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G/PV football moves on to playoffs despite loss

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Technology gets in the hands of Gowanda students

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coming to Gowanda Hollywood Theatre

By Rich Place

Managing Editor

GOWANDA — Students throughout Gowanda Central School are getting more screen time as part of a new and innovative way to help them learn a variety of subjects on their own tablets and laptop devices. Schools for years have had computer labs — a classroom that allows an entire classroom to have their individual computers to work on — and the idea of mobile carts with devices is nothing new, either. But now, students are loaned their own personal devices for use throughout the school day.

Press photo by Jason Riley

These creepy tombstones will become props during the Hollywood Theatre’s “Horror at the Hollywood” Oct. 28-31 in Gowanda. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the building’s ongoing restoration project.

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By Jason Riley Press Reporter

GOWANDA — This Halloween, Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theatre will present “Horror at the Hollywood.” The frightful event offers a haunted attraction for all ages. The haunted theatre will open Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. The horror will ensue from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30; and Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween night, from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds from the

event will directly benefit the restoration of Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theatre, which sadly closed its doors in 1992. The restoration process, which began in 1997, has come a long way thanks to the community’s active involvement and generous donations of both time and money. The first phase of the project was completed in 2000, which revitalized architectural features. The process has since moved forward to focus on cosmetic features of the building, such as resurfacing the intricate dome.

The Hollywood Theatre has seen dramatic changes and comes closer than ever to a functional state, but there is still much to be done. With the continual support of the community, the Hollywood Theater will soon be reestablished as a public focal point. The admission fee is $5 for all participants, children 5 and younger free of charge. There is a call for volunteers to act as characters for the Horror at the Hollywood. For further information about volunteering, contact Mark Burr at (716) 532-1161 by Tuesday, Oct. 25.



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Oct. 21-27, 2016



Cattaraugus water woes cleared up with flush

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Press photo by Rick Miller

Some of the equipment being used to renovate the Village of Cattaraugus’ Kelly Summit springs sits along the access road to the springs in a watershed off Route 353 in the town of New Albion Oct. 14. After a bout of cloudy water last week, village officials were ready to flush the water system Oct. 16.

By Rick Miller

traces of the degreaser in water samples taken from the Blackmar well by the Health Department earlier this week. Wohlers said samples from various secCATTARAUGUS — Reports of cloudy, tions of the water supply system showed the rust-colored water started coming in to water to be fully chlorinated. The iron in the village officials Oct. 3, and officials said water, he said, “is not a health concern.” residents should have seen improvements Using water from that well to suppleSunday, Oct. 16. ment other sources while some of the Kelly This year’s drought has strained the Summit springs are offline will enable the village’s water sources — even as the 126-year-old Kelly Summit spring is under- reservoir to be filled in order to flush the system. going a $600,000 rehabilitation. Wohlers said the source of contaminants The village was notified in August that in the Blackmar well was never identified. it has received a $3.6 million state grant to replace the water line between Kelly Sum- He said it appears the plume of contamination has passed the well. mit spring. That project is expected to get Members of the Cattaraugus County underway next year. Public Works Department were recruited The village saved water this year by by village officials to help finish the Kelly not flushing the system and putting a further strain on the spring and other wells. Summit spring rehabilitation by the end of this year. One well that had been shut down due to Wolfe said the Kelly Summit spring contaminants was tested and brought back project should go online Wednesday, Oct online for temporary duty Oct. 14. 19. Jon Wolfe, superintendent of public The use of the Blackmar well — free of works, said water customers “should see a difference as soon as the system is flushed” contamination — let Wolfe “give my other well a break.” The Cobo well on Route 353 on Oct. 16. He added that there had not will be able to get some recharge time with been any complaints in the past few days. “The water is good,” Wolfe said, adding the Blackmar well running. It took a couple of days to reactivate that it was cloudy because the lines had not the Blackmar well after a cracked valve been flushed. was discovered on Oct. 11, according to To fill up the reservoir while the Kelly Wohlers. Summit springs were partially down, the “It’s the driest time of the year and decision was made to reactivate the Blackthey’ve got the spring rehabilitation projmar well. That well had been shut down ect,” said Wohlers. some time ago after methylene chloride, a The biggest problem associated with not degreaser, was found in the water. Eric Wohlers, director of the Cattaraugus having enough water to flush the system is County Health Department’s Environmen- that clothes may pick up some of the iron color in the laundry. tal Health Division, said tests showed no County Reporter

Press photo by Phil Palen

Fall colors reached their peak of brilliance around Oct. 15. This view shows West Main Street from North Chapel Street. More than 1,000 shade trees have been planted in the village since 2001.



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Persia Town Board completed tentative 2017 budget Phil Palen

ment buildup in the village portion of the brook. Ackley said his crew is getting the road equipment ready for the winter plowing season. The Persia Town Board began the Oct. 13 board meetCouncilwoman Gloria Tomaszewski attended a dedication ing with a moment of silence in memory of Paul Bowers ceremony Sept. 9 on land donated by Dennis and Patricia and Julius Szymanski, who passed away recently. Bowers Hills and William Gugino for the new Gowanda Ambulance was a Persia court officer and former Gowanda policeman. Service building. The land is on Aldrich Street between the Szymanski was a long-time Gowanda fireman, fire chief and former Hills Funeral Home and the Moose Club. Cattaraugus County fire district coordinator. Clerk Denise Trumpore collected $6,425 in fees in Sept. The board completed the tentative 2017 budget on Sept. The town’s share was $675.66. 15 and scheduled a public hearing on the budget for Nov. In other business, the board: 10. They also set a public hearing for the same evening Approved payment from the following accounts: General regarding a local law regulating solar power installations Fund, $15,070.91; Highway Fund, $4,680.95. in the town. Code Enforcement Officer Melvin Shaw said a Approved an increase in the highway fund of $33,320 for six-month moratorium is needed to give the town board time 2016 expenditures. to enact building codes governing commercial “solar farms.” Heard that the new cell phone tower near Broadway Road The regulations would apply only to commercial units, not and Route 353 has been activated. This should improve serprivate owners installing solar panels for their own use. vice for customers in that part of town. Highway Superintendent Daniel Ackley said the town’s Discussed advertising for a court officer to succeed the insurance carrier inspected the highway barn on Broadway late Paul Bowers. Applications are available at the town Road and requested a new fuel storage tank with an emerclerk’s office. gency spill dike around it. Ackley said he would order a new Set a meeting for the town’s new comprehensive plan on tank shortly. Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. He obtained three estimates for a security system at the The next regular Persia Town Board meeting is Thurshighway barn. He met with the DEC on Thatcher Brook day, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the town hall, 8 West Main St., regarding scouring of the stream channel that causes sediGowanda. Press Reporter

Little Valley Alumni to host open house LITTLE VALLEY — The Little Valley Central School Alumni Association will hold its fall open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the historical room at the former Little Valley School building, 207 Rock City St. Entry to the room will be on the Thompson Avenue side of the school. Uniforms, yearbooks, photos, sports gear and records, trophies and many other items and memorabilia from Little Valley Central will be on display. The Alumni Association continues to accept donations related to Little Valley Central School for its collection to help preserve the memory and legacy of our school. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Kevin at 6288643.


