Cheers to Louise Yarbrough for planting the seeds that we’re certain will produce a vibrant horticulture program at Solano Community College.
Her support to date was recognized this week when the college established the Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture and Plant Science Institute.
The Yarbrough family has long supported the greater Fairfield community, donating their name, time and treasure to a host of worthy causes.
That trend continues with the 80-year-old family matriarch.
Cheers to volunteers who provide honor guard details at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon to help ensure that veterans receive a proper tribute when they are buried there.
Their work is particularly important now that automatic spending cuts at the federal level have cut into the ability of active-duty military honor guards to provide similar details to the local national cemetery.
Jeers to that bit of – we’re sure – unintended budget cutting.
The volunteer honor guard is, to put it mildly, overworked. More volunteers are needed to help keep this important service available to the families of all deceased veterans. To help the cause, call 430-3778.
Jeers that police in Vacaville are investigating yet another shooting.
This one happened Tuesday night on the 400 block of Royal Oaks Drive. Police said about eight shots were fired at a residence there. No one was injured.
The shooting came a few days after a man was shot overnight the previous Friday during what police describe as a botched drug deal near Meadowlands Park.
Cheers to those honored this week by the Vacaville School District for their work to keep the community’s children safe while walking to and from school each day.
Mildred Johnson was named the Crossing Guard of the Year for 2013. Excellent performance awards were given to Johnson and Penny Ramey, Gail Olson, Robert Murray, Neil Blow, Bonnie Pointer, Janis Dmytriw and Marcos Martinez.