Around Town – March 3

Orchids to …

• Rico Morris and all the things he does to make so many lives better, from Emma.

• positive thinkers and doers.

• Darcy at Art’s Cleaners and the Hour Glass laundry for their marvelous recovery of my white shirt.

• Columbus North girls basketball team for having an awesome season and conducting themselves as lady sportswomen.

• the woman in the red Jeep for buying my breakfast Tuesday morning at McDonald’s, from Ginger Bloom.

• all the city farmers.

• Michael Lovelace.

• The Rev. William Bailey for an awesome service Sunday night.

• Jon at Lowe’s in the appliance department for excellent customer service, from Ginger and Angie.

• my wonderful neighbors who put my toters next to the garage on a very windy day, from Dorothy Shelton.

• Mark Schneider for being 100 percent right, and God forbid it should happen.

• our kids, Jeff, Lori and Stacey, and grandkids for the surprise 50th anniversary party and trip to Branson, Missouri, from Dallas and Joyce.

• all who attended our 50th wedding celebration, especially the Rev. Glen Poynter for renewing our wedding vows, from Dallas and Joyce.

• Tom Lane for an excellent article on increasing demand and job creation.

Onions to …

• anyone who thinks Hillary Clinton would be a good president.

• the former elected official who uses social media for personal vendettas and bullying.

• the horrible audio during the city council meeting, which is inexcusable with today’s technology.

• county authorities who are too scared to pursue action against a homeowner draining water on 500E continuously causing road hazards.

• family members who do not help other family members.

• those who are concerned that someone might have imaginary friends and pets.

• the fraternal organization for flying a torn and tattered flag for more than two months.

Happy Birthday to …

• Olivia Bolton.

• Floyd Clouse, from your family and Donna.

• Rita Schaefer, from your family and Donna.

• Joe Hoene, from Kay Hoene.

• Bertha Bailey, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Allison Pruden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Adley Runion, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Gary Bailey.

• Laura Miller.

• Allison Clay.

• Tammy Clark.

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

Belated Wishes to …

• Jeremy Paetzel, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• River Smith, from Aunt Elsie.

• Cooper Newman.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Brian and Jan Meek, from Journey through Faith.