Around Town – March 11

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March 11

Orchids to

all the highly effective teachers who make connections with students to truly raise grad rates.

our legislators for doing a great job and the right things.

the opinion page cartoon on Thursday.

Republican Party for helping to fund the police, not defund like the other party has been wanting to do.

President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal.

John at Lowe’s Appliances for your great service.

Michael Leppert for his excellent column.

Richard at CRH valet service for kindness and careful attention, from JoAnne with the van.

Onions to

news network that is nothing but a self centered, self promoting network that cares nothing about truth or accuracy.

the sad state of our city for having to deal with drug addicts becoming commonplace instead of the rarity.

all the constituents that keep electing insurrectionist supporters and officials that won’t condemn white supremacy.

the county officials who fired the only animal control officer who did anything at all.

cutting down the row of trees facing the field at the elementary school.

the timing of the stoplights on 25th Street causing traffic to back up.

wasting taxpayer money on a Japanese vacation.

the U.S. citizens who smuggle more than 87% of the fentanyl into America through legal ports of entry.

our outgoing city leader taking an expensive and questionable goodwill trip to Japan when a new mayor will be elected later this year and should be representing our city.

believing the false videos being put out by the news host on the fake-news station although legislators on both sides have even said it is despicable.

the leader of the news network who stated they lied about the election results in order to keep the former president’s followers on board.

Happy Birthday to

Doris Bedell, from your family and retiree lunch bunch.

Jim Guilfoyle, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

Bev Johnson, from your family and Donna.

Jennifer Kirby, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

Don Weddle Jr., from your family.

Vicki Kerns on No. 21, from Grandma and Grandpa Willis.

Rodney Walls on No. 21, from Grandpa Mike, Grandma Paula, and cousin Timara.