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Monday, November 9, 2009

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To the Cherokee Braves football fan who found a lost billfold at the Cherokee-Eagle Grove football game played Oct. 23 in Fort Dodge Dodger Stadium, there's an Eagle Grove dentist who wants to see your pearly white smile.

Michael Moffitt, D.D.S. of Eagle Grove, sent a letter to Cherokee Braves Athletic Director and co-head football coach Neil Phipps last week that read:

"Dear Coach - After last Friday night's Cherokee-Eagle Grove football game, my billfold slipped to the ground when I was taking off my insulated coveralls. I didn't notice it for a while.

"Needless to say, I raced back to the Dodger Stadium parking lot, but no billfold. Then, one of your fans yelled over to me, asking if I had lost my billfold, He had found it and given it to the authorities. I quickly thanked your fan and ran off (anxious to retrieve my billfold).

"I don't know his name, but I want you to know I appreciate his honesty. He certainly saved me a lot of hassle and lowered my blood pressure.

"I am enclosing a check to be used for your football program needs. If you happen to hear of someone finding a billfold that night, please thank him for me."

Folks, one more time some caring, honest Cherokee resident put another brick into the Wall of Decency we all should strive to build each and every day of our lives.

Just from recent memory, from the actions of Dillon Moye involving a Sheldon special needs player during the Orabs-Braves JV basketball game, to the Braves baseball team publicly taking a knee and praying and the Cherokee nurse who rushed out to render aid for an injured Hull Western Christian outfielder who slammed into the fence during the game, to the Braves football players making a late-night Cherokee Regional Memorial Hospital visit to an injured Pocahontas Area football player's room, to the local contributions to the paralyzed Westwood wrestler seriously injured in a tragic car crash, Cherokee athletes and fans consistently jump into the fray to help their fellow man.

And this reputation grows. Be proud, Cherokee.