Around Town – November 21

Orchids to …

• Sixth Street General Baptist Church for an awesome Thanksgiving dinner.

• Bethel Holiness Church for an awesome Thanksgiving Dinner.

• Second Baptist for the community feeding.

• the America and Roby Anderson Community Center for an awesome Thanksgiving dinner and delivery service to residents of Columbus and Bartholomew County.

• Nita Evans for her column in Saturday’s Republic about what people are going through after Hurricane Harvey in Texas, where she went to help.

• Dr. Will Watts for taking care of my tooth emergency, from a happy patient.

• Billie Jo, the bus driver, for going beyond the call of duty by retrieving Gavin’s coat and bringing it to his home on her personal time, and for Sharon, the bus monitor, for treating the children like a loving grandmother.

• Max Perdue, for being a loving husband, father and grandfather, and also for being a caring man who would help anyone he could.

• Glenda and others for helping my mom after a fall at the funeral home.

• an anonymous neighbor for cleaning up my leaves, from Margie Peach.

Onions to …

• naive people who do not recognize that convicting an individual without any legal proof drastically increases the slippery slope our country is now on.

• county commissioners who wanted a tax increase and also a 3 percent raise.

Happy Birthday to …

• Sam McInteer, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Hayley Marie Hand, from Grandma and Grandpa.

• Judy Andrews from your family and Donna.

• Paul Nading, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sandy Hoover.

• Cassie Myers.

• Emily Young.

• Emma Robertson.

• Graycen Ripley.

• John Paetzel.

• Billy Litticken from Mom, Dad, Katie, Olivia, Mark, Tammy, Grandpa, Max, Mike and the rest of the family.

• Belated happy birthday to …

• Paula Brummett from your family and co-workers, Nov. 7.

• Sara Carter from Donna, Nov. 7.

• Nancy Menefee from your traveling buddies, George, Ruth and Donna, Nov. 8.

• Doug Hanner from your family and Donna, Nov. 9.

• Velma Pruitt from your family and Donna, Nov. 11.

• Judy Allman from your family and Donna, Nov. 11.

• Noah Clark from your family and Donna, Nov. 11.

• Jeff Niebrugge from your family and co-workers, Nov 13.

• Ernie Davis from your family and Donna, Nov. 13.

• Brenda Goss from Ronnie, Rita, Bonnie and Donna, Nov. 13.