Letter to the Editor To the Editor: The 18th Century satirist Thomas Swift make what he called a “modest proposal” where poverty and starvation in Ireland could be solved simply by the Irish marketing their children as food, thus solving both hunger and overpopulation at the same time. I would like to make my own modest proposal regarding a site for a planned Brooks Hospital: use a hospital site that was already fully vetted to replace the destroyed Tri County Hospital, land still owned by TLC on Route 39 just outside the Village of Gowanda. This site not only features room to accommodate a helicopter pad and 18 wheeler truck deliveries, it has water supplied by the Town of Perrysburg. Unlike the current Brooks site, a few blocks away from an unpopulated Lake Erie (geographically similar to Lake Shore Hospital’s situation), this site is strategically located to accommodate life threatening emergency room traffic from all directions. Now that we have a $57 million state grant to improve Western NY health care, the wheels are already

in motion to spend it for long term planning for Brooks. But what prompts me to write is a more immediate life-or-death health concern in the Gowanda area that is still not being addressed: timely access to an emergency room, a situation US Senator Schumer has labeled “unacceptable.” Is this something that over 21,000 people living in the Gowanda, Cattaraugus, South Dayton, Perrysburg, Collins, Lawtons and North Collins zip code census areas formally served by Gowanda’s Tri County Hospital’s emergency room need to “accept” from now on: a part time “urgent care” station, with an overworked hit or miss ambulance service, backed by, from what I read, is something called a “fly car?” How did we get to this state of affairs? When it comes to the rational placing of timely emergency room services: money trumps commonsense-geography. Unlike prosperous Orchard Park, which has a free standing emergency room (technically licensed as a “2-bed hospital” by the NYS Health Department’s bureaucratic “certificate of need” pro-

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cess), it is Gowanda, an increasingly needy community, which has fewer people with generous private health insurance, and has accordingly been judged not rich enough to support a 24-7 urgent care facility or free standing emergency room to accept and stabilize ambulance patients. It was an official of Pittsburgh’s number one employer, the giant University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that put money ahead of the needs of our poor community in deciding that Tri County Hospital could not be rebuilt after the 2009 flood. The communities surrounding Lakeshore and Brooks are also increasingly poorer and were lucky to survive their affiliation with this heartless medical monopoly. What we are witnessing is the dry rot of our country’s safety net detailed in George Packer’s best seller “The Unwinding” where he describes the gradual eroding away of institutions Americans have, over the years, depended upon. It is this that is fueling all our current nationwide political uproar.

Bygone days Richard Westlund

Contributing Columnist

the author and composer. I don’t think many villages have such a nice anthem song. We have our own anthem expressing our joy of being Gowanda natives and I wish we could resurrect it and sing it on proper occasions. Perhaps the High School Glee Club could learn it. In my youth, Gowanda had a spirit and a loyalty all its own. Today, we have become just a place to park. Modern transportation has taken away the usefulness of many self-sufficient villages which now satisfy their needs at the gigantic malls on the super highways. The Gowanda Glen was a big part of our childhood lives, where we spent many a day. In the summer, we often camped overnight there also. We kids had many well-worn, woodland trails there that are since long gone. I’ll include here the words to the song that Julie Woodcock sent me. I remember the music from my youth. It is a very nice melody, with a haunting air that suits the lyrics. Following are the words that say so much about our “beautiful valley between the hills,” as I recall hearing Gowanda described.

My family came here from Minneapolis, Minn. in 1933. Those were the days of the big depression, and my dad came here to work on the construction of the huge mental hospital, which is now occupied by the Gowanda and Collins prisons. I graduated from Gowanda High school in June of 1945. I, and many of my classmates, went to Buffalo right away and joined the Navy for the duration of the war plus six months. You had to be 18 to get in the Army and I was only 17. Then away to college on the GI bill, two more years in the Army during the Korean War and coming home to Gowanda just long enough to get involved with a sweet Gowanda girl, Monica Bozich Smith, who became my wife. We moved to Orchard Park as soon as we found a house we liked. I was working in Buffalo and I wanted to make the daily commute shorter. I retired in 1989, and my wife wanted to come back to Gowanda where we both had family. We built a retirement home in Collins in 1993. At my wife’s suggestion, I started writing for the Gowanda News in the late Homelights 1990s. I published a few articles on growWords by Hazel Barber Conwicke ing up in Gowanda in which I did some Music by Arlene Anderson Reed reminiscing. I dug up all kinds things I remembered from my early, carefree days. If you’ve seen homelights starring a valley I always remembered a song about Below the dim line of hills against the sky, (to be continued Oct. 28) Gowanda that we sang in school. I If you’ve known mornings when Cattaraugus William Cain thought it was an unusually nice song Sings a low song as she goes winding by, Gowanda that depicted a Gowanda I remembered. If you have wandered under the shadows I still recall the melody, but I could only The setting sun throws in Gowanda Glen, recall a few of the lyrics. I included them Although you travel far from Gowanda in an article hoping someone else would Her charms will bring you back again, Letters to The Gowanda Press must by typed or printed legibly and be less than 500 words. They also must be remember. Back to the old friends and comrades true, signed by the author and must include that person’s address and phone number for verification purposes. It was only a few days later that I Singing a gay song, Gowanda to you. All letters are subject to editing, condensing or rejection. This page is intended to be a forum for local issues received a note from Julie Woodcock with and those that affect residents of the Gowanda area. the complete lyrics to the song, including Thanks Julie.

