Around Town – August 31

Orchids to …

• Trevor in contractor sales at Lowe’s for your help Monday, from Julie Greene.

• James and Helen West for their awesome help, from a disabled person.

• Shaun, assistant manager of Kroger, for being so friendly and helpful.

• Kailey Warner for her letter to the editor. I approve, from a 92-year-old veteran.

• Damon Hunter Jr. for your interception and playing a great game Friday night, from Granny.

• Matt Moore for such a great gift to us, from Grandma Sharon and Grandpa Ray.

• my neighbors Peggy, her sons, Brian and his son, Cody, and EMS who were all there for me Thursday when I fell, from your neighbor, Norma Gentry.

• Dr. Steve Newton at Hope Veterinarian Clinic for his down-to-Earth courtesy, from a longtime customer.

• Aunt Pammie for letting me have my birthday party at your pool, from Bronson.

• Patti, a cashier at Kroger, who is great in customer service and friendly, from the three ladies in line Friday.

Onions to …

• the staff and board members of the community organization receiving funds from Saturday’s event who didn’t bother to attend.

• the school that leaves bushes high enough around a busy parking lot, making it almost impossible to see students in the crosswalks.

• the U.S. government employee texting between helping customers when the lobby is full of clients waiting, from an angry citizen.

• the nonprofit organization that allows certain people to come in late and then leave by 3 o’clock.

• anybody who supports this marathon nonsense.

• the store clerk who failed to take the coupon values off my shopping bill.

Happy Birthday to …

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

• Hayley Hodson, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Tom Calandro, from your family.

• Stephanie Long.

• Katie Sullivan.

• Lucas Crowder.

• Joyce Blackburn.

• Sarah Marie Harker.

• Brennan Cook, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Eli Brown, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Randy Hall, from Jane.

• Hulda Goecker on No. 94, from Bob, Jeri, Terry, Shirley, Max, Connie, Don and the rest of your loving family.

• Caleb Pettit on No. 17, from Mom, Dad and Aeriel.

• Debra Bailey on No. 23, from Mom, Dad, Justin and Uncle Woody.

• Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Pastor Mike Newlin.

• Richard Dodd, from Rosa.

• Donna Smith, from Rachel Wade.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bob Snively, on No. 31, from Sheila.

• Bud and Sue Kincaid, from your family and Donna.

• Kyle and Nina Stevens, from your family and Donna.

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

• Dave and Pat Waldwin, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Karen Terrence and Allane Colbert, from Johnny and Barbara.