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    Orchids to…

    • Rob Jacobs for all you do, from Mom and Dad.

    • the CT tech, operating room attendants and the nurses on 3 Tower for the excellent care I received from beginning to end during my recent appendectomy.

    • Jill Nienaber for being the best mom a kid could ask for, from Kordell and Zane.

    • Dave Mensendiek for buying our lunch on Tuesday at Mexico Viejo, from Tina and Lisa.

    • Morgan Horner for all your help, from Dustin and Kayley Arp.

    • John Stephens for committing to Lindsey Wilson College, from Mom and Dad.

    • George Albers for the great letter to the editor, from someone who shares your views.

    • the two guys in the gray car that helped the family in the blue van when it broke down on Sunday at State Road 9 and 450N.

    • Noel Taylor for your letter to the editor.

    • fantastic Parkside PTO group for the lovely luncheon on Wednesday.

    • Grandma and Grandpa Tews for a wonderful time at your house all week, from Cameron, Jason and John Tews.

    • St. Francis Health plan for wanting to come to Columbus, from Kathie Flohr.

    • farmer on State Road 11 for giving a better view of the Second Street bridge.

    • Hoosier Sporting Goods, especially Mike, for his persistence in fixing the hunting sweatshirt for me.

    • HK Auto Service for going above and beyond in repairing my son’s car, from Wanda.

    • George Albers for his letter to the editor.

    • Mary Gorman for the great vegetable soup, from Gary and Shirley.

    • those who take time to honor others with an Orchid.

    Onions to…

    • the one-sided article about a possible addition of competing medical office.

    • incompetent doctors for driving up medical costs.

    • radio stations for playing religious commercials/advertisements.

    • annoying driver from Shelby County that cannot seem to drive the speed limit.

    • small town pharmacy that lets its employees park in the main parking spots in front of the store causing customers a long walk.

    • hospital officials for trying to keep another hospital out of Columbus.

    • city officials that don’t think that tall trees are in danger of blowing over.

    • bank that is closing branches and firing employees but can still pay for a regional ad.

    • well-known grocery store that does not know the difference between small and large eggs.

    • driver in brown van at Southside car line for cutting in line and backing up traffic at drop-off.

    • driver of black SUV exiting Starbucks that hit my bumper and kept going causing $500 dollars in damage.

    • people who don’t understand hospital politics.

    • school transportation department for not informing parents the bus driver would be changing.

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