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It’s time to celebrate Christmas in Gowanda FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 5-8 p.m. — Gowanda Love INC ❄ Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus ❄ Blue Star Mothers of WNY Chapter #4 ❄ Creating Cards for our Servicemen and women, collecting care package items ❄ Craft Vendor and Organization Booths 5-7 p.m. — Gowanda Free Library ❄ Free Cookies and Hot Chocolate ❄ Movie: “How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas” ❄ The Grinch will be on site! ❄ Movie start times: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m. Community Caroling Downtown Meet under Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater marquee at 6 p.m. Everyone invited!

7:15p.m. — Historic Hollywood Theater ❄ Movie: “Gowanda’s World War II Tribute” ❄ Start Time: 7:15 p.m. (Free entry, dona-

tions for Gowanda Food Pantry encouraged at door) Stores open until 8 p.m. Friday!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Polar Express Train Rides with Santa ❄ Train departs: 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. ❄ Tickets available at Gowanda Love INC office or online at gowandaloveinc.org ❄ Adults $8. Children (ages 3-11) $4 (and under 2 years old free on lap). 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Kids Painting Sessions sponsored by GCS Boosters at St. Joseph’s Church Hall. Call 597-5929 for details and to register. Space is limited; $10 per painting.

11a.m. Snowflake Walk with Santa and Friends sponsored by Healthy Community Alliance ❄ Master of Ceremonies: Mr. David Smith ❄ Prizes for best costumes! Pets and Strollers welcome. ❄ Lineup at 10:45 a.m. North Water Street back parking lot behind McCormack’s Hardware. Parade starts behind Soles Unlimited ❄ Parade route: W. Main St. to Center St. ❄ Under the Hollywood Marque after the Snowflake Walk, winners will be announced for best holiday costumes. Winners also announced for the Gowanda Area Chamber Shop Local Contest, Coloring Contest and Window Display Contest. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Gowanda Free Library ❄ Open house and theme basket auction Noon–3 p.m.: Movies at the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater ❄ Noon: Frosty the Snowman ❄ 1 p.m.: Charlie Brown

Christmas ❄ 2 p.m: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ❄ 3 p.m.:Frosty the Snowman (Free entry, donations for Gowanda Food Pantry encouraged at door.)

Noon - 4 p.m. Finding Dimes Carolers ❄ Window of Gabel Bros. Furniture and Appli-

ances Noon - 5:30 p.m. — Gowanda Love INC ❄ Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus ❄ Blue Star Mothers of WNY Chapter #4 ❄ Creating Cards for our Servicemen and women, collecting care package items ❄ Movie: “Gowanda’s World War II Tribute” ❄ Craft Vendor and Organization Booths Noon-5 p.m. Police Car and Fire Truck Rides ❄ located in parking lot behind Jesse’s Home and Gifts 3-5 p.m. Free Cookies and Hot Chocolate at Persia Town Hall ❄ Meet and greet local officials 3-6 p.m. Free Horse and Wagon Rides 4–5 p.m. Fredonia Youth Choir Free Concert at Historic Hollywood Theater 4-6 p.m. Visit with Santa’s Reindeer near Persia Town Hall

5:30 p.m. Live Nativity Narration by Gowanda Assembly of God at Chang Hu Park 6 p.m. Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Chang Hu Park ❄ Master of Ceremonies - Pastor Dave Gabel ❄ Gowanda High School Chamber Singers ❄ Honored Guests: First Responders will light the tree 7 p.m. Holiday Spirit Parade with Fireworks to follow ❄ Master of Ceremonies: Mr. David Smith ❄ Sound System donated by DC Sound Don’t forget! ❄ Taste of Gowanda and Specials during Christmas in Gowanda at local restaurants ❄ Demonstrations at Jesse’s Home and Gifts ❄ Gowanda Booster’s food and Panther gift tent located in front of Valley Pharmacy ❄ Holiday Helping Hands Program. Drop off locations include: ❄ Gowanda Community Bank ❄ Gowanda Harley Davidson, ❄ Shop ‘n Save ❄ Gowanda Police Department ❄ Gowanda Ford. Be sure to check “Christmas in Gowanda” Facebook page and the Village of Gowanda website for updated information. Send The Gowanda Press your photos! Post your Christmas in Gowanda pictures on facebook.com/gowandapress, hashtag them on Instagram #christmasingowanda or email them to gowandapress@gmail.com!


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Tax rate down, levy up in county budget By Rick Miller

County Reporter

LITTLE VALLEY — A record $228.6 million Cattaraugus County budget for 2017 was approved last week by county lawmakers. Only one person, Virginia Banner of Little Valley, spoke at the public hearing on the tentative budget and asked legislators to turn down a $10,000 increase for the public defender. “I think any one of us would like to see a $10,000 check on our stocking,” she said. While the budget was up $15,000 over the 2016 county budget, the tax levy increased $1.1 million to $54.5 million. The 2.17 percent change was within the tax cap. The full value tax rate dropped 11 cents to $12.85 per $1,000. The county Legislature also approved a nearly $13 million borrowing proposal for roads, bridges, culverts and roof replacement. The self-insured county health plan will increase over $800,000 in 2017, up by 4.4 percent. Between the end of 2016 and the end of 2017, the county expects to receive $16.1 million in federal or state Intergovernmental Transfer payments to help fund the county’s two nursing homes. It will cost the county just over $8 million to draw down those funds. The $6.1 million bridge program

for 2017 will use $1.9 million in bonds. The $11.3 million road program will use $9.3 million in bonds. The $1.5 million culvert program will use $1 million in bonds. The $850,000 roof replacement plan uses $553,938 in bonds. There was one new position in-

Holiday service info welcome The Gowanda Press invites area churches to submit information for their Christmas Eve services. The deadline to submit information is Tuesday, Dec. 13. A complied list of services will be published in the Friday, Dec. 16, edition of The Gowanda Press. Please submit church name, service dates and times and any special information — such as a candlelight service, family service, etc. — to gowandapress@gmail.com or drop information off at The Press office, 47 W. Main St., Gowanda.

cluded in the budget, but it did not add to the levy since county lawmakers accepted a grant from the state’s Office of Indigent Legal Services to hire a social worker to the public defender’s office and increase the public defender’s pay by $10,000 a year over three years. The five Democrats on the Legislature voted against raising the public defender’s salary. Democrat John Padlo of Olean said after the meeting Public Defender Mark Williams was “doing an excellent job and deserving of a pay increase,” but not a $10,000 increase at a time when people were losing their jobs. Williams said the $10,000 increase, retroactive to Jan. 1, will put his salary at $107,000 a year, about 58 percent of the $183,850 salary of the district attorney. Williams earlier this year received a 1.2 percent salary increase.

AFTER THE FIRST three quarters of 2016 produced less sales tax collections than forecast in the budget, county Administrator Jack Searles recommended cutting 2017 sales tax projections by $767,000 under the 2016 budget figures. The projection of the general sales tax — 3 percent — was reduced from $15.7 million to $15.1 million in the 2017 budget. The additional 1 percent sales tax revenue dedicated to roads and bridges was cut from $9.8 million to $9.5 million. Legislature Finance Committee Chairman James J. Snyder, R-Olean, said, “Jack and the department heads did a great job on the budget. It was absolutely seamless. It was almost fun to do for a change.” Snyder added that the group had done “a hell of a lot of business today.” “We borrowed $13 million to fix roads and bridges. It was a major stroke of business,” he said.


