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    Orchids to…

    • the East ladies volleyball team for a great season and an excellent postseason run.

    • Jean Ann and the beautiful lady from Kenya for being so nice and so helpful, from Janet.

    • the staff of Columbus Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Pavlov for turning a stressful situation into a truly wonderful experience, especially when you didn’t have to, from the Shoemakers.

    • Cummins Fuel Systems plant for acknowledging the veterans and paying tribute to them, from Steve.

    • those at the East/Shelbyville football game who donated money to Shelbyville player Nigel Schonfeld, who is in ICU at Riley Hospital for Children with several severe health problems.

    • Jim Cook on your promotion, from the warehouse associates.

    • Brian Blair and The Republic for the terrific tribute to the life of Blake Hanger.

    • Mr. Laine at Schmitt Elementary for the patriotic Veterans Day program, from B. McCloskey.

    • Brady, third grade at Rockcreek and Cub Scout 509, for finding and returning my lost library book, from Ben Goins, fourth grade at Rockcreek.

    • Keith Prior Sr. on your first Veterans Day serving in the Armed Forces, from Dennis, Stacy, Kendall, Curt and Mom.

    • Diana on Seneca Court who found my dog and kept her safe, from Eva Snyder.

    • the gentlemen who paid for all the veterans’ dinners at Skooter’s Monday night, from J.J. Johnson.

    • Mckayla Merino for making the gold honor roll, from all the family.

    • Superior Dry Wall for another wonderful job well done, from a grateful customer.

    • Grant, Preston, Makayla, Connor and Caidan for all the hard work and great grades, from Memaw,and Peepaw Hensley.

    • Sabrina and Lynika at eastside Walmart photo lab for finding a great photo of my late Uncle Arnold and making copies for me, from Lisa.

    • Noble Southern for being a much better Christian than I am, from Candace McFadden.

    • the angel with the blanket at the wreck on State Road 7 and Legal Tender Road, from Susan Woods.

    • Steven DeDomenic for making the honor roll, from Grandpa Bob.

    • the nice man Mike who came on his lunchtime to see about the leak in my guttering.

    • all CRH birthing center staff for the TLC given to our Levi.

    • Southside Elementary for the great Veterans Day program and the great job by the choir, from Roland Brandyke.

    • Mayor Brown for rising above politics and serving the community, from Martha Risk.

    • Pat Robinholt for all you do for us, from the Columbus Corvette girls bingo.

    Onions to…

    • drivers who cannot tell the difference between left-turn-only and straight-through-only lanes, coming close to sideswiping the car in the correct lane.

    • city authorities for approving yet another bar in downtown Columbus.

    • courts that judge in favor of the criminals.

    • taking out parking meters to bring shoppers downtown and now wanting to put meters back in to bring shoppers.

    • the oppressive and dangerous prevaricators comprising the executive branch of the federal government.

    • the local company that does not honor veterans.

    • law enforcement for not attempting to stop two cars on County Road 200S that ran through a school bus stop arm by Southside School.

    • all the stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.

    • the person who picked up the cellphone on Tuesday afternoon and did not turn it in.

    • those who do not realize there are places to shop and eat besides downtown Columbus.

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