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JHS Graduation To Be Held At Chautauqua

Due to new state Department of Health guidance released this week that eliminates previously imposed capacity limits, Jamestown High School announced will hold one graduation ceremony on Friday, June 25, at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater for all 2021 graduates. There will be no restrictions on the number of guests that can attend the ceremony; however, all unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask, including children under 12.

Gas Prices Inch Up One Cent

Gas prices in Jamestown are one cent higher this week at $3.137, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. The average price during the week of June 7 was $3.123, while the average price during the week of June 15, 2020, was $2.259. At $71 per barrel, crude oil has increased to its highest price since October 2018 and is now $23 per barrel more expensive than it was this past January. Crude prices have steadily climbed this year along with optimism for the COVID-19 vaccine and the promising impact it will have for global gasoline demand. Additionally, crude prices were bolstered by the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report revealing that total domestic crude supplies decreased by 5.2 million barrels to 474 million barrels last week. For this week, crude prices could continue to rise if EIA’s report shows another inventory decline.

Prevention Works Offers Training

Prevention Works is offering free PAX Community Tools training from 5-8 p.m. June 30 through Zoom meeting software. This training is open to all parents, caregivers, and youth workers. PAX Community Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults. To register, contact Prevention Works at 664-3608 or email info@preventionworks.us. In addition, training updates will also be posted on the Prevention Works’ Facebook page and website. The link to the Zoom training will be provided once participants have registered.

School Board To Meet Monday

PANAMA — Members of the Panama Central School board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria. The public is invited to view the meeting virtually at pancent.org.

Bike Run To Be Held July 31

The fourth annual Fight for Seeley Bike Run/300 Club will be held July 31 at the Celoron American Legion post. The 300 Club is $30 per ticket (good for two people) and includes refreshments. Food will be served at noon. Tickets for prizes will be drawn at 1 p.m., though winners do not need to be present. The bike run is $20 per bike or $15 per bike with purchase of a 300 Club ticket. Registration the day of the run starts at 9 a.m. with the ride starting at 10 a.m. The basket giveaway takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Fight for Seeley scholarship fund and other community benefit activities. To pay visit www.paypal.me/fightforseeleyinc and be sure to note your name and whether the payment is for the bike run or 300 Club.

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