Around Town – January 12

Orchids to …

• the bystanders who intervened on the domestic battery incident on Tuesday in the parking lot.

• Rick Finley for getting our furnace going on New Year’s Day, because it was very cold and we appreciated the help, from Don and Cathy Hadley.

• Valvoline Express Care on 25th Street for all your help.

• Flintwood Wesleyan Church for another wonderful Senior Adult Ministries luncheon and program.

• Dale Nowlin and Bartholomew County Indivisible for the forum on public education in Indiana and the wake-up call to save our public schools.

Onions to …

• those who run the lot with the nauseating bright green truck parked in the front for three weeks.

• those who can’t accept they aren’t wanted in family members’ lives.

• the one-party system in Bartholomew County that has Republicans swapping offices this election.

• the driver of the light-colored minivan that pulled out in front of us on Marr Road at Clifford Road and didn’t pull over for the ambulance.

• the local representative who is more concerned about kneeling than attending a local panel on education.

Happy Birthday to …

• Mike Devaun, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Brooke McKinney.

• Michael Bean.

• James Sturgis.

• Shirley Misner, from your family.

• Ronnie Trowbridge, from Cindy, Joe Sidney and Trace.

• Ann Lucas, from your family, and Donna.

• Neal Newell, from your family, Phil Hanner and Donna.

• Lily Retz on No. 11 from Dad, Mom, Katie, Tommi, April, Braelynn, Jared and Grandma.

• Bob Birk, from Bob, Pam and Pat.

Belated Happy Birthday to …

• Dana Vogt on Jan. 10 from your family, Cummins family, and Donna