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County funds new radios for 23 FDs By Rick Miller

County Reporter

LITTLE VALLEY — Twenty-three olunteer fire departments in attaraugus ount got an earl hristmas gift last wee a $1 million grant to bu new Submitted photo fire radios. Gowanda High School SADD recently held its annual food drive to benefit the Gowanda Food Pantry. Students and staff collected 330 items, ount lawma ers agreed to fund the along with a monetary donation of close to $300. SADD advisor Shannon Styles said this beat last year's donation by almost 100 items. one time purchase of up to 11 mobile fire radios for truc s, 3 base radios and 1 portable radios. The radios are new, high band Motorola radios that will replace the existing low band s stem. “ ne of the most important things we did toda was to ote for $1 million for fire radios, getting all the fire departments on the same page, said Minorit eader Susan abuhn, Salamanca. olunteer fire departments in districts 1, and 3 ha e applied for three rounds S The ollins Public of state funding to purchase the new ibrar has announced the creation of radios needed to tal to departments that a Teen d isor oard, designed to alread ha e the new radios in districts 4 implement ideas and acti ities that would and . The cit fire departments in lean appeal specificall to teenagers. and Salamanca also ha e the new radios. The initial three members of the irefighters in the three districts withad isor board are Mic e Mentle , out the new radios were growing increasa ota a er and Sarah Maca anja. The ingl frustrated o er the lac of funding. trio met with bigail arten, director of mergenc Ser ices irector hris the librar , and set Thursda , ec. , at a er and other count officials, Motoro3 3 p.m. as Teen Game ight. Games la Solutions, the compan wor ing on the will include board games as well as ideo count s new emergenc communications games. Game night will ta e place in s stem, and representati es from each of the librar s meeting room under adult the three fire districts wor ed out the final super ision. proposal. t includes a 4 percent disMentle , as liaison to the librar s count on the radios if the re purchased board of trustees, has met with se eral before the end of the ear. board members more than once to disncluded in the 3 departments are cuss the purchase and use of emerging attaraugus, oldspring, ast andolph, technolog such as irtual realit and 3 ill uc and andolph in istrict 3 eprinting. arten is in con ersations with Submitted photo le an, armers ille, ran lin ille, schua, entral ibrar in uffalo, pursuing the Mickey Mentley (left) is part of the new Teen Advisory Board at the Collins Public Library. The board, proper channels for such purchases in the also comprised of Dakota Baker and Sarah Macakanja, met with library director Abigail Barten near future, officials said. See Radios, Page 13 (right) to establish Thursday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m. as Teen Game Night.

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Radios from Page 1 Lyndon and Yorkshire in District 2; and Conewango, Gowanda, Perrysburg, Dayton, South Dayton and Versailles in District 1. The fire departments will contribute about $ , toward the cost of the fire radios. “This is so important for our fire service,” said Howard VanRensselaer, andolph. ANOTHER IMPORTANT resolution that passed in ol ed a $ , contract with Barton & Loguidice of Rochester to conduct a count wide trail s stem stud . The stud will loo at expanding existing trails, connecting them to other existing paths and de eloping new trails. ne of the sponsors of the resolution, John Padlo, D-Olean, said the study will be useful in enhancing recreational activities in the count . Trails will not onl help local residents become more ph sicall fit, the ll draw tourists as well, he noted. egislators also oted to hold a public hearing ec. 1 on 17 department head salaries. The proposed bi wee l salaries

represent a percent increase o er They are:

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ount administrator, $4,1 7. irector of aging, $ , 4. ■ Public health director, $3,977. ■ ommissioner of Social Ser ices, $3, 34. ■ ommissioner of Public Wor s, $3,339. ■ Personnel officer and human resources director, $3,050. ■ conomic e elopment, Planning and Tourism director, $3,177. ■ ommunit Ser ices director, $3,171 ■ eal propert tax director, $ , 3 . ■ lection commissioners two , $2,295. ■ County historian, $570. ■ Museum curator, $ 7 . ■ Probation director, $3,118. ■ Veterans Services director, $2,193. ■ Youth Bureau director, $2,505. ■ ount coroners four , $11,14 annual . ■ ount sheriff, $1 3, annual . ■ ount cler , $77, 44 annual . ■ ■

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Gowanda Elementary celebrates Native American Heritage Month

G W Gowanda lementar School held a celebration o . 17 in honor of ati e merican eritage Month. highlight of the celebration was when a fourth-grader recited the Thanksgiving message completel in Seneca. Guest spea er orman imerson led a host of dancers from elementar , middle and high school through some ati e merican social dances. The smo e dance and the ladies traditional dance were demonstrated for all to enjo . The crowd also experienced the alligator dance,

when dancing children selected partners from the audience to twirl around. handful of ati e merican students were selected to read about their Iroquois clan. dditionall , a pair of fourth graders shared the stor of “Wh the hipmun as Stripes. The assembl was rounded out with a demonstration b arice Sampson and a small group of girls who performed the fanc shawl dance, jingle dress dance and hoop dance.

Church will host Christmas caroling

G W The Gowanda ree Methodist hurch will host a hristmas caroling singalong in the church at p.m. Sunda , ec. 11. The church is at 14 W. Main St. ll who lo e old traditional hristmas

carols are in ited to join the group in singing with the piano and organ. n addition, se eral groups will entertain, in particular the children of the ree Methodist hurch. The night will end with refreshments. or more information, call 3 441.


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COMMENTARY

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A bit of razzle dazzle for a country boy By Richard Westlund

show featuring a Christmas yard lighting contest called “The Great Christmas Contributing Columnist Light Fight” or something like that. The Working 35 years in the technical side winner with the best perceived Christof broadcast television, I’ve spent my life mas yard lighting display will receive $50,000. There is a family in Lakeview, in the production of TV shows of every description. In a few cases I’ve been part just outside of Hamburg, who are among four finalists in this contest. Sunda ct. of the show, but never on a nationwide 16 was set by ABC to tape a TV show network. The ABC-TV network has a Christmas featuring the Lakeview residence display

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for seasonal viewing, at a date sometime in December. ur chorus has a website. The people who were going to prepare the TV show for Christmastime called our chorus from California. They were looking for a barbershop group to be used on the show. The quartet I sing with is not the best one in Buffalo, but we were available and willing. We were given the address of the yard to be featured and told to be there at o cloc , on Sunda , ct. 1 . The featured display was on a quiet side street. When we arrived it was blockaded by a police barrier, complete with police guards. They gave security for the recording session with no interference from casual traffic. The theme of the featured yard lighting was for children, complete with a movie screen featuring all the various Disney Characters from Mickey Mouse to Tinker ell. Santa and Mrs. laus were there with a couple of reindeer, and the whole area was ablaze with all kinds of lighted displa s. t had a Main Street with moc shops, including a barbershop. There was a crowd of mostly elementary grade children with some parents which we estimated to be close to 200 people as cheering visitors. Many of them came in school buses. We arrived at the appointed 6 o’clock and were told to just standby as part of the crowd until they wanted us. They started taping about 7 p.m. and did a number of repetitions on various shots and interviews making full use of the

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cheering section directed by a director with a megaphone. We had no idea et how we would fit into this whole affair. We took a spot on the side lines and enjoyed the scene. After standing around watching for about three hours, we still had no idea what we were there for. It was interesting to watch, but it would have been nice to sit down a while. As the show went on, we found it more difficult to figure out what we were supposed to do. As things slowed down there were only about 40 of the crowd left. They were taken on a tour of the lighting display. It was about a quarter to 10, and one of us said, “Well if they aren’t going to use us, Let’s go home.” We agreed but thought, “We’d better check out before we go.” We went over to where they were touring on the moc ed Main Street and the director said to us, “Just go over by the barbershop and start singing.” None of us were satisfied with our first song. We were a bit razzle-dazzled, after our long standing around waiting four hours, but we came to life a bit on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and that was it. It was a long, tiring evening, but we may (or may not) be on a nationwide TV Christmas show on ABC. I’m not expecting any contracts from California in the mail, but I look forward to see if they use us on the show in December. If they use us, I’ll be looking out from the screen to see if you are watching! May God bless America.

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Collins 50 Plus Seniors activities Activities for the week of Dec. 4 to 10 include: SUNDAY ■ Pickle ball with Lois: 6:30 p.m., L.K. Painter Center gym. (free) MONDAY

■ Exercises

with Pat: 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free)

Painter Center Rose Room. (free) ■ Senior bowling: 1 p.m. at K&L Lanes in Gowanda. ■ Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shop N Save in Gowanda. THURSDAY 9 a.m., Painter Center gym. (free for December) ■ Yoga:

TUESDAY FRIDAY senior aerobics with Kim: 9 ■ Exercises with Pat: 9 a.m., Painter a.m., Painter Center gym. (fee for this class) Center gym. (free) ■ “Christmas with the Superstars” day ■ Potluck lunch: noon, Painter Center trip. Bus leaves the front parking lot of the Yellow Room. Bring a dish to pass. MediL.K. Painter Center in Collins at 10 a.m.. care seminar following lunch. Bus will returns by 4 p.m. ■ Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shop N Save in WEDNESDAY Gowanda. ■ Exercises with Pat: 9 a.m., Painter SATURDAY Center gym. (free) ■ Quilting with Florence: 10:30 a.m., ■ Salvation Army Red Kettle CamCollins Library Community Room. (free) paign: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shop N Save in Gowanda. ■ Games and crafts with Pat: 1 p.m., ■ Active

Collins Public Library events Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas”; all are welcome. Call the library to sign up. ■ Monday, Dec. 5: Magical Crea■ Monday, Dec. 12: Craft Club, 6 tures, from 6 to 7 p.m. Stories, crafts p.m. Sign-up is required. To register, call and games. For ages 6 to 10. To register, or stop by. stop by or call the library. ■ Tuesday, Dec. 13: Graham Cracker Houses, 6 p.m. Limited to 20 spots; call ■ Tuesday, Dec. 6: Coloring Night, to save a spot. For ages 2 to 12. from 6 to 7 p.m. All ages welcome. ■ Friday, Dec. 9: Computer Basics, ■ Thursday, Dec. 15: Decorate from 1 to 3 p.m. Includes review of Christmas Cookies, from 5 to 6 p.m. hardware and software of a computer Cookies and decorations provided. as well as introduction to how to use Open to all ages; registration is enmouse and keyboard. Registration is couraged. required. The library can be reached at 532■ Monday, Dec. 12: Book Club, 5129. 11 a.m. Group will be discuss John COLLINS — Events coming up at the Collins Public Library include:

North Collins Public Library events NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Public Library has announced its upcoming events for the month of December: ■ Dec.

