Around Town – June 10

Orchids to …

• The Rev. Marty Peters on the 50th anniversary of the priesthood, from parishioners at St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.

• Cynthia Olson and grandsons, affiliated with Access-Ability, because you are a godsend, from the Rose family, Lilly, Steve, Venissa, Eric and Dawn.

• Dan Thomasson for his excellent, spot-on column Sunday about present day “intolerance of thought” on college campuses.

• Deborah at the Walmart pharmacy for showing me how to save $80 on my prescription using an online coupon, from a grateful customer.

• Sharon at Call-a-Bus for her help Friday morning, from a disabled person.

• Dr. Sheehan for being so kind when dealing with sensitive skin issues.

Onions to …

• people responsible for the “bike lanes to nowhere” that just end abruptly.

• the train operator who blew the horn nine times going through one crossing on Thursday morning.

• people who give local awards to those who don’t live in the area.

• the city paying to do a salary study because we clearly are not smart enough to make decisions on our own.

• anyone who believes America is being made great again.

• whoever decides what of our past is historical and what isn’t.

• people responsible for fixing a part of our emergency communications for over two months as we remember the 9-year anniversary of the flood here in Columbus.

• city leaders who spent millions on a couple of sidewalks, bricks and benches and then voted for a tax increase.

Happy Birthday to …

• Cecil Jackson, from Charles, Mary and Elsie.

• Luke Harker and Alysha Pitman, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Kassie Holt, from Bob, Jeri, Mom and Dad.

• Bobbi Gates, from David, Kaydence, Steven, Easton, Jenny, Stephanie, Jessica, Skyler, Mason and Ryder.

• Cleo Sparks.

• Luree Garrison, from your daughters, Lajuana, Linda and Luretta.

• Tommy Morrison, with love from Samantha, Richelle, Tommy and Keith Allen.

• Cecil “Deke” Jackson on No. 94, from all of his Rockcreek Township friends.

• Annie Kinderman, from Joey.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Dana Mahoney, from Granny.

• Chad, with love from his family.

• Wanda Jaggers, from your family and Donna.

• Brian Banister, from your family and Donna.

• Diana Wang, from Cummins Tax Department, your family, Lin and Donna.

• James Kim, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Arvella Gilpin, from your family, Melody and Donna.

• Jane Sullivan, from your family and Donna.

• Jim Kelly, from your family and Donna.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Evan and Stacy Huffman, from friends at the Moravian Church.