Around Town – July 27

Orchids to …

• everyone who finds encouragement, kindness and joy in small things such as finding a kindness rock.

• county officials who voted against a tax increase, and for not punishing 80,000 county residents for the mismanagement of a few in county government.

• Gina and Elks Lodge staff and First Class Catering staff for an excellent job Saturday, from the Columbus High School Class of ‘57 Reunion Committee.

• the professional first responders and nice passers-by who helped deal with a vehicle incident Monday on State Road 46.

• Athens Church and door-greeter Mitzi for an awesome welcome, service and music Sunday, from a newcomer who visited and will be back.

• the personnel at Kroger Pharmacy for their consistently pleasant helpfulness.

• Mark Zeigler for the delicious, freshly picked corn, from the Sells.

• Gerald Branbau for your generous donation to Daughters of Isabella in memory of your wife Louise, a former Daughters of Isabella regent.

• Rick Moss for all the good you do for Love Chapel and your community.

• the young man at Chicago’s Pizza on Jonathan Moore Pike for his assistance in helping an older man with a cane get up from his table and leave the restaurant.

• Father Andy Syberg in your new assignment.

• the Columbus Rocks women who are painting positive messages on rocks and leaving them around town. I saw one today and it made my day.

Onions to …

• the soccer coach for using profanity at the fields near where the 4- and 5-year-olds also practice.

• the upcoming placement of a sculpture on the Library Plaza that envelopes and obscures the sculpture of another artist.

• the misinformed soul who knows nothing about the way Medicare and Medicaid operate.

• the people across the street from a small church who need to clean up their yard and their language on Sundays when services are being held.

Happy Birthday to …

• Robyn Foster, from your family and Donna.

• Ken Chandler, from your family, the Mosers, the Johnsons, the Knoefs and Donna.

• Deb Hendricks, from your family and Donna.

• Ken Chandler, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Dave Sanders.

• David Bense.

• Nathan Ryan Gibson.

• Sheila Behrman, from Eris, Sheryl, Pat, Carole, Cindy, Julie, Debbie, Nancy, Anne, Valeria and Jane.

• Lenora Adams, from Gerald, Melissa, Scott, Cristi, John, Stanley and Vivian.

• John Palmer, from Mom and Mike.

• Nick Armitage, from your friend.

Belated Wishes to …

• Staci Akin.

• Andy Siener, on July 25, from Norma Cosby.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Wendel Sweeney, on No. 66, from Colleen.

• Lucile Jaggers, from Paul.