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    Orchids to…

    • Sunrise Rotary for all your assistance in distributing backpacks during our first day of distribution, from School Supply Assistance Program.

    • the couple from Westport who helped us change a flat tire Saturday at Greensburg, from the man in the IU socks.

    • the wonderful lady who bought my salad at Subway in Seymour on Sunday, from Martha Harrison.

    • the two girls who turned in my cellphone in Kmart a couple of weeks ago.

    • the city police for coming out to look for the rude teenagers soliciting door-to-door Sunday.

    • Lynn Stevens for mowing my yard, from Alise.

    • Jennifer Shaver for consistently running a great triathlon in Columbus, from a local triathlete.

    • John Walter for all you do to beautify the neighborhood with your hand-created street signs, from Bambi.

    • Pam and Bob Tempest for sharing their tomatoes with us, from Cleon and Wendell Sweeney.

    • Jamie Torres for the wonderful birthday lunch at Texas Roadhouse, from Dillon and Donna.

    • the kind gentleman who carried the milk at Aldi’s.

    • Papa’s Grill for your integrity and honesty for returning my lost wallet and for great food, from Dan Lucas.

    • Linda and Larry Mayfield for being wonderful neighbors, from the Valeks.

    Onions to…

    • whoever took the leftover wine from the public dinner when they left.

    • whoever decided to put the stop sign on County Road 200S by Southside School for the first time in 75 years.

    • the city for having very little handicapped parking downtown on Washington Street.

    • The Republic for printing the same two pages Sunday and Monday.

    • driver of the white car that hit the dog at County Roads 200S and 1100E and kept on going.

    • the company that bullies Columbus with its opinions.

    • the school corporation for not providing transportation from one high school to the other.

    • the dangerous drivers on 29th Street and Tulip Drive.

    • the class reunion committee that did not notify a classmate about the reunion.

    • the city for shutting down the downtown for their party so people cannot drive through.

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