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    Orchids to

    •    CARE Rescue for rescuing cats and dogs from the animal shelter to be adopted, from Brenda Ross.

    •    Tom Heller for his letter to the editor, from John Tinkey.

    •    Tami Graham and her helpers for making sure the momma duck and her babies made it across State Road 46 safely on Monday evening, from Linda.

    •    the people who saved the cocker spaniel, from Larry and Kathy.

    •    Steve at the Columbus Post Office for providing excellent customer service and helping a customer in need, from Katie Conner.

    •    the Golden Corral managers and everyone who helped us when my husband wasn't feeling well and needed an ambulance and for supplying us with your delicious fudge, from the Stones.

    •    Jennifer and Madelyn Speer for a wonderful spa day and lunch in Indy, from Mimi Nancy.

    •    the nice customer behind us in line at the Target snack bar for being right about the bread sticks being better with cheese, from Jack.

    •    Jason at Central Computer Repair for your excellent help on the telephone Thursday morning, from a longtime customer.

    •    Nancy Warren for her recent excellent letter to the editor.

    •    Emma Bishop for getting your CNA license, from Dad, Erika and Lydia.

    •    nice men from Imperial Marble who assisted me at the gas station when my lock broke.

    •    Bob Rice and the employees at Poynter Hyundai for the excellent service this morning when fixing my car, from Barbara Hoffman.

    •    Trent at Menards for the awesome customer service, from the three golden girls.

    •    Marvin Mitchell at World of Pentecost Church for the awesome Wednesday night prayer meeting.

    •    third-floor nursing staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for the great care I received, from Della Barton.

    •    officer in unmarked car for ticketing people for speeding on Terrace Lake Road.

    •    Onions to

    •    gas stations in Columbus, gas is $3.49 at Exit 95, Whiteland.

    •    homeowner in East Columbus for trying to rent an unclean, roach-infested house at an outrageous price.

    •    the new Columbus North baseball fields that cost $1.8 million for not having lights at the diamonds for games that are being played in late evenings.

    •    for closing the upstairs Commons for a private business event when we traveled from Shelbyville, Ky., to look at the architecture.

    •    law enforcement for hanging up on a citizen needing assistance and not calling back.

    •    person who found the the $25 gift card and kept it for their own knowing it was not theirs to keep.

    •    driver of small silver compact car in Walmart parking lot for running into a pole while texting and driving.

    •    apartment complex who is charging extra to residents to help pay for a water main break.

    •    The Republic for not covering the last two graduates of McDowell Adult Education Center, who received diplomas from their respective high schools.

    •    those who think it's a good idea to build a recycling center on the old Golden Foundry site.

    •    business that would not stop production when the tornado sirens were going off.

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