Around Town – January 31

Orchids to …

• Ms. Crubaugh for your well-written opinion letter in Friday’s issue saying that behavior we discourage in children should be unacceptable in presidential candidates as well.

• Tracy at That Special Touch for your help and friendly attitude as you are so appreciated, from Meghan and Shelby.

• those who attended the National Alliance on Mental Illness Faith Net meeting at St. Peter’s on Thursday.

• Mayor Lienhoop for putting in place the changes that we the people of Columbus voted for. I applaud your decisions and am gratified that my vote is respected.

• The Republic for their intelligent editorial Jan. 28 on ensuring reasonable gun control for the safety of our children.

• the kind strangers who bought our dinner Friday at IHOP. We will pass it on.

• Judy Romine for her kindness and caring for her neighbors, from an old friend.

• Hannah at Best Friends Animal Clinic for being so kind and always having the pet’s and owner’s best interests at heart.

Happy Birthday to …

• Pam Carr, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Betsy Downey.

• Josh Ross, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dottie Sims.

• Laynie Green.

• Jordan Shoaf.

• Grey Goldman, from Browns Corner Chapel Church.

• Jeff Oakes.

• John Hall, from your family and friends.

Belated Wishes to …

• Gibby West on No. 5, from Mammaw and Pappaw.

• Jacob Simo, from Grandma and Grandpa Weddle.

• Justin Harvey, from Aunt Elsie.

• Maya Smith, from Aunt Elsie.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Gladys Hedrick on No. 90.

• Steve Casey on No. 25, from Laverne.

• Bill and Mary Price, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mike, on No. 41, from your wife, Carolyn.

ANOTHER beautiful morning