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    Orchids to…

    • the lady who bought my breakfast early Monday morning at the McDonald’s drive-up service on National Road.
    • my neighbor for mowing my lawn Sunday, from Beverly Robb.
    • Dorel Juvenile and employees for putting on a great first annual State Street car show Saturday, from a very satisfied registered participant.
    • Kush Stevens for coming to the Literacy Fair and the State Street car show Saturday, from all your friends.
    • the women of vision from the Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church for the wonderful job on the ladies tea Sunday, from Reba McGaha and Cerrie Butler.
    • Tonda Ballard, Patsy Hensley, Megan Ballard, Cindy Burton, Sharon Downs and Cristin Henderson for being with me during my surgery, from Dawna Cadena Rodriguez.

    Onions to…

    • staffing companies that don’t pay enough and take a cut of someone’s paycheck.
    • people who text and drive.
    • those who worry too much about other people’s grass clippings.
    • those who want to save The Crump and waste money on another study.
    • the ridiculous timing of traffic lights between Seventh and Eighth Streets and Central Avenue.
    • the downtown business that does not know the meaning of customer service.
    • those in housing additions that allow their kids to play in the street.
    • the burned-out drug house that is depreciating neighbors’ property values.
    • doctors who peddle supplements out of their offices in violation of AMA suggestions.
    • the city official who is  destroying the Parks and Recreation Department while ignoring the illegal drug epidemic threatening our youth.

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