Around Town – March 16

Orchids to …

• my friends and church family for food, cards, trips to the doctor and prayers during my recent surgery.

• Mandy at Marsh for the great job with my husband’s 70th birthday cake, as it is a piece of art.

• all Bartholomew County law enforcement for their hard work combating crime and the drug problem, from John Tinkey.

• James Goddard, from those who recognize how generous and thoughtful you are.

Onions to …

• people who thought it would be entertaining to post the video of the nude man on National Road on social media for all to see.

• the writer who has confused transparency for public trust with publicity for political gain.

• decision-makers for canceling a popular concert series instead of moving it to drier months of the year.

• the letter writer who thinks he understands why conservatives voted for the president.

• the current draft of the health bill that appears to significantly raise healthcare premiums for people in their 50s and 60s, and provides subsidies to couples earning as much as $150,000 year.

• credit unions that charge fees to withdraw your own money from an account.

• the city for not having a YMCA.

Happy Birthday to …

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

• Donita Compton, with love from your family.

• Gloria Ann Hartwell, from Jay, Heather and Chris.

• Alan Retz, from Missy, Katie, Tommi, Lily, April, Chris, Braelynn and Mom.

• Angela Neville, from Mom Estella Brooks.

• Lisa, from Joe, Casey, Chris, Emily, Tyler and baby Owen.

• Jim Stribling, from the Wednesday morning breakfast group.

• Matt Lee, from Mom and Dad, Lisa, Ethan, Katie, Sarah, Ronnie, Paige, Mamaw Lee and Mamaw Burris.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Tom and Nancy Bennardo, from your family and Donna.

• Pic and Sheila Hadley, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.