Around Town – July 25

Orchids to …

• Janet and Roger Brinkman for your wonderful hospitality, from the Larsons.

• the concrete guys who repaired my front porch, from a satisfied customer.

• Mike Jordan for the sweet corn, from the Olmsteads.

• Mark Gorbett for recognizing that taxes are an investment in maintaining the community.

• Sharlena and Tina at Mutt-Tubs for spotting the rash on my dog, Hoosier, from Rita.

• Norm and Tammy Smith for an evening of music, food and fun, from J. D. and Betty.

• Rev. and Mrs. Jim Hudson for their kindness toward a disabled person.

• the Columbus Salvation Army for an excellent installation service and dinner.

• Sixth Street General Baptist Church for an awesome service Sunday afternoon.

• Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson for their hard work at the Salvation Army Columbus Corps.

• Envoy Amy Tompkins for her awesome sermon Sunday morning at the Salvation Army.

Onions to …

• the elected official who ignores problem employees.

• people who haven’t figured out yet that if businesses close faster than ones come to Columbus, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble.

• the businesses that never return your call when you leave a message, even though they promise to do so.

• elected officials for spending tens of thousands of dollars on consultants to determine that we need another revenue source.

• people who want to eliminate the Affordable Care Act because it subsidizes health care for the poor when Medicare and Medicaid do exactly the same thing.

• the two young people who were behaving inappropriately at the 50th anniversary party Saturday.

• people who neglect their children and animals in this terrible heat.

• the people on Harrison Lake South for shooting of fireworks on Sunday for 45 minutes until 10:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday to …

• Craig Moore, from your family and Donna.

• Mary Ann Taylor, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Rin Weddle, from Grandma Weddle.

• Bryce Bell, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Brandon Mize.

• Lauren Wilson.

• Leah Hamilton Couch.

• Mike Nading.

• Linda Bragg.

• Joan Wilcox, from Jean Patrick.

• Teigan Cox on No. 4, with love from Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, Jadynn and Kamryn.

• Diane Rooks, from Ray and the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bob and Dena Schafstall, from Bob and Jeri.

• Eddie and Terry Loweth, from your family.