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    Orchids to…

    • Ginger Pollitt from Chili’s and Carrie Likens from Silver Oaks Health campus for your donations in kind, from the Lasting Impressions.

    • L.C. Schmitt sixth-grade teachers for a tremendous sixth-grade experience for our gal, from grateful grandparents.

    • Richard Gold for a well-written letter to the editor, from a fan who is a teacher.

    • Barb Handt and Steve Perry for being faithful friends and supporters of the Bull Dog Pantry.

    • the eastside Walmart for its generous support of the students at L. Frances Smith Elementary.

    • Cici on bus number 277 for being a first-quality bus driver.

    • Bud Herron for his letter stating “gun rights” laws should not eclipse public safety, from Bill Scarbrough.

    • the city council for fighting the good fight and demanding the truth.

    • the gentleman who found my keys at Donner Shelter house on Tuesday night, from Dick Titus.

    • Hope Vet Clinic for their exemplary 24/7 comfort and care for my three musketeers.

    • the Easley twins, Paige and Kiera, for the delicious cookies, from the Hauser lunch ladies.

    • Jodi Clark for being so helpful and friendly at Sans Souci, from Vera Meredith.

    • Kaitlin Jines for having lunch with Grandma Jines on grandma’s break, from Vicky.

    • Fourth Street Bar for opening up early for bike-to-work week.

    • Cierra McCauley for her beautiful and inspiring dance performed at the Relay for Life Saturday.

    Onions to…

    • city for paying to fix sidewalks instead of fixing flooding problems.

    • hospitals and physicians practices that refuse to be part of the BC/BS health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act.

    • the cafeteria worker for allowing children with allergies to take things they can’t have.

    • the government official who traded five terrorists for one traitor.

    • those who take down fences that don’t belong to them.

    • whoever stole the ornament out of my garden.

    • The Republic and the city council boys, get over it or get off it.

    • whoever reset the stoplight at Lowell Road and 31.

    • all the bars being established downtown 35 years after city leaders worked hard to get rid of bars downtown.

    • the dance studio that puts paying students in the back at recitals.

    • the city official for being a bully.

    • the city council for continuing to hold on to the parks fiasco.

    • person who broke my daughter’s flower pot on my porch.

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