Around Town – December 2

Orchids to …

• Dawn Mayes for finding and returning my banking card left in a Walesboro ATM last Saturday.

• the house in the 1600 block of Cottage Avenue that still has its Halloween decorations on the porch, from a fan of Halloween.

• the Indiana secretary of state, who knows a moron when he sees one.

• John Green, assistant principal at Columbus North High School, for his prompt and thorough response to a community member.

• Walmart customer-service department, which was nice and helpful when I inquired about my missing cane.

• the special women at Tower 4 of Columbus Regional Hospital for their wonderful care, from Roxanne.

• to the mailman on North Flintwood Drive for assisting after a fall.

• Bonnie Rogers for bowling a 245 game and 581 series, from your sponsor.

• Kendall Scott for the many ways you impacted my life and the other clients in your group.

• the guys from Johnny on the Spot Carpet Cleaning for doing a fantastic job on my carpets and steps Wednesday morning.

• the letter published Friday from Jewel Fleetwood.

• Rotary Club of Columbus, marking its 93rd anniversary, for all the good work you do in our community and in our world.

• Shane at Lowe’s for going above and beyond in helping me with a patio-door handle.

Onions to …

• all those who do not realize that sanctuary cities protect felons.

• people who don’t realize that values today can’t be compared with the values from another era.

• thrift stores that will no longer be taking personal checks after Jan. 1, which will hurt senior citizens.

• the nonprofit organization administrator and management for not realizing true dedicated workers when they have.

Happy Birthday to …

• Roger Williams, from Marilyn and Donna.

• Darlene Burton, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Albert Taylor, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jon Hoover.

• Noah Miller.

• Bryce Joseph Harker.

• Becca Hunnicut.

• Belated happy birthday to …

• Josh Burnett.