Around Town – September 28

• Thought for the Day

• “The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made and the things we have made of ourselves on the other.”

• — H.G. Wells

• English author, 1866-1946

Orchids to …

• PAAL football coaches Jason Brooks, Jeremy Foster, and Ryan Kikendall for showing great class and being such great examples to our youth, from grateful parents and grandparents.

• the woman who ran past me in the 5K as I stopped running to walk because I just couldn’t run anymore. She said, “You’ve got this girl. The finish line is just around the corner.” I finished strong thanks to her.

• Lee Swanson for your “can-do” attitude and caring spirit for others, from Angie and Joy.

• Beth Lemmerman for her genuine display of responsibility when caring for others in our community.

• Dorel team for going over and beyond the call of duty in order to help residents on Day of Service.

• the young man at the trash center. Thank you for helping me lift the heavy bags of trash out of my car, from the lady in white Ford wagon.

• Ann Courtney for her picture of the goats.

• Jackie Convest for an awesome neighborhood bean supper, from a grateful neighbor.

• Howard and Betsy Downey for hosting the reunion for the Hauser High School Class of 1975, to Mike and Doneta Compton who organized the event and to all who attended the fun evening.

• Tyson and Kerrie Breeden for the remodel work they did on our bathroom, mowing our yard, and cleaning our house for us, from Mom and Dad.

• Jason and Abby Wells for mowing our grass and picking up all the leaves at our cabin, and cleaning our house for us, from Dad and Mom.

• Brian Gilroy for another outstanding sermon.

• Barbara Bradley for not giving up and completing your first 5K, from Michael

Happy Birthday to …

• Chris Clulow, from your family and Donna.

• Lori Acton, from Ashley, Chris, Georgina, Mary Beth, Karen, Billie and Donna.

• Don Trapp, from your family.

• Jeff Jones, from your family, Lori and Donna.

• Clyde Campbell, from your family and Donna.

• Bonnie Sweeney, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Vitor Potenza, from your family.

• April and Amber, from Jimmy.

• April Felicijan and Amber Bradley, from your family.

• Missy Retz, from Alan, Katie, April, Chris, Braelynn, Tommi, Lily, Sam, Misty, Logan, Garrett, Grace and Sandy.

• Rachael Tinsley on No. 8, from Mom and Dad.

• Lou Mead on No. 21. We are so proud of you, from Mommy, Cade, Hayden, Chloe and Mitzi.

• Brad Jackson, from your family.

• Christy Burns, from Ashley, Ambra, Mom, Dad, Vannice, Orie, Garrett, Royce, Martha, Mamaw and Papaw Hitch, Patsy, Marilyn, Penny, uncles; Donny, Sammy, Charlie and John, and all your family and friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• The Rev. James and Diana Krumme Hudson.