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Orchids & Onions (January 31, 2013)

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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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