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Catt. Co. DSS Commissioner to Retire

Testing to Welcome Jack Frost

by L.A. Zendarski

New computerized snow guns were in test phase Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Holiday Valley. The guns have the ability to turn themselves on when snow-making conditions are met. Holiday Valley plans to open the day after Thanksgiving, provided Mother Nature cooperates.

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Alison Smith Finishes Ride For The Girl Effect

From Ellicottville to Key West, An Adventure For A Good Cause By Chad Neal

About two-and-a-half months ago, EMVN reported on Alison Smith and her plans to ride to Key West, Fla., on her bicycle, to raise money and awareness for The Girl Effect, a non-profit organization to help young girls and women around the world, who are born into poverty and thrust into marriage and essential slavery at very young ages. The money raised is to help get these girls education at their “most critical point in a poor girl’s trajectory” her transition from childhood to adulthood. Well, Alison has made it to her destination and raised a large amount of money for the cause, as well. She travelled with her brother, Vinnie, and his girlfriend, on bikes, all the way from Ellicottville to Key West and have stories to tell. EMVN asked Alison about the trip, the highlights and the lowlights, ups and downs, her initial reply, “The trip was unforgettable! We had an absolute ball,” she exclaimed and started with the highlights of their 2,225-mile bike trip that took them 54 days in total, with 36 of them riding days. “Getting to the point in the trip where people stopped doubting were we going and started disbelieving where we came from! Rediscovering

Left: Halfway to the destination in DC. Right: Final Destination Southern Most Point in Continental US in Key West, Florida

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the good in people... There were more nights we were invited to stay with complete strangers than nights we had to pay to camp at a public campground.” Alison said the trip was without a lot of harsh weather, as they only rode in the rain twice. The Girl Effect bike gang only had bicycle problems on the minimal scale with three flat tires and two broken spokes, and Smith wanted to give a shout out to Dennis Baldwin (Ellicottville Bike Shop) for hooking them up with decent rides. Another highlight was, “Visiting with Joelle (Scharf) and other great friends along the way.” Joelle is her best friend from ECS who lives in North Carolina now. The routes they used were mostly “bike safe”

but, she said, some of them weren’t so friendly because of “disgruntled motorists.. We heard some unfriendly honks and heard a few “Get on the sidewalk where you belong!” People being in such a rush to get where they were going, that they found it too much of an inconvenience to safely move over to pass,” Smith said, sharing that there were a couple minor spills on the bikes too, then mentioning the, “giant palm-sized spiders in the woods where we were camping.” Through Pennsylvania, they took DOT Bike Route G, and from Maryland to Washington DC, they rode on the C&O Canal Towpath. From DC, South, they followed a route from Adventure Cycling Association maps. They averaged 65 miles a

day. There was a sense of adventure Smithsaid, “Literally waking up and not having the slightest clue where we were going to sleep that night,” she said, then brought up the obstacles they dealt with, as well, “Learning to live without everyday luxuries. We were showering with water out of two big Gatorade bottles or in rivers or creeks. Sleeping on the ground in the woods without plumbing. Sore butts! And finding new things to talk about when you’ve been traveling with the same two people for over a month and a half.” Smith raised over $1,200 for The Girl Effect while riding her bike down the eastern side of the United States, which, Smith said, See ALISON SMITH on page 2

Wendy Bourgeois, commissioner of social serivces for Cattco speaks to the legislature during a departmental report meeting this past March. With a long list of the accolades of Wendy Bourgeois, the Cattaraugus County Legislature congratulated Wendy upon her retirement. Bourgeois began serving Cattco as the Commissioner of Social Services on June 3, 1996. Among the long list of goals achieved over her sixteen year tenure were the “one stop career center, initiating and procuring a grant for the OATS bus system using CST funding until 2008., collaborated with St. Bonaventure University and United Way on the volunteer income tax assistance program since 2003. She realigned staff

for more efficient provision of services thereby cutting down overtime and making services more available to working families. She established contracts for cost containment to provide better service and redesigned the strengthbased service plan for families with children in foster care. As commissioner, Bourgeois established agency disaster plan response, was a Class of 2004 Leadership Cattaraugus and Alumni of the year in 2006 and also developed the dept. of See BOURGEOIS on page 2

Local Focus

Ken “Big Kenny” Robertson If ever you have crossed the threshold at 36 Washington St., in Ellicottville, also known as Madigan’s, you were most likely greeted by Ken “Big Kenny” Robertson. He has been security for the green bar since he was 18-years old, and now he is the Floor Manager. Robertson is also the heir of a very successful localized pizza dynasty; Colleen’s Pizza. Robertson’s Mother, Colleen started making pizzas since before he was born. She started out making them at Marcus Manor, in Cattaraugus, and moved around Western New York a bit with her growing family, settling in Otto, NY, making and delivering the pizzas from there. Chance Robertson, Big Kenny’s

kid brother, who also works at Madigan’s as a DJ and bouncer, delivers the frozen pies all over the area. “I remember, my mom would deliver, and my brother and I would sleep in the back of the car, me on the seat and Chance in the back See FOCUS on page 2

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ALISON SMITH continued from page 1 has a lot of beauty. She mentioned cool places like the Pine Creek trail in Pennsylvania, which is the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvannia, and “St. Augustine: really historic, beautiful, quaint town. Ravenel Bridge going to Charleston was a wild/ windy ride. A1A coast of Florida was beautiful crossing back and forth over the inter-coastal (waterway) was cool, and riding through the Keys was gorgeous and thankfully the wind was at our back,” Smith recalled,sharing a couple of the bad spots too, “The worst places: stealth camping in the middleof-nowhere, Georgia, and those colossal spiders. No showers and within an earshot of Route 95.” Smith also mentioned after being asked about any places that reminded her of Ellicottville, “Downtown Leesburg, Virginia was really cozy,” she said, “Definitely bigger than E’ville, but still had that small town flair to it.” It wasn’t an unplanned trip as they had rendezvous with

“Ellicottvillers, Sam Woodin, in Lock Haven, Pa., Anne Nuthall in Ashland, Va., Joelle Scharf in Wimington, N.C., and at Elaine Northrup’s place in Tavernier, Fla.” Smith said, expressing gratitude, “We stayed with people off of, a website for couch-surfing, but for cycle tourists. We met so many interesting and generous people! We had people ride up next to us on trails and invite us back for dinner. We stopped at a few houses and just asked to camp in their yard and the let us.” Ellicottville is proud of the experiences shared by Alison Smith and her partners biking for the cause. EMVN is glad to have been in contact to share it with the readers, too. Alison wanted to convey thanks as well for the support she received from everyone along the way. “People’s Facebook comments, donations, and well wishes were very much appreciated! And a special thanks to my Mom and Dad, for never flinching at my crazy ideas!”

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continued from page 1 window,” Kenny said, “We started working for her when I was 10 and I wanted a 4-wheeler. She told me I had to work for it, so I started wrapping pizzas. Now I make them, but I still don’t know my Mother’s secret recipe. And Chance has the hardest job of all, delivering them.” Big Kenny said he was hired at Madigan’s through his high school principal, Whitey Studd. “I was at a football game one night and asked him if I could get a job working with him down at Madigan’s. He told me to come right in. I started about 21 years ago, it was my first taste of Madigan’s, too. I started working for Grace and Kevin back then, now I am working for Shane and Connor,” Kenny quipped, and then reminisced about his first exciting memory as a bouncer, “They put me on the deck for Fall Fest. It was the first time I had to kick anybody out. They were [urinating] off the deck. I mean there were a couple fights and stuff, but mostly it was drunks that couldn’t find the bathroom. The funny thing is they acted surprised when I grabbed their shoulder and acted like they weren’t doing anything-yeah right buddy, let’s go!” Kenny also has a bar-tending shift every sunday. He said he prefers bouncing, but the tending shift is fun and he gets to see his friends that some down just to visit him. “We started a new tradition every year called switch night, which is when the bouncers got behind he bar. Then the Sunday bartender quit and I told them I would do it. They thought about it and the next Friday they told me I had the shift. Sunday Funday’s now belong to me and I enjoy doing it. There are a couple people who have only missed it a couple times and are here every week,” Kenny boasted and then said his favorite thing about Ellicottvile, “The people. The locals who come in all the time, and the visitors who come down seasonally, they are all great.”

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Local Returns to Deployment by Chad Neal

Kenny also revealed his dislikes concerning his lively hood at Madigan’s. “They start changing the rules, making it more difficult to keep customers,” he said referring to shutting down the place when closing time is delayed for certain nights, like daylight savings in Autumn, and New Years Eve. “It’s like they don’t want people in town, that pays our bills!” Big Kenny has been checking ID s, greeting guests, restraining and ejecting unruly clients, and hugging every pretty girl that knows him, for as long as the youngest kids that come in are old, 21 years. He has become a standard at Madigan’s, along with a couple other people who have been there for going on two decades. He says that people he hasn’t seen in quite some time always ask when they get to the door, ‘You’re still here?!”. He fits well and everyone likes him as he is easy to get along with, ask anybody, although I wouldn’t even fathom getting on his bad side. He is often asked if he is sick of the pizza grind or the bouncing gig, “People think I’ve seen it all, I haven’t. There is always something or someone who will do something at the bar that is memorable. You never see it all,” he said, “And with the pizza, I never get sick of it. There are so many kinds of pizza you can make, and the customers are all great.”

