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OLAF FUB SEZ: It is better to postpone than to forget, according to Icelanders. . . .

ON THIS DAY -- In 1793, Father Stephen Theodore Badin became the first Roman Catholic priest to be ordained in the United States. The ceremony was in Baltimore . . .

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An expert is called a whiz

For in something he excels,

But that doesn't mean he is

That good in everything else.

-- Walter S. Slon
WORTHY CAUSE -- A bone marrow drive for 11-year-old Sean Parsons will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Saylor Community Building on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Route 438, in Irving. Sean has leukemia and needs to find a compatible bone marrow donor for a marrow transplant.

A Walk-A-Thon also will be held from 8 to 10 that morning to help raise money for Sean's medical expenses. . . .

AREA RESIDENTS with arthritis may apply for a $1,000 student scholarship from the local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

Those seeking a better quality of life through education must obtain an application from the foundation by July 15 and return it by August 1. The office is at 2440 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda 14150. The phone numbers are 837-8600 or 1-800-286-0608.

Applicants must have a written diagnosis of arthritis and be accepted at a two- or four-year college in New York state, either on a part-time or full-time basis. Financial and academic information is also required. . . .

KEVIN KUMOR of West Seneca sent a reminder that members of the Cheektowaga Central Class of 1972 will hold a reunion picnic on June 27 at Stiglmeier Park. For more information, call 675-6940. . . .

THE SOUTH LOST -- William C. Davis of Mechanicsburg, Pa., author and historian, will present a lecture before the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center at Canisius College. "Davis, Johnston & Beauregard -- The Triple Plan That Doomed the Confederacy." Davis is known for his lectures and writings on the Civil War. His latest book on the war was "Jefferson Davis -- The Man and His Hour." A $5 fee will be charged to non-members.

WEDGWOOD collectors and others interested in English ceramics will meet at 2:30 p.m. June 6 at the Harris home, 115 Long Ave., Hamburg.

The group will be organized under the leadership of the Rev. Paul H. Franke, a historian and collector of Wedgwood. Those interested may contact him at 874-9324. . . .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Ed Roessler, Andy Reid, Jim Smith, Jane Derenda, Catherine Husvar, Rick Valentine, Mary Trotta, Nata Jelenovic, Kevin Crowley, Megan Amato, Regina Bozeman, Carol Mackey, Liz Carone, Margaret Angelo, Michelle Lota, Caryn Lakeman, Greg Chilcatt, Herbert D. Hales, Florence Keil, Richard Olejniczak, Rita Chwala, Theresa Pollow, Angela Albano, Mary Jane Savage, Ralene Meldrum, Jared Geradi, De Ann and Denise Daniels, Marc Lease.

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