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    Orchids to…

    • Courtney and Canaan Bowman on the birth of your beautiful baby girl, from Mom, Dad and John.

    • Sharon and Ray Long for being the sweetest neighbors a girl could ask for, from Taylor.

    • the city of Franklin for a wonderful Christmas parade Dec. 7.

    • Mrs. Karen O’Connor and Mrs. Sprague for attending our Simmons Schoolhouse field trip with us, from Mrs. Wenzler’s fourth-grade class.

    • Westside Community Church ladies for the gift donations to brighten the residents’ Christmas, from a grateful activities director.

    • Jermiha Gernert, grandson, for the beautiful pot of flowers, from Bea Badger.

    • Jennifer Willhite for her article about the Festival of Lights parade.

    • the person who found my black glove and placed it on the railing at my house, from Mrs. Campbell.

    • the person who turned in my lost wallet at Menard’s on Saturday.

    • Southside Elementary School crossing guard for the sweet treats, from the Southside bus driver.

    • FBC Hartsville youth and leaders for the awesome caroling Sunday evening, from Becketts.

    • students at St. Peter’s for the wonderful old-fashioned Christmas service and the beautiful processional of Hosanna.

    • Natalie at Willow Crossing for doing Barbara’s hair and all of the CNAs and nursing staff for helping her the past two weeks, from her family.

    • Barb Newton for hosting a delicious Christmas lunch, from the staff at First Presbyterian Preschool.

    • Alma Wiley and the teachers at Dancers Studio for a wonderful “Nutcracker” production, from the Jacksons.

    • Norman Funeral Home for the very nice and well decorated memorial open house.

    • Onions to…

    • the local business that wastes food instead of donating it to the needy.

    • self-congratulatory nonsense.

    • radio stations that broadcast sports instead of music.

    • people who complain about not making enough money while playing with their smartphone, iPad, Xbox and Playstation.

    • the driver of the Saturn with no lights of any type on the back of the car who caused a wreck then left the scene.

    • the drug dealers who dealt drugs Tuesday afternoon in the open in front of children.

    • the flower shop that sent wilted flowers in a bouquet taking advantage of a customer who lives out of town.

    • past city officials for making deals that cost the city $300,000.

    • the newspaper for not publishing junior high and grade school basketball scores.

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