Roses and thorns

ROSES

… to the young Cub Scouts with Den 6, Pack 3114, and their adult leaders who cleaned up and replaced flags on veterans’ graves in four cemeteries in Green Township in anticipation of Memorial Day. Good kids doing good things.

… to the hundreds of elementary students who ran five kilometers Saturday in support of the Girls on the Run program. The program is a great way help girls learn about fitness and health, while building a strong sense of self-confidence. Kudos also to the adults who promote and support the program.

…to the VFW team in Morley who took on a project that sees them extending the hand-up they offer local vets through a vegetable garden that not only nourishes the body, but also nourishes the soul of those involved in the project at any level.

…to all the honorees of the Northern Lights Awards — collectively and individually — for all they have done, and continue to do for the Mecosta County community. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

…to St. Peter’s Lutheran School principal Dave Troug – on his retirement. Wow! Thirty-three years at the school! That calls for a LOT of roses.

 

THORNS

…to Governor Snyder’s appointed Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr, for suggesting that the works of art now housed in the Detroit Institute of Arts might be sold off piece meal to help pay off the city’s debt. Really!? While the art collection at the DIA may be locally managed, it should well be considered a state cultural asset, and not something to be pawned to cover the fouled up book-keeping of generations of irresponsible public officials.

 

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