Around Town – October 14

Orchids to …

• The Jeff Schroer family for their Hoosier Hospitality, hosting the Bartholomew County Democratic Annual Picnic — great friends, delicious food and lively conversation.

• Shorty’s Restaurant for having great tenderloin and great food again, from Shorty’s cheering squad.

• those who want to mount a campaign against the three county council members who voted against the county providing needed services to the community.

• Bartholomew County Highway workers for a great job putting in a culvert and ditching on County Road 600E.

• Lisa Cohen, Debbie Garber and Tracy Jarrett, for all the kindness and caring during our troubled time.

Onions to …

• the local scouting organization who rejects children who don’t have its religious beliefs.

• those on the county council who voted yes to the new tax because you will be remembered at election time.

• the president’s overuse of executive orders because he can’t get anything done with his own Republican party.

• mail delivery after dark.

• those benefiting from the local tax increase, cheering on the elected officials to seize more of our money for them.

• groups not willing to acknowledge positive components of conversion therapy for LGBT individuals.

• gun-rights advocates who think strict, big-city laws aren’t overshadowed by state and federal laws allowing guns to move freely into those cities but ignore that strict national laws reduce mass shootings.

• those who don’t realize that it is against the law to put tires in a landfill; they must be recycled.

• anyone advocating cutting city/county employee take-home pay while increasing their out-of-pocket cost for health care.

• those who think the proposed U.S. tax plan won’t benefit the president, because it will save him $31 million with the abolishment of the alternative minimum tax, plus millions in corporation taxes and estate taxes when he dies.

Happy Birthday to …

• Gloria Hodson.

• Bev Grimm.

• Chris Herr, from your family and Donna.

• Rosanne Klakamp, from your family, Marilyn and Donna.

• Dale Schrader from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Aaron Sweet from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Haylee Acton.

• Martina Jackson

• Arlene Dailey.

• John Mercer.

• my brother Jerry Lucas, from your sister, Penny.

• Eunice Tays, from Debbie.

• Sheryl Tracey from Julie, Pat, Debbie, Valeria, Sheila, Eris, Carole, Cindy, Anne, Nancy and Jane