Around Town – November 6

Orchids to …

• Deputy John Martoccia for doing a great job Tuesday night keeping someone from hurting themselves or others.

• the elected official who said county employees should be paying private-sector levels for health care coverage, but admits that salaries for county employees have not kept up with the cost of living over the past five years.

• Organizers for adding my dad’s name on the wall of veterans who died this year.

• Jerry Horn for his insightful letter to the editor.

• Bartholomew County Public Library for the great veterans display, from a thankful Veteran.

• the lady in the McDonald’s drive-thru on National Road who paid for my sandwich and drink Tuesday morning, from the lady in the red Grand Am.

• all Bartholomew County school bus drivers and monitors for their service to our community, from John Tinkey.

• all of our Indiana helpers for continuing your prayer support of Bob Vance Ministries.

• my neighbor Pam for helping me with the leaves.

• my daughter Andra for the wonderful food she cooks and brings to me, from Mom.

• all who participated in our buy-back Halloween candy project for the military, from Mark Barr’s office.

• Jim Lienhoop for being elected mayor to help lead Columbus to an All-American City again like it used to be.

• Harry McCawley for his article in Thursday’s paper honoring the veterans and Dan Hillin.

Onions to …

• the woman driving the burgundy Toyota van for nearly running over an innocent father/husband at Rocky Ford and Marr roads because she couldn’t take her eyes off her phone.

• those who haven’t figured out the Democratic Party ran with the so-called Republican candidate to make sure the current administration was ousted.

• people who do not clean up after their dogs.

• the fast-food restaurant that has such a dirty drive-thru.

• the ambulance driver with no headlights on after 7:30 p.m.

• the neighbor on County Road 200W who burns his green grass and smokes up the neighborhood horribly.

Happy Birthday to …

• Harold Ward on No. 80, from Joyce, Jarred and Jayde.

• Kathy Garrett, from your family and Donna.

• Brian Jones, from your family and Donna.

• Bev Burton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Josh Morris, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Clifford Olmstead, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jeannette McKim, from friends at Home Economics.

• Dmitri Alano.

• Trish Jenco.

• Janet McKinney.

• Jason Hardy.

• Joyce Hill, from Elsie.

• Jim Hill, from the family.

Belated Wishes to …

• Dinah McCartney

• Suzanne McClain.

• David Wiwi.

• Cristy Conner.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Katie and Ryan Putnam, from your family and Donna.

• Brian and Tammy Shaw.