Around Town – December 6

Orchids to …

• Giggin’ fer God at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church for the wonderful music.

• the person driving the black SUV for stopping when my dog ran onto Indianapolis Road, from the dog owner.

• Willow Crossing for the Thanksgiving dinner for residents and families, and in appreciation for all the work the staff did for the evening, from Dennie and his family.

• the nice lady who paid for my light bulbs that I forgot Sunday and then wished me a Merry Christmas.

• Sadie’s Family Dining for providing our dinner at our Christmas show.

• the people in front of us in line Saturday at Chick-fil-A for paying for our lunch with their gift card.

• Cindy Poland Portraits for the beautiful pictures of my granddaughter Marie.

• John Ruble for the great message Sunday, from the church.

• Connie for your giving spirit; we will pay it forward.

• the cashiers at Walmart on east side for their kind assistance.

• Seth Kelley for your great achievement of the Eagle Scout Award.

• the paper carrier for putting the paper on my porch.

• the person in the van in front of me with “Corner Office” on the back for paying for my sandwiches Saturday at Burger King.

• the veteran who picked up the flag the manager had put on the floor and putting it back in its place.

• The Republic for its award-winning tradition of excellence and making our community proud.

Onions to …

• the city resident whose front parking area extends out into the already narrow street, and the visitors who park there blocking part of the roadway.

• the city for the ugly, cheap-looking Christmas light displays downtown, especially the “Happy” one.

• the man at the basketball game who did not remove his hat during the national anthem and showed his small son a bad example, as he did not remove his hat either.

• the high school theater production that thought it was necessary to bring current politics into a classic.

• the driver of the white Buick who parked in a reserved spot that I paid for.

• churches who have select people they help, but others they don’t.

• the restaurant that still has patio furniture out in December.

• the people at the parade who were vaping and smoking in front of their babies and forcing other people to leave and look for other spots to watch the parade.

• the paper for having a typo on the front page.

• the restaurant manager for laying our country’s flag on the floor.

• the county for not providing a sufficient number of first responders.

Happy Birthday to …

• Carol Cooper, from your family and Donna.

• J.B. Wilson from Marvin and Brenda Brown.

• Blythe Burdine, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Richard Wilkerson, from Jay and Roberta.

• Kathy King, from Browns Corner Chapel Church.

• Walter L. Pardieck, on No. 81, from your family.

• J.B. Wilson, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Mary Price, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Wyatt Hoover.

• Susan Blackburn.

• Benjamin Johnson.

• Brianna Young.

• Morgan McKinney.

• Valerie Hooten, from Mom V.

Happy Birthday to …

• Gabriel Manning, from Grandma and Grandpa Weddle.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Keith Matlock, from Dolly.

• Bennie Stott, on No. 62, from Carolyn.