Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To Jason Witten, good old No. 82. If ever there was a "shining" example of how a professional athlete should be, he is: eight-time Pro-Bowl selection, MVP and most notably the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner -- and a devoted husband and father to boot! An excellent role model.

-- Barry D. Wilson,

North Richland Hi lls

Jeers: To our Texas senators for voting "no" on John Kerry as secretary of state. They were two of only three who voted "no" out of 97 senators. In this critical time, we need compromise, not political partisanship.

-- Kerri McNabb, Euless

Jeers: To the local TV stations for not televising the Stock Show parade. Many senior citizens and the disabled are not able to get downtown to view this part of Texas history.

-- Janet Morse, Benbrook

Cheers: To my wonderful neighbor, Andy Anderson. With my painful back, it's difficult for me to roll the garbage and recycling bins to the curb. He has been doing this for me for months. He also places my newspaper at the front door where I can easily pick it up.

-- Betty Christian, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the volunteers of the Lake Worth Senior Association. They sponsor quilt raffles, mail packages overseas to our servicemen and women, and award scholarships to Lake Worth High School. They volunteer their time teaching classes. They are heroes to the community and true volunteers who make a difference.

-- Joyce Tidwell-Hardin,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady who found my purse and turned it in at Kroger on Altamesa Boulevard on New Year's Eve. This could have created a financial loss for me, plus the hassle of replacement. A wonderful confirmation that there's lots of good in this world. May you be blessed.

-- Peggy P. Barnard, Fort Worth

Cheers: To over 100 men and women, members of NorthWood Church in Northeast Tarrant County, for serving a God they trust by cleaning and enlarging the park and new ballfield at the Haltom City Senior Center. They worked hard all day one Saturday.

-- Geraldine Lewis,

Haltom City

Cheers: To the Section 2 usher at the Feb. 2 morning Stock Show Rodeo. My daughter's seat broke during the show, and I assumed she would have to sit elsewhere. Instead, a repairman appeared within minutes.

-- Kelly Soter-Gunn, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Renen Williams, DDS, and his caring staff for the help they gave my mother, Norma Jones. Thank you from a very grateful heart.

-- Stephanie Duke,

North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the luxury home development off White Settlement Road. The runoff from your fancy, million-dollar homes has ruined that section of the Trinity Trail. Do the right thing and contribute money to Streams and Valleys to repair the damage you have caused to our trail.

-- Carol Murray, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Paul on the Fort Worth Rodeo Amon Carter Garage crew. When a pickup had overstayed its time slot after Saturday's matinee, he worked it out so I could go into the midway and rodeo with my family. He's a fine representative of Fort Worth hospitality and rodeo staff.

-- Mark Mourer, Benbrook

Cheers: To the nice lady at Wal-Mart who insisted that I go ahead of her in the checkout line since I only had one item. Such courtesy is rare these days.

-- Gerald D. Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: And deepest gratitude to the Wal-Mart shopping cart attendant in Burleson for finding my sister's purse in a cart and returning it to customer service. Jeers to me for waiting so long to recognize this fine young man. We are both extremely grateful to him

-- Suzanne Hardin and

Lottie Sanders,

Burleson

Cheers: To Dr. Kraig Pepper, all the people at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and all the ladies from Encompass Home Health for therapy after a recent hip replacement. This was truly excellent and professional care. Thank you all so much.

-- William J. Mahoney,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the wonderful person who found my purse in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Grapevine and turned it in to the service department. I don't know who you are, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God bless you.

-- Linda Jennings, Grapevine

Cheers: To H&E Movers and the professional service they provided during my mother's move to her new home. A special cheers to Manny and his crew. They were an excellent crew who did an excellent job!

-- Judith Tarvin, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Hailey Mazda of Hurst for the most pleasant and relaxed experiences in buying a car. Our salesman, Jacob Bass, was great. Thanks also to Chris Devero, Andrew Severage and owner Adam Berman, who made sure we were treated OK. Thanks to Beth Selvera for the input.

-- Al and Candace Babina,

Grand Prairie

Cheers: To Maria, who works in the men's department at Dillard's in Ridgmar mall! She saw me struggling with a heavy torn bag with items from another department and voluntarily repacked items in two bags, making it more secure and less heavy. I appreciate her kindness and excellent customer relations.

