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    Orchids to…

    • Lloyd and the manager of the west side Marco’s Pizza for great pizza and customer service.

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

    • the nice young man in the gray van at Menard’s for helping me load the potting soil into my truck, from a grateful grandpa.

    • Columbus North baseball for their beautiful recognition and introduction of coach Lou Giovanini at the game Wednesday.

    • Brian Russell and the parks board for standing tall.

    • Doris Sanders for the beautiful picture in The Republic on Thursday.

    • Tom Lane for his insightful comments about littering, from Sandy Boyd.

    • everybody who supported and voted for Matt Myers.

    • Bobby and Laurie for helping us mow our huge lawn, from Curtis and Autumn.

    • Frank Miller for having the courage to stand up for what is right, from a concerned voter.

    • Janet Lee for completing the marathon, from the family.

    • Brad for the free TV, from Paula.

    • the honest person who turned in my purse Monday to  customer service at the east side Walmart, from Betty B.

    • the Yankees T-ball team for sharing their field and allowing us to scrimmage, from the Cardinals T-ball coach

    • Onions to…

    • those who believe that only poor people litter.

    • people who drive erratically.

    • city council.

    • the school corporation

    • that is creating more jobs that will lead to more chiefs and not enough Indians.

    • The Republic for not adhering to its own letter-writing guidelines.

    • the employees who are protected by their friendship with the people in charge.

    • elected officials who continue to play follow the leader.

    • the idiotic timing of the traffic lights at Second, Seventh and Eighth streets, leading to long lines of stopped cars every day after work.

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