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    Orchids to…

    • The Republic carrier on Caldwell Place for always making sure our paper is on the porch out of the rain.

    • Rita Jarrett for being there for us early Thursday morning and preparing the delicious Sunday dinner, from Jay and Paula.

    • Johnny Brown and Trevor for helping me move, from Linda Martin.

    • Laverne and Joe Andrew, Tommy McDaniel, Kay Stepp, Ruby Ritter and Butch Bland for all the help with the Arvin reunion, from Reva Barnsfather, Martha Bland and Jeannie Gravins.

    • Aaron and the staff at Arni’s for the great service Sunday afternoon for our family get-together, from the Adkins (Huckaby) family.

    • all our customers who made our fundraiser at Hope Heritage Days a huge success, from Pastor Gerald and Martha Hancock, Hope Community Church of God.

    • Thelma Karr, June Hubbard and Virginia Houser for your help with the Arvin reunion, from Reva, Marty and Jeannie.

    • all who donated products, supplies and cash for our fundraiser at Hope Heritage Days, from Hope Community Church of God.

    • the blood-test lady at Sandcrest Family Medicine for always being so nice and gentle and making blood draws not so bad, from Maggie.

    • The Republic for printing Barney Quick’s fine essay on Sunday, from Beatrice Fester.

    • Toyota Industries for providing the use of a forklift truck for Asbury United Methodist Church’s Feed My Starving Children project, Asbury United Methodist Church.

    • Jeffery at Menards for helping me pick out a shed, from a satisfied customer.

    • Jonesville Fire Department for treating my injured knee, from John Terry.

    • Dr. Zaharako and staff for your kindness, Kim.

    • Central Middle School cross-country runners and parents for the generous gift, from Coaches Helton, Wise and Friedgood.

    • my wonderful neighbor in McCullough’s Run who informed me my little Yorkie had gotten loose, Ann Beatty.

    • Denny Kueble for telling it like it is in his Letter to the Editor, from D.S.

    • Daniel Lowe, for helping me out with the wireless phone, from Sherry.

    • Daily’s Farm Market for donating pumpkins to our Night of a Thousand Jacks “patch,” from MainSource Bank.

    • Colin Scheidt, Sally Reindl and Gerhard Finke for reminding The Republic that only news belongs on the front page, not opinions.

    Onions to…

    • poor planning, which leads to redesigning a project midway through it.

    • the belief that children need to be supervised constantly, even if playing outside their home.

    • whoever thought crossing gates would be an effective crowd and traffic control system in an area being built as a plaza.

    • The Republic for the politically biased “Grade the Candidates” article.

    • people who come in to work late every day and don’t get in trouble for it.

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