Around Town – June 30

Orchids to …

• Columbus City Council for keeping farm animals on the farm where they belong.

• Sandy Hook United Methodist Church for the lovely and moving flag display along Taylor Road.

• the honest person who turned in my ATM card to Centra Credit Union.

• the nice people who helped us by jump-starting my car at Walmart.

• New Hope Christian Church for hosting South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship on Tuesday, and to Jonesville Christian Church for winning the Members Award.

• James Mahoney for a delicious fish fry on Tuesday evening.

• the Hourglass Laundry on Cottage for its help, from a disabled person.

• Debbie Hanloh for her Herculean task of decorating and coordinating decorations for Vacation Bible School for Parkside Baptist Church.

• Don and Sharon Baird for bringing music back into my life.

• the guys who picked up the trash on Seventh Street.

• the young soldier who pushed my car back for me.

Onions to …

• the woman in the red, two-door car that turned around in my yard instead of my driveway, leaving tire tracks in the grass.

• local elected officials who advocate for more taxes, rather than focusing on eliminating wasteful government spending.

• people who beg for money and stand with an animal in all kinds of weather.

• the paper that has overused hyphens and slashes.

• law enforcement for not enforcing speeding laws.

• the man who caused a car accident and did not have a license or insurance.

• the resident for mowing his grass at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

• the proofreaders who don’t know the differences between bail and bale.

• people who say whatever they want to whomever they want and then can’t figure out why no one wants anything to do with them.

• the former mobile home park manager for snubbing the neighbors and those she claimed were her good friends.

• the parents of the teenager with a green Subaru for his reckless driving.

Happy Birthday to …

• Keith Bode, from your family and Donna.

• Bill Hitchcox, from your family and Donna.

• Austin Mize, from Grandma and Grandpa Mize and family.

• Keith Bode, from Jeri, Bob and Rose.

• Ronaca Guffey.

• Austin Mize.

• Brad Kiffling.

• Michael Garrison.

• Aaron Carman.

• Cameron Foster.

• Debbie Sims.

• Dave Miller, from Mom and your family.

• Lily Turner, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Paula McNealy, from Rick Walker.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Dale and Bev Burton, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Monica DeWitt-Lewis, from Joey.

• Jim and Joyce Meyer, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jim and Rhonda Illig, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Erik and Tiffany Peterman, from Grandma Hege.