Editorial: Weekly rewards 5/9/14

Thumbs-up to Jackson County Industrial Development Corp., area manufacturers and other businesses for again staging the annual Industry Possibilities and Opportunities Day at Seymour High School. The program brings businesses and students from the county’s high schools together to share what career opportunities exist in Jackson County.

Thumbs-up to area high schools, which reported progress in graduation rates. Seymour High School reported a nearly 5 percentage point gain to 96.1 percent, Medora reported a 12.5 percentage point increase to 100 percent, Trinity maintained a 100 percent rate, Brownstown Central maintained a 95.8 percent rate, and Crothersville maintained an 80 percent rate.

Thumbs-up to area veterinarians who are staging low-cost rabies clinics in rural areas of Jackson County. The annual clinics offer dog and cat owners an inexpensive means of protecting their animals, themselves and families from possible exposure to rabies. Dr. Ron Harrison and Dr. Kristin Burdoff from Brownstown Animal Hospital and Dr. Robert Gillespie and Dr. Jack Gillespie, semiretired veterinarians from Brownstown, are offering the clinics. The vaccination costs $10 per animal.


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