Around Town – July 8

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July 8

Orchids to

the article writers in Wednesday’s paper.

Andy East for his article on the consequences of the abortion ban.

Michael Leppert for his column on the bipartisan senate bill regarding guns.

Mary Lucas, wishing you well on your retirement from the Kroger company after 44 years of service, from your Kroger family.

Joe & Kay Hoene & Eric & Johnni Hoene for hosting the great 4th of July celebration and the fantastic fireworks. Best fireworks in the county, from Don & Sharon.

John Krull for another right-on column in Thursday’s paper.

NRA members who support common-sense gun control legislation.

getting some much needed rain on the gardens and crops.

Loesch Heating and Cooling for fast, friendly service. We greatly appreciate it! From Dunfee-Dougherty’s.

John Krull’s on-spot opinion about Jim Lucas.

Dr. Boehmer and team at Pankratz Eye Institute for being patient and kind during my eye surgery, from Alex.

John Krull for his thoughtful column.

Bud Herron’s Sunday column.

Lori Boardman’s Sunday column.

Dick McClain for sharing the shot of the gorgeous rooster in Thursday’s edition, from Sheila.

the paper for another great opinion page in Thursday’s issue, from Sheila.

Onions to

politicians who complain that others are playing politics when politicians don’t have a monopoly on politics.

opening a pool for a month, selling season passes and then closing for significant repairs.

bad dog owners who drag their petrified dogs to firework shows.

the representative that voted against certifying the 2020 election even though they were trying to find his brother to hang.

not realizing almost every country is dealing with issues of gas prices, inflation and supply chain, it’s a world problem, not just an American one.

emptying our Strategic Petroleum Reserves into European and Asian markets while eliminating drilling at home.

the noise of the neighbor’s pool equipment eliminating the previous outdoor sound of nature.

supporting insurrection, arming murderers and supporting the rights of rapists while denying women the right to make healthcare decisions and defunding public education.

the super-sized grocery store with one register open and cramming everyone else into one bank of self-service registers.

poor landline phone repair service for two months.

the people who keep reelecting the representative who is out there where the trains don’t run.

politicians and judges that don’t realize what they are doing for women’s health because they are giving one more reason for doctors not to be an OB/GYN doctor.

politicians who sell oil from our strategic reserves to foreign countries instead of keeping it for ourselves.

Happy Birthday to

Rhonda Jo Champion Kelley, from your older sis.

Carin Newman, from your family, Rita and Donna.

Cherian Olikara, from your family and Donna.

Joann Myers, from your family and Donna.

Dina Martin, from your family and Donna.

Jessie Gifford, from your greatest Aunts Kim and Pamela.