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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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