Around Town — Jan. 3

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Orchids to

Bud Herron for the great guest column in Sunday’s paper.

John Krull, once again a great column printed in Sunday’s edition.

the person who paid for my purchase on Sunday morning at McDonald’s.

Ronald Wilkinson and Richard Gold for their letters and Tracy Souza for her article.

Happy Birthday to

Vernon Jewell, from your family and Donna.

Max Lay, from your family and Donna.

Shirley Smith, from friends at Bethel Baptist Church.

Addisyn Smith, from Mom and family.

Belated Birthday to

Cindy, on Jan. 2, from her mom.