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Cheers & Jeers

Cheers to the brave firefighters who are fighting Idaho fires because they are doing an excellent job at saving animals and homes, especially in this hot weather. Cheers to these unsung heroes because they are amazing considering the heat and fires that they are fighting. We all need to supp…

Jeers: It’s just astounding how an employer can treat an employee so indignantly and make it so obvious to those it’s directed toward. Especially after the fact that the employee has worked for the company almost as long as it has been in business. To live life so extravagant, yet pay barely…

Jeers to stores that advertise sales, but the sales don’t begin until a few days after they have been advertised. Customers go into the stores to find the items are full price. Feels kind of like the old “bait and switch.”

Cheers to the veterans hospital and Caldwell veterans clinic, because they have helped me overcome many issues and to deal with my health problems. Cheers to Doctor Caldwell and Doctor Whitfield who are outstanding and always has the veterans’ best interest. Cheers to nurse Lorrie and Stepha…

Cheers to the local television stations which post a detailed description, up to and including the names of the actors starring in the show. It’s great when I turn on a show a few minutes into the broadcast and can quickly get up to speed on what’s going on. I prefer to watch these stations.

Jeers to the Idaho Press-Tribune for no article or even a small headline mentioning July 3 as Idaho’s 125th anniversary as a state. Happy birthday, Idaho!

Jeers to those drivers who refuse to obey the posted speed limits on Interstate 84. You are a menace to the drivers who are obeying the law. If your vehicle cannot maintain or if you cannot afford to operate your vehicle at the posted speed limit, then you need to travel an alternative route…

Jeers to restaurants with slow service. We had a bad experience recently. For how slow the restaurant was, it is sad. We walked out after waiting 45 minutes for a refill on drinks and never received our food. When we requested to speak to the manager, he never came. It was very slow. We were…

Cheers: Paint the Town is a wonderful community program that deserves a giant thank-you to the sponsors, companies and individuals who donate time, funds and supplies. Not only does it beautify the neighborhoods, it gives those who need a little extra help the joy of their home looking great…

Jeers to the Press-Tribune for restricting comments about stories on your web page to Facebook zombies only. Since when does being a member of Facebook make a person worthy of opinion? As a paying subscriber I should be able to comment on any story. Instead, starting last month, you only acc…

Cheers to the child who was at Hillcrest watering live plants with his mom and grandmother on Memorial Day afternoon. It was real cool! They’d brought extra water with them to share.

Jeers to high schools that charge graduate students to attend their own grad party. Stay local. Why go elsewhere to celebrate? Cheers to Vallivue High for getting businesses to sponsor their grad parties.

Cheers to the wonderful volunteers of the Friends of the Nampa Public Library for their great enthusiasm as they spend countless hours soliciting gently used book donations, hauling, sorting and pricing books for sale and working in the new retail book store, located in the lobby of the new …

Jeers to the jeers in last week’s paper concerning the smell from the potato plant. I worked there for 35 years and no smell. Have you tried going by the sugar factory lately? Also, I am sure the people who were employed there really appreciated your jeer, seeing as how they are now out of a…

Jeers: The other day I went out to call in our cat, who was sitting and looking at us across the street. Then a car came up and pulled up along side of the cat, and when the car drove off, the cat was gone. I think whoever was in the car took him. He was an old black-and-white cat and was ju…

Cheers: A great big cheer to all the Nampa first responders, church community and neighbors who responded to our lost 9-year-old grandson. It was a family’s worst nightmare, but luckily after traveling about 6 1/2 miles on his bicycle, he saw a house with lights on, knocked on the door and t…

Jeers to the driver of the black Yukon who left her shopping cart in the middle of the handicapped parking space at a local store recently.

Cheers to O’Reilly Auto Parts in Nampa. When I noticed that one headlight was burned out, I stopped at O’Reilly and purchased the bulb. The salesman discovered that both hood supporters were worn out and he needed to find something to keep the hood open. There was a gentleman in the store wh…

Jeers: Until now I’ve never had an outlet to express my opinion of people (some prominent) that misuse the English language all the time. Too many times I’ve heard the word “supposedly” pronounced “supposebly” and also “Valentine’s Day” pronounced “Valentime’s Day. Can these people not read,…

Jeers to the people who buy or rent houses next to creeks, ponds, lakes, etc., and take more and more of our places that we have lived for long, long time, and then complain that we poop in our back yards. Don’t know where you think we should go since people keep hogging more and more of our…

Jeers to the store that sold a broken refrigerator to my mom for $120. The fridge not only did not work but was disgusting and needed a lot of cleaning. My mom called the repair guy they recommended, paid the $25 to him just to discover it could not be fixed. Then the seller refused to give …

Cheers to the Buffalo Wild Wings employees who are always giving a positive attitude as well great service. You guys are seriously the best, and your restaurant will always be one of my favorites.

Jeers: Went in to Rec Center today and pool was closed for a swim meet. Wonder if it’s an omen? That’s two days in a row I missed it. So went shopping for a swim suit. Very disgusting.

