Around Town – December 3

Orchids to …

• Dr. Benjamin and staff for having some of the best customer service skills in Columbus and to Dr. Benjamin for being a great doctor and surgeon.

• all those who planned and implemented the tree lighting at City Hall and The Commons as it is a beautiful start to the season, from Cathy Teter.

• the folks at the Reformed Presbyterian Church for your show of brotherhood, Christian values and heartwarming inspiration in reaching out to what could have been a lost soul and to others, from an inspired and proud community member.

• Barbara Smitherman for her excellent and accurate letter to the editor.

• those who did a good job marketing the Christmas tree lighting in a transition time, complicated by bad weather.

• the women of First Baptist Church for the wonderful basket of goodies, from Schmitt Elementary staff.

• marketing committee for the great job in marketing the city Christmas tree lighting.

• the Whipker family for donating the deep-fried turkey to the Asbury Church silent auction for the salad luncheon — it was delicious.

• everyone who helped with the lighting of the Christmas tree at City Hall, from Brenda.

• the singing bell ringers on Saturday at the east side Walmart.

• Larry and Julie Perkinson for being one of the families of the year.

• mom, Betty Bailey, for helping out while our refrigerator went kapooie and thanks for the great food.

• Jonesville Christian Church for hosting an awesome bean supper and hosting of the South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship.

• Larry at Auto Zone on Jonathon Moore Pike for replacing my headlight bulb.

• Marie Schroeder for being our Provider of the Month. You are so caring and good with your clients and we appreciate your hard work and dedication, from Seniors Helping Seniors.

• the nice ladies in patient services and the billing department at Columbus Regional Hospital for their help and patience.

• Stevie and Jenni Allman for hosting the wonderful family Thanksgiving dinner with all the food and games, from Mamaw, Reinnie, Pop and all the rest of your family and friends.

• East High School for putting up a 3-D school sign, from class of ’75 graduate.

Onions to …

• the local cardiologist office that is more concerned about collecting a small past due balance than helping a patient with a chest pain emergency.

• people who think they’re not stealing when they get a soda from the self-serve fountain after asking for a water cup.

• the company that is laying off long-term employees without properly thanking them for their service.

• the nonprofit organization that pampers those they have hired.

Happy Birthday to …

• Toni Ping, from your family and Donna.

• Rose Bode, from Bob, Jeri and Keith.

• Mike Morgan, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Melissa Johnson, from the family.

• Melody Wilson, from Brian and the kids.

• Melody Wilson, from Mom, Dad, Angie and boys, and Star.

• Betsy Myers, from Donna, Shirley, Bonnie, Charlotte and Pauletta.

• Rebecca Sue Calhoun, from brother Rick.

Belated Wishes to …

• John Hoover.

• Noah Miller.

• Bryce Harker.

• Becca Hunnicutt.

• Mark Grossman, from John Tinkey.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Jim Bob and Wendy Christy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Belated Wishes to …

• Monte and Judy Gilliland, from friends at the Moravian Church.