Around Town – February 26

Orchids to …

• the gentleman who paid for two deputies’ dinners at Chipotle on Monday, which was much appreciated and unexpected.

• Dormilee Crouch for always having your bun looking so nice.

• Betty S. for the care package, and to my mom for the awesome potato soup when I was ill, from Lisa.

• the person who bought my groceries at Kroger last Sunday, from Chris.

• Amy Chandler for her fabulous wildlife shots, from Sheila Deiwert.

• the crew of Duke Energy that came out at 1 a.m. to fix a light on Harrison Ridge Road.

• Bob Poynter service department for excellent service in replacing my tire with the screw in the sidewall and honoring my warranty, from Karen.

• the employees of Tire Barn for being nice and professional in correcting a mistake.

• the young man at Walmart who helped me find my keys, which I had dropped down in the seat on Wednesday.

• Farm Bureau, Nicholas Body Shop and Enterprise Car Rental for their help and prompt response after my auto accident, from Donna Rueff.

• Scott and Janet Maley for all the meals you brought to us after my surgery, from GG.

Onions to …

• those who don’t realize they might just be a hypochondriac.

• the lady who purchased 15 candy bars with a food stamp card.

• people who come to church sick, coughing and blowing their noses, spreading germs and giving the elderly and others with weakened immune systems your sickness, which affects us worse.

• those who say they want a dog but never do anything with it except ignore it and leave it outside in the cold.

• homeowner on County Road 500 East in Petersville for pumping water onto the road, creating hazards in the cold and a huge mess in general; and to county officials who do nothing to stop it.

• the people in a small town east of Columbus who have two St. Bernard dogs tied up outside all winter long with no shelter.

• people who have horses standing in mud while being pelted by a driving, cold rain with nowhere to go for shelter.

• known drug dealers who receive food-stamp assistance.

• the coworkers who hide behind those who lead them.

• those who are disrespectful with their loud vehicles.

• the company that fired two good employees for a ridiculous reason.

• the stoned sandwich maker on State Street.

• the racing team for switching to Ford for the 2017 season, as I will no longer cheer for them.

• Columbus for only having festivals that focus on alcohol.

• the elementary school that does not follow the school menu.

Happy Birthday to …

• Jeff Smith.

• Ashlee Dehner.

• Kari Kerns, from Pastor Carl and The OutReach.

• Brenda Defler, from Pastor Carl and The OutReach.

• Kermit Paswater, from your family.

• Kari Kerns from Mom and Dad Willis.

• Rita Wheeler, from your family, Bonnie and Rita.

• Jim Sturgeon, from your family and Donna.

• Eric Valek, from your family.

• Sidney Thompson on No. 19, from Mom, Trace and Joe.

• Herbert Hadley, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Harold Sims.

• Lauren Gross.

• Ruth Wilson.

• Susan Ziegler.

• Shemiah Elkins.

• Natasha Pike, from Benny, Bailey, Mom, Dan, Mamaw McClintic, Jason, Tony, Brian, Aurora, Kayleigh, Torrie and Tom.

Belated Wishes to …

• Mabel Fox, from someone younger.

• Mary Moody, from your dad.