Saving a treasure
Thumbs-up to those who spent their time volunteering Saturday during National Public Lands Day at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, just east of Seymour. Their work on various projects is important because it helps maintain and restore America’s treasured places. National Public Lands Day was established in 1994 and conducted on the last Saturday of September each year.
Spreading the word
Thumbs-up to the Jackson County 4-H junior leader who suggested spreading the word about Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide anti-drug message, outside of the schools to the everyone in the community and expanding it to the month of October. The county-wide initiative, which involves various organizations including the 4-H junior leaders, Seymour High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter, Jackson County Drug-Free Council, police departments, other community organizations and business, will help spread the anti-drug message through “United Against Drugs” banners hung at various places throughout the county.
Thumbs-up to the 14 members of Seymour Oktoberfest’s board of directors and its advisory board along with all the volunteers and city workers who work to help make the three-day event successful each year. A related thumbs-up to all the organizations who raised money by feeding great food to festival-goers.
Thumbs-up to members of the Seymour High School boys tennis team for capturing the school’s ninth sectional crown Sept. 30. The squad consists of Ty McCory at No. 1 singles; Adam Berry at No. 2 singles; Isaacs Hardin at No. 3 singles; Sam Schmidt and Will Reinhart at No. 1 doubles; and Trey Hohenstreiter and Pablo Jimenez at No. 2 doubles. Unfortunately, the Owls fell to Columbus North on Tuesday evening in the Bloomington Regional.
Thumbs-down to motorists who park their vehicles in front of fire hydrants, which can create issues for firefighters in case of a fire.
On the run
Thumbs-down to people who let their dogs run loose in town.