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    Orchids to…

    • Columbus Regional Hospital radiation therapists Jennifer and Candi for being caring and professional and for the warm blankets, from Jane.

    • kind and considerate cashier at westside Walmart who allowed me to come to the 20 or less items lane when I had 28 items.

    • Sharon Mangas’ letter to the editor, from a former history teacher.

    • Taylorsville United Methodist Church for a beautiful Easter Sunday service with a fantastic choir, from the congregation.

    • Brown County Health and Living for bringing us treats every Friday, from Columbus Regional Emergency Department.

    • Allen Chiropractic and massage therapist Abby for stopping my back pain.

    • Columbus Transit for again going above and beyond, from Michael.

    • Twin Cities Raceway for the great racing Saturday night and bringing back Twin Cities the way it used to be, from a longtime racing fan.

    • Greensburg Christian Church for an awesome Easter egg hunt, from a grandmother.

    • Sadie and David Cress of Sadie’s Family Dining on their new location, from Sandy Walker.

    • Jennifer and her husband from Country Mart for unloading the salt boxes from my trunk and putting them where I wanted them, from Clara.

    • the city of Columbus for the bike lanes and the People Trails.

    • Nina Wells for watching my house and feeding my cat when I was gone in February, from Brenda.

    • Mary, Kay, Tina, Teresa and Phyllis for a wonderful Easter dinner and egg hunt for all the great-grandchildren, from Muck.

    • the woman in the red pickup who helped me pay for my gas, paying it forward in honor of the daughter of a friend.

    • Alvana Henderson for giving me a great birthday gift, from Lila Henderson.

    • Mary Ann Sullivan and AARP for bringing the driver’s safety course to Mill Race Center, from several participants.

    • John and Lori Lucas for paying for our 49th anniversary dinner at Papa’s Grill, from Alan and Karen.

    • the lady in the Honda Odyssey for paying for my order at McDonald’s on Friday morning, from the lady in the Dodge Avenger.

    • First Baptist Church for the beautiful Easter service.

    Onions to…

    • The Republic for not publishing my Onions about political parties.

    • oversized basketball goals that are kept in the street and not in the owners’ driveway.

    • businesses that collect sales tax and do not turn it over to the state.

    • people who do not know the definition of the word fascist.

    • probation officers who do not enforce the law to the individuals who are on probation.

    • people who torture their pets.

    • the driver of the white van for being impatient and trying to get me to turn right on a red light.

    • destroying an old building while others have been saved in the past.

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