BOURGEOIS continued from page 1 Social Service employee orientation and hand book Bourgeois holds a bachelor of arts in education from University of Massachussets at Amherst in 1965 and a master of arts in Administration and leadership in 1993 from SUNY Plattsburg. She was also a Peace Corps volunteers serving in Bahia, Brazil from 1965 to 1967 and had 20 years social service administration experience with Clinton county, NY. She has served on a variety of boards and committees. The legislature expressed its deepest gratitude to Ms. Bourgeois for all she has done for the betterment of Cattaraugus County.

There are many people from the area who have something interesting to share about their lives,. Alas, most want only to remain anonymous. The less reserved folks who want to let others know who they are, are very willing to answer questions and see what is written. If you know someone you’d like to see put in the spotlight, send a note to Sergeant First Class Clay Tanner is an alumnus of Ellicottville Central School and has been active in the military for 16 years. Tanner grew up in the area, too, “I was born in Olean, raised around the Ellicottville, Great Valley, Franklinville area in good ole Cattaraugus County,” Tanner crowed proudly and announced his kinfolk by name, “My parents are Cheryl and Gary Tanner. Stepfather is Dave Postinelli. I have a half-brother named Josh.” Tanner spent three years of his life in a log cabin in the woods, from his fifth grade year at ECS, to his return in eighth grade. Except for his three years in the Franklinville Outback, Tanner attended ECS, graduating in 1996. “A few months later [I] left home for the Army. It was October 16th. The air was cold, the grass was wet. They put me in a silver jet. Slammed me in a barber’s chair, spun me around I had no hair,” Tanner rhymed out an original cadence and detailed a bit of his first moves, “I went to Ft. Sill, Okla. for basic training and job training. There. I learned to be a Forward Observer, or what the Army calls a “FISTER”. If the infantry can’t handle something, the FISTERs will call either the artillery, F-16s or battleships off the coast, and give them direction where to shoot. Then BOOOMMM! Pretty simple.” Tanner was then stationed in Hawaii for three years as a FISTER. After his initial contract was over, he decided to stay on, but wanted another job. He was then trained to be a flight crew chief, at Ft. Eustice, Va. Tanner said that an easy way to explain that job is he flies around

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in helicopters. He also said training included Airborne, jumping out of airplanes; Air Assault, repelling out of helicopters; Special Operations training, Combative(s), hand-to-hand combat and SERE, survival-evasionresistance-escape. “Then, I was stationed for a year at the DMZ, in South Korea, then left there and was stationed at Ft. Drum, NY for a few years. I left there, and joined the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment down in Ft. Campbell, KY. Did all kinds of stuff with them for three years, and the Army decided to put me on Recruiting Duty. So, I recruited people from Champaign, Ill. for three years. Hardest job I ever had-hands down,” Tanner recollected, and concluded he is now back in Kentucky, at Ft. Campbell, and admitted his favorite place to be stationed was in South Korea. Tanner explained that the Army had just approved a 15 year retirement, but he wants to pull the full 20. “I don’t think I would do that [retire early],” he said, “or at least not until my son graduates.” Sergeant Tanner’s son, Zach, is 17. Young Tanner lives with his father and is a Junior in high school. “He will graduate next year and move on to better things, I suspect. He says the military is out of the question. He has been through a lot being an Army kid, but he has been a trooper,” Tanner shared, confessing how lucky he is to be Zach’s father. “This is deployment number four for me. Two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. I hope this is the last one. Can’t say when I leave here, but I will see everyone next summer, again. I’ll be home to good old Cattaraugus County for some vacation again. As far as it goes at this point in the game, I am tired.” Tanner is still in the aviation unit, and has served this great country since his teens and now only wishes to spend the rest of his “Army career teaching the new soldiers, and making sure they are ready for the next conflict. When it’s over for me I a definitely coming home to New York. Hey, it’s home. I miss it, and everyone from it.” Tanner said. Founded as Special E Fects by Hank Dubey in 1989.

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Sat., November 10 The Bucktail Chapter of the Military Officers Assn. monthly meeting at the WWII Museum, Main St. Eldred, PA. Sat., November 10. All guests and members and wives welcome. Bring a dish to pass for this annual planning meeting for 2013. ROTC members also welcome. TUES., NOVEMBER 13TH Holiday Card Making Class - Tues., November 13, 6pm at the Blount Library. Colleen Killingbeck will be the instructor where you can select from ten samples of special cards to make on your own. The cost is $3 per card or 2 for $5. Stop at the library to select card choices before the class takes place to ensure there are enough materials for each participant. Payment is due at sign up. More cards may be chosen the day of the class. WED., NOVEMBER 14TH The Great Valley Senior Group (including the towns of Great Valley, Humphrey, Salamanca, Ellicottville and Mansfield) will meet at the Great Valley Fire Hall on Wed., November 14. A buffet dinner, catered by Sue Williams, will be served at 1pm for our members. Dues have been paid; reservations have been made. Everything will be supplied. There is no need to bring a place setting or a dish to pass. So, don’t forget! If you have any questions, please call Yvonne Darts at 945-4586. See you there!!

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SAT., NOVEMBER 17TH HOLLYDAY FAIRE - Sat., November 17, 9am-3pm at the Family Life Center of Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, 44 Kenneday St. in Bradford, PA Crafters and vendors are being sought for this 18th Annual event. Organizers are looking for handmade goods and quality gift items. For more info. contact Ms. Cline at 814-368-4194. Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ellicottville - Sat., November 17, 4:30-7:30pm NOVEMBER 21ST Mass at St. Pacificus in Humphrey - Wed., November 21, 7pm. Midnight Mass on Mon., December 24. DECEMBER 5TH Monthly dinner at Franklinville Fire Hall - Wed., December 5, 4:30-7:30 pm. Ham dinner $8, soup & sandwich $4. ON-GOING EVENTS & MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous - Meetings Sat.s, 8pm, Franklinville Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St.

Alzheimer Support Group Meeting - Second Fri. of the month, 1pm, The Pines Healthcare Rehabilitation Center, Machias Campus. For caregivers and family members or friends of Alzheimer’s or dementia patients. Public is enIschua Valley Historical Society Meeting - “Take Me couraged to attend. For more info. 716-353-8516 Out to the Ball Game!” The Franklinville Frankies Baseball Team during their Glory Years (1950-1963) will be the subAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives ject on Wed., November 14th at 7pm at the Miner Donation Types: Double Red Cells, Blood s Cabin, 9 Pine St., Franklinville. The public is invited to • Sat., Nov. 10, 9am-3pm at Olean American Red Cross, 452 hear Mickey Tanner speak about this award-winning team N Barry St., Olean. All presenting donors can enter the Turand her husband, Ed Tanner’s, involvement. Home-made key-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card pies will be served at this free event. • Mon., Nov. 12, Noon-5:30pm at Elks Lodge, 209 West State St., Olean. All presenting donors can enter the Turkey-A-Day Community Health and Wellness Fair - Wed., November raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card 14, Noon-3pm at the JCC-Olean Campus’ Cutco Theater. The • Fri., Nov. 16, 1-6pm at Free Methodist Church, 41 South Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and Bene-Care Main St., Franklinville. All presenting donors can enter the Agency are hosting this fair to promote its many health and Turkey-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift wellness members while supporting a healthier community. Card Vendor space is available and priorities are given to those • Fri., Nov. 16, 1-6pm at St Patrick’s Parish Center, 79 River that may provide health and medical screenings, which in- St., Salamanca. All presenting donors can enter the Turkeyclude dental, vision, blood pressure, child immunizations, A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card senior health, smoking cessation and asthma; chiroprac- • Mon., Nov. 19, 1-6pm at St Pauls Lutheran Church, 6360 tors, hospice care, massage therapists, nutritional food op- Route 242 East, Ellicottville. All presenting donors can enter tions, and are GOACC members. GOACC and Bene-Care will the Turkey-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery present the Health Insurance Open Enrollment options for Gift Card its members enrolled in GOACC’s programs. For more info. • Sat., November 24, 9am-3pm at Olean American Red Cross, contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 452 N Barry St., Olean. All presenting donors can enter the 716/372-4433. Turkey-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card THURS., NOVEMBER 15TH • Tues., Nov. 27, Noon-7pm at St. Bonaventure University PASTA DINNER - Hosted by the Olean Rotary Club Shay Lo Dorm., Route 417 W (State St.), Saint Bonaventure. Thurs., Nov. 15, 5-7 pm at the Elks Lodge, 209 W. State St., All presenting donors can enter the Turkey-A-Day raffle for a Olean. chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card • Wed., Nov. 28, Noon-7pm at St. Bonaventure University FRI., NOVEMBER 16TH Shay Lo Dorm., Route 417 W (State St.), Saint Bonaventure. Ham & Turkey Party - Fri., November 16, 7pm at All presenting donors can enter the Turkey-A-Day raffle for a Franklinville Fire Hall. chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Card • Wed., Nov. 28, Noon-5:30pm at Olean American Red Cross, Fri. & Sat., November 16 & 17 452 N Barry St., Olean. All presenting donors can enter the Aladdin Jr. Musical - presented by The Franklinville Turkey-A-Day raffle for a chance to win a $50 Grocery Gift Drama Club - Fri. & Sat., November 16 & 17, 7pm in the Card. Franklinville High School Aud. Tickets $6. For more info. call: 716-676-8020. Blount Library - Franklinville Mon. 9am-7pm; Tues.-Thurs. 9am-6pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 9am-1pm • Bridge Lessons are being held on Tues.s, Noon-2pm at the library. Please come and learn how to play. • Holiday Card Making Class - November 13, 6pm at the Blount Library. Colleen Killingbeck will be the instructor where you can select from ten samples of special cards to make on your own. The cost is $3 per card or 2 for $5. Stop at the library to select card choices before the class takes place to ensure there are enough materials for each participant. Payment is due at sign up. More cards may be chosen the day of the class.


