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    Orchids to…

    • all the coaches at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club for the hard work that you do for our kids, from the parents.

    • Richards coaches Chris Anderson and Jim Porter for a great season and for being excellent role models for

    • student-athletes.

    • Linda Elmerick on your retirement after 22 years at

    • Salin Bank.

    • Dr. Bill Rudolph and staff for their patience during my procedure, from Sandy.

    • cheer coaches and basketball coaches at Rockcreek for being such a great inspiration to our kids, from the parents.

    • Alan and Harriet Dillman for their help and kindness, from

    • John Tinkey.

    • Lucy Gilliland for taking me to the emergency room after I fell, from Alma McQueen.

    • Pankratz Eye Institute for being a caring, efficient, organized office, from a grateful client.

    • Columbus Police Department for their help after we broke down on State Road 46, from T & K Trucking.

    • everyone involved in the Texas Hold ‘em benefit, Clifford Fire Department, softball guys, friends, family, Derek and Bobby Baker, Toyota guys and Kevin and Erica Raisor, from Al Raisor

    • and family.

    • Dempsey and Dolly for being good friends and going above and beyond, from Carl

    • and Sue.

    • Onions to…

    • traffic planners for having a merge sign instead of a yield sign on the lane coming off Central Avenue onto 10th Street.

    • the company loading semis with 40- to 50-foot beams, blocking the street and endangering the public

    • for months.

    • the school that is keeping students until 4:15 this week

    • for snow makeup days, then sending them home with 2 hours of homework.

    • schools that charge book fees when students use online services and not actual books.

    • the religious leader for bringing up politics and personal political views in his messages.

    • people who think that 10-digit local dialing is a better idea than just assigning half the exchanges to the new area code.

    • The Republic for publishing a letter to the editor that should have been in the Classified

    • ad section.

    • the doctor for misdiagnosing an eye problem causing loss of sight in one eye.

    • the person in the mobile home park that does not enforce any of the rules.

    • the store that falsely accused a woman of shoplifting.

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