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Orchids & Onions (December 28, 2012)

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Snow Orchids

   Due to the high volume of storm-related Orchids for snow removal and other assistance and to ensure everyone is recognized in a timely manner, we will run an abbreviated version of those Orchids.

   Scott Moore, from your neighbors.

•    Ben Busic, from mom and Joe.

•    Judy Roberts, from Nancy Hunter.

•    Gary Ritzline, from the Ebeners.

•    the Jordans on Kennesaw Court, from your neighbor.

•    Don Baker, from Mead Village Neighborhood Association.

•    Jim and Linda Baker, from Matt and Heather Bruner and kids.

•    nice snowplow driver on West County Road 50S, from two very tired shovelers.

•    Jim and Cindy, from Bob and Joanna.

•    Jeff O'Neill, from Diana Davidson.

•    Greg and Jeremy, from Sande Hummel.

•    Dan and his crew at Four Seasons Retirement Center, from Peg and other grateful residents.

•    Jacob and Amanda Virostko, from Roy and Martha Kinser.

•    Scott Wells, from Roger and Candace McFadden.

•    Mr. Merriam, from your elderly neighbors.

•    neighbor from the Shelton family.

•    Tony Garris, from Bonnie Reecer.

•    Brian Singer, Dereck Whithead, Dana Whitlock and other neighbors, from grateful Betty Holder.

•    Don Ingram, from Janet.

•    Stephen Booher, from Clara.

•    Brenda and Nick Sprague, from Aunt Betty.

•    the angel, from John Tinkey.

•    Terry Freeman, from Tom and Karen.

•    Orchids to

•    whoever is responsible for the Nativity at Christmas and the crosses year round on Goeller Boulevard.

•    Jordan Ellison Jewelers for making my son and his fiance's Christmas a whole lot merrier, from Susie Prather.

•    all the dedicated Republic carriers for delivering the paper during the snowstorm.

•    Toby and Kelley England for the wonderful dinner and great time on Christmas afternoon, from Kirby and Angie Yoder and kids.

•    Bart for your help when we were stuck on Cherry Street, from James and Jessie.

•    the kind lady at Kroger on Christmas Eve for paying our bill when I couldn't get my debit card to work, from Katie.

•    Clyde and Libby Neal for the Christmas gift and always being so kind and thoughtful, from Jim Robertson.

•    Alex and Logan Turner for making the holidays great, from Aunt Dana.

•    Monica, Jerry and Jerrica Grider for helping me throughout the year, from Shirley.

•    the young couple who paid for my lunch at Montana Mike's on Sunday.

•    Westside Community Church for the beautiful Christmas service.

•    all the people who take the time, love and energy to put out beautiful Christmas lights.

•    Joyce Leive for the amazing food she brought to me at work Christmas night, from Rhonda Lowman.

•    Tony, Tyler and the two maintenance men at Premier Ag for making sure a man had propane before Christmas, from John in Grammer.

•    Grandma, Marylin and Tom Herold for the wonderful Christmas at their house, from all the family.

•    Jamie and Mark Schaffer for the Christmas goodies and visit Christmas afternoon, from Bill and Marty Fleetwood.

•    Judy and Patty for the beautiful surprise Christmas play at church Sunday morning, from Arzella Gilpin and Sixth Street Church.

•    Old Union Church and Pastor Kirby for their Christmas Eve service.

•    Todd Franke for the quick response and service above and beyond, from the Leestmas.

•    the driver of the grey Equinox with the sweet little girl in the back seat who paid for my meal at McDonald's Christmas Eve.

•    Onions to

•    The Republic for not printing Mother Goose and Grimm's 12th Day of Christmas.

•    people who go sightseeing when there are travel advisories.

•    Mall for making employees come to work during a blizzard and then closing a half-hour later.

•    the "fast" food drive-thru that took more than 35 minutes to get through and it wasn't because of the number of people in line.

•    not having Sharon Randall in the paper again.

•    law enforcement for not controlling those who park in fire lanes in the shopping centers.

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