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Residents Warned Of Scam

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a recent phone scam. In a statement, the department said: “Special attention to the elderly and any Cattaraugus resident: in the past couple of days, the Sheriff’s Office has been receiving calls from area residents who have been contacted by an individual claiming to be from the gas and electric company informing you that you are eligible to receive a refund for overpayment. The person then directs you to follow several prompts which will lead to giving personal information and you ultimately being scammed in one way or another. We are warning the public this is a phone scam, do not give any personal information to anyone over the phone.”

No New Cases Of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday. The number remains at 112, the county Department of Health said. There remains seven active cases for people who continue to recover under orders of the local health official per state Public Health Law. In addition there are 85 county residents under quarantine/isolation, one hospitalization, 98 recoveries, seven deaths and 11,413 negative test results.

Magnolia U.M. To Hold Services

STOW — Magnolia United Methodist Church, located at 3969 Route 394 north of Stow, will reopen for worship services in the sanctuary Sunday at 11 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The church will be able to accommodate 25% of normal capacity.

Pantry Truck To Be In Ashville

ASHVILLE — The Food Bank of Western New York Mobile Pantry Truck from Falconer will be at the Ashville United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Open hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 3-5 p.m. The truck brings fresh produce and some staple items. To receive free food, only proof of address from the following ZIP codes is required: Ashville 14710, Bemus Point 14712, Celoron 14720, Lakewood 14750, Niobe 14758, Panama 14767, Stow 14785 and anyone who lives in the town of Busti. The food will be pre-boxed like last month. A volunteer will sign attendees in and take boxes to cars. For more information, call 763-9252.

Community

Helping Hands Reopens

Community Helping Hands has reopened to receive donations, sell merchandise and help referred clients. During the COVID-19 closing, the sales rooms were cleaned and refreshed and the warehouse organized. New hours of operation will allow folks to bring donations to CHH on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. Shopping for clothing, household goods and furniture can be done on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3-7 p.m. A church, an agency or an organization may refer clients with individual needs and appointments may be made with CHH by calling 487-1488 and using option No. 1.

Summer Reading Program Set

ASHVILLE — “Imagine Your Story!” summer reading program will begin at the Ashville Free Library on Friday, July 3, and continue through July 24.

Bags containing books, reading record, a craft and activities will be available for pick up on the front porch. Registration is required by June 27 and can be done be calling 763-9906.

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