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Orchids & Onions (November 13, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Columbus Police Department for escorting the Columbus East football team to and from school, from proud parents and fans.

• Doug Bonnell for his Letter to the Editor, from a fellow retiree from Arvin.

• Kathy Dell for a moving, meaningful and beautiful Veterans Day program, from Parkside staff and families.

• Charlene at Mutt Tubs for doing a great grooming job with my miniature schnauzer, from Cutler Brown.

• Janeen Hammond and Ben Wagner for keeping with the Tom Green tradition of constructing a wonderful United Way Youth Campaign “Penny Shooter” contraption for the collection of students’ donations, from Southside School’s United Way Committee.

• the neighbors at Canterbury Apartments, the police officer and animal control officer who helped my daughter when someone hit her dog, from Kathy Fink.

• Bob and Bill Crase for your presentation at our Veterans Day program, from Smith Elementary.

Onions to…

• the agencies that use up all of my donation money in paper and postage stamps to mail requests for more money every week or month.

• the driver of the blue Jeep who assumed I was going to turn right into the school parking lot with no signal and pulled out in front of me.

• the lady who stops a full car length beyond the white line, putting fear into those in the oncoming lane waiting to turn left.

• those who feel that raiding the Telecommunication Fund for non-technology use is appropriate.

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