Around Town – May 4

Orchids to …

• The Salvation Army for its kindness and help during the storms Friday evening.

• the Rev. David Brown and Susan for the wonderful “Hymns of Hope” program Sunday evening, and to Hope United Methodist Church for hosting it.

• Albert Miller for the beautiful performance with the Columbus Symphony on Sunday.

• Dr. Theodora Saddoris for her clear explanation of addiction and the hope that our community can develop compassionate responses to this current crisis.

• the man who was nice enough to pull over and help a stranger Sunday when I fell with my 4-month-old child.

• for the much improved and better delivery service of the paper in the Mineral Springs addition.

• neighbors on County Road 1200E for helping to get the tree that fell across the road during Friday’s storm cleared for traffic.

• Helen Heckman, principal at St. Bartholomew Catholic School, for her excellent leadership and influence for the students and teachers at the school.

• the neighbor who came and helped me get my lawn mower started.

• the two excellent columns in Wednesday’s Republic.

• Ed Reuter for his appointment as executive director as the state’s 911 board, and you will be missed in Bartholomew County.

Onions to …

• the city for having the most ridiculous parking ordinance for a downtown area.

• the two tree-trimming services that promised to come and give us an estimate Monday and never showed up or called.

• those that seem to forget we’ve had eight years of alternative facts.

• restaurants that won’t hire servers older than 30.

• the person who put the dent in the door of a Ford Escape at the shopping center.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sara Schaub, from Kay and Joe.

• Lucas Shaw, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Amelia Robertson.

• Teresa Whittington.

• Mika Ross.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sue Feller, from Tabitha, Robert, Colton, Hunter, Koda, Roger, Bethany, Kyle, Craig, Crystal, Paige and Kenzie.

• Cameron Cravens on No. 18, from Mom, Dad and Courtney.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Terry and Henrietta McGaha, from the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• W.A and Shelley Burton, from the Who So Ever Will Community Church.