Around Town – February 14

Orchids to …

• everybody, and have a happy Valentine’s Day.

• Greg and Marilyn Harter for their well-presented letter to the editor Sunday regarding the temporary immigration ban, reflecting what others have been thinking.

• those who practice moral leadership.

• judges and court personnel for their bravery and Sheriff Matt Myers for trying to protect them.

• Ron Speer for bringing back the men’s fellowship at First Christian Church.

• Flintwood Wesleyan Church for an awesome Senior Adult Ministry meeting and lunch on Thursday.

• Don and Caroline Demas for the church bulletin, from a disabled person.

• the Columbus Salvation Army for an awesome birthday dinner for Capt. Alan Sladek on Sunday.

• Judy Wood for picking up tax papers and for the scrubber, from Sandy.

• all managers and employees at Circle K on Central Avenue, from Carol Johnston.

• Stan Reid at Bob Poynter Chrysler for excellent customer service, from the driver of the red Jeep Liberty.

• Casey at the Kroger bakery for her extraordinary job in decorating our 60th anniversary cake, from Stuart and Jan.

• St. Lutheran’s preschool for the amazing grandparent’s program Friday.

Onions to …

• retailers who alienate half their customer base by kowtowing to radical agitators.

• those who hold judges in contempt.

• the city for tackling heroin addiction as if its users are innocent victims, while treating users of other widespread drugs as a scourge on society which deserve no attention.

• whoever thinks a train horn at 2:30 a.m. is “early morning.”

• the local newspaper for the story sympathetic to detainees charged with terrorism in connection with the events of 9/11.

• people on Hiker Trace who never rake their leaves, letting the wind blow them all over other people’s yards.

• people who are responsible for the timing of the stop light on 25th Street and Marr Road at 4:30 a.m.

• people who do not understand that illegal means illegal.

Happy Birthday to …

• Emily Nolting, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Danette Brewer, from Mom and all the family.

• Kristen Monson, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Jane Keller, Kara Perkins and Pam Emmert, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Marilyn Wells.

• Zoey Maestroup.

• Kevin Hull.

• Staci Hull.

• Joey Bontrager.

• Gary Meisner.

• Lauren Martinez.

• Jaclyn Millernobbe.

• Cap. Alan Sladek, from the members of the Columbus Salvation Army.

• Annette Butler, from Carl, Tasha, Shawn and family, co-workers and Donna.

• Shirley Ray, from Dave, Pam, Denny, Paula, Teresa, Pat, Sandy, Mary Beth, Bonnie, Sally and Donna.

• Jane Kennedy, from your family and Donna.

• Angie Morgan, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Michael Morrow, with love from Dad, Mom and Danny.

• Larry Taylor, from Maxine.

• Tim Franke, from Kayleigh, Chloe, Jennifer and Brandon.

Happy Anniversary to …

• John and Mary Reed, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Richard and JoAnn Keller, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• John and Susan Ziegler, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dana and Carolyn Stickans on No. 36, from Mom.

• Frank and Lana Johns, from your family and Donna.

• Willy Homer and Peggy Cash, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Mike and Angie Morgan, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Bob and Pat Evans, from Mike and Linda.

• Tim Reinbold on No. 34, from your wife Martha.

Happy Belated Anniversary to…

• Dave and Pam Dailey, from Denny, Paula, Shirley, Donna and Max.

• Deak and Maxine on No. 57, from the family.