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Orchids & Onions (June 10, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Sheriff Mark Gorbett for using the Heimlich maneuver to help a choking man Sunday.

• the kidscommons board for the perfect selection of Ben Wagner as executive director.

• Ben Wagner for his grace under fire and on being appointed executive director of kidscommons.

• Kyle Whitis for winning five gold medals at the Tae Kwon Do Midwest Regional championship in Louisville, from Dad and Mom.

• Bruce Thomason for his letter to the editor on improving public gun policy.

• Madysen Garrett for making the eighth-grade honor roll at Central Middle School and Brayden Smith for making the honor roll at Parkside, from the whole family.

• Braden Rouse for the beautiful photo of the rainbow published in The Republic.

• the considerate paper carrier on Hillcrest Drive who places the paper on my porch every day.

• Justin and Kyle for helping me open up my swimming pool, from neighbor Carl.

• Onions to…

• The Republic for reporting opinions, not facts.

• the nail salons that don’t honor their appointments.

• removing the Redmond linden trees from around City Hall.

• anyone who thinks a bicycle does not have rights on the road just as a car has.

• excessive use of train whistles.

• the people who used air horns at graduation, making it impossible to hear the names being called.

• those who are rude to the handicapped.

• The Republic for not giving full-page graduation coverage to the smaller schools in the county.

• the people sitting behind us who talked to each other and on their phones through the entire graduation ceremony on Saturday.

• the city council member for attacking a valued city employee in a letter to the editor.

• the drivers of the black truck, red truck and white truck who all ran the red light at Second and State streets Monday morning.

• those who think assistance means forever free.

• The Republic for not printing a list of the high school graduates.

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