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Orchids & Onions (August 14, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Pam Swift for stopping when my car died in traffic Thursday night, from Debbie Gatewood.

• Yvonne, Kristina and Teresa from MainSource Bank for your gift of time and hard work volunteering at the Bartholomew County School Supply backpack distribution event, from United Way Volunteer Action Center.

• Bob’s Custom Car Wash for going above and beyond, from Bob and Kathy Reed.

• Karen Shrode for her wonderful, intelligent letter about the value of the arts in Columbus and why they should have some public funding, from a concerned voter.

• Bruce Bartells for always looking out for us, from the Redfords.

• Matt Talent of the Hope Police Department for unlocking the van the lady was stuck in.

• Jane, Shelly, Tia and others in the Memory Lane unit at Kindred Nursing Home for all the care you give our dad, from Laura, Clint

• and Rhonda.

• the Clifford community

• for all your gratitude, from Shannon Clark.

• Ken at Amazing Joe’s for the great service, from the two cougars.

• Parker Portraits for taking our pictures, from the Columbus North football seniors.

• our friends and neighbors on Oak Manor who helped take care of our house, yard and our dog while Wayne was in the hospital, from Wayne and Marlena.

• Onions to…

• the thief that took the gazing ball and stand from my mother’s yard.

• the hair salon that did not do my hair the way I wanted and still forced me to pay.

• the driver who made an illegal U-turn at 25th and

• National Road.

• drivers who do not go in order at a four-way stop pulling out in front of cars that were waiting there first.

• people talking over the preacher in church making it hard to hear what is being said.

• the overgrown grass on Deaver Road next to the airport.

• cold-hearted people who get animals and once the responsibilities get old they give them to animal services.

• the restaurant that is lacking in management such as allowing customers to be left standing and then having to get their own menus once seated.

• the person in the minivan who threw all his or her trash out the window.

• the people who can not drive a minimum of 55 mph on the highway.

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