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    Snow Removal Orchids to…

    • the Kalenbacks.

    • Orchids to…

    • Charline Dixon for being such a wonderful mother to me, from Sharon Phillips.

    • the City Street Department for working so hard to clear our residential streets, that I realized after a visit to Columbus, Ohio, from a grateful citizen.

    • Russell Bruner and his four-wheel-drive drive truck for pulling my car out when I was stuck in my driveway last week, from the lady in white car.

    • Missy Fleetwood and Neile McQueen for taking care of us this season between games and practices and the Subway meals, from Northside Girls Basketball team.

    • Greg Erdman at Renner Motors for being an honest salesman, from a very happy customer.

    • Becky Lawson for going above and beyond in helping her students.

    • our firefighters for taking time to dance with our most precious people — our moms, grandmas, aunts and sisters, from Linda Hall.

    • the great guys in the Road King truck who pushed our van out on 10th Street on Thursday, from the family in the van.

    • Thomas Rawlinson for all you do, from your wife.

    • Onions to…

    • the bait and switch of going from one roundabout to two.

    • the thief who stole a case of Girl Scout cookies from a hardworking little girl at Walmart on Sunday.

    • those who don’t realize that price gouging is investigated only during a declared energy emergency and happens only when a gas station has a price that is significantly higher than a neighboring gas station.

    • the pharmacy that gave the wrong prescription, refused to admit the mistake, and subsequently a child is sick again.

    • the absurd notion that our mayor is comparable to the despots of world history.

    • landlords who charge big money for rent when interest rates are the lowest they have ever been.

    • classless people who believe they have the right to bully a referee.

    • businesses that plow their own driveways and block the sidewalks for pedestrians.

    • those who insist on messing with our time by wanting Central time instead of leaving it alone.

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