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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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