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Thumbs up to Connie Julson of Mooreland for winning the latest Neighbors giveaway, a copy of the cookbook, “Fresh Tastes From a well-seasoned kitchen,” by Lee Clayton Roper. Congratulations to Connie and our appreciation to those who took the time to enter the contest.

Thumbs up to Candy Rutledge for all the volunteer work she does on behalf of the breast cancer support organization, Casting for Recovery.

Thumbs up to all those at New Castle Foursquare Church who stitched puppets for the Foursquare Mission Press children’s gospel boxes that will go to children in Kenya.

Thumbs up to all the law enforcement agencies who took part in Brantley Taber’s special day this week at Tri Elementary School. The only time Honorary Henry County Deputy Taber stopped smiling was when he put on his “serious cop face.”

Thumbs up to the men and women who serve the community as Henry County’s emergency dispatchers.

Thumbs up to the New Castle turkey. Finally, the community has something else to argue about.

Thumbs up to the Knightstown Police Department for its recent investigative and public service efforts. New Chief Chris Newkirk and his team are making a big difference in law enforcement efforts.

Thumbs up to the Rose Bowl and the entire New Castle community for the way it has welcomed hundreds of senior citizen bowlers during the state tournament being held here through April 22. The city and county are indeed, fortunate to have such a high-quality facility that is serving as state tournament host for the ninth time. Likewise, the welcoming attitude of people at the bowling alley as well as various restaurants and shops here sends a message that will boomerang back in blessings for Henry County in the years to come.

Thumbs up to the New Castle High School girls track and field team for winning its home meet against Greenfield-Central and Indianapolis Scecina April 10.

Thumbs up to Trojan freshman Tristan Barr for tying the school record of 9-6 in pole vault during the meet on April 10.

Thumbs up to the Hagerstown High School girls and boys track and field teams for opening the season with 4-0 records apiece in dual meets.

Thumbs up to the warmer weather recently for high school outdoor spring sports events.