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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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