Around Town – July 10

Orchids to …

• our local law enforcement for doing a great job; we’ve got your back and support you.

• Jake at Smith’s Row and the new chef, Ryan Montgomery, for the fabulous dinner and service Tuesday night.

• Penny Shumard and Sue Gerber for working with me on the flower garden box in front of the 4-H Family Arts Building, from Donna Mount.

• the Visitor’s Center and artist David Lee Csisko for the best ever arts opening in the community and to the volunteer guide and Jan Banister for making it happen.

• the Columbus Police Department, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police for their commitment to protect and serve our community.

• Bob Birk for buying our Sunday lunch at Sadie’s, from Juanita Adkins and Kristy Huckaby.

• Sherry Grimes for her excellent letter.

• City Bus, Call-a-Bus and Millrace Center bus drivers for their cheerful kindness and patience.

• Krista in the service department at Chevrolet of Columbus for being extremely knowledgeable and friendly while helping with the service of our Colorado.

• Chevrolet of Columbus for going above and beyond to ensure superior customer service.

• Spencer Heaton on becoming our new youth minister at East Columbus Christian Church.

• Carol Rumple for buying my drink at McDonald’s, from Diane Doup.

• the kind young teller at First Financial in Eastbrook Plaza for walking me to my car with an umbrella in the downpour.

• the person who gave me the beautiful basket of plants.

• the gentleman who helped move a limb out of our driveway on Seventh Street.

• valet parking service at CRH for service above and beyond the call of duty during the storm, from a patient.

• Gretchen of Kohl’s for assisting me with my shopping Friday afternoon, from Mary.

• Frank Miller for his valuable time talking to me about the chicken debate and answering my questions.

• the couple at Sam’s Club Friday morning for letting a lady and two little girls use their umbrella when it was pouring outside.

• John Armstrong for his letter about religious freedom and the right to follow one’s conscience, from Sherry Grimes.

• Wayne Meyer Electric for the fast, efficient service on Gilmore Street Friday.

Happy Birthday to …

• Abby Spencer, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Lois Patterson from Alan and all your friends at St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.

• Edith Olivera from Esther, Sachi, Joan, Charlotte, Oanh, Janet and all your friends at St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.

• Zoey Mize, from Great-Grandpa and Grandma Mize and all the family.

• Jessica Mize, from Grandpa and Grandma and all the Mize family.

• Brenda Embry, Ben Gearhart, Zoey Mize and Jessica Mize, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Linda Lou Finke

• Katie Newton

• Martha Winchester

• Abby Spencer and Bobby Mathis, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Ellen Baker, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Pam Wilcoxon, from your friends and family.

• Delbert Riddle, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Arcy Wilson, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Tina Boddie, from your family and Donna.

• Polly MCVey, from your family and Donna.

Happy Belated Anniversary to

• Abigail Griffith, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Ken and Abby Calender.

Belated Happy Anniversary to

• Jim and Ada England, from Pastor Marvin Brown and the Trinity Baptist Church.