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Orchids & Onions (October 11, 2012)

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Orchids to…

John Foster for serving as the master of ceremonies at the Orphan Grain Train fundraiser on Sunday evening, from Gene Wint.

the female cashier at Chipotle last week who took notice of me being a regular customer and making sure I was well taken care of, from a grateful customer.

the bagger at the 25th Street Marsh checkout who was very patient with me and gave me a great experience on Tuesday, from a satisfied customer.

our mayor for the way she is handling the problems existing in downtown, from a taxpayer.

Tom Lane for your Letter to the Editor on the economy.

John Watson for coming to my aid when my car stalled at a local business and for working on my car in the rain and cold conditions, from a grateful friend, Betty Holder.

the generous man who paid for my lunch last week, from Trudy Caudill.

Patrick Chiropractic Center for its generosity.

the nice lady at the Columbus Visitors Center for the great directions to Huber’s Orchard, from Linda L.

the very kind gentleman in the blue Ford pickup truck who jump-started my Jeep at the county landfill, from Joan and her daughter.

Eric Riddle for your Letter to the Editor encouraging a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance, from Pam.

Mike Cool for building a deck for free, from your girlfriend Angie.

Mike Kern of Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. for all of his help with the contract bus drivers.

all the kind people who helped me out when I fell down, from a grateful person.

Celia Watts for keeping faith in spite of some who betray.

to the neighbors in and around Glenview Addition for their generous donations to Thelma Neal’s church in Elizabethtown from Phyllis O’Connell.

Onions to…

neighbors who don’t turn off their mower blades when going over gravel, causing rocks to fly and damage other people’s property.

the woman with children in the green truck driving recklessly on 25th Street.

The Republic for not including a story about the fallout at Clifty Creek Elementary with the student who sported pink hair, from Pat Brown.

the local medical facility for forcing its employes to obtain a flu shot.

prosecutors for releasing child molesters because testimony won’t hold up in court.

Obama for dividing families.

a woman for thinking she is the boss of a church funeral dinner program and who bullies and criticizes the other volunteers.

the owners of the restaurants downtown who complain about the costs they have incurred when they have a choice of where to move.

the preschool parents for thinking the rest of the citizens should pay for their children’s preschool and transportation.

the workers on the new railroad tracks on State Road 46 for making the tracks feel like speed bumps.

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