Valdosta Daily Times

October 3, 2012

Rant and Raves for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — School fund raisers do not pay for luncheons or T-shirts. Teachers have to buy all those T-shirts themselves. And the luncheons are covered by cheer fund money that is taken up from each faculty and staff member. Fund raisers cover paper, glue, ink cartridges, labels, books and other needed but unfunded materials. Quit complaining unless you know facts.

Motorcycles should not be passing traffic by going between cars that are side-by-side. That is dangerous.

The only solution to losing a football game is to get better and come back next year.

What, no concession stands open on the first day of Parks & Rec baseball?  At least bring the “peanut lady” back!

I pay county taxes in Cook County to have two ambulances protect my county. Why is it the ambulances we pay for can leave our county uncovered to do transports from other counties? Maybe it’s time to get our own EMS back that was here for the taxpayers. Go back to Macon MGA!

Rave to Tomlinson Auto Shop.  They were polite, nice and quick. Thank you for taking care of me and my car in a short time and very reasonable price. Thank you again.

We had to go to SGMC emergency room. We were treated in a very professional manner from start to finish. The highlight was meeting Dr. Matt Shannon. He is so caring. A follow up with Dr. David Sule was also perfect. We need more of these in Valdosta.

A huge rave to Judge Ellerbee for all he has done to make a difference in the lives of the children in Lowndes County.

We don’t really have poverty in the U.S. Even our poor people have cell phones. Is this a great country, or what?

Nomophobia is the fear of not having a mobile phone. NoBamaphobia is the fear of not having the government pay for it.

Recently at the Westside Elementary School book fair, I witnessed amazing kindness that deserves a rave. A volunteer at the book fair, Mr. Joel Hunt, was assisting me at the cash register when a second-grade child came to pay for two books she had picked out to purchase. We praised her for choosing books above her grade level, and I rang up her books. The total was $37. She then handed me one dollar and some change, all the money she had. Before I could tell her she didn’t have enough to buy the books, Mr. Hunt said he could not let her ambition go to waste and he paid the balance. Later that day, he also gave a kindergarten teacher $50 to buy a book for all the children in her class who did not have enough money. From all of us, book fair volunteers and Westside Media Center staff, we want to say, Thank you, Joel Hunt! The world needs more people like you!