Orchids to …
• all the people actively involved in the local, state and national political dialogue.
• the special young women who took such good care of me when I fell in front of Dollar General on Saturday, especially the one who picked me up off the sidewalk.
• the Bartholomew County Public Library for the entertaining couple from the Celtic band with their wonderful music.
• the fundraising committee for mold removal at the church.
• Dave and Shellie Burton for your services to the Indy Honor Flight veterans, from an Honor Flight veteran.
• Nancy Banta for her letter in Wednesday’s Republic.
• the person who found the key around noon Tuesday in Kroger parking lot and turned it in to the office.
• the two Lowe’s delivery men who were so helpful to the woman who had fallen.
• Mrs. Buchanan and her second-grade class at Smith Elementary School for making every Tuesday terrific.
Onions to …
• Indiana lawmakers for creating a state law that allows stores to sell chilled wine but not cold beer.
• the employer who makes you work there for a year in order to earn a census bonus.
• The Republic for having the NASCAR events in Wednesday’s paper messed up.
• Columbus for all of its rain-filled wheel ruts.
• the carrier on North Cherry Street for not picking up my outgoing mail Tuesday.
• the Onion writer who doesn’t understand someone can read the Orchids to … all the local church dinners.
Happy Birthday to …
• Dave Fletcher, from your family and Donna.
• Tina Bailon, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.
• Wyatt Imlay, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Alex Gross.
• Dawson White on No. 13, from Papaw and Grandma K.
Happy Birthday to …
• Rose Bell, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.
• Tammy Apple, from Betty and J.D.
• Debbie Malone, from Betty and J.D.
• Evan Huffman, Bill Johnson, Jareph Baldwin, Katheryn Jackson, Joey Ross, Jonathan Cooper, Sandy Marlowe and Will Walters, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Alex Vanest, from Elsie.
• Christine Wiedersatz.
• Riley Wood.
Happy Anniversary to …
• Mike and Jane Plummer, from your family and Donna.
• Happy Belated Anniversary to…
• Alvin and Mary Schaefer, from friends at the Moravian Church.