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Orchids & Onions (September 20, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Don Strietelmeier for courageously saying what the majority of people think but are afraid to express.

• Columbus for having gas prices cheaper than Seymour for a change.

• Peyton Rice on getting her CNA license and maintaining an excellent high school GPA.

• Roger and Nancy Nichter for planning a wonderful anniversary cruise, from the Hoopers.

• the manager at Menard’s for making things right, from Tim.

• The Rev. Goodin for his letter to the editor.

• Ruby and Robert Eagleton for always being there and being the best grandparents ever.

• Putt and Dwight for help with putting my fence up, from Tom Adams.

• the young lady at the return counter at Menard’s for being so helpful Wednesday morning.

• Meena for the great entertainment on Tuesday, from Darlene.

Onions to…

• closing the Commons once again for a private workplace event.

• the bank tellers for not confessing their mistake for fear of being fired.

• the newspaper for not using spell check.

• the delivery person who did not put covers on the newspaper being delivered two hours late in the rain.

• the woman who put her very young son in the SUV without any restraints, then drove recklessly down Gladstone Avenue.

• people who say they are hiring and don’t give you the job.

• no report in the newspaper about the power outage Tuesday night for over an hour in the North Flatrock Park area.

• the city for not having a homeless shelter, causing the homeless to seek shelter in a cemetery.

• Republic sports for not publishing the weekly college football rankings.

• lawyers and judges who don’t know the whole story and put single mothers in dire straits.

• my doctor’s office for telling me to go the the local clinic.

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