Weekly rewards



Thumbs-up to Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce for recently staging its annual agribusiness tour. This year’s tour included visits to the egg-breaking and liquid egg plant at Rose Acre Farms’ Cort Acres facility near Cortland and Chateau de Pique Winery near Seymour. The series of tours is a great way for business operators to see the latest innovations across the industrial and farm spectrums.

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Thumbs-up to Seymour First Baptist Church for the return of its Women’s Day program. The event brought women of all ages together to hear from speakers and celebrate the power of women.

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Thumbs-up to Franklin College for planning a 9th District congressional candidates forum. Incumbent Republican Todd Young and Democratic challenger Shelli Yoder will square off at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the college in Johnson County. A second debate is planned in Harrison County, but so far no details have been released.

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Thumbs-up to area students and adult volunteers who participate in Fellowship of Christian Athletes programs in area schools. The extracurricular activity brings students together to share their common interests and also perform community service projects.

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Thumbs-up to Jackson County Recycling District, Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the city of Seymour for collaborating on a program that will encourage county residents to compost yard waste. It will be part of an existing program that turns Seymour yard waste into compost material that is given to the public.

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Thumbs-up to those organizing the Road to Recovery program in Jackson County. Working with the American Cancer Society, volunteers will help drive cancer patients to their various appointments for treatment. For information, call Terri Jones at (812) 376-3148 or Cindy Galbraith at 519-2941. You can read a story about the program in our special section, Pink Purpose, that will be inserted into Friday’s edition of The Tribune.

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Thumbs-up to Immanuel Lutheran School volleyball teams, which recently staged a fundraiser to support teammate Courtney Carpenter’s commitment to fight pancreatic cancer. Her father, Scott Carpenter, died from the disease. The school’s volleyball teams recently conducted a Serve-A-Thon that raised money for the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

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