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Olean General Alerts Patients to Possible Insulin Pen Re-use

Informational packets sent to approximately 1,900 patients at hospital since 2009 Olean General Hospital announced today that a careful internal review of hospital insulin pen use raised the possibility that their re-use may have occurred with some patients during the period November 2009 to January 16, 2013. The hospital has not identified a single patient who ever received an insulin injection from another patient’s insulin pen. Hospital officials also emphasized there is no documentation at this time of the transmission of any blood borne infections during the stay of any patient who received insulin from the pens during this period. Nonetheless, hospital officials recommend, as a precautionary measure, that those individuals who received insulin from an insulin pen at Olean General Hospital during the time period be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis

Summary of Actions Taken by Olean General Hospital: 1. Initiated an internal audit of the use of insulin pens; 2. Reported a concern about potential inappropriate use of insulin pens to the New York State Health Department; 3. Sent letter to all hospitalized patients who received insulin pen injections from November 23, 2009 to January 16, 2013; 4. Set up a special number for patients to call to coordinate testing or to speak with a nurse if they have questions; 5. Discontinued use of insulin pens; 6. Reviewed and reinforced all policies and procedures in relation to all insulin injections; 7. Notified the media of the potential misuse of insulin pens. C, and HIV. The letter to patients also recommends they be retested for HIV three months after their last insulin pen injection

at Olean General Hospital and for hepatitis B and hepatitis C six months after their last insulin pen injection at the hospital.

Olean General Hospital, a member of Upper Allegheny Health System, is mailing letters today to 1,915 patients hospitalized at Olean General since November 2009 who received insulin pen injections while at the hospital. The hospital, which has 186 beds and approximately 280 nurses, has established a call center – 716-375-7590 or 1-888-980-1220 – staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Patients receiving letters are asked to call to coordinate an appointment for testing or to speak with a nurse at the call center if they have questions of any kind. There will be no charge for any screenings, testing, or counseling provided by Olean General Hospital. Reusable insulin pens have never been used at See OGH on page 2

Quavis Returns Triumphant

Vermont Promotional Ski Bum Trip Successful By Chad Neal

Jack Quavis, founder and CEO of EVL Media and originator of, recently returned from Vermont where he skied 18 Resorts in 18 days. Last year, he attempted, and succeeded, at doing all the ski resorts in New York, but learned a valuable lesson during the execution; don’t go it alone. This year, instead of being solo and completing his task, he had a copilot and only had to drive for 18 days instead of more than 40. Quavis also runs the website where all his media can be experienced. He records video and takes pictures of skiers and ski resorts to promote the sport and the lifestyle. He started out by taking pictures in the Ellicottville area, at the resorts, and bars, and restaurants downtown, also the special events and festivals of the people that live, work, and visit Ellicottville for, which

still posts up-to-date snapshots of the great times here. Quavis is living a dream a lot of people, well, dream of, and this year, he had an intern to give him a hand. JD McGillicuddy, a Communications and Broadcasting major at SUNY Fredonia, set out on this resort tour of Vermont with Quavis. The two outdoor sports enthusiasts started the trip early in the new year in Quavis’ Subaru,

encrusted with decals of some of the businesses sponsoring him and advertising with EVL Media. Last year, during his tour around New York, Quavis took out his Drift Innovation point of view cameras, took the video shots and still pictures, went back to his lodgings and edited, shared and got his edited videos out into the internet. This year he got to relax a little more as McGillicuddy edited and finished the days shoot. “The poor kid,” Quavis said, “Had to work every day in the lodge, editing, while I got to go and shoot, while riding all of those resorts. He is my niece’s boyfriend. And he had no idea about editing before this and picked it up fast. I turned him into an editor. He’s good

he is doing. He knows it so much he wrote a book about it, covering the history of the Chimney Sweep, information on appliances, safety issues, basic repairs and preventative maintenance

and some anecdotes about his experiences on the job. The book is called, ‘A View From The Rooftop”. Ludwick explains in the introduction his goals for the book and giving the reader the opportunity to get a glimpse of “the entire process of having your heating system serviced.” His concerns are safety and piece of mind. The book is an easy and fun read. It’s not full of boring statistics but more like a short story in any given day with Ludwick servicing homes and their chimneys. The basic information isn’t complicated and allows the reader to understand what a chimney sweep encounters. Ludwick has serviced over 15,000

by Chris Chapman Plans for the proposed divide it by 365, that would capital project at give you a cost of 9 cents a Ellicottville Central School day to pay this bond.” continue to move closer Fiscally, Ward said the to district approval after Board has always tried to Tuesday night’s meeting of be mindful of costs and the school board. increases. The $9,845,800 project “The board is mindful is planned to bring a few and within the framework things up to date within of what we need and what the school building, itself, we can afford,” he said. with what Superintendent “For instance, if you look Mark J. Ward called, “not at the budgets for the a major addition,” of a 100- last four years, you’ll see foot by 50-foot addition. an increase of only 4.9 The addition would be percent. One year we had used for locker rooms. a substantial decrease. Ward addressed the That’s an average increase impact bonding for the of about 1.75 percent. I project would have on the like to think that that’s local taxpayers. Although responsible. quoted an initial bond rate For perspective, Ward of 5-percent, Ward said pointed out that tax levy it was unlikely to be that comparisons have shown high. “It hasn’t been that that the Ellicottville high in 20 years,” he said. Central School District The rate would likely run always seems to be one around 2.5 percent, in his of the lowest rates perestimation. thousand of assessed “If the bond rate is 3 value to the taxpayers. For percent, it would have an instance, on a $100,000 impact of a little over $6 a home in Ellicottville, a year (on the project cost),” taxpayer can expect to pay Ward said. roughly $752. In the West According to his Valley district, according to numbers, the following Ward’s figuring, the same would be the amount of owner could expect his levy increased annual tax, to be $2,293. annually, on a $100,000 The project is hoped home with full STAR: to include safety and 5 percent $33,51 health issues, such as 4 Percent $30.50 lights in parking lots, 3 Percent $27.61 handicap accessibility 2.5 Percent $26.82 in the bathrooms and “Now, if you take that See ECS worst-case scenario at on page 2 $33,” Ward said, “and

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Tom Dirito

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A View From The Roof Top Chimney Sweep Shares His Profession In A Book By Chad Neal

Chim-Chiminy Chim Chim Cheree...Most everyone knows this little ditty from the classic Disney movie ‘Mary Poppins’ with Dick Van Dyke covered in soot hopping from chimney to chimney singing. Anyone who has used a wood fueled furnace, stove, or fireplace knows that the chimney needs to be cleaned. Dale Ludwick of Dale’s Chimney Sweep has been practicing the profession of Chimney Sweep for over thirty years now. He made the decision in the late seventies after searching for something to do, and he’s been sweeping ever since. Ludwick is only one of a few Sweeps in the area and he knows what

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chimneys in his career and wants to, “Use that experience to give you an insider’s view of what a professional chimney sweep does to prepare himself to service your system.” Ludwick’s white work van has been seen all over the county with his business name and number on the side, Dale’s Chimney Sweep 373-8407. At least every tuesday at Holiday Valley in the summer when he plays golf on men’s league his van graces Ellicottville. His busy time of year is this time of year. Ludwick explains most people wait See BOOK on page 2

Tom Dirito was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and moved to Rochester, N.Y. at an early age. Dirito has always been athletic and has been playing sports such as hockey and baseball. His father, Tony Dirito, fitted a young Tom (2 years old) with ice skates and hockey become his dream. Dirito pursued a career in hockey in Hamilton after playing for his varsity team at Aquinas High School in Rochester. He played for the Dundas Tigers of the Central Ontario Senior ‘A’ League after making his way to the ‘A’ Level, during his junior hockey days. Then, his hockey days lingered as he started working at Proctor and Gamble, in their shipment planning and logistics department. He ended up

working there 17 years and during that time he found Ellicottville. P & G downsized and Dirito was offered an incentive package to leave, “thus his new journey began.” Tom Dirito started to pave a path into his future when he was 16. He began skiing and playing recreational golf. He told MVN about golf that he then realized it would be something he would be doing for the rest of his life. Dirito taught himself to play golf and admitted that he now understands the importance of instruction. “Everyone would love to have the perfect swing, but that is not a simple task to accomplish. It See LOCAL on page 2

