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    Orchids to…

    • Bruce Thomason for his excellent letter to the editor.

    • everyone who helped me when I fell down the steps, the wonderful folks at First Baptist, Vivek, Dr. Daugherty, nurses Meg and Jan, Teresa and all the folks who have checked to make sure I was OK, from Janet Bailey.

    • the mayor for being brave enough to work within the law as it is written.

    • the nice lady last Thursday who paid for my lunch, from the lady in the blue pickup truck

    • Jerry Dell “Poppie” for giving me a break and much-needed wonderful breakfast while at Riley with our grandson, from Nana.

    • Amy Mace and family for their setting up the successful ninth annual Abby Brinkman 5K, from Jan and Roger Brinkman.

    • Kelly Zody at Lowe’s for solving my miniblind problem, from Sharon Snyder.

    • The Republic for the column on retiring teachers.

    • Brent Clem for being a wonderful man to donate platelets to the blood center in Columbus, from Wanda Lucas.

    • shoppers who realize that they have the right to demand gun-free shopping zones.

    • Jason Goover for making the honor roll, from the Deiwerts.

    • Kimberly at Thrive Alliance for excellent service, from Colleen.

    • Onions to…

    • people who continue to complain about the trains.

    • those who don’t realize that bicycle riders must follow all rules including stoplights and stop signs.

    • not having a stoplight at 25th Street and Talley Road.

    • the gas station east of Columbus that is almost 20 cents higher than other stations.

    • the inappropriately dressed teacher at the awards program.

    • the federal administration for letting drug lords and al-Qaida into the United States.

    • whoever is responsible for changing the timing of the stoplight at 25th Street and Taylor Road.

    • the lack of leadership displayed by the chairperson at the convention.

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