Does it bother you like it does me when you set up award ceremonies for people and they don’t show up? It is not uncommon today for a high school sports team to have a year-end banquet/awards ceremony and the MVP recipient is not there because they decided to work at McDonald’s instead. This happens more times than you would think.When people my age were in school, if there was an awards ceremony, everyone would come. I guess today awards are not that important. In fact, in the latter years that I was coaching I would wind up each year with a stack of ribbons that no one chose to pick up.Even adults today seem to be too busy to attend celebrations and award programs that are set up for them. How often do you read or see where a professional athlete doesn’t bother to attend ceremonies? People are elected to the All-Star game or Pro-Bowl and refuse the honor. They use excuses like I am too tired, I might get hurt, etc. Does it all go back to the T-ball era when everyone was given a trophy for just showing up? Now awards seem to mean little or nothing to them.
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, February 14, 2013â€¢12:09 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicidal subject in the 500 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢1:33 a.m. Officers investigated a driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving on a suspended driverâ€™s license, defective tag lights, and refusal to submit to an evidentiary blood test.â€¢2:04 a.m. Jenny R. Townsend, 28, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving on a suspended driverâ€™s license, defective tag lights and refusal to submit to an evidentiary blood test.â€¢8:10 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property of a wallet in the 100 block. W. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢9:11 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 1100 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢10:06 a.m. Curtis W. Callaway, 28, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.â€¢10:06 a.m. Dustin T. Dwyer, 22, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.â€¢10:06 a.m. Dustin T. Dwyer, 22, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Mulvane Warrant for failure to appear.â€¢On February 13, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.â€¢12:42 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 2000 block. N. B, Wellington.â€¢1:44 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 1101 N. Park, Wellington.â€¢4:03 p.m. Officers took a report of control of animals by a known suspect in the 200 block. N. Ash, Wellington.â€¢5:18 p.m. Officers investigated cruelty to animals in the 800 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢Trevor Rusk, 25, was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.â€¢7:51 p.m. Melisa A. Hatfield, 27, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington Bench Warrant for failure to appear.â€¢8:56 p.m. Jeremiah D. Vega, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.â€¢11:14 p.m. Nichole A. Mitts, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, criminal restraint, obstruction of law enforcement and assault of a law enforcement officer in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.