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continued from page 1 Bradford Regional Medical Center, also a member of Upper Allegheny Health System and have been removed from use at Olean General Hospital. “Recent news stories brought to light problems with the inappropriate reuse of insulin pens at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo,” said Upper Allegheny Health System President and CEO Timothy J. Finan. “This situation prompted Olean General Hospital to initiate its own review and audit of the use of insulin pens at the hospital. Interviews with nursing staff indicated that the practice of using one patient’s insulin pen for other patients may have occurred on some patients.” “These pens are used in hospitals across America, and I want to emphasize that we have been unable to identify any specific patients where this occurred and we have no indication of any infections as a result of their use at Olean General Hospital,” he said. “Additionally, the issue here does not involve reuse of insulin pen needles. We are certain that insulin pen needles were not reused because Olean General Hospital has always used special safety needles that cannot be used for more than a single injection. The insulin pen is designed so that it cannot deliver a second dose of insulin with the same needle.” “We are most apologetic for the inconvenience and concern this matter may cause to our patients,” Finan said. “The hospital proactively brought these potential concerns to the attention of the New York State Department of Health, and is working with the department as we conduct our review,” Finan said. “I want to emphasize that we have been unable to identify a single hospitalized patient who ever received an insulin injection from an insulin pen that had been used on another patient,” Finan said. “Regardless, to the extent there may be a chance, however remote, that any patient was provided insulin from an insulin pen other than their own, Olean General Hospital has decided to be proactive and aggressive with respect to notification of our patients. We are very aware that while the risk of infection from insulin pen re-use is extremely small, cross contamination from an insulin pen is possible.” Insulin pens are devices that contain a reservoir of insulin or an insulin cartridge. They are intended for single person use only, but are designed to provide a patient with multiple insulin injections. The needle on the insulin pen is removable, allowing reuse of the chamber after the insertion of a new sterile needle for each use. Reports in the media said single insulin pens

at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center were used on multiple patients instead of a single patient. Insulin pens are used at thousands of hospitals across America and also by diabetics at home. The concern is that a pen’s insulin’s cartridge can potentially become contaminated with biologic material from one patient after an insulin injection. If reused on another patient, it can theoretically transmit infection, even after installation of a new sterile needle, to that patient. The risk of potential infections is considered extremely low, as insulin pens use a small needle with small volume exposure, not involving visible blood and not entering a vessel. Nevertheless, there may be a very small risk that some patients could have been potentially exposed to certain blood borne infections such as hepatitis B virus, (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Upper Allegheny Health System hospitals provide care and support to residents of southwestern New York and northwestern Pennsylvania throughout a primary and secondary service area with a population of 180,000. A total of 1,400 individuals are employed by the Upper Allegheny Health System hospitals. In 2008, the Boards of Directors of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital studied the potential for improving clinical and service performance and business stability through a broad spectrum integration of their respective organizations. Based on this analysis, they concluded that there was an opportunity to create something by the region and for the region. In November 2009, they created the Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) as the active parent organization of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. UAHS is governed by a Board of Directors of17 member. These same board members also serve as the Board of Directors for Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. Upper Allegheny Health System represents as complete a consolidation of governance authorities as possible while still maintaining corporately distinct hospital subsidiaries and valuable local community input. Administratively, key functional areas are consolidated at the parent company to provide support for Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. These include finance, information technology, human resources, quality improvement, marketing and communications, medical affairs, physician recruitment, supply chain, and planning. E-mail – Located at P.O. Box 866 • Ellicottville, NY 14731

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continued from page 1 does take time, patience and practice. There are other factors besides the mechanics that can help improve your game. Health and fitness can help you feel better and stronger, stretching and flexibility helps avoid injuries. The mental aspect is very important, the sooner you can forget about the negative thoughts the better chance you’ll have with your next shot,” Dirito explained as he is now a Golf Professional at Holiday Valley, “On the course management is another area that can really save you some strokes when playing. Believe in the shot you are about to make and you’ll have a better chance to succeed, and lastly enjoy the moment and have fun.” Dirito’s other passion is skiing. He started when he was a teenager at Bristol Mountain in Rochester. He then skied at Collingwood, Ontario until one fateful day a friend of his mentioned a “fun little ski town in Ellicottville, New York,” He told MVN that he fell in love Ellicottville and in the late 80’s he and a couple friends went in and bought a “Trail-et” at Sun-Up Trailer Park. After a stint at Madigan’s as a bartender, Dirito began working as a Golf Professional at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for sixteen years . He was also part of the NASTAR Ski Race program as well during the winter season, but his passion for golf and sunshine and his beloved wife Lilian made Dirito change his priorities a bit. Lilian is of Mexican nationality and heritage so now Tom spends winters in Mexico and has for the past nine years. Tom and Lilian have two young children

together, Sophia, 9, and Diego, 7. The children, both bilingual, attend two schools as well during the year, Ellicottville Central for the beginning and end of the year and Cristobal Colon School in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico the rest of the year. “The have many friends in both places,” Dirito said. MVN asked Dirito about what he loves about Ellicottville, “There is no place like Ellicottville to raise a family and have fun. There is truly something special about Ellicottville and the people there, it keeps us coming back,” he shared, and when asked about what he’d change about Ellicottville he answered, “I wouldn’t change a thing in Ellicottville! I would definitely add more awareness to health and children. Possibly add more activities for families in the afternoon and young adults in the evening. I haven’t been to the bowling alley yet, but that is a great family addition.” Some of the folks that Ellicottville attracts are simply supposed to be a part of the place. After finding Ellicottville Tom Dirito made it home. Before becoming a loving husband and father, Dirito was a popular man about town and made many people smile. His good looks and friendly smile charmed just about everyone in Ellicottville. His popularity never changed as his life changed up, going from one of the most eligible bachelors Ellicottville had to offer to his desired career and having a beautiful family. His attitude has never changed and his love of life is inspirational to all of his friends. He also gives some real good advice on the golf course.


continued from page 1 entrances, ventilation and airflow problems and moisture problems in the Elementary wing; modernization of the 1962 classrooms, to include lighting, ceilings, and flooring, remodeling and modernizing the gym to meet “21st Century needs and requirements.” Among those improvements would be the addition of movable seating and an auditorium atmosphere with the creation of a stage and retracting wall. The project would also include replacement of lighting on the football and soccer fields. Language to appear on a public ballot on March

19 was set and passed unanimously by the Board of Education. Prior to the vote, public hearings and explanation meetings will take place, Ward said. IN other news: The board voted to approve Mary Neilon as the Winter Weight Training Coach at a salary of $322 Approved three new home-schooled students within the district. Approved Dorothy Frederickson as an elementary volunteer in the cafeteria Approved the advertising of RFP for external auditing services for the District

continued from page 1 until autumn to get their chimney serviced for the upcoming winter months, and he also writes of other idiosyncrasies his customers have taught him about themselves throughout the years. A entertaining part of Ludwick’s book are the stories he tells about certain jobs he went on. This is part of the reason he wanted to write a book on the subject. He wrote a small note explaining when and why he wrote the book. “Ten years ago someone planted a seed and suggested I write a book,” Ludwick wrote. “I thought about it often and jotted down memories and thoughts since then. Many customers ask me the same questions over and over, again and again. I would tell myself I should have written a book and I could have given it to them.” Ludwick explained he wanted to do it in simple terms and to also make it entertaining. “I love my profession and I wanted to share with everyone what exactly I do and what a day in the life of a chimney


continued from page 1 too, check out the videos on” MVN asked Quavis what his main intention was with his promotional ski bum trips. “To bring more people into this, “ he answered, “To generate interest in the ski world.” Quavis was excited to say that that a lot of Vermonters are checking out his page now. He is getting exposure to his advertisers, sponsors and to Ellicottville, Holiday Valley and Holimont as this weekend he is doing a shoot at both resorts. As life goes on the videos depict Quavis’ times at these resorts on the website in chronological order as well. The videos are short too. Quavis explained that most attention spans for videos are very short, and his videos are edited to about 5 minutes. “It’s hard to capture and keep an audience with video, but we’ve had over 25,000 hits,” he said, “It is hard to get them to watch at least 80%. of the video most just watch it until they see themselves ..then done. Getting someone to watch a whole video is great.” During their trip the dynamic duo mustered up some interest from a local television station and were interviewed for a news show, which can be seen on the skimyPOV. com website. The trip seemed to have been very positive and eventful as MVN caught up with Quavis shortly after their triumphant return to Ellicottvillle. McGillicuddy and Quavis told stories about their experiences together on the road trip. One of the stories involved melted snow from McGillicuddy’s boot shorting out a floor outlet underneath the breakfast

