Around Town – November 20

Orchids to …

• Tri-State Artisans for not only having a high-quality store with year-round arts and crafts shows, but having classes with instructors who help even the most uncreative person learn, have fun and feel like an artist.

• Carl Malysz for your spot-on letter to the editor about the the newspaper and the city council, from an appreciative city resident.

• Carolyn, Alice and all their cohorts for the great gathering of residents for Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, from their friends at Fairington Court.

• the people of Columbus who have made the decision to move our community forward in 2016.

• Larry at Renner Honda service department for the great service on Wednesday, from the couple in the black CRV.

• Steve and Jordan at Barker Brothers Plumbing for being pleasant and doing efficient and tidy work.

• Carl Malysz for being the consummate professional and for providing unprecedented expertise needed by the city to resolve long-standing problems in our community.

• Savannah, the Lowe’s employee, who was kind and understanding and always had a smile while helping me and my picky husband.

• Keepsake Village for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for residents and families, from an appreciative family member.

• the David Wilson family for the gloves, from a friend.

• Gov. Mike Pence for thinking of our safety first and realizing this is a whole different ballgame.

• Bryan Burton at the Department of Public Works for taking care of the operators.

• all the staff at Columbus Transit for your kindness, from Lola.

• Carl Malysz for your outstanding letter.

• Harry McCawley for an awesome article and the truth, from a reader.

• the secret Santa in red SUV for paying for my McDonald’s breakfast because you made my day, from Chris Sylke.

• Brock Harris and Luke Manley for their help with the new TV, from Don and Patsy Harris.

• MainSource Bank and Elwood Staffing for their extraordinarily generous support of Heritage Fund’s Grant-A-Wish program.

• my neighbor for letting my nephew borrow a leaf blower to take care of my leaves, from Judy.

• Scott and his crew at SAK Automotive for the great work you did fixing my friend’s Jeep, from Jerry Hinderliter.

Onions to …

• the person who is in an abusive relationship and continues to make excuses for their behavior.

• those who believe we now have a monarchy and the rest of us should remain quiet, which is not going to happen because we, too, are stakeholders of this community and will remain vigilant and vocal.

• people who would still complain about gas prices even if they fell below $1 as long as places other than Columbus were selling gas for a few cents less.

• the letter writers who continue to squander their dwindling credibility by citing half-truths and demonstrating they are incapable of letting go.

• the person who posted negative comments on social media regarding “haters” of the State Street revitalization project.

• our new mail carrier who never shuts the mail box through rain or shine.

• the person who is still putting in Onions about the low gas prices.

• the letter to the editor writer regarding poor treatment of the mayor by the newspaper or the city council.

• neighbors who do nothing to maintain their house or yards and take pride in nothing that they have.

• family members who always say they have no money but still are never home but always out running.

• the newspaper that prints unrealistic Orchids.

Happy Birthday to …

• Joellen Criswell, from your co-workers and Donna

• Sandy Benefield, from Donna

• JoElla Small, from your family and Donna

• Kasondra Capes, from Mom, Dad and Ryan.

• Kasondra Capes, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Paul Nading, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Lexy McFall, from Brown’s Corner Chapel Church.

• Brandon Weddle, from Mom, Grandma Becky, Chauncey, Tyler, Brianna, Dashawn, Bentlee and the rest of the family.

• Sandy Hoover.

• Cassie Myers.

• Emma Robertson.

• Grayson Ripley.

• John Paetzel.

Belated Wishes to …

• Matthew Gosman, from Judy.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Mick and Teresa Turner.

• Eric and Holly Elkins.

Belated Wishes to …

• John and Kari Kerns, from Mom and Dad Willis.