Thumbs-up, thumbs down for Friday 5-6


Road warriors

Thumbs-up to the construction crew working on the U.S. 31 north of Seymour for the wonderful job they are doing. The neighbors really appreciate it.

The residents of Reddington

Gold medalists

Thumbs-up to the members of the four Seymour High School choirs that earned gold ratings in performance and sight-reading on April 23 during the Indiana State School Music Association Festival at Columbus East High School. Those choirs were the colla voce (beginning women), men’s choir, sirenas (advanced women) and show choir (mixed choir).

Feeding the hungry

Thumbs-up to all the volunteers and people who donated money to a project to expand the food pantry at Anchor House Family Assistance Center by 300 percent. The renovated pantry will allow the center to better serve people in the area who need help with food.

Buddy Bench

Thumbs-up to Grant Smith, a fifth-grader at Emerson Elementary School for helping the Seymour school land a Buddy Bench. The bench is to help students who don’t each become friends and prevent bullying.


Thumbs-up to everyone who took the time to exercise their right to vote on Election Day and to those who put their names on the line by running for office.

Triple threat

Thumbs-up to Caroline Bowman of Seymour winning NCAA team performance and hip-hop division titles as a member of the University of Louisville Ladybirds dance team and for also earning a spot on the Indianapolis Colts cheerleading squad. It was a good April for the 2012 graduate of Seymour High School.

Date Knight

Thumbs-up to everyone who participated in the inaugural Mother and Son Date Knight at the Boys and Girls Club in Seymour and all the volunteers who made it happen.

Aiding the abused

Thumbs-up to all who participated in National Denim Day. The April 27 event was designed to raise awareness about abuses and violence against women and children. Locally, the efforts boosts the work of Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, a Columbus-based organization serving clients in seven counties including Jackson.

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