MEETINGS CALENDAR All meetings are at 7 PM unless otherwise stated Ashford - (4th Tuesday) November 27th 7:30 Cattaraugus County Legislature - (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) 3 PM November 14th & 28th Cattaraugus Village - (2nd Monday) November 12th Centerville - (2nd Tuesday) November 13th East Otto - (2nd Tuesday) November 13th Ellicottville Town (6 pm) - (3rd Wednesday) November 21st Ellicottville Village - (2nd Monday) November 12th Farmersville - (3rd Monday) November 19th Franklinville Town - (2nd Tues.) Nov. 13th (7:30 PM) Franklinville Village - (2nd & 4th Mon.) November 12th & 26th Great Valley - (2nd Monday) November 12th Humphrey - (2nd Monday) November 12th Ischua - (2nd Tuesday) November 13th Little Valley Town - (2nd Monday) November 12th Little Valley Village - (4th Tuesday) November 27th Lyndon - (2nd Tuesday) November 13th Machias - (3rd Monday) November 19th Mansfield - (3rd Monday) November 19th Otto - (3rd Tuesday) November 20th Salamanca City - (2nd & 4th Tues.) November 13th & 27th Salamanca Town - (2nd Tuesday) November 13th Rushford - (2nd Monday) November 12th (8 PM) Yorkshire - (2nd Monday) November 12th Ellicottville CS Board - (2nd and 4th Tues.) November 13th & 27th Franklinville CS Board - (3rd Thurs.) November 15th 2012 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 room- 303 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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cant waiting lists develop every attempt will be made to offer repeat classes during March and April. • THE NIGHT SKY - This class will meet from 7PM to 8:30 PM on Tues.s, January 8th and January 15th. The fee for this class is $15. • METEORS, METEORITES, CRATERS AND COMETS - This class will meet at the library on Tues. February 5th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. • LET’S TALK TELESCOPES - This class will meet on Tues. February 19th from 7PM to 8:30PM. There is no fee. Book Club meets the 2nd Wed. of the month at 1:30 pm. The November 14th book is “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira. Contact Bev Webster at 945-4089 for more information. • Copper Enamel Class – Come join instructor Cathy Lacy on November 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm to make your own copper enamel jewelry. There will be time to make several pieces including pins and pendants. Make one for yourself and one for a Christmas present! Class size is limited and is available for adults and children over 12. Cost of $5.00 to cover supplies. Please call the library at 699-2842 to register. • Growing With Music Class – Classes will meet at the Library on Wed. mornings from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. This music and movement class for pre-school age children is designed to facilitate developmental skills through the magic of music. Children play various rhythm instruments, use their imagination and sing old-time favorites while sharing special moments with a parent. For more information, contact Terri Steinbar at 257-9619. • Exercise classes – We have a variety of exercise classes being offered throughout the week. Please call or stop by the library for a list of dates and times. • Story time is every Wed. at 11:15 a.m. Franklinville Area Chamber of Commerce - Meetings are the first Wed. of the month, Morgan Hall, Franklinville Franklinville Central School Weight Room Open for the public to use on Mon. and Thurs., 5:30am-7:30am and Mon., Tues. and Thurs. evenings, 6-8pm! The public also has access to the walking track. Franklinville Senior Citizens - 4th Tues. of the month. Dinner - 5pm, Meeting - 6pm, Presbyterian Church, S. Main St., Franklinville. SEMINAR SERIES HOSTED BY GOACC’s membership committee - The seminars, held at the Chamber office, 120 North Union Street, Olean, NY, are FREE for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members, but are limited in attendees. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email betty@oleanny. com. December 12 - SELF DEFENSE Skills in Sixty Minutes. January 16 - Leadership Skills 2013. February 20 - LEGAL SURVIVAL Tips for Your Business in this Economy. April 3 - MARKETING Tips and Strategies. Greens for Growth - order fresh holiday wreaths and swags to benefit the Cuba First Baptist Church technology dept. and help to initiate a live streaming program so family and friends can join in on services no matter how far they are. Pricing varies from $15 to $30. Freshness and quality are guaranteed. Shipping is available all over the continental US for $20 or save on shipping and you can pick up your wreath at the First Baptist Church on Nov. 18th or Dec. 2nd. Call (585) 268-7310 or (585) 968-1531 to place an order or for more info. There is also a printable order form available at the church’s website at Howe-Prescott Pioneer House in Cadiz open by appointment - 716-676-2590.

Memorial Library Of Little Valley Crochet Classes - the 2nd and 4th Tues. of each month from 7-9pm in the Community Room. Everyone is invited and there is no fee. Please bring a ball of cotton yarn, a G crochet hook, scissors, and a skein of your favorite color yarn. The instrucBreakfast Every Sun. - Breakfast will be served every Sun., tors will be Linda McCubbin and the graduates of last 8-11am, Franklinville VFW. Breakfast Buffet on the last Sun. years class. We look forward to seeing everyone. The next of every month (except in December). Kingsbury Hill Rd and class is September 25th at 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information please call the library at 938-6301 or Linda McCubbin Hardy’s Corners Rd., Franklinville. For more info. 676-2058. at 938-9430. Potluck Lunch At The Brooklyn Free Methodist Church - 9387 East Otto Rd., E. Otto the first Sun. of the Museums Open by Appointment - the Miner’s Cabin, month after the morning service. Anyone and everyone located at 9 Pine Street in Franklinville and the Howe Prescott Pioneer House in Cadiz will be open by appointfrom the community is welcome to attend. ment only. To tour either of these Ischua Valley Historical Cattaraugus County Tea Party Patriots - 1st & 3rd Society buildings, please call 716-676-2590 to make an apMon., 6:30pm, John Ash Senior Center, 112 N. Barry St., pointment. Olean - Meetings are open to the public. The group was formed by local residents concerned about excessive gov- Narcotics Anonymous - Every Sun., 7 pm, Franklinville ernment spending and regulation Free Methodist Church, 41 S. Main St., Franklinville.The group is open to anyone experiencing problems with subCraft Group - Meets every Mon. (except holidays) at 2 PM stance abuse. at the Franklinville First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Overeaters Anonymous - Sun.s - 4541 Route 219, Great Hall. Bring a craft, learn a craft, teach a craft! Valley. 8:00 PM No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone welcome! (716) 945-2683 Ellicottville Memorial Library • Home for the Holidays - the fourth annual Winter Theatre in Ellicottville Program will be held on Sat., Nov. 24th Salamanca Historical Museum is now open Tues., at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7 PM. The Olean Thurs., Sat from 10am - 4pm. Three floors of Salamanca Community Theater group will perform this show which is history. Please visit us at 125 Main St., Salamanca. “WE filled with popular Christmas songs. Their voices, combined MAKE HISTORY COME ALIVE” - free of charge and towith dance, will light up your evening and fill your hearts tally handicapped accessible. with holiday joy. Tickets are $10.00 (children 12 and under are $5.00) and are available at the Ellicottville Memorial Supper & Study - every Thurs. evening at the Machias Library, Alexandra’s and at the door on Sat. evening. For UM Church, 9741 Route 16 in Machias. Supper is at 6PM. more information, call the library at 699-2842. Funded in Study at 7PM. Call 716-353-4641. part by the New York State Council on the Arts decentralization Regrant Program administered by the Cattaraugus Toastmasters - Have you always wanted to learn public speaking or perhaps hone your skills in the art? Did you County Arts Council • Night Sky Classes – We have the following three classes know that the public speaking group meets each month? planned for this winter: (stay tuned for detailed descrip- 2nd Tues. of the month, 7pm, JCC College Center, Olean, tions of each class in the upcoming weeks). These classes Room 227. have filled quickly in past years so register early. If signifi-

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Audubon Taking Orders for 2013 Calendars, Selling “Audubon Bucks”

If your holiday shopping list includes some impossible-to-buy-for folks, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has some great choices for you. Following last year’s inaugural success, Audubon has created a unique 2013 natural history calendar that combines beautiful nature images from local

photographers with a natural history timeline for each month. The calendar helps you learn more about what is happening in nature and when to go looking and listening for it: When should you listen for owls at night? What time of year can you find certain wildflowers? When is the peak migration

for birds? When do bats migrate? Wait, bats migrate?!? The photographers who contributed their stunning work include Audubon staff and volunteers, Audubon Nature Photography Club and community members as well as professionals. Calendars sell for $18 -- $16 for Friends of the Nature Center – and must be pre-ordered by December 1. They can be picked up at the Nature Center on or after December 15 or shipped for $4/calendar. To order your calendar, stop by or call Audubon at (716) 569-2345, or use the online form. Click on the link on Audubon’s home page at for all the details. When you pick up your calendar or Audubon Bucks, you can also explore the many gift possibilities at the Blue Heron Nature Store. The selection includes field guides, insect nets, and Conewango Blend birdseed specially formulated for our local feathered friends, as well as. puzzles, shirts, jewelry, children’s books, toys and stocking stuffers.

