Orchids to …
• Deputy John Martoccia for doing a great job Tuesday night keeping someone from hurting themselves or others.
• the elected official who said county employees should be paying private-sector levels for health care coverage, but admits that salaries for county employees have not kept up with the cost of living over the past five years.
• Organizers for adding my dad’s name on the wall of veterans who died this year.
• Jerry Horn for his insightful letter to the editor.
• Bartholomew County Public Library for the great veterans display, from a thankful Veteran.
• the lady in the McDonald’s drive-thru on National Road who paid for my sandwich and drink Tuesday morning, from the lady in the red Grand Am.
• all Bartholomew County school bus drivers and monitors for their service to our community, from John Tinkey.
• all of our Indiana helpers for continuing your prayer support of Bob Vance Ministries.
• my neighbor Pam for helping me with the leaves.
• my daughter Andra for the wonderful food she cooks and brings to me, from Mom.
• all who participated in our buy-back Halloween candy project for the military, from Mark Barr’s office.
• Jim Lienhoop for being elected mayor to help lead Columbus to an All-American City again like it used to be.
• Harry McCawley for his article in Thursday’s paper honoring the veterans and Dan Hillin.
Onions to …
• the woman driving the burgundy Toyota van for nearly running over an innocent father/husband at Rocky Ford and Marr roads because she couldn’t take her eyes off her phone.
• those who haven’t figured out the Democratic Party ran with the so-called Republican candidate to make sure the current administration was ousted.
• people who do not clean up after their dogs.
• the fast-food restaurant that has such a dirty drive-thru.
• the ambulance driver with no headlights on after 7:30 p.m.
• the neighbor on County Road 200W who burns his green grass and smokes up the neighborhood horribly.
Happy Birthday to …
• Harold Ward on No. 80, from Joyce, Jarred and Jayde.
• Kathy Garrett, from your family and Donna.
• Brian Jones, from your family and Donna.
• Bev Burton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Josh Morris, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Clifford Olmstead, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Jeannette McKim, from friends at Home Economics.
• Dmitri Alano.
• Trish Jenco.
• Janet McKinney.
• Jason Hardy.
• Joyce Hill, from Elsie.
• Jim Hill, from the family.
Belated Wishes to …
• Dinah McCartney
• Suzanne McClain.
• David Wiwi.
• Cristy Conner.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Katie and Ryan Putnam, from your family and Donna.
• Brian and Tammy Shaw.