Around Town – April 12

Orchids to …

• Kevin Lair for organizing the first SEED native planting event at the corner of 14th and Sycamore streets.

• the Sam’s Club cart guy who turned in my purse, from Barbara Wigh.

• the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful concert on Sunday as the Strauss piece brought tears to my eyes it was so well played, and to the volunteers for sharing your gifts with the community, from a first time couple.

• Ogilville Christian Church for a tremendous meal on Saturday.

• the thoughtful young lady at Arnie’s Restaurant who put my purchases in my trunk from the woman in the white car.

• The Republic carrier in Hope for an excellent job.

• The Ridge church for its awesome music and sermon at the first service this past Sunday, from a member.

• my sweet family for a good Easter and a good Easter dinner, from Betty.

• Donita Butler for getting J.D. and myself tickets to hear the Terry Lee rock-a-boogie band on Saturday night, from Betty.

• the Southwestern Shelby FFA for an awesome breakfast.

Onions to …

• the Republic writer who referred to the “Forrest Gump” movie (with the quote “Life is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you will get.”) as being a terrible movie.

• The Republic for inconsistent, sporadic and unacceptable timeliness of newspaper delivery for the last month in the Mineral Springs area.

• the person in my neighborhood who annoyingly starts and stops his lawn mower dozens of times while cutting his grass.

• the mossy, standing water at Marr Road and County Road 600N.

• businesses that use incompetent billing services.

• The Republic for shrinking and the $27 increase for a yearly subscription.

• the business on Friday that didn’t have enough employees to help customers without a 15-minute wait.

• police who do not ticket people with loud mufflers.

• the person who ran over and killed our dog in our own driveway.

• The Republic for its carrier who has forgotten our paper twice or been late twice in less than 30 days.

• the lawn service that mows after a frost.

• The Republic for having corrections too often on the front page of the paper.

• the paper delivery person who thinks I want my morning coffee at noon with my paper.

• the business that continually lets its employees wear cologne even though it’s suppose to be a cologne-free setting.

• the newspaper for not naming all of the officers who have saved lives using Narcan in Saturday’s paper on Page B8.

• to loud coworkers who don’t realize I can still hear you even with my ear buds in.

• the person who is submitting Onions in regards to letters to the editor, as this is one of many ways to exercise our freedom of speech.

• people who neglect or mistreat kids, elders or pets as they all are helpless.

• the those who wear too much cologne, which affects clients.

Happy Birthday to …

• Trew King on No. 12, from great-aunt Trish.

• Caitlyn Banister, from your family and Donna.

• Jim Newell, from your family and Donna.

• Bev Stein, from your family and Donna.

• Carol Bussell, from Connie, James, Jeffrey and Emily.

• Wanda Bryant, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Jewell Arthur, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Albert Nolting, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Evan Harris, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Bev Weidman Stein, from Mom.

• Tom Lux, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dana Stone.

• Melissa Rockhill.

• Aaron Villiger.

• Jackson Weaver on No. 9, from Grandma and Grandpa.

• Debbie Donica, from Mark, Josh, Christie, Justin, Laura, Mom and the rest of the family.

• Brad Coers, from your mother-in-law Ava.

• Daniel Lucas on No. 18, from Mamaw and Papaw West as we love you and are so proud of you.

Belated Wishes to …

• Adam Lienhoop.

• Don Demas, from your loving wife.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Barbara and Bob Kinworthy, from Dove Ministries.