Around Town – September 7

• Thought for the Day

• “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

• — Barbara Corcoran

Orchids to …

• Doug Showalter for his great Saturday column from someone who agrees.

• Greg and Danielle Drysdale on your new baby girl Kambry, from Grandma Rachel.

• Bob Bowling for your appreciation and kindness, from Rachel.

• Chris Hoffman for the excellent maintenance work and most of all keeping your promises to everyone involved, from the Ninth Street neighbors.

• Dylan at KFC for being very patient and cordial, bringing a smile to the end of a very long day, from Tip and Patty.

• Neighbors Dave and Judy Martin for our awesome-looking yard during the failure of our lawn mower, from Jack and Debbie.

• John and Mary Smith for keeping the supply of corn, from the fat and happy squirrels on the 1300 block of Franklin Street.

• whoever is responsible for the absolutely fantastic lighting, sound system and big screens at the free concert.

• George Crane for always paying it forward at the Circle K on 17th and Central, from Donita Hoffman.

• my brother, Ronnie, for going out and getting me a new battery for my car, from Paulette.

Happy Birthday to …

• Patti Lindberg, from the Corp Hardware team and Donna.

• Deborah Blair, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Luke Raines, from Memaw, Heather, Josh, Parker, Mikayla, Aunt Pam, Uncle Kenny and Aunt Cheryl.

• Connie Roberts, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Charlotte Weber, from Janet.

• Abram McCarty, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Lillian Cooper, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Marceal Shirley.

• Peggy Johnson.

• Sam Meek.

• Trey Tapke, from Grandma Hege.

• David Gates.

• Dick Gardener.

• Joanna Newman.

• Clara Grace Morgan.

• Aleah Tedder Smith.

• David Gates, from Mom, Bobbi, Kaydence, Steven, Easton, Stephanie, Jessica, Skyler and Mason.

Belated Wishes to …

• Teresa Gutknecht, from Mount Pleasant Christian Union Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Jeremy and Brittney Newland, from Kaylin, Morgan, Mom, Dad, Jeff, Amy, Tye, Trey, Jamie, Tammy, Dylan, Kendra, Carrie and Tyler.

• Randy and Teresa Gearhart, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Belated Anniversary to

• Harry and Darlene Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

ANOTHER beautiful morning