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Orchids & Onions (February 27, 2014)

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    Orchids to…

    • Texas Roadhouse for the donation of rolls for our speech meet, from Columbus East High School Speech team.

    • the Richards Raiders boys basketball team for a great season and for sending the sixth-graders out with the second consecutive Elementary Basketball League Championship, from proud Richards Raiders parents.

    • all Northside Middle School basketball teams for winning Tri-County tournaments.

    • all the mail carriers who have braved the Polar Vortex all winter, from Eric Riddle.

    • all the tennis coaches at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club for all your hard work with the kids, from the parents.

    • Biddy third- and fourth- grade Trojans on your wonderful season, from your fans.

    • Schmitt girls basketball team for a fun season and the achievements you accomplished, from your fans.

    • Dairy Queen on Third Street for having great service along with friendly staff, from Tina Stephens.

    • Devon at Zwanzigz for making our evening perfect, from Mel and Ken.

    • Loren Day and wife Brandy, owners of Speedy Clean Laundry, for your excellent customer service and my beautifully clean bedspread, from a new and happy customer.

    • Janice Montgomery for the beautiful roses and the visit with my daughter, from Mary Fenske.

    • Alan and Harriet Gilman for their help and kindness, from John Tinkey.

    • the girls and caregivers on 5 tower for their care, from Robert Swaim.

    • Jason Brown of Right Click PC Repair on Central Avenue for all your help, from Rick and Lisa Best.

    • Cynthia Frost for all your time and dedication to Clifty Creek, from the children of Clifty Creek Elementary.

    • Dan Wallace and staff at First Christian for Fishers of Men celebration, from Generations.

    • Dr. Robert Woodruff for being a great doctor and taking good care of my mother, from Lorrie Coffey.

    • Onions to…

    • those responsible for hiring a lawyer with diverse experience and expecting anything more than mediocre results.

    • the management at a local company that continues to drive their best employees away.

    • coaches who have a player playing for another coach and blame the coach for the player’s poor performance on the coach.

    • people who lie during an interview to make themselves sound good.

    • westside gas stations for almost always having gas prices 30 cents higher than the gas stations located on the east side of town.

    • not having a turn arrow at the traffic light at 8th Street and Central Avenue.

    • the poorly run fast food restaurant.

    • those who don’t realize that those who send Onions are frustrated by some of the things we read in the paper.

    • the school superintendent who never listens.

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