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    •    the nice guy for giving us your table and sitting somewhere else for breakfast at Skooter's, from the ladies with the toddler.

    •    family and friends for making our 50th wedding anniversary special by your cards, calls, emails and flowers, from Richard and Marge Roseberry.

    •    Zach Ruehman on winning the Lily Scholarship, from Johnboy, John and Tina Stephens.

    •    the gentleman who bought dinner for my granddaughter and me at Johnny Carino's, from Shirley.

    •    my husband, Joshua Hensley, for serving in the Army and working full time to provide for us, from Amy.

    •    Jen Shaver for being an excellent role model and for the impact you have on our youth and community, from Teresa Smith.

    •    Tony Harden, BCSC bus driver, for picking up a student from a different route to ensure she could attend school, from Richards' staff.

    •    the very nice young man who helped me at Becker's when my car would not start, from Linda.

    •    whoever turned in the debit card that was dropped at the post office, from Bambi Wigh.

    •    Whipker's Market for the fantastic field trip, from Rockcreek kindergarten classes.

    •    Brian Blair and Greg Jones for the nice story and photo about us, from the congregation of Mount Pleasant Christian Union Church.

    •    Greg and Lucina for the really good cheesecake and unwavering optimism in the face of adversity, from Joe and Jane.

    •    Shirley at westside Walmart for pointing out another checkout line so we didn't have to wait, from a grateful mother and daughter.

    •    the kind man who pushed our stalled car out of the intersection of Taylor Road and 25th Street on Monday.

    •    Doug Herold for taking me out for dinner, from mother, Barbara Herold.

    •    Lonnie Hembre for helping us with the lawn work, from the Fetterses.

    •    Onions to

    •    the person who broke in and stole money, medication and peace of mind.

    •    people taking the escalator to an upstairs health screening.

    •    large empty lot filled with trash at the corner of Second and State streets.

    •    the dealer who does not have a privacy fence around their junk pile.

    •    the driver of the silver SUV traveling east on West Deaver Road for not yielding to cyclist signaling a left turn and nearly hitting me.

    •    the supermarket that quit giving double coupons.

    •    law enforcement for using the pistol range when people are trying to sleep.

    •    parents who make fools of themselves and embarrass their kids by yelling at referees during games.

    •    the Republican Party for becoming a fascist party.

    •    bicycle riders on the wrong side of the street.

    •    educators who do not use good grammar.

    •    people who have too many dogs and ignore all the barking.

    •    cat owners who don't realize that the law says cats must be kept in their own yards, just like dogs.

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