Around Town – October 8

Orchids to …

• everyone who sent a birthday card to Esther Claudine Bowers.

• Sally Reindl for her well-thought-out and expressed letter to the editor Oct. 5, from someone who agrees with her 100 percent.

• the nurses in the Columbus Regional Hospital Critical Care Unit for taking such good care of my sister, from Wanda.

• the Columbus City Council for the new chicken ordinance, from the Deiwerts.

• Barb Fawbush for all the kind things you’ve done for me since my surgery, from Martha.

• Pastor Wes Jones for everything you do for the family, all your love and all your kindness, from the Hankins and Elkins families.

• Heather at Centerstone for being so helpful in answering my questions over the phone.

• Joyce Welling for the delicious meal you brought to me after my recent surgery, from Anne.

• Tom Lane for his letter pointing out that the internet gives us too much information and not enough truth, from Sandy Boyd.

• The Republic’s pink section honoring those who have survived cancer and those who have not, from someone who has lost her beloved mother and three brothers to cancer.

• my great-grandsons, Keegan, Grayson and Jackson Fox, and my son-in-law, Tommy Brooks, for helping me put up 100 bales of hay and straw, from Mamaw Rennie.

• the wonderful doll-making ladies at Mill Race Center for their generous donation to Angels of Love, from Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center.

Onions to …

• people who change lanes on the roundabout because it’s dangerous.

• my wife’s co-workers and family member who send texts about work at 11:30 p.m. when we’re trying to sleep.

• new management at the facility that allows some employees to sit idle while others do the job of three people.

• the person who took my keys from a local shop, as I ask you to please return them.

• people who think the city should ban grills and fire pits in city limits.

Happy Birthday to …

• Steve Tomlinson.

• Sarah Kiste, from your family, Assemblies team and Donna.

• Cody Hege, from friends at the Moravian Church and Grandma Hege.

• Amy Keller, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Davis Cole.

• Linda Pruitt, from Elsie.

• Rob Valek from your family.

• Gary Beatty from Pat and Mike.

• Ron Hatton

• Rosa Deal, from sisters Betty and Brenda.

• Katrina Smith from Mom and Chris.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Franz and Mavis Burton, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Bob and Sandra Gilliland, from friends at the Moravian Church.