Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – November 23


At the summit

Thumbs-up to the Jackson County 4-H representatives recognized Nov. 10 during the Indiana 4-H Leadership Summit in Carmel. Ryland Nierman of Brownstown received an Accomplishment Scholarship for his work with the dairy industry and Michael Claycamp of Seymour received an award for Excellence in 4-H Animal Science Programming, while Jackson County 4-H volunteers, Linda Eggersman and Melissa Huff, were honored for 30 years of service to the 4-H program.

Helping out

Thumbs-up to the members of Jackson County Extension Homemaker Clubs, who donated 135 pounds of food items and money to Community Provisions of Jackson County Inc., an organization that helps to feed the hungry. The items and money were collected during the recent Jackson County Homemakers Fall Fling. Community Provisions of Jackson County Inc. is accepting donations that can be dropped off or picked up by contacting Paul Brock at 812-522-7079 during business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

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A first family

Thumbs-up to Harry Beaty who recently received the Jackson County Pioneer Society’s First Family Award in recognition of his ancestor Abraham Miller, who moved with his family moved from Kentucky to Vallonia in the early 1800s before Indiana became a state. There are now 22 First Families, 24 Founder Families, seven Settler Families and three Builder Families. Beaty received a certificate and a Jackson County Pioneer Society bowl for the award during the Jackson County History Center’s ninth annual Pioneer Dinner on Nov. 8 at Pewter Hall in Brownstown.

Students of

the MonthThumbs up to Brownstown Central Community School Corp. Students of the Month, who received certificates during a recent meeting of the board of trustees meeting at the superintendent’s office. They were kindergartner Lela Sommers, sixth-grader Alexia Manns and junior Trey Hackman.

The need to stop

Thumbs-down to motorists who fail to stop for school buses stopped to pick up or leave children, and another thumbs-down to motorists who ignore state law concerning the requirement to yield the right-of-way to any moving police vehicle, fire truck, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using a siren and/or red or blue flashing lights. State law requires vehicles being approached by emergency vehicles to move as far right as possible and wait for the emergency vehicle or vehicles to pass. Pretty simple law to obey.

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