Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – December 14


Dolls of Hope

Thumbs-up to the 12 members of the Dolls of Hope enrichment club at Brownstown Central Middle School who recently made 62 stuffed bears. The bears will soon be shipped to Dolls of Hope, a worldwide network of volunteers, who will make sure they wind up in the hands of refugee children around the world. A related thumbs-up to nurse’s aide Ginger Axsom and teacher’s aide Brenda Bean who donated the materials for the dolls and parents of the students, who donated the Poly-Fil for the dolls.

Paying it forward

Thumbs-up to the man who purchased my groceries on Dec. 7 at the Walmart Supercenter in Seymour. He told me "Merry Christmas" twice. Thank you and Merry Christmas to him, and God Bless.

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Janet Thompson, Seymour

Students of the Month

Thumbs-up to Brownstown Central senior Tayler Garland for being named the Brownstown Exchange Club’s Student of the Month for October and classmate, Ethan Carlin, also a senior, for being named the club’s Student of the Month for November.

A winner

Thumbs-up to Seymour High School head swimming and diving coach Dave Boggs who surpassed 600 wins on Saturday morning during the ‘S’ Invitational in the Seymour pool. Boggs, who is in his 42nd year of coaching including the past 35 years at Seymour, has 307 girls win and 302 boys wins in his career for a total of 609.


Thumbs-up to members of the Seymour Evening Lions Club who recently gave handcrafted wooden toys to students during a convocation at Seymour-Redding Elementary School. The club began giving the handmade toys to students in 2017 as part of the golden ticket program, which rewards students for their deeds and actions and encourages all students to strive to be their best selves. The toys were made by Lions Club members led by Ruel West of Seymour, who also is a member of the Central Indiana Woodworkers group.


Thumbs-up to the members of the Southern Indiana Model Railroad Association for sharing their love of model railroading with the community, especially children. New members are always welcome at club meetings held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the basement at Trinity United Methodist Church at 333 S. Chestnut St. in Seymour.

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