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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to Deb. My money and cards were stolen. I had no money for gas to get to work. I was at the bank reporting it and became upset.

Deb was talking to a bank employee and had heard me. When she left, she walked over and gave me $40. She said her family had experienced the same thing. I want to thank her for her caring and generosity.

L. ROSE RUSSELL Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all the volunteers at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, especially the five girls who helped with our recent zoo trip. Hannah, Jessica, Lacie, Grace and Felicia were such sweethearts.

Their help was appreciated as 16 residents of Kingston Residence enjoyed a sunny day at the zoo. Thanks for bringing smiles to all.

RACHEL FOX Activity director Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne

JEERS to whomever stole two bikes on Glenwood Avenue on July 9.

The bikes are needed to ride to school. One is a 29-inch Mongoose, white/orange; the other is a 26-inch beach bike, black with orange trim on tires. Please return.

PAT PAINTER Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all the volunteers and spectators who supported the Arcola National Truck & Tractor Pull on June 27-29 at Branning Park. Without the hundreds of volunteers and thousands of spectators, this event could not be the success it was. All proceeds benefit the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, which is a completely volunteer organization. We greatly appreciate the regional support of this event which will celebrate 60 years in 2014.

LIN WILSON Secretary Arcola National Truck & Tractor Pull committee

CHEERS to the entire North Manchester community for helping Manchester University host another spectacular Fourth of July celebration. Special cheers to our firefighters for a grand fireworks display, and the Civic Band, veteran Bart Corricelli, MU baritone Jeremiah Sanders, North Manchester Rotarians and the many university employees who united to make Independence Day a memorable community event.

JO YOUNG SWITZER President Manchester University

CHEERS to the Three Rivers Arts Center For Kids in Fort Wayne, which participated in a Combat Child Abuse event in Kendallville last month. TRACK’s mission is to use art to empower children, especially those who have been abused. Seeing an 8-year-old who suffers brain damage as a result of being shaken as a baby, paint the mural with the help of her mother was a highlight.

Cheers to all the kids and adults who participated in the painting, and especially Lowe’s on Lima Road for donating the paint and boards.

PATTY HUNTER, BOB HUNTER and TERRY DORAN Three Rivers Arts Center for Kids Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the cast and crew of Blackhawk Middle School’s Summer Theatre production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Cheers to their talented director, Christopher J. Murphy.

ADAM M. HENRY Fort Wayne

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