Around Town – September 7

Orchids to …

• the nice young man named Drew at Advanced Auto Parts, for his help in finding the right oil wrench, from a grateful customer.

• Dr. Samantha Lucas from two good friends, two new pacemakers that are both doing very well.

• the wonderful couple who trimmed the bushes at the abandoned gas station at 25th and Chestnut streets.

• John Foster for his fast recovery and return to work at WCSI.

• The Republic for not printing Onions on the Lord’s Day.

• Jarod Buchta for loading his grandmother’s new cellphone.

• the Ninth Street neighbors who helped a disabled person on Monday evening, from a disabled person.

• the county highway department for mowing weeds.

Onions to …

• train operators who are airhorn happy.

• those for not allowing school bus drivers to have needed time off when they have sick days to use.

• the company that gets what it wants and has more than enough resources to install pedestrian bridges.

• the neighbors who have non-working trucks and cars parked at their house and then park their other vehicles in other neighbor’s parking places.

• people who don’t question why accident victims are always taken by LifeLine helicopter to Indianapolis and bypass our own hospital.

• Columbus for giving the impression that the only roads that get repaved are the ones the marathon goes on.

• the county for not mowing the grass on U.S. 31.

• all conservatives.

• the fast food restaurant that recently remodeled but did nothing to shade the customers and staff from the setting sun.

• the person complaining about alcohol as no one can force you to drink alcohol.

• the person responsible for setting the timer on the stoplight at 25th Street and Taylor Road.

• the police officer who ran me off the road when I was riding my bike and didn’t have the decency to apologize for doing it.

• those who send Orchids to … themselves.

• the doctor who did not accept the Care Credit credit card.

• people who owe people money.

• the complete lack of handicap parking spaces in front of a local business.

Happy Birthday to …

• Charlotte Webber, from you SIHO co-workers.

• Connie Roberts, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Luke Raines on No. 4, love Memaw, Aunt Heather, Uncle Josh, Mikayla, Parker, Annie, Aunt Pam, Uncle Kenny and Aunt Cheryl.

• Abram McCarty, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Lillian Cooper, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Trey Tapke, from Grandma Hege.

• Sam Meek.

• David Gates.

• Dick Gardner.

• Clara Grace Morgan.

• Aleah Tedder Smith.

• Ruby Dilk, from Jack and Rhonda.

• Marilyn Mize, from Howard and Clora.

• Rob Brown, from Sarah.

• David Gates, from Bobbi, Kaydence, Steven, Easton, Mom, Stephanie, Jessica, Skyler and Mason.

• Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Aaron Rider, from Nicole, the family and the animals.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Randy and Teresa Gearhart, from friends at the Moravian Church.