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    Orchids to…

    • Rich Anthony for rescuing us and being a terrific DJ at the father-and-daughter dance, from Shannon Royer.

    • Elizabeth Lowe for her spot-on letter to the editor, from Bill Lazzell.

    • Vanessa Edwards and the Columbus Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for their extraordinary concert at Four Seasons Retirement Center Tuesday afternoon, from an appreciative resident.

    • Zack the skateboarder who helped me with my car, from Ron.

    • the two women on Lafayette Street who found Nikolai on Tuesday evening, kept him safe and used the number on his dog tag to contact us, from Karen.

    • Mr. Hackman for there being a “no assignment weekend,” from your third-period accounting class.

    • Bruce Bay and his team at Bay Corp. for taking such good care of my property on Peregrine Drive.

    • Dr. Henry for going above and beyond in taking care of me.

    • lady who found my mother’s ring at the westside Walmart parking lot and called The Republic to put it in the paper, from Judy Goddard.

    • Dave Ward from Johnny on the Spot for the great carpet cleaning, from Jane VonFange.

    • Nancy Nichter for being the most wonderful sister ever, from Margaret.

    • John for helping me change my tire, from Mike in the green Mustang.

    • Penny Duvall and Mike and Bonnie Chadwell for all your hard work on Saturday, from Cindy and Don.

    • Lance Marsh for buying our supper at Becker’s Drive-In Tuesday evening, from Dave Forrest.

    • Jeffrey Huntington for always being there for me, from your wife.

    • David Brockman for cleaning Raymond Rooks’ yard.

    Onions to…

    • people who let their dogs defecate multiple times on public sidewalks.

    • people wanting to change our streets to one lane to ease traffic flow and yet litter our streets with ugly looking trikes.

    • new tenants in the house in the Caldwell addition with the small dog in the yard that barks at anything that moves.

    • person who works on cars at home but pays no taxes on the money he makes.

    • The Republic for never mentioning college baseball scores or anything else about it.

    • people who will not mind their own business.

    • The Republic delivery person for rolling the paper so tight that the rubber band has to be cut off.

    • people who run weed eaters and lawn mowers at 7 a.m.

    • liberal prosecutors and judges.

    • residents in trailer parks for not cleaning up after their pets.

    • church superintendent who does not protect his staff from a bully.

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