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    Snow Removal Orchids to…

    • the unknown man on Richland Drive who visits his mother every day and shovels her sidewalk, from Debbie Osborne

    • Daniel Baker, from your neighbors.

    • Tony Preston and Hannah Grimes, from Mom, Mamaw and Aunt Sherry.

    • my neighbor, Tina.

    • the two young men that helped me get unstuck in my driveway, from Betty.

    • the nice person, from the Mitchells.

    • Chris from Indy, from Mary Wilson.

    • Mike, from Sam Ogilvie.

    • Jimmy Ryser and Justin, from Richard and Marge Roseberry.

    • my wonderful neighbor Adam, from Barbara.

    • the wonderful person, from Holly and Warren Selig.

    • my neighbor Billy, from Eva Shinolt.

    • Larry Rangerstad, from Alice, Christa, Ashley and Kevin.

    • Sam Mills.

    • John Hudachek and friend.

    • Devyn Melborne and Ernie, from Bill Rothrock Sr.

    • the man in the Timberland jacket with the silver Jeep who helped my friend and I get my car unstuck off the hidden, snow-covered median by the old Burd’s Cleaners drive-through.

    • my Dorel friends for pushing my car out to the road, from Anita.

    • the man in the blue Blazer for stopping to help pull my daughter’s van out of the snow pile on Eighth street, from Diana.

    • the city for coming out and replowing in front of our house, from the Joneses on Sycamore.

    • Mike for helping me get my car out of the alley when I got stuck, from Sue.

    • the three guys from Window World who stopped on Taylor Road to help me get my car out of my driveway.

    • Mr. Macy from the City Garage who sent a piece of equipment to remove snow so people could get in and out of their driveways that a snowplow covered up, from Carolyn Souza.

    • the person responsible for clearing the crosswalks of snow, from the crossing guards at Central Avenue and Parkside Drive.

    • Jim Crouch, from Dot Slate.

    • Alan Hunter, from Jeannie Goldsmith.

    • Jason Hawley, from Carol.

    • Michael Phelps, from June and Charlie.

    • Jim Hammick, from Curt Miller.

    • Jim, from Tyron and Jiff.

    • the anonymous person on County Road 150W on Wednesday, from a grateful neighbor.

    • our neighbors in Newbern, from the Gearharts.

    • Frank Reed, from Jerry and Sharon Wilson.

    • the Columbus Police Department officer and the two gentlemen who helped me get my Chevy Aveo out by Lowell Road when it was stuck.

    • Orchids to…

    • Mayor Brown for doing the job she was hired to do.

    • Macey Burton, Makenzie Brown and Hannah Herbert for the thoughtful cards, from Mrs. Sparks.

    • Eric Stacy for being a wonderful neighbor and friend, from Sandy.

    • Phil Swaim for a wonderful letter that was right on target, from Martha Risk.

    • Cindy Mason and Morgan Lane for the quality merchandise for our Rewards store.

    • Dawn, mail carrier on Shadowbend Drive, for always being on time and with a smile in spite of the conditions she has to endure.

    • Gary Davis Jr. for his letter to the editor speaking out against the hog operation.

    • City Council for the great job they are doing for the city, from Joe.

    • City Council, who is also elected by the voters, for standing up to City Hall for what they believe is right for the taxpayers.

    • Leanne for all your help, from Bob and Sandy.

    • David Jones for being a singular voice of reason at the Parks Board meeting Thursday.

    • William Scarbrough for another excellent letter, from Gary Hallum.

    • Dion Speer for being such a great customer and always thinking of everyone else more than himself, from Shelby and Hope.

    • Onions to…

    • the snowplow driver who piles snow in my yard on my hedges, tearing them out the ground every year and the city for not taking responsibility.

    • the apartment complex that does not clean the sidewalks and parking lot, making it unsafe for residents.

    • those who live around elementary schools who don’t shovel their sidewalks, endangering the kids who have to walk in the street.

    • people who do not clear the roof of their cars of snow and ice, putting drivers behind them at risk.

    • the school corporation for not issuing a two-hour delay Friday when the temperature at 6 a.m. was negative 7 degrees.

    • our Republic carrier who makes no effort to get our paper anywhere close to the porch.

    • the proposed confined animal feeding operation.

    • City Council for not letting the mayor do her job.

    • those who complain about snowplow drivers.

    • city officials for wasting thousands of dollars on bogus salaries and lawyers.

    • the driver of the white Suburban who stopped at the light at Central and National road for throwing a hamburger carton out the window.

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