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    Orchids to…

    • the kind benefactor for the bag of fresh green beans and tomatoes left on my front porch more than a week ago, from Maxine Wheeler.

    • Grandma Adkins for letting me stay with her while my mom and dad went to visit my brother in Evansville, from Sadler.

    • the wonderful people at 211 Bartholomew County for volunteering their time to organize surveys, from VAC.

    • all the ladies on the seventh floor at Columbus Regional Hospital  for being so good to me, from Evelyn Fetter.

    • Stacey Mann for the great tomatoes, from Mom Gerbig.

    • Troy Love for his superhuman efforts to turn chaos into order at “Duck Dynasty,” from the Jaspers.

    • Trevor at Clean Works for being so helpful and doing a great job cleaning my carpet, from

    • Joy Jacobs.

    • Bob Aldridge and Terry for all the delicious tomatoes, from Loretta Pruitt.

    • Emily at the library for giving me the plastic bag and helping me out.

    • Duke Energy for working through the night to restore electricity to the Northgate Addition.

    • Anita Watkins for her help, from a grateful person.

    • the Third Street Dairy Queen night-shift employees who went above and beyond to correct my order, from Joan Oliver.

    • Helen Wagner at the IRS office for her professional appearance, demeanor and help with my IRS problems.

    • Onions to…

    • those who suggest we need to keep senior citizens healthy just so they can continue to pay taxes.

    • those who carry in, but can’t carry out their own trash and throw it away at the “Duck Dynasty” event or any event.

    • the media that feels

    • sports need to take precedence over and impose on non-

    • sports-minded folks.

    • employees who think regular office hours do not apply to them.

    • the rude cellphone company.

    • those who criticize ministers for not dressing appropriately.

    • the person who condemned another for

    • not having the strength to overcome depression.

    • those who steal tip jars from restaurants on State Road 46.

    • those who send orchids

    • to themselves.

    • the greedy utility board.

    • the person in a local subdivision with a truck with flat tires and no license plate parked on the street.

    • the newspaper carrier who ruined another one of my plants this morning.

    • those who are upset about hurting hawks in town after one tried to kill a little dog.

    • city officials who are only interested in what they want.

    • The Republic for not advertising the “Duck Dynasty” community day big enough for people to see.

    • the local event for being

    • so unorganized.

    • the city officials for micromanaging not-for-profits in our town.

    • the driver of the black

    • Blazer who would not park and blocked traffic at a local grocery store Sunday.

    • The Republic for no information about Columbus North’s freshman football

    • team win.

    • the person who will not pay for her children’s lunches at school.

    • the county gravel truck

    • for using my lawn to back up in after dumping gravel on County Road 50N.

    • the company that sold tickets for which there were

    • no seats.

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