Around Town – February 2

Orchids to …

• Tom Linebarger of Cummins for publicly standing against discrimination.

• Mike Jordan and his son for picking me up off the floor Tuesday, from Cliff.

• Dr. Harker and staff for working me in Tuesday, from Cliff.

• The Republic, all who work there and those who distribute the newspaper, as I am so thankful it is on my front porch each and every morning.

• all those who marched in women’s marches, standing in solidarity with those whose rights are being threatened across the U.S.

• The Republic as I enjoyed reading the paper today.

• the nice young man in the gray monster truck who held the door open for the older lady at The Republic office Tuesday morning.

• Clifford Volunteer Fire Department for the very informative Facebook post.

• Dustie at Liberty Tax Service for her professionalism and kindness over the years.

Onions to …

• people trying to dress all fancy and stylish when really they should just be dressing for the appropriate season.

• to those who tear down local leaders and national leaders.

• the elementary school that awarded its athletes with only a certificate after an entire season of hard work, dedication and commitment when every other school gives a trophy or medal.

• a weaker generation of males.

• The Republic for giving our president such negative feedback in all of your papers.

• people still complaining about the roundabout on 31 South in Columbus.

Happy Birthday to …

• Lin Xu, from your family, co-workers, Diana and Donna.

• Harry Miller, from your family and Donna.

• Grandma and Mom, Jan Moss, with love from your family.

• Christian Elliott, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Brandon Goecker, from Papaw and Mamaw Goecker, Kristen, Mom, Chris, Dad, Jane and the rest of your family.

• Beverly Gilbert, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Tracie Jarrett, from Jeri, Mom and the rest of your family.

• Jameson Ford on No. 8, with love from Nana Janice.

• Dorothy Renner, from Mae’s family.

• Rachel Hopkins on 17, from Mom, Dad, Brooke and Caleb.

• Ellen Harker, David Simmons and Steve Sweet, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Melinda Barriger.

• Brent Wells.

• Logan Downey.

• Cora Kempel.

• Jackson Shipley.

• Austin Wilson.

• Elizabeth Clark.

• David Lopez.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Noel Knifley, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Billy Joe and Janet Burton, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.