Around Town – March 13

Orchids to …

• John Foster for his column about Barber Bob.

• Rick for two years of being clean and straight from drugs, from your mother.

• Jeanie Cravens for supper at the Moose, from the bingo and card-playing group.

• The state legislature for not authorizing millions of dollars on special projects just because Amazon might choose Indianapolis.

Onions to …

• local leaders who don’t understand that people don’t want the Riverfront project, as there are more important things to spend our money on.

• those who haven’t figured out that we’re all equal, except some are more equal than others.

• county officials who support opening the closed portion of the jail, but are not addressing the shortage of deputies patrolling the county.

• individuals who have had mattresses propped up outside against the front of their house and clearly visible for well over a year.

• those who aren’t addressing the gravel pit redirecting a whole river and risking a flood.

• city officials for a lack of accomplishments and lack of progress toward moving the community forward.

• anyone willfully ignorant of the fact that AR stands for “Armalite Rifle.”

• the political candidate who will not participate in a debate that might ask him questions he is afraid to answer.

• the city administration for the State of the City address which pointed to no progress and neglected to mention the 40 percent local income tax increase that started in January.

• everyone who doesn’t understand that if not one American citizen was a Christian, this would still be the same old, good old U.S.A., because this country isn’t defined by religion, by design.

• city officials who don’t see the need to change the traffic lights at 10th Street and Whitfield Drive to include turn arrows.

• those who agree with trying juveniles in adult court when there was a reason for establishing juvenile courts to begin with, which is because juveniles are not adults.

• restaurants that play loud music.

• those who make mistakes with guns, especially at schools.

• officials for not making body or in-car cameras a priority for our deputies.

• litter on public property, making Columbus look trashy and risking the health of animals that inhabit the area.

• the manager who could use a little coaching.

• Daylight saving time.

• motorists who fail to comply with the law regarding turn-signal usage.

• people who still have not fixed the cut in the entrance to the Petersville convenience station.

Happy Birthday to …

• Tyler Pendleton, from your family and co-workers.

• Pastor Jimmy Rodriguez, from Bob, Jeri and the rest of your family.

• Madelyn Schoettmer, from Grandpa Mark, Grandma Kim, Grandma Jean and Grandma Joan.

• Jennifer Watson, from your family.

• Dorothy Carter.