Around Town – September 17

Orchids to …

• Virgie at Walmart on Jonathan Moore Pike, who went over and above any greeter we ever met as she helped us locate daisy mums.

• Larry S. Fisher for being the 2016 Rural Service Award winner.

• Angie and the staff of the Bob Poynter service department for their excellent customer service.

• Linda Jackson for the goodie bags at our 56th anniversary lunch, from your FGC club members.

• all the people who called and prayed for me Wednesday night, from John Tinkey.

• the Rev. Glenn Poynter for the awesome services at Lowell General Baptist Church.

• David and Wilma Leonard for their volunteer work at Lowell General Baptist Church.

• Columbus City Utilities employees for coming to Everroad Park West at 8 p.m. Wednesday and solving our dark-brown water problem.

• Columbus Lanes, from your neighbors.

• the neighbors who removed the abandoned car.

• everyone in the community who helped pack 209,952 meals for Feed My Starving Children at Asbury United Methodist Church.

• Jean Marr Wilkins for sharing her birthday cake with friends.

• Carol Hoppus for arranging the Retired Healthcare Providers fall luncheon at Simmons Winery on Wednesday and to Jane Grott for the transportation.

• the two women who helped pick me up after I fell in my yard, from Denver Huff.

• two patient and helpful women at the post office, from a satisfied customer.

Onions to …

• those who do not stand for the national anthem, regardless of their reason.

• the local newspaper that can even make your online paper late.

• tailgaters and reckless drivers on County Road 550N.

• spending taxpayer dollars for protecting people who don’t know how to cross a street.

• drivers who have devolved from sliding through a yellow light turning red to running a red light one to two seconds after it has changed to red.

• the council member who should remember everyone has his own opinion.

• the man who calls his 70-year-old wife a girl.

• the white Jeep that flew past me on a double yellow line on Nortonburg Road on Thursday afternoon.

• the elementary school that ran out of Indiana Bicentennial birthday cake and all some got was a cookie.

• all the people who think the national candidate is not a traitor because of the tightness with Putin and putting down our generals.

• the church pastor who misses more Sundays than he’s present at church.

• the motorcyclist on 25th Street for texting and driving Friday morning.

Happy Birthday to …

• Karen Hudson, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mark Smith, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Martha Smock, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Tootsie Stephens, from your family and Donna.

• Evan Zook, from your family and Donna.

• Brenda Hill, from Keith, Kevin, Justin, Pam, Kenny, Cheryl, Debi, Tim, Joe, Heather, Mikayla and Beth.

• Chris Nolting, from Mom, Jackson, Sammi and Sadie.

• Martha Smock, from Jean Patrick.

• Tanna Combs and Sam Allison from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Tab Herron

• David Carman

• Brenda Hill, from Pam, Cheryl, Deb, Tim, Terry, Keith, Kevin and Austin.

Belated Wishes to …

• Dennis England, from Columbus Salvation Army.

• Wilda Beshear, on No. 95, from your friends at garden club.

• Jean Marr Wilkins from Democrat friends.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Gary and Susie Dodd and Aaron and Cori Thayer, from friends at the Moravian Church.