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• the Columbus North High School baseball team and Coach McDaniel for their time and efforts in raising funds for our veterans at the Parkside Court car wash, from your Parkside Court friends.
• Terry Whittaker for your superb job organizing the Spelling Bee and your commitment to literacy and learning.
• Columbus Revolution Basketball Director Scott Wilson for helping the boys honor the life of Ethan Powell.
• Josh Ratcliff for the factual and well-written letter to the editor in Sunday’s paper, from the Mullallys.
• Sadie for the yummy stewed apples, from Teresa.
• Shelia Burton, Michael Brown, Mindy Blair and hospice staff for the wonderful veterans pinning ceremony you hosted and attended for our Dad, from Bill Dowden’s family.
• County Auditor Barb Hackman for treating us to a wonderful extended lunch and limo ride to celebrate your birthday, from your employees.
• Lucy, Karen and Gail for the afghan and food, from Rick and Carla.
• the lunch ladies at Hauser and Hope for the prayers, thoughts and food, from Rick and Carla.
• Dr. Stephen Brueggemann for giving back 20/20 vision.
• the three Class of 1947 inductees into the Columbus North High School Hall of Fame, from a 1947 classmate.
• Onions to…
• liberal educators who use their positions within a school to inappropriately influence kids and advocate for certain legislative issues in classes that do not pertain to politics in the least.
• high school teachers who show favoritism and make kids who didn’t grow up in Columbus feel like they are not as good as those who did.
• the manager of the city recreational facility who lied to me about rules being posted and in fact posted them one hour before our meeting, and to the rude male employee there who nearly ruined my daughter’s first birthday.
• those trying to convince us that the increase in trains will be quieter because of better rails when it’s the horns making all the noise.
• people who think Christians are bigots or haters because they disagree with you.
• women pastors.
• radio stations that find 4,000 reasons to talk about the Colts after they win a game instead of playing music.
• people who think God does not hate sin.
• The Republic for not publishing Onions.
• not having anything about the Fed-Ex Golf Tournament on Sunday.
• the newspaper that won’t let you have delivery Monday through Friday and not on the weekends.
• those complaining about cars on Carr Hill Road, which is a public road, not a private road.
• co-workers who get by with bullying and think it’s funny.
• streets downtown being closed for parties.
• people who don’t keep their cats inside so they won’t be hit by cars and killed.
• the business that turns off its lights before the posted closing times to give the impression that it is closed.
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