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April 12, 2014

April 12, 2014: Cheers & Jeers

‘God will bless you’

Rose Belt of Kokomo sends this Cheer for a stranger’s kindness:

“To the gentleman who was behind me with a armload of items and no cart at the Meijer check-out line on March 24: Thank you very much for leaving $20 at the cash register on my bill. It was so generous of you.

“I will always remember your kindness. God will bless you.”

Now part of the family

Martha Fecher of Kokomo sends this Cheer for Courtyard by Marriott:

“Due to the tornado, I needed to move out of my home while it was being repaired, and I chose the Courtyard by Marriott. From the time I checked in until I checked out, I received excellent service. It was very professional, with a personal touch.

“Daily they checked on me and asked if I had any appointments they could take me to or whether I needed any shopping they could do. Since breakfast is the only meal available, they asked if I needed any more food for the refrigerator or a sandwich brought back in the evening.

“They made sure I had a way to church, and if I needed the car, it was at the door with someone to help me out.

“I can’t say enough good things about the staff. I was there when we had the very cold weather and lots of snow. They cheered my days. They became part of my family and still are. Thanks to all.”

‘Thanks to all the gospel fans’

Jack Ayers of Walton sends this Cheer:

“Thank you to all the people who made our Blackwood Gospel Concert a success.

“Special thanks to the Rev. Bill Collins of Christian Church, Pastor Sharon Walker of Shiloh Lutheran Church and the Rev. Larry Zehring of United Methodist Church! Their cooperation and help were greatly appreciated.

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