-- Virginia Malone, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Culinary School of Fort Worth. We hosted a rehearsal dinner there. From the front office, to the chef who planned as well as introduced each course, to the students who prepared the meal, this event was delightful. We highly recommend this venue for your next special event.

-- Kay Lewis, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the guardian angel who dispatched EMTs upon discovering my fiance unconscious from a motorcycle accident Oct. 10. Immediate care was crucial. Cheers also to JPS Trauma ICU staff, Baylor Rehab and Pate Rehabilitation. Jack's progress is miraculous thanks to prayer and support from wonderful friends and excellent care.

-- Debbie Smith,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To politicians in Austin for turning our schools into "testing factories" and squandering over $1 billion of taxpayer money on a test consulting firm. Fund education and return our schools to the local districts.

-- Philip Arthur, Bedford

Cheers: To the person who paid for our groceries at the Kroger on North Beach Street on Jan. 27. The cashier would only identify you as our "guardian angel." Please be assured that your generosity will be passed on to those more deserving than we are.

-- John and Mary Beth Roman, Fort Worth

Cheers: To an employee and a customer at the Jett Car Wash on Interstate 20 and Little Road in Arlington. They went out of their way to help me fix my car door so it would close again. I was happy to get safely back on the road with my kids.

-- Lisa Wynne, Arlington

Cheers: To Chad at Cotton Patch Restaurant in Lake Worth. There was an error on my bill. Chad took care of it in a highly professional manner. In the future, I will go out of my way to dine at this restaurant.

-- Roy G. Barnes, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the man who rescued me on Jan. 28 at the railroad tracks on North Beach Street. The train ran so long my car battery died. When he discovered neither of us had a set of jumper cables, he left, bought a set and got my car started.

-- Elaine Sparks, Granbury

Cheers: To Vicki Wilkin and the group of residents who gathered to apprehend a lost dog in front of the Albertsons on Alton Road on Monday around 9 p.m. Six to seven people worked together to help the dog and Ms. Lawson drove it to a vet. Good job everyone!

-- Julia Wright,

Fort Worth

Jeers: To a mom and pop bike shop in River Oaks. Although there was another customer ahead of us, after spending more than 10 minutes looking without receiving any acknowledgement, we left. Cheers for saving us some really big bucks by us getting just a bike at a big-box store.

-- Hans Kevin Hansen,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the person who found the gift card we lost on Jan. 23 at Tom Thumb on Hall-Johnson Road. Thank you for turning it in. Your honesty is very much appreciated.

-- Milton and Karen Godwin,

Euless

Jeers: To those who feel compelled to sensationalize Beyoncé's lip-synced national anthem at the inaugural. It is, at best, a "who cares" item of little or no interest. Get a life.

-- John S. Turner,

Haltom City

Cheers: To Marsha and Danny Ross, owners of the Keys Lounge, for making it a nonsmoking bar. Now we can enjoy some of the best live blues music, indie bands and tribute bands in the Metroplex at this unique and friendly bar in a smoke-free environment. Thanks for your responsible action!

-- Sheri McCoy, Hurst

Cheers: To all the optometrists, ophthalmologists, Alcon, Essilor and other sponsors and volunteers at Kids Vision Fest 2013. Sight is such a precious gift that so many take for granted. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller.

-- Scott Willingham,

Fort Wor th

Cheers: To the family at the end of Magnolia Court in Bedford for displaying, for many years, thousands of colorful Christmas lights -- dancing to music over the radio -- all over their yard. Viewing your creation has become one of our favorite Christmas traditions. Thank you!

-- Vince Basset, Euless

Cheers: To the staff at Rodeo Exchange for going "above and beyond" in providing excellent customer service. Not only are they friendly and accommodating, they provide patrons a happy, fun birthday celebration as well. Thank you, owner Mike Ware, manager Terry Pyron and waitress/bartender Monice "Mo" Finney.

-- Maria Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Allen Jones of Jones Electric Service for the excellent work he does. I have used him for several years and found him to be very dedicated, conscientious, and willing to go above and beyond to make things right for the customer.

-- Laveta Curry,

Fort Worth

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