Around Town – August 17

Orchids to …

• the kind and honest person who found my car keys in the Aldi’s parking lot and turned them in to the cashier, from Rhonda

• St. Peter’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League for the Saturday morning breakfast and the excellent presentation of the self-portrait of Martin Luther by the retired pastor and former local student, the Rev. Paul Schwartzkopf.

• everyone who continues to work to advance equality, diversity, love and justice in our community.

• Steve at Columbus Industrial Electric for helping us with our air compressor motor.

• the young woman and her husband driving a green Jeep for jump-starting my car on Tuesday when it quit along a country road in Burney.

• the Rev. Howard Boles at First United Methodist Church for his sermon Sunday, which pointed out how we can make our community better by all of us doing our best.

• Mitch at OfficeMax for great service, from the Smiths.

• Cindy at Dr. Golding’s office for making my dental appointment so pleasant, from Sheila Deiwert.

Onions to …

• the garage sale operator last week for selling baby items that included a bed bug.

• the head of a fundraising committee and her friends and family who abandoned their cause when she needed them most.

• anyone who advocates for revenge, as it just perpetuates the violence.

• people marching by torchlight in Virginia, giving Nazi salutes to their president and spewing hatred towards blacks, Jews, Muslims, women, teachers and scientists in an attempt to divide us.

• people using the term “federally funded” instead of calling it taxpayer money.

• whoever who is responsible for mowing the ditch around the former Walesboro airport on Deaver Road.

• city officials who are concerned with beautification, laying stones around Columbus called art, and are not concerned with flooding from Sloan’s Branch in Eastridge Manor.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sasha Burton and Macey Foster, from Whosoever Will Church.

• Carol McCullough, from your family, traveling pals and Donna.

• Grace Hufty, from your family and Donna.

• Susan Elkins, with love from your family and friends.

• Rhonda Bennett, from Jamie.

• Susan Elkins, from your family and friends.

• Jim Isaacson, from Bobbie.

• Adriana Richison, from Great-mamaw Jan.

• Sawyer Shoaf and Steve Wallace, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Tessa Sims

• Betty Sims

• Lillian Finke

• Michael Turner

• Linda Henderson

• Dave Gregory

• David Davidson, from Diana and the boys

Belated Wishes to …

• Joe Knapp, from Mom and Dad.

• June Berkenstock, Bradley Paetzel, Jason Flora, Shawna Gibson and Hayden Cooper, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sunny Wilson

• Ron Waltz

• Amelia Harker

• Bradon Jessie

• Anna Emmert

• Jason Flora

Happy Anniversary to …

• Shawn and Melissa McNealy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Belated Wishes to …

• Jim and Karen Misner, on No. 37, from all the family.

• Dave and Sandy Spangler, from friends at the Moravian Church.