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    Orchids to…

    • Tom and Brittany Nelson for helping me stave off my cabin fever, from Mom/Mamaw.
    • Edinburgh Fire Department and Chief Allen Smith for going above and beyond with snow-related needs this past week.
    • the kind person at the Taco Bell on State Road 46 Wednesday evening who paid for our order, from Linda and Taylor Hardesty.
    • the kind person who removed snow from our driveway and sidewalk while we were out of town, from the Hulls.
    • Kathy Burton for being a dedicated daughter, spending every evening at the nursing home with her parents, from Lisa.
    • William Scarborough for correctly calling out narrow-minded politicians, from a former history teacher.
    • Vick and Mickey, from Marilyn and Elaine.
    • the lady in Circuit Court for all her help, from Ronica Guffey.
    • John and Barbara Harker for their kindness and generosity, from Bob Coatsworth.
    • Tommy and Glenn at Sears Auto, from Marie Cox.
    • Columbus Animal CARE services and all others who have helped our community stop euthanizing dogs due to overcrowding, from Nancy Ray.
    • the nice man in the Menards parking lot who helped me with the heavy box that I couldn’t lift.

    Onions to…

    • whoever picked up and kept my wallet at Circle K.
    • the city for not plowing the People Trail.
    • The Republic for not delivering my newspaper for the last three days in a row and not giving a satisfactory explanation or apology.
    • a local business that is assuming it is welcome back in Columbus under a different name.
    • defective traffic sensor at Second and Jackson streets.
    • pharmacist who was rude to elderly women Wednesday evening.
    • people who don’t realize they only have 24 hours after a big snowstorm to clean their sidewalks.
    • law-enforcement officers for leaving cars running while inside restaurants eating.
    • people who think all good deeds need to be printed in the paper.

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