Thumbs up to... the United Way for meeting their goal for this year’s drive. Congratulations are in order for working beyond the end of the scheduled campaign to meet the goal.

Thumbs up to... the United Way for meeting their goal for this year’s drive. Congratulations are in order for working beyond the end of the scheduled campaign to meet the goal.

Thumbs down to... Bernard L. Madoff. He sure made off with a lot of money before his scheme came crashing down around him.

Thumbs up to... 2008 for cheap winter gas, spirited and close national, state and local races, a large voter turnout, and Pittsburg State in the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

Thumbs down to... 2008 for the problems with the economy, Superior closing its doors, and new high gas prices over the summer

Thumbs up to... December graduates from Pittsburg State University. College work, time and tuition has paid off with the degree sought after. That’s worth thumbs up in anyone’s books

By the Morning Sun