Around Town – October 26

Orchids to …

• Baylee Boswell for building “The Orange Crush” demo derby car for his grandfather, Bill Boswell.

• the person who found my purse after it was taken, and returned it to me at work.

• Mark and Wendy Elwood for offering matching donations for substance abuse prevention.

• Dr. Steve Newton, my favorite vet, who is a scholar and a gentleman.

• the Hartsville Church of Christ for an excellent supper and hosting the South Central Indiana Men’s Fellowship on Tuesday night, and to the Rev. Brad Douglas for his encouraging message.

• East Best Buddies for hosting a great Halloween party for Columbus East Life Skills Class.

• Anita for the beautiful, hand-drawn picture of Betty Boop that you made for me, from Janie.

• the lady in the blue van for paying for our dinner in the drive-thru Tuesday evening, we will pay it forward.

• Sens. Flake, Corker and McCain for courageously telling the truth about our president.

Onions to …

• the westside neighbor for making me aware that my lawn has had such an impact on others; grass blade height is the least of our troubles in Columbus.

• city officials for making drivers sit long periods of time at a stoplight with absolutely no cross traffic.

• the city for spending nearly $5 per foot to paint lane stripes on Rocky Ford Road.

• people who take up one restaurant’s parking while going to another nearby restaurant.

• people who use their lawn mowers two or three hours at a time.

Happy Birthday to …

• Darrell Estes.

• Zeb Fisher, from your family and Donna.

• Estolle Gross, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Diane Condon, from Doug, Courtney, Jalen, Alan, Dad, Mom and all your family.

• Burt Powell, from Elaine Powell.

• Evelyn Johnson, from Old Union Church.

• Rhakalee Whittington Eversole.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bobby and Judy Newkirk.

• Anthony and Rachel Depoy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Chris and Amy Dearhart, from friends at the Moravian Church.