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    •    the magnificent July Fourth private fireworks displays in and around the High Vista addition, from your neighbors.

    •    The World of Pentecost Church for opening your lawn for everyone to watch fireworks, from a local citizen.

    •    Karen Day for your kindness and loving friendship, from Tracey.

    •    Speedway gas station on State Road 46 for having the cleanest public restrooms in Columbus, from Mrs. Turner.

    •    Ean Adams, Josh Wettschurack, Andrew Scott, Anna Dodd, McKenna Downey and Randy Bergsted for your time and hard work, from Norma Gentry.

    •    the good neighbors on the west side of Elizabethtown for the fantastic fireworks.

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    •    the golf course for allowing loud mowers out along Gladstone during quiet hours.

    •    Columbus for not having any flags at the entry to Columbus and The Republic for not having anything about the Fourth of July on the front page.

    •    the rendition of the national anthem at the QMIX fireworks.

    •    buffoons who enter an establishment with a rude, crude attitude and honestly think they'll get what they want or better service by behaving in such a manner.

    •    the persons shooting fireworks over the apartment complex roof, parking lot and toward other apartment windows.

    •    the partiers in Everroad Park West who aimed commercial-grade fireworks toward our homes all night with several burning chunks hitting our roofs.

    •    the pigs leaving behind their Fourth of July trash in the McCullough's Run Park.

    •    Wednesday fireworks display for replacing the traditional patriotic music from the fireworks display with non-patriotic rubbish.

    •    the company that allows horseplay and altering of equipment in the work area.

    •    thpeople who bring their dogs to the downtown Farmers Market who bite customers and leave their messes behind for customers to step in.

    •    the city for allowing fireworks until midnight when people have to get up the next day and go to work.

    •    inconsiderate people who park on the People Trails.

    •    the neighbor who does not clean up the mess in surrounding yards after shooting off elaborate fireworks.

    •    those who do not wash their hands after using the restroom.

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