Around Town – October 4

Orchids to …

• Mayor Lienhoop and his administration for not participating in social media and its ugliness.

• the Columbus North girls golf team capping off an outstanding golf season with a memorable performance in the state tournament, and to Holly Anderson for earning the individual medalist honors.

• Steve Hood of Mill Race Center for being so nice and the use of the ladder.

• Brad and Joe with the county fire department for changing my tire Saturday night, from Barbara Herold.

• Sandra Taylor, a very courageous lady and an inspiration to all.

• Doc and Donnie and the entire oil service employees at Bob Poynter’s for excellent customer service, from Brenda.

• Becky Perry for the excellent customer service at the Board of Health, from Brenda.

• Will for being a great server at Zaharakos, from Kim King Smith and Jessica.

• Caleb Blackerby for great service and catering, from Kim King Smith.

Onions to …

• motorists who still think it’s just fine to text and make phone calls while driving.

• the thrift shop that is rude to disabled people.

• The Republic for putting a story about clown sightings on the front page.

• the management at a local restaurant for the service patrons received that was in no way a fault of those who were serving the customers.

• the local legal system for failing individuals involved in dangerous domestic violence issues.

• churches that bang on doors for visitation before 10 on a Saturday morning.

• city residents who think it’s OK for them to have farm animals running around in the yard next to mine.

• people who break into cars and steal textbooks from hard-working college students.

• the coach who thought it was a better idea to forfeit rather than play and lose.

• people who have great, meaningful fundraisers at bars as they should have them in different facilities.

• The Republic for not having enough voicemail systems on.

• the city for allowing people to use their cellphones on the city buses.

• people who judge a presidential candidate’s faith as you should not judge anyone’s faith.

• the store that makes you wait 30 days for a refund when you purchase with a check.

• people who drive around the housing addition like it’s their own personal racetrack.

• the beggar we saw Saturday enjoying a cigarette and counting all of his money.

• the delivery person on Hiker Trace.

• the police officer who made an illegal u-turn on State Road 46 West just to get to the fast-food restaurant.

• the off-duty policeman who was not paying attention and pulled out in front of me, causing me to slam on my brakes and go into the other lane and who screamed at me when I honked.

• people with no common courtesy at the fast-food restaurant when one lane splits into two.

Happy Birthday to …

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

• Jenny Kessler, from Mom and Dad (Barb and Gordon Schnadinger), your husband Steve, all your kids, grandchildren, family and friends.

• Mackenzie Streeval, from friends at Bethel Baptist Church.

• Maud Martin, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

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

• Debbie Blanford, from Charlotte.

• Devon Pruden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Mary Ellen Grossman, from Elsie and Clara.

• Shelby Rhoads.

• Daron Thayer.

• Kyra Nading.

• Carol S. Wade, from your husband Rick.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Bev on No. 57, from David.