Around Town – December 28

Orchids to …

• The Republic for not printing a paper on Christmas Sunday.

• Laura for coming out on a rainy day to get us into the bank for our Christmas party, as you saved the day for us, from Patty.

• to the railroad company for letting us have a quiet Christmas Day, from Michael Meadows.

• the city for changing the banner policy.

• everyone at Lowe’s who made the extra effort to deliver a new refrigerator Thursday when mine quit running on Tuesday, from Sheryl Foist.

• Brandon Andress for his wonderful article on the true meaning of Christmas.

• Cheryl Nulph for her letter to the editor about obnoxiously loud music at some Columbus restaurants, from Bonnie Fuller.

• the lady who paid for the rest of my purchases on Christmas Eve at the JayC Store in Edinburgh.

• Alexis Crabtree for being on the honor roll, from Daddy, Betty and the Crabtree family.

• Pastor Chuck Kennedy and his wife Kim of Columbus Baptist Church for coming to Central Park Place to lead us in singing Christmas carols as we had a wonderful time, from a member.

• Jerri at Walgreens for the beautiful Christmas card, from Lisa Welch.

• Mrs. Johnson, the sweet angel at Menards on Thursday, who came up to my van, for your blessing to my unborn grandson, from Betty Dietrich.

• Gary and Vicki for my beautiful Christmas arrangement, from Arvella.

• St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the wonderful Christmas meal, from those who really appreciated it.

• St. Louis Crossing Baptist Church for the wonderful Christmas gift, from Michael and Sheila Mullenix.

• Bob’s Custom Brushed Car Wash, from Carol Johnston.

• the anonymous person who put such a heartfelt gift on my front porch, from Ruth Ann.

Onions to …

• people who don’t realize that when Christmas is on a Sunday, churches can have one worship service devoted exclusively to the birth of Christ and then get home for Christmas dinner with family.

• people who need to learn to set their text message ringtone to silent on their day off.

• Columbus for taking down the banners because of tourism and the almighty dollar.

• the congregation that talks more than the preacher does during the message.

• The Republic for no Sunday newspaper.

• the medical facility for how it treats old ladies.

• the local newspaper.

Happy Birthday to …

• Robin Gassaway and Trenton Denton, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Taryn Sims.

• Lauren Carter.

• Skip Robertson.

• Carol Biggs.

Belated Wishes to …

• Mabe Pruitt, from Wanda and Gracie.

• Leah Brouse, from Adam, Claire, Noah, Dad, Mom and all the family.

• Amanda Burden and Missy Spears, from Dove Ministries.

• Steve Wilson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Miles Harvey

• Haven Hartwell.

• Kevin Young.

• Darin Sims

• Wanda Bontrager.

• Shantel Bragg.

• Taylor Stone.

• Mike Clark.

• Brooklyn Mattingly.

• Ashley Mullenix, from Mom and Dad.

• Steven Robertson, from St. Louis Crossing Baptist Church.

• Emily Fowler, from her family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Phillip and Sharon Harker and Owen and Karen Childers, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Lucas and Becky Crowder.

Belated Wishes to …

• the Rev. Marcus and Jennifer Speer, on No. 19, from John Tinkey.

• Spencer and Kristine Gross

• Allen and Harriett Gilman.

• Joseph and Deborah Harker.