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SPCA waiving fee for adopting older cats

WARSAW -- The Wyoming County SPCA is waiving the adoption fee for cats older than one year through March 31.

SPCA officials said the agency has taken in a large number of cats and kittens while operating on a shoestring budget because of dwindling donations. To cut costs, the agency is seeking donations of dry cat food, kitten food, scoop litter, clay litter and dry dog food. In addition, it also needs bleach, 33-gallon garbage bags, laundry soap and antibacterial dish soap.

The agency also is seeking corporate sponsors for its "Joey and Maria's Comedy Wedding," scheduled for Oct. 13 in the Alexander Fireman's Recreation Hall on Route 98 in Alexander.

Those who are interested in becoming corporate sponsors may call the Wyoming County SPCA at (585) 591-3114.

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Grant will fund bus for health care provider

JAMESTOWN -- The Heritage Group, a southern Chautauqua County nursing and rehabilitation services provider, was awarded a $25,000 state grant to purchase a handicapped-accessible shuttle bus.

The grant was provided through State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean.

"The purchase of the new van should increase the Heritage Group's capabilities and expand their services," Young said. "This will enhance the Heritage Group's great mission of helping senior citizens and their families."

The Heritage Group is made up of Heritage Park and Heritage House Childcare and Learning Center, Jamestown; Heritage Green, Greenhurst; and Heritage Village and Heritage Retirement Campus, Gerry.

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Library closed Monday for King holiday

PORTVILLE -- The Portville Free Library will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The library's book club, which would have met Monday, is rescheduled for Jan. 22. This month's book is "Three Weeks With My Brother" by Nicholas and Micah Sparks.

The library's one-stroke painting class at 10 a.m. Saturday still has several openings. To attend, call the library at 933-8441 to register. A small fee is charged to cover supplies.

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