Around Town – November 16

Orchids to …

• Larry and Marilyn Brackney for the great job on the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show at the Commons, from Randy and Lois Kimery.

• Keepsake Village for their wonderful Veterans Day breakfast and afternoon program for the veteran residents.

• Hauser FFA members and adviser Aleesa Dickerson for serving Monday night at the Moravian Church.

• June Mires Manley for your love and wisdom and memories you have given me over the years, from Laura.

• Zohi at Marsh for her pleasant personality and her help to me Saturday night, from a grateful customer.

• Renner Motors and all the staff for the beautiful memorial in The Republic for Wayne O’Haver.

Onions to …

• the city for not having Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the guest of honor at the Festival of Lights Parade this year.

• emergency service providers that wouldn’t respond to a medical emergency, but responded to a gas leak a couple minutes later while other departments were covering their medical call.

Happy Birthday to …

• Denny Cottongim, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jan Burns, from your family and Donna.

• Thelma Wilson, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Stacy Hege Tapke, from Grandma Hege.

• Jason Hoover.

• Gary Henderson.

• Reid Thayer.

• June Mires Manley on No. 99, with love from your grandchildren.

• Jeremy Whittington, with love from Mom, Josh, Austyn, Jessica and Kevin.

• Diane Engelking, from Betty.