Highs and Lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:


SUPPORTING 4-H — A big thank you to the individuals and businesses who every year show up on the Friday of the Chautauqua County Fair to bid on and purchase the animals for sale during 4-H’s annual meat auction. The members of 4-H work hard raising their animals. By making a purchase, you’re not only purchasing healthy meat, you’re also supporting a 4-H’er as well as 4-H overall.

MONSTER TRUCK DRIVER — If you get the chance today, go to the Chautauqua County Fair and cheer on Triton Robbins of Lawtons. The 16-year-old will be making his debut at the fair in the Aftershock Monster Truck Races tonight at 7 p.m. He is believed to be the youngest monster truck racer in the world. He will be operating Krazy Train. There will be a pit party for him at 5 p.m. for those who would like to meet him in person. Good luck!

TOURETTE ADVOCATE — Last weekend Ezra Daly-Griffen, 12, was in San Antonio, Texas as a youth ambassador the Tourette Association of America. The South Dayton resident was one of a group of teens selected to be coached on how to share about tourette and other tic related disorders. It’s an important mission and we’re proud Ezra was selected.


CHAUTAUQUA LAKE DROWNING — Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Timothy Yochum of Falconer. The 47-year-old was out boating last weekend on Chautauqua Lake when he apparently jumped in the lake to take a swim. We don’t know what happened, but we would recommend that when swimming in lake waters, use precaution. Consider wearing a life jacket or at least have someone on the boat spotting you at all times in case there’s a problem. Tragedies like this are preventable.