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Orchids & Onions (October 4, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• The Republic carrier on Caldwell Place for always making sure our paper is on the porch out of the rain.

• Rita Jarrett for being there for us early Thursday morning and preparing the delicious Sunday dinner, from Jay and Paula.

• Johnny Brown and Trevor for helping me move, from Linda Martin.

• Laverne and Joe Andrew, Tommy McDaniel, Kay Stepp, Ruby Ritter and Butch Bland for all the help with the Arvin reunion, from Reva Barnsfather, Martha Bland and Jeannie Gravins.

• Aaron and the staff at Arni’s for the great service Sunday afternoon for our family get-together, from the Adkins (Huckaby) family.

• all our customers who made our fundraiser at Hope Heritage Days a huge success, from Pastor Gerald and Martha Hancock, Hope Community Church of God.

• Thelma Karr, June Hubbard and Virginia Houser for your help with the Arvin reunion, from Reva, Marty and Jeannie.

• all who donated products, supplies and cash for our fundraiser at Hope Heritage Days, from Hope Community Church of God.

• the blood-test lady at Sandcrest Family Medicine for always being so nice and gentle and making blood draws not so bad, from Maggie.

• The Republic for printing Barney Quick’s fine essay on Sunday, from Beatrice Fester.

• Toyota Industries for providing the use of a forklift truck for Asbury United Methodist Church’s Feed My Starving Children project, Asbury United Methodist Church.

• Jeffery at Menards for helping me pick out a shed, from a satisfied customer.

• Jonesville Fire Department for treating my injured knee, from John Terry.

• Dr. Zaharako and staff for your kindness, Kim.

• Central Middle School cross-country runners and parents for the generous gift, from Coaches Helton, Wise and Friedgood.

• my wonderful neighbor in McCullough’s Run who informed me my little Yorkie had gotten loose, Ann Beatty.

• Denny Kueble for telling it like it is in his Letter to the Editor, from D.S.

• Daniel Lowe, for helping me out with the wireless phone, from Sherry.

• Daily’s Farm Market for donating pumpkins to our Night of a Thousand Jacks “patch,” from MainSource Bank.

• Colin Scheidt, Sally Reindl and Gerhard Finke for reminding The Republic that only news belongs on the front page, not opinions.

Onions to…

• poor planning, which leads to redesigning a project midway through it.

• the belief that children need to be supervised constantly, even if playing outside their home.

• whoever thought crossing gates would be an effective crowd and traffic control system in an area being built as a plaza.

• The Republic for the politically biased “Grade the Candidates” article.

• people who come in to work late every day and don’t get in trouble for it.

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