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    Snow Orchids to…

    • Kenny McKain, from the Williamson’s.

    • Dave Weddle, from Lawrence Tiemeyer.

    • James Yrineo, from Lee Trapp.

    • Tyson Hall, from Joe on Laramie Trail.

    • Orchids to…

    • those of my customers in the Sandy Hook and Hiker Trace neighborhoods who cleared a path to walk in on the snow, from your letter carrier Mike Imlay.

    • Rick and Lisa Hill for always being here and being the best parents a girl could ask for, from your baby.

    • the lady who stopped to make sure I got back safely to my driveway after getting my mail.

    • the First Christian Church ladies for the hot chocolate, from the crossing guards.

    • Mayor Brown for continuing to dismantle the “good ol’ boy” politics in this town.

    • the wonderful volunteers at the food pantries for getting out in the bad weather to serve our community.

    • Capri Yrineo for the great dinner, from Lee and Joan Trapp.

    • Chris Lanning of Lanning Automotive for fixing my windshield-wiper reservoir problem at no charge.

    • Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for closing its McDonald’s restaurant.

    • City Council for standing up in support of Mr. Wagner.

    • Tamara Kiel for her brilliantly written letter to the editor.

    • Greg Burton for taking the day off work and the time out of your schedule to help us out, from Ashley and George.

    • Julie Quesenberry, school-police resource officer, for the replacement bright-orange safety vests, from the traffic control staff at Richards Elementary.

    • City Council for trying to maintain a professional human resources process for the change in leadership at the parks department, from a concerned citizen.

    • Tim Barr for the quick response and great service, from Diana Davidson.

    • Marty Cox for being the best friend ever, from David and Melinda Taylor.

    • Chad Phillips, principal at Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln, teachers and staff for the way they handle dismissal of the car-rider students during the inclement weather, from grateful great-grandparents.

    • The Republic carrier for delivering our papers to our door on Saddle Drive, from the Angles.

    • my friends in the trailer park and grandson Chad Vandiver for helping me in this cold and snowy weather, from Betty Roll.

    • Kevin in Target pharmacy for helping my sister get her prescrip-tions filled when she was so sick.

    • Onions to…

    • landlords who let their tenants keep old furniture in their front yards.

    • the traffic signal that doesn’t have a left-turn arrow at Central Avenue and Eighth Street.

    • the City Council for overstepping their bounds and giving their buddy a raise.

    • the driver of the BMW at the gas station on Thursday for pulling into my spot and very rudely looking at me while his family laughed.

    • residents with mailboxes too close to the road.

    • the newspaper for moving the comics and crossword page all over the paper.

    • those who don’t think we should have a law to fire the city council.

    • the person who takes the Orchids and Onions for being too selective and not doing the job.

    • all the stores closing in the mall, leaving shoppers nowhere to shop in Columbus.

    • politicians who do not have the decency to resign.

    • the delivery service that left packages at my door that obviously were never used in this cold weather.

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