Around Town – Nov. 11

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Nov. 11

Orchids to

Mayor Jim Lienhoop for what he has done for Columbus over the past seven years, hopefully the next mayor will continue with his vision for Columbus.

Columbus police officers for all the do to keep us safe, from someone who feels safe in our community.

Williams Brothers Health Care for providing a wheelchair for the voters at the NexusPark Vote Center.

Congressman Greg Pence and the speech he gave after his victory on election night outlining his plans the next few years.

Michael Hicks for his column.

Onions to

those who don’t realize that some radio stations are required by contract to broadcast sporting events and it overrides their normal programming.

candidates elected with poor reputations, proof that most people voted for party rather than for the individual.

not recognizing what white privilege looks like — when a team owner considers a new coach with no coaching experience over high school level “fully qualified.”

the mayoral candidate running on people not feeling safe when he has been the sheriff for the past eight years.

to the winners in the midterms, they can’t stop the gas prices from going up and can’t stop the economy from going bad.

to the continuously broken down kiosk at the jail.

city trucks not picking up all the leaves on the street.

those who have re-elected “no” candidates who in the past few years have not contributed to the welfare of the county, state and nation.

Happy Birthday to

Stiles Plummer, on your first birthday, from Daddy and NiNi.

Chuck Fox, from your family, Flintwood Wesleyan church family and Donna.

Velma Pruitt, from your family and Donna.

Judy Allman, from your family and Donna.

Noah Clark, from your family and Donna.