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WORKS BY MENTALLY ILL COMPOSERS FEATURED

ALLEGANY -- A concert featuring the music of composers who suffered from mental illness will be presented Friday at St. Bonaventure University.

The Mental Health Association in Cattaraugus County is sponsoring the event at 8 p.m. at the Quick Arts Center on the campus.

Works of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Mussorgsky will be presented. The concert is funded by grants from the state Council on the Arts and Forest Pharmaceuticals.

The performing artists will be Sam Rotman, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and an award-winning pianist who last year performed more than 150 concerts in 23 countries.

Also performing is Daniel Cabanillas, a native of Honduras who is campus minister and director of liturgical music at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., where he earned his degree in voice performance.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Group to discuss Woolf novel

OLEAN -- Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse" is featured as the September selection for the Olean Public Library's Book Discussion Group, set to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The discussions are free and open to the public on the fourth Thursday of each month in the conference room of the library, 134 N. Second St.

For information, call the group coordinator, Joan Armbruster, at 372-0200.

Business computer seminar scheduled

LITTLE VALLEY -- The Cattaraugus County Business Development Corp. is inviting owners of small businesses to register for its five-week "Introduction to Computers" seminar.

Students, at a cost of $50 per person, will learn new computer software to become more competitive in the business world. The class is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, from this Tuesday through Oct. 31, in Room 5 in the basement level of St. Bonaventure University's Reilly Center.

For information or to register, contact Fred Schicchitano of the county's Business Development Corp., 303 Court St., Little Valley, N.Y. 14755; 938-9111, Ext. 2319.

Library's story time to begin

OLEAN -- The Olean Public Library's Fall Story Time series for youngsters will debut Oct. 10 and run through Nov. 20, with a special Nov. 1 public performance by author Tedd Arnold.

Free registration for five age groups is under way in the children's area of the library.

Prewalkers and walkers under 2 will learn how to interact at Mother Goose Time on Friday mornings or Wednesday evenings.

Toddlers ages 2 or 3 may attend Tuesday or Wednesday morning, or a Thursday evening session. Tuesday morning and Thursday evening sessions are reserved for preschoolers, while the school-age group may attend Monday evenings or a later afternoon Tuesday session.

For information or to register, call the library at 372-0200.

Driving refresher course set

OLEAN -- Drivers older than 50 can improve their skills and learn how to prevent traffic accidents by completing a 55 Alive Mature Driving refresher course sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and the Olean Public Library.

The class begins Oct. 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Library Gallery, and resumes the following day at the same time and place. Registration includes a $10 materials fee.

For information or to register, call the library at 372-0200.

Republicans reorganize at two venues

ELLICOTTVILLE -- Republicans leading party committees for Cattaraugus County and the City of Olean have reorganized.

Jeremiah J. Moriarty III of Franklinville was re-elected to a two-year term as chairman. He was first elected three years ago.

James Johnston of Great Valley was re-elected vice chairman, and Linda Milks of Little Valley was elected vice chairman replacing Marlene Wyant of Gowanda, who did not seek another term.

Also, Molly Chapman of Olean was elected secretary; Linda Travis of Hinsdale, vice secretary; Kristie Dustman of Olean, treasurer; and Ronald Ploetz of Randolph, vice treasurer.

County Republican Election Commissioner Sue Fries of Salamanca will be recommended for another two-year term to county legislators who will make the appointment.

In the City of Olean, Republicans elected as leaders: Steve Hamed, chairman; Glen VanDixon, vice chairman; Jennifer Fairbanks Black, secretary; and Joseph Nevins, treasurer.

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