Around Town – August 21

August 21

Orchids to …

• East Columbus Methodist Church for an awesome men’s breakfast.

• the thoughtful lady in the drive-thru at Captain D’s who paid for my lunch because she thought she cut in front of me in line, even though she didn’t.

• Heritage Fund Community Foundation of Bartholomew County staff for all that you’ve done to make this project reality, from Exhibit Columbus.

• the staff at Mt. Healthy Elementary School and the staff at the Columbus Police Department for helping me find my child when he went missing Friday morning, from Amanda.

• Nurse Justine and the rest of the staff on the second floor cardiac observation area at Columbus Regional Hospital for their care, understanding and compassion.

• Tim, the pharmacist at Kroger, from the distraught lady who needed help with her eye medication.

• the person who removed the labels from all their bottles and cans before recycling.

• the lady who had the idea of painting the rocks because I found one with the neatest saying on it Saturday which made my day, from Raquel.

• Alberto for taking the time to give us a tour of your new Mexican restaurant, from those who wish you nothing but success.

• the Reverend Shane and Lisa Rocker for their hard work at Calvary Community Fellowship of the Nazarene Church.

• Derek Johnson for winning the Transit Roadeo on Saturday, from John Tinkey.

• David Howard and Mitzie Shipley and Rodger and Robin Hargett for my block party Saturday night, and to all my friends and neighbors for coming to it, from Maxine.

• the First Baptist Church of Hartsville for my going away party last Sunday evening, from Maxine.

• Wendy and Steve Eubanks of Steve’s Wrecker Service for the job well done, from Gross Self Storage.

• the great staff at the Columbus Regional Hospital emergency room on the overnight shift for their great compassion and care.

• Cassie Sprague for a wonderful benefit concert on Saturday night to benefit Just Friends Adult Day Services.

• Marsh grocery store for sending the man up the pole and getting the flag back.

• Dennis Baute for his letter in Sunday’s paper calling out the vice president.

• Major Petrie, who spoke at the Salvation Army Sunday morning, for an awesome service.

• The Salvation Army Columbus Corp for an awesome service and lunch.

Happy Birthday to …

• Thirapan Thiragirayuta, from Warittha and Donna.

• Keith Dick, from your family and Donna.

• Dana Drake-Cox, from your family and Donna.

• M’Liss Fier, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Don Huckaby, from Kristy, Tyler, Sadler and the rest of the family.

• Sam Harker and Karen Kilts, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• John Wilson.

• Alise Pate.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Cody and Rikki Hege and Michael and Katie Prather, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jerry and Beverly Hewitt, from Rone and Rhonda Hewitt.