Valdosta Daily Times

July 3, 2013

Rants & Raves for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Editor’s Note: In 2013, Wednesdays will be  rave-only days. Thank you to our readers for your support.

I would like to acknowledge two workers with Advanced Disposal, Larry and Monte. They both are very courteous, friendly and helpful. Very good people.

I think we have a wonderful mayor in John Gayle. He is always available, works hard, and has the interest of the people of Valdosta foremost in his mind and actions. He is honest and has great respect in the community. A man of integrity. If you can’t work with him, it’s your own fault. He has followed in the steps of his father, Jack Gayle, a deacon and great Christian man.

Thank you to whoever is doing the sunflowers on Bemiss Road. They really are pretty.

Congratulations to Don Griffin on his retirement from Moody Air Force Base after 49 years of civil service. Very few people can claim such as this and we know Don will be missed!

Thank you to Abundant Life Church of God for the fantastic Vacation Bible School held last week. The children were fed spiritually as well as physically. The Bible lessons combined with music and handcrafts were incorporated to complete the process. Also, the week ended with recreational activities on Saturday and a cook out.  

A huge thank you to the city work crews on Northfield Road. They repaired driveway connections and put down sod and watered it. Our whole neighborhood looks better. We appreciate you.

A huge rave for Kristyn at Publix on Gornto. She has excellent job skills, outstanding personality and wonderful customer relations. We do have some good young people. I am positive she will do great things with her future career. Her parents should be proud of such a great young lady.

Dr. Chiang in Valdosta is a fantastic doctor. His staff is very professional, friendly, and efficient. Some other doctors’ offices could take a few pointers as to how to treat a sick patient.

I had the pleasure  of watching “The Sound of Music” Wednesday and cannot say enough good things about the performance of all the actors, and our local kids were wonderful.  

The “House of Heroes” workers would like to say thanks to Mrs. Baxley and “The Cook” for the wonderful lunch you prepared for all of us on Tuesday, at your home. We enjoyed spending time with you, your friends, and pets.