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    Orchids to…

    • Grandma Michele and Grandma and Grandpa Fields for buying my ticket to Kentucky Speedway race for my birthday, from Mikael Brooks.

    • Lorraine Smith for decades of service with the Human Rights Commission and tireless work making ours a welcoming community, from Mickey Kim.

    • Steve Foley for being a

    • great friend.

    • Emma Alexander for being our 2014 Bartholomew County Fair Queen, from your Columbus East High Sschool cheer sisters.

    • Aunt Ruby Scott for your support, from Connie.

    • Pam Moore for her letter supporting those of us who have endured years of working without air conditioning, from Mark Fields.

    • Crystal and Travis and kids from Memorial Baptist Church for painting two rooms in my house, from Betty Burton.

    • Long John Silver’s for giving away fish and fries, from a Columbus resident.

    • Dr. Richard Newton II and staff for taking care of my dental emergency, from Sharon Kelley.

    • the honest drive-thru clerk at Captain D’s on Saturday afternoon.

    • the men from the fire department who freed the two women who were stuck in the stalled elevator.

    • Ron and Chris for delivering my new patio furniture Sunday afternoon, from Mary.

    • Lindsay Asher for doing the bulletin every Sunday for Dove Ministries Church.

    • all the wonderful people that helped at the fire; and Amanda, firefighters, police officers for your support and concern, from Beverly Hudson.

    • Onions to…

    • people who think all postal employees are spoiled with

    • air conditioning.

    • for printing the lopsided, skewed and untruthful article about The Commons.

    • those responsible for replacing culverts but not finishing them off with blacktop, making them as bad as potholes.

    • the person who stole the hanging basket from the porch on Central Avenue.

    • the judge who allowed same-sex marriage and those who participate and support such abominations.

    • customers who think that the samples on carts or tables are all you can eat or drink when nobody is looking.

    • those who think gay marriage should be legal and those who perform the ceremony.

    • using up too much space in the paper on same-sex marriages.

    • for allowing same-sex marriages in our county.

    • not having a speed limit for motorcycles on 17th Street between National Road and Gladstone Avenue.

    • the newspaper for publishing photos of same-sex marriages.

    • politicians all over the state who are on the take for money and more money.

    • the cable company for

    • not offering the WWE channel

    • just because they don’t have

    • a computer.

    • the governor and his

    • party who spit upon the citizens

    • of Indiana.

    • the driver of the blue-gray van that ran the red light on Central on Saturday morning and then cut in and out of traffic.

    • whoever turned over

    • my flower urns and cement

    • flower basket Friday night on Smith Street.

    • the mail carrier in trailer court that left my bank statement mail in a vacant box for 10 months.

    • having 30 mph speed limits in housing additions.

    • those who criticize elected officials for serving God before serving the people.

    • the company who says they are going to a third shift and never put you on third shift.

    • the four boys who beat on a window at a residence that is for the elderly and handicapped at 3:30 a.m. and their parents for not teaching them better.

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