Cheers: On Feb. 13 after a basketball game at Middleton High School, I had a really bad fall and broke my nose. Pam Payne and her husband, along with June Wagner and Sandy Clausen, stayed with me and helped me, and so did Joe Nelson. There was also another gentlemen, I didn’t get his name, w…

Cheers to Vallivue High School for the advanced placement and dual credit information seminar/activity. I am so thankful my students attend Vallivue. Kudos to the students who informed parents and students of their experience and answered questions. It is obvious VHS facilitates learning and…

Jeers: The traffic light at the Walmart driveway on 12th Avenue Road is deserving of jeers. 12th Avenue Road is a main thoroughfare, but you could not tell it from the way traffic entering and exiting Walmart is favored by this light, which seems to be on a fixed timer rather than controlled…

Jeers: My son and I recently donated one very large bag of nice things for a church sale. We noticed a woman come out of the church and get in her car. She was really watching us. We left and saw her grab our things and put them in her car and leave! How dare you steal, and from your church!…

Cheers to Canyon County businesses because they are customer-friendly and always polite and always meet the needs of the customer. We are fortunate to live in a county with great people. I think Canyon County is the greatest. It offers so much, with parades and great restaurants, but also is…

Jeers to the hospital ER that charged our 95-year-old neighbor over $6,000 for an ER visit consisting of a three-hour visit, no IV, no medications, one MRI, only to find out he had constipation. That is one very expensive enema! Cost for health care — not priceless. Ridiculous!

Jeers to lead-foot tailgaters. If you’re the kind of person who is always running late and has to compensate by driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit and following 2 inches behind other vehicles, I have a suggestion for you — leave your point of departure earlier. I shouldn’t have m…

Cheers: A really big thank-you to Fred Meyer for the new gas station. Not a doubt in my mind they are the main reason our gas prices have gone down as quickly as they have.

Cheers and thumbs up to the Idaho Press-Tribune under the editorial expertise of Scott McIntosh. It is to be commended for its “out of the box” thinking. A minor example of the paper’s willingness in considering subscriber requests was the inclusion of the “today’s line” on the sports page. …

Cheers: Here is the text of a letter my driver of Bus 85 wrote to the parents and guardians of her students. They were all so amazing and contributed a large amount to a food drive that we have annually for the Ronald McDonald House. I wanted to say a huge cheers to the students and parents …

Cheers: I am not sure of how many notice how dark Airport Road in Nampa is. Between Happy Valley and Robinson is very dark except for one street light. This is the only light on an otherwise dark road, and it was placed there by a private homeowner. For the last 35 years, Jean has paid out o…

Jeers: My husband of 32 years and I were doing our daily walk at 6:30 p.m. through a cul-de-sac in our neighborhood. It was dark, of course, but my husband did see the portable basketball goal blocking the sidewalk, so he stepped down to the curb, walked around it, and as he stepped up to ge…

Jeers to coaches who encourage kids to practice hard and ask them to come to tryouts, then take them into their office and tell them they can’t be on the team because they don’t have the academic grades for it. This is undermining to the kids, and pulling the rug out from under them is sick …

Cheers to those who have a heart and compassion for their neighbors, especially those who cannot get around or are elderly. You shoveled snow from your house and your neighbors, too. Bless you! Others should try this. What is one more driveway to shovel?

Cheers to the new Fred Meyer gas station in Nampa! Since the day they opened, they’ve had the lowest price of any station in town, and I’ve noticed that other gas stations have started lowering their prices to get in line with Fred Meyer. Thanks for saving us some money at the pump!

Cheers: Many cheers to the Warhawk Air Museum’s annual Veterans Day breakfast. It is a wonderful way to honor those who have or are serving our country. All four generations of my family (from 9 to 94) look forward to the music, displays, people, and of course, excellent food. We are fortuna…

Jeers to the programming of the traffic lights at the intersection of Amity Avenue and Southside Boulevard!

Cheers: On Oct. 13, I took my elder neighbor on an outing that was supposed to last about two hours but turned into a five-hour adventure. I put fuel in my old classic truck before we headed to the grocery store, but crazy enough, we stalled at the four-way stop on Ustick and Lake by the dri…

Cheers to the person who wrote the jeers about dishonest repairmen. We had the same problem with one who overcharged us on our daughter’s furnace, then he came to our home and tried to sell us a new furnace. It wasn’t true. We just got a second opinion. So folks, do that, also. You won’t be sorry.

Jeers to the jerk who rear-ended my car in the drive-thru line at Capital Educators FCU in Nampa on Saturday. Jeers to the other customers who sat by and said and did nothing!

Cheers: I would like to respond to the person who wrote the jeers last week about drivers who don’t know what turn lanes are for. I see a lot of drivers who don’t seem to understand that, when you’re at an intersection with a green light or a two-way intersection, the car driving straight ha…

Jeers to the television news casts that used the caption “Air Farce” on their Sunday evening reports in reference to the Boise State football game against Air Force the night before!

Jeers to our neighbor who has a barking dog, leaves to go to work and leaves the dog outside to bark at every car and person who walks or drives by. We live by the park and a lot of foot traffic and a school bus stop. The neighbor stated the dog will teach itself not to bark! Really? We are …

Cheers to Nephi and Tiffany Clyde Dummar for being awesome soccer coaches to not only my son’s U-7 soccer team but to many more for Nampa KID soccer. Always encouraging, pushing and loving our kiddos like their own.

Cheers to the Nampa KID soccer program. They do a fantastic job in creating a great soccer program for all the kids of Nampa and the surrounding area to participate in. The executive director and the president are top notch and are to thank for the success of the wonderful youth program.

Cheers to the two young ladies who stopped and helped me on the eve of Friday, Aug. 24. I passed out in my driveway and they stopped to help me and called 911. God sent me two angels. I do not know their names, but thank you so much!