Cheers and Jeers

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Cheers: To the Nolan Catholic Viking Marching Band. The Viking Band won its 10th straight Texas Private School Music Association State Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Frisco. Special thanks to Band Director Brian Standridge and Marching Instructor Chris Culross.

— John Shreve, Benbrook

Cheers: To “Change the World” crew from St. Matthew’s Presbyterian Church in Burleson. Michael and Roxanne Ansy, Brenda Gammon, Christina and husband and many others worked inside and outside our house. They took our dog to the vet, got his shots and a grooming. May God bless all of you.

— Louise and Kirbie Kimbrow, Burleson

Cheers: To the kind person(s) who paid for our order at Chick-fil-A drive thru on Rufe Snow on Oct. 24. You made a 91-year-old WWII veteran feel much appreciated. Will pass it on.

— Joe and Lee Gorbett, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Eddie and the crew at Midas on Alta Mere. I came prepared to sit and wait for a brake job to be done. They offered a ride home and back so I wouldn’t have to wait there. Great customer service. Two followup calls as well.

— Gail Sarap, Benbrook

Cheers: To 6 Stones CPR. Those fine people repaired and painted our home. We are old and needed help maintaining our home. Our neighbors put us in touch with 6 Stones CPR. We can never thank them enough. Let the sun shine always on them.

— Pat and Don Miller, Hurst

Cheers: To the lady who stopped and called 911 for me after my accident at home and stayed there until they came. Would like to thank you in person. God bless.

— Al Lewis, Lakeside

Cheers: To the kind and gracious lady who paid for my lunch at Flying Fish. It was so thoughtful of you. Thanks again and again.

— Effie Walton, Fort Worth

Cheers: To Dave Snyder of Discount Tire in Burleson for finding the real cause of an issue with a tire and then honoring the warranty. Thank you Dave for your integrity and christian values!

— Paul Keese, Burleson

Cheers: To the servers at the Ol’ South Pancake House and Family Restaurant on South Unversity Drive. They serve you good food in a timely manner and finish it off with a great smile. Thank you ladies!

— Wayne Pricer, Edgecliff Village

Cheers: To the city of Grapevine for organizing last Saturday’s Grapeyard event. I’m honored to have been a part of it. Rain shut us down but it did not diminish the admiration I have for the tireless efforts of so many.

— Ron Bates, Frisco

Jeers: To a Fort Worth carpet cleaning company. I had carpets cleaned improperly with wall damage. Owner stated it was humanly impossible to do this damage. When requested that this needed to be addressed or I’m going to media, his reply was, “No. Do what you want. Have fun,” and hung up.

— Leslie Weimer, Haslet

Jeers: To Wendy Davis for her publicity stunt over Voter ID. She knew when she went to early voting that her ID did not match the voting rolls. How long had she been divorced? How many times had she voted since her divorce?

— Del Gabaldon, Grapevine

Cheers: To Dr. Joe Viernow and fantastic staff at Arkansas Pioneer Chiropractic Centre for eliminating my neck pain in 12 treatments. I can maintain my status by daily exercises at home. Thanks Dr. Viernow and staff for the tremendous increase in my quality of life.

— Vernon Neuschafer, Arlington

Cheers: To Fort Worth’s many philanthropists, who add much to our quality of life.

— Cherry Neill, Fort Worth

Jeers: To people who haven’t bothered to get the facts. The “Republican Members of Congress” (House) did pass a bill to fund the government. It was the Democratic Senate who refused to pass it because it defunded Obamacare. They wanted their way at the expense of the people.

— Kathy Pehnke, Burleson

Cheers: To the Cowboy Angel who changed my flat tire during rush hour on the Lake Worth Bridge. I so appreciate you stopping to help! Your kindness will be paid forward! God bless you!

— Rhonda Cravins, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the lady in the black car ahead of me at the Pantego Starbucks. Thank you for buying my gift card as a treat. A little girl who gave a very special gift to my charity will be the recipient. Rest assured that I will pay your gift forward!

— Judith Wells, Arlington

Cheers: To Dr. Laura Lawrence and the staff at CARE for always being so sweet and encouraging. Thank you for making things easier and more bearable.

— Jenny Gibson, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the kind gentleman, whom not only paid for the breakfast I shared with my mother at Joe’s but also picked up the bill from two other tables of ladies sharing a meal. We were all touched by your generosity!

— Debi Wootton, Mansfield

Cheers: To Doug Riley, Keli, Jacob, Becky and the rest of the staff at Animal Hospital in Arlington. They are so passionate about the animals they care for. Thank you for the care you gave Gracie and for the care of all my animals for the past 36 years.

— Dorothy Brooks, Arlington

Cheers: To Babe’s Chicken Dinner House for its billboard on Loop 820. The message reads, “Behold the King of Kings.” I say, “thank you” for not being afraid to express your religious belief in this age of political correctness.

— Karen White-Dacy,

Fort Worth

Cheers: To the many individuals who contributed to Shriners Hospitals on the street corners in Weatherford, Willow Park and Cleburne this past weekend. Your generous support helps assure children can continue to have access to the 22 Shriners hospitals without cost or preference.

— Ken Sapp, North Richland Hills

Jeers: To the two Fort Worth motorcycle police officers who blocked the bike trail entering Gateway Park at 4:30 on Oct. 29, I guess, because they could. Gentlemen, that was unnecessary. Show a little class next time.

— Ken Wheatcroft-Pardue, Fort Worth

Cheers: To TxDoT, the Tollway Authority, and the city that, on the day former Carter and Fort Worth ISD coach Shug McPherson’s obituary was in the paper, we found out that the toll road will be named McPherson Boulevard in his honor. Thank you!

— John David McPherson, Abilene

Cheers: To Dalworthington Gardens police for their 21st Annual “Day With The Law” event Saturday. This free event brings the community together and is a blessing for families to spend a day with those that protect and serve them. Special thanks to Officers Greg Petty, Brent Wright and Chief Bill Waybourn.

— Maria Barreda-Alvarado, Grapevine

Cheers: To Judy, C.J., Cheryl, Lynn, Diane, Alice, Martha and Jean for all of their work that made the AHHS 50-year class reunion so much fun. Congrats from Suzanne, Johnny, Carol, Max & Jeannie.

— Suzanne Morford, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the very conscientious and courteous newspaper delivery person who is throwing my papers onto the grass, rather than into the soggy, boggy quicksand of my under-reconstruction driveway. This was especially appreciated Sunday morning after Saturday night’s storm!

— Nancy S. Smith, Fort Worth

Cheers: To the Wise County Special Needs Baseball Board. This group of dedicated women has turned a dysfunctional organization into a well-run nonprofit that helps 90+ special needs individuals enjoy baseball and other social events. Goal is to build a multisport complex to enhance their lives. God Bless Them!

— Jim Duffy, Aurora

Jeers: To an electricity provider for discriminating against apartment dwellers. My plan recently changed. Your plans are shorter in length than for homes, giving you an unfair advantage that most apartments are poorly insulated, thus allowing you to raise our rates more often. I’ll be switching providers!

— Rick Steinocher, Euless

Cheers: To the wonderful veterinarian, Daryl Williams, and staff at Hurst Animal Clinic for kindness and compassion to my mother whose 18-year-old Pomeranian had arrived at the end of her life. Mother was having a very difficult time letting Little Bit go. Dr. Williams was so understanding and gentle.

— Rosie Strother, Richland Hills

Cheers: To the man that paid my cash out bill at Wal-Mart. I was astonished! He saw my cap that indicated “Berlin Airlift Veteran.” I want to express my thanks again. God bless him!

— George J. Anthony, Fort Worth

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