Around Town – February 3

Orchids to …

• Karen, a patriot who paid my breakfast bill Saturday at Waffle House on Jonathan Moore Pike, from Don.

• Ray Cobb for finding and returning my debit card dropped in the mall parking lot as I am very grateful for your honesty and help, from Angie.

• Janie at the downtown Jackson County Bank branch for her thoughtfulness and great customer service.

• the Thomas Hahn family for the wonderful maple syrup, from Johnny’s Muffler Shop.

• Eli Johnson for preaching the truth and the cross.

• Heidi at the Dollar Tree for being so upbeat, courteous and a really nice cashier, from the lady in the Carhartt.

• Calvary Christian Church in Edinburgh and Pastor Richard Yeaton for an awesome service on Sunday.

• Jay Petro of Advantage Heating/Air Conditioning for your prompt and courteous service on Monday in fixing our furnace, from Ron and Cheryl Placek.

• the very helpful folks at two local retailers for helping me locate a wheelchair for my mother.

• the Bartholomew County Historical Society for keeping all their valuable resources up and running and to Cody, Tami and Maureen for the smooth transition as we appreciate what you do for Columbus, from Cindy.

• United Way for helping me with medical supplies for my husband who has suffered a severe head injury, as we are blessed to have the 211 emergency line for those in need, from Vicki Mills.

Onions to …

• parents for failure to use the approved and established car rider line, as it is rude to cut in line.

• the bus driver in town who cuts across the corner of my yard, destroying it rather than make a wider turn.

• the driver of the silver Subaru Forester for driving dangerously fast and recklessly in the Forest Park neighborhood.

• the union president who thinks a TV in his office to play games is more valuable than arbitrating work rules.

• management for demanding their crews work the usual eight-hour shift after 24 straight hours of emergency repair, as people require sleep.

• millennials that favor socialism and don’t know the definition of the word.

• people who think company leadership is responsible for the falling stock price and layoffs when the cause was the decline in world sales for the product.

• the company for daily internal brainwashing and now trying to push that agenda to the rest of the community.

• The Republic for Sunday’s editorial on confined animal feeding operations.

• the terrible referees at the basketball game on Monday night as this was the worst officiating I have ever seen.

• people who neglect their pets and leave them outside in cold weather.

• the fast-food restaurant on National Road that always gets my sandwich order wrong.

• the local large retailer and the phone operator’s rude comments when I was looking for a wheelchair for my mother.

• people in the local office I work in who need to mind their own business.

Happy Birthday to …

• Doug Harding.

• Scott Begley.

• Melanie Stamper, from your family and Donna.

• Carolyn Purvis, from Mom.

• Jake DeBusk, from Pastor Carl and The OutReach.

• Evelyn Andrews, from Mary, Maxine and Elsie.

• Emma Sue Long.

• Gracie Greene.

• Jessie Kidwell.

• Nevaeh Paetzel

• Tristan Schaefer, from friends a the Moravian Church.

• Seleah Settle, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Darrin Brooks, from Lynieca, Raylene and Denisa.

• Cody Stoughton, from your family.

Belated Wishes to …

• Kathi Whipker, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Sarah Wallace, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Beverly Gilbert, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Kyle Elgar, from Grandma Betty, your mom Wanda and the rest of your family.

• Jan Moss, from the Harrods.