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sweep is like,” Ludwick said. “Surprising to many my winters are slow, people are using their heaters and only call me if they have a problem I used my last two winters to write the book and finally took it to the printer this past spring. I’ve shared it with family, friends, fellow sweeps and my annual summer customers so far. I’m ready to share it with all. I have received pretty good reviews so far, especially from other chimney sweeps.” His stories of encounters with dogs and not so smart homeowners that follow him up his ladder are entertaining. Ludwick wrote down notes of his many encounters on his gigs and shared them in the end of his book. One of the anecdotes he shares is about his little piece of red cloth he carries for that occasion when children may happen to be curiously watching him clean the chimney. “Santa lives,” he wrote in the book. His book is available on-line at www. or at JonnyBarber shop in Ellicottville. ‘A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be!’

table they were sitting at in one of the hotels and his boot catching on fire. MVN caught up to Quavis the next day to ask some more questions. When asked which was his favorite place in Vermont, Quavis blurted, “That’s a loaded question,” then chuckled and said, “Every place had something unique, every place had something I liked about it. My favorite place to ski was every one of them.” Quavis is sponsored, and he gets product to use from them for his service. He told EMV some of his endorsers were Ski Vermont, I ski NY, Drift Innovation and “the absolute top and favorite one is Dekdebruns. Greg constantly takes care of me,” Quavis said explaining that they supply his skis and boots and helped him to get involved with other sponsors in the ski industry. Quavis has a lot of plans and ideas and many include Ellciottville and the area. He is definitely planning on another ski trip next year. He has become more and more popular and is succeeding at a nice pace. He and his advertisers and investors all see and “know that this is only going to get bigger and better.” Quavis said and concluded, “I still have ski resorts in New York to cover to satisfy my sponsors. I’m trying to make it fun man. I have skied so much I have a tush like a Chippendale, and let me tell ya, you ski 60 resorts in the last two seasons you have to learn something about the industry. We’re not just making bumper stickers... we are actually skiing the east.”

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Sunday, January 27 Benefit for Bob “Bubba” Irwin - Sun., Jan 27, Noon-8pm at Franklinville Fire Hall. Wednesday, February 6 Franklinville Fire Dept. Monthly Dinner - Wed., Feb. 6, 4:30-7:30 pm. Chicken and Biscuits $8, Soup and Sandwich $4. Takeout available. Sunday, February 10 Victorian Valentine Tea at the Miner’s Cabin, 9 Pine St., Franklinville. Sun., Feb. 10, 2-4pm. Catered luncheon, elegant setting, learn about a time gone by! Contact Cheryl Walker 716-676-4018 for prepaid reservations. Seating is limited - $15 per person. Saturday, February 23 Family Benefit for Mike “Duke” DuClon and Merissa Kurowski - Sat., Feb. 23 at the Franklinville Fire Hall, 75 North Main St. Chicken Barbeque or Polish Plate – 3 pm till gone. Largest Chinese Auction ever 1-7 pm! Bake Sale. Two Bands. Raffles include: Ontario Knife Basket, Tickets to Carrie Underwood concert, Kindle Fire bundle, load of logs, chainsaw, weed eater, Nascar cooler and much, much more. Cash raffle for $350.00. Tickets available for $5 each. $20 ticket includes food, music (4-7 pm), a door prize ticket, and a chance to win an overnight package in Ellicottville. Tickets available from I.O.O.B. Club or Ontario Knife Company in Franklinville - (716) 676-5527 ext. 130 or 117. Thursday, February 28 Pancake Supper at Rushford Fire Dept. - Thurs., Feb 28, 5-7pm at the Firehall - Upper St. at Route 243, Rushford. ON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS AUDUBON CENTER AND SANCTUARY All take place at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit Sat., Feb. 2, 10am-4pm, Snowflake Festival: enjoy terrific outdoor and indoor activities: live birds program, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, sledding, children’s crafts, building bluebird nest boxes, reptiles, sled dogs, winter camping and outdoor cooking demonstrations, green energy, astronomy, photography, great food & beverages, and more! $5; Children 12 and under $2; babes in arms free. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or click through the program listing at for details. Cattaraugus County Tea Party Patriots - 1st & 3rd Mon., 6:30pm, John Ash Senior Center, 112 N. Barry St., Olean Meetings are open to the public. The group was formed by local residents concerned about excessive government spending and regulation ELLICOTTVILLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY • Introduction to Needle Felting Class – Needle felting is the piercing of tufts of raw wool numerous times using a sharp needle with ting barbs. Instructor Cathy Lacy will provide all participants with their own kit containing a variety of alpaca roving, needles and a foam base. This class will be held on February 20th from 6 – 8 pm. The fee is $10.00 to cover the cost of materials. Registration is required due to limited class size. • Night Sky Classes – the following two classes to be held in February still have a few spaces available: METEORS, METEORITES, CRATERS AND COMETS - This class will meet at the library on Tuesday February 5th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. LET’S TALK TELESCOPES - This class is for you if you’ve ever thought about owning a telescope, if you have a telescope that is gathering dust instead of star light or if you’re just plain curious about these magnificent instruments. The three major types of telescopes (refractors, reflectors and catadioptric) and their distinguishing and unique characteristics will be briefly presented. Just as important as the telescope itself is the mount upon which it sits. The three major mounts in use today for amateur telescopes will be reviewed. A brief description of the evolution of the telescope will be presented by considering six historic telescopes from Galileo’s original (1609) to the Hubble Space Telescope (launched in 1990). The entire presentation will take approximately 45 minutes. Following the presentation a mini workshop will be held. All telescope subjects will be open for discussion including any problems you may be having with yours. You are encouraged to bring your telescope for display and/to receive assistance in its use. This class will meet on Tuesday February 19 from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. These classes have filled quickly in past years so register early. If significant waiting lists develop every attempt will be made to offer repeat classes during March and April. • Magazines available for checkout – don’t forget, thanks to some generous donations, we have over 30 magazine titles available at the library. These can be borrowed for three weeks at a time. • Tax Forms – Many of the frequently used Federal and NYS tax forms and instruction booklets are now available at the library. Please note - several of the federal forms are arriving a few weeks late this year. • eBooks available at the library – Did you know that eBooks are now available through the library. All you need is a library card and a computer. Browse through over 2,000 eBook titles and download (for free) onto a compatible computer or device. Stop or call the library for more details on this exciting new technology. • Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm. The February 12th book is “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. • Story time is every Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce - Meetings are the first Wed. of the month, Morgan Hall, Franklinville SEMINAR SERIES HOSTED BY GOACC’s membership committee - The seminars, held at the Chamber office, 120 North Union St., Olean, are FREE for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members, but are limited in attendees. For more info. or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 3724433 or email Feb. 20 - LEGAL SURVIVAL Tips for Your Business in this Economy. April 3 - MARKETING Tips and Strategies.

