Around Town – November 18

• Nov. 18

Orchids to …

• Jeremy at William Brothers for his honesty and concern for the well being of a customer.

• the Notables who volunteered at the Philharmonic concert last night.

• Amazing Joe’s for the great meal you served the veterans on Veterans Day.

• the lady in the black Ford who paid for my breakfast at the drive-thru  Tuesday morning.

• Bartholomew County Information Technology Department and Sharp Business Solutions for the wonderful Starbucks coffee, from the Bartholomew County clerk’s office.

• the four women from MainSource Bank West who gave their time to help with sorting at Orphan Grain Train.

• Kristi, Michelle, Heather and the emergency department staff at Columbus Regional Hospital for their dedicated time and professionalism in helping to alleviate a painful condition, from one relieved patient.

• Cathy Cook at Dunn & Associates for being so kind and compassionate and a great employee, from Lisa Lovins.

• Bartholomew County Public Library for having my dad’s name on the wall of veterans, from a grateful son.

• Bartholomew County Public Library for the Veterans Tree and for letting me put names on it of family and friends that have served our country.

• Parkside school teachers and students for the awesome program for veterans last Friday, from Tom and Di Mitchell and Bert.

• Mr. and Mrs. Ballard on Central Avenue for their beautiful Christmas decorations.

Onions to …

• the medical office that takes poor care of its aquarium.

• the city that claims to be bike friendly yet doesn’t include bike lanes when redesigning and rebuilding a downtown street.

• the area tour that did not include Mike Pence as one of the notable people from our community.

• people who voted for Donald Trump. 

• whoever stole the trailer from in front of our house.

• owners of the small black male dog running loose for two days in the area between 17th and 25th streets and won’t rescue him.

• anyone who thinks Mike Pence should be in the Festival of Lights Parade as it would be a security nightmare.

• the current U.S. administration for the worst eight years this country has ever been through.

• people who arrive at a pitch-in two hours before it’s supposed to start and help themselves to everything they want even though they didn’t bring anything.

• family members who do not do their share of helping out.

• the high school teacher who is encouraging teenagers to protest the election.

• The Republic for using color over text that makes it difficult to read the words.

Happy Birthday to …

• Steve Elmerick, from your family and Donna.

• Sheryl Chatham, from your family and Donna.

• Jerry Sharp, from your family and Donna.

• Mike Hageman, from your family and Donna.

• Carter Anliker, on No. 6, from your family.

• Dustin Pruden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Betty Bush, from Clifford Order of the Eastern Star

• Don Harris.

• William Stewart.

• Zachary Burke.

• Todd Boilanger.

• Carter Anliker, from family.

• Paul Zeigler.

Belated Wishes to …

• Steve Kessler from Gordon and Barb Schnadinger, Jenny, your kids, grandchildren, family and friends.

• Dane Whitlock, on Nov. 17, from Dick and Betty.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Kennith and Vera Merideth, from son Mark.