Community Notebook

FHS ’78 reunion meeting

Attention Fredonia High School Class of 1978 classmates – the next reunion planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at 7 E. Main St., Fredonia (Mike Sullivan’s Law Office Conference Room). Bring ideas and thoughts for final planning stages for the reunion which will be held on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

For more information, contact fellow classmates Mike Sullivan, Karen (Civiletto) Barnett or Janice (Barrus) Gee.

Non-credit courses at JCC North County Center

Several non-credit courses begin in May at Jamestown Community College’s North County Center in Dunkirk.

Courses include: Technology Update for Lifelong Learning, Part I 9 a.m.-noon, May 3 ($34), Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks, 9 a.m.-noon, May 4 ($34), Technology Update for Lifelong Learning, Part II 9 a.m.-noon, May 10 ($34), Office Templates, 9 a.m.-noon, May 18 ($34), and Traffic Survival point and insurance reduction, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 18, ($35).

To register, or for more information on a course, call JCC, 363-6500, or visit

High School Bowl Contest held

Chautauqua Lake Central School defeated West Valley Central School 80-39 in a recent WJTN High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. Mariana Mathewson of Chautauqua Lake was named Player of the Match.

The West Valley team was also represented by Callie McRae, Samantha D’Angelo, Alycia Currie, Joshua Fleischman, Evan Williams, and Courtney Walters. The team is coached by Ryan Keem.

Members of the Chautauqua Lake team also included Emilie Christie, Sam Snyder, Molly Hindman, and Anthony Pezzulo. The team is coached by Mary Jantzi and Kim Sweet.

Airing on Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. on radio station WJTN and at 8 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE, High School Bowl is sponsored by the JCC Alumni Association, Affinity One Federal Credit Union, Honest John’s Pizza and Wings, SKF Aeroengine North America, The Weinberg Financial Group, Wegmans, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, and Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Honor Society of Women Educators.

Library ‘Friends’ seeking used books

The Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library is now collecting used books for a book sale to be held June 1 at the library. Donations can be brought to the collection bins at the Dunkirk Free Library on Central Ave. The group asks that no encyclopedias, magazines or textbooks be donated.

Proceeds from the book sale will go toward funding community programs and education classes at the library, and other necessary improvements.

For more information on the book sale, the Cutest Pet Contest spring fundraiser, or joining the Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library, visit and leave a message.

The Friends’ next meeting is scheduled for May 7 at 5:30 at the library. New members are always welcome.

Catt County Sheriff Employees Benevolent Association announces scholarship opportunity

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff Employees Benevolent Association is now taking applications for its 2013 scholarship award in the amount of $500.

This scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning on entering the criminal justice or police science field and is limited to law enforcement only. Also, applicants must be residents of Cattaraugus County to qualify for the award.

Any interested person should contact the Guidance Office in his or her school for an application and more information. The applications should be postmarked no later than May 31.

Training session set

A state-mandated training session for professionals on identifying and reporting child abuse, maltreatment and neglect will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 9 at the Hewes Educational Center, Large Group Room, Route 394, Ashville.

The training is required for all persons applying for a provisional or permanent certificate of license valid for administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service. Therefore, in addition to teachers and school administrators, the mandate affects school physicians, nurses, therapists and others in the fields of healthcare and education.

Participants should bring their licenses or certificate numbers with them if possible. A State Education Department certificate of completion will be provided for each course participant. A $30 fee will be charged for this workshop. To register, call 1-800-344-9611 or 672-4371 ext. 2145. Participants are asked to be at the training session 15 minutes prior to start time.

The session is provided by the School & Societal Perspectives Program of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES.