Around Town – January 31

Orchids to …

• Salin Bank and Culligan on Rocky Ford Road for having your parking lot potholes filled in.

• 106.1 The River for playing music and not pre-empting music with sports.

• the person who turned in the pink tablet at Target on Monday morning, from a grateful little girl and her mother.

• all the helpful and caring people that assisted the elderly couple at ZwanzigZ on Saturday evening when the elderly women fell, from her family.

• Pastor Seniour at the Sanctuary Church for such an awesome service, love Freda.

• Keely and Braxton at the Sprint store in Northern Village Plaza for being so helpful and patient with us while we were buying new phones.

Onions to …

• the many, many people who tailgate me even though I’m driving 5 mph over the posted 30 mph limit.

• The Republic for not publishing anything about the blizzard of 1979 in the paper.

• Indiana Republicans who thought about giving Indiana’s top leaders huge raises.

• those who believe the local press should cover Mike Pence as if we are all proud of him because some are not.

• the millions of women crying about Trump.

• uninformed people who think the last administration in Washington was an abject failure.

• the drivers who insist on driving day and night with their fog lights on when there is no fog.

• the out-of-state company that tells customers one thing and then their contractors do the opposite.

• those who support trade restrictions with Mexico that risk jobs for engines built in Walesboro.

• the local newspaper for being so flimsy you can’t keep the pages open.

Happy Birthday to …

• Ethan Campbell, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Grey Goldman, from Brown’s Corner Chapel Church.

• Pam Carr and Josh Ross from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dottie Sims.

• Betsy Downey.

• Laynie Greenn.

• Jordan Shoaf.

• John Hall, from your friends and family.

• Wilma Huffman on No. 90, from Jan and Rick.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Beverly Hewitt, from Rodney and Rhonda.

• Justin Harvey, from Aunt Elsie.

• Maya Smith, from Aunt Elsie.

• Drew Sterett.

• Mattie Shoaf.

• Austin Chambers, Grant Nading, Terry Sweet and Tim Shoaf, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Carmon and Ialleta, with love from Bobby and Freda.

• Bill and Mary Price, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Don and Eleanor Settle, from friends at the Moravian Church.