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    Orchids to…

    • all the private donations and fundraising efforts of the many dedicated people making it possible for Bartholomew County Humane Society to get a new shelter.

    • the ladies from First Presbyterian Church for the ice cream, cookies, and goody bags and for playing with us, from the Ninth Street Park Program kids and parents.

    • Julia Federle for the spot-on letter regarding the lack of parking spots for our amazing public library, from one who agrees something must be done.

    • Darold and Rita Bass for being the best Papa and Grammy any kids could ever have, from Cooper and Caitlyn Koons.

    • Mason Naylor for winning your division in the baby contest from, Grandma Cindy and Grandpa Mike.

    • Janice Montgomery for taking me to Four Seasons to visit my mother, from Rebecca Fenske.

    • Mom Lee for the best meatloaf,

    • from Valerie.

    • Joe Miller at Acra Automotive Group for all the years of selling me cars, from

    • Denny Allen.

    • Jason Hatton at Bartholomew County Public Library for the article in Saturday’s paper, from John Tinkey.

    • my family, friends and pastors for being there when my only brother was critically ill and needed his family,

    • from Betty.

    • the benefactors of Columbus who chose the beautiful eels over unidentifiable chunks of metal.

    • Onions to…

    • the large lady who jumped in line ahead of six customers waiting to order Friday at Dairy Queen.

    • the new layout of the online Republic for not letting people pick what section they want to start with, forcing them to go through all 40 pages of the paper.

    • the gravel on State Road 46 East.

    • people who choose money and material things over taking care of their ill parents.

    • people who take pleasure in destroying public and private property.

    • anyone who would pay $5,000 each for benches that sit outside at night and not expect them to be damaged.

    • longtime friends who smart-off to you and accuse you of things you didn’t do.

    • pseudo-sophisticated people who think art isn’t art unless you can’t recognize what it is supposed to represent.

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