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    Orchids to…

    • the person that turned in my lost phone to the FFY.

    • Dr. Eschner and Dr. Dugan for all their years as doctors, from Charles and Frances Caldwell.

    • the unknown person who paid for lunch for the five ladies Tuesday at Applebee’s.

    • the kindness of strangers who made sure we got our lost mail, from a very grateful couple.

    • the wonderful Clayton Johnson at JC Penney for helping me shop Wednesday, from Mary.

    • Catherine Greenlee, administrative supervisor at the county Auditors office for the extraordinary, going-the-second-mile service in processing a property tax extension, from a grateful disabled veteran.

    • L. Frances Smith PTO for the lovely cookies and cocoa refreshments on the last day of school before winter break, from the staff at Smith.

    • Tommi Stowers for being selected for the IndyDreams-Bell softball team, from all your family.

    • the very nice gentleman that paid for our lunch Friday at White Castle, from the parents with the two small boys.

    • Debbie Bolenbaugh and Jeff Whitington at The City Garage for your help on such short notice, from Donna White.

    • Jane Young or helping out with Bud when I couldn’t get there and for all you do each day for the family, from your big sis.

    • Betty Spears for all her extra hard work and dedication during the holiday season.

    • QMIX and Tropical Smoothie for picking our name and providing us with breakfast sandwiches and smoothies, from the office staff at Kindred Transitional Care of Columbus.

    • Hutch and Kevina Schumaker for hosting the Our Hospice caroling party again this year.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Stone for the beautiful evergreen decorations on mailboxes, from your grateful neighbors.

    • Hope Elementary PTO for all your support and the extra goodies during the Christmas season, from Hope Elementary staff.

    • Julie Metz and Taylorsville United Methodist youth group for Christmas caroling in the Taylorsville community, from Bud Groves.

    • the beautiful white lights on the two houses outside St. Louis Crossing on County Road 800N.

    • the wonderful person who found my hearing aid at Kroger and turned it in.

    • Jean Jones for finding and returning my billfold to the bank, from Linda Foster.

    • Harry McCawley for the letter regarding Christmas traditions in Thursday’s paper, from a grateful reader.

    • the very nice ladies who gave me money at the restaurant the other day when I was having so much trouble, from Cassandra Roe.

    • the staff at Ogilville Christian Church for the fantastic Camelot Christmas program.

    • the lady who gave the crossing guard the candy.

    • Troy Love for the random acts of kindness, from the neighbors.

    • Roberta in the building and zoning office for being such a pleasure to work for, from Doug and Noble.

    • Wilma Snyder for the beautiful light display this year, from all your neighbors.

    • the person who notified the store that my car trunk was open at Walmart.

    • the fourth and fifth graders who reenacted Christmas 1905 for Christmas at Simmons School, from school mom, Mrs. Newman.

    • Barb Johnson and the

    • One-Room Schoolhouse Committee who organized Christmas at Simmons School, from the grateful Hope Elementary student body.

    • Ann Harrison for the flowers and thoughtfulness, from Nanny.

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