Around Town – June 8

Orchids to …

• Judy Castaneda, a special grandmother, for giving your whole being to ensure a beautiful childhood for your grandchildren, stepping up when I went to prison and for all you do, from Kevin.

• CRH EMTs and nurses who took care of Room 404 over the weekend, from Mike T.

• Gary Scroggins for the photo in Tuesday’s paper, showing the beauty in deteriorating buildings as nature takes them back.

• local officials who now realize that addiction is a disease of the brain and that people should receive the support of their community and rehab without fear of arrest.

• Amy and Sunny at Old National Bank.

• Starbucks on National Road for allowing me the space to have conversations with people on matters of faith, from the Rev. Marc Vance.

• John Collier of Moore’s Roofing for being right on time Tuesday morning and for being so helpful.

• Drew Hundley on medical school graduation, from your friends on 5 Tower at Columbus Regional.

• Burt’s Pest Control for being honest when they could have charged me a large fee for nothing.

• whoever found my jacket at Columbus North High School.

Onions to …

• people who block the public sidewalks with their trash toters and recycling toters.

• people who think everyone has freedom of speech except for Christians.

• those in charge of Take Your Best Shot for putting in a picture of an old, deteriorating building.

• small claims court for not being able to distinguish between bald-faced lies and truths during a slumlord case.

• those who don’t realize that funeral processions take precedence over everything going on in the road and that they get a police escort.

• Columbus leaders for not cleaning up junk cars and porches full of stuff south of town.

Happy Birthday to …

• Gloria Caudill, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Tom Caudill, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Linda Sullivan, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• J. B. Freeman, from Marian, Imojene, Papaw, the Millers and the Kirbys.

• Angela Allison, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mark Dodd, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Nathan Barriger.

• Adam Norberg.

• Josh Beeker.

• Sarah Bailey.

• Lavon Wasson.

• Alex Taylor.

• Michelle Emmert.

• Matthew Scott on No. 21, from Mom, Dad, Allison, Jordan, Kaye and Judy.

• Tobi Kay DuLong on No. 13, love Mom, Dad, Logan, Grandma, Grandpa and Judy.

• Gracelan Manning, from Grandma and Grandpa Weddle.

• J. B. Freeman, from Jeanette, Rita, Karen, Debbie, Wayne, your grandkids and great-grandkids.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Robert and Kim Baughman, from friends at the Moravian Church.