Around Town – August 12

Orchids to …

• Sheriff Matt Myers for making a Herculean effort to keep the residents of Bartholomew County safe despite funding challenges.

• the USA Olympic team for reminding us we still win all the time and remain the greatest nation on the planet.

• Duke Energy for restoring power Wednesday evening, as you are appreciated.

• Loesch Heating and Air Conditioning for great service and the great work they did on the duct work in our house, from Lois and Ron Brondyke.

• the county council for hiring an independent financial consultant — which it should use to audit county finances.

• Vickie at Lee Supply for going out of her way to find faucets for my bathroom, as I appreciate it very much, from Vickie Thompson-Best.

Onions to …

• the person criticizing the photographer/stay-at-home mom, as I wish I could have been so fortunate to have been home with my kids instead of constantly working at a job that didn’t allow me to be at home.

• the city for waiting until school started to address 27th Street.

• “momtographers” who ruin opportunities for real photographers.

• those who think Columbus is the best community overall because they obviously haven’t moved around much.

• people who fiddle with their cellphones while driving and cause wrecks.

• the city leader who made a joke about a devastating fire.

• the confused person who thinks painting everyone in the group of women with one broad stroke makes more sense than flinging out one individual.

• the business that requires multiple purchases or digital coupons to obtain any kind of discount, which is unfair to single or elderly people.

• the supervisor at a retail store who doesn’t give an older employee any kind of break then chews her out over a bad attitude when she’s just trying to work hard.

Happy Birthday to …

• Ron Placek, from Cheryl and all your children and grandchildren.

• Aunt Lisa Goodner, from Gavin, Annie, Sophia, Nova and Cora.

• Becky Calvert, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Marcia Starks, from your family and Donna.

• Venice Jones, from your family and Donna.

• Louise Coleman, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• John Arp, from Stacey, John and the boys.

• Jared Rutan, from Amy and Boone.

• John Carr and Leanna Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Monica Kissling

• Judeanna Frazier-Bey

• Dianna Flack

• Aurora Marchiando from Brian and the McClintic family.

Belated Wishes to …

• Lesley Boewe, from Daniel.

• Vesta Dafron from Mary and Elsie.