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Orchids & Onions (November 1, 2013)

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Orchids to…

• The Republic for printing the Take Your Best Shot, from Paula Jarrett.

• Denise and Mike and staff at Mulligan’s Grill for a wonderful meal and good time for the Martin 65th anniversary celebration.

• Rick Henry at Henry Mechanical for a great job installing new heat and air, from a happy customer.

• Columbus North High School teacher Steve Perry for leading a wonderful “Silent Movie Night” project with his classes and bringing a fun approach to learning for your students.

• Trine University for all your help with our annual Skate and Scare, from Hamilton Center Ice Arena.

• Parkside PTO for providing the delicious dinners during our parent/teacher conferences, from the Parkside teachers.

• Ms. Katie Chaplin for being a nice teacher, from Tristen Knoblaugh.

• Cesar Deluna at North High School for helping me to make my welding perfect, from Brandon Myers.

• Jenny for the kind remarks concerning letters, from John V.

• The Republic for the terrific article in support of Blake Hanger, his family and friends.

• the kind man who paid to have my car fixed at Dexter’s Tire on Wednesday and for caring about the safety of my son, from the single mom.

Onions to…

• local officials for thinking the most visible, desirable retail space downtown can be made additional space for the public and not generate the needed income to support The Commons.

• the government that feels they have to protect us from everything.

• The Republic for incorrect spelling of “sought” in the A3 headline Thursday morning.

• municipal officials for making Halloween trick or treating a day later.

• municipal officials for wanting to protect our children from rain but allowing them to roam the streets an hour after sunset.

• those who believe that health care bills were the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy when it is credit card debt unrelated to health care.

• the taxi driver for illegally parking every day.

• rental property owners for the promises to come and fix stuff but never following through.

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