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CHEERS: To Father Douglas Anderson of St James Episcopal Church Texarkana. After serving the church for 15 years as well as serving on the boards of St James Day School and Randy Sams Outreach Shelter he has accepted the call to be the rector of The Church of the Advent in Boston Massachusetts. Founded in 1844, it is the second largest church in that diocese. His last Sunday at St James will be January 12. Father Doug's keen intellect, caring spirit, sound theology, and leadership will be greatly missed. We are all grateful for the time you spent with us. Texarkana's loss is Boston's gain. Well done good and faithful servant. — L.O., Texarkana, Texas

 

JEERS: Who in their right mind, having cancer, that is slowly but progressively killing them, would refuse surgery that would permanently remove the cancer, because there is always a possibility that another cancer could develop? Those demonstrating across America, because Trump removed the "cancer" — Soleimani — are not only similarly mentally deficient, but morally also. Where was their outrage, their protests, when, for years, Soleimani led his fellow terrorista as they murdered and maimed their fellow Americans? — D.H.M., Texarkana, Arkansas

 

Cheers and Jeers are published each Saturday on the Opinion Page of the Texarkana Gazette.

Cheers and Jeers must be limited to 100 words or less, and may be edited for length and legal considerations. No personal attacks, business/commercial, or consumer complaint Cheers or Jeers will be printed.

You may submit your Cheers and Jeers to us at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504; by fax at (903) 794-3315; by e-mail at [email protected]; or by dropping it off at our office, 101 East Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Deadline for Saturday publication is noon Wednesday.

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