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Eagles Close Out 2012 with a title Coach Tim Bergan has been at it a while. Long enough to understand that some teams are destined for greatness. The 2012 Ellicottville Eagles are one of those teams. To hear Coach Bergan talk about it, though, a casual observer would have thought it was a mystical alignment that created a Championship season for the gridders. “On August 31, this whole thing started on a Blue Moon,” Coach Bergan said. “The time of the [championship] game was a full moon, and we’ve done the whole cycle.” The road was not all smooth sailing for the Eagles, having fallen to the Clymer Pirates, their foes in the Section VI Class DD title game, earlier in the year was not an easy one for the team to take. The boys never gave up and brought everything they had for the long-time coach. “To get to The Ralph and accomplish what they did was tremendous,” Coach

by Chris Chapman Bergan said. “The biggest key to the entire season was the hard work of the kids and the coaching staff.” That hard work starts before classes begin. For many schools, Ellicottville included, it continues all year. Coach Bergan said it was really an important process in this year’s success. “It began in the summer with the weights and it continued all year long,” he said. “The kids’ belief in their coaches and their work ethic made all of the success possible.” success is something Coach Bergan has enjoyed as a coach. The title won last weekend gives him the distinction of winning titles in four different decades. The feat is a testament to the program he has been part of, he said. “Winning in four decades is about longevity and having some great athletes over the years,” he said. “We have had a lot of great teams and kids that never

got the opportunity that the 2012 Eagles got.” IN the past, playoffs worked on a point system that created more trouble for teams to get into a good post season spot. At other points, there was no state title system, and Class DD still does not have one,leaving many teams without the ability to compete beyond the regular season. With the success of this season, in conjunction with his longevity, a natural question has to be asked. Is this the last go ‘round for Coach Tim Bergan? Will the 2012 Eagles be the last he will coach? With several of his peers in the area hearing the same question, Bergan has a simple answer. “About me coming back, only the future will tell,” he said. “It shouldn’t be about me. It should be about the kids.” And that it was. Congratulations to the 2012 Section VI Class DD Champion Ellicottville Eagles.

Second Hand Store Relocates Bargain Bowl Moves ByInto Odd Fellows Building Chad Neal

The History Channel and A&E have a few interesting shows about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure. The Mansfield Fire Company had Trash and Treasure Auctions at one time. The idea of pawn stores and reselling others goods is beginning to be more popular these days as well, but it could just be the attention they are receiving on television too. Almost a year ago, Brenda Shaw started a secondhand store with Josh Perks, called the Bargain Bowl. It was named after Perks’ Grandparents’ store in Ellicottville. EMVN did a piece on the new store in February, and it has changed as much as Ellicottville has since then, too. The partnership has since dissolved, and Shaw, owner, purchased another

building, and moved the business, not far though. Shaw purchased a building that used to be the lodge building for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in Little Valley. It is across from Crosby’s Store, three doors down from the red light in town. Along with that old club building, Shaw also purchased the building next door, which use to house the VFW of Little Valley. This young lady has a vision and is growing her business, through inventory, exponentially. The Bargain Bowl is now in a prime location, passed by everyone driving through Little Valley, and its capacity to hold all of the stuff sold there is immense. Shaw also hinted that some of the local folks that have come to befriend the twenty-something from Randolph, told her the place as haunted. She said they are glad the unit is being used and not sitting

vacant. The inventory of clothes, shoes, trinkets, games, furniture, books, toys, jewelry, watches, collectibles and more are all either given to her, sold to her, or Shaw goes to local Storage Unit Auctions, like on the television shows, though it’s a bit different around here, she said. Another method of inventory growth is picking like the two odd fellows from another popular show. Anything and everything can be found at the Bargain Bowl, the place itself has been ‘picked’ by local and traveling collectors of anything. “It’s amazing the stuff people don’t want and give away. There is a lot of brand name stuff, vintage stuff, antiques and new stuff,” Shaw exclaimed during a recent visit to the Bargain Bowl. “We have designer purses,” Shaw pointed out as we scanned the store during the interview, “Holiday Valley memorabilia, vintage Buffalo Bills’ stuff, we turn over a lot of Bills’ stuff.” There is an artist as well using some of the things in the inventory. Shaw upcycles items to make them “better.” She uses furniture

and old plates to make decorative art. She also said she restores items like furniture and fixes things to resell.”I may find an old dresser that is mostly worthless, but the knobs may be perfect for another dresser or something,” she said, “It’s like a conceptual storeroom for art.” Shaw brought life into a building that sat for five years, vacant and crumbling, by using her passion for business and savvy for fashion to start the Bargain Bowl store. It is a virtual playroom for her, that is if she didn’t want to sell the stuff and give the people an opportunity to discover their own treasure inexpensively. She has been known to have dress up parties with friends with all the clothes that are given to her and purchased at auctions. Anyone who steps foot in the ancient building will definitely find something interesting to look at and/or purchase upon spending a few minutes looking around. There is a Bargain Bowl page on Facebook you can check out or for information or inquiries call Becky Shaw at the Bargain Bowl 716244-7213.

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Know your Roller Derby Girls Roller Derby Diva Victoria Pearson a.k.a.



by Chad Neal

Victoria “Lickety Split” Pearson is a Hellbilly Heartbraker, on the Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby league. She grew up in Lockport, where she spent a lot of time outside playing with the boys. She said she spent a lot of time at the Skateland in Lockport. “I probably average [being] there about three times a week,” she said, admitting she is a jock, “You could not keep me inside. I also participated in softball and studied Martial Arts.” Now living in Friendship, Lickety Split has her own business that is backed by a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, from Medaille College. “After graduating high school, I went into the U.S. Navy and received an Honorable Discharge as veteran,” she said,

recalling her past, going further to explain how she became involved with Roller Derby, “I discovered Derby when living in the Buffalo area, and came across a Queen City Roller Girls flyer. I went online and got info on their boot camp, attended, and was drafted to the Nickel City Knockouts, and that year we went to the Championship!” Lickety Split proves her toughness by humbly remarking that she never really had any significant bruising due to derby, “But I remember my first hard hit,” she exclaimed, “It came from ‘Busty Pipes’ of the Devil Dollies. I thought for sure my shoulder was dislocated.” Lickety Split said she wondered how she let that happen to herself. She made a pact with herself never to let it happen again. Just like in

everything knowledge is gained by mistakes. “I can tell you I always made sure I knew where she was on the track if I could help it,” Lickety Split admitted, further revealing she learned something there as well, “It teaches you respect. But it is earned, just like she did.” EMVN asked Lickety Split how long she thinks she will be rolling on the track with other rough and tumble girls playing roller derby. “As far as doing derby for any length of time, the average is 5 years,” Lickety said, “but recent studies show, as the sport evolves and becomes more competitive, that could increase significantly. Keep in mind that I am over 40, so if I had only found it 20 years ago...” The Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby League has started a Junior Derby for young girls to get out and learn the sport. It is for girls ages 8-17. It is labeled as an empowering sport for young girls to try. Elizabeth JungleFevah Skeels said a little bit about the Junior League, “Junior derby is growing almost as rapidly as adult derby. They have the same concept as regular derby except they play oneminute jams as opposed to two-minutes jams. They practice Sunday afternoon at the old Allegany High School on 4th Street, in Allegany from 2 to 4 PM.” She also says they are recruiting right now, too, and if they meet the requirements by next season, they will be playing at the Hellbilly Heartbreakers home bouts during halftime. Check out their Facebook page, Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby, or their website, emrollerderby. com, for more information.

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SPORTS Franklinville Cross-Country Ends season at Section VI

On November 2, Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville closed the 2012 crosscountry season at the Section VI State Qualifier runs hosted by Elma Meadows. Elma Meadows is also the site of the New York State Cross-Country Championships on November 10, with Section VI as host. The Panthers scored 202 points and finished eighth in the boys’ Class D race. The top finishers for Franklinville were Forest Swaciak (30th, 20:14); Brendan Kozak (38th, 21:23); Reese Gust (40th, 21:42); Tyler Bellomo (45th, 22:07); and

Matt Wright (49th, 23:14). Barker won the Class D boys’ team title, after the Red Raiders tallied 26 points. Maple Grove of Bemus Point finished second, with the Red Dragons scoring 34 points. Sherman finished third, with the Wildcats compiling 102 points. Maple Grove won the girls’ team title in Class D, after the Red Dragons scored 18 points. Sherman finished second, with the Wildcats tallying 59 points. Silver Creek finished third in the five-team field, after the Black Knights compiled 63 points.

Franklinville 200-medley relay Moved on to Section VI Finals

In the Section VI Girls’ Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by the Flickinger Center Pool of Erie County Community College’s City Campus in Buffalo on November 1-3, the Ten Broeck Academy of Franklinville 200-medley relay team finished in the top 24 during the preliminaries. The Panthers’ team finished in the top 24 and returned for the finals, which decided the Section VI teams for the New

York State Meet, which will be hosted by Ithaca College on November 16-17. Franklinville did not advance to the State Meet. The 200-medley team members for the Panthers are Whitney Farrand, Johanna Farrand, Connie Miller, and Jessica Schneggenburger. Franklinville finished second in the 200-medley relay at the CCAA II Meet in Olean on October 24.

Local Residents Attend National Conference in Florida A team of local residents, including four Olean High School Seniors, attended a 4-day national conference on community leadership and revitalization in Orlando, Florida. The Community Leadership Institute, sponsored by NeighborWorks America, held its fifth annual conference on October 25-28, 2012, in Florida. Joining over 1,000 residents from all across

the nation, the local team participated in various meetings and tours to learn more about improving their home communities. A key feature of the conference is for each local team to develop a project to carry out after they return to their home area. The Olean team’s project will be creating a local version of this national conference to be held in the Spring of

2013, inviting high school leaders from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties to participate in team building and community leadership. More details about the high school leadership conference will be released as they become available. NeighborWorks Home Resources, the area network member of NeighborWorks America, is coordinating the local team from its Olean office.

