Thumbs up, down from the Yuma Sun

Yuma Sun - - OPINION -

• Thumbs up to Ma­rine Corps Air Sta­tion Yuma, for al­low­ing the pub­lic to have a front row seat to the Weapons and Tac­tics In­struc­tor events. It’s amaz­ing to see our Marines in ac­tion!

• Thumbs up to New Or­leans Saints quar­ter­back Drew Brees, who be­came the NFL’s all-time leader in yards pass­ing Mon­day night!

• Thumbs up to the mu­ral projects un­der­way by Yuma’s Ari­zona Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ties In­sti­tute Team. The group is send­ing “art sum­mons” to in­ter­ested com­mu­nity mem­bers, who then will be in­vited to paint a grid­ded por­tion of one of three mu­rals in Yuma County. The unique pro­ject brings to­gether the com­mu­nity while cre­at­ing pub­lic art — and that’s a win for every­one.

• Thumbs up to St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church, which has launched a food min­istry to hand out food boxes to those in need.

• Thumbs up to the Ari­zona-Mex­ico Com­mis­sion, which hosted part of its “Gate­way to Ari­zona” se­ries in Yuma this week. The event show­cased our bor­der com­mu­nity and its role in in­ter­na­tional trade and com­merce.

• Thumbs up to An­te­lope High School Se­nior Dustyn Ricker, who was named the Ari­zona Car­di­nals’ high school Player of the Week. Con­grats, Dustyn!

• Thumbs down to who­ever in­vented junk email. Day in and day out, 24 hours a day, our in­boxes are in­un­dated with garbage. What we wouldn’t give to get back just a frac­tion of the time we waste on clean­ing out junk emails!

• Thumbs down to the peo­ple who de­cide to do yard work be­fore 7 a.m. Whether it’s a week­day or a week­end, have some cour­tesy for your neigh­bors. No one likes to start the day to the tune of weed whack­ers and leaf blow­ers.

• Thumbs down to the rash of hit-and-run ac­ci­dents in Yuma County in the last sev­eral months. If you are in an ac­ci­dent, be it big or small, pull over and take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the sit­u­a­tion.

Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down are com­piled by the Yuma Sun ed­i­to­rial board, based on re­cent events, hap­pen­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties around Yuma County and the na­tion, and will ap­pear on Fri­days in the Yuma Sun.

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