CHEERS ...

To Mackenzie Perry, a Nelsonville native who is competing this summer in the Miss Ohio pageant. (She was featured in a Messenger story earlier this week.) Good luck, Mackenzie!

To the Athens International Film & Video Festival starting next week, as well as to International Week, which concludes Saturday with the International Street Fair.

To Sgt. Jonathan Pollard, named Auxiliary Officer of the Year for State Highway Patrol’s Athens Post. Thank you for your service, Sgt. Pollard.

JEERS ...

To Donkey Coffee and Espresso, but we mean this in good fun. Donkey posted a very convincing April Fool’s joke about a second location opening in Columbus. It got our hopes up for a few of us in the newsroom. Decent prank, Donkey.

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