Around Town – October 16

Orchids to …

• the residents of Columbus for paying less and less attention to the social media rantings of a former public official.

• Dawn Pedigo for being there during the roughest times, from Chris and Kim.

• Sabrina Johnson and your wonderful Cummins team for volunteering at Turning Point Shelter Friday.

• Doug Showalter for his excellent article in Saturday’s newspaper.

• Doug Showalter for his heartfelt article in Saturday’s paper.

• Doug Showalter for his column in Saturday’s paper reminding us to count our blessings, from a grateful reader.

• the deputy sheriff who was so kind to the elderly gentleman who was trying to make his way to his brother’s funeral.

Happy Birthday to …

• Shane, from Lisa, Eli, Luke and Olivia.

• Lorene Marshall, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Cheri Anderson, from your family and Donna.

• John Cain, from your family and Donna.

• Jim Cabbell, from your family and Donna.

• Samuel Johnson, Laney Dempsey and Helen Redmond, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Kevin Scott Schuette, from Aunt Elsie.

• Keith Wilson, from Dad, Melody, Brianna, Bailey, Grandma Irene, Grandma Hazel, Grandpa John and Grandpa Ron.

• Nova Jo Elkins, from Gavin, Anni Kay, Sophia, Journey, Payton and the rest of the family.

• Sofia Mendoza, from Great-Mammaw Jan.

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

Happy Anniversary to …

• John and Lea Cain, from your family and Donna.

• George and Jennifer Lockhart, on No. 50, from your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

• Chris and Beth O’Brien and Craig and Shannon Sims, from friends at the Moravian Church.