Around Town – October 30

Orchids to …

• Popportunity on 25th Street for the popcorn donations for Schmitt’s Trunk or Treat, and you guys are amazing, from the fourth-grade team.

• Tom Dell for all of his hard work over the years to better Columbus and the downtown community, and for taking the risk of leadership by running a good campaign for one of the Columbus City Council at-large positions.

• the great cashier Brandy at Menards.

• Terry and Connie Marbach for generously hosting us at their table at the Sycamore Land Trust 25th Anniversary Dinner, from Doug and Casey.

• Brenda England for the beautiful picture of sunlight in Wednesday’s take your best shot photo, from Betty.

• all those who sent me birthday cards and encouragement notes, from John Tinkey.

• Mr. Ricky Berkey for an outstanding tour of the Columbus Veterans’ Monuments as we learned so much, and thank you for your service to our country as a veteran, from the St. Peter’s fifth-grade students and teachers.

• Jean Everroad for the beautiful handmade hats for the newborns at Columbus Regional Hospital.

• Tom Dell for running such an earnest campaign, showing a real servant leader’s aptitude.

• American Legion Post No. 24 for listing its activities for the week in the The Republic’s Go section, from Betty Holder.

• Brooklynn Merino for getting on the gold honor roll, and McKayla Merino for getting on the silver honor roll, from all your family.

Onions to …

• the inconsiderate drivers who use their fog lights and bright headlights while driving as it is very unsafe.

• drivers who pull out in front of other drivers, drive slowly and then complain about those that tailgate them.

• anyone thinking that someone with experience in politics would be best for the job.

• candidates who use the term fee for services provided by the city.

• people who don’t understand we simply don’t have the tax base today to continue the visionary work of our past leaders.

• those who don’t read the no turn on red signs and those who don’t understand that on a red light you can’t turn left unless it’s a one-way street to a one-way street.

• service stations in Columbus that don’t pump gas for the handicapped.

• the elementary basketball coach who thinks the point guard makes up the entire team, but all children need a chance, thus being a team.

• family members who call and complain about other family members and work.

• people who don’t do their own laundry at their home, but will take their dirty laundry to others’ home but never offer to help with extra costs for utilities.

• the elected officials who were responsible for keeping the county government open during a technology crash, leaving county employees less than able to serve the public.

Happy Birthday to …

• Vicente Bartolo, from your family, Fuel Systems team and Donna.

• Sarah Williamson Leach, from your family and Donna.

• Jim White, from Corp Machining Team, Cozy friends and Donna.

• Fayette Beecher and Elizabeth Baker, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Zach Gearhart, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Brittany Ross, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Ashley Young.

• Sue Sims.

• Ruth Whittington.

• Matthew Galbraith.

• Abram Carman.

• Alice Weddle, from your husband.

• Tolby Taylor on No 20, from Mom and Ben.

Belated Wishes to …

• T.J. Fisher, from Uncle Puggy, Aunt Linda and Dalton.

• Mackenzie Fields, from The Foley, Elkins and Goodner families.

• Kristy Wood-Hill, from Mommy, Haleigh, Kenzie, Skyler, Dave, Cimmy, Dale, Betty, Grandma Shirley, Paw Paw, Tracy, Ron and Austin.