Editorial: Weekly rewards 2/14/14

Thumbs-up to Seymour Owls swimmer Alex Hawkins, who finished first in the 100-yard backstroke during last weekend’s Floyd Central Sectional. Hawkins, a senior, qualified for the state tournament, which starts at 6 p.m. today with preliminaries at the Indiana University Natatorium on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

Thumbs-up to Mindy Douglas of Seymour. She was recently named the Jackson County Volunteer of the Year through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana. Douglas, a chemist at Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, serves as a mentor for Brownstown Central Middle School student Macy Williams. If you’d like to learn how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister, call the agency at 812-522-9699. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a member agency of Jackson County United Way.

Thumbs-up to area residents who have teamed to promote the performing arts in Seymour with the creation of the Actors Community Theater of Seymour. The group will stage its first performance, “Leading Ladies,” next month. For ticket information, call Mich Callahan at 812-528-1951.

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