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    Orchids to…

    • Dr. Shedd, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Hadler, 6 Tower staff and respiratory therapists for the great and wonderful care given to my husband, and Mary Legan and Judy Clipp who patiently listened to me when I needed to vent my concerns, from Paula Jarrett.

    • Carolyn’s Flowers in Edinburgh for the beautiful silk flower arrangements she made for me for the graveyard, from Alberta.

    • Travis Calhoun for painting the lines in our parking lot, from First Presbyterian Preschool.

    • Andrew Laker, photographer at The Republic, for the study of faces in the front-page picture of students on the school bus, from an avid reader.

    • whoever left the beautiful pink hydrangea at our house this past weekend, from the Potthoff family.

    • Tim Mellinger at Carver Toyota for finding me the perfect car, from Ginger Bloom.

    • the honest young man that turned in my husband’s iPhone at Hobby Lobby, from Rhonda Eickbush.

    • Josh at Brands Lumber for donating lumber for our cheer signs, from Columbus East cheerleaders.

    • the Sunday school class that helped with the hog roast at Azalia Friends Church.

    • Silver Oaks for the amazing care of Shirley Thayer.

    • Mt. Healthy 2013-14 teachers for helping our children get the highest test scores in Bartholomew County, from the parents.

    • Rick Fields at Overhead Door for coming to solve my garage door dilemma and prompt service, from Carolyn Burton.

    • Brian Gilroy for a fabulous sermon at Garden City Church Sunday morning, from a regular attendee.

    • Carol Mauer for the fresh corn, from Carolyn Ross and Heritage Heights staff and residents.

    • Matt Adams, Jason Ralston and Ely for being the best supervisors on third shift at PMG, from co-workers.

    • Onions to…

    • city officials for not wanting to provide public support for

    • the arts.

    • whoever had the idea to turn Lowell Road into essentially a gravel driveway with ruts in it.

    • those who complain about people not mowing their grass every day when they mow enough for the whole neighborhood.

    • whoever stole the huge planter of flowers from my front lawn on Lookout Ridge Drive.

    • lack of security at The Commons playground when parents were arguing among themselves.

    • person who wants to see their name in the paper every day.

    • the bus running on West Lowell Road.

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