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    Orchids to…

    • Tina’s Nails for finding and saving my ring, from Cindy Reynolds.

    • David W. Colvin for rescuing the lady from the Toyota Matrix who ran over a rock, from a stranded motorist.

    • Chris Hales for the beautiful Take Your Best Shot of God’s wonderful glory.

    • Paul Minnis for the wonderful article about me in the pink newspaper, from Vicki Bode.

    • Brother Lewis Burton and Brother Eli Johnson for all you do and for preaching the Gospel, from Betty Roll.

    • Jim Wagner for mowing Cliff and Lois’ hill, from Brenda.

    • Wellspring Radiology for all its care and concern due to the fungus scare, from Barbara Elkins.

    • Theresa Baldwin for a delicious soup supper, from the Debra Circle.

    • Al and Marge Lazzell for the many hours she has spent on the Orphan Grain Train fundraiser, Jerry and Carol Meley.

    • our city firefighters for protecting us 24/7 in all situations, willing to give their lives for ours, from Mary Garden.

    • Gold and Diamond Outlet for its generosity to the Hearing Advocacy, from Jane Omen.

    • Aunt Margie Imlay for her acts of kindness for during and after my surgery, from your niece Kerri Gilpin.

    • Jackson County Co-Op Extension Service for providing a thoroughly enjoyable and informative field trip to Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge, from students at Liberty Christian Academy.

    • Judy Wheatley for all the neat gifts, from Katelyn, Lily and Sandy.

    • Garrett Retz and Tommi Stowers for helping me around the house, from Grandma.

    • Doug Cline from Cline Enterprises for all the ideas and generosity extended to the committee preparing for the recent Orphan Grain Train fundraiser, from Gene Wint.

    Onions to…

    • those who are without a moral compass who know where the stolen bronze statue from the BCSC administration building is but refuse to give that information to law enforcement.

    • my co-workers for their blasphemous banter in the break room.

    • my neighbors for setting out trash five days early.

    • anyone who thinks health care workers shouldn’t receive flu shots.

    • the people who watch others in trailer parks when they should be paying attention to themselves.

    • the siding contractor who takes advantage of homeowners.

    • people who come in late to insurance meetings and distract others with cellphone calls.

    • the mother of five who set a poor example for her kids by getting pulled over for speeding twice in one day and to the law enforcement officers who didn’t ticket her.

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