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Howe-Prescott Pioneer House in Cadiz open by appointment - 716-676-2590. Open Swim at Cuba-Rushford Central School - Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7pm, $1. Supper & Study - Thursdays, 6pm at the Machias UM Church, 9741 Route 16 in Machias. Call 716-353-4641. Toastmasters - Have you always wanted to learn public speaking or perhaps hone your skills in the art? Did you know that the public speaking group meets each month? 2nd Tues. of the month, 7pm, JCC College Center, Olean, Room 227. RELIGIOUS SERVICES BROOKLYN FREE METHODIST CHURCH 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto Sunday service - 11am - Adult Sunday School - 10am. Pastor Christopher Cole FARMERSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 9791 Church St., Farmersville Station Sunday School 10 am Sunday Services 11 am & 6 pm Wednesday Bible Study 5:45-7pm FARMERSVILLE CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH Route 98 N, Farmersville Sunday Worship—11:00 AM - Sunday school—9:45 AM Bible study—7 PM Wed. FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 3556 Roszyk Hill Rd., Machias • 716-353-8286 Sunday services: 9:45 AM & - Sunday Worship 10:45 AM Sunday school 9:45 AM - Wednesday night study 7 PM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GREAT VALLEY 5049 Route 219, Great Valley • 716-945-4629 Sunday School - 9:30am, - Morning Worship - 10:45am, Evening Worship - 6:30pm FRANKLINVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Rev. Pete Spear, Pastor 27 S. Main St., Franklinville • 716-676-5262 Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday Worship at 10:45 AM   FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH  9658 Main St., Machias • 716-353-4171 Pastor Ross Thompson 716-481-9348 Services are: Sunday School 9:30 am and Church service 10:30 am, Bible study Thursday 7 pm.   FRANKLINVILLE FREE METHODIST CHURCH Rev. David Fisher, Pastor 41 South Main St., Franklinville • 716-676-3777 Sunday Services 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM   FRANKLINVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Jason Cashing, Pastor 25 S Main St., Franklinville • 716-676-3883 Sunday Service 11:00 AM GRACE BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 7968 Reed Hill Road, Little Valley • 716-257-3645 Rev. Richard Godinez, Pastor Sunday School: 10 am - Morning Worship: 11am Sunday Evening: 6 pm Prayer & Bible Study - Mon. - Wed.: 7 pm GREAT VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 5242 Route 219, Great Valley • 716-945-4375 Sunday School - 10AM, Worship Services - Sunday 11AM HOLY NAME OF MARY RC CHURCH 20-22 Jefferson Street, Ellicottville • 716-699-2592 Rev. Ronald B. Mierzwa, Pastor Saturdays: 5:00 pm Vigil Mass Sundays: 8:00 am Holy Mass, 10:30 am Holy Mass JOY CHURCH 9878 Main St., Machias • 716- 353-5397 10:00 AM Sunday Service MACHIAS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Route 16, Machias (across from Post Office) Saturday Evening 6:30pm Sunday Worship-- 9 AM - Church School--10:15 AM Pastor: David Kubiak MISSIONARY ALLIANCE 7813 Pine St., Franklinville • 716-676-3314   RUSHFORD BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 26, 9016 Main Street, Rushford, NY 14777 Sunday School 9:50 AM Worship 11 AM and 7 PM Wednesday prayer and bible study 7 PM Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Finley SOLOMON’S PORCH MINISTRIES 7705 Toad Hollow Road, Mansfield, NY 14755 Pastor Gail McCrory 716-257-9138 • 716-560-7767 Saturday Svcs. 7 pm - Sundays 10 am ST. BARNABAS EPISCOPAL MISSION 81 N. Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737 • 716-676-3468 Pastor--Rev. Joseph Dedde - Services-Sunday 9:30 AM ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Washington and Jefferson Sts. (Route 219), Ellicottville 945-1820 The Rev.’d Dr. R. William - Franklin, Bishop The Rev’d Michael Lonto, Vicar Bill Burrell & Dick Chase, Wardens Ted LaCroix Lay Eucharist Minister Services at 5:00 pm Saturday ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

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6360 Route 219/242 East, Ellicottville • 716-699-2265 WORSHIP Sat. 5:00 PM, Sun. 10:30AM Sun. School & Adult Bible Study 9:00am ST. PHILOMENA’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert Marino, Administrator 26 N. Plymouth Ave., Franklinville • 716-676-3629 Saturday 5:00 PM - Sunday 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM UNITED CHURCH OF ELLICOTTVILLE 53 Elizabeth Street, Ellicottville Rev. Deborah Packard 716-699-4003 Sunday School at 9-10:15am, Sunday Services at 10:00am TOWN & VILLAGE MEETINGS CALENDAR All meetings are at 7 PM unless otherwise stated Ashford - 2nd Wednesday) 7:30 Cattaraugus Co. Legislature - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Cattaraugus Village - 2nd Monday Centerville - 2nd Tuesday East Otto - 2nd Tuesday Ellicottville Town (6 pm) - 3rd Wednesday Ellicottville Village - 2nd Monday Farmersville - 3rd Monday Franklinville Town - 2nd Tues. (7:30 PM) Franklinville Village - 4th Thursday Great Valley - 2nd Monday Humphrey - 2nd Monday Ischua - 2nd Tuesday Little Valley Town - 2nd Monday Little Valley Village - 2nd & 4th Tuesday Lyndon - 2nd Tuesday Machias - 3rd Monday Otto - 3rd Tuesday Rushford - 2nd Monday (8 PM) Yorkshire - 2nd Monday Ellicottville CS Board - 2nd and 4th Tuesday Franklinville CS Board - 3rd Thurs. COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE All meetings are held at 7 PM on the last Thursday of each month, at the County Center, 3rd Floor in the large committee room303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY.,unless otherwise scheduled. All items/referrals to be placed on the Agenda must be received in the Planning Office no later than noon the Thursday prior to the meeting.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

CCR to take on SAC A Talk with Stu Cook It never fails. You are sitting in your chair, watching a documentary, or even a fictional story, about one of the hardest times in American History, the Vietnam Conflict, and it happens. Imagine, if you will, the scene of a helicopter bringing itself into a landing zone, long grass waving under the rotor wash. As the chopper blades fade out, that signature sound of Creedence Clearwater Revival hits your ear drums. “It’s really an honor to be part of the fabric of what that time was,” Stu Cook, bassist for the band and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, said. “I feel good when people use our music. It’s nice to know that you’re still remembered.” Being a band that helped to supply that soundtrack for a generation of men and women creates many fans, and many stories, Cook said. “We still get those guys that come up to us and say, ‘Your music got me through Vietnam,’” he said. “We always have those guys that thank us and tell us about those long nights with us on the radio.” Of all the stories and images that have been tied to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cook said one image that was sent to him really sticks in his mind. “The picture is of this U.S. Army tank in the jungle,” he recalled. “At that time, and it might still be this way, the Department of Defense would let guys name their tanks and planes, and let them write the name on the vehicle. This tank, right on

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the main gun, had the name ‘Proud Mary.’ Since becoming an indelible thread in the fabric that made up one of the most defining times in American history, Creedence saw a dissolving of the band. The music endured. Nineteen years ago, Cook and drummer, Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford had the idea of getting together to just play the old tunes again. According to the web site,, the duo wanted to only play a few parties and the like, but


Franklinville Matmen Beat Bears; Panthers Wrestle at Catt-LV Meet

Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville improved to 8-2 overall in wrestling after the Panthers defeated host Frewsburg, 45-30, in a CCAA II match on January 17. Franklinville also wrestled at the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Round Robin Tournament on January 19. Matt Bacher (126 lbs., 3:41), Nick Winter (132 lbs., 1:24), and Brandon Winter (138 lbs., 3:14) pinned against the Bears. Pat

Defoe won a decision for the Panthers at 145 lbs. Zack McManus (106 lbs.), Devon Wesolek (113 lbs.), Julian Ruibal (120 lbs.), and Dillon Dash (285 lbs.) won forfeits. At the Catt-LV Tournament, Bacher won all five matches to finish first at 120 lbs. and led the Panthers. Dash finished third at 285 lbs., while Dean Cole (285 lbs.), Nick Winter (126 lbs.), and Brandon Winter (132 lbs.) finished fourth.

Franklinville Boy Cagers End 8-Game Losing Skid

On January 14, host Ten Broeck academy of Franklinville ended its eightgame boys’ basketball losing streak by beating visiting Forestville, 57-46, in a CCAA III game. The Panthers improved to 2-9. The Hornets led 10-8 after one quarter, but with

a 16-9 run in the second quarter, the Panthers took a 24-19 halftime lead. After a 17-6 third quarter run, Franklinville led after three quarters, 41-25, and held off Forestville in the fourth quarter to win, despite a 2116 run by the Hornets. Collin Seamans scored 22

points and hit three trifectas, while Ethan Lawrence netted 11 points and pulled down six rebounds. Ben Erickson added on eight points, while Jordan Milks tallied seven points. Milks and Nick Terwilliger hit one trifecta each to give the Panthers five treys as a team.

ended out finding the guys to make the whole thing work. “We were just hanging out with a bit too much time on our hands,” Cook said. “We decided to look for some guys that could handle playing the songs at the highest level. Once we were confident that we wouldn’t be taking the legacy of what had been created, back at all, we decided to take it on the road.” So, the question arises, what can the Creedence Clearwater Revival fan expect

to hear at the Revisited show? “All Creedence, all night,” Cook said with a little laugh in his voice. “We do our best to honor the original arrangements.” That’s the spirit of the ensemble, Cook said. This is not a band that will release new music, although there is a live double album, called Recollections, for the fans looking to relive the show. “New music is outside the parameters of this project,” Cook said. “We are going to stay the course and not get distracted by the great body of work we have. There is nothing to be added.” Revisited plays an average of 70 shows a year now, with 130 to 140 days on the road. One of the things that has struck Cook is the fan base that they have played to. “We have a fan base that extends over at least three generations, now,” he said. “We have people between the ages of 8 and 80 in the audience, depending on the venue.” The venue for Sunday, the Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino, is nearly sold out, so those hoping to get in to hear some of the music that has become part of America should act fast. Creedence Clearwater Revisited is Stu Cook on bass, Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford on drums, John Trisao on guitar and vocals, Steve Gunner on keyboards, harmonica, guitar and vocals, and Kurt Griffey on guitar. The show is scheduled to start at 5 PM, Sunday, Jan. 27.

