Around Town – July 12

Orchids to …

• John Tinkey for the coffee, from the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair Board.

• those who show their patriotism by standing when the national anthem plays.

• Mr. Fish for fixing our air conditioner last week on short notice.

• the training facility for the amazing sound of our freedom as a reminder to our peaceful Saturday morning.

• John and the crew at the Bike Co-op for their help.

• Donna at Beckemeyer Insurance for all helpfulness, from Jim Burnett.

• Talisa Eggers for being a great negotiator, from Dad.

• Steve and Mary Burns for the offer to use your lawn mowers, from Cheryl and Naomi.

• Officer Brian Kushman, who pulled his car to the corner of Brown and Third streets in the sudden torrential downpour, sparing me “a swim” to Mill Race Center.

Onions to …

• people who drag non-service dogs into restaurants as if they are entitled to do so.

• anyone who thinks it is a requirement to have to stand for the national anthem.

Happy Birthday to …

• Fran Carman, from your family and Donna.

• Judy Wingham, from your family and Donna.

• Reda Wickens, from your family and Donna.

• Hayden Michael States on No. 13, from Dad, Mom, Adyson, Uncle Dave, Aunt Sha-na-na, Ethyn, Emy and Grandma and Grandpa States.

• Buck Imlay, from your family.

• Torrie Wagner, from Mamaw McClintic, Tom, Dad, Aurora, Kaleigh, Bailey, Benny, Natasha, Tony, Jason, Aunt Laurel and Dan.

• Peggy Cash, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Karen Gilliland, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Amy Bailey.

• Melissa Everett.

• Tabatha Tedder.

• Jim Johnson.

• Randy Sims.

• Steve Bragg.

• Janice Walse.

• Herbert Boilanger.

• Chelsey Nelson.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Irvin Mays.

• Matthew Bruner.

• Catherine Biggs-Silver.

• Angie Chambers, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Don and Penny Gilham, from Carolyn.