Around Town – November 17

Orchids to …

• the driver of the silver Ford Fusion who paid for my coffee 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Starbucks drive-thru on Jonathan Moore Pike, from the woman in the red Corolla.

• those who inform themselves on the numerous benefits of marijuana.

• Debbie at Columbus Internal Medicine for her extra effort regarding a prescription, from Bob Valek.

• Jim and Chuck Mee for raking my leaves.

• Jeffrey Solomon and his co-workers at the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant for the Thanksgiving baskets donated to the 40 participants of Family Self-Sufficiency.

• Rocky at the Sixth Street branch of Centra Credit Union for outstanding customer service.

• Lucina at Columbus Regional Hospital for taking the time to get me the health information I needed, from Jan.

• Kiwanis for the holiday gift to Columbus Police Department.

• the 673 children who came for treats on Halloween, which was delightful.

• employees at Etc tax services, for their kindness and help and also for the beautiful calendars every year.

Onions to …

• the doctors office that has doubled the price of office visits.

• those who allow elephant trophies into our country and to a president who is otherwise doing an excellent job.

• those who are able and available to work but would rather live off government subsidies.

• the Democrats and anti-Trumpers for trying to damage the president.

• neglectful owner of the German shepherd who should be fined or prosecuted.

• the driver of the gray Chrysler 300 going south on U.S. 31 for creating a driving hazard.

• anybody who mistreats an animal or causes it to die, who should be required to register just like other offenders.

• the people who think Donald Trump has done great things for this country.

• the Republicans choosing corporate tax cuts over our health care.

• those who won’t drop the subject on legalizing marijuana because there are no credible benefits.

• those who don’t realize Trump’s political party is not cooperating with him.

• the administration which is happy to have respect from authoritarian countries when we should instead try to win back respect from our allies.

• our president, who lacks the moral standing to condemn Roy Moore.

Happy Birthday to …

• Elizabeth Carrigan, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Connor Hensley, from Mamaw and Papaw.

• Vina Lee, from Wayne, Patty, Sarah, Ronnie, Matt, Lisa, Katie and Ethan.

• Patty Glasson, from Aunt Elsie.

• Hayden Hill.

• Elise Dickey.

• Joshua Miller.

• Monica Johnson.