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    Orchids to…

    • Dave Dietrich for being the most awesome neighbor ever, from the Wagners.

    • Dan and Lynne Fleming for the wonderful music at the fall gathering of First United Methodist Church, from the members.

    • Nancy Wheeler for the beautiful mums in Take Your Best Shot, from a grateful reader.

    • Linda Wolf for being so kind and buying groceries at Marsh on State Street, from the mom and two kids.

    • the wonderful, hardworking kids of Columbus East Olympian Spirit Marching Band for the awesome show this weekend and for wins for best percussion and best auxiliary, from some proud parents.

    • Dr. Davidson, LuAnn and staff at Hope Veterinary Clinic for giving us options and saving Autumn’s life, from Autumn’s mommy and dad.

    • Dr. Federle, Dr. Ryan, Mary RN, Pat, Barb, Susan RN pre-op, Dena RN recovery room, Donita RN post-op and everyone else who had a part in my surgery at CRH, for your kindness and care, from Cindy R. Jines.

    • Ogilville United Methodist Church for the great chicken dinner, from the Redfords.

    • Katie for making Gold Honor Roll and the basketball team, from Grammy.

    • Columbus North soccer team for being the new state champion, from your fans.

    • Reed Wilson for winning the mental attitude award, from your fans.

    • Andy Glover of the Columbus North soccer team for a blazing finale, from a supportive grandmother.

    • Anita Gauck, Susan Heisman and Jane Hanrattie for the excellent Letter to the Editor on voting, from an independent voter.

    • Lee Hamilton for years of representing your constituents with honesty, from an independent voter.

    • Heather at National Car Rental, from E.B.

    • Craig and Erica Greathouse for sponsoring our ball team this weekend from Columbus Chaos.

    • Bill and Betty Rutan for supporting our ball team this weekend, Columbus Chaos.

    • Columbus Chaos for the great job this weekend, from Darryl and Wendy Rutan.

    • Caleb Loper of Water Wagens for fixing my car, from Holly Brown.

    Onions to…

    • local police for their approval and support of 16th Street as a local drag strip and test track for the local drivers.

    • cheerleaders for not supporting the football team before kickoff.

    • people who disrespect indoor flea market by spitting chewing tobacco on the merchandise, a vendor.

    • non-homeowners who get a say on increasing property taxes for pre-K.

    • people who falsely accuse cleaning crews of illegally using Dumpsters.

    • a hairstylist who failed to cut his client’s hair correctly and left her hair wet, from an unhappy client.

    • the drivers who sit at stop signs when they have the right of way, from a fellow motorist.

    • women who have children by numerous fathers.

    • the pediatrician who put a 14-year-old girl on birth control pills without telling the mother.

    • parents who party on child support money sent by their children’s fathers.

    • people who deny cheating after posting pictures on Facebook.

    • people responsible for deleting the spiritual message that runs on Saturday B1 of The Republic.

    • doctors’ assistants who fail to return patients’ phone calls promptly.

    • The Republic for only six North football pictures online with nearly two dozen for our other home team.

    • people who place Onions for nonsense things like spelling “Rocky Ford” as one word and having neighbors’ leaves fall in your yard.

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