Around Town – March 4

Orchids to …

• Mike and Rich of The River radio station, Joe Willy’s restaurant for the fabulous lunch Tuesday and to Christy for the great service, from the Special Education office.

• Ron Arnold for sharing the charming picture of Puddles and Frog Pond for the Children’s Sculpture Project, from the Children’s Sculpture Project.

• my husband, Jack, for bringing my school keys to me when I forgot them Wednesday morning, from Debbie.

• First Lutheran Church for the wonderful Living Last Supper production.

• Kay Gibson for a nice time at dinner and spending time with you, from John.

• the male Walmart greeter who had the carts ready for the customers Wednesday afternoon.

• Bill White who paid for my meal Wednesday afternoon.

• Mark Schneider for his March 2 letter to the editor, and whose description of Donald Trump reminds me of a dictator in Germany during World War II.

• the men’s coffee club at Four Seasons Retirement Community for inviting Maj. Gen. Mark Pillar to be their guest speaker regarding his involvement on 911 from Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, headquarters of the United States Air Command.

• the Columbus Fire Department for its quick response Wednesday night on Ninth Street.

• Cummins Fuel Systems for an awesome meal Wednesday night at Love Chapel.

• the mayor for taking action to diversify the local economy.

• Kim at Candlelight Village for her assistance with important information concerning enrollment of students, from office staff at W.D. Richards Elementary.

• Mayor Jim Lienhoop for doing “Ask The Mayor” on the radio, from Sharon Larson.

• Joe Richardson with the Columbus Police Department who came to my rescue when my car was stranded in busy traffic.

• H&K Auto Repair for helping Millie with a car problem.

• Katie from the appliance department at Lowe’s for helping with my washer problem, from Betty.

Onions to …

• those who condemn Hillary Clinton without reading her book, “Hard Choices.”

• providing drug addicts with an endless supply of Narcan and then wondering why heroin use is on the rise.

• a supervisor at a free meal site who is rude to the poor.

• the person who believes water on the road is a road hazard on County Road 500E, and I wonder what you do when it rains.

• anyone who does not realize the Republican Party has brought disgrace to the United States.

• the only jobs coming to Columbus are part-time, minimum-wage, non-sustainable jobs and not careers.

• the local manufacturer who fired me 45 minutes after I crushed three discs in my back doing their work.

Happy Birthday to …

• Rilee Stapleton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

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

• Jack Franklin, from a friend.

• Larry Higgins, from your family and Donna.

• Logan Lay, from your family and Donna.

• David Schooner, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Payson Nicole Weddle, from Great-Grandma Weddle.

• Jackson Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Tyocia Ziegler, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Bill Ponder.

• Dustin Miller.

• Justin Myers.

• Melissa Broderick.

• Audrey Westerfield, from Mom and Dad.

Belated Wishes to …

• Teresa Johnson, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.