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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to American author James Baldwin (1924-1987), "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."



Her conversation is tedious and a bore

Dieting is her topic, which I abhor.

Her eyes glow when she speaks of food,

As she relaxes into a pleasurable mood.

The meals she consumes each and every day

Have to be detailed in a disgusting way.

I have to hear about every single bite

As I realize why her clothes are tight.

But "to each his own" in the eating game

I guess this is her "claim to fame."

-- Honey Snitzer


POLICE BALL -- The Depew Police Benevolent Association will host its annual police ball and fund-raiser at 9 p.m. March 18 in Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Town of Lancaster.

The cost is $10 at the door and includes admission for two and a chance to win some prizes as well as enjoy the music of "The Soul Providers." Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

All the money raised at the event will be used by the Depew PBA to support local associations, programs and scholarships that directly affect the Depew community.

Association officers this year include: president, William J. Curr; vice president, Jerry Miller; treasurer, Don Panzarella; recording secretary, Todd Pyc; and corresponding secretary, Shaun Dimino.

If interested in tickets or donating an item for the auction, contact Miller at or 706-0788.


CORNED BEEF and cabbage dinners will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 11 in University Methodist Church, 410 Minnesota Ave. The tab will be $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Proceeds will be used to help pay the church's utility bills. For information, call Ellen MacDonald at 838-8359 or the church at 833-7562.


LENTEN FISH SUPPERS will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 10 and 24 in Orchard Park United Methodist Church, 3700 N. Buffalo Road. Tickets will be available at the door for $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes fried battered haddock, German potato salad, cold potato salad, coleslaw, bread and butter, home-baked desserts, tea and coffee.


FINISHES BASIC -- Airman 1st Class Elisa J. Copland, daughter of Dana Copland of Fredonia, has graduated from six weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 2005.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Laura Winchester, Lauren E. Van Horn, Joe Kody, Anthony J.G. DiPiano, Linda Birochik, John Shaw, Susie Lojacono, Richard Dolan, Don Pratt, Sarah Knaack, Pattie Losito, Fran Lougee, the Rev. Robert McArtney, Courtney Bondanza, Nick Dipirro, Joan Prisora, Kenneth Speaker, Norma Schelberg, Jenna Horwitz, Tristan Farnell, Parker Farnell, Richard Smolarek, Ryan Oldfield, Dolly Jagodzinski, Norma Kerber.


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