Orchids to …
• Ryan O’Leary for the enlightening follow-up story on Josh Speidel, who continues to amaze and inspire.
• Voelz Body Shop for outstanding customer service and kindness, from Jeff and Kelly Backmeyer.
• Greg Manley for his second hole in one at North Branch golf course Monday.
• Bartholomew County residents who practice their right to bear arms.
• Marion and Lois Winterberg for their friendship.
• Columbus Free Methodist Church for looking out for a disabled person.
• Tom Lane for an accurate, excellent article, from Gary Hallum.
• My dad, Arthur Poynter, for taking me fishing and for all you do for me each day, from Pam.
• Turner’s Garage in Edinburgh for doing a good job on our cars and for guaranteeing the work, from two grateful customers, Betty Roll and Wanda Elgar.
• Batteries Plus Bulbs for their outstanding customer service, from Judy.
Onions to …
• those who think 200 people represent how an entire city of 45,000 feels.
• the Obama administration for its extremely poor stance against terrorism.
Happy Birthday to …
• Clayton Miller on No. 7
• Virginia Risley, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Tsen Cheong, from your co-workers.
• Bryce McDonald, from your family and Donna.
• Loryn Weddle, from Grandpa and Grandma Weddle.
• Jodi Goecker on No. 16, from Papaw and Mammaw Goecker, Mom, Dad, Tyler, Grandpa and Grandma Vonfang, Nana, Papaw Red and the rest of your family.
• Gail Krebbs, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.
• Mikael and Matthew Brooks on No. 14, from Grandma and Grandpa Fields.
• Imojene Rogers, from Marian, Papaw, the Millers and the Kirbys, Jeanette, J.B., Rita, Karen, Debbie, Wayne and the rest of the family.
• Wilma Huntsman, from Jean, Mark, Kim, Joan, Kathy, Karen and George.
• Barbara “Nana” Dasovich from Kyra, Sean, Maris, Katie and Amy.
• Brooklyn Allman.
• Sara Empson.
• John K. Burney, from Elsie.
• Sara Dickey.
• Michael Huber from your Hiker Trace neighbors.
• Isabelle Foley from G.G.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Ross Parker, on No. 11, from Corinne.