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While she explained that she loved the class sizes and people she met in Salamanca, she said she “always wanted to go back and have the big school experience.” “It is just so different here than being in the city,” she noted, adding that she grew up just outside of Minneapolis. By earning the rank of second in her class, Maria only hopes that what she has done as a Native American will only inspire others to work hard and achieve success in their own lives. “A lot of people have recognized me for being Native American and being salutatorian,” she said. “It feels great. I just hope that I’ve inspired someone who is Native American like me to do well and realize that it can happen.” While returning to Minnesota will mean returning to some friends and family, there are some aspects of Salamanca that Maria said she’ll miss. She said that sports is the aspect of school she’ll miss the most, but she’ll also miss her two sisters, who will be entering their junior and senior years at Salamanca
in September. Although she isn’t set on what she will be majoring in during college, she said she is satisfied to keep her options open. She described English as her favorite subject, but doesn’t see herself becoming an English teacher or something like that. “I like to write essays and I like to get my opinions out and express myself through words,” she said. Leaving Salamanca as salutatorian, Maria advises underclassmen to not ignore the advice of teachers and parents who recommend doing homework, getting to class on time and really listening to what teachers are saying. “Most people don’t do that,” she admitted. “But just try hard, set a goal and work toward reaching that goal.” Upon being accepted to the University of Minnesota, Maria earned the Gold National Scholarship, Sig Hagen Scholarship, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship and Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship. She’ll start there in the fall.
‘Give the Dog a Bone’ event set for July 3 in Olean
The SPCA of Cattaraugus County is hosting its annual "Give the Dog a Bone Tour and Dice Run" on Sat., July 3 at Gargoyle Park in Olean beginning at noon. The event will feature local musicians, raffles, food and rinks, a dice run, vendors, a huge yard sale and more. Visitors have the opprotunity to get their dog microchipped from 1 - 3 p.m. for $15. Musicians at the event include Oliverio, Ozone Rangers, John Doe Band, Black Cat Blues, the Phones, Uncle Lloyd, Supertreat, R & R Express, the Dreadnecks and Broke by Sunday. Presale tickets for the event are $5 and are available at the Cattaraugus County SPCA.
notice to Creditors Estate of Ramona Biscup Seneca Nation of Indians Surrogates Court, Allegany Territory Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above - named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Seneca Nation of Indians Surrogatess Court, Allegany Territory whose address is P.O. Box 231, Salamanca, New York 14779, and you are required to mail or deliver a copy to the administrator/ executor. This notice shall serve to notify creditors that they have ninety (90) calendar days from the date of the first publication of the notice to present their claims to the Administrator or the Clerk, and the estate may pay only those claims presented. For your protection, you are encourage to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested.
LEGAL NOTICE OF ESTOPPEL The bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on June 9, 2010, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, June 14, 2010. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 9, 2010. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE
RECONSTRUCTION AND RESURFACING OF ROADS IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST OF $5,600,000, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OR $5,600,000 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY PART OF THE COST THEREOF. Class of objects or purposes: Reconstruction/ resurfacing of roads Period of probable usefulness: Fifteen years. Amount of obligations to be issues: $5,600,000
LEGAL NOTICE OF ESTOPPEL The bond resolution, summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on June 9, 2010, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the County of Cattaraugus, New York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the County Legislature for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this Notice. Dated: Little Valley, New York, June 14, 2010. John R. Searles Clerk, County Legislature BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 9, 2010. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS AT THE JAIL IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF CATTARAUGUS, NEW YORK, AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST OF $2,600,000, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,600,000 BONDS OF SAID COUNTY TO PAY THE COST THEREOF Class of objects or purposes: Jail locks and video systems improvements at the jail.
Period of probable usefulness: Twentyfive years. Amount of obligations to be issues: $2,600,000 bonds
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the purchase of certain materials, equipment, and/or services, for the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, according to specifications, will be received by the undersigned, at the Department of Public Works Facility, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, New York, until Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 1:45 P.M. after which they will be publicly opened at 2:00 P.M. (at the same location), by the undersigned, under the direction of the Public Works Committee of the Cattaraugus County Legislature. Each bid, at the time it is received, will be stamped with the date and time of receipt. ALL BIDS MUST BE SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED: Any bid not clearly marked will not be considered. DPW BID #43 Precast Concrete Box Culvert - Farmersville Culvert #3 The culvert bid is to SUPPLY the culvert only. All bids must be sent or delivered to Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY 14755, Attention Duane Hill. Bidding sheets and instructions may be obtained at the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, 8810 Route 242, Little Valley, NY, 14755. Phone Duane Hill at 938-9121, ext. 2465. All bids received are subject to all federal and state regulations/controls concerning any such equipment, materials, and/of services. All bids must be accompanied by a NON-COLLUSIVE BIDDING CERTIFICATE and a 5% Bid Bond. Any bid submitted without such certification and bid bond will not be accepted. Any bid not meeting ALL specifications will not be considered. The County Legislature reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities, and to accept the lowest responsible bid. John Searles County Administrator County Center 303 Court Street Little Valley, New York 14755
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As a four-year member of the volleyball team, a four-year member of the varsity basketball team and two-year member of the varsity softball team and a track member, she has had her share of experiences with physical therapy, and said its something she could see herself doing as a career. Lauren explained one of her best high school experiences was being a member of the volleyball team during her junior year, a squad which went undefeated en route to becoming 2009 Section 6 Champions. “I had the best group of girls, and they are like my best friends now,” she said. “It was so fun just being able to go; it was an experience in itself.” Her closest friends are those who were right alongside her playing the same sports and also working with her in the journalism and media aspects of her high school
career. “Because we spend so much time together, we got to know each other on an entirely different level than if we were just friends in school and hung out sometimes,” Lauren explained. “It gives you a better bond.” Although Kent State was not Lauren’s first choice for secondary education, when she stepped foot on the campus she realized that is where she wanted to go. “When I visited Kent, I fell in love with it,” she explained. “I don’t know what it was. They always tell you when you walk on a campus you’ll know if you see yourself there, and I walked on going ‘this is where I need to go.’” In addition to working with the journalism department and various sports, Lauren also served as president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Math
Honor Society, president of the Science Honor Society and vice president of the senior class. She’ll be attending Kent State in September, where she received the President’s Scholarship, the University Scholarship, the Trustee Scholarship and the NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Looking back on her high school career, she said the time went by extremely fast, and advices those entering high school to take advantage of every opportunity before its gone. “Do everything you can in high school,” she said. “Enjoy everything. Don’t be stuck doing something just because you think that’s what you should do. Do whatever your heart tells you because when it’s over, it’s over and you can’t go back.”
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