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Orchids & Onions (August 22, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Hope, Hartsville and Clay Township fire departments and the staff of Miller’s Merry Manor for an excellent disaster drill with complete evacuation, from Miller’s Merry Manor management.

• Scott Begley for your plumbing expertise, from Olive Dickson.

• the very kind gentleman that bought our family’s dinner at Steak ’n Shake who said you should do something nice for someone everyday and that my almost 1-year-old was his dinner entertainment, from the Gores.

• Harold Burton for the best watermelon delivered to our home, from Jesse and Christy Hilderbrand.

• Cindy Murphy at Old National Bank for great customer service, from Tammy’s mom.

• Marvin Hamilton for the delicious homemade lunch and spoiling us, from Dr. Katherine Watts’ office staff.

Onions to…

• whoever stole two canoes in Mineral Springs.

• hog farmers that stink up small towns.

• the bicyclist who blew through the four-way stop at 11th and California when I was stopped going to make a left in front of him.

• the awful condition of the People Trail from Noblitt Park to Mill Race Park.

• people who don’t tip their servers.

• printing the embarrassing onion of the person complaining that the hospital is supportive of the LGBT community.

• the county clerk wanting to exclude county voters from vote centers by introducing them in the city election of 2015.

• the woman in the black van who was treating the young man in her care like dirt at Dairy Queen on Tuesday.

• the city for not using common sense on downtown projects.

• female Realtors who do not dress professionally.

• the company leaving fliers in every mail box in a local subdivision that has a no solicitation policy.

• the city for choosing speed over safety on Washington Street.

• the school for completing the renovation of the football field and leaving the baseball field unfinished.

• people who are against the LGBT community and the companies that back them.

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