Collaborative Recovery Effort Returns Rare Gilt Darter Fish To The Allegheny River

In a collaborative effort to restore Gilt Darter populations in the Allegheny River Watershed, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and partners today released approximately 1,200 Gilt Darter (Percina evides) juveniles into the Allegheny River and Oswayo Creek in Cattaraugus County in western New York. “These efforts are a positive step forward in restoring this species to its historic range, as well as increasing the diversity of our aquatic ecosystems,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “This stocking event represents a milestone in the recovery of Gilt Darters in New York and culminates years of collaborative fishery restoration efforts.” “One of the Service’s goals is to work toward fully functional and sustainable landscapes,” said David Stilwell of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “This multi-agency effort to re-introduce gilt darters to the Allegheny River in New York brings us one step closer to restoring the natural heritage of this wonderful river. We look forward to working together in partnership on future projects in the Allegheny watershed.” “SUNY Cobleskill faculty, staff and students are all very proud of our contribution to this collaborative effort to conserve and restore the Allegheny River ecosystem,” said Dr. John Foster, Professor and Chair of the Fisheries and Wildlife Department at SUNY Cobleskill. “This challenging and important project has provided a broad spectrum of opportunities for SUNY Cobleskill’s Fisheries & Aquaculture students to learn from and work with fisheries biologists from the NYSDEC, PA Fish & Boat Commission and Conservation Fisheries Incorporated.” According to John Arway, Executive Director of the PA Fish & Boat

Front row: Matt Devling, Hannah Forrest, Bob McClelland, Soumitri Barua (Olean High School seniors) Back row: Kim Whitney, NWHR Operations Manager, Subir Barua (

Commission (PFBC), “The inter-state cooperation in fisheries science and management supporting this project has been exceptional and should advance the recovery of the gilt darter and other rare species in the region. These efforts exemplify the “Resource First” philosophy of the PFBC’s mission and we are pleased to have contributed.” Classified by New York State as an endangered fish species, the Gilt Darter has been identified as a priority species for recovery efforts. Today’s release marks the first time that Gilt Darters have been stocked in New York waters, and represents a five-year cooperative restoration effort between US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Conservation Fisheries Inc. and SUNY Cobleskill. The stocking sites are located near Olean and Portville, New York and near South Carrolton on the Seneca Nation of Indian’s Reservation. The species is found 20 miles south in Pennsylvania but has been absent from New York for the past 75 years. In addition to their history in the

Allegheny watershed, Gilt Darters occur in parts of the Appalachians and in the Midwest. Fish surveys have shown them to exist in only 12 states. Averaging two to three inches in length and occasionally reaching 4 inches, the Gilt Darter is a small-sized fish. In early summer, Gilt Darter males undergo a brilliantly colorful phase and develop striking yellow black and green shades across their back, explaining why their latin name means “attractive.” Gilt darters are bottom feeders and eat a variety of invertebrates including aquatic insect larvae and crustaceans. In addition to stocking, restoration of this species in New York includes understanding and protecting their critical habitats. While the exact cause for the fish’s decline is unknown, biologists attribute its decline in New York State to water quality deterioration and past siltation. Subsequent improvements in water quality and land use conservation practices bode well for the future survival of these fish. DEC will continue to monitor the status of Gilt Darters in the Allegheny River Watershed and is hopeful that this new population within the Allegheny watershed will become successfully established.

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11 Park Square, Franklinville 716-676-3077 • Fax 716-676-5261 Board Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7 pm Supervisor: Michael M. Brisky ................................................. 716-474-8810 Deputy Highway Supt. Terence McClory .................................. 716-676-5847 Town Clerk/Court Clerk/Tax Collector/Registrar Kathryn A. Hatch ......................................................................716-676-3077 Assessor - Kay M. Reynolds......................................................716-676-3077 Town Justice - Larry R. Graham ...............................................716-676-5007 Town Justice - Wayne L. Holden ...............................................716-676-2296 Town Council - William W. Dallas ........................................... 716-676-3958 Town Council - Lorrie B. Fisher................................................716-676-3504 Town Council - Sharon L. Hahn................................................ 716-676-3598 Town Council - George F. Trummer ......................................... 716-676-3851 Constable - Clarence I. Mack ....................................................716-676-3506 Dog Control Officer - Renee Hansen ........................................ 716-676-5708 Town Historian - Bruce Fredrickson .........................................716-676-2590 Building Code Enforcement Officer - Russel D. Hatch .............716-676-5848

For more than 30 years Len Caros has worked in the field of appliance sales and repair, and at his All Appliance Service store on Route 16 sales and service of new and used appliances — washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, and even microwave ovens — are his specialty. In addition, he contracts with Cattaraugus County Social Services programs such as Community Housing and Rural Revitalization. He also has a variety of apartments for rent. Always happy to help, Len can be reached from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. If you only have time in the evenings or on Sundays, call Len for an appointment.



7072 Route 16, Franklinville • 716-676-3965 or 716-373-1553

8093 Route 16, Franklinville • 716-676-3630

Conveniently located on North Main Street (at Plymouth Ave.), Maple Haven Farms restaurant is known for fine home cooking and offers a hearty home-style breakfast and lunch seven days a week. For folks who would rather go out for the upcoming holidays, Maple Haven’s owner Barb Schunk invites you to the restaurant on both Thanksgiving Day and Christmas for a home-style holiday meal. Regular hours usually begin at 7 a.m., but for opening day of deer season (Nov. 17), “we’ll have the coffee on by 4 a.m.”


7930 Route 16, Franklinville • 716-676-2526

Franklinville Agency is your hometown insurance office. Auto, Home, Business, Recreational Vehicles, and Commercial Insurance is available. We have low rates with very flexible payment plans with no down payments. Co-Owners Doug Pfeiffer and Doug Pfeiffer Jr. can answer any questions you have and we would like the opportunity to quote any insurance needs you may have.

Franklinville • 676-9904 24-hr ATM available

The word taxidermy describes the methods of reproducing a life-like, three-dimensional representation of an animal for permanent display. Professional taxidermist Rocky Oakes has been working at his craft for 30 years, preserving the natural beauty of the animal. Rocky prepares big game, and full shoulder mounts in deer, bear, coyote, caribou, he has even prepared zebras and water buffalo. Rocky now works full time at the job he loves doing. Call 716676-3726 for an appointment.


6773 Abbott Road, Franklinville • 716-676-3726

Triton Valley Estates is an owner/operator for manufactured home communities and a dealer/builder of modular homes with Eagle River and Skyline Brands of manufactureds homes, and the just-as-popular Ritzcraft as the primary modular home brand. There are sites available for new and existing homes in both the Franklinville and Farmersville communities. The folks at Triton are real estate brokers, mortgage brokers and insurance brokers and are well prepared to help folks find their perfect home. Modular sales are generally turnkey, with Triton providing full development and construction of a home. Triton Valley Estates’ Franklinville office is open Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m. (Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Stop in or call 676-2526.


103 N. Main Street, Franklinville • 716-676-9910

With a nine-hole golf course and bowling alleys, the Ischua Valley Country Club holds a variety of entertainment possibilities. The IVCC, owned by Jim Lemke and Paul Wagner, is a popular destination; the beautifully groomed golf course has two sets of tees and comprises 3,126 yards. Golf cart rental is available. The Club, which employs ten people, also features a ten-lane bowling alley with leagues, open bowling, a full-service lounge, restaurant, banquet facilities, and a conference room. Snowmobiling and snowmobile trailer parking is available as the statewide trail system crosses the property. While Jim and Paul have owned the IVCC since 1999, it has actually been in existence since the mid-1960s. The Club is open seven days a week during golf season, from 7 a.m. ‘til closing. The rest of the year, the Club is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday.


FRANKLINVILLE AGENCY 1 Park Square, Franklinville • 716-676-5516

Serving the Franklinville area since 1982, Civic Auto Sales offers the sales and services of many late model vehicles. Service includes general repairs to brakes and exhaust, tune-ups, and oil changes. Come springtime, owner Doug Nixon enjoys locating cool classic cars and offering them for sale as well. If your shopping for a quality used car, stop in any time. If you need some work done, give a call and schedule an appointment. Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CIVIC AUTO SALES AND SERVICE 7424 Route 16, Franklinville • 716-676-2129

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VILLAGE OF FRANKLINVILLE 19 Pennsylvania Ave., PO Box 167, Franklinville 716-676-3010 • Fax 716-676-3446 Board Meetings: 4th Thursday of the Month, 7 pm Mayor - Robert J. Breton..................................... 716-676-3475 Clerk/Treasurer/Registrar Patricia A. Sage................................................... 716-676-3010 Trustee - Donald A. Bentley................................ 716-676-3311 Trustee - Ryan V. Jordan.....................................716-474-6335 Trustee - Harvey A. Soulvie................................ 716-676-3737 Trustee - Melissa M. Sullivan.............................. 716-397-9570 Superintendent of Public Works Cary Hatch..........................................................716-676-5703

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Since 1996 HAS Printing & Graphics has provided commercial printing services (including business cards, envelopes, letterhead and newsletters), bulk mailing, UPS shipping, and fax service (both incoming and outgoing), to its customers. Operated by Nancy L. Smith, HAS Printing & Graphics is located at 26 Park Square, and open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY BANK - Franklinville Branch

HAS Printing & Graphics

Member FDIC

True Independent Banking

7 S. Main St., Franklinville, NY 14737. Phone: 716-676-5571 / Fax: 716-676-5052

26 Park Square, Franklinville. 676-3335.

FRANKLINVILLE CONSERVATION CLUB The FCC was incorporated in 1938 and is located on 163 acres of land about 1/2 mile west of the traffic light. The Current Membership is 750 and Annual Membership Fee is $20.00

Firehouse Fine Wines is situated within Franklinville’s historic former firehouse building at 14 Park Square. Owned and operated by Scott and Carol Merkle for the past 18 years, Firehouse Fine Wines offers great deals on fine wines and spirits from around the world. Gift sets are available for any occasion. Hours: noon ‘til 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and Friday and Saturday, noon ‘til 8 p.m.

