Around Town – August 24

Orchids to …

• the thoughtful women distributing small American flags to the people waiting for the Jonathan Hunter processional; may God bless you.

• Dr. Poplen, Classic Medicab and Franciscan Health for their kindness.

• the Newbern Church for the free clothing center on Mondays.

• the gentleman who paid for lunch for my friend and me Monday at 450 North Brewing Co.

• the kind gentleman who removed the gas cap for me at the Kroger station Tuesday.

• St. Bartholomew School for taking all its students to the tribute for the fallen soldier Tuesday and to the schoolchildren for showing such respect during the funeral procession.

• Al and the American Legion for supporting Parkside Elementary School in honoring Jonathan Hunter and his family.

• everyone who listened to the president’s speech Aug. 22 and realized who the president is and what he wants.

• Ronnie and Pam Smith for being such a pleasure to work for and being good friends, from Doug.

Onions to …

• county officials who have failed the taxpayers of this community with their complete lack of vision and financial mismanagement that puts county government in the same place year after year.

• the president who doesn’t want unity and spews divisiveness.

• anyone who thinks a $45 handout is not enough because they should get a job.

• people who blatantly run stop signs.

• those who think that social activism is posting your opinion on social media.

• all the people who think all the junk cluttering up our city is art when it isn’t.

• those who don’t understand that museums and books will be next to go.

• those time-traveler wannabes trying to go back to the 1960s and demand we all love each other when it didn’t work then and it won’t work now.

Happy Birthday to …

• Debra Chandler, from Whosoever Will Church.

• Lori Burton, Connie Morris and Keith Naylor, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Lisa Cline, from your family and Donna.

• Michelle Fortini, from your family, Sheila, Chris and Donna.

• Cecil Price.

• Kelli Richards, from Dad and Mom.

• Lillie Perkinson from Linda, Larry and Julie, Gene and Susan, Lynnette and David, Lester and Kelly, grandkids and great-grandkids.

• Lisa Long

• Sabrina Jackson

• Kelli Taylor

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Catherine Ahlbrand, from Stacy and Addison.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Max and Connie Roeder, from Bob, Jeri and the rest of your family.