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Cheers and jeers for the week of March 16-22, 2014

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From page A8 | March 22, 2014 |

Cheers to the pen-pal program that links third-graders at Laurel Creek Elementary School with seniors at Paradise Valley Estates.

An article about the program in Monday’s Daily Republic reminded us that there is still magic in the ability of the written word to link generations. Sara Snyder, the third-grade teacher at Laurel Creek Elementary, said “it’s like Christmas morning” when students receive the letters from their senior pals. A lunch earlier this month allowed face-to-face meetings between the children and seniors, furthering their connection.

Cheers to all involved for keeping a traditional – and valuable – style of communication alive.

Jeers to the circumstances that led to a Fairfield father getting a restraining order this week that requires a 9-year-old to stay away from his son. We don’t know whether it’s a frivolously legal parent, an out-of-control kid who needs correction or something the school should have handled differently, but it’s ridiculous that this situation ended up in court.

That the Sheriff’s Office couldn’t enforce it because it lacked the child’s name and address and that the order requires the child to stay 2 yards away point out to the absurdity of the situation.

Jeers to the outbreak of the “choking game” at Crystal Middle School, where four students last week were taken to NorthBay Medical Center after participating in the ritual that involves students losing consciousness.

All students at the middle school heard from both the Trauma Unit director at NorthBay and Suisun City police officials this week as they detailed the dangers of playing the “game,” which is worthy of a cheer for quick reaction.

Cheers to the Solano College women’s softball team, which received a No. 1 state ranking this week by cccaastats.org.

Terri Pearson-Bloom’s team is 20-2 record on the season. The Falcons are always contenders, but a status as top-ranked in the state is unprecedented.

Cheers to the Grizzlybots, the Grange Middle School robotics students who teamed up with students from San Jose and Santa Clara to win the VEX Robotics State Championship last weekend.

An outstanding job by Samuel Deal, Josh Purvis and Evan Posten, who represented the local region in a big way and qualified for the world championships in Anaheim next month. Cheers to all the local students who took part in the robotics season.

Cheers to the successful completion of another Singer-Songwriter Competition by the Vacaville Business Improvement District.

The father-son team of Jim and Jimmy Rowdy won the fifth-annual event, but the real winners were the contestants, venues and public, who got to see local talent in a variety of Vacaville locations over several weeks. Cheers to those who made it possible for music fans to see a wide range of local talent during the final weeks of winter.

Cheers that Walmart told Suisun City officials that it plans to open its superstore in that city in March or April 2015. Suisun City has been waiting on that news for years, since it sees Walmart as a huge financial boost to its tax base. It will bring an estimated $1.1 million a year to Suisun City’s municipal coffers, according to the city.

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