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Esther Westendorf

LITTLE VALLEY — ‘Aunt’ Esther Westendorf, of Little Valley, passed quietly at the age of 101 at Father Baker Manor in Orchard Park on Thursday (Oct. 13, 2016). She was born April 26, 1915, to the late Emma (Glow) and Carl Westendorf. Esther was a lifelong educator. She graduated Little Valley High School at the age of 16 and graduated from Buffalo State Teacher’s College. She began her teaching career at the age of 20 as one of the last teachers at the California Hill oneroom schoolhouse in the town of Mansfield, a couple of miles from the family farm. She continued her teaching career in Arcade, then West Seneca, where she focused more on teaching reading. Esther spent several years as a saleswoman for DC Heath, covering schools in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She missed the classroom and returned to teaching reading in the Long Island schools of Wantagh and Freeport. While at Wantagh, in 1958, she wrote “English is our Language,” a text for teaching reading. During that time, she earned her Doctorate of Teaching at Columbia University. In the mid-1960s, she accepted a professorship at Plattsburgh State College, Plattsburgh. She moved past teaching reading to teaching future teachers how to teach reading. Her professional dedication and accomplishments culminated in her being President of the New York State Reading Association. She spent several years supervising future teachers in their student teaching block program which brought her to many North Country schools. She retired to the family farm in 1978, where she lived with and cared for her mother, Emma Westendorf, until her passing at the age of 98 in September 1986. Esther continued to live at the farm and be an active member of the community into her mid-90s. Esther loved the farm. She returned there every summer during school breaks. Once retired, she modernized

Challis A. Johnson it adding central heat and replacing the spring with a well. A recurring theme with her nephews for many years was, “What do you think you will do with the farm?” She supported and encouraged her nephews’ continued modernization and improvements over the last several years. She loved to travel as well. She traveled to Europe several times, as well as Alaska, the Grand Canyon mule trip, Russia and China. She and her older sister, Marie, of Arcade, traveled many times together. Esther was an active member of her church families. Her grandparents were founding members of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church of Little Valley where she was treasurer and taught Sunday School after her retirement. She was active at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plattsburgh. She eventually moved her membership to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Ellicottville. Esther also spent several years volunteering at the Salamanca Hospital and participated in local quilting projects with her mother. She is survived by three nephews, Geoffrey Johnson (Bobbie) Grand Blanc of Michigan, Neal Westendorf (BonnieJo) of Hudson, and Keith Westendorf (Theresa) of Orchard Park; seven grandnieces and grandnephews, Monique Frechette, Eric Johnson, Raquel Lohrman, Tyler Johnson, Aaron Westendorf, Caitlyn Soltes and Jonathon Westendorf; eight great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Other than her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters, Helen Westendorf, Marie Hyland and Walter Westendorf. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mentley Funeral Home in Little Valley. The funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ellicottville, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Interment to follow at Little Valley Rural Cemetery in Little Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Paul’s Church.

SALAMANCA — Challis A. Johnson, 61, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, Oct. 3 at Absolut Care of Salamanca. She was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Gowanda. In 1973, she married Kenneth Johnson, who survives. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and was previously employed at the Kelley House Lodge in Ellicottville. She also baby-sat for many years. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, ceramics and boating. She loved watching hummingbirds. She was previously a Brownies Girl Scouts

leader and was a huge “I Love Lucy” fan. Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by her parents, Richard and Beverley Hanson Bowen of Mansfield; two daughters; Heather (Jody) Frank of Franklinville and Amber Slaughenhaupt of Kill Buck; and five grandchildren, Jayla, Carina, Jayden, Jarett and Tyler. Friends called at Mentley Funeral Home Inc. in Little Valley on Oct. 5. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 in the funeral home. Burial was in Maples Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Anson “Buddy” Bova SALAMANCA — Anson “Buddy” Bova, 30, of Salamanca, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 11, 2016) shortly after being admitted to Buffalo General Hospital. Born on Jan. 22, 1986, in Jamestown, he was the son of Anson “Jo” Bova of the Allegany Territory and the late Brenda “Beeber” George. He had been employed with the Seneca Nation Department of Public Works in Steamburg. Buddy was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Hawk Clan. He enjoyed playing lacrosse and was an outdoors enthusiast. Surviving besides his father and stepmother are his love, Katie Rogers of Salamanca; a daughter, Keira Elizabeth Bova of Salamanca; a son, Anson “Collin” Bova of Salamanca; five siblings, Leana (Lamarr) Spruce of Kill Buck,

Jeremiah “Toast” (Ashleigh) Bova of Salamanca, Miranda (Jeffrey Redeye) Bova of Salamanca, Zachary (Jessica Zibura) Bascom of Warren, Pa., and Toby Bova of Salamanca; several nieces and nephews; and three stepsiblings, Nicole Wilkey of Gowanda, Russell (Amy) Prichard of Arcade and Brandy Prichard of Machias. Friends called Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 12 and 13, 2016) at the home of Arlene Bova, 3651 Center Road, Jimersontown. Funeral services were held Friday (Oct. 14, 2016) in the home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River St., Salamanca. Burial will be in Memorial Heights Cemetery. E-condolences may be sent to john@ or posted to

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THE GOWANDA PRESS Technology from 1 working on the computers and they are so engaged

on what they are doing it’s absolutely fantastic,” he For younger students in kindergarten through said. fifth grade, that means work on an iPad with apps In a way, this new technology in the classroom that provide a different way of learning than a trais simply another step in the ongoing process of ditional classroom. Students in sixth through eighth adapting to how children learn. After all, who can grades have been given Chromebooks — that’s forget other advents of technology like the Elmo Google’s branded laptop. projector or early learning programs on 5½-inch “Most of the programs we use in the elemenfloppy disks? tary are very conducive to using iPads; they are Klubek said having iPads and Chromebooks in very student interactive,” explained James Klubek, the hands of students reaching children who could superintendent at Gowanda Central School. “When otherwise have difficulty learning in a traditional you get to the middle school, they are starting to classroom setting. research papers and doing research online, so those “It really is giving us a different way to reach are more conducive to a Chromebook or a laptop.” all kids,” he said. “A lot of times if the student This new technology initiative began this school just needs some one-on-one attention, there is a year and there’s ongoing discussion about what program on the computer they can use to sharpen kind of devices students in the high school should certain skills or do enrichment activities. I think it’s receive as early as next year. The district is in con- going to be a godsend for us, I really do.” versation with an outside company that could allow As an example Klubek said an app that caters to a select group of teachers and students to test differ- students learning math will replace the paper and ent devices to determine what best fits the needs of pencil with an interactive experience for students. the school’s oldest learners. “Instead of just adding numbers on a piece of So far, after only a month, Klubek said things paper, you’re actually watching maybe a little video are going very well with the new devices in the that is showing pictures of animals,” he said. “A elementary school. student would have to count how many animals “I actually have witnessed first hand the kids there are, then they add more animals and you have

