Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up to June Scheira for an incredible round of golf Wednesday at Moon Brook Country Club. Scheira recorded holes-in-one on back-to-back holes, a feat the National Hole-In-One Registry gives 67 million to 1 odds of happening. It’s been quite the summer for Scheira, who won the Moon Brook Country Club Women’s Championship two weeks ago despite not picking up a golf club until she turned 50. Kudos to a day the Scheira family will remember for a long time.

Thumbs down to the disappearance of dogs in Pittsfield and Freehold in Pennsylvania recently. The Paws Along The River Humane Society told the Warren Times-Observer this week that five missing dogs have been reported since Aug. 25; callers say they have left their dogs outside and then the dogs are suddenly gone. While there have been five recent report, the humane society said there had been incidents about a month ago as well. We hope dog owners all along the New York and Pennsylvania state line are paying attention to the situation and take care to supervise their dogs when they’re outside.

Thumbs up to Jamestown PROMISE Fund officials who will host a donation drive on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jamestown High School to collect musical instruments to help students who want to play an instrument in school but who may not be able to afford to rent or buy the instruments. In lieu of an instrument or in addition, a financial donation will also be very welcome. Checks can be made out to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the JPS PROMISE Fund. Any questions can be directed to The school district usually doesn’t have the money in its budget to purchase enough new instruments to create an inventory of instruments that can be available to all students who want to participate in music programs. Kudos to everyone involved in this community effort.