Around Town – March 6

Orchids to …

• our realtor Rhonda Eickbush and her husband Daryl for going above and beyond to help us find a home, from the Bierleins.

• three great young men in Columbus, Matthew Burton, Curt Engleking and Trent James.

• Julie McClure for her entertaining article about the semi hitting the gas station building.

• Sharon Fish, my snow angel for doing my sidewalks, from the Pattons.

• The Republic newspaper carrier on Mallard Point for consistent, timely delivery to our garage door in all types of weather.

• Alan Smith and a friend for helping me get out of a snow drift, from Rose Graham.

• Linda and Laura for cleaning the snow off my drive, from a thankful neighbor.

• Harold Bass for clearing our front sidewalk last Sunday, from the Housers.

• hospital valet service gentleman who makes our visits to the hospital safer and easier.

• David Bragg, Sheila Downey and Charlie for clearing the snow for us, from the Ponders.

• Sande Hummel, from a loyal farmers market shopper.

• Bill Schroeder for clearing our drive whenever it snows, from Roger and Sue.

• Grant Voelz at Voelz Body Shop for always being so polite and kind to your customers, from the “best” happy lady.

• the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce for having at its annual meeting and Lee Fisher, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, who shared the smartest ideas for city economic success.

• Ken Fudge and Bob Snively for their recent letters, from a taxpayer.

• the chamber of commerce for a terrific annual meeting, from Sherry Stark.

• Ken Fudge for his letter.

• South Central for being kind and repairing my furnace filter, from a happy customer.

• Dr. Michael Sheehan, a great dermatologist, from a patient.

• Andy at Comcast for getting my Internet and TVs working after being out for almost four weeks, from a very happy family on County Road 500N.

Onions to …

• people who fudge the facts.

• newcomers ages 30 to 45 that want to remake Columbus in a new way.

• the restaurant for not using gloves when handling food and the young manager for being disrespectful to all her employees.

• the driver of the law enforcement vehicle who was tailgating, not using turn signals and speeding through Columbus on Wednesday morning.

• the people who have been burglarizing homes on County Road 50S.

• the rude homeowner who drains his water on the road, causing a slick hazard for everyone else.

• people who don’t understand turn signals are for more than decoration.

• people who drive their cars without completely cleaning the snow off their windows and lights.

• praising scribble scrabble and calling it art.

• the workers contracted to trim tree limbs around power lines, for their very shoddy work and poor cleanup.

• nonprofits that can’t justify their own existence and don’t really help anybody.

• The Republic for not providing dependable newspaper delivery to the Tipton Lakes area.

• the church that refuses to acknowledge the right to freedom of religion also includes the right to resign from a church and refuses to remove my name from their religion.

• the cashier for being super patient with the lady in front of me and her coupons/price matching but did not allow me to do either.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dwight Patterson, from Browns Corner Chapel.

• Steven Gates on No. 3, from Mom, Dad, Kaydence, Easton, Grandma, Stephanie, Jessica, Skyler and Mason.

• Parker Hammack, from Nanny and Papaw Hammack.

• Sharon Baird, from Joe and Kay.

• Parker Hammack, from Aunt Lisa.

• Dewey Hadley, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Robert Bryant, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Wanda DeLoach, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Dorothy Richards, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Aunt Estella Brooks, from Deborah Luenebrink.

• Clay Martin, from Mom, Rita, your family and Donna.

• Tessa Hirons, from your family and Donna.

• Monal Patel, from Lisa, Kelly, Rhonda, Diana and Donna.

• Trista Guthrie, from Pawpaw and Mamaw Guthrie and family.

• Becky Thomas, from Tim, Beth and Tyler.

• Ruth Hoover Walls, from your family.

• Haley Bryant on No. 17, from Mom, Dad, Caleb, Samson and the rest of the family.

Belated Wishes to …

• Karen Patrick, from Mom, Kathy, Kim, Mark, Uncle George, Joan and Aunt Anna.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Dale and Darlene Scott, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Eric and Johnni Hoene, from Mom and Dad.