9 to add the two together. “It’s more of an interactive program that teaches students the skills we are teaching in the classroom in a different way.” The district has hired technology integration specialists to help give teachers support they need to take full advantage of the devices. “Some teachers have taken it from day one and are working on it, some are more hesitant and ease themselves into it — which is fine,” said Klubek. The integration in the classroom has gone smooth, except for minor problems that tend to arise with new technology. Issues with connections, loading problems and other similar issues have been small in nature, the superintendent said, but something that is “absolutely expected anytime you do something to this degree.” “We are working through those and when they have solved certain issues in the classrooms the kids have enjoyed it and the teachers have enjoyed it,” he said. The school currently does not allow students to take the devices home, but that could eventually change as the technology program develops, Klubek said. The next step in the process is getting this technology in the hands of high schoolers, which is expected next school year.



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Standing desks arrive at Gowanda Central School By Deb Everts

“The teachers will be able to see if they like this style of desk, if it works for their students and if it’s something they want,” said Kate Huber, school wellness coordinator at Erie 1 BOCES. GOWANDA — This school year is bound to be healthier Gowanda joins Salamanca, Randolph, Pioneer and for students throughout Gowanda Central School as they begin Franklinville as the recipient of increased access to healthy to see the benefits of the Creating Healthy Schools and Comfoods and opportunities as part of the $250,000 grant awarded munities grant. to Erie 1 BOCES last October by the New York State Health At its meeting last week, the Gowanda School Board apDepartment. proved the donation of nine standing desks from the program, Huber said the desks are adjustable and there is an adjustwhich is coordinated through a collaboration of Erie 1 BOCES, Healthy Community Alliance (HCA) and Make Communities able stool that goes with each one. Students will have the opportunity to stand at or sit at the desks like they normally Consulting Firm. would. “Sometimes it’s hard for students to sit throughout an HUBER SAID A “School Health Index,” developed by the entire class period,” explained Jim Klubek, superintendent at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been Gowanda Central School. “So why not try (the desks) out? HCA donated them to us, and they’ve been such a phenomenal completed in most of the districts. The comprehensive tool provides an environmental assessment about what is happening organization and such a great partner with us.” in the school building that helps promote health and wellness. Ironically, the approval of the standing desks came on the There are eight different topics ranging from school health same day HCA helped coordinate Gowanda Central School’s participation in Walk to School Day that saw nearly 200 adults services with the nurses, the cafeteria and food service, recess/ physical education class, school counseling, parent engageand students participate. The nine standing desks will be distributed evenly through- ment, family engagement and staff wellness. “We went through the tool in three of the districts: Ranout the district, with the elementary school, middle school and dolph, Gowanda and Pioneer,” Huber said. “From the assesshigh school each receiving three. “We are going to let our students try them out and see if it’s ment answers, we developed action plans and, based on those, each individual school district decided what they wanted to use something that, for the future, may be beneficial for us,” said their grant money for that year. Klubek. Special to The Press

“It depends on the district. I’ve purchased different things for each district with the idea of promoting physical activity and healthy eating and drinking.” Huber also bought a compost bin for Gowanda, so School Lunch Manager Amy Lineberger and her kitchen staff can start composting. They’ll use the compost in the school garden that was recently created at the end of the last school year. “They are trying to create a system where the kitchen supplies the compost and the compost supplies the garden. Then the produce from the garden will get used in the kitchen, so it’s a full cycle,” she said. Elsewhere through the program, six water bottle filling stations were purchased for the Randolph Central School District; Arcade Elementary School in the Pioneer School District received mostly items for their physical education program; and a revamped physical education curriculum is likely coming to Salamanca’s Prospect Elementary. These are just some of the examples of healthy improvements coming to the schools or already present there. “We’re funded until 2020 just to work with these five school districts,” Huber said. “Throughout the course of the grant, we hope to move into the middle and high schools that we are not currently working with in the districts. By the end of the grant, we plan to hit them all.” To find out more about the program, contact Huber at her office in West Seneca at Erie 1 BOCES at 821-7566 or

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Oct. 21-27, 2016

Cattaraugus County 4-H members win at State Fair

SYRACUSE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County is proud to announce its winners from the 2016 Great New York State Fair. Cattaraugus County had numerous 4-Hers exhibit animals in the Youth Department shows, as well as many projects in the 4-H Youth Building. These entrants were selected at the county level to compete at the state level. Cattaraugus County 4-Hers had many first place victories in the Dairy Youth shows. Brooke Andera (Allegany) with her Guernsey Summer Yearling Heifer and two-year-old Milking Shorthorn; and Meganne Chapman (Cattaraugus) with her four-year-old Jersey each took home a first place finish in their respective classes. Brooke went on to compete in the Master Showmanship competition and placed third. Hunter Barber (Cattaraugus) placed third in his class with his Guernsey Winter Heifer calf. In the Youth Sheep show, Megan Stang (Perrysburg) took home second place with

her Dorset Jr. Ewe lamb and fourth place with her Intermediate Weight Market lamb. Carlye Winship (South Dayton) took home fourth as well with her Medium Weight Market lamb. Sarah, Erika and Ted Conhiser (all of Arcade) placed well with their Alpine and Lamancha goats; often placing in the top three of their competitive classes. Brooke Andera (Allegany) and Nicholas Steurrys (Williamson) did well in showmanship, each placing fourth in their class. Many 4-Hers competed in the Youth Horse shows. Cattaraugus County took second place in the state with its Drill Team, members included: Brianna Beutler (Irving); Estella Estus (South Dayton); Morgan King (Allegany); Heli Kongats (Ellicottville); Anna North (Gowanda); Hayley Stang (Gowanda); Megan Stang (Perrysburg) and Hailey Swanson (Conewango). Garrett Cooper (Cuba) did well with his Mini in numerous events, placing in the top three in many classes. In barrel racing, Delanie and Rylyn Tunstall (Forestville) and

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The Drill Team, which took second place in the state, pauses for a photo during their time at the State Fair. Members include (from left) Heli Kongats, Morgan King, Anna North, Brianna Beutler, Coach Heather Payne, Estella Estus, Hayley Stang, Megan Stang and Hailey Swanson.

