Cheers and Jeers

Dec. 29, 2012 @ 04:20 AM

Cheers … to the Forest City Youth Council for their delivery of Christmas presents to a Rutherford County family prior to Christmas. After receiving donations from local businesses and individuals, this group of dedicated youth purchased gifts for a less-fortunate family and they are to be commended for their work.

Cheers … to the news that 4-year-old Ayden Cole was able to spend the holidays at home with his family. Cole suffers from acute lymphocytic leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood and we are more than happy that he was able to come home and spend his holiday with family and friends.

With that …

Cheers … to Kelsey Owens, who was able to come home to Rutherfordton for the Christmas holiday. Owens, an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force returned home to be with her family for the first time in a year and we are all glad for her return and thank her for her service to her country.

Cheers … to the recent rainfall in Rutherford County. Earlier in December, the county was placed in a “severe drought” status by the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council. However, from Christmas Day to Wednesday, the county received upwards of 2 inches of rain that should help with the drought conditions we have faced for many months.

Cheers … to all of the Rutherford County prep basketball teams and their travel to various holiday tournaments. We wish them all the best of luck prior to their return home.

Cheers … to the fall sports banquet honorees at R-S Central High School. All of our county athletes have done the community very proud for their accomplishments on and off the field and court.

To offer your own cheer or jeer for consideration, email Editor Matthew Clark at Please put “Cheers and Jeers” in the subject line.

By Matthew Clark, for the Editorial Board


The Daily Courier Editorial Board consists of community members Jerry Brewer, Kyle Bingham, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Editor Matthew Clark