Franklinville Boy Swimmers Lose Two, But Improve Times

In CCAA boys’ swimming action last week, Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville lost two meets, but improved the team’s times for the upcoming postseason meets. Host Fredonia defeated Franklinville on January 14, 101-78. The Hillbillies and Panthers won six events each, but Fredonia’s depth decided the meet. Seth Farrand quadrupled, while Christian Bigham and Josiah Farrand tripled, plus Justin Hatch doubled. Seth Farrand, Bigham, Hatch, and Josiah Farrand won the 200-medley relay (1:56.59). The same quartet won the 200-freestyle relay (1:47.19).

Seth Farrand won the 200-freestyle (2:07.93) and 100-backstroke (1:05.28). Bigham won the 50-freestyle (23.63 seconds) and Josiah Farrand won the diving (154.35 points). On January 17, visiting Panama defeated Franklinville in a battle of Panthers, 64-38. Franklinville won five events. Seth Farrand tripled, while Bigham and Hatch doubled. Seth Farrand, Bigham, Hatch, and Josiah Farrand won the 200-medley relay (1:55.93). Seth Farrand won the 200-freestyle (2:05.91) and 100-backstroke (1:04.50). Bigham won the 100-breaststroke (1:12.31) and Hatch won the 100-butterfly (1:03.74).

Two Franklinville Fall Teams Earn NYSPHSAA Honors Two Ten Broeck the campaign. achieve a 90 average or

Academy of Franklinville fall sport teams earned Fall 2012 academic honors from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), for achieving team averages of 90-plus during

The Panthers’ girls’ soccer team achieved a season average of 94.008. The Panthers’ football team achieved a team season average of 93.761. The NYSPHSAA honors teams in all sports who

better during the team’s sports season. The top team overall in each sport in the State with the best average for the season receives a banner from the NYSPHSAA.

Franklinville Girl Cagers Lose to Forestville, 69-33 In CCAA III girls’ basketball action Panthers in the second half.

last week, Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville lost its lone start. The Panthers are 4-7 overall. On January 15, host Forestville defeated Franklinville, 69-33. The Hornets raced to a 25-2 first quarter lead and led 35-13 at halftime. Forestville pulled away from the

Vanessa Pfeiffer scored 10 points and Linnea Pollock netted seven points, while Ally Haskell added on six points. Pfeiffer hit one trifecta and Haskell hit two trifectas to give the Panthers three treys as a team. Shelby Reynolds and Anna O’Neal pulled down six rebounds each.

Area Bowling League Results Wednesday Men’s League Standings Team Wins Losses Joe Chamberlian Construction 46 Cattaraugus Container 24 IVCC 42 26 Chafee 38.5 29.5 Richs 11 32 Play More Golf 31 Richs 1 30 38 Zuech’s Environmental 18.5 49.5

22 44

36 37

Honor Roll January 2—Harley Butler--200, 231, Gary Burlingame--203, Martie Oakes-- 224, 203, Randy Crooks 203 January 9-Rick Chapman—231,225-617, Barry Tingue—211, 202, Harley Butler—224, Dean Steffenhagen—222,200, Randy Crooks—203,202, Mike Titus—202, Rick


Thursday Night Mixer

Rich’s Full Service 47 25 Ontario Knife 44 28 Fresh Market 41.5 30.5 Rosewood Business Solutions 31 41 VFW Aux 26.5 45.5 Main St. Sweets 26 46 Honor Roll Nikki Fridman—165, Sue Wilber—167, Danielle Wilber—173,Staci Ward—219-511,Kathleen Brisky—160- 482, Bonnie Klink—173

Saturday Morning Youth

Best Bowlers Ever 33 7 Riot-Penguins-The Winners

31 9 Little B’s 26.5 13.5 Killers 25 15 Big Bang Bowlers 22.5 17.5 The Knuckle Heads 18 PalmaBrennans 19 Mean Machine 9 Little Blaneys 6 Big Rollers 6

22 21 31 34 34

Honor Roll Dawson Bielecki—164,179,137, Kenton Kuhn—115, Hunter Irwin—114, Forest Swaciak—118, Reese Gust—161,117, Dooley Brennan—146, Caleb Palmatier 137, 127, Kaylee Brennan—106, Harley Butler—130, Zak Weaver—135,131, 169, Kalynn Decker—125,147,142, Bailey Grossman--101

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Stephen P. Preston Sr. Franklinville Retired Postal worker

Of Rt 16, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2013) at the Olean General Hospital following an apparent heart attack while driving. Born Aug. 23, 1951 in Olean, he was the son of Leo and Isabelle Jones Preston. Steve attended Ten Broeck Academy, in Franklinville, and had worked at the Ontario Knife Co. and Gramco Feed Co., both of Franklinville, before he became postal clerk in Franklinville, from which he retired from in 2009 after 30 years of service. He also worked part time for Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home. He was an exempt Franklinville Fireman and a member of the Cuba VFW horse shoe league. He loved NASCAR, and local dirt track racing, horse shoes, camping, hunting,

fishing and 4-wheeling. Surviving are his fiancée, Lisa Peterson, of Franklinville, a son Stephen (Katie) Preston Jr. of Farmersville, four daughters; “Cat” (Karyn) Preston of Rock Hill, S.C., Vanessa (Chuck) Hitchcock of Knapp’s Creek, Stacey (Chris Russell) Root, of Horseheads, N.Y., and Michelle Preston, of Arcade, 11 grand children, three great

grand children, four step children , and seven step grand children, including Hannah Peters, whom he raised, and a brother, Tim Preston, of Buffalo. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Mark Preston, in 1972, and a sister, Shirley Searle. Friends gathered at the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home 7 N. Main St. Franklinville, where his funeral service were held on January 22, 2013. The Rev. Pete Spear of the First Baptist Church of Franklinville officiated. Burial will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. Memorials may be made to the Franklinville Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund. P.O. Box 74, Franklinville, N.Y. 14737 on line condolences can be sent to www.

William K. Sutton

William K. Sutton, age 81, Salamanca, New York went to be with his Lord on Tuesday evening, January 15, 2013 at Olean General Hospital following a brief illness. Born on April 11, 1931 in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late William & Bessie Steadman Sutton. He was married on October 1, 1935 in the Free Methodist Church in Salamanca, New York to the former Beverly J. Gates who survives. Mr. Sutton was employed with the Salamanca School District serving on the Building and Grounds Superintendent until his retirement in 1993. He had also co-owned a Logging & Mill Operation with his

late brother, Albert Sutton. He was a member of Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church, Cattaraugus, New York and was a Trustee of the Cattaraugus Free Methodist Camp where he had many friends. He enjoyed his family, the outdoors and spending time at his cabin. Surviving besides his wife are: 2 daughters, Cynthia Hayton, Salamanca, New York, Julie (Douglas) Hiller, Maples, New York; 2 sons, Jerry Coleen) Sutton, Bad Axe, Michigan, John (Deanna) Sutton, North Tonawanda, New York; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by

2 brothers, Walter Sutton, Albert Sutton, 3 sisters, Doris Chopan, Barbara Olson, and Myra Crooks. Funeral services were held on January 20, 2013 in the Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church, 111 South Street, Cattaraugus, New York with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cattaraugus Christian Camp, c/o Jason Strong, 102 Hillary Drive, Rochester, New York. E-condolences can be sent to, or posted to

Clinton A. Bordeaux, Franklinville Owned Ontario Knife Co.