4, 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. gra-

ham cracker houses. Sign up required. ■ Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., Cris Johnson presents “The Christmas Magic Show” ■ Dec. 25 and 26, library closed. For additional information, call 337-3211.

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OBITUARIES Wayne E. Farner

GOWANDA — Wayne E. Farner, 66, of Dunkirk, passed away Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016) at the Gowanda Nursing Home. Mr. Farner was born May 19, 1950, in Springville, the son of the late Earl and Lucille Witt Farner. e wor ed in the office at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center from 1968 until his retirement in 2005. He was a life member of the Pine Valley Rod and Gun Club and a member of the ational i e ssociation. e was an a id outdoorsman. He is survived by his daughter, Beth Burns of Albion; two grandchildren, Jeffery

Vivian Mae Wulff

GOWANDA — Vivian M. Wulff, 87, of Caroline Road, passed away Monday (Nov. 21, 2016), surrounded by family. Vivian was born in New Albion on Feb. 19, 1929, a daughter of Max and Cora Kirby Hill. Vivian retired from the former JN Adam Developmental Center. She also was a former member of the Leon Historical Society. Survivors include two daughters, Anne (the late Don) Merkt of Cattaraugus, Pamela Paul ans of Gowanda fi e grandchildren, Julie and Christy Merkt, Ashley (Neeraj) Kamari, and Sarah and Philip (Kate) Evans; three great-grandchildren, Tucker and Ellie, along with Paul and Kate’s

Irma G. Scura

GOWANDA — Irma G. Scura, 101, of Gowanda, passed away Friday (Nov. 25, 2016) at her home. She was born April 10, 1915, in Crittenden, the daughter of the late Earl and Ida Hodge Nehrboss. Mrs. Scura was a retired Gowanda Elementary School teacher and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda. She was predeceased on Jan. 5, 2001 by her loving husband, Lawrence Scura.

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and Eric; two brothers, Gary (Melodie) Farner of Gowanda and Mike (Julie) Farner of eon three sisters, ebbie ill Mansfield of Gowanda, Jacqueline (David) Deyo of Aledo, Texas and Sandy Farner of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Donna Casaneda. Friends called Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016) at the Mentley Funeral Home, 105 E. Main St., Gowanda. Funeral services were held immediately following from the funeral home. Burial was in Parklawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

baby that is due in January; two brothers, Raymond Hill of Florida and Roland (Onnie) Hill of Cattaraugus; two sisters, Alice Hillebert of Jamestown and Maxine Reed of Gowanda; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and son-in-law, Vivian is preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Hill; and a sister, Violet Clark. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 26, 2016) in the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda, 532-4200. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda. The Rev. ngie Mardino Miller will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Scura is survived by a son, Lawrence (Rebecca) Scura of Iowa; a grandchild; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she is predeceased a son, Lynn Scura; and two brothers, Howard (Evelyn) Nehrboss and Allen (Mary) Nehrboss. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda.

Sophia M. Badurek

PERRYSBURG — Sophia M. Badurek, 88, of Route 39, passed away early Tuesday morning (Nov. 29, 2016). Born Dec. 3, 192,7 in Perrysburg, Sophia was the daughter of Walery and Maryanna Bitka Badurek. Sophie retired as a stenographer from the former Gowanda Psychiatric Center following nearly 25 years of employment with the state. A long standing member of the former Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church in Perrysburg, she transferred to St. Joseph’s in Gowanda after the closing of St. Joan’s and was active with the Altar and Rosary Society and with the choir. Sophie enjoyed gardening, both egetable and owers at the famil farm where she lived, and also enjoyed repairing and restyling her dolls, as she was a doll collector. Sophie also was a member of the Country Sisters Craft Club, the

Dennis R. Brosius

BRADFORD, Pa. — Dennis R. Brosius, 67, of Bradford, passed away Monday (Nov. 21, 2016) at Select Specialty Hospital, Erie. He was born May 3, 1949, in Gowanda, N.Y., a son of the late Elmer and Bernice Hannon Brosius. He was a graduate of Bradford Area High School. On Feb. 27, 1971, in Limestone, N.Y., he married Phyllis M. Bullers, who survives. He was employed by Halliburton, Bradford, for several years as a truck driver before being employed by Temple- Inland Particleboard Plant, Mount Jewett. Finally he worked as a bus driver for the Area Transportation Authority until his retirement. In addition to his wife of 45 years, Phyllis M. Brosius of Bradford, he is also survived by three daughters, Nicole (Brad) Johnson of Warren, Elizabeth Rodriguez of Washington, D.C., and Regina (Scott) Knapp of Marshburg; one brother, Robert Brosius of Ham-

Happy Travelers of Collins and was an Elementary School Senior Citizen. Survivors include her brother-in-law, Edward Mohr of Salamanca; and 15 nieces and nephews, including great and great great, also survive. Besides her parents, Sophia was preceded in death by four brothers, Alex, Joseph, Stanley and John Badurek; and two sisters, Frances Puvel and Rose Mohr. Friends called Thursday at the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (Dec. 2, 2016) at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, East Main Street, Gowanda. Guests are asked to assemble at the church. Interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery with Father Joseph Porpiglia as celebrant. Memorials may be made to the local charity of one’s choice.

burg, N.Y.; one sister, Karen Brosius of Hamburg; two granddaughters, Virginia Knapp of Bradford and Rachel (Joe) Carr of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a beloved dog, Nicki. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roger Rodriguez; one sister, Bonita Himes; and two brothers, Ronald Brosius and James Brosius. At his request there will be no visitation; private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette Township. n lieu of owers, the famil has asked that memorial contributions in his name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral. com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral


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Milton L. ‘Moe’ Maines

VERSAILLES — Milton L. “Moe” Maines, 87, of Versailles, passed away Saturday (Nov. 26, 2016) at Lakeshore Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Sheridan, the son of the late Leon and Mildred Cole Maines. On June 25, 1948, he married the former Evelyn M. Sprague, who predeceased him on March 15, 2011. Mr. Maines owned and operated Maines Produce in Versailles for 54 years. He also was employed at Gowanda Psychiatric Center as a powerhouse operator until retiring. He was a past chief and member of the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Maines is survived by two sons, Richard Maines and David (Jean) Maines, both of Versailles; two daughters, Ginny Seeley and Wendy Maines, both of Versailles; two granddaughters, Kimberly

Steklasa and Eilis Meehan; 10 grandsons, Joel Jr. and Jeremy Neu, Mike, Steve, David, Scott and Mark Maines, Dan Seeley, and James Jr. and Dillon Meehan; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Wilma Smith of Brocton; a brother-in-law, Lynn Varney of Perrysburg; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his loving wife he was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Neu; two sisters, Marge Varney and Ethel Smith; and a greatgrandchild, Colton. Friends called at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 E. Main St., Gowanda, on Monday and Tuesday. Funeral services were held Wednesday (Nov. 30, 2016) in the funeral home. Burial was in Versailles Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department.

Santa to visit Cattaraugus Co. Bank locations

LITTLE VALLEY — Santa Claus will visit three Cattaraugus County Bank locations during December. Santa will visit the Randolph location on Saturday, Dec. 3; the Springville location

on Saturday, Dec. 10; and the South Dayton location on Saturday, Dec. 17. All visits run from 9 a.m. to noon. Children can receive goodies and share their Christmas wish lists with Santa.

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■ IRVING — Ray Silverheels, 29, of Collins, was arrested Nov. 14 on an outstanding warrant after deputies were called to meet the Dunkirk Police Department at the county line. Silverheels was transported to the Erie County Holding Center pending his court appearance. ■ NORTH COLLINS — Deputies on Nov. 16 responded to a New Oregon Road address and took a larceny report from the complainant. A report was filed for third degree grand larcen . The case was turned o er to the Sheriff s ffice etecti e nit for follow up and remains under investigation. ■ IRVING — Francisco Santiago, 33, of Dunkirk, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation after a M chec showed Santiago s license to have various suspensions in place. Santiago had been stopped on Southwestern oule ard b deputies for an unspecified equipment violation. Santiago was transported to Erie County Holding Center on $ bail pending his next court appearance.

