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    Orchids to

    •    Rhonda and Regan Pedigo for your help during Tom's surgery and my illness, from Mom.

    •    Dr. McDermott for fixing a simple problem at no charge.

    •    my Walmart family for the lovely plant, from Cassie.

    •    the girl in the red Jeep for going above and beyond in helping me when the Sam's Club car wash wasn't working properly Wednesday, from Jerry.

    •    Ron Edwards for being concerned and coming out to make sure I was OK when I was leaving Bob Evans Restaurant on Wednesday, from Carol Spurgeon.

    •    Dean at McGaha Heating and A/C in Edinburgh for working late hours to make sure my family had air conditioning on the hottest day of the year, from Melody Bailey.

    •    committee leader Larry Ruble for not giving up on the search to find classmates for the Columbus High School Class of 1968 Reunion, from the Reunion Committee.

    •    Perry and Rosemary Crippen for the blackberries and for being such nice neighbors, from the Fields.

    •    Ellen, activities director at Four Seasons, for the fun "Mystery Bus Ride" and treat at Yo Ma Ma's Frozen Yogurt Shop on Wednesday, from Peg.

    •    Pat Clark for being such a wonderful person and coming to my rescue once again, from Karla Craig.

    •    city garage workers who put new gravel in front of our parking area on 29th Street on such a hot day, from Peggy Hynes.

    •    Mark Lazzell, the mechanic and any one else who helped with the quick service on my car, from owner of the PT Cruiser.

    •    Dr. Rachel Reed and office staff for being the most efficient doctor's office in Columbus, from Karen.

    •    Gramz Bakery for all you have done for me, from Eddie Thifault.

    •    city workers who cleared out low-hanging branches on the bike path on Goeller Boulevard and smoothed and resurfaced bad cracks and bumps, from grateful bicyclist Clare.

    •    Dr. Michael Irons and staff for the great customer service, from Melinda.

    •    Ken Chandler for saying what a lot of people are afraid to say.

    •    Kara D., for the five beautiful tomatoes, from Patty at Silver Oaks.

    •    John Michael from Taylor Bros. for helping me with my trailer on Central Avenue three weeks ago, from Janice Vonsh.

    •    Maxine Pearson for helping me get my car worked on, from Karen Dickerson.

    •    whoever planted the wildflower garden along the Parkside section of the People Trial, from Sandy McCoy.

    •    Sam's Club Pharmacy for being caring, friendly, helpful and patient, from the Redfords.

    •    Onions to

    •    the stoplight on State Road 11 at County Road 200S that stops traffic on the highway even when there's no one on 200S.

    •    person in the office with offensive odor and not taking care of it frequently.

    •    person who stole the miniature bird bath on Newsom Avenue.

    •    those who are complaining about the outcome of the Zimmerman trial.

    •    trailer court that killed the grass by using weed killer.

    •    whoever is responsible for not enforcing city laws about cats running loose in other people's yards.

    •    Rolling Stone magazine for its front page.


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