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    Orchids to…

    • the residents of Riverside Drive and the volunteers of the Moonlight Loop Bicycle Ride for the beautiful luminaries that lined the street for those of us riding, from a grateful bicyclist.

    • Mr. Lynn Glick for the delicious veggies, from the gals at Salin Bank.

    • Grams Bakery for the beautiful cake that helped make No. 13 extra special.

    • Jennifer at Tina’s Nails for doing such a great job on Monday morning.

    • Donna T., Judy R., and Wanda H. for the delightful “widows tea” at First Baptist Church.

    • Roger Keller for sharing his labor, talent and home to make Marvin’s celebration so special, from Ann, Angie and Andra.

    • Melinda Johnson for your kindness concerning the books, from Patsy Harris.

    • Beth Coffman for helping a friend in need at The Big Cheese, from Teri Hurd.

    • Janice Montgomery for giving me a ride to Four Seasons and the gift certificate to Target, from Rebecca Fenske.

    • Lori at CRH for always being kind and cheery and making the best Italian sub ever.

    • Tanya at Amazin’ Joe’s for amazing service, from the eight top table on Monday night.

    • Ashley Norman for passing her national exam, from John Tinkey.

    • Steve Cohen and staff for the great maintenance and care of Green Belt and Par 3 golf courses, from an avid golfer.

    • Brian Gilroy for a wonderful sermon at Garden City Church of Christ on Sunday morning.

    • Amy Chandler fro the wonderful photo of the Cooper’s Hawk, from Sheila Diewert.

    • Sandy at Bradbury Pools for exceptional customer service and getting our heater fixed, from the Mullally family.

    • the Cheer Fund and Mike Wilson for all their hard work and effort in making this year’s Mayor’s Ride successful and the Indiana state troopers motorcycle unit for participating again.

    • the family at 14th and Marr for trimming the bush so drivers can see down the road.

    • Sally Van Dyk for her letter to the editor about civility, from a reader who agrees.

    • cement contractor Daren Burch and his crew for a wonderful job, from a grateful customer.

    • Onions to…

    • the teenage driver of the black convertible who should never have been granted a driver’s license.

    • the bank branch manager who won’t return phone calls.

    • those who allow children to play video games during church.

    • drivers who ignore the rules of the road when turning from one street to another.

    • the minister who does not dress appropriately for church.

    • the school corporation for too much humidity in the classrooms.

    • The Republic for not mentioning JV sports in the newspaper.

    • the non-profit organization for having too many chiefs.

    • The Republic for not printing next-day news.

    • doctor’s office that will not give samples.

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