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June 8, 2013

July 8, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

Toddler tested and approved

William D. Flack of Galveston sends this Cheer for a local pharmacist:

“Carl Klearwater and his staff at Herbst Compounding Pharmacy on North Dixon Road are truly customer-oriented and willing to go the extra mile.

“When my 3-year-old granddaughter was not able to take a prescribed medication that I can personally attest tasted absolutely awful (with a capital A), I went straight to talk to Carl.

“He immediately accepted the challenge of finding a way to flavor this medication to make the taste tolerable to a toddler. Comparing notes, conversing with other pharmacists, and working late past his normal business hours, Carl came up with a flavored medication that seemed to work.

“The very next day his flavored med passed the toddler test with flying colors. He told me if it didn’t work to let him know and he would try something else.

“Carl had immediate empathy for the baby and her parents and willingly took on the flavoring challenge with his usual gusto. Thank you so much, Carl.”

‘Definitely a community center’

Betty Simpson and Jenny Alley, senior center board members, send this Cheer:

“We would like to send a big thank-you to Primrose Retirement Center for its generous hospitality.

“By chance we were talking with Linda Yoder, activities director, about the flooded senior center, and she immediately said, ‘What do you need?’ We said, a place to play cards on Tuesday evening.

“That’s all it took. She has been there for us ever since, with anything we need — even a room to watch movies once a week.

“We feel blessed to have a place like Primrose helping us. It is definitely a community center.”

‘Kokomo, a truly special place’

Ron and Pam Barsh and the Downing family send this Cheer:

“On behalf of our family on the loss of our daughter, Kristy Downing, we would like to thank the community, family and friends for all of your support with prayers, cards, gifts, donations, food and visits.

“You will always be special in our lives and are really Kristy’s extended family. We will never forget what you have done and will always cherish your kindness and generosity.

“When the great John Wooden was asked why he taught, he replied, ‘Where could I find more splendid company?’

“We could never have found more splendid company than Kokomo, a truly special place where we have resided for more than 43 years.”

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