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Orchids & Onions (August 19, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• Sally Van Dyk for her letter to the editor addressing the impatience and aggressiveness of people today, from Gloria Steyer.

• the hard work and effort that the Parks and Recreation employees have done to keep the Greenbelt and Par 3 Golf Courses in excellent condition.

• all the volunteers and law enforcement agencies for making the Columbus Moonlight Loop a safe and wonderful ride, from

• the Gwins.

• Zayrim at Walmart west for the help with the photos, from Faith Ann Welch.

• the young man who gave us a tire gauge, from the paper delivery girl with the flat tire.

• all the volunteers for the great night bicycle ride.

• Heritage Heights managers Mark and Carlyn for doing a wonderful job for the last two years, from some older residents.

• everyone involved in the Courage to Climb concert, especially, Meredith and Daniele working together on your senior project, from Sandy Boyd.

• Onions to…

• the school office secretary for being unreasonably rude when I had a simple question.

• the driver of the gray-

• and-black Dodge Ram at Walmart

• on Friday evening who beat a

• dent into and scratched my quarter panel.

• any driver who can’t focus on driving while reading a sign.

• those who dress inappropriately when they serve communion at church.

• whoever stole my grandson’s brand new moped.

• the health organization for letting the best help they had go.

• everyone who puts onions

• in the paper just to complain

• about something.

• whoever made the bus stop for the disabled and elderly community across a busy street.

• those who contribute to the problems of society instead of trying to be part of the solution.

• whoever stole the cement frog and blue gazing ball.

• the city for not enforcing the leash laws.

• the tanning salon that does not follow safety rules.

• The Republic for misspelling my child’s name in Around Town and not printing an Onion when I wanted it put in.

• the convenience store clerk who talked to other customers instead of working.

• city sanitation who

• will not pick up the mattress  

• until September.

• rude people.

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