Around Town – November 8

Orchids to …

• Lori Borgman’s amusing but true Sunday column about light bulbs.

• Debbie Kramer for her letter to the editor saying what so many of us feel but are afraid to say.

• Columbus Regional Hospital emergency room staff and Dr. Shuler for giving my husband excellent and fast care Friday morning.

• Officer Alyson Rech for all your help, compassion and empathy with my car break-in and theft Saturday afternoon in the hotel parking lot.

• Bryce at Centra Credit Union for being such a kind and respectful person.

• Chris Frazier, the store manager at CVS on National Road, for bringing the rest of my items to me that were left in the store.

• Debbie Kramer for recognizing rudeness, disrespect and conceit.

• the Rev. Paul Castle for an awesome service Sunday, from John Tinkey.

• the Rev. William Bailey for an awesome service Sunday night at Parkside Baptist Church, from a supporter.

• the Columbus East football team for winning the sectional and beating a school with a significantly larger enrollment.

• Columbus Regional Hospital radiology department for its kindness and care and for helping me during my illness, from Martha.

• Hope Masonic Lodge 150 for entertaining widows of Masons with dinner and a play at Willow Leaves Saturday night, from a thankful widow.

• Sarah Andrews, Linda Fourman, Carmin Hudson, Mandy Reed, Rose Olsen, Four Seasons Therapy and all who sent cards during my recovery from pneumonia, from Mary.

Onions to …

• those who publicly criticize the newspaper yet freely use it to communicate using letters to the editor.

• the thief who shattered my window and stole my purse, including the gift cards I purchased as treat nights out for my family.

• the family that shoplifted a girl’s jacket from the store Saturday, forcing the kids with you to witness your stealing ways.

• the passenger who threw their drink cup out the window of their truck Sunday morning on County Road 200S.

• all the people who park illegally at the post office and to the authorities who do not enforce the 15-minute rule.

• the female driver of the sedan who ran through the stop sign at 27th and Franklin streets who would have hit me if I had not hit the brakes on my bike.

• the people who were shooting guns on Sunday near Deaver Road.

• the person who stole our yard sign.

• the local newspaper that cannot seem to get their newspapers delivered into a paper box.

Happy Birthday to …

• Lois Olmstead, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Nancy Owens Menefee, from the traveling girls and Donna.

• Steve Hewitt, from Barbara, Allyson, Caleb, Darrin and Holly.

• Harold Bailey, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Lori Pettigrew Bryant, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Debbie Gassaway, from Trent, Zack, Cole, your George family and friends.

• Vera Collins, from Gwen, Greg, Skyler, Leilah, Ron, Larry, Jan, Retha, Becky, Dylan, Ruth and rest of the family.

• John Shaw, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Missy Knudsen.

• Sara Carter.

• Amanda Dweyer.

• Braden Bauer.

• Cori Thayer.

• Sadie Bear Freeman.