Around Town – March 1

Orchids to …

• Randy Gratz and Cecil Price for their help.

• the members of Ogilville United Methodist Church for taking care of the Beasley-Boles family.

• corporations putting aside their own economic self-interest and standing up to the National Rifle Association.

• Judy Jackson for her letter stating that our problem in the United States is the culture of death, everything from abortion to video games (plus banning God’s message from schools), from Bob Valek.

• Andrew and the staff at Chevy of Columbus for their generosity, from the Rev. John Armstrong.

• Kevin at Appliance Mart Sales and Service at State Road 7 and U.S. 31 for advice that saved me from buying a new dryer.

• Russell with Barr Plumbing for the wonderful, fast service of my flooded basement, from Stephanie M.

• Musillami’s Drive-in for helping to bring in spring.

• Dick’s Sporting Goods for stopping sales of assault-style rifles.

• Linda and Steve Brown for help with the stove, from Peggy Dunlevy.

• Delana at Jay C for being so helpful.

• David and Judy Harpenau for their outstanding and well-thought letter about the idea of arming teachers and urging more common sense and effective gun law restrictions.

• Judy Jackson for her excellent letter in the paper.

Onions to …

• the person that thinks that $1,000 or $2,000 isn’t much for politicians to take from the NRA, when a penny is too much.

• those who believe abortions did not occur prior to Jan. 22, 1973.

• people who think the solution to our country’s gun insanity is more guns.

• lower-level staff who think they have the ability or right to question the motives of their supervisors.

• letter to the editor writers who do not realize that not one shooting would have been prevented with their suggestions.

• those who do not realize that many teachers are adept at using firearms.

• the letter writer advocating we try all other alternatives for school safety before arming teachers; are we willing to endure more shootings first?

• the woman at the office who kept my credit card when I accidentally gave her the wrong card.

• people who do not put misdelivered mail back in the mail so it can get to its rightful owner.

• people who decry a woman’s right to abortion and yet also want to deny them access to birth control.

• merchants who continue to profit from the sales of assault-style rifles.

Happy Birthday to …

• Kara Lay from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Roger Bond from your family, the Hanners and Donna.

• Owen Patrick Hege, from Grandma Hege.

• Sheila Downey.

• Mackala Shrader, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Joyce Bolton.

• Ora Lee Schwade, from Bob, Jeri, and from the rest of your family.

• Owen Patrick Hege, from Grandma Hege.

• Sheila Downey.

• Don Denotter, from your family and co-workers.

• Ken Griner, on No. 66, from Jana and Casey.

ANOTHER beautiful morning