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    Orchids to…

    • Columbus Parks and Recreation and Foundation For Youth for letting us borrow your scoreboards for our tournament, from Columbus Boomers.

    • Tyler Johnson for his faithful volunteering each Saturday at the Orphan Grain Train, from those who appreciate his continued dedication.

    • the nice lady at Sunday’s ice show for letting us use one of your blankets.

    • Johnathon Hatton for finding and returning my purse.

    • MOPS moms for the wonderful teacher appreciation luncheon and gifts, from the grateful MOPPET’s staff.

    • Kerry at Grider Garage Door company for excellent service, from Connie.

    • Monica Allman for making the honor roll at East High School, from Mamaw Rennie and family.

    • Joss Moffatt for winning the sprint car feature Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway, from Doug Southern.

    • Columbus Symphony Orchestra for another great season, from Evelyn Garwood.

    • Bartholomew County 4-H junior leaders for the wonderful 4-H volunteer luncheon on Sunday.

    • Ivy Tech for their excellent 5K race on Saturday, healthy snacks, brief awards ceremony and beautiful shirts and medals, from a grateful runner.

    • Kenneth at the eastside Walmart photo lab for knowing his job and helping us with everything we needed done, from Janet and Joellen.

    Onions to…

    • the fast food restaurant for not providing military discounts.

    • people who think they can total other people’s property and get away with it.

    • whoever drives up and down Bonesteel Drive with loud thumping music all hours of the day and night.

    • the business that advertises and then never answers the phone.

    • not having a homeless shelter.

    • the city for funding downtown apartments.

    • the city for lack of weed control on many roadsides and medians in Columbus.

    • the shopper who bought all the marked-down water at the grocery store.

    • The Republic for not bringing papers to the Nineveh mini-mart.

    • the Commissioners for taking the whole parking lot away from those who have to visit the building to pay their taxes.

    • people who think that a free service gives them the right to complain about occasional omissions.

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