Around Town – February 13

Orchids to …

• my parents for spanking and slapping my hands in helping me to become the responsible, respectful adult I am now.

• responsible public officials who stand firm in looking out for the taxpayers and not wasting money on proposed overpriced government buildings.

• the nice couple that bought our meal at Cracker Barrel on Wednesday evening, from Gary and Marilyn Cheek.

• MainSource Bank for the timely alert about fraudulent activity on my debit card.

• the inspirational column by Tom Lane in Wednesday’s newspaper, from an Ordinary Jane.

• George Maloof and the Palms Casino Resort for their generous donation of a spectacular lodging and dining package to be auctioned at the upcoming kidscommons Carnivale.

• Dr. Scott Barrix for being such an excellent dentist.

• Jason Williams for your assistance with an appliance repair issue, from Jane Bush.

Onions to …

• the young lady screaming obscenities at the grocery store in front of her child and everyone at the checkouts.

• prospective homebuyers who do not appreciate the many updates done on a house and criticize the improvements.

• the sibling who pacified another sibling and won’t accept forgiveness when there can be peace and happiness in families.

• people who encourage others who clutter up the Orchid column daily.

• … people who send Orchids to themselves.

• the appliance repair service that took my money, didn’t fix the problem and won’t return phone calls.

• train operators who can’t count.

Happy Birthday to …

• Mike Shackelford, from friends and shipping.

• David Cross, from your big sister Sue and Wayne, Cody and Amber Lykins.

• Trudy Coy.

• Judy Castetter.

• Kaydence Barnes, from Grandma Jenni, Mommy, Daddy, Steven, Easton, Stephanie, Jessica, Skyler, Mason and family.

• Deryl Cross, from your big sister Sue and Wayne, Cody and Amber Lykins.

• Maude Alesandro, from Charlotte.

• Katie Anne Griner, on No. 14, from Mom and Dad.

• Kaydence Barnes.

• David Ketron, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• David Burton.

• Bruce Sigman.

• Dustin Clouse.

• May Pack, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Hannah Goddard, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Danielle Lovins, from your family and grandpa and grandma Placek.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Matthew and Kati Gosman, from Mike Hunt and Ben Dover.

• Cecil and Maxine Jackson on No. 55, from Charles, Mary and Elsie.