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Orchids & Onions (May 9, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Lloyd and the manager of the west side Marco’s Pizza for great pizza and customer service.

• William Scarbrough for another excellent letter, from Gary Hallum.

• the nice young man in the gray van at Menard’s for helping me load the potting soil into my truck, from a grateful grandpa.

• Columbus North baseball for their beautiful recognition and introduction of coach Lou Giovanini at the game Wednesday.

• Brian Russell and the parks board for standing tall.

• Doris Sanders for the beautiful picture in The Republic on Thursday.

• Tom Lane for his insightful comments about littering, from Sandy Boyd.

• everybody who supported and voted for Matt Myers.

• Bobby and Laurie for helping us mow our huge lawn, from Curtis and Autumn.

• Frank Miller for having the courage to stand up for what is right, from a concerned voter.

• Janet Lee for completing the marathon, from the family.

• Brad for the free TV, from Paula.

• the honest person who turned in my purse Monday to  customer service at the east side Walmart, from Betty B.

• the Yankees T-ball team for sharing their field and allowing us to scrimmage, from the Cardinals T-ball coach

• Onions to…

• those who believe that only poor people litter.

• people who drive erratically.

• city council.

• the school corporation

• that is creating more jobs that will lead to more chiefs and not enough Indians.

• The Republic for not adhering to its own letter-writing guidelines.

• the employees who are protected by their friendship with the people in charge.

• elected officials who continue to play follow the leader.

• the idiotic timing of the traffic lights at Second, Seventh and Eighth streets, leading to long lines of stopped cars every day after work.

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