Thumbs up to the Washington County Commissioners for not requiring fire sprinklers to be added to new single- or two-family homes. While it's well intentioned, the proposal only would have made it more difficult for many families to purchase homes by driving up the price. Let the homeowners make this decision.
Thumbs up to the Washington County Gaming Commission for the painstaking work of sifting through applications for funding from 93 organizations. With about $1 million to distribute and about $2.5 million in requests, it was no easy task.
Thumbs up to Marguerite E. Cyr, an artist and longtime community volunteer who was honored as Washington County's first Woman of Distinction at an event last week at Fountain Head Country Club. Among Cyr's many accomplishments were being the first president of the Shawnee Girl Scout Council and a 45-year volunteer with the Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross.