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Orchids & Onions (December 10, 2013)

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Snow removal orchids

• Dick Titus, from the Gardners.

• Mike Smith, from Ron Schaub.

• April Retz and Chris Browning, from Grandma.

• Creative Lawn Design, from a Northbrook resident.

• Tom George, from Jimmie and Reba McGaha.

• Brad Ulery, from Marvin Boffo.

• Tom Seal, from Linda.

• Greg Graham, from Tom and Mary.

• Burt Greathouse, from Tom and Judy Goddard.

• Jim and Connie Crouch, from Dorothy and Tom Coon.

• Cameron Stone and Logan Graves, from Grandma.

• Gene and his helper, from Carolyn Burton.

• Don and Donnie Ziegler, and Billy Atkins, from Eva Shinolt.

• Robert Jeffries, from Betty Shaw.

• Orchids to…

• the man in the blue pickup who stopped at the corner of County Road 500W and County Road 265N to pull my son out of the ditch, from Steve Carey.

• Melanie and Matt Case for doing an awesome job on the Columbus Warehouse & Cartage Christmas party, from Susan Barker.

• Columbus Bob Evans Restaurant for donating breakfast food for our morning kids on two-hour delay when breakfast isn’t provided, from i-CARE.

• Psi Iota Xi for grant money that will fund our second- and third-grade reading buddy program at Northside Middle School, from Crystal Riddle.

• Travis Wakefield for all the helpful things he does for his neighbors.

• Linda at Kroger for going above and beyond on Saturday afternoon.

• the nice gentleman who cleaned a foot of snow from my car Sunday afternoon in front of Parkside Court.

• Janice Gooldy and family for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal, the Martins and the Thorpes.

• the gentleman who gave us a push on Clifty Hill on Friday night, from the couple in the Impala.

• Brock Patterson who stopped to help the very grateful folks with the flat tire last Wednesday evening.

• Onions to…

• canceling the parade and not offering to refund the entry fee.

• risking employees’ safety by having mandatory overtime during the snowstorm.

• canceling the parade, not honoring East for state, but making sure Tony Stewart is recognized.

• bell ringers outside stores who harass people to give them money.

• newspaper carriers on the north side who don’t put newspapers on the porch for the elderly even when driveways are clean.

• county highway for not being out on the county roads Sunday knowing the slush would refreeze and be a hazard Monday morning.

• The Republic carriers for using clear bags instead of colored bags when they throw the paper in the snowdrifts.

• The Republic carrier for leaving unbagged paper in the melting snow at Two Worlds.

• the pharmacy for being disrespectful to people making people wait 2 hours for a prescription.

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