Around Town – November 25

Orchids to…

• …Amy Blaylock from Adaptive Nursing Co. for going out of your way to help your client and everyone in the community.

• …Columbus Regional Hospital ambulance service and Columbus Fire Department for their prompt and professional service in transporting my sister to the emergency department.

• …Loretta Hicks for loaning me her coupon for the proposal ring (she said yes!) from the groom-to-be.

• …Susan Thayer Fye for all the selfless acts you do for war veterans in Bartholomew County.

• …the fantastic nursing staff at Miller’s Merry Manor, from Brent.

• …Ed and Kathy Tower of Tower Tree Farm for their donation of a beautiful white pine Christmas tree for Orphan Grain Train’s new building in Jonesville.

• …Keri, for always going above and beyond to help us, from Mike and Brenda.

• …Teen workers at the First United Methodist Church cookie walk — Shelby, Catherine, Emily, Helen and Molly — from the cookie walk committee.

• …First Presbyterian Church for the Thanksgiving dinner, from residents at Villa Apartments.

• …Makayla Dean, check-out clerk at the west side Walmart, for helping me clean up the mess I made and being so sweet.

Onions to …

• …The Republic for not having the Purdue men’s basketball game mentioned in your sports planner for last Sunday’s game.

• …those who forget that one party subverted the mayoral election by voting in the other party’s primary.

• …the driver of the silver Chevy truck who nearly hit a pedestrian in the crosswalk in front of a large westside retailer Monday afternoon.

• …my church for going against Governor Pence’s hold on refugees.

• …whoever wants to complain about newspaper headlines; you would complain if they didn’t print.

• …The Republic for not printing my Onion.

• …the small number of people who regularly send in Onions taking shots at the new administration that was elected by a large majority of voters.

• …the elected official, defeated this year, who thinks they are the savior of the city and county.

• …people who use any excuse to get their name in the newspaper.

Happy Birthday to…

• …Mildred Cravens, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• …Rebecca Kirsch, from your family, Kelly and Donna.

• …Mary Jo Combs, from your family and Donna.

• …Patti Hauck, from your family and Donna.

• …Harold Pruitt, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• …Ellen Pettit, from Mother and Jack.

• …Bob Valek, from your family.

• …Shirley Miracle, from the family.

• …Ron Greathouse from Vera, Larry, Janice, Retha, Becky, Angel, Bridget, Ronnie, Dylan and the rest of the family.

• …Joe Wolter from Mikel, Brandon and Joe Chambers.

• …Kali Miller, on No. 1, from great-grandma Karen.

Belated wishes to…

• …Tammy Magner from friends at the Moravian Church.

• …Eric Wiseman.

• …Todd Boren.

Happy Anniversary to…

• …John and Sherry Woods from Larry and Kay.