Around Town – October 21

Orchids to …

• former Donald Trump supporters brave enough to remove Trump signs from their yards.

• Dexter McIntyre, for his greatly appreciated help.

• Jim Lienhoop and the current administration for taking the high road in running the city.

• Anita Gauck for your spot-on letter Wednesday.

• Mayor Jim Lienhoop for stating what should have been said months ago.

• Jeff Maudlin on his letter to the editor on vouchers.

• the young man at the Historical Society for helping answer my question about early Columbus.

• our neighbors, Al and Ginny, for the much-appreciated gift card, from Clint and Sondie.

• my sister-in-law, Laura Guthrie, for all the kind things you do to make my chemo a little easier, from Sondie.

• the Sam’s Club optical lady who graciously helped me with my son’s glasses after a house fire, from Erin Wagner.

• my new friend Linda Williamson for her friendship and the treats she gave me, from Marie.

• Duke Energy for such great service during the power outage and for getting our lights back on so promptly, from the Turners.

• Shane at Kroger for all his help when I go shopping there, from Lynn Cutrell.

• Sean Cutrell for all the work he did in my yard, from Lynn Cutrell.

• Anita Gauck for her thoughtful and intelligent letter about Donald Trump, from someone who agrees.

• Anita Gauck on her letter to the editor, with much-needed information, from Roberta Ingram.

Onions to …

• the media for ignoring all the corruption, lawlessness and lies of the Democratic presidential nominee.

• The Republic for not printing enough about Wikileaks to give voters the chance to know more about the presidential candidates and how much to believe.

• people who would rather listen to the debate than worship the Lord.

• people who have absolutely no clue what the tea party is but post Onions to them anyway.

• The Republic for the inappropriate picture of the volleyball player.

• the former elected official for her demeanor.

• men and women in factories who use bad language all the time and should take their break somewhere else.

• banks that close at 5 p.m. during the week when a lot of people don’t get off work until 4:30 or 5 p.m. and don’t have time to make it to the bank.

• all the candidates running slam campaigns.

• those sleeping on the job and getting paid for it.

• the former city administrator who needs to move forward.

• the former city official who undermines the current administration, which was elected overwhelmingly by the residents of Columbus.

• the elected official for reading the letter that was an embarrassment to city government and himself.

• the elected official who can’t take the heat of the office.

Happy Birthday to …

• Jeremy Bridges, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Anna Krueger, from Mrs. Erickson.

• Julie Johnson, from Pat and Mike.

• Irene Eastham, from your sister Connie and family.

• Bethany Mize, from Howard and Clara and all the Mize families.

• Joyce Williamson, Bethany Webster Mize, Thomas Layne Ellison, Mark West and Brock Waltz, from friends at the Moravian.

Belated Wishes to …

• Alta Morris, from the First Christian Church Bible study group.

• Ephraim Bishop, from Linda Cutrell.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Paul and Carol Ashbrook

• Don and Patsy Harris

• Ben and Katie Newton