Community Notebook

Antique tractor pull and car show to be held Sept. 14 in Busti

The Southern Tier Class-ic Chevy Club and the Busti Volunteer Fire Department will present their annual Busti Antique Tractor Pull, Car Show and Flea Market on Sept. 14. Area vendors are invited to take advantage of this rain-or-shine event.

The show is open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. It is located at the Firemen’s Grounds on Lawson Road. Vehicle registration opens 10 a.m. with a gate fee of $7. The first 100 owners get a free dash plaque.

Hot food, snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking for spectators. A silent auction will also be held.

The car show will conclude at 4 p.m. with the People’s Choice trophies and one Best in Show trophy, sponsored by the Sugar Grove Car Show Committee in Sugar Grove, Pa.

Southern Tier Classic Chevy Club is a proud supporter of Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, Pa. and of St. Susan’s Soup Kitchen in Jamestown.

For more information, call 763-8659 or 763-6963.

Ripley school board

to meet Thursday

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Ripley Central School Dis-trict will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the Elemen-tary Library, of the Ripley Central School, for the purpose of any and all items that come before the board.

United Senior Citizens’ annual indoor picnic Monday at noon

The United Senior Citizens’ annual indoor picnic will be held at noon on Monday at the Fredonia Beaver Club. The menu will include Italian sausage, hot dogs, rolls, potato salad, baked beans, tossed salad and watermelon. The cost is $5 for paid members, $10 for non-members. The guest speaker will be Ron Johnson, candidate for County Executive. Call Charlie St. George at 672-4432 for reservations.

Sunday is National 811 Day

Sunday is National 811 Day and National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is asking residents to help spread the word: Everyone should call 811, the free Call Before You Dig phone number, prior to planning excavation projects.

Third-party excavation damage refers to pipeline damage caused when a pipe is accidentally struck by equipment or activity related to digging. This type of damage is typically associated with construction activity, planting or home repair and is the leading cause of incidents in the natural gas pipeline system, according to the American Gas Association.

The national 811 phone number connects callers with local One Call Centers. Operators record the excavation locations and notify National Fuel of the callers’ plans. National Fuel then dispatches professional locators to mark the approximate locations of its lines for free.

In New York, homeowners and contractors should call 811 at least two, but no more than 10 business days, in advance of the start of their projects to allow time for requests to be processed. This does not include the date of the call. Once your project is under way, and in observance of the markings, you are required to not use heavy equipment and to hand dig within two feet of either side of the yellow flags or paint indicating the utility lines.

Perrysburg will hold special meeting Monday

The Perrysburg Town Board will host a special meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. The town board will hold their regular monthly meeting immediately following at 7 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the Perrysburg Town Hall, 10460 Peck Hill Road, Perrysburg.