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Orchids & Onions (November 7, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Braydon Gill, for earning the first-quarter Gold Honor Roll rating at Columbus Signature Academy Fodrea, from Grammy and Papaw Gill.

• valet parking staff at CRH for their great courtesy and service regardless of the weather conditions.

• the Fisher family and Liberty Christian Academy for your dedication since 1981 to great Christian education, from Teresa Arthur.

• the East band and guard for a great finals finish at Mid-State.

• everyone who volunteered to work a shift, bring in bake-sale items or donated items for another successful W.D Richards Fall Festival, from Richards PTO.

• TJ Fisher, Destiny and Samantha Foley, Kelsey and Jayden Spray, Jaylin Ballard, Brilynn Martin and Gavin Elkins for excellent report cards, from Uncle Puggy, Aunt Linda, Dalton and Logan.

• the Cummins team that raked the dog park, from the Dog Park Association Board.

• Jeff Ping from Vioxx Services for always doing a professional job at the COB, from a COB employee.

• Jill at Daily’s Farm Market for the warm brownie and everyone at the market for having wonderful fresh food.

• Olympian Spirit marching band for placing fourth out of 13 bands from three states at the Mid-State Finals in Ohio, from an alumni parent.

• The Republic for returning Sharon Randall, an outstanding columnist, to the Sunday edition, from Susan and Bill.

• April Wolfe Scott for her truthful Letter to the Editor, from Mike Hundley.

• Chasney Ward for helping bake cookies and decorate, from Donna Henderson.

• Becky Moats for everything, from Linda Mitchell.

• the girls at the BMV for being so friendly, from Donna Henderson.

• Smith’s Row for an elegant dining experience on our 55th anniversary, from the Lamberts.

• my Mennonite friends for singing the beautiful hymns, from Dorothy.

• Tony Clark for being the best baby brother a girl could have, from Jackie Evans.

• Haven Eudy for making honor roll, from Memme and Mike.

• Haven Eudy for making honor roll, from Mom, Ron and Halley.

• Haven Eudy for making honor roll, from Dad and JoAnne.

• Madison Arnholt for making Silver Honor Roll, from Mamaw, Papaw and Grandma.

• Jennifer Kang for making Gold Honor Roll, from Mrs. Driver.

• Lyndsay Cool for donating $20 when the car broke down, from Tim and Sandy.

• the thoughtful lady in the Starbucks drive-thru for buying my coffee two weeks ago, a coffee drinker.

• Zach Rixmann for making Gold Honor Roll, from Grandpa and Grandma.

• three servicemen who helped to change a tire along State Road 252, from Ron and Eileen Dehnke.

• the gentleman at Community Church of Columbus for making sure I was legal to vote, a happy voter.

Onions to…

• northbound motorists entering Hawcreek Boulevard who veer from the right lane to the left lane when crossing State Street.

• the fast-food place selling hamburgers at room temperature.

• department store for closing one hour earlier than advertised.

• the rude woman who came to my line when I offered to help her and still had a bad attitude.

• the person who was complaining that the soccer team was mentioned twice in the paper when other sports teams were mentioned far more.

• the doctor’s office that failed to turn off its weekend message on Monday.

• a health care facility for booking a colonoscopy five weeks in advance.

• the school corporation for removing writing from the curriculum.

• people who drive like there is no one behind them.

• nursing home staff who park in visitors’ parking spaces.

• The Republic for covering Columbus North marching band that placed eighth out of 10 bands in a state competition three days in a row when it did not cover the Columbus East marching band that placed fourth out of 13 bands at a multistate competition.

• The Republic for being biased toward one of the marching band programs.

• the paper for not covering the Columbus East marching band during finals.

• the town that lets its residents drive around without mufflers.

• The Republic for the lack of coverage of Columbus East marching band.

• churches that failed to turn their heat on Sunday.

• the hospital that doesn’t have any numbing spray.

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