Around Town – December 1

Orchids to …

• the man with a beautiful voice singing Christmas carols outside of Kroger while collecting for The Salvation Army, from a Kroger shopper.

• Columbus Transit for putting up a flag of the United States at the main depot, from John Tinkey.

• Ron and Bev Neawedde for all you do for your family, from Jeff, Jennifer, Whitney, Matthew and Sarah.

• Mike for raking our leaves one last time, from the Arthurs.

• Debbie Ayers for keeping her SIHO co-workers happy.

• Steve Lewis at Poynter Hyundai for the new car and all his service, from Marie S.

• the North Star Singers from Northside Middle School for an entertaining presentation at Bob Evans on Tuesday night, and special thanks for the surprise happy birthday, from a fan.

• Shirley and Tom Brown for always remembering veterans with their magnificent veterans thank-you cards.

Onions to …

• the local funeral home that harasses people about changing their funeral plans.

• the person threatening to sue the restaurant because they closed early Thanksgiving Day due to being out of food.

• whoever changed the lights on the city Christmas Tree to white and decided not to have a tree lighting ceremony.

• Columbus for all the money spent on studies and yet never look at unintended consequences.

• funeral homes who use family-paid obituaries for their own advertising by listing the name of the funeral home multiple times within the content, increasing the charge to the family.

• the park supervisor who does not show up to work and expects his employees to cover for him.

• people who go to church sick and contaminate everyone else.

• those who give illegal criminals only probation.

• people who don’t realize that I don’t have to be a doctor to know that something is up when you tell me that you are disabled, have disabled plates on your car and I meet you on the street on your bicycle.

• nosy coworkers.

Happy Birthday to …

• Faye Graves, from your family and Donna.

• Neil Nolting.

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

• Jeri Goecker, from Kim, Tina, Bob, Mom, Janet, Sharon, Linda, Virginia and the rest of your family.

• Jerry Hewitt, from Rodney and Rhonda.

• Jerry Hewitt, from Bev, Kim, Alex and Scott.

• Jay and Roberta Ingram, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Linda Chambers, from your family.

• John Glasson, from Aunt Elsie.

• Chad Schuette, from Aunt Elsie.

• Brock Harris.

• Isabella Boston.

• Brenda B., from Debbie C.

• Jacqueline Margaret Martin, from Mom, Dad, Scotty and the rest of the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Pastor Lewis and Hettie Burton, from the Who So Ever Will Community Church Congregation.

• Steve and Raquel Ketner.

• Monte and Judy Gilliland, from friends at the Moravian Church.