Orchids to …
• Wayne Meek of Wayne’s 24-Hour Tire service for his frequent and generous support of the Columbus North High School band, from the Sound of North.
• Hope Baptist Church for the delicious back-to-school lunch on our teacher work day, from the Hope Elementary staff.
• the staff of Silver Oaks Health Campus for the love and care shown to Phyllis Spurgin during her brief time there, from Bob Spurgin and family.
• The Republic for being an awesome newspaper.
• Hope Elementary PTO for the back-to-school gift card for school supplies, from Hope teachers.
• local police departments for all the good service work you do to keep us safe.
• Don at Big Lots for the best customer service we have ever had, from the couple who bought the mattresses.
• Columbus City Utilities for working late into the night to repair our water main on Maple Street, from Bill Backensto.
• the Kroger Co. on its grand opening and for its recognition of and donations to Turning Point Domestic Violence Services and your other community partners.
• Brian Burton, Victor Rubio and Dana Perry for their help with the tree on the team fun run last Saturday, from the CNXC team.
Onions to …
• the movie company for disrupting the local library during the daytime.
• churches that preach all churches having instrumental music are sinners and going to hell.
• the east side box store that still lacked customer service and friendliness in the service department despite having the store cleaned up and merchandised.
• people mowing grass who blow clippings into the streets creating a slick, wet and dangerous mess for motorists, especially motorcycles, trying to stop.
• the person who called in an Onion about the neglected yellow lab in Hope because calling animal control authorities would be better.
• The Republic for giving those with petty social media squabbles a platform.
• those who don’t realize that some radio stations are obligated by contract to broadcast sporting events.
• the mail carrier who keeps delivering my mail to my neighbors and blames the mail sorters at the post office.
Happy Birthday to …
• Andie Simpson, from your family and Donna.
• Timothy Scott Weddle, from the Weddle bunch.
• Carol Jenkins, from Joseph Hart Chapter of the DAR.
• Klaire Bevis from Grandma Jean.
• Dylon Imlay, from Grandma and Grandpa Perdue.
• Angela Templeton, Edwin Stone, Edward Stone and Kevin Konetzka, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• Kim Anderson from your family and friends.
Belated Wishes to …
• Darin Pruden and Nena Walls, from friends at the Moravian Church.
• David Bragg
• Kathleen Harker
• Dustin Gilbert
• John Repp
Happy Anniversary to …
• Don and Alice Weddle, from your family and friends.
• Gary and Christine Huffman, from friends at the Moravian Church.