Around Town – June 22

Orchids to …

• Tom Lane for his letter to the editor, which hit the nail on the head and should be required reading.

• the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department for the most wanted program and to residents in Bartholomew County who share this information on social media, from the Ninth Street Park Neighborhood Watch.

• Columbus Moose Lodge 398 for the great Saturday evening community concert, as Henry Lee Summer and House Burners both did great.

• the woman in a bright yellow shirt riding her bike through my neighborhood Sunday evening who reminded me my garage door was open.

• the Prompt Med doctor who had great compassion for my son during his visit, from a grateful mom.

• Kroger deli for incredible customer service, genuine kindness and generosity.

• Geneva at Central Park Place for pulling weeds, from your appreciative neighbors.

• those for the Parkside Prayer breakfast on Monday morning at Kramer’s Restaurant.

• the city for mowing weeds on Ninth Street, from a Ninth Street resident.

• Jack Warden for cleaning up a yard in the Wilson Street area, from a Ninth Street resident.

• Komal Pitney, manager at Verizon on Jonathan Moore Pike, for being such an excellent help in transferring data from my old phone to my new phone.

• Shiloh Baptist Church for the wonderful Bible school, games and movies for the children.

• Tony at Jackson Tax Service for his kindness and generosity, from the Longs.

• the person who cut down the trees on the north side of Sawin Road.

• the person who turned in the little black coin purse left at Kroger self-checkout.

• Arby’s on 25th Street for giving Paul the Batman T-shirt.

• Mary Glasson, Bob Birk and the others who helped put together a very excellent party, from Ruth Hamilton.

Onions to …

• local musicians and performing arts enthusiasts next to us at the free outdoor concert Friday who spent the entire concert talking and laughing very loudly.

• people who have cellphones and never answer them or have their message machine hooked up.

• the organization for not publishing agricultural activities in the newspaper or on local media.

• The Republic for not publishing the agenda of the city council meeting.

Happy Birthday to …

• Eric Bokelman.

• Christy Baker, from your family, co-workers and Donna.

• Joe Blanchard, from your wife and Donna.

• Jean Martin, from Joseph Hart Chapter, DAR.

• Bill Sullivan, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Crystal Rooks, from Pastor Lewis and the Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Emily Pearl Titus on No. 11, from Papaw.

• Ryan Ritchison, from Mom.

• Emery Tyree, from Grandma Hege.

• Marion Crumb.

• Elisha Hoover.

• Austin Ashbrook.

• Emily Titus.

• Jim Hancock.

• Chelci Talkington on No. 23, from Mom and Dad Simmons.

• Kate Brunson, from John, Laurin, Mom and Dad.

• Happy Belated Birthday to…

• Betty Jones, from Ferrell and Nevy.

• Carlie Asher, from Dove Ministries.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Annette Butler on No. 40. Love, your husband.

• Steve and Karen Nading, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Happy Belated Anniversary to…

• John and Lori Shaw, from friends at the Moravian Church.