Cheers and Jeers

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Cheers ... to the Town of Forest City for launching a sidewalk repair program. Walking is a healthy mode of transportation that also reduces traffic congestion.

Cheers ... to Conner Stroud for his outstanding achievements. Conner’s success at tennis is proof that steadfast determination joined with a positive attitude can propel anyone past seemingly overwhelming obstacles.

Cheers ... to all firemen, especially volunteer fire departments who get called out at anytime of the day to fight fires and protect property and life.

Cheers ... to the County Commissioners for holding a goal-setting workshop as a prelude to the FY14 budget process. Before you can draw a map for a trip it is helpful to know where you are trying to go.

Cheers ... to the Butler County, Ohio, prosecutor for indicting Punxsutawney Phil on the charge of falsely predicting the end of winter. We have had enough of winter!

Jeers ... to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for not allowing a vote on the proposed assault rifle ban. On an issue as important to Americans as the control of gun related violence our elected leaders should be allowed to vote their convictions for or against the measure and let the chips fall where they may.

Cheers ... to honest people who find anyone’s iPhone, wallets, iPads, jewelry and returns the items to the rightful owners or the police department.

Jeers ... to REMC directors for not responding to member’s requests for information on why they are proposing a power line corridor through a wilderness area when reasonable alternatives exist.

From readers ...

Cheers ... to South Bright for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. South’s Eagle project was a landscaping project that included the beautification of the Grahamtown Community Gardens. South is a member of Troop 129 in Spindale, North Carolina. His Eagle Court of Honor was held at the First United Methodist Church in Forest City on March 9, 2013.

Cheers ... to the Kiwanis Club of Forest City for holding their annual pancake breakfast on March 16, 2013.

Jeers ... to a local business that advertised using inappropriate innuendo during the Valentines day season. Part of the advertisement is still up almost a month later. I plan to give her a box of chocolates and take her on a romantic trip to anywhere she wants to go.

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.