Clinton A. Bordeaux, 100 years old, and formerly of Green St. died January 17, 2013 at the Absolut of Salamanca following a long illness. Born May 23, 1912 in Franklinville, he was the son of Alfred and Mable Hagans Bordeaux. On April 19, 1952 in Buffalo he married Rose Strong who died November 8, 2003. Mr. Bordeaux was a 1929 graduate of Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville and served in the 3rd battalion under Gen. George Patton. His Unit also helped guard Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters as it moved through Europe. He was the purchasing agent and part owner of the Ontario

Knife Co. of Franklinville retiring in 1974 when the plant was sold to Servotronics. He was a member of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Franklinville and Secretary of the Masonic Lodge # 626 of Franklinville, the Buffalo Consistory, a 32nd degree mason with the Ismailia Shiners of Buffalo, and the Masonic Breakfast Club. He was a Charter member of the VFW post 9487 of Franklinville, and the American Legion post # 626 of Franklinville. Additionally, he was a member of the Contract Bridge League. Surviving is a sister, Jean Bordeaux of Salamanca and several nieces

and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Viola Campbell and a brother Clare J. Bordeaux. A funeral Mass was held January 21, 2013 in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church located on the corner of Green and N. Main St. in Franklinville. The celebrant was Rev. Charles Dedde. Burial was in Mt. Prospect Cemetery in Franklinville. Memorials may be made to the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, or the Blount Library both of Franklinville. Arrangements are under the direction of Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home in Franklinville, where on line condolences can be sent to

Margaret M. Chopan Mendell, 87, of Salamanca, passed away January 14, 2013 in the Absolut Center in Salamanca. She was born July 30, 1925 in Kane, PA., the daughter of the late John and Mary Tierpak Chopan. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Salamanca. and was employed by Bush Industries in Little Valley and in earlier years the former Petri Bakery in Salamanca. She was a Communicant of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Salamanca and enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, hunting, fishing and gardening.

She is survived by a son; Daniel (Peggy Balkema) Mendell of Randolph, three grandchildren; Maria Mendell and husband Daniel Atillo of San Diego, Heather Mendell of Randolph and Erin Pickering and husband Mike of Reno, Nevada, two great grandchildren; Moses and Enola Jubilee Pickering of Reno, two sisters; Helen Taylor of Pittsburgh and Susan Hubbard of Red House, NY. She was preceded by her parents; husband Andrew R. Mendell on April 6, 2012, three brothers; Paul, John and Stephen Chopin, three sisters; Anna Van, Elizabeth

“Betty” Hahn and Mary Lund. Burial will be in the Crawford Cemetery in Salamanca. Funeral services and visitation will not be observed. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery in Salamanca. To leave a condolence, log onto: www.vanrensselaerandson Memorials may be sent to the Friends of the State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Suite 3, Salamanca, NY 14779.

Margaret M. Chopan Mendell

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Michael E. Pope

Michael E. Pope of Wiscoy-Mills Mills Road, died January 16, 2013 in Olean General Hospital. He was born on May 27, 1944 in Buffalo, a son of the late Wilbur and Margaret Paine Pope. He married Heidi Wolcott who survives. Mr. Pope was a former welder. He loved to hunt, but his greatest love was his grandchildren. He attended the Hume Baptist

Church. Surviving are his children, Tammy (Robert) Vetter of Fillmore, Terry (Damon) Wilkins of Avon, Larry (Charlene Coots) Pope of Machias, Debra (Joshua Mactherson) Pope of Scottsville, eleven grandchildren, one greatgranddaughter, a sister, Diane (Thomas) Fagan of Virginia, two brothers, Robert and Daniel Pope and

several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jason Pope. Funeral services were held on January 21, 2013 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home in Fillmore, NY, with Sam Wolcott, brother-in-law having officiated. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Fillmore.

LaRue G. Stafford

LaRue G. Stafford, 88, of, Rushford passed away January 16, 2013 at Absolut of Houghton, following a lengthy illness. Born December 29, 1924 in the Town of Allen, he was the son of Everett L. and Ethel M. Jennings Stafford. On August 19, 1950 in the Caneadea United Methodist Church, he married the former Beverly J. Hale who predeceased him October 7, 2005. LaRue had grown up in Angelica and was a 1942 graduate of the Angelica Wilsonian High School. During WW2 he served with the Navy, seeing combat in the European Theater. Upon his return from the Navy, he was

employed for a number of years at the Acme Electric Corp. in Cuba, as a painter. Later he was employed at Motorola Inc. in Arcade as a tool and dye cutter for many years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching TV. Most of all he loved his family and being with them. He was a past member of the Angelica United Methodist Church and a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge # of Angelica. Surviving are two sons, Jeff L. (Debbie) Stafford of Angelica, and Mark L. Stafford (Kelly Bromstead) of Rushford; a daughter, Lisa M. (Henry)

Mr. Patrick J. Carroll, 81, of Allegany, New York, formerly of Broad Street, Salamanca, New York, died March 16, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Born on March 14, 1930, he was the son of the late Patrick D. and Anna Colender Carroll. He was married in Wichita, Kansas, on June 25, 1960, to Jacqueline Gutschenritter who survives. Mr. Carroll was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a B.S. Degree-Physical Education, followed by a M.S. DegreeEducation. He was employed for 34 years at Salamanca Central School where he served as Guidance Director. In addition he coached the Boys Varsity Basketball Team. He was active with the Cattaraugus County IAABO Basketball Officials Association for 46 years and served 40 years with the Southwestern Chapter of New York Football Officials. He enjoyed golfing at Elkdale Country Club. Surviving besides his wife are: 3 sons, Patrick T. Carroll, Pacifica, California, John (Brooke) Carroll, Navarre, Florida, Thomas Carroll, Atlanta, Georgia;

3 daughters, Jeanne (Tim) Flanagan, South Bend, Indiana, Lynn (Jeffrey) Giarrizzo, Clarksville, Tennessee, Kathy (Greg) Beals, Columbus, Ohio; and eleven grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Robert Carroll, Ocean, New Jersey. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Carroll. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 22nd, in St. Bonaventure Church, Main Street,

Sandefer of Rome, NY; seven grandchildren, Sherri, Jessica, Matthew, Laura, Jillian, Mark and Shiri; and two greatgrandchildren, Carrisa and Camryn. LaRue was predeceased by a daughter Diana Jean Stafford; and a granddaughter Katie Lynn Stafford. Funeral services were held immediately following visitations at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Belfast, NY on January 18, 2013. The Rev. Ray Gillman, pastor of the Caneadea United Methodist Church officiated and burial was in White Cemetery, Rushford. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Patrick J. Carroll

Allegany, New York with Rev. Richard Husted, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services followed in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: IAABO Scholarship Fund, 1314 Seneca Avenue, Olean, New York, 14760. E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke. com.

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Towm of Ellicottville Police Department 01/18/2013 – Jocelyn K. Cook 19, of Salamanca, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the Town of Ellicottville. Cook was issued an appearance ticket and scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicottville Court at a later date.

01/18/2013 – Michael G. Burgart 26, ofHoneoye Falls, was charged with Felony Driving While Intoxicated following a traffic stop on State Route 242 in the Town of Ellicottville. Burgart was arrainged and committed to the Cattaraugus County Jail in Lieu of $5,000 bail.

Village of Franklinville Police Department 1/7/13 – Anthony Panzarella, 43, of Franklinville, was charged with one count each, of third-degree stalking with threat of injury, and seconddegree harassment.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office 1/21/13 – Jesse A Grzankowski, 23, of Great Valley, was arrested in the Town of Ashford on charges of driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 percent, and speed in zone, after a traffic stop on Route 219. Grzankowski was released and is due to appear in the Town of Ashford Court at a later date to answer the charges.

1/18/13 – Christopher R. Fogle, 52, of Westerville, Ohio, was arrested on Route 219 in the Town of Ellicottville, on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a bloodalcohol content greater than .18 percent after being stopped in the Town of Ellicottville for an improper right turn, driving on the sidewalk, and failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Fogle was observed turning North onto Route 219. While doing so, it is alleged that he cut the corner and proceeded down the sidewalk near Valerian Way. Upon reentering the roadway, it is alleged that he cut off oncoming traffic. Iwhen he was stopped, it is alleged that a plastic cup containing an alcoholic beverage was seen in the center console. After a field sobriety test, Fogle was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content greater than .18 percent, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, improper right turn, failure to yield, unregistered motor vehicle, and is in the custody of the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.

1/17/13 – Stephanie A. Cossalrt, 21, of Olean, was arrested on a charge of fifthdegree possession of stolen property. It is alleged that on Dec. 1, 2012, she sold a stolen iPhone to an Oleanarea business. The phone was reported stolen from a vehicle in the City of Olean. She is due to appear in the Town of Allegany Court Jan. 28, 2013 to answer the charge.

