Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 30


Headed to state

Thumbs up to Crothersville High School junior Kaylyn Holman for finishing 24th Saturday in the Brown County Semistate to advance to the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s 40th annual girls cross country state meet. Holman last ran in the state meet as a freshman. The meet will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute.

Caring for community

Thumbs up to Brownstown resident Jack Spurgeon, who recently recognized for 60 years of service by the Indiana Funeral Directors Association. Spurgeon became funeral director in 1960 and worked for the family business, Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, until his retirement in 2013. The award represents 60 years of caring for a community, Andy Clayton said during the presentation. Clayton is executive director/chief executive officer of the IFDA.

Student salute

Thumbs up to the Brownstown Central Community School Corp. Students of the Month for September. They are Brownstown Central High School junior Taylor Loudermilk, Brownstown Central Middle School eighth-grader Kassie Helton and Brownstown Elementary School first-grader Aaron Broughton.

We need more

Thumbs up to Fountain County Clerk Paula Copenhaver for not being part of the government overreach, refusing to wear a mask and saying social distancing and hand sanitizer is enough. We need more like her.

Toby Laney, Norman

Serving others

Thumbs up to Sandee Ramsey, the women in her Bible study group at Seymour Christian Church and other women at the church who recently started a service project to put together and distribute feminine hygiene bags throughout the county. The bags are being donated to all of the middle schools in the county so they are available to young girls starting their periods for the first time. The bags resemble a pencil or makeup bag so girls don’t have to be embarrassed to carry one.

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