Around Town – November 26

• Thought for the Day

• “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

• — Oprah Winfrey

Orchids to …

• Woody and Carol, the best neighbors anyone could have, for all the help with my leaf problem, from your leafy neighbor on North Street.

• volunteers, workers and everyone who worked so hard taking care of people at the food pantry at Garden City Church of Christ on Tuesday.

• Lisa Pein at Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Center for her work in the Ninth Street area, from residents.

• the Rev. Marcus Spear of Jennings County Church of Christ for his awesome sermons, from a parishioner.

• the lady who stopped and moved the beautiful raccoon that was hit on Indianapolis Road.

• Kipper Doran for blowing away my leaves twice, from a grateful neighbor.

• all who donated items to the Yellow Trail bake sale Friday and those who purchased them, from the Yellow Trail Museum board.

• Hope First Baptist Church for the wonderful live nativity and the youth’s special program during Christmas of Yesteryear, from the Yellow Trail Museum board.

• merchants on Hope Town Square for helping make Christmas of Yesteryear a huge success, from the Yellow Trail Museum board.

• The Republic and Mark Webber for the article highlighting the pain and horror that young girls in our nice town had to suffer at the hands of someone who pretended to be nice.

• Mayor-elect James Lienhoop and the Republican administration elected in November, from John Tinkey.

• Marvin Finke for the awesome article in Farm Indiana, from John Tinkey.

• Dennis McCarty for his article and Michael Greven for his letter to the editor on Page A6 of Wednesday’s Republic, I could not have said it better myself, from Clem Davis.

• Michael Greven for his thoughtful and compassionate letter to the editor reflecting the values that America holds dear.

• Marco’s Pizza on National Road for wonderful customer service, from an office that enjoys your pizza.

Onions to …

• people who laugh at others for trying to be positive and better themselves, instead of being encouraging and supportive.

• people who call to tell you about things in Onions to stir up trouble.

• the constant overuse of train horns by the new railroad in this area.

• me for not understanding the math in that 10 percent of the voting population equals the majority.

• the ex-wife who does not work or works the minimum and expects her ex to support her laziness in spite of regular child support she receives.

• the company that decided bonuses were no longer warranted right before the holidays after saying if the company made money employees made money.

• people who complain about Sunday’s headline that finally brought a little justice to the guy who put “repulsive headlines” on adult sites about those girls.

• those who don’t understand we need to protect America and that “refugees” could be terrorist sleepers in disguise.

• the co-worker who is on the phone constantly for personal business instead of using her breaks and lunch hour to get things done like the rest of us.

Happy Birthday to …

• Kristen Robbins from Mom and Dad and Grandpa and Grandma Turner.

• Dawn DeLay, from your family.

• John M. Gorczyca.

• Buddy Tempest, from Pastor Carl and The OutReach, and from Jim and Joyce Willis.

• Toby Mullis, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Bob Goecker from Jeri, Mom and the rest of the family.

• Alvin Schaefer from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mackenzie Coovert.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bob and Phyllis Johnson, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Ryan and Natalie Berkenstock from friends at the Moravian Church

• Jordan and Stephanie Shoaf

• Jason and Trudie Stroup

ANOTHER beautiful morning