Savanna Wilson (Hinsdale) each placed first in many of their classes. In the State Fair Youth Building, Cattaraugus County 4-Hers exhibited numerous projects in photography, arts and crafts, baking, sewing, woodworking, vegetables, horticulture and more. Kayla Wenz (Allegany) exhibited a decorated cake that received Best of Show. Megan Stang (Perrysburg) received a Best of Show for her eggplant.

Cattaraugus County also had two gladiolas, exhibited by Megan Stang and Hayley Stang (Gowanda), win Best of Show. A complete list of award placings can be found at and on the Cattaraugus County 4-H Facebook page. Anyone interested in joining 4-H in Cattaraugus County can contact 4-H Educator Abby Luzier at 699-2377 ext. 130 or ajl387@

Oct. 21-27, 2016



Healthy Community Alliance wins SOPHI Award GOWANDA – Another Spotlight on Population Health Award (SOPHi Award) will hang in the Healthy Community Alliance offices. For the second year in a row, Healthy Community Alliance was selected from among other innovative Western New York programs at the annual P² Collaborative of Western New York SOPHi award ceremony held on Oct. 14 at Riverworks in Buffalo. This year, HCA’s Healthy Corner Store program won the award in the category of “Reducing Obesity in Children and Adults.” The honor was accepted by HCA staff member and dietitian, Kaitlyn Summers, who has been pivotal in the success of this program. Other nominees for the SOPHi Award included programs like Reddy Bikeshare, Kids on the Move and Mobile Farmer’s Markets. The Healthy Corner Store Program promotes health and wellness in local communities by focusing on small retail stores. It aims to increase the amounts of healthy foods and beverages available in these stores by giving them the tools and resources to stock and sell them. These healthy options can include fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, canned goods with lower sodium and whole grain options. As part of the program,

Summers has developed a toolkit for owners, as well as providing stores with refrigerators, baskets and signage to help display and promote the new, healthy options. “To be recognized for this program is an honor,” said Summers, Community Wellness Coordinator for the Healthy Corner Store program. “We had a lot of stiff competition including a number of initiatives in the inner city of Buffalo. To win this award helps put Cattaraugus County on the map of innovative programs toward reducing obesity and acknowledges the fact we need more innovative programs to educate residents on healthy eating. I was overwhelmed by the support when developing and implementing the Healthy Corner Store program. Thank you to Erie 1 BOCES and the New York State Department of Health Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant; without them this program would not have happened." Healthy Community Alliance is a Cattaraugus County based rural health network that improves quality of life in rural communities through broadbased, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention. For more information on HCA, call 532-1010 or visit

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Traci Hopkins (left) and Kaitlyn Summers (middle) of Healthy Community Alliance and Kate Huber (right) from Erie 1 BOCES accepted the SOPHi Award for the Healthy Community Alliance at a ceremony held Oct. 14.



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Oct. 21-27, 2016

G/PV Panthers fall to Pioneer in final regular season game

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G/PV quarterback Ethan Francis takes a snap during the final regular season game against the Pioneer Panthers Oct. 14. G/PV lost in a 28-0 shutout. Despite the loss, the blue Panthers will advance to the playoffs and take on the JFK Bears at home on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

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allowed Pioneer to sustain drives and hit big plays. Pioneer converted a fourth down for a long gain on the first drive of the game. This conversion led to a rushing touchdown with 7:44 left in the first. G/PV YORKSHIRE — The Gowanda/Pine Valley failed to answer and turned the ball over on downs Panthers (5-2) went on the road to play the Pioneer near midfield. Then, Pioneer scored another first quarPanthers (4-4) for their final regular season game. Gowanda/Pine Valley struggled to get going this week ter rushing touchdown, taking an early 14 point lead. The G/PV Panthers started to put together a nice with a 28-0 loss — their first loss since week one. Both drive late in the first half, but did not manage to score. the offense and defense blundered on key plays of the With 12 seconds left in the half, pinned back in their game, resulting in the shutout. own zone, Pioneer’s Todd Thompson ran a sweep play Gowanda/Pine Valley’s typically strong running for a 95-yard touchdown. Gowanda/Pine Valley, theregame had a tough time moving the ball at their usual fore, went into halftime with a 21-point deficit. pace. Kameron Alexander ended the night with 101 Gowanda/Pine Valley continued to struggle movyards on 22 attempts. On the other side, the defense Sports Reporter

ing the ball for the remainder of the game, but defensively began to perform. They kept Pioneer from scoring the entirety of the third quarter and most of the fourth. Adam Sisti abundantly contributed to the defense, leading the team with 12 tackles. With 3:05 remaining in the game, though, Pioneer found the endzone once more with a running play, bringing them to 28 points. In spite of the loss, the Gowanda/ Pine Valley Panthers have plenty to look forward to as they move into the postseason. They will be hosting the JFK Bears (4-3) for the first round of the playoffs Friday, Oct. 21, at Hillis Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Oct. 21-27, 2016



Gowanda Sports Report By Mark Benton

Senior Matt Boss threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns as the East Aurora Sports Correspondent varsity football team pasted Springville in The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers varsity week seven that knocked the Griffins out of the Section VI playoffs and the top 10 football team played Pioneer, a Class B school with a larger enrollment and lost 28-0 is the son of Ken Boss, a 1982 Gowanda on Friday, Oct. 14. The game, the first played Central School graduate and former Panther football, basketball and baseball between the two schools since 1990 moved player. Matt's grandfather Collins resident Pioneer's overall record to 3 wins and 4 losses. The Panthers are 5-2 heading into the Dana Boss is also a graduate of Gowanda Central School and was a member of the Class "C" playoffs against JFK. victorious 1954 Section VI cross-country The Gowanda/Pine Valley junior varsity football team rebounded after losing to Sala- team. As a varsity assistant football coach at manca on Oct. 11 by edging Pioneer 12-6 at Hillis Field this past Saturday. Jordan Bailey Alden Central School this fall, I have come in contact with a junior varsity player by scored both Gowanda/Pine Valley touchthe name of Tad Lacki. By chance, I asked downs on runs of 65 and 7 yards. With the him recently if he was any relation to Sister score tied at 6-6, Bailey caught a key fourth down pass thrown by quarterback Justin Kohn Gertrude Lacki, a Franciscan nun that to set up the winning points. With the victory taught at St. Josephs' School in Gowanda during 1969-70. As it turns out, Tad is the over a larger school, Gowanda now has a record of 5 wins and 2 losses. They will close great-nephew of Sister Gertrude. I then met Tad's father Ted Lacki later that night who out the season at JFK on Saturday, Oct. 22.

