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Orchids & Onions (February 15, 2014)

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Snow Removal Orchids to…

• Jim on Tulip Drive, from Nellie and Bob Hoeltke.

• Chris Burton, from Tammy Burton.

• Orchids to…

• Phil Swaim for the accurate description of the City Council’s bullying of the mayor, from an eyewitness.

• Norvin Williams and Williams Construction for a great job on the kitchen remodel, from a very happy customer.

• Freedom Indiana and the demise of the HJR-3 anti-freedom amendment to the constitution.

• Dalton Noblitt for your hard work, determination and your amazing wrestling season and career.

• Kevin Meyer for saying it for all walkers and runners, from the Logans.

• the Third Street McDonald’s manager who took a minor disappointment on Wednesday evening and turned it into a special treat, from an appreciative family.

• the Rockcreek boys and girls basketball teams for working and having a great season, from your fans.

• Little Seeds Preschool teachers at Asbury United Methodist Church for their commitment to a learning environment that meets the developmental needs of young children while successfully preparing them for kindergarten, from the Johnson family.

• JCB employees for the refuge from the cold, the coffee and hot water during the evacuation of The Commons this past week, from Jeff, Mel, Stephanie and Tami.

• the kind gentleman who helped my mother get her steering wheel unlocked in the Kohl’s parking lot.

• the two police officers who pushed me out on 14th Street after I got stuck, and the gentleman who helped me out at the end of Pennsylvania Street, from a very appreciative lady.

• Pam and John Brooks for a delicious supper and the other members of the family for eating with us, from Jeanette and JB Freeman.

• Courtney Bell for the Valentine’s surprise dance, from from Parkside residents.

• Shirley Davis for always being a thoughtful and caring person, from Darla Brown.

• Kirk Johannesen for his column on Valentine’s Day, from Jean J. Abner.

• The Republic for having two human-interest stories on Thursday’s front page.

• Cathy Wendowski for running many of my errands and bringing Rebbecca to see me at Four Seasons, from Mary Fenske.

• the people at Manufacturer’s Furniture for all the help they gave me in repairing the broken cord on my recliner, from Phyllis Kreinop.

• Sally Van Dyk for her great letter to the editor, from Sheila Deiwert.

• Onions to…

• the laundromat that doesn’t have a path shoveled to the door, making the parking lot very dangerous.

• rude bank greeters.

• people that don’t understand state and federal money is still taxpayer money.

• those who don’t realize landlords pay higher interest rates, higher taxes and higher insurance premiums because they are a business.

• all elected officials who want the costly and unneeded roundabout.

• the gas attendant Friday morning who falsely accused a customer of pumping more gas than she did.

• the city for flooding the downtown with bars.

• local business for encouraging donations that will help a university sell alcohol.

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