Around Town – March 16

Orchids to …

• employers when they recognize it’s time to change their callous employee-termination process.

• Dr. Poplin at Columbus Primary and Specialty Care for being genuinely caring and compassionate, from Laura Geilker.

• the coaches and the Icemen Hockey team for an awesome season as No. 2 in the state, from proud parents.

• Charlie Deweese for the Clifford Fire Department, from the Fosters.

• the nice lady at Columbus Regional Hospital who bought my breakfast as it made my day much, much better, from Merna Jackson.

Onions to …

• the people who stole our dad’s big concrete flower pot off his grave in Garland Brook Cemetery that had been there since 1973.

• the guy who picked me up for a special date and thought he didn’t need to put on deodorant.

• people who steal from garage sales.

• people who judge Hillary Clinton’s book without even reading it and then tell me they don’t have to read it because Rush Limbaugh already told them everything they needed to know about it.

• Bartholomew County and the City of Columbus for not supporting agriculture during Agriculture Week, March 13 to 19.

• disrespectful employees of The Republic.

Happy Birthday to …

• Charles L. Hilderbrand.

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

• Carmyn Elkins, from Grandma Pam, Lincoln, Gabby and Lucas.

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

• Angela Neville, from Estella Brooks.

• Jeff Joy, from your cousins.

• Greg Jessup, from Dirk, Tracy, T.D. and Jordan Hunter.

• Donita Compton, from your family.

• Jenni Estes, from the Rev. Kenneth Lee and the Sixth Street Baptist Church.

• Jim Stribling, from the Wednesday morning breakfast group.

• Don Settle, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Barbara Swinford, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Alan Retz, from Missy, Katie, Tommi, Lily, April, Chris, Braelynn and Mom.

• Jennifer Kelley, from Jerry and Judy.

• Bill Sharp, from Melissa, Bobby, Reba, Rachel, Kathy, Mary, Sherry, Pam, Terry and Phillip.

• Nick Mathis, from Tara, Strom, Shy, Mom and Dad Mathis.

• Lisa, from Joe, Casey, Branden, Emily and Tyler.

• Kaylene Meek.

• Zach Archer.

• Abby Kidwell.

• Mark D. Thayer.

• Kaleb Crowder.

• Ginger Justus.

Belated Wishes to …

• Joy Brown, from Susanne.

• Rory Glick, Bethy Sheldon, Kyle Fath, Erin Bailey, Kristen Rawlings, Michelle Critzer and Brent Coy, from your family and friends.

• Jean Patrick, from Alice Purtlebaugh.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Tom and Nancy Bennardo, from your family and Donna.

• Pic and Sheila Hadley, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.