Cheers: A humongous cheers to Jim Jones for his column in the issue of April 4. I don’t always agree with his political views, but he is a man of character and honesty and frequently tells it like it is, which doesn’t always fall into line with his party’s politics. Another huge cheer to Luke Mayville, whose April 4 guest opinion was right on the line. As a former worker for the state of Idaho, I know exactly what he is talking about, and as a state employee I didn’t say anything, at least not publicly, because I wanted to keep my job.

Jeers to (the planning for) the St. Jude Dream Home. Saw today on television April 7, tickets are sold out. The home is not even ready for viewing. That is the whole point of viewing the home and then purchasing tickets to help the kids, and a chance to win prizes. Yes, the kids are most important but not sure we will even view this home now. You got your money somehow early this year, so what’s the point of continuing all the hype, listening it is sold out until June?

Cheers to the Caldwell High School Performing Arts Department and their presentation of “The Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan. The staff, students and particularly the volunteers did an outstanding job. The musical was spot-on, drama, comedy and an important message to take care of one another. Bravo!

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