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Orchids & Onions (January 9, 2013)

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  Orchids to

•    Ronnie for clearing our driveway, from Linda and Dickie White.

•    Shannon Clulow for giving a ride to us after seeing us walking on the streets in cold weather, from Kashmira Mehta.

•    The Shooting Institute for the exceptional Basic Pistol course they conducted this past weekend, from Kyle.

•    Erik Piper for helping me jump-start the car, from Kashmira Mehta.

•    The Commons staff, police department and people on the playground for responding so quickly, professionally and compassionately in finding the lost little girl Saturday at The Commons.

•    The Hasslers for the kids' Christmas barn party and the cool horseshoe trees they received as gifts, from a happy parent.

•    Neighbor who cleaned the sidewalk on Brent Cross with his snow blower during the big snow.

•    Greg Rebber of Bob Poynter Body Shop for his kindness and for fixing the Jeep after my run-in with the garage, from Sherry Allen.

•    Dr. Bergman for his kindness and compassion, from a grateful patient.

•    Michelle at Chili's for outstanding service and friendly attitude, from John and Jan.

•    The ladies sitting next to us at Steak 'n Shake who bought lunch for my sister and me, from Beverly and Rhonda.

•    Jim Fleming for his letter to the editor.

•    Great neighbors and families for kindnesses, from the Bautes.

•    The woman who found my cellphone in the shopping cart at Target and turned it in to the front desk, from Sherry Warner.

•    Mike Kamman and sons for always being there to help us out, from Shorty and Jean Fiesbeck.

•    Onions to

•    School principal for her unprofessional and rude behavior Monday.

•    People who allow large dogs to ride loose in the back of pickup trucks resulting in the injury to at least one on 46 West.

•    Relief agency that does not open on time so clients must stand out in the cold while staff stays warm inside.

•    No turn arrow at the traffic signal at Whitfield and 10th Street.

•    Local business that will not give phone numbers via the phone.

•    Grocery stores that are not open 24/7.

•    Adults who threaten children.

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