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    Orchids to…

    • the management at Menard’s for keeping the store closed on Thursday so the employees can be with

    • their families.

    • all of the iGrad tutors and mentors for all your time and help with the students, from

    • Tina Cunningham.

    • Frank Anderson and the friendly staff at Frank Anderson Tire Co. for great customer service over the years, from the Sharps.

    • Roy Cross for getting the leaves off my yard, from

    • Harry McKinney.

    • Sharon Snyder, mom, for always helping out when we’re in a pinch, from Jack and Rhonda.

    • Gene at the airport for making a toddler’s day by showing him all around the hangar and letting him pretend to fly, from Lane Behrman.

    • the driver of the blue Mini Cooper in front of me at Starbucks on U.S. 31 for buying our drinks, I will pay it forward, from the driver of the white car behind you.

    • Joe Cashen for teaching a couple of old dogs new tricks, from Kyle and Eric.

    • the gentleman at Affordable Furniture/Margo’s Lamps for his help in putting the weird green and blue glass lamp from the ’60s back together, from the lady in the green coat.

    • Carrie at IHOP for the great service and delicious lunch on Monday, from three satisfied customers.

    • the staff at Dr. Blevins’ dentist office and staff for their kindness and their understanding, from Tonya R. Pitman.

    • Lecia Clark for the beautiful last Sunday at Old Union Church.

    • the butcher at Savory Swine downtown for carrying my 13-pound turkey a block and half to my car for me and making my day, from Mary Alter.

    • my favorite bank employees at MainSource on Jonathan Moore Pike for help with my unusual request, from Susan Gobert.

    • Hailey at Jack’s Place for going above and beyond for your customers, from Laura Guthrie.

    • Cindy Olsen of Accessibility in the United Way building who has generously helped many people with various medical needs.

    • Onions to…

    • greedy stores and businesses who decide to open on Thanksgiving and those who choose to patronize them and support this decision.

    • inconsiderate drivers who insist on using Carr Hill Road during construction while alternative routes exist.

    • the school official who takes off almost every Friday even though school is in session.

    • the trailer park that does not remove leaves in vacant lots causing neighbors to have to take care of extra leaves.

    • those who do not use crosswalk lights at Jackson and Brown especially in low-visibility conditions.

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