Firehouse Fine Wines

14 Park Square, Franklinville • 716-676-3211

You’ll get the style you want at Shelly’s Shear Look on North Main Street. For 20 years Shelly Clark has provided haircuts and styles for men, women and children. Other services include coloring, hi-lighting, perms, ear candling and facial waxing. Shelly’s is also home to two tanning units (one bed and a stand-up unit). To learn more, call or visit Shelly’s Shear Look Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shelly’s Shear Look

25 N. Main St. Franklinville • 716-676-2960

Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home has served Franklinville and the surrounding communities for over 80 years (It had been known as the Babbitt & Allen Funeral Home at one time). Owned and operated by Cleon and Leesa Easton for the past 26 years, the Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home offers a complete range of funeral services that can be tailored to meet each family’s individual needs. They carry cemetery memorials, and offer pre-paid funeral trusts. Cremation service is also available.

Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home 7 N. Main Street, Franklinville • 716-676-3242

• Rifle Range • Sporting clays & Skeet (Call for hours) • Hunter Safety Courses and Bow Safety Courses offered in Spring & Autumn • Youth Trap Shoots • Sponsorship of Children to attend Conservation Camp each summer • Pheasants raised for local release • Chicken BBQ & Clams - Civil War Shoot and Encampment

• Fishing Derby & Commmunity Day for Parents and Children - games, prizes, food • Fish Frys 4th Friday each month (open to the public) • Valentine's Day Steak Bake • Spaghetti Dinner for paid up members • Game Dinner with a variety of wild game prepared by our local hunters • Fish For All prepared to perfection by our local fishermen

3040 Bakerstand Road, Franklinville, NY 14737 • Phone 716-676-3115

Hours: Mon. Noon-8pm; TWT 1-9pm; Fri. 1-11pm; Sat. 10am-midnight; Sun. Noon-7pm

Founded in 1889 the Ontario Knife Company produces one of the most comprehensive, wide-ranging product lines in the cutlery industry today including knives, machetes, edged products and specialty tools. A major supplier to the U.S. government, Ontario Knife Company also teams up with dealers and distributors nationwide to market its products to many diverse consumer and niche markets. Worldwide sales encompasses 28 countries and continues to grow.

Ontario Knife Co.

26 Empire Street, Franklinville • 716-676-5527

THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Est. 1813 25 South Main Street Franklinville Phone/Fax: 716-676-3883

Rev. Jason Cashing, Pastor Worship 11 a.m. • Sunday School 11:20 a.m. Craft Crew, Monday 2 p.m. Walk Group, Monday 6:30 p.m. Bible Study, Monday 7:30 p.m.

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Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express in Salamanca offers an intimate area for small weddings. Their Great Room can hold about 35 people, big enough for a smaller wedding. Well appointed rooms and close proximity to both the Casino and the Interstate system, make Holiday Inn Express a great choice.

Trends in Wedding Invitations

HAS Printing, located at 26 Park Square in Franklinville is a one-stop shop for many of your bridal needs. by L.A. Zendarski

The trend in wedding invitations tends to be bit flashier this year. The use of colored foils, bright colors, (sunshine yellow is popular) brides-to-be are shying away from the eclectic design and going with a more organized feel. According to Nancy Smith of HAS Printing at 26 Park Square in Franklinville, brides are preferring color coordinated weddings --invitations to match table napkins, name cards and the bridesmaids gowns! One of the newest ideas is the “all-in-one” wedding invitation. A tri-fold invitation opens up to find the invitation itself, and a perforated postcard as the response card. This is not only paper saving,but cost effective. The post card uses less expensive postage as it does not require an envelope. Smith said that

traditional invitations can cost from $180 for twentyfive and can go up to $300, whereas the tri-fold is a fraction of that cost at $110. Fonts that make statements, bright inks and splashes of color are found in today’s invitations. Intermixing fonts are also popular, using a bold font for names and dates, but the regular font for everything else. Vintage types are becoming passe’ and elaborate sets are beginning to make a comeback, especially with multi-color and patterned liners. Smith said that sometimes the do-it-yourself invitations are not necessarily cost effective because brides cannot get the same quality on a home printer with raised lettering or glitter ink that is available through print shops. Metallic edging, particularly gold and silver are

big and calligraphy is in! One of the newest ideas are cake charms-putting more fun into an already joyous occasion! The charms, tied on a ribbon are hidden between layers of the wedding cake. The bridesmaids then pull a ribbon to find out her “future.” A four leaf clover means she’ll have luck, an anchor will mean she is going on an adventure and a ring signifies a wedding is in the offing. Besides invitations, HAS Printing carries a host of other wedding supplies. From napkins to matches, engraved toasting glasses, guest books, candles, unity candles, cake tops, cake serving knives, cake boxes, wishing wells, aisle runners, key fobs, attendants’ gifts,etc. HAS Printing can be reached by calling Nancy at 676-3335

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Here, HAS Printing owner, Nancy Smith shows some of the wedding invitations that are available. New trends include bright colors, glitter inks and metallics.

As you start the next chapter with the love of your life, it’s important to keep an eye on your finances so you don’t end up over your head in debt. Having a good credit score is increasingly important, as more Americans rely on credit to make daily and major purchases. Not only can poor credit

history hurt you when you’re taking out a loan, signing a lease or buying a car, but some employers do credit checks on job applicants -- weeding out anyone who hasn’t demonstrated financial responsibility. “Our recent Ally Wallet Wise ‘Financial IQ Quiz’ revealed that many people struggle with understanding how to establish good credit,” said Beth Coggins, director of community relations at Ally Financial. “The importance of a solid financial education for your success and well-being cannot be overstated.” Ally Wallet Wise, a financial education program from Ally Financial, offers some tips on taking better control of your finances and personal credit: 1. Make sure you know what is included in your credit report. It is important to review your credit report at least once per year to ensure there aren’t any mistakes and you have not been the victim of identity theft. Your credit report contains information about you and your payment history. It’s collected and organized by a credit reporting agency and is available to those who are considering granting you credit. Your credit score is a number that reflects the information found in your credit report. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months by visiting www. 2. Create a budget and stick to it. Understand needs versus wants and avoid using credit to

buy things you cannot afford. 3. Pay your bills on time. Your payment history is one of the most important factors when determining your credit score. You are usually considered a good credit risk if you have a history of paying your bills on time. 4. Have a small amount of total debt. If a large portion of your income each month is already committed to paying off other credit, creditors may be hesitant to extend you additional credit. 5. Don’t have a lot of open credit. Excess open credit can result from having too many credit cards. While you may think having a lot of credit cards with high limits is a sign that you have good credit, creditors may look at your available credit as being a potential debt. In other words, creditors may believe too much open credit may lead you to overextend yourself in the future. 6. Only use a small amount of your total available credit. Creditors like to see that you use your credit with restraint – using some but not maxing out your cards. 7. Showcase that you are stable and responsible. Creditors look for signs of stability and responsibility. Numerous changes in address and/or employment may hurt your rating. For more tips, or to take a free online personal finance course or find a local event in your area, visit

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Ellicottville Police 11/7/12 - Scott Kobryn, 47, of Ontario, was arrested an a charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, along with other traffic violations, following a routine traffic stop in the Town of Ellicottville. Kobryn’s driving privileges in New York State were found to be currently suspended. Kobryn was issued traffic tickets and is to appear in Town of Ellicottville Court at a later date to answer to the charges. 11/7/12 - Michael Berger, no age given, of West Valley, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration following a traffic stop in the Town of Ellicottville. Berger is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicottville Court at a later date to answer to the charges. 11/7/12 - William Brehm, 51, of Hamburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated and numerous other traffic charges after an accident that occured in the Town of Ellicottville. Brehm was arraigned in the Town of Great Valley Court and posted bail. Brehm is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellicottville Court at a later date. 11/7/12 - Donna L. Liberatore, 40, of Depew, was charged with fourthdegree grand larceny and

second-degree forgery

following an investigation into an incident that had occured in the Village of Ellicottville. Liberatore was remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. Liberatore is scheduled to appear in the Village of Ellicottville Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office 11/6/12 – Ryan A. Tarr, 22, of Delevan, was arrested on a warrant stemming from charges of failure to register as a sex offender and failure to pay a fine out of the Town of Yorkshire. He was arraigned in the Town of Freedom and was released on his own recognizance. He is due to appear in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date to answer the charges. 11/1/12 - Dorthy M. Wohlhoeter, 53, of Yorkshire, was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment. She was arraigned in the Town of Freedom Court and is to appear in the Town of Yorkshire Court at a later date. 11/1/12 – Devon Kelly Sullivan, 18, of Dansville, was arrested by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office on three counts of second-degree criminal possession of

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The investigation was a joint venture between the Sheriff’s Office, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, Dansville Police Department, and SUNY Alfred Police. 11/1/12 – Raymond C. Dasilva, Jr., 56, of Erie, Pa., was arrested on charges related to a domestic incident, resulting in disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. It is alleged that, after responding to the report of the domestic incident at the Seneca Allegany Casino, Dasilva failed to comply with police orders. He was arraigned in the City of Salamanca Court and released on his own recognizance. 11/1/12 – A 16-year old Randolph male was taken into custody on charges of two counts of fourth-degree larceny following an investigation into two separate stolen motor vehicles. He was arraigned in the Town of Randolph Court and sent to the Cattaraugus County Jail on $5,000 bail.

