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    Orchids to…

    • Dr. Hladik, Dr. Ryan and all the nurses for the great care at CRH, from Betty Burton.

    • Tracy Pike for her very informative and accurate letter to the editor.

    • Taylorsville Elementary School on receiving their A on ISTEP.

    • the Central Middle School front office secretaries for consistently being pleasant and helpful to parents visiting or phoning the school, from a pleased parent.

    • Tracy Pike for her letter to the editor and The Republic for printing it.

    • Puccini’s and Bistro 310 for your support to help make Clifty St. Paul’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League fundraiser a success.

    • Hope Volunteer Fire Department members and families and the cook that helped clean the station and cook and serve the meal for the district meeting, from chief and president.

    • Colton Zeigler for the 101-yard interception return for a touchdown during the Central Middle School Charger eighth-grade game Monday night, from grandparents Monica and Bill Kozar.

    • Karma Records for excellent customer service, professionalism and always getting me the CDs I want, from Amanda.

    • Jewel Fleetwood for her letter to the editor.

    • The Republic for the article concerning POWs/MIAs and remembering those who will never return home, from Bob Miller.

    • George Walker, service manager at Carver Toyota of Columbus, for taking care of my problem so promptly, from the customer from Texas.

    • Kristen Brown for providing integrity and intellect in her role as mayor, from George P.

    • Aaron Hankins for taking a strong stand for the citizens of Columbus, from a grateful citizen.

    • Sandy Hook United Methodist Church for the generous donation to the Focus Ahead prison ministry, from Charles Bowman.

    • student driver for the good job parallel parking on Fourth Street across from the library.

    • Elizabeth Patton for her letter to the editor, from Sheila Deiwert.

    • David Doty from DLD Mechanical for buying dinner at Zwanzigs for us Wednesday evening.

    • Patti L. Torre for the beautiful photo in Wednesday’s Take Your Best Shot.

    • nice couple on Chandler Lane for helping me catch my puppy, from Jo Hardin.

    • Jennifer for helping me when I ran out of gas, from Teresa Beavers.

    • Bev Roberts for being kind and considerate with her time, from Judy Zeigler.

    Onions to…

    • local high schools still performing in the bottom 35 percent of the state who refuse to redirect energy and resources away from senior projects.

    • whoever is supposed to be in charge of the two young boys visiting long term at the rental house who run wild, screaming and yelling every night long after 9 p.m.

    • allowing a private company to shut down the public Commons for two days for their meetings.

    • housing additions that should not allow more than one dog per household.

    • city officials for fogging the neighborhoods with chemicals without notifying residents before they spray,.

    • drivers who blame bicyclists for their poor decisions to change lanes and drive into oncoming traffic.

    • sports parents who let their children disturb others in restaurants and do not teach their children table manners.

    • editorial about local employer who forgot to mention a previous letting go of 10 percent of its workforce.

    • the bad smell left in City Hall after the meeting Tuesday evening.

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