Around Town – January 30

Orchids to …

• Bartholomew County for finally recognizing its drug and alcohol problem that has been many, many years in the making — well before the use of prescription pain medication.

• Jacobi for an awesome open house on Saturday.

• the person or persons who distributed the bicycle chain encouragement cross.

• Militine Solomon, for the delicious chili, from Bill and Billie

• the leaders of the Sixth Street General Baptist church, especially Judy Lee and Connie Nanning, and others who are collecting clothing and shoes for local people who are in need of such help.

• Jamie at Tri-State Artisans for being a great community partner.

• Pastor Brian Gilroy of Garden City Church of Christ for boldly and unapologetically preaching the Bible week after week, and for a moving service on Sunday.

Onions to …

• those supporting a healthcare system that has no transparency in pricing until after the hurried service.

• those who don’t understand the concept of some businesses having winter business hours, and come to the drive-thru after the place is closed.

• those who don’t have a good argument and therefore call anyone who doesn’t agree a racist.

• the law enforcement officer for allowing his housemate to drive an excessively noisy vehicle.

• the law enforcement agency for not making the public aware of the numerous daytime burglaries occurring locally.

• the neighbor who wouldn’t have any more to do with another person upon finding out the question she asked was nosy.

• those who don’t allow even a little extra time to get to work then create the darnedest excuses when they are late.

• the driver who held up a parking space during a very busy time in the post office while he sat in his vehicle reading his mail.

• the college for not listing on the dean’s list for fall 2017 the Brown County students.

• those who treat opioid addicts like victims while treating meth addicts as criminals.

• the organization in town that’s trying to make its members pay for a brand-new, useless building.

• those supporting the riverfront development project because there is a danger of someone drowning.

• the neighbor who always revs up his car engine upon arriving at and leaving from home.

• the people who, after last week’s board of zoning appeals meeting, told the petitioners they were not welcome in our community and should just move on.

• the elementary school teacher who continues to favor a student, especially on social media, because she’s close friends with the child’s parents.

• whoever is stealing the road signs on Bellsville Pike because it costs the highway department a lot of money to replace those signs.

• the owner of the horses in the deplorable, inhumane, muddy conditions.

• those in charge of the Child Protective Services system because it is broken and it needs to be fixed.

Happy Birthday to …

• Tim Foster, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Pat Blanton, from your family, Shirley, Bonnie, Mary Beth, Tanja and Donna.

• Mya Blanton, from your family and Donna.

• Sally Simmonds, from your neighbors.

• Tim Shoaf, from friends at the Moravian Church and from Elsie

• Justin Harvey, from Aunt Elsie

• Maya Smith, from Aunt Elsie

• Mattie Shoaf.

• Drew Sterrett.

• Lila Rain Fox on your 10th birthday, from Momma, Daddy, Keegan, Grayson Jackson.

• Lloyd Bannister, from your wife, Mary, and all of the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

• Amy Howe, from your family.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sarah Andrews, from all your family and your many friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• John and Julie Johnson, from Pat and Mike.

ANOTHER beautiful morning