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Orchids & Onions (October 23, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• Betty, Anita and staff at Papa Harry’s for another great catering job for our Woman of the Year reception.

• Doug Herold for bringing me a Frosty to cheer me up, from Sis Claire.

• the Icemen hockey team for their excellent team play last weekend resulting in their championship of the Trinity High School Hockey Shamrock Invitational in Louisville, Ky.

• the staff at Mill Race Center for being excellent hosts for the teen mural project, from Party SAFE.

• Suzanne and Wendy for all you do for all the students, parents and teachers, from Susanne E. Embry.

• Carol Sterling for her letter to the editor, from Roberta Ingram.

• the wonderful manager and nurse who helped me Saturday when I fell at Hobby Lobby, from Lori Anderson.

• Judy Richardson for bringing Rebecca to see me and staying to help us with our bills and orders, from Mary and Rebecca Fenske.

• James Goddard for his assistance, from John Tinkey.

• Dr. Gausmann and his amazing staff for the emergency dental care, from the Chui family.

• the Chicago Cubs for letting the Cardinals get to the World Series.

• the kind and thoughtful employee at Jo-Ann Fabric for helping me get the right fabric, Pat McChasney.

• Community Hospital South staff and doctors for the excellent care I received after my accident in Columbus.

Onions to…

• high school administrators for not recognizing that the emphasis placed on coerced senior projects has done nothing to help prepare students for entrance into higher education.

• Columbus for wasting money on studies that we should be able to figure out as a community.

• ministers that play favorites among the congregation.

• the college for lying to incoming freshmen.

• the large box store for not having a prescription in stock when you go to pick it up.

• the city for not improving the dangers on Rocky Ford Road east of Taylor Road.

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