Around Town – June 17

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.