Around Town – January 16

Orchids to …

• Jodi at the Bartholomew County Public Library for her wonderful story time each week, from a very happy mom and toddler.

• the person who turned in the cane at Walmart.

• Larry Calhoun for going out of his way to help his sister Alice.

• Charley Boesken for making the Rockcreek Gold Honor Roll.

• gas stations in Columbus with the cheapest prices in the area, even Taylorsville.

• Dr. Kiser for being a wonderful doctor and being so kind to my family, from the Garcia family.

• the kind bus driver who pulled over to let me by on County Road 550 Thursday morning.

• Mayor Kristen Brown for running for office and making Columbus a better place to live while shaking up the good ol’ boys.

• the 5′ 1″ Columbus woman who hit her first hole-in-one last weekend, from Warren Ward.

• Kelsey Lovelace, third-grader at Rockcreek elementary, for her second gold honor roll, from Janis Lovelace.

• Mayoral candidate Jim Lienhoop, who will work to restore respect and collaboration in our city.

Onions to …

• people complaining about gas prices.

• all of the grocery stores who expect people to check themselves out.

• people who run a server for multiple drink and food refills and then leave a meager tip or none at all.

• spending so much money on the Crump when it would be better spent on the railroad overpass.

• people who ride the city buses who have not taken a shower and smell up the bus.

• doctor’s offices who insist on calls being answered by their answering service and then not returning the calls from their sick patients.

• the woman who parked her car in the post office parking lot and walked across the street to the bars.

• the coach who cannot control his out-of-control point guard.

• architecture of the past that is leaving us with unsustainable obligations.

• people who need to stop being bitter and blaming others and need to seek therapy to get over the loss of their loved one.

• the elementary coaches who get out-coached every week.

• those who believe the government’s propaganda concerning recycling and green energy that only benefits big business and politicians.

• the factory creating parking problems with expansion, reserving parking spots for management, human resources and contractors, then going after employees who are parked illegally because there are no spots due to the mess created by management.

• people who perceive they didn’t get good service at a restaurant who respond by refusing to accept a server’s apology, and pouting, sulking and getting passive-aggressive.

• people who post things anonymously on social network sites risking other folks’ careers, from a concerned citizen.

Happy Birthday to …

• Tammy Huff, from Dad, Vav, your five brothers and sisters and all your nieces and nephews.

• Jenny Wallace, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Terri McFarland, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Joshua Bean.

• Chad Stone.

• our granddaughter Lilly Jones, from Rhonda Hewitt.

• Bertha, from Vera and Kenneth Meredith.

• Daddy Mike, from Seth and Micah.

• Pastor Lewis Burton, from the congregation at The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Emogene Proffitt on No. 89, from Olene and Mary.

• Bob Gilliand, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Cindy Grider, from Abby, Nicholas, Madison, Natalie and Justin.

• Emily Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Sharon Snyder, from the Comptons, Fleetwoods, Snyders and St. Clairs.

• Pete Trotter, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Alexia Batt.

• Julie Glick Bingham.

• Bob Lamaster.

• Ryder Allman.

Belated Wishes to …

• Ronald Speer, from John Tinkey.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Dave and Janice on No. 54.

• Katrina Fleetwood on No. 49, from Wayne.