1/09/13 – Brian A. Green, 32, of Randolph, was

arrested on two counts of petit larceny. It is alleged that he was caught on video stealing about $28 and two bags of corn, valued at $42, from a Randolph business. He was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Randolph Court at a later date. New York State Police 1/20/13 – Katherine H. Duleck, 30, of Delevan, was involved in a one-vehicle accident with personal injury on Route 242E at Fancy Tract Road in the Town of Ellicottville. One person was reported as being injured. No name or condition was available. 1/20/13 – Tina L. Brothers, 41, of Machias, was involved in a one-vehicle, property damage only, accident on Route 16 N at State Route 98 in the Town of Farmersville. 1/20/13 – Karin E. Jochen, 52, of Franklinville, and Lauren A. Wilson, 30, of Indian Trail, N.C., were involved in a two-car accident on Route 16 N at State Route 98 in the Town of Farmersville. No injuries were reported. 1/19/13 – Nancy K. Bandinelli, 65, of Franklinville, was involved in a one-vehicle accident with personal injuries on Riceville Road at Pleasant Valley Road in the Town of Machias. One person was reported as being injured. No name or condition was available. 1/18/13 – Samantha B. Steiner, 22, of Machias, was charged in the Village of Franklinville with one count each of petit larceny and disorderly conduct: fight/ violent behavior, regarding a shoplifting incident in the Town of Allegany. Steinerwas released on an undisclosed cash bail. Also charged in the same incident was Debra M. Smith, 27, of Delevan, with one count petit larceny. Smith was given an appearance ticket. 1/18/13 – Sharon M. Knapic, 58, of Franklinville, was involved in a one-vehicle property damage only accident on S. Cadiz Road at Coal Chutes Road in the Town of Franklinville. 1/18/13 – Steven L. Torrelli, 32, of Franklinville, was involved in a property damage only accident on Roszyk Hill Road at Maple Avenue in the Town of Machias. 1/18/13 – Mary Kelly Chesebro, 33, of Allegany, was involved in a personal injury accident on Chapel Hill Road at Irish Hollow Road in the Town of Humphrey. One person was reported as injured. No name or condition was available. 1/18/13 – Chelsea M. Cook, 18, of Salamanca, and Stacey L. Seneca, 42, of Gowanda, were involved in a two-vehicle property damage only accident on T/R Van Etten Road at State Route 353 in the Town of Dayton. 1/17/13 – James M. Collopy, 46, of Centerville, was charged in the Town of Amity regarding an incident

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reported on Jan. 3, 2012. He was charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny, and 25 counts of first-degree falsifying business records. He was released on an undisclosed cash bail.

1/16/13 – Joseph A Occhino, 50, of Lakeview, and Sinthea L. Decker, 31, of Salamanca, were involved in a twocar property damage only accident on Route 219 in the Town of Great Valley. 1/10/13 – Nathan Webster, 30, of Arcade, was charged, in the Town of Freedom on three counts of first-degree criminal contempt. Webster is being held. 1/10/13 – Jason E. Pastorius, 37, of Rushford, was involved in a one-vehicle property damage only accident on State Route 19N at Tuckers Corners Road in the Town of Amity. 1/9/13 – Kathleen Sarver, 56, of Salamanca, was involved in a one-vehicle property damage accident with injury on Interstate 86 at the State Route 219 intersection in the Town of Carrollton. 1/9/13 – Grace H Ma-Thai, 48, of Ellicottville, was involved in a one-vehicle property damage accident on Bryant Hill Road at State Route 242 in the Town of Ellicottville. 1/9/13 – Jennifer S. Wolfer, 41, of Fillmore, was involved in a property damage accident on Five Mile Road at Stewart Road in the Town of Ischua. 1/9/13 – Arthur D. Skorepa, 24, of Painesville, was charged in the Town of Great Valley on one count each: tampering with physical evidence:conceal/ destroy, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana. The incident is pending investigation. He was released on $400 cash bail. Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Tuesday, January 22, 2013: Jacob A. Cook, 19, of Friendship, New York, waived prosecution by Indictment and enter a plea of guilty by Superior Court Information to grand larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about June 9, 2012, in the Village of Portville, when the defendant, acting with others, stole property and the value of the property exceeded $1,000. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20, 2013. Jessica L. Danielson, 37, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,000 fine and her license was revoked for a year for her conviction of aggravated driving While intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about June 6, 2012, in the Town of Allegany, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway at a time when she had a blood-alcohol content .25 percent. Dustin J. Dashnaw, 30, of Machias, New York, was sentenced to a determinate term of three years in the New York State Department

of Corrections to be followed by a three year term of postrelease supervision for his conviction of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony. The incident occurred on or about May 19, 2011, in the Town of Yorkshire, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully sold a narcotic preparation. He was also sentenced to a concurrent term of three years in the New York State Department of Corrections to be followed by a three year term of post-release supervision for his conviction of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred on or about February 8, 2012, in the Town of Machias, when the defendant, knowingly attempted to enter and remain unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime therein. Rodney D. Doran, 23, of Olean, New York, was sentenced as a predicate felon to a determinate term of three years in the New York State Department of Corrections to be followed by a three year term of post-release supervision for his conviction of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a class D felony, The incident occurred on or about March 1, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant, knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance with the intent to sell it. John M. Fratarcangelo, 21, of Hinsdale, New York, was sentenced to five years probation for his conviction of burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. He was also sentenced to a concurrent three year term of probation for his conviction of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about May 25, 2012, in the Town of Hinsdale, when the defendant, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein and stole property. John H. Hudson, 28, of Salamanca, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about April 24, 2012, in the Town of Allegany, when he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .18 percent bloodalcohol content. Sentencing is scheduled for April 15, 2013. Ronald R. Hultin, 47, of Jamestown, New York, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,000 fine and his license was revoked for one year for his conviction of driving while intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about April 14, 2012, in the Town of Coldspring, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway with a .17 percent bloodalcohol content. Kyle A. Johnson, 43, of Buffalo, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, class B felonies. The incident occurred on or about July 16, 2012, in the Town of Olean, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed narcotic drugs with intent

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to sell, to wit Heroin and Cocaine. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Carl L. Kettle, 31, of Salamanca, New York, was entered a plea of guilty to Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree, a misdemeanor, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about March 24, 2012, in the City of Salamanca, when he operated a motor vehicle on a public highway, with a blood-alcohol content .19 percent blood-alcohol content and without a valid driver’s license due to previous alcohol related conviction. Sentencing is scheduled for April 15, 2013. Tierzah J. Lyon, 30, of Farmersville, New York, was sentenced to three years probation, $500 fine and her license was revoked for six months of her conviction of driving while intoxicated, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about March 29, 2012, in the Town of Freedom, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway in an intoxicated condition. Tierzah J. Lyon, 30, of Farmersville, New York, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,000 fine and her license was revoked for a year for her conviction of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about September 18, 2012, in the Town of Freedom, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway at a time when she was in an intoxicated condition. Myron T. Mccollum, 25, of Springville, New York, was sentenced as a predicate felon to a term of two to four years in the New York State Department of Corrections of his conviction of burglary in the third degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred on or about June 12, 2012, in the Town of Ashford, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert, and each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime therein. Marion C. Mcmillen, 42, of Hinsdale, New York, waived prosecution by Indictment and entered a guilty plea by Superior Court Information to driving while intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about July 31, 2012, in the Town of Hinsdale, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle with a .17 percent blood-alcohol content. Sentencing is scheduled for April 15, 2013. Molly C. Nicoletta, 29, of Olean, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was sentenced to a term of 1 1/3 – 4 years in the New York State Department of corrections for her conviction of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony. She was also sentenced to two concurrent one year terms for her conviction of two counts of petit larceny, class A misdemeanors. The incidents occurred on or about July 14, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant possessed and stole property. Ronald H. Perkins, 49, of West Valley, New York,

was sentenced to five years probation, $2,000 fine and his license was revoked for 18 months for his conviction of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about December 19, 2011, in the Town of Ashford, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway with a bloodalcohol content .20 percent. Emery C. Pierce, 58, of Falconer, New York, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,000 fine and his license was revoked for one year for his conviction of driving while intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about November 1, 2011, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway with a blood-alcohol content .14 percent.

