Cheers & Jeers

December 16, 2013

Cheers and Jeers: Dec. 16, 2013

CHEERS to the many people who perform acts of kindness during the holiday season. We are talking about the volunteers who ring bells, fill food baskets, donate to toy drives, bake treats for neighbors, wrap presents at the mall, buy clothes for needy families, choose a suggestion from a church gift tree, organize a benefit event .... The list could go on and on.

All of them deserve recognition, and the Press-Republican has a way to make that happen.

At the start of each new year, we publish our Holiday Helpers page, which is a way to show the good deeds that schools, churches, businesses, service groups and individuals performed during the recently concluded holiday season.

Don’t be shy about sharing how you have opened your hearts or wallets to help others in need. Hearing about your good work can inspire others to do community service.

Write a submission of no more than 100 words, and email it to You can even attach a photo. If you need more information or don’t have email, call News Editor Suzanne Moore at 565-4131. Entries are due by Dec. 30.

It will raise spirits when people read about the many acts of North Country kindness.

JEERS to people who leave their carts wherever they happen to land in store parking lots.

Here’s what often happens when people are so negligent or thoughtless: They push their carts to their cars, open their trunks and transfer their purchases inside. Then, instead of pushing their empty carts to the gated areas provided by the stores at convenient intervals throughout the lot, they just leave them next to their cars.

The carts are out of their own way but conspicuously in the way of other cars either already in the lot or about to arrive. Sometimes, the next person even has to get out of the car to move the cart out of the parking space in order to pull in.

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