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Orchids & Onions (March 13, 2013)

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Orchids to

•    Melissa for taking me to Four Seasons, from Mary Fenske.

•    Uncle Mike Fields for buying us the new caps and turkey calls, from Mikael, Matthew and Dylan Brooks.

•    The Original Party Mart for the beautifully crafted cake for our baby shower, from the Criders.

•    Columbus East Winter Guard on a great performance at IHSCGA State Preliminaries, from your staff.

•    Andrew Leitzel for the excellent service and vehicle, from Cindy Clay.

•    Columbus North Boys JV and varsity boys basketball teams for a great season and working so hard, from Evan Henry's pop and grammy.

•    Anne Hittler at MainSource Bank for being so helpful and answering all of our questions any time of day in our home-buying process, from Whittney and Adam.

•    The Republic delivery person for leaving my newspaper on the porch on a rainy morning, from Priscilla M.

•    Nicki and Justin Nolting for staying at the accident on State Roads 9 and 46, from Tammy McClellan.

•    Taylor Chitty for proposing the safety crosswalk for East High School for her Senior Project last year.

•    Dr. Steve Newton of Hope Vet Clinic and Taylorsville staff for the good care given to Little Kitty, from Carol.

•    Courtney Hunter for making the All-Area Girls Basketball Honorable Mention and the Republic sports writers, from Granny.

•    all the wonderful and generous contributors to Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake for helping me raise $3,147 this year, from Bob Langdon.

•    Onions to

•    the director who spends all day on her personal cellphone.

•    illegal immigrants receiving in-state tuition cost.

•    the gym that continues to charge your credit card after your one-year contract expires.

•    whoever is responsible for the decision to tear down the old school building on Sweet Ireland Road and State Street School.

•    the driver of the dark gray Volkswagen for speeding, cutting in front of others and driving like streets are his racing circuit.

•    drivers on Central Avenue who think it's OK to cut in front of cars without looking to see how close they are.

•    housing additions that allow oversized basketball goals to be set up near the street.

•    The Republic for forgetting Molly Macy of East for an All-Area Girls Basketball Team nomination.

•    The Republic for omitting some Onions and printing pure nonsense in Orchids.

•    the former Indiana politician who made Indiana change to daylight saving time.

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