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... to all those who attended and donated items for the Bales’ Humanitarian Gala sponsored by the Clark County Red Cross.
In spite of the economy and the March tornado, Clark County residents contributed more and volunteers worked harder to make the 2012 Gala the most successful in its 15 year history. I want to thank those from Charlestown that came out to support our local humanitarian, Chuck Ledbetter. Bill and Becky Resch, past humanitarians and their senior citizens group, those from St. Michael’s parish and the Ledbetter family and many of their friends.
Thanks also to the mayor of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, and his staff for purchasing multiple tables and providing auction gifts honoring humanitarian Dick Jones of Jeffersonville.
There were many auction items donated through the county. One eye-catching example was the employees of each branch of the New Washington State Bank providing auction baskets. It seems that each branch tried to out do the other. This will surely start a trend that will challenge other firms with more than one outlet to contribute next year.
So thanks to this newspaper, its staff, columnist Lindon Dodd and all the volunteers and supporters for making this great cause successful.
— Harold G. Goodlett, Charlestown, Gala auction committee
... to the participants in Jeffersonville City Pride’s landscape participants.
Recently, City Pride, Jeffersonville’s beautification committee, selected the Ted and Bonnie Cummings residence on Lentzier Trace in Jeffersonville as winner of the 2012 Residential Landscape award. City Pride would also like to acknowledge the finalists in the competition and send them our “Cheers” for their beautiful landscaping which we hope to see re-entered next year for the third-annual contest. The finalists included these residences: Keith Antz, Riverside Drive; Don and Karen Bohannon, Lentzier Trace; Melody Carrico, Clark Street; Rebecca Hammond, Kerry Ann Way; Sharon Cordell, Chateau Court; Case Kuiper, West Market St.; Robert Franz, Creek Road; Al Rici, Augusta Drive; Bob Meyer, Kewanna Drive; and Mindy and Kevin Beck, Chippewa Drive
— Marilyn Czape, City Pride member, Jeffersonville
... to good work by the city of Jeffersonville.
The Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association would like to thank the city’s street department for putting up our new neighborhood banners for us. These banners are a source of pride for us and are needed now more than ever as we try to save our neighborhood. This is a fine example of the city and the neighborhood associations working together for the betterment of Jeffersonville.
— Dan Christensen, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association, Jeffersonville
... cheers to the department, individual or entity that picked up the unsightly living room suite left on New Albany's lovely riverfront.
— William Longest, New Albany
... to the News and Tribune for placing a photo of three men playing hacky sack above the fold on the front page of the Sept. 11, 2012 newspaper.
I think remembrance and honor to that event is more important than three adults playing an old game to pass the time
— Marcus Edwards
Editor’s note: The News and Tribune provided coverage of multiple 9/11 remembrance events held on that day in the Sept. 12 edition.
... to the wonderful American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall.
I hope everyone in the area got a chance to visit the wall in Clarksville this past weekend.
This wonderful event could not of been possible without Greg Alexander, Chuck Adams and Beany Smith, along with the many volunteers that made it happen. Thanks to all for a great memorial to our veterans and their families.
— Betsy Skiles, Louisville
... to News and Tribune Editor Shea Van Hoy for promptly printing a great article as per my request: “Local coalition encourages Hoosiers to stop using tobacco.”
All information for the Quit Contest was sent out at the end of August with registration beginning Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. I was hoping to get all information out to the public via the News and Tribune and Shea made it all possible even with my short notice.
Thanks once again Shea, you certainly came through for me.
— Annie Reiss, Clark County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
... to Clarksville Town Council member Bob Polston in demonstrating excellence in leadership with a genuine concern to hear from the residents of Clarksville prior to any vote to extinguish our current voting privileges of electing all Town Council members.
Additionally, he supported the formation of a committee of townspeople to study the issue of converting Clarksville from a town to a city. The registered voters in Clarksville should have the opportunity to vote when such major and dramatic changes are on the table.
Let’s start with some real poling of the residents of Clarksville on the district-only voting before the less than 1 percent of resident who consistently appear at almost every council meeting with their on-fire agenda to ram through this major change while the other 99 percent of residents are asleep at the wheel by not having a clue of the issue and they wake up to find their voting privileges are severely eroded from seven to three. Every resident in Clarksville should start asking their fellow residents “do you want to vote for the seven council members that serve, or do you just want to vote for three of the seven.”
Also, Cheers to Clarksville Clerk-Treasuer Bob Leuthart, who declined to break the council’s tie vote to severely limit the voting privileges of Clarksville residents to select competent and qualified council members in the future. Apparently, Bob will continue the Leuthart legacy in Clarksville government begun by his beloved and respected father Jack more than 40 years ago.
— Suzann Slayton, Clarksville
To to Clark County Commissioners for receiving a service from the J B Ogle Animal Shelter and then refusing to pay for three years! Come on guys you know you owe it!
— Trish Roehm
— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.
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DODD: Checking out the job prospects
As Kim and I prepare to watch Cameron graduate from high school, I am more confused than ever as to what educational paths I would suggest to young people.
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