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    Orchids to…

    • the hilarity of the Squirrel Nut Saga.
    • all those who support pre-K for all and to those encouraging others to vote yes, from Sherry Stark.
    • Tina Lowe for taking care of me after my surgery and for being such an awesome friend, from Liz.
    • Randall Tucker for speaking the minds of so many Columbus residents about city leadership.
    • the barbershop that gave me the free haircut.
    • the two medics and the two nurses at the local hospital for all their help when I fell, from Evelyn Burton.
    • those who live their religious values and believe in helping those less fortunate.
    • people who realize how dependent we all are on each other and that the small amount of tax dollars that goes to pre-K will be returned one day in Social Security.
    • the delicious hot biscuits and gravy at Sadies.
    • the pre-K teachers who educate our children.
    • Drew Robertson for a well-written letter to the editor.
    • the mayor for taking the high road when the good ol’ boys play mean.
    • Jessica Richardson for her excellent letter supporting pre-K.
    • pre-K supporters willing to risk one thin dime a day for the reward of giving our disadvantaged 4-year old children a fair chance at a better life.
    • those who are responsible for the quite entertaining squirrel Onions.
    • Matt and Michelle at Lowe’s for all the assistance in my most recent bathroom improvement, from Ron Shadley.
    • Tim Vrana law office for the professionalism and believing in me, from Laurie R. Whitis.
    • Rhonda for taking time off work to spend with me, from Jack.
    • Don Trapp for his spot-on letter about pre-K.
    • Robin Hilber, for reminding us that early education is an important investment for our community.
    • Teresa’s dog grooming for making my dog Lola look so nice and clean, from Rosa.
    • Judy Reeves and Nancy Olson, from Millie.
    • Jane at the east Walmart customer service center for being so kind and helpful, from a satisfied customer.
    • Sandy Carmichael.
    • Mayor Brown for never lowering herself to bash anyone despite how she is treated.
    • Robin Hilber and Donald Trapp for the excellent letters to the editor.
    • for the liberals in this town who fully embrace another social experiment also known as pre-K Sundays.
    • Kroger Co. for investing $20 million to replace the vacant, rundown bakery, from a local resident.
    • Leann Watson for the beautiful decorated pumpkin, from the Zeiglers.
    • Nick Lawson for doing an awesome job at IUPUC, from mom.
    • Drew Robertson for his very well-thought-out and good explanation of why I am not voting for the pre-K funding.
    • our downtown mail carrier, Natalie Stott, for her wonderful service, from Voelz Law.

    Onions to…

    • those responsible for the disgusting rainbow flags in the downtown of our fine city.
    • those who judge others.
    • people who don’t realize we have an education deficit that causes a fiscal deficit.
    • those who claim to be open-minded, but really mean open-minded to my way of thinking.
    • local landlords who charge an arm and a leg for rent when the rental is a rundown shack.
    • The Republic for continuing to allow bigots to use the Onions as a sounding board for their hate speech.
    • The Republic for needing to have so many corrections.
    • the mayor who claims transparency but appoints and hires her “yes” people.
    • people who don’t understand the value of education drives the success of our community.
    • the person who wrote an onion to a 4-year-old.
    • The Republic for publishing an onion overstating the cost of the new ball diamonds by 750 percent.
    • the city government that preaches fiscal conservatism and transparency, and then hands a consultant job to the owner of a failed business.
    • liberals who disguise a tax as an “investment.”
    • those who don’t realize a restaurant that is stingy with its gravy is really watching out for your health.
    • the hateful people in this community and the newspaper that publishes their trash.
    • the city council for doing nothing but blocking the mayor and creating division.
    • the mayor for stirring up an unprecedented level of venom and animosity in what used to be a city that worked together for the common good.
    • the beige or tan car driving over the speed limit at 10th and Hawcreek.
    • the governor for not accepting the federal grant to fund pre-K in Indiana, from a disgruntled taxpayer.
    • those who want the entire community to contribute almost $2 million just so 150 kids can go to preschool.
    • the lady in the gold van on 10th Street who was texting and driving.
    • the city for promoting same-sex marriage by hanging flags downtown.
    • the school district for thinking it’s a good idea to increase tax dollars to help children not currently enrolled in pre-K.
    • doctors who spread false information concerning pre-K.

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