Cheers and Jeers: March 9

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Cheers: To WFAA/Channel 8 for the gift of the beautiful funeral of Van Cliburn.

-- Rita Cotterly, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the sticky-fingered person in the doctor's waiting room who took all the bills (almost $100) from my open handbag, left in the chair while I returned finished forms to the reception desk. Jeers to me for foolishly leaving the handbag behind in the first place!

-- Betty Christian, Fort Worth

Jeers: To a Fort Worth funeral home for not displaying the Texas flag. Instead, it displays the U.S. and Mexico flags. Come on, this is the great state of Texas!

-- Ron Cotnam, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the best neighbor in the world, Ronnie Kuban. He puts my paper on the porch each morning, rain or shine. He also puts my garbage container on the curb once a week. When he noticed my front-porch light wasn't working, he bought and installed a new fixture. Thanks, Ronnie.

-- Bonnie Andrews, Fort Worth

Cheers: To these angels: Vitas Hospice Fort Worth, its staff and volunteers and Dr. Ross for their professional care; Encompass Home Care in Southlake; Brenda for preparing good, nutritious meals; our neighbor Wynona, who places the paper by the front door every morning.

-- Howard and Beverly Reynolds, Roanoke

Cheers: To the organizers, volunteers and spectators for a fantastic running of the 35th Cowtown Marathon. Special thanks to the family at mile 20 on Overton Park East for the orange slices!

-- Martin LeGrice, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the nice people who paid for our dinner at Logan's Roadhouse in Burleson on Feb. 23. Rex is a retired captain in the U.S. Army Reserves (World War II, Korea and Vietnam). Thank you both so much.

-- Banita and Rex Payne,

Edgecliff Village

Cheers: To Rick Dickerson, manager at Minyards Food Store on Meadowbrook Drive. This store is so clean and friendly, and if you need anything (from butter to Tic Tacs), they will do anything to satisfy their customers. Thanks for your courtesy.

-- Tommie Carter Jr., Fort Worth

Jeers: To me for allowing an incident on Loop 820 to frighten me to the point of indiscretion, thereby frightening the women in the black Jeep who had scared me in the first place. Thankfully no damage was done, and no one was hurt. I pray the woman forgives me.

-- Steve Hanes, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady who paid my meal bill at Denny's on Feb 15. It was surprising and most appreciated. Thank you.

-- Brad Browne, Arlington

Cheers: To Craig Hutchins of North Richland Hills. On Nov. 30, my mom's car broke down. We met Hutchins at the post office, and he kindly helped us jump-start the car. Thanks for being our hero on a very stressful day!

-- Misti Collins,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the employees at Barnes & Noble on South University Drive who found my 87-year-old mother's wallet containing almost $200 Feb. 26 and kept it safe until we retrieved it the next day. The young man at the desk refused a monetary "thank you." This restored our faith in human nature.

-- Frances Johnson,

Benbrook

Cheers: To Dr. Timothy Hadden and staff for seeing my husband, and to the lab technician. This requirement was needed quickly before surgery. They are great. Many thanks.

-- Dorothy Melton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady who came up to me in the H-E-B grocery store in Burleson March 1 and said, "God loves you and so do I," and put something in my hand. It was a $100 bill. I cried. I passed it on to a couple whose 16-year-old son has cancer.

-- Clara Boudreaux, Crowley

Cheers: To the city of Bedford for the terrific expo it hosted for its residents last Saturday. Every department was represented, including police and fire. There were friendly city employees explaining all that the city offers. A lot of thought and hard work went into the event.

-- Tom and Barbara Quigley, Bedford

Cheers: To the Flagship Detroit Foundation for working so hard to preserve and display a beautiful piece of aviation and American Airlines history, one of the oldest flying DC-3s in the world.

-- Linda Vann, Euless

Cheers: To Congress for not buckling under to the president's blame game. The White House and Senate should be ashamed for giving Syria $60 million while millions of Americans are without jobs.

-- Jack O. Lewis,

Haltom City

Cheers: To the nurses working in CCU at Plaza Medical Center. They were wonderful to my mother during her stay, even though at 97 her health failed and she passed away. Dr. Buchanan and the other physicians were remarkable in their efforts to care for her as well. Thank you all.

-- George Hutton, Perrin

Cheers: To the athletes of Carrollton Turner High School who played our Fossil Ridge Lady Panthers in frigid weather on March 1. They lost by a large margin in a long softball game, but never quit or hung their heads. They have much to be proud of.

-- Meredith Miller, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the courier delivery driver who hit my mailbox, not once but twice, while backing out of my neighbor's driveway. He then fled south on West Cleburne Road without stopping to admit liability. Thanks to Sandy and Mr. Land, who came over to tell me who damaged my mailbox.

-- Patricia Stevens, Crowley

Jeers: To the garbage truck driving down the street with trash flying out everywhere. We pay you every month to collect our trash to prevent this. Stop polluting our city or give us our money back.

-- James Clawson,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To veterinarian Kim Wise and all of the staff at University Animal Hospital for taking such great care of my 13-year-old Pomeranian, Hercules, during his recent surgery. He is feeling so much better! You did such a wonderful job with a tough surgery and keeping me informed.

-- Lindsey Leeman,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sims of Pantego for helping pick up trash on a windy day at Nuts and Bolts Hardware in Arlington.

-- Keith Aholt, Arlington

Cheers: To Farias Collision and Paint in Arlington for doing a great job on painting my car for a reasonable price. Also cheers for fixing a problem so quickly without complaint. I recommend them.

-- Mark Tovsen, Crowley

Cheers: To Ian Crispin, Blake Butler and Eagle Scouts Venture Crew 732 for their carefully researched project to build and install houses for bluebirds, cardinals and robins.

-- Carol Adams,

North Richland Hills

Cheers: To the ultra-marathon runner who sat at the finish line late during the Cowtown Marathon simply to cheer on the later participants. A classy move and something that everyone greatly appreciated. Jeers to me for not getting his name to thank him properly.

-- Ray Kunze, Euless

Cheers: To Howard Granby and his able assistant, Christy, of Beach Street Automotive who have given me honest expert maintenance and repair on my pickup truck and car for a number of years at a very reasonable service charge.

-- Morris Shiro,

Richland Hills

Cheers: To Howard Eisenberg and Northrop Grumman for their support of the Crowley school district's pre-engineering program. The students had a great time designing and building their projects during Engineers Week. Thank you.

-- Tim Crump, Crowley

Cheers: To Carolyn, Lateicha, Katy, Donna, Haley and Rita at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. Thank you for providing such exceptional care during my recent stay on the third floor.

-- Elizabeth Rimare, Fort Worth

Jeers: To the fear mongers. Why all the furor between Democrats and Republicans in Congress about sea creatures? In World War II, when I was on the attack transport USS Bowie APA-137, we sailors used to see all kinds of sea creatures, big ones and little ones. We just kept on sailing.

-- Don Woodard Sr., Fort Worth

Jeers: To the parents at a high school boys basketball game who were shooting the finger at our students. Way to be a good role model for your kids, who were acting way more mature than you! Your players and coaches should be embarrassed to have you in their stands.

-- Janet Pursley, Arlington

Cheers: To the very kind man who paid ahead for my dad's haircut at Lee's Barber Shop in Fort Worth. Your thoughtfulness was so appreciated.

-- Nancy Brickey, Arlington

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