News and Tribune

May 17, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS: May 18-19, 2013


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READER CHEERS

... to the generosity of others.


Blue River Services Georgetown Rainbow’s End Childcare hosted a Spring Fling Craft Bazaar on April 27 at the Georgetown center. The event raised $865 with the participation of 25 booths and four silent auction baskets.

A parent of the center, Leah Hicks, painted faces at her booth during the event. Carrie Lyons, manager of Georgetown Rainbow’s End, would like to thank all of the parents, staff and vendors that helped make the craft show a huge success.

— Mary Jane Hochstetler, coordinator of Community Relations and Fund Development, Blue River Services



READER CHEERS

... to the Jeffersonville City Council and Board of Public Works for listening to the folks along West Riverside Drive about the Indiana Department of Transportation cutting 12 to 15 6-inch caliper oak trees planted in the right-of way.

Replacement will be negotiated so that neighbors who do not want trees blocking views of the river will not have trees. Residents will have a chance to weigh in on size and placement of trees throughout the community picking the best spot for the best tree. With higher and higher ozone days, our community will be experiencing more days of pollution. Canopy trees help transpire oxygen and help filter out pollutants from the air.

Maybe during this process we can also identify trees that need to be preserved and methods of protection during construction.  Thanks again to all the public officials for helping us negotiate a reasonable plan to move forward.

— Phyllis Croce, Jeffersonville



READER CHEERS

... to several individuals who made it possible for the beautification of the New Washington Elementary School to continue.

This began with the generous donation of a tree by Mr. Butch Edwards. The placement and planting of the tree was performed by Mr. David Bower, who so generously donated his time and the use of his backhoe and the other helpers who were assigned to this task by two administrators from Greater Clark County Schools.

We wanted to commend each person for their help in this project and we pray God’s blessings on each of you. With gratitude,

— Dotty Fields and Roxy Abbott, Clark County



READER JEERS

Last Friday, two dogs came running through my yard and murdered my 18-year-old cat while it slept curled up next to my house in the sun.

Aren’t dogs supposed to be on a leash or penned up? I walk past the crime scene many times every day and wonder why, why, why?

Please keep your dogs under control at all times.

— Jamey Aebersold, New Albany



READER JEERS

... to the vandals that have struck our church twice since Sunday night

They have stripped and stolen the outside air conditioning units. They stole three units on Sunday night and came back on Monday and took the fourth one. We have one outside unit left to cool our sanctuary.

Join me in praying that God would convict these people of their sins, that they would not be able to sleep due to having a guilty conscience, and God would use this to drive them to the cross for forgiveness.

Remember, Jesus was crucified beside two thieves, one which came to repentance.

— The Rev. Don Hinton, Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Jeffersonville



— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at shea.vanhoy@newsandtribune.com or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.