Around Town – August 25

Orchids to …

• First Baptist Church for providing, preparing and serving the delicious meal at our second annual Parent Tech Night on Tuesday, from principal Darin Sprong and Richards staff, students and parents.

• Connie and Jim Crouch for being such caring neighbors and friends.

• The Republic for being an informative paper that helps you stay in touch with the world and for prices that are more than reasonable.

• the anonymous person who mowed my yard on Newton Street, from Joy.

• The Republic and the carrier for getting me my paper last week and for calling me.

• Tammy for the gift card to purchase prom dresses for DSI clients, from Sharon Ballenger.

• Dawn, Ashley and Kathy for taking over for me while I was off work, from Sheila.

• John Roberts for the special treatment I got Tuesday, from Estella Brooks.

Onions to …

• the city for the Rocky Ford Road expansion between Taylor and Talley and spending money on a road that goes nowhere.

• people who plant gardens and let all of their beautiful fruits and vegetables fall on the ground and go to waste before they offer them to friends or neighbors.

• the parent who dropped off a student in the middle of a turn intersection, at a locked door and held up traffic Wednesday morning.

• the public institution for not having more handicapped spaces near the entrance.

• people who are so judgmental of other people.

Happy Birthday to …

• Gary Bridges, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Gary Manowitz, from your co-workers.

• Bill Carson, from your family, ball team and Donna.

• Tina Fish, from Donnella.

• Maia Ward, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Faye Pettit, from Tonia, Barry and Reagan.

• Derek S. Wells on No. 21, from Nana.

• Anthony Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Michelle Whittington.

• Jesse Dragg.

• Adam Meredith.

• Cooper Alan Lau, from Nana and Grandpa Miller.

• Juanita Adkins from your kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

• Maddie Ahrmann, from Nana, Papaw, Mom, Dad, sister, brother, Aunt Lil, Uncle Brad and Emma.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Jim and Kay Newton, from Sue.