Around Town – March 17

Orchids to …

• Dennis Michael for being so thoughtful and kind, from Melissa.

• Bartholomew County Indivisible for giving direction and sense of community to those of us who want things to be better, from a depressed voter.

• Sharese Hill for helping me out and for being a great sister, from Shannon Davis.

• the three people who got out on 25th Street and Central Avenue on Thursday morning and helped the older man push his car out of the street.

• Tara and Hannah at Windrose Clinic in Hope for all their help with everything, from Darlene.

• Jonah Dement for his spot-on letter to the editor.

• my friends and church family for food, cards, trips to the doctors and prayers during my recent surgery, from Maxine Howard.

• Dr. Brad Coers and staff for extraordinary patient care in a difficult situation.

• Debbie Sims and Nancy Gilliland for the marvelous dinner which was greatly appreciated and delicious, from Howard, Clora and Karen.

• Tom Lane’s well-written letter about fear.

• the kind person who returned my change purse they found in the Bob Evans parking lot.

Onions to …

• people who are too lazy to get a job and expect other people to pay for their “free” health care.

• people who don’t realize that churches follow the school calendar including the school’s spring break.

• people who send Orchids to … themselves.

• the utilities department for erroneously sending some of its customers mass emails saying bills were overdue and threatening to shut off services.

• the thief who stole my brown flower pot full of dirt from behind my privacy fence.

• the city for the two big potholes on the corner of Carr Hill Road and State Road 46.

• directors who like to make fun of the accountant in staff meetings.

• people who do not realize that inclusion and diversity will eventually lead to a heterogeneous society.

• the church member who curses in the sanctuary.

• the person who isn’t generous, caring and thoughtful.

• the local business people who made their money in Columbus but couldn’t spend a dime to help keep businesses in our mall.

• people who will say anything to get their name in the newspaper.

• the city administration for once again spending more tax payers’ dollars on yet another study.

Happy Birthday to …

• Mike Irwin, from your family and Donna.

• Karen Streeval, from your family and Donna.

• Jim Doll, from your family and Donna.

• John Lewis, from your family, Leta, Joyce, Tony and Donna.

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

• Patty Newmister, from family.

• Allie Bierlein, from Charlotte.

• Isaac Shafer, from Kim, Mark, Grandma Jean and Grandma Joan.

• Steve Epperson, Shawn Hendershot and Scott Poffenberger, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Janie Norberg.

• Bonnie Artis.

• Wayne Downey.

• Kaela Marie Bratton.

• Bonnie Reecer, from Shaun, Raeanne, Raelyn and Averiee.

• Sybira Patton.

• Pal, from you-know-who.

• Kendra Thixton, from Nana, Papaw, Jeremy, Brittney, Kaylin, Morgan, Jeff, Amy, Tye, Trey, Dad, Mom, Dylan, Carrie and Tyler.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

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

• Kylene Meek.

• Zach Archer.

• Abby Kidwell.

• Mark D. Thayer.

• Kaleb Crowder.

• Ginger Justus.

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Dave and Pat Parks, from Dove Ministries.