Around Town – August 11

Orchids to …

• Tim Sproessig and Rick Walter for helping a friend.

• The Rev. Robert Baldwin at Sixth Street General Baptist Church for an awesome service.

• Sixth Street General Baptist Church for an awesome homecoming and dinner.

• Jim Lienhoop, our next mayor.

• Ed Conlin for hosting a great weekend of food and fellowship, from your forever friends of 51 years.

• the animal control driver who came to my door with mail I unknowingly dropped while taking it out of my box, from Mrs. Smith on County Road 650N.

• Steve Swift for being a good neighbor, from The Benses.

• Larry and Dee Burton for the garden vegetables, from Rika Garvey.

• Seth Ellis for the food, from Barbara Herold.

• the nice lady at Kroger who reached the pretzels from the top shelf for me.

• the very honest person who turned in my purse at Rural King, which I had left in my cart.

• Ann Hedrick for the kindness and the time she took to get old photos of my family to me as they are deeply appreciated, from the Southern family.

• Matt Miller of Raft to Rafters for his prompt service with our pool problem.

• Sandy at the post office for all your help with sending tomatoes to Florida.

• Tony London and his friends for the excellent park program on Saturday night.

• the Speer family for the vegetables.

• the new Republic carrier on Ninth Street for the awesome service, from a Ninth Street resident.

• Sam P. Simmermaker for receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash award.

• the staff at Twin Cities Raceway Park and all the drivers who put on a great show for the fans.

• Teresa for allowing her husband to come out and play last Saturday.

• the pretty lady who is also a beautiful person for spending part of her Sunday with me as I had a wonderful time going on a hike, a drive and a swim with her.

Onions to …

• those flying the flags of foreign countries at the same level as the American flag.

• drivers who allow me to test my mind-reading abilities by not using turn signals.

• the company that says business is booming and has never been better but has not given their employees a raise in over five years when the cost of living keeps rising.

• certain members of the city council for using the planning commission meeting to discuss the People Trails proposal.

• The Republic for not reporting on the inappropriate Facebook postings made by a member of the city council.

• grumpy homeowners who feel like they have the right to run children off from the public sidewalks in front of their homes especially when those homeowners choose to live in neighborhoods with many children.

• the city for its trash ordinance because people have the right to put their trash cans wherever they want and store whatever they want without fear of prosecution or imprisonment.

• people who waste water by watering their lawns after a full day of rain the day before.

• people who put their personal papers and personal information into the recycle bins with the newspapers, because this is very dangerous.

• the supervisor who does not know how to make out a weekly work schedule.

• the owner of the rental property that has not been mowed for over a month and is quite an eyesore.

• the owner of the trailer court who is trying to charge money for yard work or any kind of maintenance work and has nothing to do with the lease I signed.

Happy Birthday to …

• John E. Fletcher

• Vicki Huckaby, from Aunt Jean.

• Brenda Lucas, from your family and Donna.

• Bruce Foster, from your family and Donna.

• Grant Huffman, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Alexander Schaefer, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jeff VanOrden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Olivia Finke.

• Caleb Shepherd.

• Joe Stroup.

• Bryan Fuel, from Jayden, Woody and Mom.

• Linda Adams, from Tom.

• J.D. Myers, from Grandma.

• Aubrey Rowe on No. 10, from MaMaw and PaPaw and Great-Grandma Norma.

• Grant Huffman, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Alexander Schaefer, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Belated Wishes to …

• Patti Dean, from your mother.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Brian and Kelly Wilhite, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Jordan Felicijan on No. 12, from your family.

• Debra and Jack Greene, from Mom and Tom.