Around Town – March 24

Orchids to …

• the young lady in the blue Ford with an IU license plate holder for paying for my coffee at McDonald’s.

• Lori Borgman for the excellent, nonpartisan column in Sunday’s Republic about the lack of civility in today’s society.

• Tri-State Artisans for not only being a wonderfully unique local art gallery and gift shop, but also for showing dedication to providing quality art classes and activities for all ages all year long.

• Randy Clark of Columbus Transit for his kindness Wednesday, from a disabled person.

• all people who support hate-crime legislation in the state of Indiana, from the Bartholomew County Democratic women.

• Wendy’s restaurant and the managers for excellent customer service.

• the officers of South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship for the awesome job they have been doing this year.

• the grown woman who went to a children’s playground Friday night, turned up her music really loud and started dancing.

• Prestige Printing for squeezing us in on such short notice and for being so friendly, polite and professional, from Eastern Bartholomew Water Corporation.

• Pat Muir for a lifetime of supporting our children, from her friends at FFY.

• Lee Hamilton for his well-written article in Thursday’s paper, from a lifelong Republican.

• the pharmacist at CVS who expedited my order when she saw how ill I was.

• Thompson Furniture & Mattress for going the extra mile with excellent customer service, from the Scroggins family.

• oral surgeon Dr. Todd Bergman for your excellent care of a patient at 10 a.m. Wednesday, from his wife.

• the Wellspring medical staff for taking such good care of me when I had my surgery, from Norma.

Onions to …

• the transportation service that requires people to board in the middle of a dangerous street.

• friends who deliberately lie about you to make themselves and their family look good.

• the city for spending millions of dollars on sidewalks when our streets are falling apart.

• the people who are misinformed about the executive branch having any sort of powers to enforce a law when it goes through Congress and the judiciary branch.

• the man in the neighborhood who won’t mind his own business.

Happy Birthday to …

• Andy Kilps, Lori Shaw and Megan Shrader, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jim Sturgis.

• Jerry McKinney.

• Rob Dickey.

• Brittany Alsip-Swick.

• Megan Shrader.

• Brady McNealy.

• Lisa Heck, from Sandy, Junior, Nick, Megan and Alexis.

• Megan Shrader, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Clinton Anderson, from Mom, Dad, Amy, William, Sherry, Bo and Piper.

Happy Birthday to …

• James Michael Hagan, from Mom, Dad, Cameron and Maddie.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Joyce Willis on No. 49, from Jim Willis.