Around Town – May 12

Orchids to …

• those who work to lift others up instead of tearing them down.

• Dalton Foley on getting your degree from Ivy Tech, from Mom and Dad.

• Elizabeth for the fantastic lunch, from Rebecca.

• The Republic on the business section of the Sunday paper as it was very informative and interesting.

• whoever made the awesome choice for the front page article in the Mother’s Day edition of the Sunday paper.

• Tim Grimm for saying what had to be said, from Tony and Gail.

• everyone who helped me when I fell at Sadie’s Restaurant on Friday evening, from Marie.

• Columbus Transit for running air conditioners, from a rider.

• First Baptist Church youth for the children’s musical this past Sunday.

• the kind couple on County Road 50N who helped me when I ran out of gas Saturday night.

• Rick, Justin, Raquel and granddaughter Abbi for all the nice things you did for me on Mother’s Day, from Jan Moss.

• Nancy Warren’s letter and Lee Hamilton’s article.

• Barney Quick for his excellent column.

• Tim Grimm for elevating Barney Quick to the top of my reading list, from Tracy Day.

• my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren for being the many reasons I had for having a happy Mother’s Day, from Jamie.

• Jiffy Lube for kindness in taking care of my brake light Monday morning, from Wanda Lunsford.

• Tim Grimm for the letter helping me realize that not everyone shares Barney Quick’s views.

• the Jennings County Church of Christ men serving a wonderful breakfast and for the flowers on Mothers Day, from Nancy Speer.

• the Rev. Charles Kelley for your assistance in solving our July predicament, from Julie and Matt.

• Tim Grimm for his spot-on letter to the editor.

Onions to …

• the thief who stole my husband’s bike out of our garage while he was cutting the lawn on Union Street.

• the man begging for money on Mother’s Day on the west side of town.

• the people who couldn’t wait for the general election to have a say as to who is going to lead the town you live in.

• people who are so mean to others that even their own family has turned against them.

• the middle school faculty members who are inconsistent and biased when enforcing the dress code.

• people who do not realize what living under a government full of fear and intimidation really is, from someone who disagrees.

• the driver heading north on State Road 9 on Sunday morning who never stopped looking at his phone even while jerking his car back into his lane, from the black sports car who was heading for the shoulder of the road to avoid a head-on crash.

• the big store that charges you to shop there and then does not accept your credit card.

• whoever is in charge of checking on the cleanliness of Columbus restaurants.

• thieves in the town of Grammer.

• clueless people who think boats are allowed to be parked in the street.

• the person that took a Mother’s Day cross and flowers from my mother’s grave.

• the mail carrier who did not pick up the food donations for the hungry.

• the person who ran over and killed our pet cat on County Road 550N.

• those who don’t understand if you don’t pay your utility bill, we all will pay their utility bill.

• the voters who rewarded nasty, negative politics.

• the person who dumped the couch into the creek bed on County Road 550N.

• Bartholomew County Highway Department for allowing a road sign on county roads 475E and 550N to be down on the side of the road for almost three weeks.

Happy Birthday to …

• Aubrey, from Grandma and Grandpa Hill.

• Larry Burton, from your family and Donna.

• Georgina Burke, from your family and Donna.

• Larry Burton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mark Scott, from Connie, Allison, Matthew, Jordan, Molly, Kaye and Judy.

• Murel Alsip.

Belated Wishes to …

• Marilyn Williams, from Browns Corner Chapel Church.

• Patty England, from Colleen and Connie.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Dave and Yanice Munt, from your family and Donna.

• Jeremy and Nicole McDonald, from your family and Donna.

• Danny and Sandra Burton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.