Orchids to …
• eighth-graders at Northside Middle School who were attentive and respectful and asked good questions as we discussed the election, and to their parents and teachers who have prepared them to lead us in the future, from Milo Smith.
• American Legion Post 24, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, both the downtown and Jonathan Moore Pike McDonald’s restaurants, German Township Volunteer Fire Department and the mystery store for their donations for Taylorsville Treats, from the Taylorsville Crime Watch.
• Sandee Hummel for generously giving your time and support to friends in need of a helping hand.
• Steve Forgey for cutting down my huge canna lily plants, emptying out their eight large containers and separating the tightly knit bulbs, from Betty T.
• Jay Phelps, for being a county clerk we can be proud of, from Elsie Hege.
• The Republic, HSJ Online, local radio stations, Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Clay Township Fire Department, churches and businesses for helping advertise the successful 49th annual turkey supper at Petersville United Methodist Church Friday and Saturday, from very grateful members of the church.
Onions to …
• the company that has five numbers listed in the phone book and none of them answer to help you find out why your TV is not working.
• folks who dangerously tailgate, almost rear-ending other drivers.
• those who don’t realize conducting business at the post office, especially next month, takes longer than 15 minutes.
• the city for scheduling trash and leaf pick-up on Washington Street when people are trying to get to work.
• the person in the big black Ford F-150 pick-up for pulling out in front of me on Middle Road at 8:45 a.m. Monday, from a very annoyed driver who had to slam on her brakes.
• drivers who not only turn right on red in front of oncoming traffic but also go nearly double the speed limit.
• law enforcement not monitoring the speed limit on 25th Street between Talley and Marr roads.
Happy Birthday to …
• Sondra Capes, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Doug Hanner, from your family and Donna.
• Faith Mullis and Linda Anderson, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Lisa Garrison, Bryce Minor and Nate Reinle, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Abigail Sweet.
• Bill Jackson.
• Linda Lattimer, from your Daughters of Isabella sisters.
• Amanda Washburn, from Peter, Max, Mom and Dad, and Gram.
• Eddie Loweth, from Sheila, Emma and Bobby.
• Loren Harker and Mary Knifley, from friends at the Moravian Church.
Belated Wishes to …
• Missy Knudsen, from Missy, Andy, Adyn, Ava and Raney.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Rhonda, from Rick.