■ GOWANDA — Two vehicles had to be towed from Main Street and Brown Street on Nov. 18 following a two-car crash. The occupants were checked b first aid personnel for minor injuries. ■ BRANT — A 22-year-old male was transported to Erie County Medical Center via Mercy Flight with non-life-threatening injuries following an all-terrain vehicle accident Nov. 18 on Versailles Road, at the Mileblock Road intersection. Deputies found the victim lying on the side of the road with a head injury upon arrival at the scene. Another passenger on the ATV was not injured. The driver and T ed, and deputies located the suspected driver and found the ATV at a Mileblock Road address. The accident remains under investigation; police did not release the names of the individuals involved. ■ IRVING — Deputes on Nov. 19 responded to Seneca Gaming and took a report for fraud in regard to suspected counterfeit currency. The case was turned o er to the sheriff s office detecti e unit.

Correction Due to incorrect information submitted to The Gowanda Press, a police report in the Nov. 11 edition incorrectly stated Dylan Aldridge, 26, of North Collins, was charged Oct. 31 with driving while intoxicated following the report of

a motorcyclist down on Jennings Road. ccording to the rie ount Sheriff s ffice, ldridge was charged with refusal to submit to a blood test or breath screening device, among other charges, but not dri ing while intoxicated.

Dec. 2-8, 2016

It’s HEAP application time

OLEAN — Applications for the 2016-17 HEAP season are being accepted at the Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services. HEAP interviews will be taken on a walk-in basis weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Individuals required to have an interview but unable to come into the office ma ha e the inter iew conducted over the phone after Social Services receives a completed HEAP application. Participants may be eligible to mail in their application without an interview if they received HEAP benefits last ear. To call with general questions, request an application, or to report an emergency, call the following numbers based on the first letter of the indi idual s last name ■ A-J,

call 701-3773 call 701-3774 ■ Q-Z, call 701-3781 ■ K-P,

Outreach services will be conducted by the Department of Aging for those

individuals over 60 years of age. Contact the agency at 701-8032 or 1-800-4622901 for more information on how to apply. New York residents can go online to m enefits.n .go and, b answering a few questions, determine if they may be eligible for P and can file a HEAP application online. Outreach services will also be provided by the Department of Social Services by going to a local library and picking up an application to complete and either file b mail, fax, or in person at 1 Leo Moss Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Gowanda Garden Club get-together canceled

GOWANDA — The Dec. 7 meeting of the Gowanda Garden Club has been canceled. The group s meetings will resume in April.


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Students named to honor rolls at Gowanda GOWANDA — The Gowanda Central School District has announced its middle and high school students named to the merit, honor and high honor rolls for the ďŹ rst mar ing period of the 1 17 school ear. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Teigan Barcia, Olivia astland, Ma a la dd , than rancis, roo aggart, illian arrington, ustin ehr, an Monat, li abeth Mon , indse Par er, acob uilter, ntonina oman, assid Smith, ac an We , rianna Weinaug, he anne Williams Grade 11 athan rawd , achel hristopher, and onrow, Mace arling, a na egenfelder, ile elpriore, Serena mer , ala arle , lan ota, Sarah Maca anja, olan osier, Megan Stang, urt Stit el , essica Whalen, helse Wiel ie Grade 10 li ia c le , T ler a in, Samantha innaird, ustin Kohn, Andrew Musacchio, Grace

Pawla , roo e iedel Grade 9 hristian oo , oshua nser, la e Goodwill, ames eller, ere aples, li ia Pawla , asie Salman, Tatum Stit el, Patric Strawder, William S l ia, icole Whalen Grade 8 essup onohue, a la orthman, shton rancis, oe ota, mma uther, a le Stang, eth Stang Grade 7 Timoth c le r., mma hristopher, Tara o ert, oah Geiger, achar ammond, Michele ac son, mil esnia , harlesa e Tran, eegan ephew, oah ogtli, Grade 6 osal n egenfelder, ani arle , ogan orthman, ada Geiger, enjamin rajews i, ohn ndus, er immerman Grade 5 iden c le , Madison less, li ia apo i, aile hristopher, aegan o ert, an ort, lhanna Gabel, Sierra General, ree e enhaw , Michael orth, Ma a la uras, Madil n Pawla , aniel Stang,

enjamin an ote, Seth Wargo and hristina Wilder. Honor Roll Grade 12 achar ogardus, Geoffre urr, S e aile , achael ans, lijah arle , l ssa Gomols i, eana ohn, Susan ones, Mar romphardt r., a ota ind uist, thena Mc e in, ierra ewcomb, a id Poff, aurit Predelli, Gar ogers, Mar Sommers, enjamin Stepows i, rianna Thompson, Madison Tighe, Brianna Twoguns, Madison an tten, ere Wat ins Grade 11: Alicia Barlow, Keanan oulon, a leb a is, lexis aw ins, atie gielins i, ito efferlone, mil emiolo, ndrew rus a, Ma son Phillips, liana Tonello, oe T ler, bigail Wittenbroo Grade 10 onnie onrow, an Gernatt, ore ansen ett, elora ones, bb Mar s, nna orth, aitlin Samargian, ictoria Schult , icholas Siragusa, mil Stang, rendan Weinaug, M a la Williams, ngela heng, mma immerman, imee nda Grade 9 acob ellinger, Melissa riggs, Ma en ie arroll, icholas hristopher, le astland, than ort, lie auer, l scia e Tran, Tia Moppert, T ee agal, il ede e, Sherri T ler Grade 8 Ma son rowning, hase ooper, aile isher, lise orbes, indse Gabel, athaniel lein, , Brendan Koch, Daniel Marrocco, Rowan Mentle Peters, mma ile , osalee o ce, Shon Thompson, a ier T ler, bigail alone, milee assallo, Grace

Wa eďŹ eld, ameron Wight, ecelia oung Grade 7 a lee aird, Matthew ooth, Maddox rowning, achel olantino, ord n arner, aile ort, eagan ox, hase Gioffreda, dam Golden, Miranda amins i, lexandra is iewic , ogan u onaitis, ameron agel, Preston ieme er, Ga in Phillips, ohnathan Smuda, rle Sommers, urora Sultemeier, Paige S ala , Meredith Wheeler Grade 6 urora artlett, il obseine, Malarie arroll, ail n arner, ole erman, Mia udson, ulia efferlone, e aeh onwic i, Madison uder, lexander Pachucins i, Gabriel Purd , lexander Sal man, udson Smith, ominic Suraf, Gabriella Whipple, ra den Williams Grade 5 a den bras e , hianna ibeau, ac son igaj, ll sondra or ellere, hristopher urger, Gracie arpenter, uentin entner, a lee orbin, Shane Giesser, estin Golden, lexia ar e , ubrie eron, lliott ac son, lexa rebs, lla uther, Willow Mentle Peters, hristian Merrill, oseph Mon , ile lson, ngelina Shaw, aleb Smith and a son Twoguns. Merit Roll Grade 12 ameron lexander, elane arpenter, ohn e arlo, onnor alftown, S dnee arbison, ichole imerson, a don imerson, Tiarrah a di ones, Timoth umper, Matthew rus a, exi atona, onathan Pound, See Honor rolls, Page 13


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Dec 2-8, 2016 Honor rolls from Page 12 Alyssa Siragusa, Charles Valone, Dayna Veloski, Nathaniel Walsh, Marcus WhitePigeon; Grade 11: Keyona Alexander, Gabrielle Blair, Sydney Blocher, Damon Brant, Anna Covert, Maxwell Crosson, Emily Emerson, Dylan Gomez, Megan Gominiak, Mark Hahn, Kaylynne Heary, Stephen John Jr., Haylee Leatherbarrow, Michael Liszkiewicz, Alyssa Nash, Jarrett Parks, Hunter Ring, Sydney Schaffer, Serena Scott, Tyla Vazquez, Bryanna Vert, Lyle Warrior, Kyle Zimmermann; Grade 10: Kialeigh Bennett, Skyler Capozzi, Maximilian Comstock, Julianna Grudzien, Kaylah Hageman, Adrianna Heary, Tristan Jensen, Harry Kaus Jr., Pierce Lukonaitis, Damen MacLeod, Donovan Nephew, Tanner Olson, April Pszczola, Macie Reid, Taylor

