Around Town – March 22

Orchids to …

• Bob Webb for holding down the fort during our spring break vacation, from your Washington Street neighbors.

• The Republic for having the sections of the Sunday paper in alphabetical order.

• Katelyn Crouse for sharing your awesome story and beating the odds.

• The Republic for a well-written article regarding the Ninth Street Park Neighborhood Watch and the heroin epidemic in Columbus.

• Doug Showalter for his column on the presidential race in Saturday’s Republic.

• Kelly Benjamin and family for putting a sign in my yard, from John Tinkey.

• Danny Burton for being the best mailman to walk the streets of Hope.

• the nice gentleman and his well-behaved daughter at Steak ‘n Shake for buying Judy and Marvin’s breakfast Saturday.

• The Republic for putting out Orchids and Onions, one being positive and the other entertaining.

Onions to …

• society for empathizing with heroin addicts, yet condemning methamphetamine addicts.

• the local Republican party for not standing for true Republican principles.

• politicians who are neglecting their jobs of advise and consent for nominees for the Supreme Court.

• irresponsible dog owners on Evelyn Street.

• local churches who feel that Easter egg hunts are a good way to spread the true message of Easter when they promote commercialization of the holiday.

• the city of Columbus for all the pot holes and disrepair of roads leading to the west side shopping area.

• people who worship seven tons of scrap metal.

• people who can’t see that other countries see America as over-sensitive, over-tolerant fools.

• the lab tech who can only talk about working out and running marathons.

• all those who throw their cigarette butts into the streets and yards, and especially into my yard.

• the local group that causes trouble in a restaurant on Wednesday mornings.

• The Republic for delivering the newspaper around 8 a.m. Friday.

• the landlord who comes into the apartment whenever he wants without a 24-hour notice.

• the driver of the dark blue Dodge Ram truck which has filthy language on it.

• church choirs who never wear their robes.

• poor delivery of the newspaper in northern Bartholomew County.

• the driver in the white SUV van on U.S. 31 who hit my dog and did not stop.

• the driver of the black truck who cut in front of me Sunday evening on State Road 11 just to get in front of me.

• the neighbor who displayed the Confederate flag.

Happy Birthday to …

• Glenda R. Hall.

• Adalyn Hufty, from your family and Donna.

• Karen Zook, from your family, co-workers, Lori, Chris, Billie, Mary Beth and Donna.

• Sarah Walker, from your family and Donna.

• Weston Miller on No. 15, from Mom, Dad, Zachary and Lindsay.

• Betty Childers, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Marcy Stapleton, from your children and grandchildren.

• Cristen Martinez, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Morris Norman, from Elsie.

• Rhys Ripley.

• Rhea Jessee.

• Weston Miller on No. 15, from Ma Maw Kirby, Uncle Shane, Aunt Tiara, Imogene, Papaw and the Kirbys.

• Martha Graham, from Jean Patrick.

• Blanche Hendershot on No. 102, from Martha Knox, Sandy, Matt and Chris Buzzard.

• Richard Hoskins, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Vicki Payne, from Debi and Elizabeth.

• Margie Hammack, from your family.

• Doris Dunkin on No. 84, from all your family and friends.

• Jonathon Titara on No. 6, from Mamaw and Papaw Titara.

Belated Wishes to …

• JoAnn Keller, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

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