Around Town – November 29

Orchids to …

• … those who work difficult retail hours through the holiday season.

• … John Armstrong for his excellent review and documentation of worldwide ongoing persecution of people of Christian faith.

• … Jennifer Villiger and Carrie Harris for giving me a great gift by washing all the dishes while I was napping, from Patsy Harris.

• … Gary Shehan for organizing the No Shave November at the Columbus Post Office in support of our fellow letter carrier Bob Malone.

• … Tim Emmert, at Studio Shag. Thank you for the fabulous haircut, your compassion and generosity.

• … Jennifer Best-Starnes at Elite Wellness. Thank you for my beautiful brows, your kindness and generosity.

• … Miriam Wolverton for a great Take Your Best Shot photo of the Big Four bridge.

• … the three families recognized as Family of the Year in Bartholomew County for 2015: the Perkinson, Speidel and Schumacher families.

• … the governor for looking out for the safety of the Hoosiers.

• … John Armstrong’s column in the paper. It was true.

Happy Birthday to …

• … Rachael Ross on No. 100, from Elsie Hege.

• … Brent Garrison, from your family, coworkers and Donna.

• … Susan Calloway, from your family and Donna.

• … Mary Jones, from your family and Donna.

• … Markus Larsen from Mrs. Erickson.

• … Jeremiah Griffin from the Rev. Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• … Rachael Ross, on No. 100, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• … Trenton Tharp.

• … Alex Taylor, from the Rev. Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• … Gary Powers, from Dove Ministries.

• … Mildred Sanders, from Four Seasons Retirement Center.

• … Isaac Scott O’Haver, from Mom, Dad and the rest of your family.

• … Josh West, from Oliver, Ingrid, Rob, Tim, Cody, Mike, Connie and Grandma Cleo.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• … Joan Page, from M.W.

Happy Anniversary to …

• … Brenda and Gary Powers, from Dove Ministries.