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Orchids & Onions (April 30, 2014)

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Orchids to…

  • Whitney Goodin for helping Aunt Lisa with the work on the living room, from Mamaw.
  • the Southside 5th grade Team Discovery teaching team for being wonderful, loving and caring teachers, from a grateful parent.
  • the young man who helped us jump-start our white Toyota in Kohl’s parking lot Thursday evening, from Kenneth Van Liew.
  • the supporters who came to the Youth For Christ Dessert Banquet on Saturday, from Eric R. Riddle.
  • all our Earth Day sponsors, vendors and volunteers for making our 2014 Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District event a success.
  • Mike Lovins Construction for being so kind and helpful, from Donnie and Debbie Warfield.
  • Emma Lawson for making the honor roll at Northside Middle School, from Ma.
  • the city neighborhood green-up crew for cleaning up my yard, trimming bushes, raking leaves and working in my flowerbeds on Saturday, from Clara Jackman.
  • my family and friends for making my birthday so special, from Jeanetta Tallent.
  • the Ninth Street neighborhood clean-up crew for being so nice and doing a super job, from the lady on Cottage Avenue.
  • Brian in appliances at Lowe’s for great service, from the river house people.
  • the nice lady at the desk in the lobby at Hospice.
  • Charles Bryant for mowing my grass when my lawn mower went down, from your neighbor.
  • Gordon Elsbury and greenhouse for helping make the Parkside Elementary courtyard beautiful, from Parkside students.
  • Dan Wallace for his unusual, beautiful photo of downtown Columbus in Tuesday’s Republic.
  • Gary Phillips and wife for being great customers at the west side Walmart deli.

Onions to…

  • companies that abuse the temporary services on jobs that are not temporary and for the services that allow them to do it.
  • bicyclists on the People Trail that do not let walkers know they are passing on their left.
  • putting a park in Elizabethtown that’s near a swampy area.

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