Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – August 2

Great customer service

Thumbs up to April White, Marney Ozbun and Josiah Rigsby at the Dollar General Store No. 02617 at 1111 West Towne Plaza in Seymour. On July 16th, my mother became ill in their store. These three employees were exemplary in how they handled the situation. Her comfort and safety become their top priority. Also many thanks to the EMS and ambulance care and professionalism. We are very thankful to all of you.

Julie Calandro

Investing in the future

Thumbs up to all of the buyers of animals during the annual 4-H livestock auction on July 27 at the Jackson County Fair. They spent $220,850 to purchase 184 head of livestock during the auction. That’s money 4-H’ers can save toward their future educational needs or for some other purpose.

Also a related thumbs up to officials with Jackson County Fair and Poor Jack Amusements for setting aside two hours during the fair to make special needs kids could come out and be able to ride these rides. A related thumbs up to Jackson County 4-H members for making their animals, including horses, cows, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits and lambs available to those with special needs and their families during quiet barn time during a three-hour period on July 26 in Show Arena 1.

Ready to go

Thumbs up to the Healthy Hearts initiative in Crothersville for conducting a back-to-school clothing event and backpack distribution Monday for all Crothersville Community School Corp. students from preschool to 12th grade and their families. The purpose of the event was to ensure that every child had everything they needed when they returned to school Thursday. A related thumbs up to all the people, businesses and industries and organizations who contributed to the effort to make sure that happened.

No relief

Thumbs down to oil companies who are charging motorists in the Seymour a lot more for gasoline than they are charging people in nearby communities.

Melvin Barnes, Seymour