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Orchids & Onions (August 29, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• my wonderful breakfast friends that made my birthday very special and full of flying color, from Kay.

• Veston for being kind to me when my truck broke down in front of your house, from Jim.

• good neighbors who share tomatoes and apples, from the Wilson family.

• our community members who responded so generously to the critical need for food at the shelter, from Turning Point.

• Sandy McCoy for the phenomenal photo of the great egret in Take Your Best Shot.

• those who advocate curbside recycling.

• Cody Skinner for the fantastic job serving my husband and me on Tuesday at IHOP.

• the Columbus police officer that pulled my daughter over near Columbus North who was missing the sticker on her license plate for being so kind to a frightened young girl.

• Kurt and the gang at 4th Street Bar & Grill for your help in surprising Ken on his 60th birthday, from Christy Langston.

• all the donations for the bake sale from the Women of the Moose, from Penny Ritter.

• Russ at Barr Plumbing for the immediate response to our problem, from the Sell family.

• Annette Kleinhenz for her letter to the editor, from Evelyn Garwood.

Onions to…

• speeders on 29th Street between Fairlawn Drive and Taylor Road.

• those who still think that the federal legislature consists of the Congress and the Senate.

• motorists who do not obey the rules of the road.

• the uninformed who think foreign businesses magically appear in Columbus.

• the church that did not get a longtime member’s birthday in the paper.

• the person who stole our newspaper out of the box in Taylorsville.

• school administrators who are permitting classroom parties at private homes and teachers’ residences.

• those who do not want to take responsibility for their animals when they hurt someone.

• law enforcement for not doing anything about the break-ins in a local subdivision.

• The Republic for printing an obituary incorrectly.

• those shooting off fireworks on Wednesday night.

• those who do not realize that hearing-impaired people will speak much louder than other people.

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