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School Board To Meet Monday

BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point School Board will gather for a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the superintendent’s office at Maple Grove High School for the purpose of executive session and approval of the administrator association contract. The public is welcome to attend.

Blood Drive Set For Mayville

MAYVILLE — Community Blood Bank is hosting a blood drive from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church Mayville, 59 S. Erie St. To schedule an appointment, call 814-456-4206. Appointments are encouraged to reduce wait time but are not required. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows. The COVID-19 pandemic has prolonged a blood shortage locally as well as across the country. Summer months are impacted by a 25% reduction in donations that are provided by local high school and college blood drives.

Ross Grange Plans For Fair Booth

Ross Grange met at the Falcons Nest Banquet Hall with Robert Goodwin presiding. Minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the treasurer’s report was accepted. A thank you note was received from Falconer historian, Brenda Cavallero, for items received. She will have a grange display for local sixth graders when they visit the museum. Thank you notes were received from the after prom/senior vigil committee for monetary donation and North Cameron Grange in Steuben County for the dart ball board. An invitation to participate in the Christmas in July parade in Falconer was received. Ross Grange can not participate due to county fair obligations. Lecturer Betty Wakefield presented a program on Flag Day. Discussion was held on how and where to dispose of old flags and proper flag display. Wakefield read “A Ragged Old Flag” by Johnny Cash and a short history of our flag. Ideas for a display booth at the Chautauqua County Fair were discussed, with plans for a family heritage booth. This year the fair will be held in Dunkirk from July 19-24.

Appeal 2022 Nears Goal

BUFFALO — Appeal 2022 is less than half a million dollars away from reaching its $9.5 million goal by June 30. The annual appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith is at $9,080,972 or more than 95% raised. The annual appeal helps fund 57 programs and services administered by Catholic Charities across Western New York, including Chautauqua County, along with several ministries that benefit all parishes through the Fund for the Faith. Catholic Charities’ many services, which include basic emergency assistance, behavioral health counseling, education and workforce training, youth, and family support services, helped more than 125,000 individuals, children, and families of all faiths in last year. Donations to Appeal 2022 can be made at ccwny.org/donate through June 30.

Randolph School Board Meets July 6

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Central School Board will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Cardinal Hills Golf Course meeting facility. The public is welcome to attend. Those who wish to attend are asked to contact Maureen Pitts, district clerk, at 716-358-7005 or mpitts@randolphcsd.org.

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