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The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County Thursday announced a $1,237,000 goal for its 1990 fall campaign.

The amount is a 4.6 percent increase over last year's total, when the appeal fell a few-thousand dollars short of its goal.

Dr. Lillian Ney, the campaign chairman, said she is "pretty satisfied we will be able to attain that amount."

She said the United Way is trying hard to raise its
volunteer base.

"Because I am in the health care profession," Dr. Ney, a cardiologist, said, "I know what social services are needed in the area. I feel it is up to us to fill the gaps in programming".

Robert Ostrom, United Way president, said he is optimistic because "we have the very best of leadership and some groundwork is laid after meeting with key figures in the community."

The United Way has a new executive director. Michael Moots, who had been campaign chairman with the Youngstown, Ohio, United Way, took over the job earlier this month. He succeeded Leonard "Jay" Morris, who resigned.

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