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Auxiliary Board Meets Thursday

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary Board will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The auxiliary will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. The group will be honoring past presidents. All members are invited to attend the potluck dinner meeting. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Greeters will be Karen Carlson and Arline Hazenberg; Helpers are Sally Hagg and Lyn Spencer. Set up will be at 5 p.m. by Sharon Purdy and Nancy Rasmussen. Clean up is Jan DeVoe. Non-perishables for St. Susan Center will be collected at this meeting. College scholarship applications are available. To qualify, applicants must be related to an auxiliary member. See Arline Hazenberg for applications. She can be reached at 488-0553, and completed applications are due by May 1.

Library Jam Session Thursday

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library invites the public to participate in a musical jam session on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Audience members are also welcome. This program is free and open to all ages. Library jam sessions are scheduled for the first Thursday of every month from 5-7 p.m. with the exception of the Fourth of July. The library is located at 15 Main St. in Sinclairville. Please call 962-5885 or visit the library’s website at sinclairvillelibrary.org for additional library information and a calendar of upcoming events.

Church To Hold Pasta Dinner

Bethel Baptist Christian Academy, 200 Hunt Road, Jamestown, will host a pasta dinner Friday at 5 p.m. The event will also include a live auction, and tickets may be purchased at the school office or from any student. The price is $8 for adults; $4 for students in Pre-K through first grade; $6 for second through 12th grades; and $35 for a family of five or more.

Historical Society To Host Author

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Historical Society will have guest speaker Earl McElfresh at its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Randolph Municipal Building. McElfresh is the author of Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War (Abrams, 1999) as well as map presentations at The Smithsonian, Library of Congress, Harvard Map Collection, National Archives, Warburg Institute in London, Boston Public Library, New York Public Library, Civil War Round Tables and on C-Span Book TV. His maps have been featured by the History Book Club 21 times. McElfresh’s program will describe and assess the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee. The significance of the admittedly “equivocal” outcome of the battle of Stones River (U.S. Grant himself was later to scoff that Stones River was “no victory”) is that “everything is indeed relative.” The outcome of Stones River for Union forces, in contrast to their recent genuine military disasters culminating in the Union debacle at Fredericksburg, Va., had the relative appearance of victory.

Lenten Services,

Lunch Continues

The Lutheran Community Midweek Lenten Services and luncheon will continue Wednesday at noon in the Memorial Chapel of the First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown. Guest pastor leading worship will be the Rev. Ivy Gauvin, pastor of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Bemus Point. Pastor Gauvin’s meditation will be on “The Ten Commandments.” A 12:30 p.m. luncheon will follow in the church parlors served by the ladies of the First Lutheran Altar Society for a nominal fee.

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