Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – October 2

Great game

Thumbs-up to Seymour junior Hannah Thompson who advanced from the Bedford North Lawrence girls golf sectional and competed on Saturday in the regional at Country Oaks Golf Course at Montgomery. She shot a 93 on Saturday, but fell short of advancing.

A sign of the times

Thumbs-up to Seymour Main Street for its project to install 31 new street signs downtown. The signs are designed to help designate the downtown shopping district and beautify the area.

Free as a butterfly

Thumbs-up to everyone who took part this past weekend in a program to help restore habitat for monarch butterflies at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge near Seymour.

Dancing the night away

Thumbs-up to the 17 local people who displayed their dancing talents for all to see during Saturday’s third annual Dancing with the Seymour Stars fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour and Seymour Main Street. Another thumbs-up goes to everyone who attended the event or the matinee session Saturday afternoon. The event earned more than $98,000 for the two organizations, making it a record year.

Dogs saved

Thumbs-up to everyone involved in the rescue of the nine shar peis found abandoned in a secluded, densely wooded area near the Muscatatuck River between Seymour and Uniontown. As of Sept. 25, all nine of the dogs had been located and were in good hands.

Going to the dogs

A similar thumbs-up needs to be given to Seymour city officials and those with Pet Supplies Plus Distribution Center for establishing Canine Crossroads Dog Park.

Too low

Thumbs-down to the pilot of the loud, little yellow airplane that continually flies at a very low altitude over residential areas almost daily. Have you ever considered that there may by “night-shifters” trying to sleep or ill individuals trying to rest in their homes.

No dumping

Thumbs-down to irresponsible people that dump cats and dogs on county roads. If you can’t care for your pets, then don’t purchase, adopt or take them in the first place.