Shane C. Riethmiller, 40, of Dunkirk, New York, was sentenced to six months in the Cattaraugus County Jail and five years probation for his conviction of disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree, a class D felony. He was also sentenced to a concurrent three months for his conviction of sexual abuse in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor. The incident occurred between October 2011 and December 2011 in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant, knowing the content of communication, which, in whole, or in part depicts or describes, either words or images, intentionally used a computer to initiate or engage in such communication with a person who is a minor, by means of such communication he invited or induced a minor to engage in sexual contact with him and subjected another person to sexual contact and without the latter’s consent. Robert A. Rosell, 25, of Little Valley, New York, was sentenced to five years probation, $1,000 fine and his license was revoked for 18 months for his conviction of aggravated driving while intoxicated, a class E felony. The incident occurred on or about October 30, 2011, in the Village of Little Valley, when the defendant operated a motor vehicle on a public roadway with a blood-alcohol content .20 percent. Kirk J. Sterling, 27, of Cattaraugus, New York, was entered a plea of guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, a class E felony, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about August 16, 2012, in the Town of Coldspring, he operated a motor vehicle in an intoxicated condition, having a .20 blood-alcohol content with a child less than 15 in the vehicle. Sentencing is scheduled for April 15, 2013. Sean Washington, 22, of Cuba, New York, entered a plea of guilty to burglary in the third Degree, a class D felony and petit larceny, a class A misdemeanor, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred July 2012 and August 2012, in the Towns of Portville, Hinsdale and Ischua, the defendant, acting jointly and in concert with another, knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with the intent to commit a crime and stole property. Sentencing is scheduled for May 20, 2013.

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Happy 1st Birthday to Jazmine Eaton January 28th

A message from your Ellicottville Fire Department

Each year about 900 portable heater fires are reported to fire departments in the United States. These fires cause an estimated 70 deaths and over $50 million in damage and property loss. Portable heaters are involved in 45 percent of all fatal heating fires in homes in this country. By following a few simple safety tips, you can prevent this tragedy from happening in your home. Never leave a portable heater going when you are asleep or when you leave a room. It only takes a few minutes

for a fire to start. Keep anything that is flammable, such as bedding and curtains, at least three feet away from a portable heater. Always use a heater with an automatic shut off that will turn the heater off if it tips over. Finally, never use an extension cord with a portable heater; plug it directly into the outlet. If you are looking for a way to help the community in 2013, why not think about volunteering? Contact the Ellicottville Fire Department at 699-2717 for an application.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Point that is one point E of due S 4. Slithered 8. Brain and spinal cord (abbr.) 11. Direct the steering of a ship 13. Chops with irregular blows 15. Plural of hilum 16. Incline from vertical (geo.) 17. Simple word forms 18. Paddles 19. Roman garment 21. Meat skewers 23. Ethiopia (abbr.) 25. The cry made by sheep 26. Beatty-Benning movie 30. Concealed 33. Political action committee 34. High rock piles (Old English) 35. Scottish county (abbr.) 36. Goat and camel hair fabric 37. A very large body of water 38. Fabric stain 39. Israeli city ___ Aviv 40. Shoe’s underside 42. Military legal corps 43. Patti Hearst’s captors 44. Undecided 48. ‘__ death do us part 49. Supervises flying

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Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

50. Many headed monsters 54. Literary language of Pakistan 57. Halo 58. Hawaiian hello 63. Lubricants 65. Mild exclamation 66. Greek fresh-water nymph 67. Nickname for grandmother 68. A restaurant bill 69. Automaker Ransom E. 70. A young man CLUES DOWN 1. Singular cardinals hypothesis (abbr.) 2. Small water craft 3. Opposite of ecto 4. The woman 5. Skeletal muscle 6. Devoid of warmth and cordiality 7. Decameter 8. Italian goodbye 9. Mediation council 10. Impudence 12. A desert in S Israel 14. Japanese seaport 15. Nob or goblin 20. Ingested

22. Swiss river 24. Protects head from weather 25. Lava rock 26. Designer identifier 27. 34470 FL 28. Petrified ancient animal 29. Gas used in refrigeration 30. Journeys to Mecca 31. 8th month, Jewish calendar 32. Small indefinite quantity 33. Taps 41. Extremely high frequency 44. Iguanidae genus 45. From the Leaning Tower’s city 46. Cologne 47. Moses’ elder brother (Bible) 50. A minute amount (Scott) 51. Hindu name for 4 epochs 52. Faded and dull 53. Radioactivity unit 55. The face of a clock 56. The inner forearm bone 59. Tai language of the Mekong region 60. Embrocate 61. Possessed 62. Public promotions 64. Sorrowful

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We are almost a whole month into 2013. This year has got to be significant, only because the other shoe hasn’t dropped, yet. A fuse is burning and, whether it explodes into a beautiful fireworks display, or an explosion of torrential disaster, something is going to happen this year that is significant worldwide. A lot of smaller things will happen, too. Some dark predictors on certain websites have a lot of negative to spew about the upcoming year, including the “50 Predictions for 2013” by Michael on, “#4 The credit rating of the U.S. government

Travis H.

That there is finally a permanent petting zoo in the village.

Ugh, Don’t want to even think about it. Pretty soon there is going to be a law against breathing

Wil Murphy is a member of the National Honor Society and the President of his Senior Class at Ellicottville Central School. He was born and raised in Ellicottville and has attended ECS since Kindergarten. He is the son of Bill and Steph Murphy, and has two siblings, his sister, Nicole, and brother, Alex. Wil didn’t play many sports growing up, but started playing football his freshman year and also played his junior and senior years. He told MVN that he regrets not playing his sophomore year. “My favorite memory in sports, “ Wil said after being prompted by the question, “The entire football season, this year, only to be capped off by playing at the Ralph. It was an amazing feeling to walk in that tunnel and the brisk air that morning-walking in the place of professional players, as I prepared to rematch the Clymer Pirates,” he said. MVN asked Murphy what he expected from his Senior year and how it’s been so far. “I expect a lot of great memories and

What Predictions Do You Have for 2013?

will be downgraded again in 2013”, “#7 The term “currency war” will be used by the media more in 2013.” ,“#20 Food prices will soar in 2013. This will be especially true for meat products,” and he had one positive one in “#23 The average price of gasoline in 2012 was about $3.60. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in 2013 will be lower than that.” Thes, and a lot of other predictions, are placed every year and now, more so on the internet. I am sure Vegas has somewhere to place bets on predictions, but we won’t get into that. What predictions do you have for 2013?

Nichole G.

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Mac D.

Alien contact, world peace, bipartisanship, and Burt moves out to leave Ernie the apartment and surprises everyone by getting a hot girlfriend. You go Burt.

Kurt F.

Bills make playoffs.

Kevin V.

Zombies take over Wal Mart!

Andy D.

Greg W.

Jennifer D.

Fritz G.

More of a country divided...

San Francisco 49ers - six time Super Bowl Champs!!!!!!!

Sabres win the Stanley Cup and the Bills make the playoffs.

Sunny with a chance of meatballs.

ECS Senior Spotlight Wil Murphy By Chad Neal

a lot of fun, but I know that, inevitably, it has to come to an end,” he replied. “So far, the year has been great and I hope it keeps up.” Murphy said he plans on being an engineer for a career after college. He plans to attend RIT or Saint Lawrence, to

major in engineering. “I plan on being an engineer as I’ve always loved to problemsolve, as well as know how things work,” Murphy proclaimed, “and I might just play football in college, if I play any sports.” Murphy also brought up going to Boys State as one of his best times growing up, attending ECS. “We learned how to make a government and how to keep in good shape. The best part of Boys State was watching the water bottles explode off the boots of the marines,” He said, explaining that they would kick the bottles when someone misbehaved. Wil said that he may live in the area after college but probably not right in Ellicottville. He also had a few words to share with his classmates and underclassmen, “To my class, the

best of luck in your future endeavors and may they bring you happiness. To the underclassmen, make everyday count. Soon, it will be your turn to close this chapter of your life and open a new one with new people and experiences,” Murphy advised. MVN would like to extend best wishes to Wil Murphy as well. His classes final year at ECS has entered it final half and this time is going to go very fast. All of the seniors at ECS, including Wil ,are going to be on the graduation stage before they know it, and saying so long to the home of the Eagles, their teachers and younger students. If you are a senior at ECS or know one that hasn’t been in the Senior Spotlight don’t hesitate to email chadski27@gmail. com.


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