Ribblett, Aliza Rosier, Kylie Russell, Zackery Smith, Matthew Smuda, Dustin Stark, Virginia Stepowski, Juanita Stevens, Kristine Twoguns, Taylor Valenti, Jaren Vester, Matthew Wargo, Isaiah Westerheide, Nicholas Weston, Connor Wight, Angus Wille, Delaney Zarnoch; Grade 9: Jade Clabeaux, Madison Clark, Madeline Conrow, Jordan Driscoll, Jerrick Eddy, Paige Gabel, Everette Golden, Alexander Henhawk, Hunter Laskey, Jarod Menoff, Zachery Nash, Alexander Neumeister, Dominik Rodriguez, Trinity Vogtli, Wade Wampler III, Emagin Warrior; Grade 8: David Ball, Erynn Bibeau, Madison Boggs, Emma Bouch, Mia Coulon, Joshua Covert-Freeman, Ariyah Jimerson-Ocasio, Olivia Latimore, Leland Parker, Zachary Phillips, Austin Sanchez, Nolan Smith, Madison Sternisha,

Ryan Wesolek, Janel Williams; Grade 7: Elizabeth Brooks, Katheryn Budziszewski, Mary Denea, Hanna Green, Amy Haggart, Lincoln HolinskiFrancis, Cameron Merrill, Jaxon Mohawk, Laila Moon, Aaron North, Madison Rosier, Kenneth Steklasa; Grade 6: Braydon Boler, Zoe Buthy, Kaitlyn Hastie, Mikai Jimerson-Ocasio, Samuel Latimore, Colin Magee, Hailey Maybee, Lea Mohawk, Timothy Rasey, Nyla Rivera, Crissa Scanlan, Drew Shull, Tyler Smith, Star Stafford, Goa:wisa:s Stevens, Brandon Sweat, Olivia Wesolek, Shelby Weston, Chloe White; Grade 5: Andrew Clark, Riley Durnford, Mya Halftown, Calie Hudson, Alaina Kaczmarczyk, Lillian Kennedy, Nolan Maude, Nikolas Ondus, Emily Pound, Lee Ricotta, Riley Tighe, Jack Warrior III and Avery Wilson.

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Red Cross announces upcoming blood drives

BUFFALO — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season — a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can help ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season. “While many of us gather with friends and family this time of year, patients may spend the holidays in a hospital room,” said Patty Corvaia, communications manager of the Red Cross New York-Penn Blood Services. “The need for blood doesn’t take a break for the holidays.” Upcoming drives include: ■ Dec.

6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,

Randolph Central School, 18 Main St.; ■ Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cattaraugus-Little Valley High School, 25 N. Franklin St., Cattaraugus; ■ Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Elks Lodge, 209 W. State St., Olean; ■ Dec. 12, noon to 5:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 209 W. State St., Olean; ■ Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Olean General Hospital, 515 Main St., Olean; ■ Dec. 13, 2 to 7 p..m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 9037 Otto-East Otto Road, Otto; and ■ Dec. 15, noon to 5:30 p.m., Fireman’s Community Center, 188 W. Main St., Allegany.


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Turkey Bowl football Photo courtesy Kelly Klancer

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Gowanda Sports Report By Mark Benton

Sports Correspondent

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Recreation Learn to Ski Program at Holiday Valley will begin on Sunday, Jan. 8. The bus will leave from the front circle of the high school at 1:15 p.m. and return at 8:30 p.m. The cost for those students in grades 5-12 that have their own equipment is $235. Students that have to rent skis will pay $330 and renters of snowboards will pay $350. The price includes round trip transportation to Holiday Valley for eight consecutive Sundays. There is also a free bonus day in March. There is still room for any student and adult chaperone (skiing is free) that would like to register. Please all 532-4053 for more information. ■ Roller skating for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will begin on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Academy Place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost that includes skates remains at $2 per night. The program will be held every Monday night through Feb. 27 when school is in session. The will be no roller skating during school vacations or snow days. ■ The winter sports season at Gowanda Central School begins this week with the junior varsity and varsity boys' basketball team hosting the Roy-Hart Rams in a non-league encounter on Friday, Dec. 2. The junior varsity team, coached by Jack Gaylord, will tip off at 6 p.m. The varsity team, coming off their first conference title since 1984, will follow at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers are led by underclassmen Nate Brawdy and Dakota Perdue. oach nd obseine begins his fifth year at the helm. ■ The junior varsity and varsity girls' team will travel to Sherman for their non-league opener on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. before the varsity team tips-off at 7:30 p.m. Sherman has been one of the top Class D girls basketball programs in New York State over the past 20

years. The Gowanda varsity team is coached by Jen Depasquale, now in her third season. The junior varsity coach is GCS graduate Frank John, who has also been with the program for several consecutive years. ■ The varsity wrestling team will travel to Athol Springs for the St. Francis Duals on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. Each Panther wrestler could have at least six matches over the two-day period, according to assistant coach Ray Logan. Gowanda returns to the mat on Dec. 7 with a Division I match at Chautauqua Lake. ■ The Gowanda co-ed youth basketball program for students in grades three through eight will begin after the Christmas recess. The practices and games will be held at the Academy Submitted photo Place. More information will follow in Gowanda Central School senior Matt Kruszka took ninth place and earned the Sectional SportsmanThe Gowanda Press and on the GCS ship Award at the State Cross Country meet. He placed first in this year’s bi-county meet and won the Most Valuable Player Award there. morning announcements. ■ This winter will mark the 50th anniversary of the St. Joseph School boys basketball team's undefeated season and Diocese of Buffalo championship. The traveling “Cagers” won all seventeen of their games while playing away from home since the school did not posses a regulation gymnasium. The team roster consisted of Rick Noecker, Mark Regan, Greg Waterman, Dennis Burns, Dennis Murphy, Mark Keoppen, Michael Benton, Jim DeCarlo, Tim Noecker and Mike Urbank. The coach of SJS was Art Palumbo. The book titled “God Bless SJS: The History of St. Joseph School” scheduled to be unveiled in March 2017 will cover that magical season among other stories and photos. ■ Gowanda Central School senior Matt Kruszka won the Most Valuable Player Award for the ChautauquaCattaraugus Cross-Country Conference for the second year in a row. Kruszka placed first in this ear s bi count meet and was the ninth runner to cross the finish line at the ew or State meet. Teammates Lyle Warrior and Steve John were also voted onto the all-star team.


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The history of Gowanda football By Mark Benton

Sport Correspondent

With the announcement of the high school league wide all-star teams and the ew or State public school football championship games being played the weekend of Nov. 25-26, it is time to put football to rest and get on with the winter sports season — but not before we highlight a few of Gowanda's top players and team performances from the back-to-back Southwestern onference championship teams in 1 1 and 1 through the Section VI championship team in 1992. The 1961 title team included allstars Tom Mentley, Ray Pachucinski and Lenny Layhew. Their 8-7 win over Salamanca clinched a three wa tie for the crown. The following ear, d White, oug imerson and Tom Sharrow were all-stars as Gowanda tied Falconer to the Southwestern onference championship. The Panthers had winning seasons in 1963 and 1964 with quarterback Rob-

bie Jimerson and center Dennis Tingue, among others, leading the way. Gowanda upset champion lden at home in 1963 and defeated both Dunkirk and Fredonia at the Gowanda Athletic Field in 1964. In the fall of 1965, quarterback Bob obbins and lineman ennis Smo e Lay stood out as two of the best. Lay returned a fumble for a touchdown against Falconer in 1965 with two — and then — three Falcon players jumping on his back as he carried them into the endzone. enter Tim obsein was a good interior lineman on the 1967 team that defeated Eisenhower, Pa. and Fredonia during rnie arehams first ear as the Panthers head coach. obsein was a first team all-star who later played three years of football at roc port State ollege. When Gowanda joined the i ision IV in 1968, players such as quarterback Gary "Pizza" Peters and lineman Hank Huff were all-stars. After starting the season with an 0-3 record, the Blue

and White won four of their next fi e games. Included in the string of victories were upset wins over Grand Island and Eden. Huff also played on the offensive line at roc port State ollege. Dan Elvin was a very good two way bac and Safet that led Gowanda to a winning record in 1969. Dick Bromley put together three good years as a defensive tackle from 1968 through the 1970 season. Elvin joined Bobsein and Huff on the Brockport squad in 1971. Gowanda struggled mightily against perennial football powerhouses such as Spring ille, lden and a e Shore in the early ‘70s and only won a total of seven games from 1970-1975. However, tackle Brad Maybee and interior lineman Mike o were both first team all stars. The defensi e bac field of tle , enton and rth held league champion Spring ille without a pass completion and intercepted a total of fi e errant throws against the Griffins in 1 73. tle and enton came back to Gowanda after college graduation to coach multiple sports, including football, at their high school alma mater. Orth was a first team all star the following ear and returned a punt for a touchdown during Gowanda's upset win at Alden. Gowanda dropped down to Division VIII in 1975 and 1976 and had a good deal of success playing against smaller in enrollment schools from the Southern Tier. drian Ste ens was a good ic er that could reach the endzone on kickoffs and was successful on a few field goals. Mi e labeaux, Gar artlett and Gar Denea were also good two-way players during that brief era. In the fall of 1977, Gowanda was placed in Division VI that consisted of former Southwestern onference schools such as Salamanca, un ir , redonia,

