Around Town – November 13

Orchids to …

• The Columbus Salvation Army for sponsoring an awesome Gleaners food truck on Friday.

• Amazing Joe’s and the other businesses that honored Veterans in special ways, from Frank.

• the fine people in Gnaw Bone who helped pull my car out of the ditch.

• Amber at Red Lobster for the great service.

• all of our past, present and future veterans for serving and protecting unselfishly, unquestionably, wholeheartedly and totally to provide the freedoms we enjoy without even knowing or thinking about them.

• all our Vietnam and Korea veterans — welcome home!

• local churches that honor their duty of being good stewards of the earth by installing solar panels on their facilities.

• the 16 members of the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard for attending the Veterans Day program Saturday and for providing the rifle volley in honor of veterans and families, who throughout the year also provide support at veteran funerals throughout the county, from a proud veteran.

• Dr. Vermillion and staff at Columbus Animal Hospital for the comfort and compassion given to Sadie, from Rick and Karen.

• Ron Shadley at Faithful Friends in Passing for the special care of Sadie, from Rick and Karen.

• Christine Lemley for welcoming us into her home and always providing wonderfully delicious food for our Sierra Club meetings.

• my two sons, James Evert Richards and Darrell Dale Richards, who brought me dinners all week because I’ve been ill, from your mother, Louise Greenlee.

• Garden City Church of Christ for the awesome Veterans Day Program on Saturday evening.

• everyone who supported the Hawcreek-Flat Rock Area Endowment on Friday night at the Hauser alumni game, from the advisory board.

• Jeff Yarnall and Willow Leaves for the wonderful food Friday night at Hauser’s alumni game.

• Mike Lovelace.

• the Hawcreek-Flat Rock Area Endowment, Hope Chamber of Commerce and Hauser High School for an enjoyable dinner and alumni ball game.

• East Columbus United Methodist Church for an awesome Thanksgiving service and meal.

• the Rev. Charles Aigner for a wonderful Thanksgiving season service.

Happy Birthday to …

• Brenda McDonald, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sherry Kaiser, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jane Bush, from Clifford Order of Eastern Star

• Dustie Money, from an old friend.

• Timothy Clint Baker on No. 17, from your family, the Bakers.

• Jim Richards, from Danny, Kelli, Rylee, Lexie and Kloey.

• Rose Pfister, a great neighbor and teacher, from Marge, Susan and Peyton.

• Katie Quillen on No. 18, from Billy, Mom, Dad, Olivia and the rest of the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Ryan and Michelle Ritchison, from Mom.