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Orchids & Onions (September 27, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Jay McCracken and Greg Kendall for doing such a wonderful job painting my house, from AJ.

• April, Chris and Braelynn for the nice shirt from Gatlinburg, from Grandma.

• Lexi Jackman-Wheitner for promoting diversity in the school system, from someone who supports her efforts.

• Parkside School PTO ladies for the fantastic Italian Feast on Wednesday.

• The Republic for publishing the time correction for the Arvin reunion, from Jeanie Gravins.

• Elizabeth Feinbert for going the extra mile in sponsoring me in the annual Hope Ride, from a grateful employee, Paul Starks.

• my family, friends and church friends for making my birthday special on Sept. 24, from Betty Lou Roll.

• Roth Heating and Air for the efficient, fast and caring way it put in the new furnace for Noble Junior Southern.

• Lana at Legends Beauty Salon for the beautiful perm, from Linda Williamson.

• Clarion Hotel for the great coin show.

• Colene Rich for the awesome trip to NYC, from Debbie Malone and Donita Butler.

• Jackie and Andy Mann for changing my flat tire, from Sheila.

• Larry Calfee for buying my breakfast, from Paula Fetter.

• Central Middle School office staff for being kind and helpful to the people who drop things off for the students, from Noah’s grandma.

Onions to…

• drivers who think school crossing guards are mind readers when it comes to using turn signals.

• school system that does not follow its policies about bullying and leaves the kids to handle the situation themselves.

• the doctor who won’t return phone calls concerning test results.

• parents who let their baby sit on the counter of a fast-food restaurant.

• for turning downtown into a muddy mess when it rains.

• people who choose their faith based on license plates and the way people drive.

• people who don’t mow their grass.

• housing additions that do not put a limit on the number and size of dogs per household.

• apartment complex that will not allow decorations or flowers on the porches.

• newspaper carrier in Breakaway Trails that cannot get the paper delivered on time.

• people who are encouraging the gay and lesbian movement knowing it is against God’s law.

• The Republic for not recognizing other types of cancer and what those people have to go through.

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