Southwestern and alconer. The lue and White again struggled in the win column but Mark Patterson was a force at the nose tac le position. liff Wheeler was a quick and shifty runner no matter which offensi e bac field position he pla ed in both the 1978 and 1979 seasons. During the decade of the 1980s, Gowanda turned things around and began to win on a consistent basis while challenging for the league championship during many of those seasons. The best players from that decade included: Rich labeaux, nd rban , Seth alftown r., Mi e Miller, oug Schindler, e in McElvene, Jon Phillips Jr., Jim Gominia , eff Pfeifer, ob oudre r., a e art, ob and oel gan, Ton a alle, a ndus, la ton Seneca, ana Torres and Tim Mentle . Se eral of those Gowanda teams were ranked in the top 1 of Western ew or and ualified for the post-season playoffs. The 1990s were even better than the ‘80s as far as wins and championships that included the undefeated 1992 Panther squad. Gowanda was the No. 1 ran ed small school in Western ew York following the conclusion of that season. Quarterback Mike Maloney had a big arm and even bigger targets in Jim LaValle and Bryan Brawdy. Brad John was the most versatile player on that team and one of the best to ever wear a Panther uniform. Scott Scanlon was unstoppable on the defensive line. Jeremy Luther and Sean Gable also pla ed a ital role on defense. For a complete recap including school records of what took place in Gowanda football in the 1950s through the 1992 season, stop down to Jesse's Home and Gifts on West Main Street and purchase the book “Through The Eyes of a Panther.”

CORRECTION In the Nov. 25, 2016 edition of The Gowanda Press, the date was incorrect on the photo that accompanied “The History of Hillis Field” article. The aerial view of the then Gowanda Athletic Field was taken in 1948, not 1958 as published. The baseball field that was located in the northwest corner of the photo was relocated to the opposite corner on the site in 1 1. The baseball field remained in that position until the Hillis Field renovation project took place in 2007 and permanently remo ed the baseball field from the corner of ldrich and orth Waters Streets. The Press regrets the error.


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T-Wolves work for steady improvement By Sam Wilson Sports Editor

CATTARAUGUS — Mike Jones doesn’t want to put a number on win-loss goals, but he’s looking for continued improvement from his rebuilding program. Since taking over Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s girls basketball team, Jones had a promising first season at 1 in 14 1 , before stepping bac to 4 1 last ear as the Timberwol es fielded a team of just seven players. ut of those se en, fi e return as experienced seniors and C-LV has a roster of 1 . “We only had seven girls last year, we had two seniors and fi e juniors, so those fi e juniors are now seniors and the e got a full season under their belt,” Jones

said. “What I think we learned, I think the experience of pla ing at the arsit level. That was for most of them their first ear pla ing at the arsit le el, those juniors.” has fi e returning seniors and another senior exchange student, while three juniors and one sophomore join the team from junior varsity. “Those fi e seniors in different wa s contributed,” Jones said. “I know that Katie Jones played a little bit sophomore year on varsity a couple times, so did (guards) Lia Johnson, Casey Krajenski and Kayla Cannon. Katie is going to be our point guard and she’s a leader.” Senior Taylor Stockman and sophomore Mackenzie Ryan, both listed at

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Bandits open practice for 2017 season By Sam Wilson Sports Editor

Little more than six months after their 2016 season ended in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the Buffalo Bandits have begun training camp to tr to find 4 players who can bring them back to the Champion’s Cup. The Bandits’ coach, general manager and select players met the media on the first da of training camp Saturda as the team reported for physicals and meetings. While the goals remain high and the roster looks a lot like last year’s, Bandits GM Steve Dietrich knows the team needed to get even better. “Complacency is (the) next step to failure,” he told reporters Saturday. “So yeah, last year was great but we start all over again just like everybody else. “Last year was almost a culmination for us,” he explained. “Things sort

of went the right way for us but a lot of things didn’t go the right way for us. We didn’t luck into anything. I’m really excited about the group we have probably more than ever. I think we’re deeper, I think we have more scoring, I think our goaltending’s real good. I said this last year, but I think championship is what our goal has to be and I think it’s a realistic goal, I really do.” The Bandits play two scrimmages Dec. 3 in Hagersville, Ontario against Rochester and New England. A week later, Buffalo hosts its annual “Open Practice” for the public Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until noon, followed by an autograph session. Rosters must be cut down by Dec. 1 , before a final scrimmage at Toronto Dec. 17. Buffalo’s training camp roster stands at 37 players competing for 24 spots (20 active, 4 practice squad). While the size of the rosters hasn’t changed, the NLL

changed its rules to allow 17 runners and two goalies on game day after previously limiting to 16 and two. Of those 37, 22 are returning from the 2016 Bandits. Buffalo has 16 offensive players, 18 defensive and three goalies. Of interest locally is 25-year-old Salamanca native Josh Becker, trying out as a left-handed shooting forward. The players will work with coach Troy Cordingley and assistants Rich Kilgour and John Tavares while general manager Dietrich decides on the best combination of 24 Bandits. “I think we all sat around the room after Saskatchewan beat us and realized that we need to be better on the left side,” Dietrich said. “I think we need to be more athletic on the left side. I think we have 9 or 10 maybe lefts vying for 3 or 4 spots so I think everybody’s got the idea that we need to be better on the left side. I like our right side, I like our defense and that being said, though, it’s

going to be incredibly competitive.” Buffalo returns almost all of a Champion s up finalist team, with the exception of faceoff specialist Jay Thorimbert, a nine-year Bandit who signed with New England. Cordingley insisted the rookies and Bandits newcomers will get a chance to crack the 24-man roster, despite the many veterans coming back the KeyBank Center Saturday. “It doesn’t matter if they’ve played here last year or not or if they played in the league for the 10 years,” he told reporters. “It’s competition and our job as a coaching staff and management staff is to put the best team on the oor. We know what we have from guys last year but I know Steve has done a remarkable job of scouting and drafting and trading and doing things like that. He’s putting the numbers on the oor and ma ing the competition, making the team better.”


Dec 2-8, 2016 Timberwolves from Page 19 5-foot-10, will play important roles inside. The T-Wolves have tried installing a new offense in the preseason aiming to play a less complex style. “I can’t compare offensively to what we’ve done last season to what we’ve done now,” Jones noted. “Defensively we’ll play hard and they’re pretty quick and they don’t give up. They play hard and they know what the physicality is at that level. “We don’t really have one scorer on this team. Last year, depending on the day it could be anybody leading us in scoring. So I don’t think we have a one scorer, but just creating opportunities as a group. The system is just a little different. I think I had a few more things involved last year and they would get confused so we’re just trying to make it a little more simple and let them play a little more and give them opportunities to make plays individually in this system. We’re still learning it. It’s going to be something where hopefully midseason we’re going to be doing a lot better with that as the season progresses.” C-LV begins the season in Portville’s Adam Elliott Memorial Tournament Thursday against the host Panthers. The T-Wolves play Ellicottville, Forestville, Franklinville, North Collins and Pine Valley in a highly competitive CCAA East II division. “I’m interested to see how they’re going to respond in games,” Jones said. “We scrimmaged Randolph the other day (Nov. 26) and that was really our first pla ing besides scrimmaging with the JVs, which doesn’t really count. I saw some good things, so I think what

THE GOWANDA PRESS I want to see from them is continual improvement, understanding the game, understanding that they can make plays individually and yet as a team. For me, I think I’ve said this every year: play hard, play smart, together, compete.” Jones and JV coach Sally Hadley are in their third year guiding the C-LV girls basketball program together. He said the goals haven’t changed much over that period. “I’ve told our girls that our goal is to play hard every game, to compete in every quarter and hopefully by midseason we’re going to get our stride with offense,” he said. “We’re trying to build on the fundamentals that we’re trying to teach and really just competing no matter who we’re playing, just continual improvement.” CATTARAUGUS-LITTLE VALLEY 2016-17 GIRLS BASKETBALL (All games 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated) December 1 — vs. Portville, at Portville Tournament, 6 p.m. 2 — vs. Archbishop Walsh or Ellicottville, at Portville Tournament, TBD 8 — Silver Creek 13 — at Salamanca 16 — Cassadaga Valley 20 — at Silver Creek 22 — at Gowanda January 3 — at Cassadaga Valley 5 — North Collins 9 — at Franklinville 12 — Forestville 17 — Ellicottville 19 — at Pine Valley 27 — Salamanca 31 — at North Collins February 3 — Franklinville 7 — at Forestville 10 — at Ellicottville 14 — Pine Valley

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Old Times Remembered...

