June 14, 2013

Thorns & Roses


---- — A group effort

The Pharos-Tribune gives this Rose to Logansport Savings Bank employees:

One month. Seventeen employees. More than 50 pounds. Sixty inches.

Those are some serious number employees of Logansport Savings Bank threw down recently at the Cass County Family YMCA. The group dropped the pounds and inches by eating right and moving more — not by doing the fad diet du jour.

Kudos to all those who put in the sweat and hours necessary to beat the scale. We also say kudos to the YMCA for making the program available to such groups.

Donors makeit all possible

Board of Habitat for Humanity of Cass County gives this Rose to Dave Reid:

The Board of Habitat for Humanity of Cass County would like to thank Dave Reid of Reid Roofing for donating the shingles for the shed constructed at the Habitat property located at 1508 Miles.

Contributions such as these are what makes Habitat continue to be able to serve the community.

Helping the community

The Pharos-Tribune gives this Rose to Cass-Pulaski Community Corrections:

We give two thumbs up to the Cass- Pulaski Community Corrections’ work release program that has inmates working to beautify Logansport. Offenders plant flowers, hang baskets, mow grass, water flowers and carry out other landscaping tasks seven days a week. They also water flowers eight hours each night with a new truck with a water tank.

The program not only gives the inmates a project to succeed at, but it also helps the ongoing effort to improve our city. It’s great to see a local organization accomplishing both, as they are both worthwhile goals.

It’s your turn

Thorns & Roses is our staff’s compilation of the best and worst of the week, but if you have your own nominations, feel free to send them along for publication. Submissions of up to 400 words may be addressed to Pharos-Tribune, 517 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947. Or you can email us at Don’t forget to include your name, address and daytime telephone number.