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Orchids & Onions (July 12, 2013)

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 Orchids to

•    George Albers for his letter to the editor, from Dave Davidson.

•    Mary Ann and Matt for taking such good care of our flowers while we were away, from Brian and Nita Whaley.

•    the County Highway Department mowing personnel who take such pride in their work and do such a great job near County Road 550W and County Road 225S.

•    Konnie from Target for your friendly, upbeat personality that made my afternoon a little brighter, from SensatioNail Girl.

•    Joel Williams for inviting me to Florida, from John Stephens.

•    the young man in the white car who pointed out the huge blister on my tire, from the driver of the grey BMW.

•    Judy Gilliland for all your help with our first year in 4-H, from Teresa Smith.

•    Tony Stewart for taking the picture with us, from JB, Luke and Max.

•    Jose and J.D. of Lowe's delivery for a job well done, from Diana Davidson.

•    everyone who helped make my 90th birthday so special, from Julia Cook.

•    all the 4-H leaders and other volunteers who give their time to help the kids.

•    Officer Davis for stopping to check on us Tuesday night when my car broke down and making sure I got my car somewhere safe and off the side of the road, from Jill Shanks.

•    Jill and Mayor Kristen Brown for your quick response to the mold situation, making this a safer issue for many, from Kathy Reed.

•    lady and her son from Hope who stopped on Marr Road Tuesday to change the flat tire for me, from Linda.

•    Mandy Fox for keeping it together for your family, from Keegan, Grayson, Jackson and Lila.

•    Holly at CARE Pet Rescue and Cindy for taking the little kitty I found at Kroger, caring for it and trying to find its mother, from Dorothy Winkler.

•    Nick, CNA at CRH for taking care of me July 4, from Janice Griggs.

•    the wonderful group of nurses at the IV therapy department at CRH for being the greatest, from Pat.

•    The Republic for the article on radon and on my friend Sharon, from Ann Zaharako.

•    Hope Fourth of July celebration for a wonderful evening, from a Hope family.

•    Gary Imlay for always doing a great job mowing and all the appreciated extras, from Roger.

•    the young man at Walmart who helped me pay for my grandson's birthday present.

•    Mike Mahoney for the specially made fish basket at the fair, from Peggy.

•    Onions to

•    the club that is hosting a fundraiser for new equipment.

•    the company that leased a parking lot for their employees that no employees are using, taking valuable parking away from other downtown workers.

•    people riding bikes in the cemetery like they were in a park and being disrespectful.

•    tearing down the Commons Mall and then complaining about not enough retail.

•    the citizens who did not acknowledge that as long as businesses send work overseas, our jobless rate will continue to climb.

•    the whoever graveled County Road 650N.

•    the person who stole our niece's wheelchair from our front porch in Elizabethtown.

•    the judge who keeps repeat offenders on the streets.

•    the rude parking attendant at the fair.

•    the county mowing crew for the poor job in the Burnsville area.

•    the man who was carrying a firearm at the dirt track race at the 4-H fair and frightened a young child.

•    the prowling teenagers in a quiet neighborhood at 2 a.m.

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