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Tractor Theft Is Investigated

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said it is looking for information into the theft of two tractors from an Arkwright property last week. In a news release, the Sheriff’s Office said the machines — an orange 2018 Kubota M7060 and green 2017 John Deere 1025R — were likely taken Sept. 4 between 5:30-7:30 a.m. from a residence on Center Road. Anyone with information is asked to call 753-4921 or the WeTip number at 800-782-7463. WeTip is a non-profit corporation that takes anonymous tips from anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and allows citizens to anonymously call crime information into one central headquarters, which is manned by live operators. WeTip offers rewards up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction. Rewards are paid anonymously through postmasters to protect the identity of the caller.

Blood Drives Are Announced

The Community Blood Bank announced it will hold a series of blood drives in the area. They includee Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chautauqua Medical Services, 504 Central Ave. in Dunkirk; Thursday, Sept. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown; and Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Wellness, 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown. “We appreciate the patience from our donors for these highly anticipated changes,” said Jaclyn Seymour, community relations specialist for the Community Blood Bank. “We are thrilled to get started with these changes and hopefully see new donors and donors who previously could not donate be able to come help save local lives.”

Remembrance Ceremony Set

MAYVILLE — The local American Legion and the Chautauqua County Veterans Council will be holding a virtual 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 11, at noon. The program will be live streamed on the Chautauqua County Government Facebook page at acebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment/ . The program is to honor and remember the over 3,000 Americans who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when members of the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and crashed them in the World Trade Center in New York City, the pentagon just outside of Washington, D.C., and a field in western Pennsylvania. The short program will feature a few words from local dignitaries.

Library To Hold Fundraiser

The Ellington Farman Library will be holding a “Fill the Porch” returnables fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring clean plastic and can returnables to the library to be recycled. Money collected from the returnables will go directly to fund the library. The library is located at 760 Thornton Road in Ellngton. For more information, call 287-2945.

Outdoor Club To Bike In Findley Lake Area

The Allegheny Outdoor Club will bike about 10 to 11 miles in the Findley Lake area Sunday. Members will meet at the the water wheel in Findley Lake at 2 p.m. Matt Nealer will be the leader for the bike ride.

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