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Orchids & Onions (May 8, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Mrs. Baty for helping me and being a good teacher, from Hassan Nadir.

• Sherry in the jewelry department of the eastside Walmart for being so kind and helpful in finding the right gift for the baby to give to her mommy on her first Mom’s Day, from the lady looking for a gift for her daughter.

• the kind gentleman for returning the lost book to Richards Elementary that my son and I have searched all over for, from the Davis family.

• the Dawson Glenn family for the awesome ISTEP treats, from Mrs. Wise’s class.

• Treva Lambert of Party Mart and Amanda Rogers for providing and serving fresh-baked cinnamon rolls to us during Staff Appreciation Week, from Sydell Gant and the Taylorsville team.

• Ortho Indy and White River Dental for their support on Senior Day, from Walgreens Pharmacy.

• Jay McCracken at Acra Automotive for the best deal in town, from a very happy customer.

• those who truly understand the ramifications regarding popular sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution, from a former history teacher.

• State Farm Insurance and Enterprise rentals for the patience and great service in my car-repair process, from Pam.

• Christina, Linda, Chris and Robin for the nice birthday celebration at Carino’s on Tuesday and to Linda for the singing balloon, from Betty Lowery.

• Kelly at Bob Poynter for going above and beyond in helping me with my warranty, from a grateful customer, Bob Miller.

• Laura Lamb for correcting my tax bill, from Vergie Weasel.

• Sue Sellars and Julie Bartells for the great lunch, from the Precinct 5000 team.

• Onions to…

• the resident of the Caldwell Addition for putting a large amount of trash in the alley, knowing full well that trash is picked up on the street.

• gas stations in Columbus, as gas is $3.25 near the outlet mall.

• thru-drivers who insist on using Carr Hill Road when it is closed for construction.

• the driver of the white minivan that threw the lit cigarette out the window on Central Avenue.

• the basketball league that fosters poor sportsmanship.

• the people who voted for an unqualified candidate.

• The Republic for refusing to cover the visit and speech of U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz in our city.

• the gas station that raised prices 54 cents in one day and could not explain why.

• election volunteers who took up nearly all the parking places during the primary.

• the town that completely ignores rules and regulations.

• building a park in a floodplain with no sidewalks.

• the young mother near the library with a baby on the back of her bicycle who ignored a four-way stop and put herself and her baby in danger.

• people who leave their articles-for-sale ads in the newspaper long after they are sold.

• the hospital for the poor food selection in the cafeteria.

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