Around Town – January 9

Orchids to …

• the Guardian K-9 crew for helping train us, take care of us, play with us and love us, from Murphy and Kirby.

• Evelyn Pence, Edinburgh Flower Shop, for dedicating 60 years to our community with a fabulous store, from Dr. Mark and Kim Smith.

• Brandon Andress for his column on guns not belonging in churches, from Kim.

• Debra Greene for taking me to Greenwood to the doctor last week, from Mom.

• the woman working at the Columbus Visitors Center on Friday for helping the person with the Flat Stanley project.

• Jeff Logston on your recent promotion, from Sandy Retz.

• Laura DeDomenic for being a watchdog of taxpayer money and asking appropriate questions.

Onions to …

• the train operator overusing the horn Friday morning in the Taylorsville area.

• people who operate rental properties who think everybody in this city is rich.

• people who don’t realize that Mister Ed was also a stable genius.

• the anti-gun preacher who wants a defenseless congregation.

• the people who park in the fire lane outside the local supermarket.

• people who want to operate a 100-kennel, dog-breeding operation in Bartholomew County.

• Columbus for not having or enforcing city rules regarding trash control.

• people who brag about how much faith they have, yet treat people horribly.

• those who are sniffling, coughing and blowing their noses at church, and then reaching out to shake hands with everyone around them.

Happy Birthday to …

• Karen Ferguson, from your family and Donna.

• Faye Law, from your traveling gals and Donna.

• Angie Owens, from your family, Leta and Donna.

• Patsy Cardinal, from your family, Tammy and Donna.

• Judy Spencer and Bob Hawkins, from Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Bob Gilliland from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Emily Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Pete Trotter from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Ainslee Batt.

• Ryder Allman.

• Julia Glick Vegin.

• Bob Lamaster.

• Shelby Skinner on No. 16, from Mom, Dad, Shana, Shane, Judy, Bella, Benji and Buttercup.

• Alexandra Hill, from Vera Hill.

Belated Happy Birthday to …

• Ethan Carr.