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highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

August 3, 2013
The OBSERVER

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

BEST

WEEK OF CARING - This week we have been covering numerous events as part of the Northern Chautauqua County United Way's Week of Caring. From doing work at the YWCA, to helping the Friendly Kitchen, many people in the community have been spending part of their days volunteering to help a number of organizations. We also applaud those businesses which were willing to allow their employees to volunteer in this manner.

GERRY RODEO - It's been a busy week at the Gerry Rodeo. The festivities continue today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. They also have roast beef dinners starting at 5 p.m. If you haven't had the chance yet, stop on by. It's great entertainment.

NEW BUSINESS - We're glad to hear Nowinski Pierogi is finally able to come to Westfield. Village officials noted the company had faced a number of hurdles. At least we know things have worked out and the new business is scheduled to begin production in early October. Company officials say they will start with 13 new jobs and could expand to 50 in five years.

WORST

SCHOOL LUNCH PRICES - This is probably not a popular position to take, but perhaps federal government should have schools increasing reduced lunch prices instead of full lunch prices. In Brocton, for example, last year reduced lunches were 25 cents and $1.75 for K-5 and $1.85 for 6-12th. Reduced lunches were less than 15 percent of full price lunches. Next year, the school is increasing full lunches 10 cents per meal. According to Brocton Business Executive Betty DeLand, the federal government is pushing schools to get to $2.50 per lunch meal. Having reduced lunches between 50 and 75 percent of a full meal price seems to make more sense than 85 to 90 percent difference.

 
 

 

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