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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to pioneering African-American novelist and “Native Son” author Richard Wright, born on this date in 1908, “Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.”

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PARADING FOR ALL – The Rushford Labor Day Association invites antique tractors, fire and rescue vehicles, floats, musicians, politicians, marching bands and pets to join the 10:30 a.m. Monday walk and contest. Registration is from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Line up at Rushford Central School in Cuba. Call Peggy Armstrong at (585) 808-3337 for more info.

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THANKING THE VETS – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will offer “Thank-A-Vet” discount cards to honorably discharged vets from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the David McKeever American Legion Post 64, 1770 South Park Ave. More than 1,100 local businesses, many of them in South Buffalo, will honor the cards with purchases or services. Find out more at erie.gov/clerk/thankavet or call 858-4737.

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WANTED: FARMERS, COOKS AND ARTISANS – A new Hertel Avenue market needs people with things to sell. Join the Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets at 1547 Hertel for a 16-week market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays beginning on Dec. 5 and continuing through April 2. Call 393-9547 or write sales@pastapeddler.com for info.

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MOTORCYCLING FOR FOOD – The Food Bank’s 15th annual scenic Motorcycle Run and Rally starts Sept. 19 with a 9:30 a.m. registration at the Newell-Faulkner American Legion Post 880, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. Chautauqua County residents can ride together and meet at 8 a.m. at Reid’s Powersports, 2950 N. Main St. Ext. Riders and nonriders can meet for a raffle, refreshments and entertainment at 2 p.m. at the Sunset Bay Beach Club, 12911 Iola Drive, Irving. Questions? Call Kevin Matteson at 673-5651.

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REUNION TIME – The Sweet Home Class of 1965 will have hold its 50th reunion at 6 p.m. Saturday at Average Joe’s, 2350 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Food is $10 at the door. With enough interest, a $50 waterfront bus tour will leave at the parking lot of the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, 1340 Millersport Road, at 11:30 a.m. and include lunch at the Pearl Street Brewery. If interested, call organizer Marci Strom at 435-4251 or write marcistrom@yahoo.com. An announcement earlier this week had an incorrect phone number and email address.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Nelson Adams, Paul Zatulove, Jim Schoenfeld, Verline McLaughlin, Beverly Saskowski, Tina Janiszeski, Mike Zelasko, Kim Eberhardt, Deshelle Fields, Paul John Stump and Shauna Denecke.

AND SATURDAY – Bill Dengler, Marley Gleason, Goldie Jay, Melissa Rockwood, Clay Speidel, Dave Batsford, Ryki Zuckerman, Dick Rasmus, Alan Pergament, Janine Elkin, Scott Gehl, Karl Safe, Gary Bradley, David Roberts, Jessica Korkomaz, Sarah Cheney and Patti Ann Hughes.

AND SUNDAY – Helen Colbert, Saleh Fetouh, Kim Ziegler, Renee Ward Sterling, Dr. Kenneth A. Krackow, Tiffany Lankes, Concetta Muscarella,
Sr. Jeremy Marie Miedura, Sr. Mary Raymond Kasprzak, Eileen Braniecki, Nancy Yager, Kristen Solack, Tommy Sullivan, Renee Ward Sterling, Claudia Emmerson, Erin Maghran, Gifford Swyers, Ed Penalski, Ken Carlucci, Phyllis Manning, Mark Bernas and Den M. Long.

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