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Orchids & Onions (July 9, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• the woman in the Midwest Computer Solutions car who purchased my breakfast in the McDonald’s drive-thru on National Road on Monday morning.

• Linda and her husband for rescuing and providing care to our runaway dog Scout, from Jane and Steve.

• Judy Wood for the cherry tomatoes, from Lily.

• Brock and Carrie for all your help in recent weeks, from Grandad and Gramma.

• the person who left the Christmas pictures of Brett in my door, from Linda Williamson.

• James Goddard for his help, from a friend.

• City Council for standing up for the citizens of Columbus who are Christians, from Joe.

• the Town of Edinburgh for another outstanding fireworks display this year, from Bill Rothrock.

• Matt, Jan and Nick Marlin for hosting a great celebration and awesome fireworks.

• Ray Barnhorst for his wonderful work in cleaning up the flower beds around the flags in the entrance to Presidential Parks, from Jim Roth.

• the person who cut the extremely tall thistles, the thorn tree and other brush hanging over the guardrail on the 17th Street bridge, from a lady who can now walk her dog over the bridge.

• Linda Croddy for her excellent letter to the editor.

• Sarah Andrews for a great open house celebration on the eve of the Fourth of July where we were also able to enjoy the fireworks at the airport, from family and friends.

• my neighbor for sticking up for her country and her beliefs, from Nick Blair.

• the nice lady who found Riga and returned her on Monday, from the Giffords.

• the Fair Board for having a free ride for the handicapped children.

• the county highway employee who mowed on County Roads 250W and 500N for doing a good job, from Don Strietelmeier

• Onions to…

• the dead tree “art” in the front lawn of City Hall.

• irresponsible adults playing with commercial-grade fireworks.

• past and present city and county officials for enthusiastically supporting the coming massive increase in daily train traffic from the very beginning of the federal approval process.

• gas stations in Columbus for gas prices higher than anywhere else.

• inconsiderate people that littered Ivy Tech and surrounding grounds with excessive trash during the fireworks, instead of disposing of it properly.

• the small grocery store with inadequate staffing and horribly slow service in the deli department.

• the county mowing crew on County Road 525S for only mowing about a foot of weeds along the road instead of all of them.

• the city officials who allow extra loud fireworks in residential areas.

• the elected officials who do not have the decency to resign for the good of the community.

• people who continue to bring their big dogs to the Farmers Market.

• the auto repair shop owner who disrespects employees and customers.

• law enforcement for not enforcing the no-fireworks-after-11 p.m. curfew Saturday evening and ignoring phone calls made to the station.

• The Republic for a torn front page.

• judges who sign papers without reading them.

• the city for wanting to borrow $200,000 to clean up the Golden Foundry site when we have already paid someone to do it.

• the town that allows residents to ride around on golf carts.

• the driver of the red truck for endangering lives by passing two farm trucks towing hay in the curve on County Road 800S.

• officials who allow fireworks to go on continually after the Fourth and for allowing fireworks stores to continue selling them.

• drivers and the city for complaining about the railroads.

• the big-box store that will not mark down plants and throws them away when all they need is water.

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