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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down - Dec. 1

December 01, 2012

Thumbs up to the members, families and leaders of Franklin County 4-H, who over the past few weeks collected donations and items to assist those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The items will be delivered to a former Shippensburg, Pa., resident who lives in New York and is volunteering with churches and relief organizations in and around Staten Island.


Thumbs up to the countless firefighters who spent three days over the Thanksgiving weekend battling a blaze in the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area near Clear Spring that burned about 145 acres of land. Had it not been for their efforts, and their willingness to forgo time with their families, the damage could have been much greater.


Thumbs down to those who voiced opposition to the idea of making Wilson College, a women’s liberal arts college in Chambersburg, Pa., co-educational to make the college financially sustainable for the future. Tough times often require unwelcomed change, but if the choice is co-ed or closure, maybe sharing the campus isn’t such a bad idea.

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