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Orchids & Onions (February 13, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    the Parkside singers for the beautiful song on Sunday, from Sandy Retz.

•    my Grandpa Larry Atwood for the fun shopping trip you and I had together over the weekend, from Shaylnn Richards.

•    Dalton Noblitt for being the only one from East to make it to the state wrestling finals and making us proud, good luck, from Krystal and from Marsha and Dad.

•    Dr. Fox and nurses Jill and Briana at the CRH Emergency Room on Saturday for the excellent care they gave to my mother who broke her arm, from Angie Yoder.

•    Columbus Regional Hospital's valet parking service attendant who tried as hard as he could to help us get our car started, from the Root and Brumett families.

•    Dave Baldwin and Larry Clipp, for two excellent Letters to the Editor, fully in agreement.

•    Sam's Club Vision Center and Dr. Sizemore for being so nice when I had my eye exam, from Robbie Bush.

•    Duke Energy for fixing the line so quickly, from Bertha Maple.

•    Come As You Are Ministry for loving and praying for me, from Sharon.

•    Columbus East FCCLA for it's time spent at Four Seasons with the residents, from Mrs. Nading.

•    Penny for being a kind-hearted and unselfish person and making me feel comfortable in her home, from Tammy.

•    Shelly Taylor and everyone else involved for sharing and sponsoring my birthday party on Sunday, from Larry Pa Taylor.

•    Donald Goodwin for the Letter to the Editor.

•    Miss Rebecca and Miss Emily of Kids First at First Church of Nazarene for taking such good care of Ashlynn, from Doug Southern.

•    Marcina Stapelton for the beautiful necklaces, candy and cards for Valentine's Day, from Linda Mitchell and Louise Davis.

•    Heagy Painting for the great work and dependable service, from Dr. Mark Smith and staff.

•    Cpl. Crouch and his officers for providing security at the courthouse making it a safer place to work and visit.

•    Onions to

•    the inflated seventh-grade project for so much emphasis and impact for so little gain.

•    employers who allow good, hard workers to be bullied.

•    the grocery that thinks pork loins should be sliced free for an unappreciative public.

•    the person driving the faded red car who failed to stop at two stop signs, yet swerved and slammed on the brakes in an attempt to get me to rear-end their vehicle.

•    the hospital that claims it has no money to hire extra staff.

•    the gas station attendant that told me she could not tell me how much gas was per gallon.

•    the arsonists who are still causing trouble in the Columbus community.

•    the bicycle riders who don't know which side of the street to ride on.

•    the people that don't think it's stealing to use another's newspaper account every day to read the paper.

•    beauty salon for refusing to give a small child a hair trim.

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