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    Orchids to…

    • Emma Kathleen Jenkins for achieving a perfect score on the IREAD-3 test, from her very proud family.

    • Scott McCloskey for all you do, from Shannon.

    • the cashier named Evelyn for fantastic customer service.

    • Judy Secrest and her crew doing a great job with the Ice Show costumes.

    • Larry Gearries for being the kind, helpful neighbor everyone likes to have and for prepping the garden plot for me, from Connie.

    • Steve and Susan Gobert for the sweet card and message, from Kate Hehe.

    • every citizen who has the good sense, initiative and courage to change political parties once they realize that the former party is headed in the wrong direction.

    • Daniel, Dane, Tristan and Ty for doing a hockey routine in the ice show with only one day’s notice.

    • Sheila Moss for my Bible, from Sherry Suns.

    • thoughtful man ahead of me at west Walmart Subway who bought my lunch on Wednesday.

    • Milo Smith for the great message to our Sunday school class at First Christian Church on Easter Sunday, from everyone at the 3M class.

    • the young lady attendant at Swifty for checking on me after shouting and stuff from another motorist, from the great-grandmother in the silver car.

    • Tim at Grass Luvers for going above and beyond fixing my commercial mower, from Larry Rudd.

    • Kayla and Geneva for great customer service in the westside Walmart deli.

    • Evelyn at the eastside big-box store for her quick and friendly service to two customers Thursday afternoon.

    • Fishers Flower Basket for the flower bouquet Thursday morning, from Pearl Moody.

    • Don Muir for mowing our lawn when our lawnmower would not start, from Oren and Wilma.

    • Joey, Mandy, Keegan, Grayson, Jackson and Lila-Rain for the awesome Easter dinner, egg hunt and games, from Mamaw Rennie, Pop, Nana, Tommy and the rest of the family.

    • the nice lady who paid for my gas Wednesday at Swifty.

    • all the local nursing homes that had Easter egg hunts,

    • Paul Wendel and staff at Quick Signs for the awesome logo, from D. Burch Concrete.

    • Onions to…

    • the person in Decatur County who continues to remove and tamper with campaign literature.

    • the company that gives out healthy snacks for those who work overtime and a poor incentive bonus.

    • The Republic employee who would not put the birthday of a deceased person in Around Town.

    • those who do not pick up their trash along the People Trails.

    • the law enforcement in plain clothes for carrying guns that could be seen by children in a local restaurant.

    • those with a strong odor of cigarettes.

    • the driver who was heard yelling at a woman because she did not make a left turn into oncoming traffic.

    • the gas station for charging too much for a one-gallon gas can.

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