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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to Sean Yokalet, who stopped to change the tire on my van on March 28. I had my daughter in the car and was on a completely flat tire. The young man was on a delivery run for Pizza Hut (his car was fully marked, which is why I allowed him to help). He had to get all the way under the van to get the spare and was completely dirty and frigidly cold. I felt safe and he had a smile the whole time he helped me.

LESLEE HILL Fort Wayne

JEERS to drivers who don’t use their car lights. After returning from Fort Wayne April 4, I was amazed at how many car and truck drivers did not have their lights on. The half-mile visibility made it next to impossible to see them coming down the road. I almost pulled out in front of a vehicle that did not have its lights on. For the safety of other drivers, do us all a favor and turn your lights on.

DEBORAH CARPER Leo-Cedarville

CHEERS to Bob Evans and the Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union. On March 8, the hungry crowd at the ninth annual Fraternal Order of Police Pancake and Sausage Breakfast was greeted with cold temperatures, snow and an ample supply of slush. But the more than 300 in attendance were rewarded with hot pancakes and sausage provided and prepared by Coventry Bob Evans manager Doug Strader and his team of volunteer managers. The warm smiles and open hearts of credit union President Nancy Kline, along with her unbelievable staff and the FOP Associate Lodge 6 members who served the wonderful fare, added the final warmth. Donations will be used for F.O.P. community events programs, which include Kops for Kids (formerly Shop with a Cop), the bicycle helmet program, Forgotten Families and more.

LINDA VANDEVEER President FOP Associate Lodge No. 6 Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the couple at Steak ‘n’ Shake who paid for our meal on April 11. What a pleasant surprise and encouragement.

It will be paid forward.

GENE and JEAN HAINES Leo-Cedarville

CHEERS to all my special neighbors on Bobcat Trail who pitched in and did my snow removal this winter during my illness. I cannot thank you enough.

BECKY RODGERS Leo-Cedarville

CHEERS to Ray Auker for all the work that he did this winter clearing out our driveway and porch. He showed up after every snow and made sure that we were able to get out. CHEERS, also, to Ron Dreyer for coming in with his skid loader and helping clean up the heavy snow. We truly appreciated their help and are so fortunate to have such great neighbors.

RUSS and SUE WOODRUFF Fort Wayne

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