Around Town – October 4

• Thought for the Day

• “You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.”

• — Elizabeth Gilbert

Orchids to …

• love.

• Jay Heater for three years of providing insightful and enjoyable articles about the student athletes in our community. You will be sorely missed.

• the fire department and Red Cross for coming around to hand out and install fire alarms.

• those who are helpful to so many others.

• Mr. Artis, Mrs. Walters, Mrs. Asher and the sixth grade helpers for all of your help at our Native American Day, from Mrs. Swegman, Mrs. Michener, Ms. Richards and the Hope Elementary Third Graders.

• the great people at VFW Post 1987 for hosting the Coats for Kids drive on Sept. 25th.

• Mayor-elect Jim Lienhoop and his supporters for continuing to hold their heads up high and rise above the poor sportsmanship of the defeated.

• the East girls soccer parents for making senior night at the East girls soccer game Thursday night such a wonderful memory, from Phillip and Jane Ellen.

• Leah at Garcia’s for staying late so that I could retrieve my phone that I left.

• Kelle at Fastsigns for your assistance with the great banner, from Wolf Creek Vintage.

• the lady who paid for my lunch at the Walmart Subway on Saturday, from Karen.

• Jay Heater, I really enjoyed your columns and am going to miss you. Good luck in your new opportunity, from a fan.

Happy Birthday to …

• Janet Hankins, from your family and Donna.

• Kim Singleton, from your family and Donna.

• Greg Burton, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Rodgina Wheeler, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mackenzie Streeval, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Jenny Kessler on No. 50, from your Mom and Dad, Barb and Gordon Schnadinger, Steve, Brandy, Coltyn, Shane, Jacob, Chesney, Misty, Bentley and all your many friends and family.

• Nancy Clark, from Roger, Ginger, Natalie and Mollie.

• Mary Ellen Grossman, from Elsie.

• Devon Pruden.

• Shelby Rhoades.

• Hayden Stoddard.

• Kyra Nading.

• Daron B. Thayer.

• Jjolexys Rodriguez on No. 10, from Mommy.

• Debbie Blanford, from all your friends.

• Carol Wade, from your husband Rick.

• Rylan Eisenfelder, from Grandma and Grandpa Weddle.

Belated Wishes to …

• Melissa McNealy, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jon Spurgeon.

• Clora Mize.

• Tony Flack.

• Donald B. Sigman.

• Rene Kammel.

• Kinlee Jo Miller.

• Calista Dajager, from Dove Ministries.

• Laurie Davidson, from Dove Ministries.

• Sharon Garrett, from your friends and family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Steve Pumphrey on No. 40, from Genora Pumphrey.

• our mom and dad, Stephen and Genora Pumphrey on No. 40, from Meg, Andy, Jacob, Jillian and Aubrey.

• Steve Pumphrey, from Julia.

• Bev on No. 56, from Duke.

ANOTHER beautiful morning