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    Orchids to…

    • the gas station attendant at Swifty on West State Road 46 for stopping me from leaving the station to give me change back from overpaying him, from Jeannnie Boles.

    • Jason Brown from Right Click Computer Solutions for all the help reloading Windows 7 on my computer.

    • Panera Bread for offering a generous Foursquare deal.

    • ABC Stewart School, which placed first in its division in the regional Math Bowl Contest and tied with Southside, which placed first in its division.

    • Ian and Tracey, your time and training in the biggest loser competition, from the biggest loser gang.

    • Mason Ramsey for being a wonderful Hauser basketball player, from a fan.

    • Allen Smith for his wonderful presentation to the Rebound students at Central Middle School, from the Rebound mentors.

    • the gentleman who stopped to help me up after I’d fallen Thursday morning.

    • Onions to…

    • a business that needs a taxpayer subsidy to pay its bills.

    • The Republic for publishing two letters to the editor that should have been sale ads for healthcare.

    • shop owners that dropped health insurance for all their employees.

    • the person who found my lost money order, forged my name and cashed it.

    • residents in Caldwell Addition who did not rake their leaves, causing them to blow into the neighbors’ yards.

    • the doctors who force people to have blood work done.

    • the doctor who refused to see a patient because they had visited a free clinic.

    • the people who left beer cans scattered all over a field in a local subdivision.

    • the car repair business that took a month and a half to get my car right.

    • the driver’s ed teacher who was teaching a student to speed and passing on the right at a stop light where no one should be passing.

    • the newspaper for poor delivery service.

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