Around Town – Nov. 10

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Orchids to

Scarlett Syse for her beautifully written and heartfelt column expressing compassion and empathy for our fellow human beings from Afghanistan, who assisted our military.

Scott at Xfinity for going above and beyond in getting my internet working after being down for two weeks, from Mrs. Welch.

the return of darker hours after work with the ending of daylight saving time.

Tony Stewart for being right about Kyle Larson’s driving abilities.

President Joe Biden for steady progress in reducing infections and deaths caused by the virus despite the sabotage of the opposition party.

President Joe Biden for passing the infrastructure bill for rebuilding America, catching us up to years and years of neglect of our infrastructure.

the 13 members of the opposition party who voted for the infrastructure bill to rebuild America, even though the other members of our party voted against it.

President Joe Biden for the transformational legislation.

Bartholomew County Public Library for having the beautiful horses on display.

Southwestern Bartholomew County Water Corp. for their wonderful policies and great staff.

the best Dollar Store in Columbus, Eastbrook Plaza, Heather and Paula — they are awesome, signed by 182 people.

Onions to

the selfish, clueless and narcissistic athlete who lied to the public and endangered teammates and others around him.

those who push untruths about COVID-19 immunity.

the city spending $35 million and I still get to listen to train horns.

hiring someone who will probably retire in less than 5 years.

no rough road signs alerting drivers to torn up road at culvert replacement south of Newbern.

those who voted against supporting the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure for our country.

the state political party for wanting to raise the state sales tax.

pharmacies with two-lane pickup windows—all drivers need to use both lanes in order to move traffic along.

the date approaching when 2017 tax cuts have to be paid back, the wealthiest do not have to pay it back because their tax cuts were made permanent.

federal officials —remember that haste makes waste.

the vaccine site—my wife tripped and fell in the parking lot with no safety warnings—not happy.

the company that continues to employ deceptive football player as its spokesperson and public face, which is most definitely not “like a good neighbor.”

the federal elected official out of touch with the average citizen being crushed by rising fuel prices and masses streaming across our southern border.

Happy Birthday to

Wendy Luedike, from your family and co-workers.

Marilyn Buchanan, from your family and Donna.

Ellen Dunn, love, your kids and grandkids.

Roxena “Rocky” Clark Burton, from mom and all the family.

Hunter Hill, from mom, Jeff, Ally, and Rhett, Jett, Tate and Bo.

Belated Happy Anniversary to

Rick and Rhonda Brown, from mom and all the family.