'Why I Love the Library' contest
entry deadline Friday
The Sinclairville Free Library Board of Trustees seeks "Why I Love the Library" contest entries. Community members are asked to tell why they love the Sinclairville Free Library by Friday and be entered to win a prize. Write a note, draw a picture or send an email - include some favorite things about the library, a special memory, etc.
All entries must include a name and telephone number and can be submitted on the library's website (www.cclslib.org/sinclairville), at the library (can be put in the book drop), via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (PO Box 609, Sinclairville 14782). Be sure to mark the entry: Why I Love the Sinclairville Free Library.
First prize is a $50 cash award and second prize is a $25 gift card for the Sinclairville Superette.
The Persia Town Board will hold a budget meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the town hall, 8 W.Main St., Gowanda.
Gas prices rise again
Average retail gasoline prices in Rochester have risen 7.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.05/g Sunday.
Blood screening is planned Saturday
The 28th annual Rotary Blood Screening program is taking place on Saturday at Dunkirk High School. Appointments will be from 6:30 to 9:20 a.m.
Included in the program is a free blood pressure screening with test results sent to your personal physician within one week.
The clinical blood test, including a colon-rectal take home test kit and thyroid test are $40 with a PSA test for an additional $25.
The event is sponsored by the Dunkirk and Fredonia Rotary Clubs. Call 363-3917 to register.
Gowanda electronics recycling Saturday
The village of Gowanda will hold an electronics recycling event on Saturday. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the treatment plant on Aldrich Street.
Fredonia declares POW/MIA day
Village of Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe has declared Friday as Vietnam POW/MIA Recognition Day.
"This is a day to remember members of the armed forces of the United States who served in southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict and especially the 58,000-plus who gave their lives in service to their country, as well as a day to remember the 1,715 POW/MIAs who still remain unaccounted for from the Vietnam War," Keefe said in a press release.
"We can never fully express our thanks to those who have given a substantial portion of their lives at their country's request and in the name of the United States," Keefe proclaimed, and asked citizens to join him in a "reaffirmation of our gratitude to the men and women who have served so faithfully and given their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy as American citizens."
Reapportionment meeting tonight
The Chautauqua County Legislature reminds the public that the reapportionment meeting will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m., in Room 331 of the Gerace Office Building, Mayville.
Open houses set for city schools
The Dunkirk City School District will be holding a Community Open House for two days in the coming week.
On Wednesday, the middle and high schools will be open to the public from 6 to 7 p.m.
On Thursday, the community is welcome to tour elementary school buildings 3, 4, 5 and 7 from 6 to 7 p.m.
The open house events are being held to showcase the upgrades and improvements to each of the facilities as part of the Dunkirk schools renovation projects.