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    Orchids to…

    • Grace Ellis for earning your first medal at the gymnastics meet on Sunday, from Derrick, Karen, Bob and Barb.

    • Dr. Harker and staff in Hope for a painless procedure on Tuesday, from a nervous and grateful patient.

    • the gentleman who lives on Rocky Ford Road for helping me when I ran out of gas at 6 a.m., from a thankful woman.

    • Reyanne Griffin for helping us through tough times, from Amanda Burton.

    • Kaity Day for being such a wonderful, encouraging teacher, from Tiffany Davis.

    • John, Ed and the boys from First Presbyterian for all your help this weekend, from the Nading family.

    • Shannon, for all your help and fixing my hair every day, from Darlene.

    • The Republic for the enjoyable edition of “Farm Indiana” in Wednesday’s paper, from a city/farm girl at heart.

    • Lock Doc and Nancy for your help last night, from Lizzie.

    Onions to…

    • parents who had no respect for and were rude to our cheerleaders at Monday night’s game.

    • school corporations that don’t think some middle schools need a secure entrance and for not having secure visitor check-ins in all schools.

    • The Republic for not printing Onions that may offend its narrow-minded, conservative readers.

    • rude, heartless people.

    • person who keeps dropping garbage on private property off U.S. 31.

    • storms that come from the west but can’t be seen until they cross the county line.

    • at least four drivers who ran the red light at State Street and Gladstone Wednesday morning.

    • drugstore that would not honor coupons for the 2-for-$5 sale.

    • buffet restaurant that changed to a seat-and-eat.

    • restaurant that gives only one pickle for your sandwich and only a half slice of cheese.

    • school that allows children to attend when they have lice and pinworms because the school will not get money if the students are not there.

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