Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – April 24

Paying it ahead

Thumbs-up to the people who paid for our meal on Easter Sunday at the Waffle House. We will return the favor to someone else.

Sandy and Wayne Capes, Seymour

Bringing history to life

Thumbs-up to the volunteers with the Jackson County History Center in Brownstown for their work in bringing the early pioneer days to life for fourth-graders who visit the center each April as part of Indiana History Month.

The center offers plenty of history lessons through its buildings, which include a one-room schoolhouse, a trading post, two museums, a log cabin and a livery barn.

Helping the disabled

Thumbs-up to Deena and Greg Personett for their work in helping raise money so kids with disabilities can go to Camp Riley for adventures that build confidence and friendships.

The latest fundraiser was conducted by the Seymour Softball Parents Club during the Owls’ junior varsity and varsity games with Jeffersonville.

The game is conducted in memory of the Personetts’ son, Nick, who died of cerebral palsy in September 2004 during his junior year at Seymour High School.

Saluting our veterans

Thumbs-up to Voss and Sons Funeral Service in Seymour for sponsoring the showing of the documentary “Honor Flight.”

The film recognizes World War II veterans for the sacrifices they made during the war and documents a community’s efforts to send its veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II memorial constructed in 2004.

Helping out

Thumbs-up to organizers of the Cole Cummings Memorial Spring Classic that benefited the family of Cole Cummings. The 38-year-old Medora man drowned while ice fishing on Feb. 20 near his home. A similar thumbs-up goes to those who participated in activities during the classic at the Brownstown Park this past Saturday. Cummings left behind a fiancee, Tausha Lequire, and four children, Deven and Lannah Cummings and Jacobi and Ashton Owens.

No jaywalking

Thumbs-down to people who jaywalk across busy highways during rush hour.

Sally Spurgeon, Seymour

Riding without rules

Thumbs-down to people riding bicycles and not obeying the laws of the road.

Sally Spurgeon, Seymour

Improper disposal

Thumbs-down to those who dispose of syringes by leaving them along city streets, in parks and in other public places endangering anyone, but especially children, who might come in contact with them.