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Orchids & Onions (August 23, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• school bus drivers who greet the kids as they’re getting on the bus and telling them to “have a great day” as they’re exiting the bus.

• Brenda Korte and friends for helping to make sure the sweet little children have some new toys to help them in their new life, from Catey and Judy.

• The Republic for the great-tasting watermelon for subscribers to your newspaper, from Richard and Geneva Clark.

• The Millers for all the veggies, from your neighbors across the hill.

• the lady that bought the Nutty Bars at Save-a-Lot, from Walter Romine.

• Hope at Comfort Keepers for doing an excellent job cleaning Tim Burton’s house, from Betty.

• Bob Pitman and Lynne Sullivan for the excellent column about Mill Race Center, from Karen.

• The Republic for the delicious watermelon, from a longtime subscriber, Betty Welch.

• my good neighbor who called the police when she saw a suspicious person take something from my front door.

• Michael and Shelia Mullinex for being our ministers, from a grateful congregation.

• Wanda Huff for making my birthday very special and the delicious cake.

• the second-floor nurses at CRH for caring for Roger when he was very sick, from Betty, Roberta, Wanda and Tonya.

Onions to…

• whomever decided that County Road 50N should now be a terrible gravel road.

• the black Mustang full of teenagers who cut me off at lunch.

• the cafeteria manager who is saying disparaging remarks about her job and co-workers.

• the person who does not understand that depression can be a chemical condition.

• staffing agencies that do not make an effort to help a potential client who wants to find work.

• the restaurant with nasty, dirty walls and carpet.

• those who meddle in other people’s business.

• The Republic for lack of coverage of the Columbus East football team.

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