Orchids to …
• Lou at Parker/Furlani State Farm Insurance for your patience and responsiveness last week, from Sheryl.
• Bartholomew County Indivisible for standing up for the little guys.
• Steve Schoettmer for your letter to the editor submission.
• public school teachers that work hard and have high expectations of responsibility for their students.
• Sharon Krieg for the delicious homemade cookies, from Jay Phelps and entire Bartholomew County Clerks Office.
• The Republic for the editorial in Sunday’s paper on the importance of the redistricting bill 1014.
• Steven Schoettmer and The Republic for their opinion pieces.
• Mark Massa for his column in Sunday’s paper on the importance of a free media.
• John Vanderbur for his letter to the editor about the proliferation of guns in our country.
• Stanford High School for their peaceful rallies in support of public education.
Onions to …
• The Republic for thinking the guy throwing chairs in a courtroom is more important than a Columbus man killed in a crash and tucking his information on the fourth page.
• the yellow pickup truck that pulled out in front of me on National Road on Friday afternoon.
• the newspaper for printing the story about the person in the pickup truck on the front page of Saturday’s paper.
• restaurant owners for dragging their feet to reduce the outrageous overuse of salt.
• those who don’t realize free birth control could result in fewer abortions.
• janitorial staff employed at public businesses who do not keep the building clean.
• doctors who show no compassion for people when they are ill.
• the manager who never seems to be at work.
• church bulletins that use political talking points and knock a certain organization.
• the manager and the waitress at the restaurant around midnight Saturday who got into a screaming match with another waitress and for having such a messy dining room.
• those providing or participating in fenced hunting.
Happy Birthday to …
• Margaret Darnell, from Bethel Baptist Church.
• Kirstin Hoene on No. 18, from Mamaw and Papaw Hoene.
• Hannah Gladden, from Mrs. Erickson.
• Daniella McNeill, from Mrs. Erickson.
• Ohmer Miller, from Alma.
• Katelin Gephart, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• John C. Long.
• Amanda Fleenor.
• Ohmer Miller.
• Margaret Darnell, from Florence, Nyla and Larry.
• Julie Zeigler, from Richard and Peggy.
Happy Belated Birthday to …
• Vera Brummett on No. 90, from Basil, Shauna and Jess.
• Charlene Hormann Terry, from all your neighbors.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Tom and Joy Lux, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Stuart and Bonita Records, from Connie and Colleen.