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    Orchids to…

    • my wonderful breakfast friends that made my birthday very special and full of flying color, from Kay.

    • Veston for being kind to me when my truck broke down in front of your house, from Jim.

    • good neighbors who share tomatoes and apples, from the Wilson family.

    • our community members who responded so generously to the critical need for food at the shelter, from Turning Point.

    • Sandy McCoy for the phenomenal photo of the great egret in Take Your Best Shot.

    • those who advocate curbside recycling.

    • Cody Skinner for the fantastic job serving my husband and me on Tuesday at IHOP.

    • the Columbus police officer that pulled my daughter over near Columbus North who was missing the sticker on her license plate for being so kind to a frightened young girl.

    • Kurt and the gang at 4th Street Bar & Grill for your help in surprising Ken on his 60th birthday, from Christy Langston.

    • all the donations for the bake sale from the Women of the Moose, from Penny Ritter.

    • Russ at Barr Plumbing for the immediate response to our problem, from the Sell family.

    • Annette Kleinhenz for her letter to the editor, from Evelyn Garwood.

    Onions to…

    • speeders on 29th Street between Fairlawn Drive and Taylor Road.

    • those who still think that the federal legislature consists of the Congress and the Senate.

    • motorists who do not obey the rules of the road.

    • the uninformed who think foreign businesses magically appear in Columbus.

    • the church that did not get a longtime member’s birthday in the paper.

    • the person who stole our newspaper out of the box in Taylorsville.

    • school administrators who are permitting classroom parties at private homes and teachers’ residences.

    • those who do not want to take responsibility for their animals when they hurt someone.

    • law enforcement for not doing anything about the break-ins in a local subdivision.

    • The Republic for printing an obituary incorrectly.

    • those shooting off fireworks on Wednesday night.

    • those who do not realize that hearing-impaired people will speak much louder than other people.

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