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    Orchids to…

    • Gregg Macklin on his excellent rebuttal of a recent letter, from Bill Lazzell.
    • J.R., a physical therapist for calling and asking about how my husband was doing. I appreciate you getting Jay back on his feet, from Paula Jarrett.
    • Pat Reck for donating your book credit to a few other clients who needed it, from The Book Place.
    • Courtney Bell for all your hard work and fun activities, from Parkside Court residents.
    • Cleo Sparks for buying our breakfast at Scooter’s, from Lois and Dorothy.
    • Gregg Macklin for his truthful letter to the editor.
    • the city for putting gravel in my driveway, from Linda Mitchell.
    • Mike at the city garage for teaching me how to air up my tires, from Terry Jackson.
    • Tish, Tammy and Barb for helping me find my keys at the church, from Sharron.
    • John Fox for his letter, from a person who likes to read the facts.
    • the wonderful couple who returned my lost wallet to me at my home, from a grateful woman.
    • all passersby who supported the World Cup sign on Westenedge Drive, from the wife who was afraid to place it there.
    • the owner of Mueller Auto Sales on your retirement and for the four quality used cars I purchased, J. L. Kruse.
    • The Republic for placing stories on the front page about good things happening in the community.
    • Howard King for his help with concrete work, from Bonnie and Anthony Hicks.

    Onions to…

    • the traffic signals and traffic sensors that do not work.
    • the fast food drive-thru windows that forget at least one food item on almost every visit.
    • those who scroll through every movie description while standing at the Redbox causing others to wait.
    • the person who is responsible for the test buses that drive on roads that are way too narrow.
    • the tree sculpture that is supposed to be art at City Hall.
    • the person responsible for damaging the new benches at the library.
    • the manager of a grocery store who yells at their employees in front of customers.
    • the local newspaper, for charging large amounts to include any personal information in an obituary.

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