Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – September 25

Tireless workers honored

Thumbs-up to Chris Green and his family for working tirelessly from start to finish on the Jackson County Watermelon Festival all the way through, even to cleanup. Chris, you and your family did a fantastic job. God bless and may you always put out your best.Hubert Gregory, Seymour

A big lift

Thumbs-up to Seymour Christian Church for the food drive they had this year during vacation Bible school in July. They raised a total of 29 tons of food to give away locally. Thank you from all of us here at Community Provisions of Jackson County Inc. Our share of this will go a long way in helping us feed the low-income families of Jackson County.Paul Brock, executive director of Community Provisions Inc. of Jackson County

Successful search

Thumbs-up to all those who helped search for a 4-year-old boy who wandered away from the home of his grandparents Sept. 20. The boy was later found in part because two dogs including one belonging to a neighbor stayed with him throughout his travels that took about a mile away from where he started.Feeding the hungryThumbs-up to the 200 or so volunteers who helped prepare 40,000 meals for the people of South Sudan. The meals were prepared on Sept. 20 at Immanuel Lutheran School in Seymour for Love the Hungry, a national organization. Feeding the world’s hungry can be daunting task but it’s easier when a large group of people gather to get it done.

Royal efforts

Thumbs-up to Seymour police officers Devin Cornwell and Crystal Schapson along with everyone else involved in the effort to replace the money stolen from 9-year-old Lariah Neal in her effort to become Oktoberfest princess. The 9-year-old had raised about $100 for the effort when someone took it from her grandmother’s car late Sept. 19 or early Sept. 20.DistastefulThumbs down to the cartoon about Kim Davis on Page A4 (the Sept. 16 edition of The Tribune). Very distasteful. The fact that she was married multiple times before she became a Christian has nothing to do with now or her stand to not go against God’s word now that she is a Christian.Carol Skaggs, Freetown

Against chip and seal

Thumbs down to the county road department for using chip and seal on the country roads. There is no final seal on the road like the state does, so we now have gravel roads that are a mess and very dangerous from all the gravel at the stop signs.Carol Skaggs