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Orchids & Onions (November 29, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• LuAnn at Hope Veterinary Clinic for your kind words and support helping me through a difficult day, from Sharon Thompson.

• Dr. Dan, Melissa, Steven at Vermillion for decorating our Christmas tree Sunday, from Richard and Marge Roseberry.

• the passers-by, neighbors, paramedics, staff at Columbus Regional, Southwest Fire Department, friends and families that helped our children after the accident Saturday evening, from the parents of the five young men.

• Dr. Pawlus and his wonderful staff for the best dental care, from Cindy Lawson.

• Matt McKain and the Indiana University men’s soccer team for their success in the national tournament.

• police officer who got the begging “Santa” off the corner of Central Avenue and U.S. 31 on Monday.

• Officer Zach Burbrink for leading a great tour of the Columbus Police Department, from Cub Scout Pack 593: Bear Den.

• the rock quarry truck driver for pulling to the side of the road on State Road 46 so I could pass you, from the grateful driver of the Grand Prix.

• Kirt Aton for finding my purse and calling me, from Ellen.

• Kate on Riverside Drive who found my puppy and brought him home safely, from Jewel.

• Mayor Brown for standing her ground.

• Lts. Alan and Jodi Sladek for the nice meal and gifts, from the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

• the nice man at Tire Barn for repairing the trailer tire  Friday morning, from the Adams family.

Onions to…

• convenience store for keeping gas at $3.59 over the Thanksgiving weekend.

• library for having nasty restrooms.

• the person stealing my paper out of my mailbox on Georgetown Road.

• trenching company who will not return to finish the job.

• company that charged me double for my newspaper on Thanksgiving Day.

• The Republic for not printing the name of the IU forward who scored 19 points.

• disorganization with the street sweeping process causing citizens to get their primary transportation towed because sufficient notice was not given.

• downtown store for no longer allowing customers to shop for clothing, bedding, etc. in their store.

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