informed me that Sister Gertrude is his aunt and godmother. Small world. The Gowanda Central School girls varsity volleyball team placed second in the West Seneca Invitational tournament on Oct. 15. The team is currently placed third in their division with upcoming games against Fredonia and North Collins. The Gowanda junior varsity volleyball team is currently undefeated. They will compete in an upcoming post-season tournament against all of the top junior varsity volleyball teams in the southern tier. The "Learn to Ski" program at Holiday Valley sponsored by the Gowanda Recreation Department will hold their early bird sign up on Sunday, Oct. 23 in the village board room located at 27 East Main St. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Those skiers and snowboarders who register and pay in full on Oct. 23 will receive a $10 discount off of their total price. Students must be in grades 5-12 in order to participate.

The Gowanda varsity girls cross-country team had a fine showing at Southwestern recently as they placed second just three points behind Jamestown in a quadrangular meet. The Lady Panthers had four runners in the top 10 led by Lexi Latona who was second; Christine Twoguns, fifth; Nina Roman, ninth; and Korey HansonIvett, tenth. Lyle Warrior took third in the boys' race and Steve John was eighth as the Panther team placed third overall. Both the boys and girls cross-country teams competed in the Alden Stampede on Oct. 15.

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Saturday, Oct. 22 CROSS COUNTRY Clarence Invitational at Akron Falls JV FOOTBALL (PLAYOFFS) Gowanda at JFK

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The Gowanda JV Volleyball team was undefeated as of press time Wednesday before their final two games of the season, Oct. 19 at North Collins and Oct. 20 at home against Akron. Pictured (from back left): Holly Weston, Lily Redeye, Olivia John, Marleah Stevens, Abby Valone, Summer Allen, Bailey North, Madison Clark and Coach Mead; and (from front left) Trinity Vogtli, Olivia Pawlak, Grace Pawlak, Olivia Ackley, Aliza Rosier, McKenzi Carroll and Paige Gabel.

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The blue and green rivalry rekindled By Mark Benton Sports Correspondent GOWANDA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Gowanda/Pine Valley varsity football team traveled to Yorkshire to play Pioneer Friday, Oct. 15. This was a non-league contest that saw the visiting Panthers lose 28-0. It also concluded the regular season portion of both school's schedule. Now, it is on to the Section VI playoffs. The battle also marked the first time that the schools met on the gridiron since 1990 when they were both members of Division VI. However, the actual rivalry between the two teams, both called the Panthers, began in October of 1969. Gowanda (Pine Valley did not merge with Gowanda in football until 2014) won their first game in Arcade against Pioneer by the score of 24-6. In fact, Pioneer, a school that was formed by merging the Arcade and Delevan-Machias school districts, played all of their home games during the 1969, 1970 and 1971 seasons behind the Arcade Elementary School. The Pioneer football field on Countyline Road in Yorkshire adjacent to their new school wasn't completed until the start of the 1972 season. In week seven of the 1970 season, Pioneer made their first visit to Gowanda on Friday, Oct. 30. The winless visitors were looking for the school's first victory after 14

consecutive losses over their two-year existence. Gowanda officials, fearing that students would wreak havoc downtown after the night game on Halloween Eve, moved the kickoff up to 4:30 p.m. This was just another obstacle to overcome for a Gowanda team that was already having a "hard luck" season with only one win and a tie to go along with several other close losses. When the game began, Pioneer did not look like a team that had never won a game and jumped out to a 20-8 lead. Gowanda, however, put it all together in the second half with touchdowns by Garry Nelson, Richard Bromley and Mike Urbank that lifted the hometown Panthers to a 32-28 win. Pioneer returned to Hillis Field again the following year and finally recorded their first win by the score of 14-8. Gowanda ventured across Route 39 the next year and won 14-0 behind the defensive play of Mike Coy, Rick Bennett and Rudy Rote. The new rivalry between the two schools that were located in Cattaraugus County but pulled in students from neighboring counties was now in full force. The teams continued to play one another each season until Gowanda left the ECIC and joined Division VIII in 1975. Six years later, both teams were reunited and were now members of Division VI. Gowanda avoided their first 0-8 season in the fall of 1981

when they posted a final game win 14-12 at Pioneer on Halloween. Ken Boss, Clayton Seneca and Tony LaValle played very well offensively for Gowanda that afternoon. Pioneer rolled into and over Gowanda the following season and left with a 34-6 win. The second half of the early November game at Hillis Field was played on a snow-covered field as a lake effect snowstorm blew in from nearby Lake Erie just before halftime. Gowanda returned the favor and won a lopsided home game in 1983 when junior Andy Urbank and freshman Daryl McElvene both rushed for over 100 yards. Seth Halftown Jr., Mike Miller, Shane Jezioro and Jim Gominiak led Gowanda to a 42-7 drubbing the following year at Pioneer to conclude yet another successful season. From that point on, the two schools took turns beating one another as members of Division VI. And the game was almost always scheduled during the last week of the regular season. But when the Western New York Football Federation realigned the divisions based on school enrollment in 1994, Gowanda, with the much smaller student population, and Pioneer became distant cousins. The two schools would no longer engage one another on the football field. The most recent game on Oct. 15, although just a non-league tilt, renewed and awoke an old football rivalry between the Panthers in blue and the Panthers in green.

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Share the Joy – Come to Worship GOWANDA

Gowanda Assembly of God 78 Allen St. | Pastor: David Gabel Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

St. John’s United Church of Christ 26 Ellicott St. | 257-9287 or 257-5315 or 257-3606 Pastor: Rev. Harland J. West Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.

