Around Town – December 31

Orchids to …

• Mark Romine, for helping us at the last minute, from Garland Brook Cemetery.

• Jim and Pat Richards, for the cheese ball, glazed walnuts and other treats, from Louise Greenlee.

• the executive director of CHIRP for truly caring for clients and having the heart to care for the less fortunate.

• Hope, Indiana, for getting a new pharmacy.

Onions to …

• those who don’t realize that churches have the right to set their evening worship schedules on holidays.

• those responsible for the new speed bump at the railroad crossing in Taylorsville.

• the person who does not realize that the current president did not have nearly the real-world experience as the newly-appointed cabinet members do.

• the company executive who said while Columbus is great, people want to live elsewhere.

• those who must see their own names in the paper several times a day.

• the guy who kicked my 3-year-old’s dog and killed it.

• the writer whose “sky is falling” letter is off base.

Happy Birthday to …

• Graydon Kilps, Nick Kloss and James Stafford, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Irma Robertson

• Jesse Asher, from Dove Ministries.

• Jack St. Clair, from Rhonda and family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Gene Brown, on No. 36, from Darla.