Around Town – August 14

Orchids to …

• Tom Pickett for his efforts on the Donner Variety Shows, each of which is as special as he is.

• Ursula for standing up for yourself and not putting up with the bully behavior.

• employees at Cloe Rogers Memorial Library for being such great hosts to us as we build the “Conversation Plinth,” from Exhibit Columbus.

• those who embrace multilingualism and understand its cognitive advantages and marketability around the world.

• Lynn’s Nails for always doing an excellent job, and for the great customer service.

• Garden of Grace Gift Shop on Cottage Avenue for the beautiful floral and gift shop.

• Steve and Marissa for a fun day at Grandview Lake, and to Anita for mastering paddle boarding.

• the kind woman at Walmart who paid the last $20 of my groceries because I didn’t have the money to do so.

• Noah Luke Roll for doing so very well in school and for being such a well-behaved grandson and great-grandson, from your family.

• Brian Gilroy at Garden City Church for an outstanding sermon Sunday morning.

• Nancy Nyers for the letter to the editor about Dan Wallace, from a First Christian Church member.

Happy Birthday to …

• Melissa Whited, Dillon Link and Connie Brown, from Whosoever Will Church.

• Mark Baker, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jessi Wang, from your co-workers and Donna.

• Mike Aslip.

• Jacob Barriger.

• Nathan Hull.

• Sandie Goodwin.

• Eliana Phares.

• Jennifer Spilsbury.

• Bennie Stott on No. 87, from your family.

• Veda Wade, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• JoAnne Anness, from Diane.

• Peggy Lloyd, from Roger.

• Jennifer Embry and Connie Ray and Megan Swinford, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Greg Maglied and Sharon Routier, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Happy Birthday to …

• Kayla Coombs, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Alexandra Whittington, from Aunt Elsie.

• Andy Norman.

• Shawn Thayer.

• Sarah Towley.

• Maxine Hammond, Sherry Fields and Marcus Stephens, with love from Karen Stephens.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Julie and Chuck Fox, from your family, Pat and Donna.

ANOTHER beautiful morning