Lincoln Square Shopping Center who picked up the tab for police officers. Thank you!-- John Millstead, ArlingtonJeers: To the manager at an area cafeteria for showing little concern when I showed him a sliver of glass that I bit into in the mashed potatoes. He didn't offer a discount on the ticket or ask if I would like something else. I won't dine there again.-- Margaret R. Smith, Fort WorthCheers: To Educational Employees Credit Union, Donna Thomas and Vija Moncure for continued support of the faculty at Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus. The friendship of this institution and its representatives is impressive and most appreciated.-- Tahita Fulkerson, President,TCC Trinity River CampusFort WorthJeers: To the Fort Worth RV dealer who ignored our repeated requests to get us our correct custom-ordered fifth wheel. Cheers to the RV dealer next door to them who was all too happy to help us get into a beautiful RV and provided excellent customer service!-- Fran and Jeff Harris, WeatherfordJeers: To all the people who drive Bear Creek Parkway in Hidden Lakes and think the school zones do not affect them. Slow down! You are teaching your children it is OK to ignore certain laws.-- Kristi Shelton, KellerCheers: On Jan. 11, two workers at the Brennan Avenue city dump site helped locate my wedding ring in a large Dumpster after it flew off while unloading my pickup. Talk about finding a needle in a haystack, and great service at that! Thank you.-- Mario Merendon, Fort WorthCheers: To all the wonderful firefighters who worked so hard to save the homes next to the Cottonwood Country Club on Christmas evening. Cheers to the three firefighters who walked my 92-year-old mother and dog home in ice and freezing rain. You are very much appreciated.-- Jeanie Jordan, Fort WorthJeers: To the city of Fort Worth for the road construction (or lack thereof) on Chickering Drive in Ridglea Hills. This road is a complete pothole disaster and has to be the worst road in Fort Worth.-- David Fisher, Fort WorthCheers: To a new place called Upscale Resale on Camp Bowie Boulevard, where I received great service. This place is amazing, and the workers are awesome. They have good prices on clothes, shoes, furniture and more.-- Evelyn G. Williams, Fort WorthCheers: To dentist Griffin Murphy and his staff of Valeria and Marie. They have always given me professional, prompt, excellent service throughout my many dental problems. Although most of us don't enjoy going to the dentist, they always make it more pleasant than expected.-- John Nolan, ArlingtonCheers: To Officer R. Nichols of the Fort Worth Police Department! His professionalism and compassion were overwhelming and much appreciated during our loss Jan. 9. Thank you!-- Mark Boren, Fort WorthCheers: To Drs. Goldman and Muro, nurses Debbie, Jennifer, Shirley, Jana, Angie and Tasha and other staff on the third floor at the Lewisville Medical Center for the kindness shown to me while I was in the hospital. I was treated with respect and received excellent care from admission to discharge.-- Cindy Bond, Flower MoundCheers: To all of the Rosemont Junior Cadet Corps members for winning 1st place at this year's Winter JCC Drill Meet. Outstanding job! Cheers to all the Rosemont JCC cadets who showed their support of our troops by attending the Armed Forces Bowl game at TCU over Christmas break.-- Toney Turner, MansfieldCheers: To the University of Texas at Arlington for obtaining a Veterans Upward Bound, a free college preparation program for qualifying veterans in Dallas and Tarrant counties.-- Ryan Kelly, Fort WorthCheers: To the great pharmacist and staff at the CVS on Rufe Snow Drive. I had confusion with the amount of drugs I was dispensed months ago, and the pharmacist corrected the issue with a little research and made me feel as though I was truly important. Great service.-- Lynette Conkle, WataugaJeers: To whoever hit my car in the CVS parking lot on Clifford Street in west Fort Worth on Jan. 12 around 4 p.m. and didn't leave a note with your contact info. What goes around comes around!-- Pam Hall, Fort WorthCheers: To the Arlington and Pantego Fire Departments and ambulance service, and Arlington Memorial Hospital staff for the wonderful and never-ending work they do. They have been able to help me rescue my husband from falls, and for assisting in getting me to the hospital after I fell.-- Diane Mumford, ArlingtonCheers: To all the people who came to our aid when we had a serious car accident in River Oaks: Officer Moren, River Oaks police and fire departments, medical techs Rob and Adam, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth ER, especially, Dr. Dave Spear and nurse Jacqueline. God bless you.-- Jack and Barbara Thetford, AzleCheers: To Jennifer Ward and Colleen Blair at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for helping to make All Saints Catholic School's trip to the Polar Express Pajama Party on Dec. 21 possible. Our students and staff had a wonderful time, and they will remember it for a lifetime!-- Christina Mendez, Principal,White SettlementCheers: To the three Fort Worth police officers who handled an ongoing criminal trespassing situation in a professional, unbiased and courteous manner. So many times we only hear about the negative things that have to do with the police department. We as a community should support our officers.-- Alicia Massingill,Fort Worth
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