Around Town – July 7

Orchids to …

• Tim Ostrander for the pictures, from a Ninth Street resident.

• the waitress and lunch manager Tuesday at Cracker Barrel for the excellent service and compensation, from Carroll, Judie and Peggy.

• those at Hobby Lobby for the full-page “In God We Trust” ad in The Republic.

• Julie Ross for the wonderful military anthems tributes Sunday morning.

• Jacob Chadd for doing such a good job of singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday.

• James and William for your kindness by power washing our house and cleaning our gutters, from Anita Lesnet and Bev Taylor.

• Cleo West for her loyal friendship over the years.

• those at Jimmie John’s on National Road for treating the elderly couple so well.

• the owner who rescued the collie, The Republic for the article and the animal shelter for taking in Bonnie the collie.

• Rust Unger Monuments for the great job installing the plaque on Sandra’s grave, from David.

• my excellent landscapers for such a great job, from Mary.

Onions to …

• local gas stations that are higher in price than in Indianapolis, where gas is $1.75 per gallon.

• people who want to study chickens when we have homelessness, rampant drug abuse, crumbling infrastructure and soaring crime rates in Columbus.

• The Republic for putting advertisements on the front page, downsizing the paper and then raising the prices.

• the city for not having turn arrows on the stoplight on either side of 10th Street for drivers leading to two big retail stores.

• people who set off fireworks until 11:30 p.m. thinking other people are awake.

• the newspaper carrier for not putting a rubber band around the newspaper.

• local churches that do not update their website and bulletins on their websites so people can read what their Sunday activities are.

• the people who compare chickens to dogs and cats when we don’t barbecue dogs and cats.

• the person who thinks one chicken on a leash in a yard will create a barnyard that will impact the whole neighborhood.

• all speeders and those who tailgate, as speed limits are there for a purpose.

• the rental agency that did not have the car, which was reserved several days in advance, ready and waiting at the time of the reservation.

• the nonprofit organization that is being run by out-of-town people and their friends.

Happy Birthday to …

• Charles Franklin, from your friends at McDonald’s on Third Street.

• Kristina Henry, from Serenity, Richard and Theo.

• Nancy Patrick, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mark Romine, from Elsie.

• Betty Simmons Garrett.

• Casen Thomas Martin.

• Carver Mitchell Martin.

• Lee Mirracle, from the family.

• Theresa Swafford, from Pam Darla.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bob and Kay England on No. 55, from Buckie and Bev.