Photo courtesy Gowanda Area Historical Society

Irish Grocery, 1913 This photo, taken in July 1913, shows the grocery store of Richard Henry Irish in the process of demolition for the new Bank of Gowanda, now the Persia Town Hall. Notice the town pump and watering trough in front. Also seen are piles of bricks used for paving Jamestown and West Main streets. The three-story block to the right of the Irish store was the Union Block, which burned in 1 4 . Three ears earlier, ďŹ re destro ed the hotel to the left of the store, originally the Union House, later known as the Martin Hotel. These old frame buildings were erected after the great ďŹ re of 1 which wiped out most of downtown Gowanda.


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

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Cattaraugus United Methodist 53 Washington St. | 257-3583 or 257-9398 Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Gowanda Free Methodist Church Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church 149 West Main St. | gowandafmc.org 111 South St. | 257-3326 Pastor: Jon Horton www.robertsfmc.org Assistant Pastors: Tim McKeever, Chris Landon Pastor: Rev. Mike Jones Worship Times: Saturday, 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 and Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Victory Tabernacle First Presbyterian Church of Gowanda 254 South Main St. | 257-9638 64 E. Main St. | 532-4292 Pastor: Michael Winder Pastor: Rev. Donna Lewis Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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The Gowanda Press provides church listings to religious establishments in the Gowanda area free of charge. To submit a listing, email gowandapress@gmail.com or call 241-7267. Please include church name, address, phone number, website, pastor’s name and worship times.

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.

IRVING Pleasant Valley Baptist Church 12557 Route 438 Pastor: Rev. John Proios

Gowanda United Methodist Church 30 North Chapel St. | 532-4092 Pastor: Chris Klimecko Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church 36 Washington St. | 257-9351 | stmaryscatt.org Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Sunday Mass: 11:15 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church 40 South Chapel St. | 532-4342 Pastor: Travis S. Grubbs Sunday Worship: 8:45 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.

Wesleyan Church 704 Erie St. | 938-6190 Pastor: Rev. Buck Hall Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 26 Erie St. | 532-5100 | sjcgowanda.org Pastor: Rev. Joseph Porpiglia Worship: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 & 9:30 a.m.

East Leon Wesleyan Church Corner 42nd Street & Leon/Mosher Hollow 257-9082 or 257-6081 | hischild2660@gmail.com Pastor: Rev. Karen Cleveland Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church 301 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Sue Fish Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 76 Center St. Pastor: The Rev. David Noves Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.

COLLINS

New Hope Baptist Church Trinity United Church of Christ 13861 Route 62 near Richardson Road 30 Erie Ave. | 532-3004 | trinityuccgow@yahoo.com Pastors: Jack and Micah Seiler Pastor: Rev. Suzanne Hodges Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Wednesdays Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Special Notes: Free community meal, fourth Saturday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m., January through November

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Sunday Worship: 11 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.

United Methodist Church 109 Court St. | 938-6150 WESLEY Pastor: Nathan Lange Wesley United Methodist Sunday Worship: Traditional, 9 a.m.; Contemporary, 11 Route 353 near Markham Road | 257-3583 a.m. Pastor: Becky Ward Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m. Grace Bible Baptist Church & Grace Christian Academy 201 Rock City St. Pastor: Rev. Rich Godinez Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

This page is dedicated to the building of a more spiritual and greater church-going community. Area businesses who desire to see more people attend the church of their choice can show support by sponsoring this page. For additional information, call 945-1644 x. 305.


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• 1-2 years work experience with government grants fiscal management • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member. • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information appropriately; • Strong communication skills; proven ability to communicate with staff • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under and meeting tight deadlines through excellent organizational skills; • Experience working in a notprofit organization. Submit resume and cover letter by December 9th, 2016 to: Ruthe Riehle, Fiscal/ Program Administrator Salamanca Industrial Development Agency 225 Wildwood Avenue, Suite 9 Salamanca, NY 14779 Or by email (in Word or PDF format) to rriehle@salmun. com NO phone calls, please.

VACANCy ANNOuNCEmENT - Immediate Opening The Salamanca Industrial Development Agency is seeking to fill a part time receptionist position to assist with the office functions within the IDA agency. Office Management - General office duties and management, including review and maintenance of grant files; maintain internal filing system; distribution of mail; order office supplies and maintain office equipment; answering agency telephones; greeting clients and respond to general requests for information; and maintain the office in a neat and orderly condition. Program Support - Provide administrative support to the SIDA Fiscal/Program Administrator as needed with the Administration of the Rental Assistance Program and the Salamanca IDA to ensure documentation and reporting compliance for various State and Federal programs, including Housing Choice Voucher Program, CDBG and NYS IDA reporting requirements. Other projects as assigned. minimum Qualifications: • An Associate degree in a related field

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AdOpTION NOTICE LOCAL LAW NO. 9-2016 On November 22, 2016, the Cattaraugus County Legislature adopted Local Law Number 9-2016, entitled “A Local Law Establishing Salary for Public Defender”. It is the intent of this Local Law to establish a salary for the Public Defender. This Local Law is subject to Permissive Referendum in accordance with Section 24 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. John R. Searles, County Administrator dOdGE CrEEk prOpErTIEs, LLC Notice of Formation of the above Limited Liability Company (”LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (”SSNY”) on 10/12/2016. Office location County of Cattaraugus, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may

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be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 221 Homer Street, Olean, New York 14760. Purpose: Any lawful act.

purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were

not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Election An election of officers for the Board of Fire Commissioners of Kill Buck District No. 1, Great Valley, NY will be held at the Kill Buck Fire Hall in Kill Buck, NY on December 13th, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM to elect: One District Commissioner for a five year term and a Fire District Treasure for a term of 3 years. Anyone intent on being on the ballot for either position must notify the fire district Secretary at 945-5207, 5 days prior to December 13th. The candidate must be a resident of Kill Buck Fire District #1. John Rockwell; Chairman Carrie Haley; Secretary LEGAL NOTICE ThE bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on November 22, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or


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the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, December 1, 2016, 2016. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED NOVEMBER 22, 2016. A RESOLUTION AUTHORI ING BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK, AT A MA IMUM ESTIMATED COST OF 6,140,000, AND AUTHORI ING THE ISSUANCE OF 1,972,464 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Class of objects or purposes: Bridge improvements, including retaining walls, drainage and landscaping Maximum estimated cost: 6,140,000 Period of probable usefulness: Twenty years Amount of obligations to beissued: 1,972,464 bonds/ 504,736 available funds/ 3,662, 00 grants-in-aid

LEGAL NOTICE ThE bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on November 22, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, December 1, 2016. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED NOVEMBER 22, 2016. A RESOLUTION AUTHORI ING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK, AT A MA IMUM ESTIMATED COST OF 11,319,960, AND AUTHORI ING THE ISSUANCE OF 9,347,1 9 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Class of objects or purposes: Road improvements Maximum estimated cost: 11,319,960 Period of probable usefulness: Fifteen years Amount of obligations to be issued: 9,347,1 9 bonds/ 40,000 available funds/ 1,932,771 grants

after contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, December 1, 2016. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED NOVEMBER 22 2016. A RESOLUTION AUTHORI ING THE REPLACEMENT OF ROOFS AT COUNTY BUILDINGS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK, AT A MA IMUM ESTIMATED COST OF 50,000, AND AUTHORI ING THE ISSUANCE OF 553,93 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Class of objects or purposes: Replacement of roofs at County buildings Maximum estimated cost: 50,000 Period of probable usefulness: Twenty-five years Amount of obligations to be issued: 553,93 bonds/ 296,062 available funds

York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, December 1, 2016. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED NOVEMBER 22, 2016. A RESOLUTION AUTHORI ING THE CULVERT IMPROVEMENTS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK, AT A MA IMUM ESTIMATED COST OF 1,590,000, AND AUTHORI ING THE ISSUANCE OF 1,037,554 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Class of objects or purposes: Culvert improvements, including drainage and landscaping Maximum estimated cost: 1,590,000 Period of probable usefulness: Forty years Amount of obligations to be is1,037,554 sued: bonds/ 52,446 available funds/ 500,000 grants-in-aid

