Around Town – July 17

Orchids to …

• all the athletes, parents, support persons, volunteers and Cummins employees — and especially to Mike Stamer, Cora Hopkins and Andy Hunnicutt — for all the hard work at the annual tea booth at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair, from your new county coordinator Ellen Norfrey.

• The Republic for offering Take Your Best Shot, and to all the wonderful people who submit their photos for us to enjoy.

• our son, Doug, and our son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Lisa, for mowing and weed-eating our yard during my illness.

• all the members of the Indiana National Guard who are taking part in Joint Readiness Training because without your sacrifices we would not be able to enjoy our safety and many freedoms.

• the two men who pushed an old car and then went for gas to get it started again.

• Scooters for the great food donations for the Columbus North Women’s Soccer 2017 Team Camp cookout.

• North Vernon for its forward-thinking project to become the first completely solar-powered city in Indiana, and to the Jennings County public library for leading the way.

Happy Birthday to …

• Pat Wilson, from your family, your bowling team, Bonnie and Donna, and from your golfing buddies.

• Terri Williamson, from your family and Donna.

• Alex Joslin on No. 21, from family and friends.

• Michelle Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Link Fulp, from Mom, Dad and family.

• Dorothy Galbraith.

• Derek Thayer.

• Debbie Owens, from Roger, your children, your grandchildren, Brenda, Velma, Tina, Debbie and Carol.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Ellen Baker, Barbara Hinson, Ashley Ruffin, Beverly McCloskey, Linda Forster and Janie Buchanan, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Andy and Sandy Marlowe, from friends at the Moravian Church.

ANOTHER beautiful morning