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CHEERS to Leonard Goldstein for his great letter about a teacher’s worth. It is nice to see that someone is standing up for teachers and appreciates their hard work. There is a saying: I teach because I can, and those who can’t pass laws about teaching. I hope your letter doesn’t fall on deaf ears.


CHEERS to Dairy Queen on North Coliseum Boulevard. The owners are completely in tune with what ADA accessible means. Their special care to ensure that they went above and beyond ADA standards was obvious from the accessible parking spaces to the spacious and roomy dining room (roomy enough for someone with a wheelchair or scooter) to the automatic door opener. We were even offered assistance carrying out our bags. We at the League for the Blind & Disabled applaud business owners who provide every means for people with disabilities to be more independent. This Dairy Queen is a model of what every restaurant should be.

LAURA LINDSAY Case Coordinator/Independent Living Skills DAVID A. NELSON President/CEO League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to the gentleman who paid the dinner tab for me and three ladies who were with me at Outback Restaurant on May 24. What a nice surprise and much appreciated. We will pass it on.


CHEERS to the Phoenix Institute foster care agency for our monthly mom’s night. This month was extra special since we were celebrating Mother’s Day. It was at our executive director’s house instead of a restaurant, and we had an evening of pampering. The Phoenix Institute set up child care so we could all make it. We had spa services such as eyebrow waxing, false eye lash application and aromatherapy with hand and foot massages, all at no cost to us. It was a much-needed reprieve.


CHEERS to all who helped make the Settlers, Inc. annual plant sale a success. Proceeds from Settlers’ activities are used to maintain and restore Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead.

NORENE BROWN Settlers Inc.

CHEERS to the lady who helped my daughter (Andrea) on June 2 at Woodburn Veterinary Clinic. Andrea had to have their beloved dog, Heely, put to sleep. When told it would be $130 for his ashes, she told them that they just couldn’t afford it. She went home crying. Later by phone she was told the lady behind her overheard the conversation and paid it in full. She and all of our families thank you from the bottom of their hearts.


CHEERS to Francis Frellick for the insightful letter, “Alternative-fuel future is the adult decision,” on May 29. If all decisions were made with the goal of increasing the quality of life for future generations, there would be less greed and corruption in society today. It is sad to witness the consequences of poor decision-making.