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Sound Off -- Feb.1, 2013

Thanks to two young gentlemen for their unselfish help

I was digging out my vehicle from the street the other day, after the snow plow came through. I forgot that my second vehicle was parked there. I had a heck of a job ahead of me trying to dig out that vehicle! I would like to profusely thank two young men, Jamie Genaille and Vernon Erickson, who pulled their truck over, got an ice scraper, took my shovel and dug and dug and dug for almost an hour to help me dig that vehicle out of it’s snow and ice tomb. You are two very fine young men and you deserve to be recognized for your selfless efforts. You two young men have restored my belief and hope that we truly can all work together for the good of society. You would make your mamas, wives, children and your people, proud of your generous and selfless actions. Thank you, thank you and thank you again, to my two heroes of the day! May the Creator richly bless you.

Bravo! to 7 Ages

Hats off to the cast and crew of 7 Ages production of “The Producers.” We went Saturday night and were blown away by the professional-calibre performance from this local group. It was a full house of laughter and smiles from start to finish!

Spend, spend, spend with the NDP

I am not saying that it is only the NDP that care for the youth, I am saying that the NDP like to waste money! We have lots of options for the youth. The YMCA soon will be open, lots of tax dollars went into that! The Healthy Living Centre, same for tax dollars. The Brandon School Division opened their doors after hours and we all know how much school taxes we pay! This proposed youth centre is to have an operating budget of $16,600 a month — I sure hope that includes the staff! The NDP and people that like to support the party like to spend gobs of money for their photo ops and it comes in handy during re-election time!

Nightmare on Eighth Street

I’m still trying to figure out how all the 18th Street traffic going over the Daly Overpass is going to be rerouted over the Eighth Street bridge once the city rebuilds it. What a nightmare that is going to be!

Yes, I may be a redneck

To the person who wrote into Sound Off' claiming Brandon is a “redneck” town as a result of a couple recent submissions. I feel a response is warranted. Who would be there if not for the intelligent, hard-working right wing people to keep the left leaning “hug-a-thug” crowd in check? Yes, if you look closely our neck(s) may have a slight crimson hue. However, I can assure you we’d want it no other way!

Rock concert goes to ‘pot’

I laughed when I saw the comment from the reader regarding the “pot” smoking at the concert. What did this person expect? It was a rock concert. The naiveté of this person blows my mind. Being 2013, there is a chance that this substance may be legal in the near future (as it is in several states south of the border). Perhaps the Kenny Rogers concert, where the average age of the audience was in the 60 to 80 range, would be more to this person’s liking and there would be no chance of them being submitted to todays’ pop culture norms. But definitely don’t go see Willie Nelson (who just turned 80) as you may get a whiff of pot smoking near the stage area and you would not like that.

Appearance makes poor impression

A professional image can be an important factor that influences the customer’s decision to buy or not to buy. Somehow the idea that “blue jeans are acceptable anywhere, anytime” has created a non-professional impression in many businesses where it just could make a difference in customer acceptance. It may work in some businesses but not too well in a financial institution, lawyer's office, or insurance company, for example. Now, the “blue jean/casual Friday” may be well-meaning, but it is a concept that is getting a little long in the tooth. I’m sure most people are very good at their jobs, but the impression might well be that they have just come back from the local rodeo.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 1, 2013

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Thanks to two young gentlemen for their unselfish help

I was digging out my vehicle from the street the other day, after the snow plow came through. I forgot that my second vehicle was parked there. I had a heck of a job ahead of me trying to dig out that vehicle! I would like to profusely thank two young men, Jamie Genaille and Vernon Erickson, who pulled their truck over, got an ice scraper, took my shovel and dug and dug and dug for almost an hour to help me dig that vehicle out of it’s snow and ice tomb. You are two very fine young men and you deserve to be recognized for your selfless efforts. You two young men have restored my belief and hope that we truly can all work together for the good of society. You would make your mamas, wives, children and your people, proud of your generous and selfless actions. Thank you, thank you and thank you again, to my two heroes of the day! May the Creator richly bless you.

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Thanks to two young gentlemen for their unselfish help

I was digging out my vehicle from the street the other day, after the snow plow came through. I forgot that my second vehicle was parked there. I had a heck of a job ahead of me trying to dig out that vehicle! I would like to profusely thank two young men, Jamie Genaille and Vernon Erickson, who pulled their truck over, got an ice scraper, took my shovel and dug and dug and dug for almost an hour to help me dig that vehicle out of it’s snow and ice tomb. You are two very fine young men and you deserve to be recognized for your selfless efforts. You two young men have restored my belief and hope that we truly can all work together for the good of society. You would make your mamas, wives, children and your people, proud of your generous and selfless actions. Thank you, thank you and thank you again, to my two heroes of the day! May the Creator richly bless you.

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