Around Town – April 1

Orchids to …

• the city employee who did such a great job on removing piles of brush Thursday on Fairlawn Court.

• my newspaper delivery person for sealing my paper in a plastic bag on a potentially wet morning, from a new customer.

• the helpful clerk in Kroger’s floral department for helping me Thursday evening when you needed to leave, from the lady who wanted the pink and green bouquet.

• Dave Miller at the Hope Library for reading to the third-graders before spring break and for always volunteering when needed, from the third grade teachers and students.

• Mark Campbell at State Farm for making our transition to the company so easy.

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for opening your doors for Bartholomew County Indivisible.

• the Bartholomew County Indivisible members who traveled to speak with aides of members of the U.S. Senate and Congress.

• Ben Budge and his great sense of political satire.

Onions to …

• the local official who denigrates good people throughout our community via social media.

• the local varsity team that did not stay after their game to cheer on the junior varsity team.

• the person who ate all of my Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies.

• the bus driver who tells young girls they stink when they wear perfume.

• elected leaders from both parties who are unwilling to get together and do the job they were elected to do.

• people complaining about Easter egg hunts which signify spring and childhood memories as well as the Resurrection.

• impatient drivers who unsafely turn right on red in front of oncoming traffic.

Happy Birthday to …

• Bruce Lane, from your co-workers.

• Sloan Putnam, from your family and Donna.

• Kim Hudson, from Mom, Bob and Tina.

• Eddie Michael, from Ann, Allen, Kimra, Krisalyn, Greg, Heather, Chase, Connor, Chance and the Steenbargers.

• Vickie Marshall, from Ian, Marc, Sharon, Lacey, Emma and Krista.

• Tara Smith, from Adisyn, Grandma and Grandpa Rich and family.

• Megan Ripley.

• Bill Johnson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• M. Tommy Bova, from Edna and Al Bova and Ned Fearnot.

• Gary Cheek.

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

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Frank and Violet Lindsey, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.