East Leon Wesleyan Church Corner 42nd Street & Leon/Mosher Hollow Gowanda Free Methodist Church 257-9082 or 257-6081 | 149 West Main St. | Pastor: Rev. Karen Cleveland Pastor: Jon Horton Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Assistant Pastors: Tim McKeever, Chris Landon Worship Times: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m. COLLINS

Gowanda United Methodist Church 30 North Chapel St. | 532-4092 Pastor: Chris Klimecko Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church 40 South Chapel St. | 532-4342 Pastor: Travis S. Grubbs Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m. St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 26 Erie St. | 532-5100 | Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Worship: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 & 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 76 Center St. Pastor: The Rev. David Noves Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

New Hope Baptist Church 13861 Route 62 near Richardson Road Pastors: Jack and Micah Seiler Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Wednesdays EAST OTTO

United Methodist Church 7896 East Flats Road | 257-9452 Pastor: Wesley Tessey Sunday Worship: 9:45 a.m. Free Methodist Church East Otto Road at Brooklyn Corners | 257-3253 Pastor: Raymond Start Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. LITTLE VALLEY

Trinity United Church of Christ Wesleyan Church 30 Erie Ave. | 532-3004 | 704 Erie St. | 938-6190 Pastor: Rev. Suzanne Hodges Pastor: Rev. Buck Hall Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Special Notes: Free community meal, fourth Saturday of the Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. month from 4 to 6 p.m., January through November First Congregational Church 301 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Sue Fish CATTARAUGUS Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Cattaraugus United Methodist 53 Washington St. | 257-3583 or 257-9398 United Methodist Church Pastor: Becky Ward 109 Court St. | 938-6150 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Nathan Lange Sunday Worship: Traditional, 9 a.m.; Contemporary, 11 a.m. Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church Grace Bible Baptist Church & Grace Christian Academy 111 South St. | 257-3326 201 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Rich Godinez Pastor: Rev. Mike Jones Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Victory Tabernacle 254 South Main St. | 257-9638 Pastor: Michael Winder Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 36 Washington St. | 257-9351 | Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Sunday Mass: 11:15 a.m.

Valley View Baptist Church Routes 242 & 353 at the Y Pastor: Rev. Ken Doyle Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:50 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

MANSFIELD Solomon’s Porch Ministries 7705 Toad Hollow Road | 257-9138 Pastor: Gail McCory Worship: Saturdays, 7 p.m. & Sundays, 10 a.m. OTTO

Immanuel Lutheran Church 9027 East Otto Road | 688-5194 Pastor: Rev. Howard Warner Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. PERRYSBURG

United Methodist Church Main Street near Peck Hill Road Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. VERSAILLES

Versailles United Methodist Church Main Street Pastor: Dave Rood Sunday Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. WESLEY

Wesley United Methodist Route 353 near Markham Road | 257-3583 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 21-27, 2016

Area students graduate from JCC over summer Several students were awarded degrees or certificates from the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses of Jamestown Community College in August 2016. Students from the Gowanda area who were added degrees or certificates included: ■ Cattaraugus: Colt Agnew (A.S. Business - Business Administration) ■ Dunkirk: Kristin Amigone (A.A.S. Individual Studies), Lauren Cunningham (A.S. Business - Business Administration), Natasha Miranda (A.S. Human Services), Elliott Morales (A.S. Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science) ■ Forestville: Hannah Moloney (A.S. Individual Studies) ■ Westfield: Alison Bolinger (A.S. Human Services - High Honors), William Jackson (A.S. Computer Science)

Oct. 21-27, 2016


Old Times Remembered...

1962 Bridge Demolition This photo shows the old iron bridge over Cattaraugus Creek in Gowanda during demolition in the fall of 1962. The two-lane span was replaced by a modern concrete bridge which opened in the spring of 1963. Photo courtesy of the Gowanda Area Historical Society with special thanks to Allan S. Wallace.




Out & About

■ Oct. 22 to 23, Fourth Annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers and Artisans) Expo, Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley. Featuring local artisans and manufacturers. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23. Free admission. ■ Oct. 27, 6 p.m., Michael Galban at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca. Galban will speak about Seneca material culture. Part of the museum’s Fall Lecture Series 2016. Free. Call 945-1760. ■ Oct. 28 to 31, Horror at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater in downtown Gowanda. Make your way through the theater filled with scary creatures and passageways. Proceeds benefit restoration of the Hollywood Theater. Hours 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28, 29 and Oct. 31 and 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Admission $5. Visit ■ Oct. 29, EVL Half Marathon, downtown Ellicottville. A Halloween-

themed event that features both a half marathon and 5K race through scenic, rolling rural roads. Visit ellicottvilleny. com. ■ Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Indoor Yard Sale, Masonic Lodge Hall in Otto. Presented by The Order of the Eastern Star Otto Star Chapter #513. Call 25703671. ■ Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Zombie Walk at Cattaraugus Free Library. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at Cattaraugus Fireman’s Club. Zombie Dance with DJ from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost $5 per person. ■ Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Scotty McCreery, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $25. ■ Nov. 8, Election Day Money and Meat Raffle, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1382, 201 Aldrich St. in Gowanda. Refreshments, drink specials, raffles and more. Call 532-4882. ■ Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Women of the Moose Chapter 651 Holiday Craft Show, 201 Aldrich St. in Gowanda.

Crafters, jewelry, candles, homemade chocolate, pet items, wreaths and more. Refreshments available; vendors still needed. Call Carolynn, 532-3829. ■ Nov. 17, 6 p.m., Jolene Rickard at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca. Part of the museum’s Fall Lecture Series 2016. Free. Call 9451760. ■ Nov. 18, 6 p.m., 18th annual Kiwanis Club Extravaganza, Holy Cross Club in Salamanca. Buffet and cash bar available. Door prizes, silent auction, card auction and more. For pre-sale tickets, see a member of Kiwanis Club. ■ Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Women of the Moose Chapter 651 Scrapbooking Crop, 201 Aldrich St. in Gowanda. Be creative and enjoy scrapbooking with friends. Refreshments, Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Call 532-4882 to reserve your spot. ■ Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Crystal Gayle, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $35.

