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MAYVILLE -- The Chautauqua County Board of Elections released corrected unofficial results for the Democratic Party primary for two councilmen in the Town of Ripley.

The corrected totals show that incumbent Alan D. Waters had 75 votes and Douglas Bowen had 67 votes. Donald S. Spellman had 57 votes and Rosalind R. Heinert had 39 votes. The board sent out six absentee ballots; three have been returned.

Election Commissioners Terry Niebel and Norman P. Green issued a joint statement saying the results were misreported because of a programming error.

Motorcyclists plan annual fund-raiser

GALETON, Pa. -- Area motorcyclists will hold their annual ride Oct. 6 with proceeds to benefit the families of victims of fallen firefighters in New York City.

The ride will travel along mountain roads of Potter and Tioga counties.

Registration from 10 a.m. to noon is $15 a person or $25 a couple and includes a scavenger hunt and meal at the end of the ride. The ride will begin at Larry's Sport Center in Galeton and end at Wellsboro Fire Department. Live music will follow at the Perma Stone Inn in Galeton.

For information, call Larry's Sport Center at (814) 435-6548.

Cattaraugus health board sets meeting

ELLICOTTVILLE -- The Cattaraugus County Board of Health will meet Oct. 3 in the Ellicottville Inn.

The noon business meeting and luncheon will include a report from County Health Director William Penman about the status of West Nile virus in the county. A crow infected with the virus was found in August in Portville.

Mt. Morris to dedicate veterans park

MOUNT MORRIS -- The new Mount Morris Veterans Park will be dedicated during ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

The park was built by Post 547, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and features 18 Normandy-style crosses, each listing a war or major conflict.

Guest speakers will include Gary B. Beikirch of Rochester, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service as a medic in the Vietnam War, and Brian Rooney, who also was a medic in Vietnam and is a chronicler of America's war memorials.

Events will begin with a parade down Main Street from Trumbell Street to the new park.

3 running for Salamanca School Board

SALAMANCA -- Three residents have filed petitions to be on the ballot for a special election of the Salamanca City Central School Board on Oct. 10.

The three are vying to fill a vacancy through June 2003 caused by the recent resignation of the Rev. Michael Peters.

Candidates are Jay Toth of Center Road, Tom Hart of Clinton Street and Richard Chase of Kill Buck.

The election will be held from noon to 9 p.m. in the high school.

Volunteers who aid elderly recognized

MAYVILLE -- The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging recognized more than 100 volunteers from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall R. Clothier Building.

"These individuals work in our dining sites, drive people to the doctor, make home visits and phone calls and some assist seniors with paperwork associated with insurance claims," said Katie Smith, director of the Office for the Aging.

"Our seniors' quality of life is that much better because of the selfless acts of these volunteers, and I commend them," added County Executive Mark Thomas.

Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities at the Office for the Aging may call the Senior Services Office in Jamestown at 664-2029, in Dunkirk at 366-4465, in Sinclairville at 962-8131 or in Mayville at 753-4471.

Substitute teacher training session set

OLEAN -- A five-day substitute teacher training workshop is scheduled in October at Jamestown Community College's Olean campus. The sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24. A $75 registration fee is required and includes a handbook. To register, call 372-1661, Ext. 5501.

Hospital's drug-free residence to debut

Tri-County Memorial Hospital's Drug Free Residential Unit will be opened officially during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday in the Chemical Dependency Unit at the Gowanda hospital.

Funded by a grant through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, construction of the 25-bed, drug-free residential unit for women began in May.

"About 23 percent of clients served in a traditional treatment facility in the past three years returned to treatment on several occasions," said Lorna Blakely, director of chemical dependency programs. "Those studied were shown to be extremely chronic and in need of more supportive, long-term care to succeed."

The residential treatment program integrates women into community life in a safe and supportive environment at an early stage in treatment. Goals include addressing employment, parenting, developing support networks and establishing roles in society conducive to self-esteem and recovery. The average length of stay is 90 days.

The chemical-dependency programs at Tri-County provide inpatient rehabilitation services in its 24-bed unit and outpatient services to Cattaraugus, Erie and Chautauqua counties at offices in Gowanda, Derby and Cassadaga.

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