Orchids to …
• Crissy Riley for being awesome and always willing to help, from Lana.
• all of those in the community who speak out against fenced hunting and those who promote it.
• those on the trains for keeping us safe by blowing their horns at crossroads.
• Jane at Garden of Grace on Cottage Avenue for her caring heart and spectacular silk floral arrangements.
• Avery Tallent, a member of the band Sons Of I Am, for making the dean’s list.
• Jason Knapp of Star Heating & Air Conditioning for outstanding professionalism and dedication to his customers, from Steve and Jody.
• the county office staff for all the kind service that was over and above what they get paid for.
• Jerry Hershey and the kitchen crew for a wonderful Shrove Pancake Supper, from Fairlawn Presbyterian Church Congregation.
• the ladies and the gentleman who helped the woman in the line at Walmart get up when her sugar had dropped.
• those who also believe that President Trump did a good job on his speech.
• Cummins for helping make a safer intersection by adjusting the line at Illinois Street and Gladstone Avenue so that drivers are able to better see oncoming traffic.
• Flowers by Lois for the beautiful roses you dropped off to the office, from East High School.
Onions to …
• the kids who were horsing around outside Burger King on Monday evening, not realizing how easily they could be killed.
• people who are complaining about the train horns as they are for the safety of others.
• those who say some people don’t understand the importance of train horns because those same individuals must also not understand that six to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night is equally as important.
• to those wanting to spend millions when there are so many other important and expensive repairs needed in our town.
• the family in the neighborhood who never rake their leaves which are now blowing all over everyone else’s raked yards.
• those who are losing too much sleep worrying about high-fenced hunting compounds when they should only be worrying about their own land.
• the people who complain about train horns but don’t complain about the chaos that is caused by a yearly marathon.
• people who don’t realize that abstinence is free birth control in a perfect world, but this isn’t a perfect world full of perfect people.
• those who live by train tracks and complain about the horns because they can move if they don’t like hearing the trains go by.
• government officials who believe they are above the law.
• those responsible for the 5:25 a.m. train horn.
• those who don’t recognize the overuse of train horns because we never had this issue previously.
• people’s yards that look like the city dump.
Happy Birthday to …
• Floyd Clouse, from your family and Donna.
• Rita Schaeffer, from Donna.
• Joe Hoene, from your wife and family.
• Bertha Bailey, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Adley Runion, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Gary Bailey.
• Laura Miller.
• Tammy Clark.
• Danny DuLong, from your family and friends.
• Brian McClintic, from Mom, Aurora, Kayleigh, Torrie, Tom, Bailey, Benny, Natasha, Jason, Tony, Laurel and Dan.
Happy Belated Birthday to …
• Dorene Bowman, from Daddy Bob and Mom.
• Makayla Shrader, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Jermy Paetzel, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Allison Clay, from friends at the Moravian Church.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Brian and Jan Meek.