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Area Attractions ■ Pumpkinville, 4844 Sugartown Rd. in Great Valley. A variety of homemade items, baked goods, sixacre corn maze, hayrides, apple cider press, pumpkin selection and more. Visit or call (716) 699-2205. ■ Nightmare Hayrides, 6319 Sommerville Rd. in Ellicottville. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings through Oct. 30. Scariest hayride in Western New York. Visit or call (716) 699-4839. ■ Cattaraugus County Historical Museum, 9824 Route 16 in Machias. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (716) 353-8200. ■ Cattaraugus County Historical Museum, 9824 Route 16 in Machias. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (716) 353-8200.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF: D. E. & C. Auto, LLC: Articles of Organization of D. E. & C. Auto, LLC. Under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law: The name of the limited liability company is: D. E. & C. Auto, LLC. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State is: September 7, 2016. The county within this State in which the office of the limited liability company is located is Cattaraugus. The address of the business is: 1216 Seneca Ave., Olean, NY 14760. The secretary of state has been designated as agent of D. E. & C. Auto, LLC upon whom process against it may be served and the post office address within this state to which the secretary of state shall mail a copy of any process against the limited liability company served upon him is: 406 W. Henley St., Olean, NY 14760. The purpose of the business is to sell used vehicles.

NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION OF WESTINGHOUSE GOVERNMENT SERVICES LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 10/3/16. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1000 Westinghouse Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066. LLC formed in DE on 3/10/16. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Route 242, Little Valley, New York, until Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:45 P.M. after which they will be publicly opened at 2:00 P.M. (at the same location), by the undersigned, under the direction of the Public Works Committee of the Cattaraugus County Legislature. Each bid, at the time it is received, will be stamped showing the date and time of receipt. ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED: Any bid not clearly marked will not be considered. DPW BID #68 HVAC & Refrigeration Maintenance Bidding sheets and instructions may be obtained at the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, New York, 14755. Phone Dawn Smith at 9389121 Ext. 2465. All bids must be sent or delivered to Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY 14755, Attention Dawn Smith. All bids received are subject to

all federal and state controls concerning any such equipment, materials and/or services. All bids must be accompanied by a NON-COLLUSIVE BIDDING CERTIFICATE. Any bid submitted without such certification will not be accepted. Any bid not meeting ALL specifications will not be considered. The County Legislature reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities, and to accept the lowest responsible bid. Jack Searles County Administrator County Center - 303 Court Street Little Valley, New York 14755

of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 313 Main St., Olean, NY 14760. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under Section 203 of the Limited Liability Company Law.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the purchase of certain materials, equipment, and/or services, for the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, according to specifications, will be received by the undersigned, at the Department of Public Works Facility, 8810

ON 09/20/2016, SON YOGA, LLC filed with the NYS Department of State its Articles of Organization. The office to be located in Cattaraugus County. The NY Secretary of State is designated as agent for service

Personals IN MEMORY OF NAN COLLINS on her Birthday October 20 Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories. Sadly Missed by Lindi, Gary & Tamara

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Oct. 21-27, 2016


Gowanda School continues search for substitutes By Rich Place Managing Editor

GOWANDA — Despite the approval of about a half dozen substitutes at its most recent meeting, the Gowanda School Board of Education still emphasized the need for more substitutes both in the classroom and on school buses. District Superintendent Jim Klubek told the board the district, which often focuses only on applicants with a fouryear college degree, will now consider those with a two-year college degree or high school diploma to apply for substitute teaching positions. “I know we always looked for someone with a college degree or at least some college experience,” he told the board during its Oct. 5 meeting. “But right now, with the shortage of subs and the fact there are some very good people out there who only have a high school diploma who want to sub and want to contribute … if we feel they are someone who would be beneficial to us in the classroom, then we’re giving them the opportunity.” Klubek stressed there is no longterm commitment with a substitute teaching position, noting that “if they don’t work out, they don’t work out. You don’t have to keep them.” During its Oct. 5 meeting, the board approved a handful of substitutes, and Klubek told the board many of those

substitutes would likely be called to begin working the following day. The district pays substitutes $80 for uncertified teachings and $95 for certified teachers per day. “We’ve had some great people apply who have had high school diplomas who want to be in the classroom and want to help kids, and they’ve done a fantastic job for us,” he added. Currently, finding substitutes to fill a temporary vacancy is sometimes like a puzzle, Klubek explained. If a teacher has to attend a conference or meeting that spans several days, the district will work around specific days to find a substitute. “We could always use more,” he said. “We’re trying to cover day-today. If we have a teacher going to a training on a certain day and that training is offered more than one day, we work around it.” The need for substitutes extends beyond the classroom, as substitute bus drivers are also being sought by the district. Klubek said the district will pay for training for those who need to obtain the necessary licensing to drive a bus, a fact often overlooked by those who don’t know whether or not they are eligible to drive. For those interested in applying to be a substitute bus driver, or who are seeking more information in general about requirements, training and licensing, can call 532-3325 x. 6601.




Oct. 21-27, 2016

Erie County Legislature recognizes Dysautonomia Awareness Month HAMBURG – Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, joined by Legislature Chairman John Mills, Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Edward Rath, Legislator Ted Morton and County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, presented a proclamation to Hamburg resident Laura Seil Ruszczyk on Thursday, Oct. 6, announcing that Erie County has designated October 2016 as Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Ruszczyk, who was diagnosed with the medical condition six years ago, has been working with Dysautonomia International to raise awareness of this disorder. Advocates like Seil Ruszczyk continue to fight to bring medical treatment to this region so that patients don’t have to travel hundreds of miles. “Currently, the Western New York area has few doctors to treat those with dysautonomia. By proclaiming October as Dysautonomia Awareness Month in Erie County, the Legislature is supporting Laura and everyone who battles this disorder, which impacts more than 70 million people worldwide,” said Legislator Dixon. “Please take some time to educate yourself about dysautonomia and join the efforts to support research in hopes of finding a cure.” Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS regulates such functions as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils, kidney function and temperature control. Dysautonomia patients deal with varied symptoms including dizziness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates and malnutrition. “Awareness of this disorder is critical,” said Ruszczyk. “Many medical professionals have little experience with dysautonomia. This has to change, as does increased research to find optimum treatments and hopefully a cure for this disorder. We also need more doctors to treat us. Some people travel extensive distances to see an autonomic specialist as there are so few.” For additional information, please contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671 or e-mail lynne.

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The Erie County Legislature recognized Dysautonomia Awareness Month on Oct. 6 by presenting a proclamation to Hamburg resident Laura Seil Ruszczyk. Those attending the ceremony included: (from left) County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, Legislator Edward Rath, Laura Seil Ruszczyk, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Legislature Chairman John Mills, Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo and Legislator Ted Morton.

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