Around Town – February 17

Orchids to …

• Shauna at the west-side Walmart for all of her assistance in getting the cans needed for CANstruction.

• Robert Campbell for an excellent and honest letter in the paper Friday about Presidents Day.

• Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill for Friday’s excellent, logical-thinking opinion column.

• Congress members with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and advocate outlawing AR-15s and automatic weapons.

Onions to …

• the rude lady who drove around and toward moving cars in the elementary school pick-up line and cussed at us.

• those who define their identity based on insignificant job titles.

• students littering in people’s yards.

• people who think more gun laws will fix mental illness, because the two are separate issues.

• people who still think gun control will stop mass murders.

• people who are against building a border wall and improving our security, because no wall is the same as leaving your front door standing open.

Happy Birthday to …

• Bill Smith, from Bethel Baptist Church and friends.

• Monica Steinke, Brigette Wheeler, Kyla Burton and London Weddle, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Lisa Johnson, from Rhonda, Mark, Haley and Bobby.

• David Golden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Katie Lovins.

• Jill Sigman.

• Amanda West.

• Kelsie Bevis, from Grandma Jean.

Belated Happy Birthday to …

• Elijah Roberts, on his sixth birthday, from Mom, Dad, Charlie and Tanner.

• Dorinda Sneed.

• Jason Gearhart.

• Carla Sinke-Cole.

• Marla Finke Stone.

• Matthew W. Harker.