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Orchids & Onions (January 1, 2013)

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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.

• Phil Westerfield, from Raymond and Velma Rooks.

• Jason Howley and J.D., from Carolyn.

• the Burbrink family, from residents of Walnut Grove addition in southwest Shelby County, and from Chip and Annie Wehling.

• Keith Watson, from your neighbors and friends on Ferguson and Jonesville roads.

• Pat McQueen, from Mom.

• Jeff, David and Patrick, from your 27th Street neighbors.

• Tom, from your neighbors on Legal Tender Road.

• Bill Stahl, from the Carrolls.

• Chuck Kelley, from Shannon.

• David Manley, from Uncle Bud.

• John and Johnny Clark, from Shannon.

• Larry Watler, from the Kruegers.

• Scott Mills on Beech Drive.

• Steve LaRue, from the Mitchells.

• Bartholomew County Highway Department, from Jim Murray near Hartsville.

• Darren Burch, from Mom.

• Diehns, from the Behrmans.

• Jeff Oakes, from Estella Brooks.

• Jason Hawley and J.D., from Carolyn.

• Brian and Chris Taylor, from Mom.

• family, newspaper carrier, mailman, neighbors on Timbercrest Drive, from Bertha Winn.

• Kenneth Dill, from Geneva Davis.

• Dick Heimann and Mark Adams, from Diane Bennett.

• Michael Phelps, from the Lawsons.

• Ed Miller and Mike Sullivan, from the Greenwoods.

• David Baldwin of Hope, from the Jackson Street residents.

• Ralph Lee, from the O’Connells.

• Morris family, from Carol Webb.

• Melvin Lykins, from Bill and Marti Gordon.

• Kristen and Rick Sparks.

• Judy and Ron Branum.

Orchids to…

• Judy from the Bartholomew County Veterans Service Office for helping me file the aid and attendance forms for my dad and mom, from Anita Brown.

• drivers who know how to slow down and drive safely on the winter streets.

• the two teenagers who built a huge snowman in Cummins’ parking lot.

• the volunteers at St. Peter’s for the wonderful Christmas dinner, from Bill and Phyllis.

• Dayspring Apostolic Church of God, ABI Food Service and Wayne Blackerby for the nice dinner.

• the nice lady who called to ask me if I needed anything from the store because I couldn’t get out.

• the local radio stations for putting IU basketball on the air, from David Forrest.

• Tim and JoAnna Hooten for all you do for me, from Sista.

• Richards Raiders boys and girls teams for winning Holiday Tourney and playing with class.

• Mike and Kay Gorday for the ticket to the Colts game and sweatshirt and Mark and Gail Miller for the ride to the game and Shapiro’s, from Jim.

• Stacey, Tyler and Robert Mann for the nice Christmas gifts, from Mom and Dad Gerbig.

• Lacey Davis for studying hard and doing great in your first semester at college, from Mom.

• Angie Barnett for the beautiful painting of the “concrete angel”, from Rennie Haeseley.

• Julie Bowling for the nice letter.

• Tammy and Isis at Eastside Walmart for locating the boy in the white hoodie, from the friend who was with him.

• Dustin Pastrick for getting employee of the year at the Clarian Hotel.

• Katrina Whipker for getting my medication during the snowstorm, from Harry Johnson.

• Seventh Street Church of God for the use of the dining room, from the Pendleton and Lovins families.

• Jerry McCory for bringing my newspaper and mail up to the house, from Clara.

• Donita Compton on retirement after 29 years, from Mom, Dad and family.

• Elizabeth Gordon for the wonderful bread, from Lisa Greene.

Onions to…

• the cable company for eliminating Channel 8 from my lineup and not meeting the needs of their customers.

• those who did nothing to help my mother when she fell.

• the small-town law enforcement officer who speeds through town.

• the doctors office secretary who is rude to callers.

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