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Orchids & Onions (May 2, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• the county road department and crews who installed the rumble strips on County Road 450N near State Road 9, from Prudence McFarland.

• Kandle Bowerly at the Hair Shoppe for your Thirty-One donation and support with the Relay for Life fundraiser, from Team Manpower.

• Will and Stacey Horn for their amazing generosity, from Andy Russell.

• Sandy Galarno for the lovely fragrant lilacs, from Debbie Greene.

• Amy Kleffman for brightening our day by bringing us brownies on the first day of ISTEP testing, from Mt. Healthy staff.

• Larry Fisher for helping me with my Young Marine candy bar sale, from Destin Gentry.

• Abby Carr for her donation to the pediatrics unit at Columbus Regional Hospital, from the nursing staff.

• Katie Emmert for your ribbon-winning performance in the 300 hurdles last week, from Uncle Mike.

• Columbus Children’s Choir for singing at Silver Oaks, from Vera Bean.

• all the wonderful people who helped me when my mother became ill at the concert at North High School, from a grateful, scared young lady.

• Ron and Laura Taylor for the use of your driveway during the construction of the addition to our home, from Jan and Jim.

• Bette and Gerry Eichens for being great neighbors, from Wilma Huntsman.

• the honest person who turned in my lost pearl necklace in the bank parking lot on Third Street.

Onions to…

• state legislators for spending multimillions of dollars on a digital ISTEP system that does not work properly, hurting education.

• the city for allowing the “Discover Columbus” mulch display (off I-65 Exit 68) to once again fall into disrepair.

• being awoken by the constant train whistle at 5 a.m. here in town.

• people who find it amusing to track mud and dirt onto the floor of a restaurant.

• the contractor who claims that he does quality work but instead charges outrageous prices for defective work.

• the man who stole more than $500 worth of meat at 6:30 p.m. from a big-box store and management for refusing to try to stop him.

• The Republic sports page for singling out only one person on a team when it takes the whole team to win.

• the church that has a teacher who bullies young children.

• County Commissioners for having disconnected phone numbers listed in the phone book.

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