Around Town – March 15

Orchids to …

• volunteers who helped make DSI’s D-Vine Wine and Beer fest a success, from DSI.

• Chad for giving my car a jump start at Kroger this past Sunday.

• John Tinkey, from those who recognize how generous, caring and thoughtful you are.

• the folks at Bartholomew County Library’s computer area for excellent service in helping me.

• all my friends at Love Chapel, my family and Marquita for all the things you did for me and for believing in me this past year, from Rick.

• all volunteers who were a big help at the Thrive Alliance event, “Relative Caregiver Support Group.”

• Justin at HD Appliance for sticking with us and getting the ice maker in our refrigerator fixed, from Keith and Terry.

Onions to …

• the church that canceled kids activities during spring break.

• those who don’t realize inclusion and diversity are contrary to each other unless perpetual conflict is your goal.

• the U.S. debt ceiling limit that expires this week.

• all the conversations, awareness raising and initiatives that won’t solve the drug problem.

• those who will not ask the hard questions of those complaining about inclusiveness in our city. What happens to Christians in other countries?

• those who do not realize that Columbus and the U.S. are the most welcoming of all places to live of all cultures.

• political “leaders” who think it’s acceptable to take health insurance away from 24 million Americans.

Happy Birthday to …

• Mary Bridgewater, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Kurt Nunemaker, from Kim, Randy and Sarah.

• Rory Glick, from your family and Donna.

• Cindy Fillenworth, from your family and Donna.

• Glyn Price, from your family, Billie and Donna.

• Amy Lian, from your husband and Donna.

• Hannah Hodson and Laycen Thomas Dale Schaffer, from Pastor Lewis Burton and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Patrick Daniel McKinney, from your family.

• Henrietta Weddle, from Brown’s Corner Chapel Church.

• Donald Gilliland.

• Brent Coy.

• Jean Patrick, from friends at Mariam Circle.

• Carter Davidson, from Dove Ministries.

• Martha Lawless and Mary Artis, from Delores Bode.

• Pappy Fleetwood, from Tim and Kelly.

• Dorothy Jean Patrick, from Vivian Adams, John and Judy Lind, and Vicki, Mark, Ashley, Shantel, Hanna, Wilma and George.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Khaley Maggard, on No. 18, from Dad, Mom, Tiffany, Nana, Papaw and the Fosnights.