Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – May 15


Prom date

Thumbs-up to the Crothersville High School junior who thought enough of his great-grandmother to make her his date for the prom. Also, thumbs-up to the high school principal for adjusting the rules to make the event happen for this reat-grandmother.

Sally Spurgeon, Seymour

Top nurses

Thumbs-up to the more than 300 nurses at Schneck Medical Center, including those receiving special awards May 6: Rachel Bullard, 2015 Nurse of the Year; Amy Pettit, Nurse Leader of the Year; Katie Thomas, Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year; and Velvet Schmidt, Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year. The nurses at the Seymour hospital, along with those everywhere, were recognized as part of National Nurses Week, which began May 6 and ended May 12.

Going the distance

Thumbs-up to all of the volunteers who took the time to participate in a 72-hour Bible reading and prayer marathon at One Chamber Square in downtown Seymour. The event, which features the reading of the Bible from front to back and prayer, is conducted every other year as a lead-up to the National Day of Prayer, which was May 7 this year.

Helping others

Thumbs-up to the Seymour Middle School students who recently conducted a spring clothing drive to provide for people in the community. The goal for the drive was 5,000 items, but the students far exceeded that amount by collecting 15,750 pieces of clothing for the Jackson County Clothing Center in Seymour. The students also had a winter drive, and the combined total from both drives was more than 20,000 items.

Top dogs

Thumbs-up to Shannon Neal of Brownstown. Shannon and her female black lab, Remi, recently won the junior crown in the North American Shed Hunting Dog Association World Championships at Northfield, Minnesota. Shannon’s husband, Jeff Neal, captured the amateur title in 2014 with his male chocolate lab, Hunter.

No scams

Thumbs-down to those who take advantage of others through one scam or another. There seems to be more and more of such activity with each passing year.

No calls

Thumbs-down to people who call police for help with solving minor disputes, such as fights between their children, issues over ownership of a vehicle or arguments about doing the dishes.

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