Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up to Donna Meder, a Stockton woman who spent her retirement giving back to others through the American Red Cross. Mrs. Meder, who passed away Monday, responded to the scenes of countless fires, floods, hurricanes and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. She and her husband, Charlie, are examples of the types of people who glue a community together. Those who knew Mrs. Meder are undoubtedly saddened by her passing, but she leaves the community a better place.

Thumbs up to chances to experience the arts. Lynn Kinnear, an area resident and fiber artist whose doilies are on display throughout January at the Lakewood Memorial Library. The library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Meanwhile, the Prendergast Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the photography of Jamestown resident Linda S. Kennedy. Library hours to view “As I See It,” are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

Thumbs up to Jason Zollinger of South Dayton for continuing to chase his dreams. Zollinger previously appeared on “Jeopardy” and won nearly $250,000 over 11 appearances. On Friday, Zollinger appeared on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” to attempt to win a Disney cruise for his family. Let Zollinger serve as a lesson for those who don’t think their dreams are attainable.

Thumbs down to the few hunters who give the rest a bad name. For the second time in three years, a moving vehicle was hit by a hunter’s stray bullet. The majority of the area’s sportsmen take the responsibility of gun use very seriously, but their responsible actions are tainted by those who shoot too close to roads or homes. Area residents would be wise not to think all hunters are as irresponsible as the one whose bullet hit a moving delivery van on Interstate 86 near Mina on Thursday.