Around Town – January 19

Orchids to …

• the Franke family for hosting a special day at the downtown Dairy Queen.

• the Rev. Bill Bailey for an awesome Bible study Wednesday night.

• Parkside Baptist Church for an awesome Wednesday night chili cook-off.

• Chef Gethin Thomas and Henry Social Club for competing in and hosting the Korean Beef BBQ throw-down to benefit Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.

• prayer warriors who expect nothing in return.

• my wonderful neighbor Marc Kobins, for removal of snow in my driveway, from Darlene Bower.

• Phillip Westerfield for the snow removal on Cherry Hills Drive from two appreciative neighbors, from Mom and Dad.

• David Darnall from a female churchgoer who also carries a concealed gun at church, thank you for your spot-on letter.

• David Darnall on his letter regarding guns in church: I agree that we should protect ourselves no matter where we are.

• the gentleman from Northbrook Addition for your thoughtfulness in returning two library books that a student forgot after the bus picked her up, from Richards’ library staff.

• my fellow co-workers at Acra for your support on my new hearing aids, from Mike.

Onions to …

• people who contribute to racial animosity because of insignificant activities by a couple of ridiculous groups last year.

• members of the Indiana state legislature who get to serve the people in what amounts to a part-time job, unlike the rest of us who have to work all our lives just to collect Social Security if we’re lucky.

• those who forget owner-occupied residences are already registered through property taxes.

• those who complain about some snow piles in front of driveways and mailboxes after the street department did a good job plowing the road.

• the elementary basketball coach who lets his son play an entire game even though he misses every shot.

• the letter writer advocating taking personal responsibility for drug addiction who has no understanding of the chemistry of the brain when one becomes addicted, especially to opioids.

• the public official against the proposed landlord registration ordinance whose commentary seems like a conflict of interest.

Happy Birthday to …

• W.A. Burton, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Marissa Souza, from Mark, Noreen and Donna.

• Nicholas Mann on No. 10, from Mommy, Daddy, Abby, Maddie and Eli.

• Anne Boston from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jacob McFarland, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Clint Burner.

• Jennifer Hart.

• Karl L. Heilman.

• Evan Shaw.

• Madison Wood.

• Kristy Burton, big 4-0, from Mom.