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    Orchids to…

    • TV channel WISH for excellent storm tracking Sunday, from a Four Seasons Retirement Center resident.

    • the nurses and doctors on Tower 3 and in the Emergency Room at Columbus Regional Hospital for the kind and gentle care I received during my stay and the great job moving everyone into the halls during the tornado alert, from Barb Gruhl

    • Beth and Marshall Middendorf for supporting teen literacy by providing subscriptions to The Republic for Columbus North High School students.

    • emergency officials who made the decision to evacuate the trailer parks before the bad weather Sunday, from a concerned daughter.

    • all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time and donated supplies to support the school lock-in and all our sponsors and The Ridge for helping make this event possible, from Northside Middle School lock-in committee.

    • the Love Chapel staff and volunteers for your caring, cards and prayers for healing, from Jane D. Pettitt.

    • the Bartholomew County sheriff for responding quickly and getting my family to safety during the storm, from the Snelson family.

    • Janet at JC Bank for going above and beyond for your customers.

    • Beth Wagner for her wonderful care and concern by after we hit a deer on Sunday evening, from Bob and Barbara Elkins.

    • whoever was responsible for getting the high school students off the corner of Kentucky Avenue and Coovert Street and blocking the street, from a grateful neighbor.

    • Duke Energy for the efficient restoration of electric service to Forest Park on Sunday, from a satisfied customer.

    • Jack Grace for clearing the tree out of the way on County Road 675, from the Larsons.

    • Avery Spencer, for making the honor roll, from G.G.

    • Onions to…

    • people who steal from farmers who work hard to provide them with food and to make a living.

    • the driver of the big brown delivery truck who tried to go out of his way to hit a black and white cat with a collar Monday morning.

    • people who cut trees down instead of trimming them, causing  birds to lose their homes.

    • large companies trying to bully the state about same-sex marriage.

    • businesses who are open Thanksgiving Day.

    • the haunted house that has not picked up any of their advertising signs.

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