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    Orchids to…

    • Lowell Lowman on your retirement from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, from Vicki Amos.

    • Mayor Kristen Brown for having the backbone to stand up to the childish nonsense and unwarranted personal attacks.

    • Kenneth and Sue Fields for being the best parents, grandparents and great-grandparents in the world, from the kids.

    • Bill Ross for fixing our clock, from Michele and Brett.

    • Teah Meek on making the dean’s list for fall 2013 semester, from Mom and Dad.

    • Linda White for preaching the word of God, just like Jesus said, from Juanita.

    • Evan at the 25th Street Marsh Grocery for his excellent and common-sense customer service, from Curt Thiessen.

    • Don Wilmoth and family for their kindness and help, from John Tinkey.

    • Don and Janet McDonald for offering us supper and a warm place to stay when our electricity went out, from Jack and Rhonda St. Clair.

    • Jaime Stainbrook at Bar-Cons for your outstanding customer service, from Melody Bailey.

    • Cody Fleetwood for getting our generator running for us when we lost electricity, from Jack and Rhonda St. Clair.

    • the two nice, new Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies who did a courtesy run the night the power went out in the storm, from Margaret Sue Robertson.

    • kind person who picked up my gloves in the parking lot and tucked then under the windshield wiper, from Sharon Newman.

    • Faurecia and The Salvation Army for the best Christmas ever, from Starr and her family.

    • Kaitlyn Coomer for making the dean’s list, from Grandma and Grandpa Thompson.

    • David Blockman for putting our paper in the door, from Raymond Rooks.

    • Onions to…

    • those who spoke at the House Judiciary Committee that they are having trouble attracting talent to the state because of the gay-marriage ban.

    • people of Columbus who don’t take a better interest in the happenings at our City Hall.

    • ignorant people who are dumping dogs on the south side of Columbus.

    • officials who put Orchids to themselves in the newspaper.

    • those who litter the library entrances with cigarette butts.

    • the elected official who would change political party affiliation during their elected term and not give notice or contact their supporters.

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