Around Town – October 18

Orchids to …

• Lisa in the Cath Lab and all of Columbus Regional Hospital for all you have done for us, from Janice and Arthur Shafer.

• Vicki from Jackson County Bank for assisting me while you were off-duty Saturday, from Julie.

• Tim, Leigh, Brian, Erin, Xander and the Schoenegges for helping to rescue Lilly on Sunday.

• all Republicans who agree with the Republican candidate for president to make “America Great Again.”

• Columbus Free Methodist Church for an awesome rally day on Sunday.

• Dave Blystone for giving a disabled person a ride.

• the lady who gives a disabled person a ride to church.

• a neighbor for pushing my dead mower into my garage.

• the wonderfully nice police officers who helped find where the little boy was supposed to be at National Road and Central Avenue on Monday morning.

• the choir and musical department at St. Paul Lutheran Church for the inspirational program Sunday.

• Lee at ZwanzigZ pizza for great service and knowledge of products.

Onions to …

• people who don’t understand the difference between “locker room talk” and describing actions that were taken.

• the city for not having flags for Breast Cancer Awareness Month down Washington Street.

• anyone who believes he or she has an option to “letting people talk about sexual assault in this election.”

• those who support the liberal Democratic candidate.

• those who think a certain candidate’s “locker room talk” is anywhere near as heinous as the opposing candidate’s support of abortion, supporting immigration and supporting liberal judges.

• those presidential candidates who seem to have have no character.

• the local thrift store for raising prices.

• the former elected official that needs to move on and get a job.

• anyone who thinks assaulting girls and women without consent makes you a “real man,” because it makes you a sex offender.

• people who talk, mumble and disrupt a church service.

• supporters of a current elected official for continuing your childish and hateful rants in the Orchids and Onions.

• people who try to disrupt local government.

• anyone who does not realize the woman candidate’s main enemy is the gun lobby, not terrorists, and she is not fit to be president.

• the elected officials who are getting raises when we should be balancing our budget.

• whomever is responsible for the car-eating potholes in Columbus.

• those who say locker room talk bothers them when they do locker room talk themselves.

• people who keep making politics a one-way street by talking about one nominee but refuse to talk about the other.

• those who think locker room talk is the issue when the actual problem is the sexual assault the candidate admitted doing.

• drivers who drive recklessly and blame bikers for it.

• the thief that stole the pumpkin at the smokehouse.

• anyone who thinks the Republican candidate has the mental restraint to be president of the United States.

• the federal employee who could not answer my question about a local address.

Happy Birthday to …

• Josh Blanton, from your family and Donna.

• Gerry Rea, from Judi, George, Ruth and Donna.

• Adam Cline, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Joan Trimpe, from your family and Donna.

• Max Goecker, from Dad, Jeri, Becky, A.J., Emma, Kayla and the rest of your family.

• Kepner Grider, from your family and neighbors.

• Betty Shaw, from family, friends and the Bingo Bunch.

• Carl Kimbler, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Nathan Simmonds, from Mom and Mike.

• Katie Burnett, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Marie Clouse, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jacob Huffman, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Ruth Stout, from friends in Home Ec.

• Josh Land.

• Megan Hogan.

• Shanna Skinner on No. 17, with love from Mom, Dad, Shelby, Shane, Judy, Buttercup, Bella and Benji.

• Patsy Anne Bain, with love from your family, David and all the children.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• the best grandson, Dalton on No. 12, love Mamaw and Papaw.

• Natalie Vanest.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Alan and Tammy Magner, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Conrad and Irma Robertson.