Around Town – April 6

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.