Around Town – July 28

Orchids to …

• Columbus Regional Hospital for every effort for Doug and providing space for me and my family, and to my fellow employees there for the tremendous outpouring of love and support, from Ruth Lynn.

• everyone who has mowed around the milkweed or refrained from spraying it as the Monarch butterflies will be here any day now and they’ll love you for it.

• Stacy Findley and her benefactor for coordinating Camp Lulu and for allowing me to be a part of it Tuesday night, from Pam Clark.

• First Christian Church for hosting the South Central Men’s Fellowship meeting and for the awesome meal Tuesday evening.

• the lady Tuesday at Kroger for lending her umbrella and to the kind gentleman who walked me to my van and put all my items in the car.

• Barkes, Weaver and Glick Funeral Home for the kind, professional and beautiful arrangements, from Ruth Lynn.

• BJ’s Home Repair for all your help and concern, from Judy.

• the kind people who are bringing fresh vegetables to Fairington Court Apartments, as we really appreciate it.

• Doug for the wonderful job you did on Columbus Baptist Church.

• Elizabeth Lee, Miss Congeniality of the Jackson County Fair, from your family.

• Josh Burnett and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in The Commons for the free treat Sunday on the really hot afternoon, from Deanna Glick.

Onions to …

• the city for wanting to add on and add on but can’t take care of what we already have.

• the person who thinks they are entitled to the produce from someone’s garden without helping in any way.

• those maintaining the public garden as it looks horrible this year.

• those who created the new grading system.

• anyone who thinks people should have to share produce from their own personal gardens.

• those responsible for changing the business model that took care of the poor and uninsured to serving everyone now.

• those responsible for changing the timing of the stop light at Second and State streets as it stays red too long when nothing is coming from the other direction.

• those Republic newspaper carriers who do not use rubber bands or bag the newspapers.

• people who think I need to share my produce that I have grown myself when they could grow their own.

• the city for wasting taxpayer dollars on an entrance to a garage.

• those who are not friends but think they deserve produce from the gardens.

• people who water their flowers in the rain or every morning at 6 a.m.

• supporters of the candidate who thinks he can save the U.S. but has claimed bankruptcy four times.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dave Willard from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Grandma Jenny, from Kaydence, Steven, Mason and Easton.

• Jennifer Gates, from Stephanie, David, Bobbi, Jessica and Skyler.

• Tom Flora, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Don Sturgeon, from Elsie.

• Christina Biggs.

• Jennifer Gates.

• Theresa Downey.

• A.J. Hartwell.

• Josh Yates, love Mom, Jeremy, Jessica, Austyn and Kevin.

• Belated Birthday to …

• David Bense.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Donald and Janet Thompson, from Ceil and Bob Smith.

• Belated Anniversary to …

• Bev and Johnny Crouch, from your sister Lina.