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Orchids & Onions (March 4, 2014)

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Snow Removal Orchids to…

• whoever plowed the alley between 17th and 19th, Caldwell Place and Keller Avenue.

• Ted Campbell, from Virgie.

• Cory on Flintwood Drive, from grateful neighbors.

• Monica Morris, from

• Carol Webb.

• Frank Reed, from

• Joyce Piercefield.

• Orchids to…

• Southside Elementary

• for being a co-champion and

• an excellent host of the

• Elementary Bowl.

• Aunt Dorothy who helped me when I became ill, from Pam.

• the director of nursing at Four Seasons and transportation coordinator Denise Hill for making sure I was transported to the hospital when my daughter went into emergency care, from

• Mary Fenske.

• the Browns for the beautiful flower arrangement, from Marilyn.

• Gary Reynolds for a fantastic letter to the editor.

• Sterling Garage Door serviceman Jesse for excellent service for installing our new garage doors, from a grateful customer.

• Nancy at Arby’s for the awesome service you always give your customers and the help you give the people you manage,

• from Steve.

• Britney and Renne at Kmart for their patience in helping me retrieve my reward points, from Marilyn Cheek.

• my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all my friends for my surprise birthday party and all the birthday wishes, gifts and cards, from

• Barbara Herold.

• the Rev. Anne Marshall of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church for emailing prayers and her sermon to her parishioners on Sunday when we had to close church, from Wilma Doup.

• Brad and Cindy for taking my dog out for me in the cold weather, from your grateful neighbor.

• the agency responsible for putting the brine on 25th Street between the city limits and the junction, from a happy city resident.

• Brandon, Trans Care van driver, for showing genuine

• care for the patient, families

• and his job.

• The Republic carrier in Parkside for bringing the paper all the way up to the door, from Linda Pruitt.

• the substitute Republic carrier who delivered our papers on Monday in the area of North Indianapolis Road.

• the anonymous person who bought our pizza Saturday night, from the older couple.

• Onions to…

• downtown employees who park in parking spaces of other businesses, making it hard for customers to get there.

• yogurt shops that do not have sugar-free items for diabetics.

• contractors who charge

• too much.

• people who run red lights.

• the restaurant that gave me steak that was unsatisfactory and never gave me a refund.

• calling places to help you with fraud, and instead of helping they ask what you want them to do about it.

• city officials for hiring a lawyer twice as expensive as the one the City Council was criticized for.

• the leaders of our community.

• the driver of maroon SUV that ran the stop sign Monday morning at Sunset Drive and Washington Street without hitting the brakes.

• the store that would not honor the coupon book.

• the newspaper that published an Around Town comment in favor of the Daylight Saving time but refuses to print one in favor of the central time zone.

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