Around Town – March 28

Orchids to …

• the elders and deacons at First Christian Church for all their hard work during difficult situations.

• the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, the Columbus Police Department and all other law enforcement personnel in Bartholomew County for their hard work, from John Tinkey.

• Teresa Covert and her helpers for the fun and delicious Mystery Meal on Sunday, from all your friends at the Petersville United Methodist Church.

• Tony with Drainmaster Sewer for showing up when he said he would.

• the group at Cracker Barrel that was having such a good time being with each other, and paid for my breakfast.

• Dara, the cashier at Kroger, for lending us 49 cents Sunday morning.

• Lane and Gretchen for paying it forward, from your friends.

• Steve Schoettmer for his activism and leadership in the Bartholomew County Indivisible group.

• Pam Clark for her letter to the editor questioning whether the current administration is reflective of American principles.

Onions to …

• those who are wasting money on the river, the dam, the railroad and the bridge.

• elected officials responsible for the state law against cold beer and state legislators who want to keep it that way.

• public servants who had seven years to improve national health care but then tried to do it in a rush.

• people who are too quick with a wood chipper.

• grown adults who promote hate among their children.

• tenants who constantly let loose trash blow into the alley.

• local churches that have Easter egg hunts as community outreach when the event has nothing to do with the true message of Easter.

• the driver turning left from 25th Street to northbound Central Avenue late Friday afternoon who nearly caused me to hit him.

• the transportation system which ended the quiet and peace of life.

• people who blame the rest of society for consequences they face as a result of their own behavior.

• bored politicians who have nothing better to do than worry about where cold beer is sold.

• whoever is responsible for allowing a convenience store to sell beer close to a school.

• disrespectful individuals who disrespect a public place, throwing trash on the ground and using trash receptacles as they are not intended.

• road planners for not having two turn lanes at Johnson Road onto State Road 46 West.

• people who made a big deal about the store selling cold beer.

• the person who removed the vase with fresh daffodils off my parents’ grave.

Happy Birthday to …

• Emma Schuette on No. 9, from your family and friends.

• Keri Diane Lynn, from Mom and Jack.

• Joseph Gibson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jim Meier, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Emma Schuette, from Aunt Elsie.

• Sue Ann Vandergriff.

• Evelyn Smith, from Janet and Donald.

• Don Gilham, from Penny and Carolyn.

• Roxanne Huff, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Anna Liamatta, from Mrs. Erickson

• Maddie Mann on No. 8, with love, from Mommy, Daddy, Abby, Nicholas and Eli.

• Anna Asher on No. 11, from Daddy and Mommy and the rest of your family.

• Anna Asher on No. 11, with love from Mamaw and Papa, your aunt, Amanda and Isaac.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Jerry McKinney, from all your Hawcreek Township friends.