Around Town – July 1

Orchids to …

• the gentleman in the white truck at the landfill Thursday afternoon for helping me unload a mattress.

• the United Way and Faurecia volunteers for removing debris and brush from around the exterior of my mother’s home.

• the cards of encouragement from my friends, especially my Columbus Regional Hospital “CRH” friends, after my recent surgery, from Ardus.

• Marsha Dickherber for always getting me such delicious desserts, from Jan the plumber.

• the person who found my keys, and to the Inn at Irwin Gardens innkeeper who held them for me.

• the Lincoln Neighborhood Center and Columbus Parks and Recreation for placing two wooden benches in the Ninth Street park for Terri and Sandy Henderson.

• Paula and Don Sturgeon for the delicious green beans, from Evelyn and Charisse.

• the two ladies with strollers at Donner Park for returning my lost billfold and all its contents.

Onions to …

• those who don’t acknowledge Obamacare is not free but rather paid for by the working class who is already stretched to a near breaking point from taxes and insurance costs.

• the tribunal which allows decisions regarding people’s lives to pile on desks for months.

• the free press who distort truth and objectivity to fit their agenda.

• the person who just can’t man up and do the right thing.

• the local church-sponsored event that was terrible.

• local officials for spending taxpayer money to hire consultants.

• doctors who make patients wait past their appointment time but who also refuse to see that patient when they are a few minutes late.

Happy Birthday to …

• Carrie Banister, from your family and Donna.

• Marilnn Rondot, from your family and Donna.

• Mike Stefaniak, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Brady Mitchell on No. 12, with love from Mommy, Daddy, Wyatt, Mammaw and Pappaw Murphy.

• Amy Hege, from Grandma Hege.

• Nicholas Long.

• Peg Downey.

• Harper Justus.

• Ginny Owens, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Russ Taylor, from Steve and Char.

• Maggie Dawn Brown on No. 5, from Papaw and Nina.

• June Corbin, from Adam, Holly and Sam.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Monte Vails, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Ken and Bonnie Holt, from Bob, Jeri and Kassie.

• Ron and Sharon Waltz.

• James and Kristin Harker Toole.

• Sara on No. 39, from your husband.