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.”
‘Dedication above and beyond’
Jim Bennett sends this Cheer for Cracker Barrel:
“Near the first of May, I went to the Cracker Barrel to find a double-wide rocking chair to match the one my wife now enjoys. I explained to the girls there that I wanted to find one for our daughters to give their mother for Mother’s Day. I was told at the time they would call their supplier to see if they could get one in time for Mother’s Day delivery.
“On Monday, April 29, Audrey called from Cracker Barrel to say the factory could not promise delivery in time, but she had found one at a Cracker Barrel in Illinois and she would go there to pick it up that evening so we could have it in time.
“Now that is what I call ‘dedication above and beyond the job’s duties.’
“A big thank-you to all of the girls, and one guy also, for putting tears of joy in the eyes of our daughters’ mother on Mother’s Day morning.”
‘Call Mike first!’
Linda Moorman sends this Cheer for a local business:
“I’d like to send a Cheer to Mike Wyant and Mike’s Sewer Services.
“We were experiencing problems with our tub draining. After calling a local company and having its serviceman try for a couple of hours to open the drain, we were charged more than $100 and had standing water in the tub, which we didn’t have before he tried to clear the drain.
“We called Mike Wyant of Mike’s Sewer Services. He had it opened in less than 15 minutes and charged us less than the previous company. We would recommend that anyone having a drainage problem call Mike first!”
A common-sense law
Lora Miller of Clermont sends this Cheer for state government:
“A warm thank-you to Gov. Mike Pence and our state Legislature for passing a bill that goes after methamphetamine without restricting my access to cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE).
“Two weeks ago, Gov. Pence signed S.B. 496 into law. This is a bill that represents a step in the right direction in Indiana’s fight against meth. It provides reasonable limits for the amount of PSE an individual can purchase while maintaining open and affordable access to cold and allergy medicines for law-abiding consumers.
“As an allergy sufferer, I find this last part particularly important.”