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Orchids & Onions (September 3, 2014)

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Orchids to…

• our great neighbor Annie for putting our papers on the porch over the weekend, from Jane and Bob.

• those who provided the awesome desserts and Nancy Banta and Josh Ollestad for serving at the Newbern United Methodist Church’s meal last Wednesday.

• the person(s) who found and turned in my daughter’s cellphone to Northside.

• Ed at Senior Center for all the hours you volunteer, from Granny.

• Kevin Meyer for his fabulous letter to the editor.

• Salvation Army for awesome vacation Bible school, from a friend.

• The Republic for the information in the sports section of the Tuesday paper about the game between the Indiana Fever and Chicago.

• Onions to…

• the poorly behaved student section at the soccer game and to the school administration who does nothing to correct the behavior.

• The Republic staff for allowing biased sports reporting to be published in the paper.

• for ignoring that hate crimes that took place in Columbus over the weekend.

• gas stations west of town with gas prices usually 20 cents over normal price in Columbus.

• gas stations in Columbus, gas is $3.17 in Evansville.

• law enforcement for sitting in a squad car instead of directing traffic at U.S. 31 and Washington when the light was out on Sept. 2 and traffic was backed up halfway to Interstate 65.

• fast-food drive thru that is anything but fast.

• grocery store with more than 20 checkouts and only four open on a busy Friday evening.

• big box store with dim lights that cause a safety hazard for employees and customers.

• business that said I had to work on Labor Day.

• customers who don’t realize that theft and damage to merchandise cause higher prices and can put smaller stores out of business.

• medical practice that does not answer phone calls from referring doctors or patients who are in pain.

• event that we paid extra money for early entry that we did not get and stood in the heat for an hour.

• athletics department and the newspaper for not putting freshman football team stats in the newspaper for two weeks.

• city for not fixing the roads.

• person who wants to change the zoning for all downtown.

• person who does the Around Town column.

• whoever took the dance floor away at the Hospice Concert.

• those who blame guns and vehicles for killing people when it’s the person shooting the gun and the driver of the vehicle who are to blame.

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