New York State Police On 11/4/12 State Police Machias arrested Donald G. Bennett, age 44, of Farmersville Station, NY following a domestic dispute. Bennett was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing (misdemeanor) and Harassment 2nd (violation). Bennett was arraigned in the Town of Freedom and released to re-appear before the court on 11/13/12. An order of protection was also issued. On 11/4/12 at approximately 7:35 AM Troopers out of SP Machias responded to McKinstry Rd Yorkshire for the report of vehicle roadside with the operator slumped over his steering wheel. Upon arrival, the operator, Nicholas J. Donnelly, of Attica, NY was discovered to be intoxicated. Donnelly was arrested for DWI and processed at SP Machias where he was determined to have a blood alcohol content of .09%. Donnelly was issued tickets and released. He is to answer the charges before the Town of Yorkshire Court on 11/8/12. 11/2/12 – Samantha Kelsey, 17, of Cherry Creek, was arrested on a charge of petit larceny. Kelsey was arrested after shoplifting items from the Dollar General in the Town of Great Valley and has to appear before the Town of Great Valley Court on 11/7/12 to answer the charge. 11/1/12 – Tamara

L. Johnson, 48, of Franklinville was involved in a property damage accident on Route 16 at Bear Creek Road in the Town of Machias. 11/1/12 – Henry S. Spencer, 27, of Olean, was charged in the Town of Ischua regarding an incident reported on July 31, 2012, charged in the Town of Portville regarding an incident reported on Sept. 1, 2012, on one count in each municipality for: thirddegree burglary:illegal entry with intent. Spencer is being held on $20,000 bail and both incidents are pending investigation. 10/31/12 – Anthony M. Zasimowick, 24, of Lyndon, was given an appearance ticket after being charged in the Town of Lyndon on one count: unlawful possession of marijuana following a domestic dispute. He was released with an appearance ticket for the Town of Lyndon Court. 10/31/12 – Andrew J. Stang, 26, of Farmersville Station, was involved in a property damage only accident on Church Street at Galen Hill Road in the Town of Farmersville. 10/29/12 – Jessica L. Kellogg, 28, of Cuba, was involved in a property damage accident on Pigeon Hill Road at Guenther Road in the Town of Farmersville. 10/27/12 – Randall J. Parker, 52, Lockport, was involved in a property damage accident on Route 243 at Vandusen Road in the Town of Rushford. 10/27/12 – Ashley N. Oakes, 18, of Little Valley, was involved in a personal injury accident on Cross Road at Barse Road in the Town of Mansfield. 10/27/12 – Daniel P. Richards, 51, of Franklinville, is held after one count: execute warrant of arrest. He is being held. 10/24/12 – William P. Mellenthine, 26, N. Tonawanda, NY is being held regarding an incident in the Town of Franklinville reported Oct. 19, 2012. He had been charged with one count each trespass, third-degree criminal trespass:enclosed property, third-degree burglary:illegal entry with intent, 11 counts criminal mischief :intent to damage property, three counts petit larceny, one count each unauthorized colored lights on vehicle, speed violation: speed in zone. Regarding the same incident, Keith M. Comstock, 23, N. Tonawanda, NY was charged with one count each: trespass,

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third-degree criminal trespass:enclosed property, third-degree burglary:illegal entry with intent, 11 counts criminal mischief: intent to damage property and three counts petit larceny. Both men are being held.

Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office Lori Pettit Rieman, Cattaraugus County District Attorney, reported the following activity in Cattaraugus County Court on Monday, November 5, 2012: Ryan D. Radar, 41, LKA unknown, but presently in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was sentenced as a Predicate Felon, to three terms of 2-4 years in the New York State Department of Corrections, to be serve consecutively, for his conviction of three (3) counts of Burglary in the Third Degree, class D felonies. The incidents occurred on or about March 16, 2012 in the Town of Olean; March 22, 2012 In the Town of Ischua and April 5, 2012 in the Town of Coldspring, when the defendant acted jointly and in concert with another, each aiding and abetting the other, knowingly entered and remained unlawfully in a building at various locations, with the intent to commit a crime therein. Mackenzie L. Smith, 26, of Hinsdale, New York, was sentenced to three concurrent one year terms in the Cattaraugus County Jail for his convictions of Forgery in the Second Degree, a class D felony; Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor and Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a class A misdemeanor. On or about June 9, 2012, in the City of Olean, the defendant, with intent to defraud, deceive or injure another, did falsely make, complete or alter a written instrument, to wit, a credit card belonging to another person. On or about May 24, 2012, in the Town of Carrollton, the defendant stole property and on or about May 28, 2012, in the Town of Hinsdale, the defendant applied pressure to the throat or neck of another person. Matthew A. Anderson, 29, of Olean, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Third Degree, a class E felony; Unlawful Growing of Cannabis, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor;

and Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony. The first three counts occurred on or about May 18, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant was unlawfully growing marihuana, possessed more than 8 ounces of marihuana and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance. The last count occurred on or about June 5, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant stole property and the value of the property exceeded $3,000. The matter was adjourned for motions. Jesse C. Bartlett, Jr., 22, of Olean New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony; and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about August 30, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant possessed a kung fu star when he had previously been convicted of a crime and he unlawfully possessed a controlled substance. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Douglas A. Farnham, 32, of Salamanca, 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 and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all class B felonies. The incidents occurred on or about March 2, 2011, in the City of Salamanca, when the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed and sold a narcotic drug, to wit, cocaine. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Jason A. Rivera, 34, of Olean, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred on or about December 24, 2011, in the Town of Portville, when the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Stephanie K. Currie, 34, of Olean, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges her with two counts of Criminal

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Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all class B felonies. The indictment charges that on or about March 22, 2012, in the City of Olean, the defendant, along with a co-defendant, knowingly and unlawfully possessed and sold a narcotic drug, to wit, Oxycodone. Further, on or about August 30, 2012, in the City of Olean, the defendant, along with a co-defendant, knowingly an unlawfully possessed a narcotic drug with intent to sell it, to wit, Oxycodone. The matter has been adjourned for motions.

David J. Foster, 21, of Olean, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, was arraigned and entered not guilty pleas to two separate indictments. The first indictment charges him with Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C felony; and Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor. The incident occurred on or about July 26, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling with intent to commit a crime therein and stole property. The second indictment charges him with Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony; and Reckless

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Endangerment in the First Degree, a class D felony. The incident occurred on or about September 6, 2012, in the City of Olean, when the defendant recklessly engaged in conduct which created a grave risk of death to another person, specifically, a two year old child. Both matters have been adjourned for motions.

Reginald K. Crouse, 75, Salamanca, New York, was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty to an indictment that charges him with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, class C felonies and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, class D felonies. The incidents occurred on or about October 20, 2011, in the City of Salamanca, when

Santa Sheriff’s Program Ninth Year of Giving Continues Jolly Old St. Nick recently made a call to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to get an update and progress on the 2012 giving season. He was pleased to hear that fundraising efforts are in full swing and donations are still coming in. Deputy Keis continues to send out letters to county businesses to help raise more funds as the program is approximately $1,000.00 lower than it had hoped to be by this time. Program Director Deputy Brian Keis believes that this great community will continue to send donations to help the program reach its goal to provide for more than 26 families this year. If you are interested in donating to the 2012 giving season for the Santa Sheriff’s Program, please contact Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb at 9389191 ext. 2247 or Deputy Brian Keis at 938-9191 ext. 2899. Contributions can be made payable to the Santa Sheriff’s Fund, c/o Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755.

Pitt-Brad Sets Vistation Day

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Admissions Office will host a Visitation Day Nov. 12 for all interested high school students. Visitation Days are scheduled on holidays that most high schools are not in session as a convenient opportunity for busy students to visit the campus on a weekday. Registration begins at 10 AM and includes a presentation from the admissions office, a tour of the campus led by a Student Ambassador, and lunch in the campus dining hall. The Admissions Office will also be hosting a First Friday information session on Dec. 7 as another opportunity for students to learn more about Pitt-Bradford. First Friday will begin at 10 AM in the FrameWesterberg Commons in the Mukaiyama University Room. For more information or to register visit www.upb. or call the Admissions Office at 800872-1787.

the defendant knowingly and unlawfully possessed and sold a controlled substance, to wit, Hydrocodone. The matter has been adjourned for motions. Kyle S. King, 22, of Gowanda, New York, but presently incarcerated in the Cattaraugus County Jail, entered a plea of guilty to Burglary in the Third, a class D felony; and Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree, a class A misdemeanor, to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred on or about January 12, 2012, in the Town of Persia, when he knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime therein and intentionally damaged property of another person. Sentencing is scheduled for January 28, 2013.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Assault Arrest

On October 28, 2012 New York State Police in Warsaw responded to a report of a fight between two men outside of the Family Dollar Store in Arcade, NY. Following investigation at the scene troopers arrested Chad M. Goss, 25 years of age of Franklinville, NY for Assault 3rd (Class A Misd). Investigation revealed that Goss had struck a 47 year old male relative at the location after an argument had ensued. The victim suffered a laceration and was transported from the scene by Arcade Ambulance and taken to Bertrand Chaffee Hospital for treatment. Goss was processed for the charge at the Warsaw Station and he was later released on an appearance ticket for the Arcade Town Court at a later date. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Wyoming County Deputies and the Arcade Village Police.

Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections

Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Jean Davis announced today that the 2012 FSA county committee elections will begin on Monday, Nov. 5, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters in the townships of Machias, Yorkshire, Farmersville, Freedom, Franklinville, Ischua, and Lyndon. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Dec. 3, 2012. “The role and input of our county committee members is more vital than ever,” said Davis. “New county committee members provide input and make important decisions on the local administration of disaster and conservation programs. With better participation in recent years, we also have seen

promising increases in the number of women and minority candidates.” Eligible voters who do not receive ballots in the coming week can obtain ballots from their local USDA Service Center. December. 3, 2012, is the last day for voters to submit ballots in person to local USDA Service Centers. Ballots returned by mail must also be postmarked no later than Dec. 3. Newly elected committee members and their alternates will take office Jan. 1, 2013. To be an eligible voter, farmers and ranchers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. While FSA county committees do not approve or deny farm operating loans, they make decisions on disaster and conservation programs,

emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues. Members serve three-year terms. More information on county committees, such as the new 2012 fact sheet and brochures, can be found on the FSA website at www.fsa.usda. gov/elections or at a local USDA Service Center. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642.

Audubon Offering Will Workshop

Taking children on a guided hike in the woods is a frequent activity at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary. As part of its Natural Giving Series, on Wednesday, November 14, Audubon will present a workshop on how your will can help you express support for the people, organizations and ideas that are import to you.

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As part of its Natural Giving Series, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is presenting a workshop on how your will can help you express support for the people, organizations and ideas that are important to you. On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., attorney Robert VanEvery will help you think about and plan for

how your estate can express what you stand for in coming years. This Will Workshop will help you understand how your loves and concerns can be addressed even after you are gone. It will show how all that you have worked for can continue to express your values. Whether you are writing your will for the first time, or wondering how you can

revise it to better express yourself, this workshop will help. Robert VanEvery is a member and former board member of Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc. and has helped people his entire career in their efforts to see that their estate continues to support their life work. The workshop is free and includes take-home materials that provide specific step by step guidelines. Reservations are required by Wednesday, November 7, 2012, by calling (716) 569-2345 or emailing info@jamestownaudubon. org. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Hours are Monday and Saturday 10-4:30, Sunday 1-4:30. Bald eagle viewing and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are open dawn to dusk.For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit

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Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test!

Here’s How It Works:

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!

CLUES ACROSS 1. Army legal branch 4. Dekagram 7. Underwater ship 10. 6th Jewish month 12. __ lang syne, good old days 14. European money 15. Remover of an apple’s center 17. The content of cognition 18. Bleats 19. “l836 siege” of U.S. 20. Inquiries 22. Bottled gas 23. Dutch painter Gerrit 25. An invasion or hostile attack 28. Misbeliever 31. South American Indiana 32. Bone cavities 33. Hound sounds 34. Turtle carapace 39. Wash or flow against 40. Cross a threshold 41. Pitch symbol 42. About lizards 45. Treat with contempt

48. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 49. Place to sleep 51. Harsh criticism or disapproval 54. Wipe out recorded information 56. Pesetas 58. Pitcher Hershiser 59. Pronouncements 60. Dodge truck model 61. A coniferous tree 62. Ludicrously false statment 63. Lyric poem 64. Determine the sum 65. Fixed in one’s purpose CLUES DOWN 1. Mexican wattle & daub hut 2. __ Green: playwright 3. Building for autos 4. Rum and lime or lemon juice 5. Two spiral-horned African antelopes 6. Jubilant delight 7. Cyclic 8. Fiddler crabs 9. Vehicle carrying many passengers 11. Dream sleep

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 9656 Main St., Machias 716-675-2683 Services are: Sunday School 9:30 am and Church service 10:30 am, Bible study Thursday 7:00 pm. Phone 716-353-4171 Pastor Ross Thompson MISSIONARY ALLIANCE 7813 Pine St., Franklinville 716-676-3314 FRANKLINVILLE FREE METHODIST CHURCH Rev. David Fisher, Pastor 41 South Main St., Franklinville 716-676-3777 Sunday Services 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM 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 Wednesdays 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

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 MACHIAS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Route 16, Machias (across from Post Office) Summer Services through August Saturday Evening 6:30pm Sunday Morning Worship-- 9 AM Church School--10:15 AM Pastor: David Kubiak

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What was Your Favorite Childhood Toy?

The nostalgia of the care-free days of childhood can be conjured easily through many social media sites. If you’ve ever visited your parents’ place and looked at all the old pictures that we had to wait for (because they had to be sent away to be developed), memories had to have flooded your head, especially pictures with toys. Mostly everyone played with toys growing up. Even before mass production and Santa Claus, kids were using sticks for toys. As a matter of fact, sticks, along with blankets, are in the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum of Play, in Rochester. That enormous childhood flashback institution has every toy that has ever been played with, on display. The Strong Museum is more for adults, if you think about it. Spending time there will reignite the imagination that ran rampant in our souls as children, and you are bound to find a replica of your favorite childhood toy, or at least you’d find the innocence we never knew we had-for a little while. What was your favorite childhood toy?

John K.

John B.

Switch Blade.

Hot Wheels.

The Darryl

Beth R.


A tire swing.

Megan D.

Barbies, of course!

Debra K.

Skis and poles.

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Christy W.

Allison D.

My bike. All the kids that lived on my road no matter what their age, would all get together and ride for miles and miles all dat, everyday in the summer.

I had a scrap of fur that I was inseparable from. I would rub it and suck my thumb at night to fall asleep. All of the sudden one day it “disappeared”. I never found out what happened to him. I was devastated.

Jennifer D.

Amote G.

My imagination

Old metal Tonka trucks. Just saw some the other day that have to be at least as old as me. Great shape still, cause they weren’t left outside every winter. Those toys are indestructible.

Jason C.


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Nestled between the hills of Franklinville and Ellicottville is a farm where passersby will see horses frolicking in the field, peacefully grazing or you might get a glimpse of one “playing ball” with Lisa Williams, owner of Point Break Farm on Bryant Hill Rd. who took time out of her busy schedule to talk about the horses she has been raising on the farm since 2006---Friesians. Lisa bought her first Friesian ten years ago after seeing the movie “Lady Hawk.” “That movie did it for me,” said Williams. The fantasy movie about the Renaissance period featured a Friesian and she fell in love with the breed. These noble horses are easy to train and quick to learn. The 100 acre farm is a training facility and breeding farm where they raise and sell the tall, stately, black horses. With fourteen horses presently at the farm, they hope to have five new foals in Spring. Lisa trained with

Terry R.

The woods and a 3 wheeler! Atari/ Nintendo!

Fancy Friesians Frolick Between Local Hills by L.A. Zendarski

Kenny Harlow of VA who is a natural horsemanship trainer. Last month, Point Break Farm attended two prestigious horse shows called, The Keurings. The Keurings is an annual competition with inspection through North American fly judges from Holland where horses are put through exercises to be judged against book standards earning different ratings and titles. This year, there were 40 to 50 horses at each event in Wilmington, OH and Lexington, VA. The goal is to keep the integrity of

the breed close to its original racial type and conformation. They want to improve the breed but not lose original blood lines. During the contest, runners or handlers stand in front of the judges where the horse is judged on conformation, fur, color, and stance. They do one round of walking and two of trotting. Judges look at leg action and the horse’s use of its hind quarters for power. Interestingly, the parent horse can earn points and titles depending on how well their offspring scores. One of the PBF’s newest

Friesian stallion must go through a rigorous protocol before being awarded that standing. First, he must be Holly Zendarski shows “Peyton” approved at Point Break Farm. by a judge foals performed well enough and x rays are done to make to be in the “foal book,” at sure he has clean joints. A the Keurings. When he is semen count is done proving three years of age, he will his virility. Then, the be eligible for the stud book horse goes on to testing in which is a formal listing of California which is basically the foals and future stallion a horse “boot camp” where prospects. he improves his character, The Friesian breed, a after which time, he is Dutch breed, is under the approved for breeding. auspices of the Queen of Horses at Point Break Holland. There are only 18 Farm have the utmost approved Friesian stallions care. Each horse is bathed in the United States with regularly, their manes 40-45,000 Dutch Friesians brushed, combed and in the world. The breed was braided so as to not break nearly extinct in the 1990s. the hairs. They are exercised Cross breeding is strongly and/or turned out daily and discouraged. Not your receive supplements daily “everyday horse,” a potential

and a special diet designed specifically for the needs of Friesians to promote the natural thickness of their fur as well as a hoof and joint supplement. The barn is impeccably clean. Williams’ horse, “Aloha” won 2nd premium this year at the Keurings. It is hoped that the horse will then earn 1st premium, then go on to what is referred to as “crown” and ultimately earning the title “model.” Performance testing is done at the Keurings called the IBOP, an acronym for Individueel Bruikbaarheidsonderzoke (Friese)Paarden includes dressage and driving. Proud of her horses, Williams’ horse Meijs earned the 2nd highest score in North America which goes on her performance record. Williams is on the board of the East Aurora Driving Society which promotes driving with horses. They host an annual show at the Knox Farm in E.Aurora.

Scouts Honor Service Personnel

Cubscout Pack 652 with their Holiday Cards for Heroes in honor of Veterans Day.

Photo Courtesy Stephanie Timblin

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