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    Orchids to…

    • The Republic for being so welcoming and kind to me, from Maryka Teltoe.
    • Josie, Hudson and Slader Elwood for all the toys you donated, from all the children you helped.
    • Sandy and Dave Watts for organizing the neighborhood party at their house every year, from Eshhan, Sandeep and Kashmira.
    • Columbus Police Department officers for always taking the time to say hello and talk to my 3-year-old grandson.
    • Nancy at the westside Walmart for helping me activate my Straight Talk phone, from Sue.
    • Henry Wischmeier for organizing the fundraiser at the 4-H Fair, from Dennis and Paulette Wessel.
    • The Republic for good stories in the paper about the fair and 4-H Fair booklet, from Martha Gordon.
    • Out on a Limb Tree Service for removing our tree, trimming our trees and leaving our lawn immaculate, from Jere and Sharon Adams.
    • Elaine D. and Bonnie A. for their kindness and caring, from Carolyn P.
    • Amanda at Garland Brook for her patience, kindness and hospitality, from Rachel Wade.

    Onions to…

    • not putting my son’s birthday in the paper.
    • the person in the silver car that left three tiny kittens in a closed tub on the steps of the library early Thursday morning.
    • drivers of pickup trucks and vans who think nothing of blocking homeowners’ access to their property bordering public alleys.
    • those who won’t take their trash can in even when it overflows.
    • the driver of the silver SUV who ran the red light at 17th and Central on Wednesday and to myself who ran it right before that.
    • buildings on the architectural tour with unkempt landscaping.
    • City Council for deciding to keep the TIF money.
    • fireworks not being shown on the July 4 holiday.
    • those who ignore handicapped-only parking signs and law enforcement for doing nothing about it.

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