Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – November 2


Awareness raising

Thumbs-up to the Brownstown Central High School students and others who participated in the first Clothesline Project on Oct. 26 at the Jackson County Courthouse. The project, organized by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, is designed to increase awareness of domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed annually in October. Some of the students are members of Teens 4 Change, a group focusing on raising awareness about teen dating violence. A related thumbs-up to those who participated in the fifth annual Clothesline Project the same day at Cummins Seymour Engine Plant.

Giving continues

Thumbs-up to the 156 members of the Seymour Elks Lodge, which has donated $118,050 to local organizations and individuals over the past 10 years. Recent recipients include Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry, Boys & Girls Club of Seymour, DARE Jackson County, DARE Seymour, Girls Inc. of Jackson County, Jackson County United Way and Community Provisions of Jackson County Inc.

Coming together

Thumbs-up to Crothersville businessman Kyle McIntosh for organizing a free holiday-style dinner for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Crothersville United Methodist Church annex in the 100 block of North Armstrong Street. Many other local businessmen and women and others have agreed to donate food and money or volunteer time to help with the meal. That’s what community is all about.

Filling buckets

Thumbs-up to Seymour-Jackson Elementary School’s “Bucket Fillers” for August. They are Jace Wagers, Alfredo Perez Perez, Audrina Burton, Lincoln Vest, Isabela Lopez Montero, Elaina Ritchie Ramirez, Sirey Galvan Vargas, Emily Duenas Hernandez, Cameron Buchanan, Kaylie Lopez-Padilla, Brandon Luna Trejo, Maddox Sanchez, Liam Chandler, Ella Brock, Daniel Mendez Salinas, Dylan Jimenez Viveros, Yazmin Douglas, Lillian Williams, Juana Gaspar Gaspar and Dylan Sinclair. The program encourages positive behavior using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children to show kindness, appreciation and love by “filling buckets.”

A similar thumbs-up goes to the school’s “Bucket Fillers” for September. They are Jackson Griffin, Dylan Sinclair, Heaven Bohall, Damion Elliott, Mackenzie Lucas, Lincoln Vest, Carlos Calderon Puente, Kao Yamashita, Joslyn Calvo, Gabriella Calvo, Julio Solano Pozos, Steven Harris, Saya Kondo, Pascual Pablo Mateo, Tristen Shuffitt, Caylin Davis, Aracely Vicente Baltazar, Alicia Cervantes, Sully Dick, Lucas Zike, Chloe Winterton and Layla Modesty.

No paint

Thumbs-down to the local, federal and state officials for failing to maintain median and curb markings with paint so they can be seen by motorists. It’s hard enough to drive on dark and rainy nights without having to search for medians and curbs.

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