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Orchids & Onions (May 10, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Marti Finke and the two workers at Walmart who stayed with me after I got hurt on Sunday until family arrived.

• the sweet garbage collector who emptied my trash toter full of grass clippings, from a Spring Valley resident who won’t do that again.

• Dan and Shelly Myers for the fun evening and delicious meal that you served us last Saturday night, from the Prom Group.

• Milo Smith, Teresa Heiny, Jacque Douglas, Janelle Runge and her wonderful stage and sound crew, Beth Carr and all our volunteers for making our annual Nursery Rhyme Party a huge success, from Family School Partners.

• the owners of The Irwin Gardens Bed and Breakfast for giving me a ride Wednesday when I had a flat tire on River Road, from a grateful biker.

• the Bartholomew County residents that voted to elect Jay Phelps to be your Republican candidate for county clerk, from the Jay Phelps Committee.

• W.D. Richards PTO for the delicious dessert bar and polar pops for Teacher Appreciation Week, from Richards teachers and staff.

• the PTO at L. Frances Smith Elementary for the snacks, chocolate, pop and lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week, from staff.

• Hauser FFA members and Aleesa Dickerson for a great elementary Ag Day program, from Hope Elementary third-grade teachers and students.

• all the kind people who helped me when I couldn’t drive, from Barb Huff.

• my neighbors who came to help me when I fell getting on my bike in the driveway, from Betty.

• Lisa Duke for always being there for me and helping me out on short notice, from Joy Jacobs.

• Jorge Morales for the great lunch from Papa’s Grill, from Precinct 4400 and Precinct 4450 teams.

• Dave Fisher for the Parkside neighborhood beautification effort.

• Dr. Conway for the words of wisdom and comfort, from a grateful client.

• Charles B. Whittington for being named Democrat of the Year at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, from your sister Elsie Hege.

• Mike Musillami for being such a good friend to the Hehe family.

• Gary Robbins for wanting to save the Crump, from one who agrees.

• Macy Jo Taylor for graduating from college, from Dad and Charlene.

• Austyn Whittington and basketball team for winning the PAAL championship, from Mamaw Whittington.

• Onions to…

• whoever is responsible for the school program that did not take the best interest of our children into consideration when letting great help go.

• the yard sale at a home on a prominent corner that goes on year-round.

• people who go to the food pantry because they can’t afford to buy food but can afford to buy cigarettes and alcohol.

• inconsiderate drivers who throw lit cigarettes out their windows.

• homeowners who don’t pay association dues.

• not repaving 25th Street between Talley and Bonnell roads.

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