Secretary of State of New York (SSNY ) is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 1234 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209

LOCAL LAW Num Er 10-2016 COuNTy O CATTArAuGus, NEW yOrk Pursuant to Section 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. A LOCAL LAW AmENdING LOCAL LAW Num Er 8-2011 INTrO Num Er 1 -2011 rEGArdING EEs Or CATTArAuGus COuNTy shErI s O ICE sErVICEs The County Legislature will meet at the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York on the 14th day of December, 2016, at 4:01 p.m. for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on Local Law Number 10-2016, entitled “A Local Law Amending Local Law Number -2011 (Intro Number 14-2011) Regarding Fees for Cattaraugus County Sheriff s Office Services”. LOCAL LAW Num Er 11-2016 COuNTy O CATTArAuGus, NEW yOrk Pursuant to Section 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law. A LOCAL LAW EsTA LIshING EEs Or dEpArTmENT O NursING hOmEs rEsIdENT prIVATE pAy rATEs ANd rEpEALING ACT 7-201 The County Legislature will meet at the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York on the 14th day of December, 2016, at 4:02 p.m. for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on Local Law Number 11-2016, entitled “A Local Law Establishing Fees for Department of Nursing Homes Resident Private Pay Rates and Repealing Act 5572015”. LOCAL LAW Num Er 12-2016 COuNTy O CATTArAuGus, NEW yOrk Pursuant to Section 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law and Sections 201 and 205 of the County Law. A LOCAL LAW EsTA LIshING sALArIEs Or CErTAIN COuNTy O ICErs The County Legislature will meet at the Legislative Cham-

NOTICE O ILING O ArTICLEs O OrGANI ATION O msp prOpErTIEs, LLC Articles of Organization of MSP PROPERTIES, LLC were filed with the New York State Office of Secretary of State on November 15, 2016. Office Location: Cattaraugus County. The principal business location is located at 6103 Route 16 South, Franklinville, New York 14737. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The New York Secretary of State shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principal office. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

LEGAL NOTICE ThE bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on November 22, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be here-

LEGAL NOTICE The bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on November 22, 2016, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New

LImITEd LIA ILITy COmpANy Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company ( LLC) Name: s&A Apa tments, LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 0 /03/2016 Office location: County of Cattaraugus Purpose: any and all lawful activities

NAmE O OrEIGN LLC: pOWEr prOmOTIONs LLC. Auth. filed with NY Dept. of State: 10/17/16. NYS fictitious name: Power Promotions Las Vegas LLC. Office loc.: Cattaraugus Co. LLC organized in NV: 9/ /10. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 1 7 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205. NV addr. of LLC: 2730 Coventry Green Ave., Henderson, NV 9074. Cert. of Org. filed with NV Sec. of State, State Capitol Complex, Carson City, NV 9710. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE mCdIVITT AmILy hydrOCAr ONs, LLC filed Articles of Organization with the NewYork Secretary of State on October 1 , 2016. The office of the limited liability company is in Cattaraugus County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as an agent of the limited liability company upon whom process against it may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process served upon him or her to McDivitt Family Hydrocarbons, LLC 12325 East 21 st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229. The purpose of the limited liability company is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which limited liability companies may be organized under the New York Limited Liability Company Law. NOTICE O pu LIC hEArINGs


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bers, County Office Building, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York on the 14th day of December, 2016, at 4:03 p.m. for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing on Local Law Number 12-2016, entitled “A Local Law Amending Establishing Salaries for Certain County Officers”. In order to meet the needs of individuals who require special accommodations, the Legislature, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, and in compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided upon request and with 4 hours prior notice, to afford such individuals access and admission to Legislative facilities and activities. A copy of the Local Law is available for review at the Office of the County

Administrator, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. John R. Searles County Administrator 303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York

NOTICE O su sTANCE O ArTICLEs O OrGANI ATION On 11/14/2016, TWIN TIErs AsE ALL, 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 of process. The mailing address for the LLC is 1 Leisure Lane, 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.

February 22, 2016 County of Office: Cattaraugus Municipality of Office: 9 4 New Albion Road, Little Valley, New York 14755 The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The address which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: 9 4 New Albion Road, Little Valley, New York 14755 The registered agent is: NONE The purpose of the Company is to: Carry on any such business for which a limited liability company may be formed under the laws of the State of New York.

Organization in NY on November , 2016. Principal office location is in Cattaraugus County, NY. Registered agent for service of process is NY State Secretary of State. Service of Process will be forwarded to 5344 Kyler Hill Road, Little Valley, NY 14755. The duration of the company is perpetual. The LLC is formed to carry on any lawful business in NY.

NOTICE O OrmATION O skI WING huNT CLu , LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/16. Office location: Cattaraugus County. Princ. office of LLC: 4011 Wing Hollow Rd., Allegany, NY 14706. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

OUT & ABOUT ■ Dec. 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, Prospect Elementary School in Salamanca. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Train Rides on the New York and Lake Erie Railroad. Six eight-mile round trip train rides depart from Gowanda Depot. Tickets $8 adults, $4 children ages 3-11 and toddlers 2 and under free. Visit gowandaloveinc.org. ■ Dec. 3, 1 to 3 p.m., Battle of the Breweries, St. Bonaventure University’s Doyle Dining Room. Expected breweries include Four Mile Brewery, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewery, Rohrbach Brewery and RG Brewery. Tickets $25 for public, $17 for Bonaventure students or $30 day of event. Visit sbu.edu to order tickets. ■ Dec. 3, 7 p.m. “A Season of Harmony” with Restless Heart, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $15. ■ Dec. 4, 2 and 6 p.m., Enchanted

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pOrTVILLE-O I sTONE, LLC Notice of Formation of the above Limited Liability Company (”LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (”SSNY”) on 10/12/2016. Office location County of Cattaraugus, SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 221 Homer Street, Olean, New York 14760. Purpose: Any lawful act.

Ho es o ale Or sALE salamanca ic duple Circa 1900 Spectacular Edwardian Last house on a quiet tree lined dead end street. Great upper lower 3 bedroom apartments, with classic hardwood floors, posts trim. Both have big living dining rooms. Huge attic (could be another unit). Large basement with root cellar. Front back enclosed stair cases on a lot big enough for a circular driveway. New roof and storm windows. Only 69,000. Call (716)307-3177 for appt.

To submit an event or happening for Out & About, email event details to gowandapress@gmail.com, send via mail to 49 W. Main St., Gowanda, NY 14041 or call 241-7267. Please be sure to include date and time and any cost associated with the event. Out & About listings are free of charge.

Cabaret Show, Ray Evans Seneca Theater. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 4, 4 p.m., Springville Community Chorale Christmas concert, Springville First United Methodist Church. Group will perform many popular Christmas songs. Free; canned or paper good donations to local food bank appreciated. ■ Dec. 4, 5 p.m. “A Season of Harmony” with Restless Heart, Seneca Allegany Events Center, $15. ■ Dec. 7, 4 to 8 p.m., Christmas Spectacular, Swan Street Florist in Salamanca. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 8, 3 to 5 p.m. Santa’s Carnival, Cattaraugus Community Action in Salamanca. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, Caricatures by Eric, games, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies. Free and open to all area children. Part of the Seneca Sala-

manca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-1041 ext. 141. ■ Dec. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Breakfast With Santa, Myers Steakhouse and Inn in Salamanca. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Christmas caroling sing along, Gowanda Free Methodist Church. All who love old traditional Christmas carols are invited to join. Cookies and punch provided. Public welcome. Call 532-5441. ■ Dec. 13, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Craft Night, Sunday School building at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Gowanda. Christmas-themed evening. No charge for materials. ■ Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Christmas Craft Hour, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Sunday School building in Gowanda. Materials supplied, other projects welcome. Call 698-7284.

■ Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, Santa and Live Reindeer, Salamanca Historical Museum in Salamanca. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City Festival. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christmas Craft Show and Chinese Auction, United Congregational Methodist Church in Salamanca. Vendors and auction items. ■ Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Christmas Craft Show and Chinese Auction, United Congregational Methodist Church in Salamanca. Vendors and auction items. ■ Dec. 18, 3 p.m. Christmas Cantata, United Congregational Methodist Church in Salamanca. Part of the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Silver Bells in the City. Call 945-2034. ■ Dec. 25, 2 p.m., Christmas dinner at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Gowanda.


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Submitted photo Gowanda Elementary School students celebrated Native American Heritage Month on Thursday, Nov. 17. The event included a Thanksgiving message in Seneca, various dances and other Jim “The Barber� Zimbardi recently donated a deep fryer to the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company; the company expresses its gratitude for the donation. Native American events.


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