Shout Outs: From our readers to those who matter most to them

Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:23 - Written by


Happy ninth anniversary Sara Wickersham Apperley! I love you!

— David Apperley,




Thank you to all of our zoo visitors and employees who made Boo at the Zoo possible! We had over 2,800 visitors for the weekend!

— Caldwell Zoo


To the kid that yells “chicken” after we sing a song, I salute you!

— Tracy Swaim,




Thank you to everyone who wished me happy birthday today! I am grateful for you, my 43rd birthday and opportunities of tomorrow. I feel so blessed and loved by you all! I hope you all have had a great weekend and looking forward to a great week! Smile, laugh, learn and love!

— Tonya Cain,




This “Kyna” pumpkin was one of my hospital gifts. It looks just like me. Happy week of Halloween, everyone.

— Kyna Adams



We had a big and fun weekend with Aiden! We sure love our grandbaby something fierce! Even when he is not feeling good he is still one happy happy baby.

— Natalie Glover,




I had the privilege of receiving a check from South Tyler Rotary today, one of the sponsors of Habitat's 100th home in Smith County. Wonderful group of Rotarians! Thank you!

— Deanna Harrison,




Shout out to the people who were friendly and helpful everywhere I went today: the young cashier at JCPenney who offered his fashion sense in helping me select my son’s first set of real dress clothes, the Robert E. Lee mom in Michael’s who shared her experience in advising me on how to make a mum, the manager at Einstein Bros Bagels who went out of his way to correct my order. People are cool.

— Beth Lytle,





Have to tell ya’ll something neat. I had a patient die at the VA home here in Tyler during the night. When the funeral home got there to take the body, the entire staff and several residents from the other cottages stood at attention, in the rain, as the body passed and “Amazing Grace” was played. The body was draped in the American flag as well. What a neat way to honor these men and women who served our country and give them their “final salute” as they called it. Days like this make me so proud to be an American, regardless of what is going on in Washington!

— Melanie Melton Thibodeaux,



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