Around Town – April 22

Orchids to …

• Annette Kleinhenz for her academic accomplishments.

• Jennifer Stewart of the Cameo Room for the great perm and set for the wedding, from Sandy Retz.

• Dr. Matthew French for treating his patients with compassion and compliments, from Sandy.

• Faithful Friends in Passing for offering an honorable and much-needed service for our pets, from the pet parents.

• Don Strietelmeier for the excellent letter for the need to treat all refugees equally rather than selectively, with which I agree, from Ken Van Liew.

• Ron Shadley of Faithful Friends in Passing for being so kind and compassionate and treating my deceased dog, Tank, with the utmost care and respect.

• D shift at the Station 1 for getting things done around here and we appreciate you guys.

• the very skilled ambulance drivers who stopped to help me after my bicycle wreck and everyone else who came to help, from Kathy.

• Lee and Jewell Arthur for the ticket to the First United Methodist smorgasbord.

• all the wonderful people in Two Worlds for all their love and support for myself and my son during our hard time.

• Sandy Brockman for all your help over the last couple days with the family.

• Ryan Lauer for not accepting money from special interests, corporations or lobbyists.

Onions to …

• the Republican presidential candidate who mistakenly referred to a national tragedy as the name of a convenience store.

• the girl who hacks into computers and messes with my Facebook page.

• the school that still does not follow the school menu.

• those who complain about speeders when they probably speed themselves.

• People with no education who think they deserve $15 an hour.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dr. Brester of Bean Blossom Animal Clinic, from your satisfied customers and family.

• our beautiful niece, Kim Smith, from Uncle Rick and Aunt Donnella.

• Dorothy Walker, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jerry Bennett, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Staci, from your family.

• Jeanette Stratton, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Henry Weaver on No. 7, from Grandpa and Grandma.

• Cole Olibo, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Adam Settle, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Michelle Hoover.

• Jennetta Tallent.

• Greg Sigman.

Belated Wishes to …

• Kelli Ross.

• Jonathan Galbraith.

• Paul Baultman.

• John Foster.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Darrell & Judy Richards on No. 50, from your children, grandchildren and granddogs.

• Garret and Christy Conner, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Belated anniversary wishes to …

• Nathan and Sheila Downey, from Elsie.