Around Town – April 22

Orchids to …

• Darryl from Diamond In The Ruff Mobile Carwash & Detailing for the excellent client service, from Melissa.

• Smith Implements for the courteous and awesome services they provide, from John Tinkey.

• Trish and Scott Titara for letting me know that my tires were a little low and then pumping up all four up for me at the gas station when I didn’t know how to do it.

• the kind city worker for letting me know I had left my gas cover open with the gas cap resting on my car’s rear window while filling up and for putting it back on, from the frazzled lady who was having a crazy day.

• Brian and Patty Martin for an awesome Easter dinner where everything was wonderful, from Rennie.

• the employee at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers who surprised us with a free chocolate and vanilla custard to go along with our steakburgers, from Lois and Dorothy.

• Brian Fleetwood who is always there to lend a helping hand to others, no matter how big or small the task.

• Everyone who prepared the wonderful Easter brunch buffet for residents of Four Seasons Community Retirement and their guests.

• Doug Logan, Gerald Long and Bob Pitman for well-informed and well-written letters.

• Dr. Davidson of Hope Vet Clinic for taking care of Romeo’s ear after the dog brawl, from Susie.

Onions to …

• people who use public-information requests as a tool to pester and vilify.

• people who don’t realize that driver education is expensive and may not be put in the budget because of everything required.

• public servants proposing a “best-that-money-can-buy” cold beer law.

• the mobile home court that collects lot money but can’t afford to provide any kind of storm shelter.

• our elected state officials who care more about alcohol sold in gas stations than the massive gas-tax legislation that will hinder the economy and hurt Hoosier families.

• people who put so much effort, attention and media coverage toward fighting heroin addiction, when other types of drug addicts are viewed as lower-class residents who are ignored and forgotten.

• elected city officials for giving themselves credit for a businesses’ recent expansion and a $17.5 million investment that they had nothing to do with.

• those who don’t remember the business that moved from California to Columbus in 2012 without expensive taxpayer junkets overseas.

• the current administration for exemplifying what the rest of Columbus has become, symbolism with no substance.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dorothy Walker, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Dr. Brester at Bean Blossom, from your furry patients and their owners.

• Jerry Bennett, from Pastor Lewis Burton And The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mary Love McMullen, from your family and friends.

• Jeanette Stratton, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

ANOTHER beautiful morning