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August 17, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Aug. 17-18

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JEERS

... To those who cut their grass but leave all the clippings on the sidewalk and in the street for others to have to walk through.

The grass will eventually wind up clogging sewer drains and becomes a mess when wet.

A broom is one of the cheapest yard tools to purchase. All it takes is a little effort to sweep the clippings in a pile and pick up the pile. Or sweep it back into the yard, but don’t wait three weeks to cut your grass and then leave it all on the sidewalk. That screams laziness.

— Chris Morris, Assistant Editor

READER CHEERS

... to Mickey Thompson, New Albany Street Commissioner, for his commitment to restripe the intersection of McDonald Lane at Grant Line Road.

The lines on McDonald Lane at this location have been gone for a long time. Last year, I contacted the city but nothing was done. I recently e-mailed Mr. Thompson and now the work is going to be done. Thanks.

— Juanita Jamison, New Albany

READER CHEERS

... to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana for their generosity in awarding the Floyd County Maternal & Child Health Clinic a grant in the amount of $3,750 for use over this past year.

The funds were used for medical equipment, office supplies, contractual nurse, medical supplies and publications.

This generous award has helped to provide prenatal care to numerous uninsured and underinsured women of Floyd County and other surrounding counties.

— Maria Dodge, Floyd County Health Department

READER JEERS

... to a group of Chatty Cathys.

A friend and I went to the concert at Warder Park as we have done almost every Friday night this summer. They are wonderful. My problem last Friday was a group of five that came in and put chair chairs close to us and preceded to talk for two hours. If you just want to visit, stay home and do so.

It is rude and distracting to talk when other people are trying to listen and hear the music. If the band got louder in certain places, so did the talking. They were all senior citizens and should be old enough to know better.

— Phyllis Kreutz, Jeffersonville

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