Around Town – Oct. 26

Editor’s Note: Submissions to Around Town are opinions submitted anonymously by readers, not factual representations, and do not reflect the viewpoints of The Republic or its staff. Submitted orchids and onions about candidates on the Nov. 8 general election ballot are being withheld until after the election.

Oct. 26

Orchids to

the young man at the west-side Walmart who was the only person loading groceries for curbside pickup on a very busy Monday evening.

my father and uncles for fighting to rid the world of fascism and teaching me to stay on the lookout for a return of that evil.

knowing that increasing the supply of oil will increase global warming, leading to more drought and brings us closer to the end of life on Earth.

Joy Lawler for her excellent letter.

Superintendent Jim Roberts for an informative and helpful presentation at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, from an appreciative congregation member.

Ken at IHop for entertaining the wound-up teenagers burning of energy Friday night, your humor was much appreciated, from mom with wound-up teens.

the Bartholomew County Public Library director and staff for standing firm in support of freedom of expression and diversity in our society.

the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful program Sunday and congratulations for celebrating 100 years of great music in Columbus.

the Columbus Symphony celebrating their Centennial season with a great concert.

all the public library personnel for rejecting the calls for censorship of books and other material by a very small minority.

April Burnett for the baked goods, from the Homestead maintenance staff.

all women who make their voices heard and vote to take your rights back from those who think it’s their choice to make, not yours.

everyone who had a part in making the Scott Taskey memorial golf outing and celebration of life a success, from the family.

any high school student doing a senior project on a way to help animals, such as a food/supply drive for the Humane Society or Ethan’s Table or the school food pantries.

Dr. Willmer at CRH and Katie, the CRNA, and all the nice persons that work in endocrinology department.

Onions to

those who believe this world could be made “fair” by having certain beliefs.

those who seek to have books banned, if not stopped, banning will ultimately lead to book burning.

those who want the low head dam removed not getting it done while the river is low.

all the new buildings draining their parking lots directly to our drinking water beneath.

the bigoted pseudo-Christian small minority trying to impose their values and censor the books in a public library.

Happy Birthday to

Zeb Fisher, from your family and Donna.

Diane Condon, from Doug and all your family.