Around Town – Jan. 14

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Orchids to

Lucas Brothers for taking our order after the lunch cutoff.

Dr. Anton Koopman and his staff for excellent care, from Gloria Hartwell.

Annie at Ray’s Automotive, always service with a smile!

Mr. Gassaway at Gassaway’s Body Shop in T’ville for being a good neighbor, from Nancy Worland.

Nick Slabaugh for his accurate letter.

Jan Hoffman for always lending a helping hand, from Mike Oxlong.

the Edinburgh Planning board for denying approval of planned development at Timbergate golf community.

President Joe Biden speaking out against people who are against America’s core values.

Onions to

businesses that have created a rolling closing every time someone tests positive.

those that believe our schools should only teach the views of the ruling majority.

bicyclists, instead of yelling at cars passing you on the too-narrow Taylor Road, ride on Rocky Ford Road.

the Taylor Road roundabouts that are so small I’m not sure who has to yield.

the Jan. 6 committee for not discussing the guard who shot and killed an unarmed protester.

letter writers relying only on political talking points.

the leader for the big dumpster fire of the border crisis, inflation, supply chain, crime and energy prices.

the current administration for serving up the highest inflation in 40 years.

the cable company airing the Big Ten and SEC networks, but refuses to negotiate with the ACC.

trying to fit a mall event into half the available space causing crowds to be closer together during a pandemic.

those who don’t realize that the dictator is already in place.

leaders so afraid of a former leader who has a bruised ego they are willing to sacrifice the Constitution and democracy.

the 40% of a political party who in a poll said it is OK to commit violence against the government.

people who tried to turn left at the roundabout by going the wrong way instead of going all the way around.

Happy Birthday to

Mary McGuire on No. 93, from all your family.

Chesney Loehr on No. 20! from your family.

ANOTHER beautiful morning

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