Orchids to …
• former POW Gustav Potthoff on receiving the key to the city at the presentation in the library last Wednesday declaring Sept. 16, 2015, as Gus Potthoff Day, from Bob Miller.
• all veterans who have served or are serving and their families for the sacrifices you make for the rest of us.
• Mrs. Margaret Volland for the Target gift card; it was very much appreciated, from Alyson.
• The Republic for still having an Orchids/Onions column where people can express their opinions because some of the Onions are simply hilarious.
• the kind and honest person who found my wallet in the Menards parking lot and turned it in; you are a blessing.
• Lisa May Thompson for all you do for so many people and volunteering so much of your time helping our veterans.
• International House of Pancakes for the excellent meal my husband and I had Sunday night.
• Stuart of Ray’s Automotive for the Monday morning replacement of the alternator in my Highlander — great service, from Linda.
• Jason and Sara Beck for finding our dog, Bandit, and taking care of him until we found him, from David and Traci Petro.
• Mark and Amy Stewart and the United Way of Bartholomew County for your generosity and support of local teachers, from the grateful teachers.
• our good neighbor Randy Edwards, from the Weddle family.
• Charles B. Whittington for remembering his sisters with a gift from his recent trip to Hawaii, from Mary, Maxine and Elsie.
• all who contributed to another successful year of the Cole Weddle scholarship softball tourney, from Tim Weddle.
• International House of Pancakes employees who found and returned my cellphone to me on Monday morning.
• Bob Franke for mowing our grass while Bert has been recovering from his surgeries, from Bert and Paula Kaufman.
• Tanner, what a pleasant surprise to find the lovely yellow rose which you left for us, from John and Liz.
• Becky Douglas and Milestone Contractors for doing a great job of redoing the streets in the Parkside Addition and being helpful as they worked, from the neighbors of Parkside Addition.
• Columbus Transport Trucking Company for doing a good job on the roads, from a county resident.
Onions to …
• the restaurant west of town that made me wait 45 minutes and I still didn’t get my food, so had to go back to work with no lunch.
Happy Birthday to …
• Scarlett Syse.
• Donna Clark, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Elenor Valek, from your family.
• Helen Jones, from your family, GJ, George and Donna.
• Jack Nolting, from family and friends.
• Sheila McNeely, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.
• Alexis Crabtree, from Trish, Haleigh, Kristy, MacKenzie, Paw-Paw Ron, Austin, Grandma Shirley, Daddy Dale and Betty.
• Alexis Crabtree on No. 13, from the entire Crabtree family.
Belated Wishes to …
• David T. Chadd, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Ericka Russell, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Slick, from Ace.
• Tonya Douglas, from Brenda Hill.
• Elijah Johnson, from Betty Roll and her church.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Harold and Bertha Bailey, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Kristy Huckaby, from Donny.
• Dan and Cathy Barga, from friends at The Moravian Church.