Around Town – October 3

Orchids to …

• Jay Heater, sports editor, who we are really going to miss, you did a good job.

• Leo Portaluppi and Fred Armstrong from Chevrolet of Columbus for the awesome 2015 Camaro Pace Car used in the Heritage Days Parade, from Randy Sims.

• Mr. Harold Burton for the delicious apples, from Dr. Nieters and staff.

• the wonderful volunteers who made September at Orphan Grain Train a most memorable, productive and enjoyable month, and may the Lord bless you.

• gas station owners for changing gas prices which help consumers and businesses cooperate with each other to keep supply and demand in balance, from Bill Starr.

• the mother in Jennings County for realizing she could not care for the infant and dropping it off at a safe place, from someone who loves children.

• all who have donated clothing, furniture and houseware items to Orphan Grain Train so that those in need might experience a helping hand, and may the Lord Jesus bless all that is done in His name, from Gene Ernst.

• Carol Rumple for treating us at McDonald’s and we will pay it forward, from Diane Doup.

• the pink newspaper.

• The Republic for its inspirational addition of Colors For a Cure with the newspaper.

• Dr. Hladik for being such a caring doctor, from Bill Cooper.

• those for the very nice birthday dinner and all who attended, from Rachel Wade.

Onions to …

• the newspaper for naming council members for being anti-tax, but not treating the commissioners the same way when they also have the ability to raise taxes.

• county officials for being sneaky with the health care bidding process.

• the newspaper for continually advocating for higher taxes even though the public continues to vote increases down.

• the football coach who played 12 players against the other team’s 10, because this is no way to teach children how to play fair.

• those who only feel secure when armed.

• the pink paper that is hard on the eyes, making it hard to read.

• the chip and seal on County Road 550N, Silgas Road, with no lines painted back on with the darkness of fall back time coming.

• The Republic for never printing my awesome Onions and for failing to realize how hilarious I am.

• the family who cannot stay at home to fix supper instead of going to others’ homes to eat and congregate every night of the week.

• the awful pink paper.

• county officials for bidding out the health insurance.

• the sibling who doesn’t call or help her mother out since the passing of her mother’s husband.

Happy Birthday to …

• Mayme Ann Stapleton on No. 90, from your family and friends. (correct)

• Doug Burker, from your family and Donna.

• Helen Miller, from your family and Donna.

• Carl Brown, from your family, co-workers, George and Donna.

• David Sturgeon, from your family and Donna.

• Ada England, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

• Shaiann Chadd, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Rovene Cottongim, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Carolyn Ison, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Peggy Durnal, from your family.

• Chloe Mead on No. 18, from Mama, Cade, Lou, Hayden and Mitzi.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Sarah and Travis Ballman on No. 6, from Aunt Marion, Imogene and Paw-paw.

• Mom and Dad, from Briley and Maggie.

• Kevin and Angie Ford, from your family.