Around Town – August 27

Orchids to …

• Kroger and Donuts n’ Coffee for supporting the Columbus North High School Bull Dogs with your generous donation of doughnuts so our football players could take a bite out of the O’s.

• the James Goddard family for their gratitude.

• Sue, cashier at Kroger Marketplace, for going above and beyond the call of duty by saving the receipt for the tax-exempt, not-for-profit purchases that I forgot, from a grateful customer.

• the Cummins volunteers who helped clean and organize the kitchen at the Turning Point Domestic Violence Services shelter Wednesday.

• Blue & Co. volunteers who helped clean and organize on Thursday at the Turning Point Domestic Violence Services shelter and those who helped prepare for the prevention presentation.

Onions to …

• the newspaper for not having a single word in Thursday’s paper about Wednesday’s tornadoes.

• people who always say “like.”

• those who don’t realize that no information will be released about the storms until the information is known.

• people who evidently believe there is a public safety fairy who will keep us from harm even when we under- fund our local agencies.

Happy Birthday to …

• Anne Williams.

• Anna Poland, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Angela Rogers, from your family and Donna.

• Saundra Bush, from Aunt Donnella, Uncle Rick and Cousin Stella.

• Mike Todd, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Rodney Schuette from Aunt Elsie.

• Lorena Gibson

• Larry Wheeler

• Tara Sims

• Dakota Dickey

• Emily Kirk, from Dad, Mom, Casey and Owen Kirk.

• Marli Schrougham, from Nana and your family.

• Raylan Smith George from Daddy, Mamaw Battin, Mamaw and Papaw Hitch, Betty, Marilyn, Penny, Donny, Sammy, Charlie, John, Kirt, Sisko and all the rest of your family and friends.

• Belated birthday wishes to …

• Nick Spaugh, from Aunt Jean.

• Stephanie Albaugh, Garret Conner Jr., Jean Glick and Sara Searcy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Roger Burke.

• Rita Hull.

• Jess Kuncer.

• Mark Sneed.

• Jessica Alyee.

• Tony Whittington.

• Belated anniversary wishes to …

• Lynn and Donna Glick, on No. 66, from a friend in Hope.

• Lynn and Donna Glick.

• Bryan and Marissa Trotter.

• Dennis Colvin, on No. 44, from Jane.