Around Town – August 21

Orchids to …

• true Christians who live Pope Francis’ example of “Who am I to judge?”

• Mrs. Baker for being a great Parkside math teacher, from Benjamin.

• Huck’s in Hope for having better gas prices.

• Chelsea at Walmart for being such a compassionate and caring young lady who helped me at the check-out lane and helping me get my things into my car, from Carol.

• all the nurses in the NIC and ICU at Columbus Regional Hospital — you were fantastic taking care of the twins, from the Isaacs.

• all family and friends who came to help me celebrate my 90th birthday and the gifts from Jewell Fields and the Fields family, from Mr. England.

• the Simmermaker family for receiving the Hoosier Homestead Award.

• Dr. Benjamin at Benjamin Podiatry and his staff for all of your wonderful care, from a grateful client.

• Larry and the crew at Superior Drywall for another job well done, from a satisfied customer.

• Columbus Regional Cancer Center staff for taking such good care of Charlene Cody.

Onions to …

• those for having sprinklers along Washington Street on and spraying the roadway and cars during the morning commute.

• banks who drag on and on before they give you a loan.

• the restaurant that messes up three times out of four, does not put silverware in carryout orders, does not put butter out for the rolls, leaves a side out of the order and gave me cold food.

• those for wanting to lump me and others over 40 into an unnecessary ordinance change.

• those who do not realize that times and cultures change, but God never changes.

• elected official who has plenty of time to comment on social media but misses meetings.

Happy Birthday to …

• M’liss Fier, from your family and Donna.

• Alexis Carr, from your family.

• Keith Dick, from your family and Donna.

• Dana Drake-Cox, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Devin Turner from Mom, Clayton, Ma maw Turner, Pa paw Turner, Great Grandpa and Grandma Long and the rest of the family.

• Patricia Lee, from Mother, Lindsey, Logan, Joshlyn, Gavin, Jeremiah and Michael.

• Alexis Carr, from the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bev and Jerry Hewitt, from Rodney and Rhonda Hewitt.

Belated Wishes to …

• Dona and Alice Weddle, from the Weddle family.