Thumbs up for April 29

Happy birthday!

We moved to Brownstown 25 years ago on our quiet street with many great neighbors, but I need to brag on one in particular. Carolyn Hurt lived next door, yet she always mailed a birthday card to our girls. There is something special about receiving a card in the mail. Hunter now lives in Barbados, and Carolyn moved away years ago, but she still sends a birthday card that arrives right on time. Thumbs up to Carolyn Hurt, such a blessing to this world.

Andrew Davidson, Brownstown

Very important people

Thumbs up to the 36 Brownstown Central High School students who were selected by staff members to attend the VIP Breakfast on April 21 in the school cafeteria. The purpose of the event is to recognize students with their guardians present for accomplishments or efforts that demonstrate excellence in attitude or achievements that have enhanced the classroom, school or individual student. Thumbs up also goes to the staff members, students’ supporters and others who attended.

Pinwheel placing

Thumbs up to Charlotte Moss with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services in Jackson County, Kate Garrity with Child Care Network and Children’s Bureau in Seymour for passing out pinwheels to anybody who wants them to bring awareness to April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheels symbolize the playfulness and joy of childhood and convey the message that every child deserves the chance to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.

Chairing the committee

Thumbs up to Bret Cornn of Seymour for being appointed as chairperson during the March meeting of the Physician Assistant Committee of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. The committee is a regulatory body composed of members appointed by the governor. The committee serves the state through its duties approving license applications and renewals, disciplinary hearings and rulemaking. Cornn has been a member of the five-person committee since initially appointed in 2016. He has been in family practice for 24 years and is employed by Schneck Primary Care.

Delivering

Thumbs up to Dr. Adam Jablonski with Schneck Obstetrics and Gynecology for hitting 2,000 deliveries on March 24. Schneck Medical Center recently recognized the doctor on this achievement on its Facebook page. Jablonski joined Schneck in August 2010.

Pretty poppies

Thumbs up to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 89 in Seymour for organizing Poppy Days, which will take place May 13. That day, volunteers will set up on the corner of Second and Walnut streets in Seymour to hand out poppies for a donation, and there also will be donation boxes with poppies placed in local businesses. The poppy is the official flower of the American Legion family to memorialize soldiers who fought and died during the war. The fundraiser supports the country’s war veterans.