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Orchids & Onions (January 15, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Lowell Lowman on your retirement from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, from Vicki Amos.

• Mayor Kristen Brown for having the backbone to stand up to the childish nonsense and unwarranted personal attacks.

• Kenneth and Sue Fields for being the best parents, grandparents and great-grandparents in the world, from the kids.

• Bill Ross for fixing our clock, from Michele and Brett.

• Teah Meek on making the dean’s list for fall 2013 semester, from Mom and Dad.

• Linda White for preaching the word of God, just like Jesus said, from Juanita.

• Evan at the 25th Street Marsh Grocery for his excellent and common-sense customer service, from Curt Thiessen.

• Don Wilmoth and family for their kindness and help, from John Tinkey.

• Don and Janet McDonald for offering us supper and a warm place to stay when our electricity went out, from Jack and Rhonda St. Clair.

• Jaime Stainbrook at Bar-Cons for your outstanding customer service, from Melody Bailey.

• Cody Fleetwood for getting our generator running for us when we lost electricity, from Jack and Rhonda St. Clair.

• the two nice, new Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies who did a courtesy run the night the power went out in the storm, from Margaret Sue Robertson.

• kind person who picked up my gloves in the parking lot and tucked then under the windshield wiper, from Sharon Newman.

• Faurecia and The Salvation Army for the best Christmas ever, from Starr and her family.

• Kaitlyn Coomer for making the dean’s list, from Grandma and Grandpa Thompson.

• David Blockman for putting our paper in the door, from Raymond Rooks.

• Onions to…

• those who spoke at the House Judiciary Committee that they are having trouble attracting talent to the state because of the gay-marriage ban.

• people of Columbus who don’t take a better interest in the happenings at our City Hall.

• ignorant people who are dumping dogs on the south side of Columbus.

• officials who put Orchids to themselves in the newspaper.

• those who litter the library entrances with cigarette butts.

• the elected official who would change political party affiliation during their elected term and not give notice or contact their supporters.

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