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CHAUTAUQUA TO ACCEPT CASTOFF TIRES

JAMESTOWN -- The Board of Public Utilities will accept old tires from residential customers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fluvanna Avenue Yard Waste Site as part of Chautauqua County's tire reclamation program.

Tires must be 19 inches or smaller, and no tires with rims will be accepted. The BPU will also collect donations of food and redeemable bottles and cans for its annual food drive to benefit the St. Susan Center.

Meals on Wheels offers open house

FALCONER -- Meals on Wheels of the Jamestown area welcomes the community to attend an open house today at its new offices at 2632 S. Work St.

From noon until 5 p.m., visitors can meet staff, members of the Meals on Wheels board of directors and meal delivery volunteers.

The new location was chosen because it has the office space the organization needs, parking for delivery vans and easy access for volunteers.

A chicken barbecue fund-raiser will be held in conjunction with the open house. All-American Barbeque and Catering will serve food from noon to 5 p.m., or until the chicken is gone. Full meals are $6; quarter-chicken meals, $3.50. A portion of the proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels.

Nature journal workshop set for June 7

PORTVILLE -- A workshop on how to keep a journal on nature will be held June 7 at the Pfeiffer Nature Center on Lillibridge Road.

The session, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be taught by Mark Baldwin, education director at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Chautauqua County.

Students will learn how to observe, write and sketch to gain a deeper appreciation of nature.

The fee -- $25 for members and $35 for others -- includes a journal, dessert and beverage.

Reservations are requested by June 6; call 373-1742.

UB social work classes offered at JCC

JAMESTOWN -- Enrollment is under way for the University at Buffalo School of Social Work master's degree program, with classes held at Jamestown Community College here.

The extension program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in social work. The part-time, three-year program requires 60 credit hours of graduate course work and 900 hours of field education.

Information is available from Kathryn Kendall at 665-5220, Ext. 2228, or the School of Social Work at 645-3381.

Home care agency moving to Perry

PERRY -- HomeCare & Hospice is moving its Wyoming County office from Warsaw to Perry.

The agency, which provides at-home assistance to the terminally ill and patients recovering from serious illness or surgery, will have room to expand its training facilities and upgrade its computer and telecommunication systems in its new location at 204-206 N. Main St. The new office will open Monday.

Wyoming County Community Action recommended its building in Perry to HomeCare & Hospice after the agency failed to find offices in Warsaw.

JCC to host junior golf championship

JAMESTOWN -- Many of the best young golfers in the nation will attend Jamestown Community College's National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 men's golf championship, Tuesday through June 6 Chautauqua Golf Club.

Practice rounds will be held Monday, with competition rounds Tuesday through Friday. Tee times are scheduled from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Team and individual score sheets will be posted daily at www.sunyjcc.edu/njcaa/index.html.

This year's JCC team includes Kasey Brown of Randolph; Kyle West, Kevin Darling and Kyle Benish of Lakewood; and Kevin Jurkowski of Jamestown. Other team qualifiers include Bergen Community College (New Jersey), Central Lakes College (Minnesota), College of DuPage (Ilinois), Columbus State Community College (Ohio), Community College of Baltimore-Essex (Maryland), Community College of Rhode Island, Eastfield College (Texas), Georgia Military College, Keystone College (Pennsylvania), Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin) and State University of New York at Cobleskill.

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