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Orchids & Onions (September 21, 2012)

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 Orchids to

•    Dr. Hladik, Dr. Ryan and all the nurses for the great care at CRH, from Betty Burton.

•    Tracy Pike for her very informative and accurate letter to the editor.

•    Taylorsville Elementary School on receiving their A on ISTEP.

•    the Central Middle School front office secretaries for consistently being pleasant and helpful to parents visiting or phoning the school, from a pleased parent.

•    Tracy Pike for her letter to the editor and The Republic for printing it.

•    Puccini's and Bistro 310 for your support to help make Clifty St. Paul's Lutheran Women's Missionary League fundraiser a success.

•    Hope Volunteer Fire Department members and families and the cook that helped clean the station and cook and serve the meal for the district meeting, from chief and president.

•    Colton Zeigler for the 101-yard interception return for a touchdown during the Central Middle School Charger eighth-grade game Monday night, from grandparents Monica and Bill Kozar.

•    Karma Records for excellent customer service, professionalism and always getting me the CDs I want, from Amanda.

•    Jewel Fleetwood for her letter to the editor.

•    The Republic for the article concerning POWs/MIAs and remembering those who will never return home, from Bob Miller.

•    George Walker, service manager at Carver Toyota of Columbus, for taking care of my problem so promptly, from the customer from Texas.

•    Kristen Brown for providing integrity and intellect in her role as mayor, from George P.

•    Aaron Hankins for taking a strong stand for the citizens of Columbus, from a grateful citizen.

•    Sandy Hook United Methodist Church for the generous donation to the Focus Ahead prison ministry, from Charles Bowman.

•    student driver for the good job parallel parking on Fourth Street across from the library.

•    Elizabeth Patton for her letter to the editor, from Sheila Deiwert.

•    David Doty from DLD Mechanical for buying dinner at Zwanzigs for us Wednesday evening.

•    Patti L. Torre for the beautiful photo in Wednesday's Take Your Best Shot.

•    nice couple on Chandler Lane for helping me catch my puppy, from Jo Hardin.

•    Jennifer for helping me when I ran out of gas, from Teresa Beavers.

•    Bev Roberts for being kind and considerate with her time, from Judy Zeigler.

•    Onions to

•    local high schools still performing in the bottom 35 percent of the state who refuse to redirect energy and resources away from senior projects.

•    whoever is supposed to be in charge of the two young boys visiting long term at the rental house who run wild, screaming and yelling every night long after 9 p.m.

•    allowing a private company to shut down the public Commons for two days for their meetings.

•    housing additions that should not allow more than one dog per household.

•    city officials for fogging the neighborhoods with chemicals without notifying residents before they spray,.

•    drivers who blame bicyclists for their poor decisions to change lanes and drive into oncoming traffic.

•    sports parents who let their children disturb others in restaurants and do not teach their children table manners.

•    editorial about local employer who forgot to mention a previous letting go of 10 percent of its workforce.

•    the bad smell left in City Hall after the meeting Tuesday evening.

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