Around Town – August 27

Orchids to …

• Ellen Harker, Four Seasons activities director, for the excellent exercise program and other events planned to keep residents physically and mentally active and enjoying life.

• Jim Lienhoop and the Columbus City Council.

• David Brown for your letter pointing out the truth for those that didn’t already know, from Linda Croddy.

• Jo and Richard for sharing your table and your yummy peaches, from Patsy and Don.

• R & B Concrete and Construction for a great job in putting in new sidewalks at our house, from a satisfied customer in Forrest Park.

• sports columnist Rick Morwick for his excellent perspective on Reggie Wayne.

• David Brown for his perceptive, truthful, very factually and spot-on letter to the editor on Wednesday.

• the lady in front of me at Walmart on Tuesday who gave me a loaf of her Italian bread to try, from Norma Jean.

• WCSI all-morning news team, from an avid listener.

• Dennis and Joanna Anness for their awesome friendship, from John Tinkey.

• Red Lobster restaurant for the excellent handicap entrance.

• David Brown for telling it like it is, from one who totally agrees.

• Dr. George Albers for his wonderful letter about Planned Parenthood, from someone who should know.

Onions to …

• elected officials who exhibit a lack of leadership.

• the city for not paving Beam Road and U.S. 31 which has been in disrepair way too long.

• the letter to the editor writer that didn’t own up to the support of the election winner because of the lame duck’s treatment of others.

• the neighbor that blows their grass clippings into my yard.

• the elected official who publicly attacked a local business on social media.

• the lady smoking at the kid’s soccer game.

• The Republic for not installing my paper box in a timely manner.

• the housing complex for not having a fence around a pool there.

• people who allow and think farm animals should be inside the city limits.

• whoever is responsible for gas prices being $2.67 when barrel prices are under $40.

• organization that wants you to volunteer all of your overtime hours that you are forced to work.

Happy Birthday to …

• John Ollestad.

• Ted Schultz.

• Olivia Covington.

• Angela Rogers, from your family and Donna.

• a wonderful niece Saundra Bush, from Uncle Rick and Aunt Donnella.

• Mike Todd, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Anna Poland, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Marli Schrougham, from Nana and your family.

• Stephanie Baldwin-Albaugh, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Garrett Coner Jr., from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jean Glick, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Rodney Schuette, from Aunt Elsie.

• Lorena Gibson.

• Larry Wheeler, from OES.

• Tara Sims.

• Dakota Dickey.

• Isabel White, from Grandma White, Pa Mark, Moppy, Daddy, Nakia, Dawson, Emmett and Jess.

• Aaron Coffman, from Sarah, Ryder, Remington, Dad, Mom, Laura, Grandpa and Grandma Long and the rest of the family.

• Emily Kirk, from Dad, Mom and Casey.

• Ethan Reinbold, from Ol-Dad.

• Raylan Smith, from Daddy, Grandma Battin, Grandma and Paw Paw Hitch, Aunt Betty, Aunt Marilyn, Aunt Penny, Uncle Donny, Uncle Sammy, Uncle Charlie, Uncle John, Uncle Kirt and Uncle Sisko and all the rest of your family and friends.

Belated Wishes to …

• Tony Whittington.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Kevin and Beth Noblitt, from Steve and Beth Coffman and family.

ANOTHER beautiful morning