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Orchids & Onions (December 15, 2012)

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 Orchids to

•    Bill Miller of RE/MAX Real Estate for his excellent customer service on buying my first home, from a grateful customer.

•    First Baptist Church of Hope for donating the new toys to support my senior project for Riley, from John Stephens and Mom Tina.

•    Roxanne and Fred for going above and beyond for a person in need, from Centerstone.

•    Angel Mack for always being there when I need you, from Amanda.

•    The Sandwich Shop in Columbus for letting me put a donation box in your restaurant for my senior project at Riley, from John Stephens and Tina (his mom).

•    Tony Jenkins for the early Christmas gift, from Terry and Lorie Birge.

•    Tropical Smoothie Café for the fantastic breakfast, from the public library staff.

•    Katelyn at Joe Willy's for always having a smile and happy, welcoming attitude for us every time we come in, from happy, returning customers.

•    Ron Cornett at Corner Café in Hope for all the Christmas sweets, from the girls of First Financial bank in Hope.

•    people who donate their time and money without expecting anything in return.

•    Jesse at Dollar General for running after me in the parking lot to give me a bag that I left behind, from Gary.

•    Columbus City Council for the great job they are doing for the city of Columbus.

•    Kay Darwick for addressing my Christmas cards for me, from Mom.

•    John Oakcrest for saving me and giving me the Heimlich when I was choking, from your wife.

•    Charles D. McDermott for being such a wonderful dentist and a great person, from the Bryson family.

•    the Medora school superintendent for picking up bread for the kids at school, from Ben Redmond.

•    Liz, Scott and Terry of CCR for doing a great job, from a grouchy old lady.

•    John Shafer at westside Walmart for returning the pink folder you found in the shopping cart, from a grateful customer.

•    Harry McCawley for the article on Ruth Harrison, from Edrie Martin.

•    Richards Elementary School choir, band, strings and handbells for remarkable performances at the Christmas program, and the student council and their fundraiser for a worthy community cause, from Mrs. Turner.

•    Onions to

•    those who think drinking doesn't affect the people around them.

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