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>Industrial management group will hold annual event

OLEAN -- The Olean Area Industrial Management Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Old Library Restaurant for the annual Past Presidents Recognition and Fun Night. Company representatives will make announcements and discuss recent personnel changes and special events.

Cost of the dinner is $18 for members, with other rates for guests and nonmembers. For reservations and other information, call the Olean YMCA at 373-2400 or visit the organization's Web site at www.oleanimc.org.

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>Holiday meal for seniors planned at several sites

OLEAN -- A Christmas dinner for senior citizens over the age of 60 will be served at all Cattaraugus County Senior Wellness and Nutrition Sites at noon Thursday.

Seniors are urged to call the nearest SWANS nutrition site in advance to reserve a seat at the meal. A $2 contribution is requested but not required. On the menu is chicken cordon bleu, wild rice and vegetables and other side dishes, with cherry cheesecake for dessert.

The sites are located in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Delevan, Ellicottville, Franklinville, Gowanda, Little Valley, Olean, Portville, Randolph, Salamanca, South Dayton and West Valley.

For phone numbers of each site or more information, call the Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging at (800) 462-2901 or 373-8032.

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>Landowners' aid sought in wild-turkey survey

Landowners who have observed wild turkey on their property may participate in a statewide field assessment of wild-turkey management.

The four-year study is the state Department of Environmental Conservation's first major effort since the 1970s to estimate current rates for male wild turkeys killed by hunters and to guide future management efforts. It is a cooperative effort among the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, researchers from Penn State University and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The effort begins in January with the capture and banding of wild turkeys. Data collection on winter turkey flocks also will assess feasibility of a long-term population monitoring program, with several locations identified in each county.

Landowners, hunters, bird-watchers and others are being asked for observation reports from mid-December through March in preparation for the studies.

For information, landowners are asked to contact their regional DEC headquarters or to send an e-mail with the phrase "turkey study" in the subject line to fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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>Fire company getting homeland security aid

FILLMORE -- William P. Brooks Hose Company of Fillmore will receive a $91,259 grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Grant Program for operations and fire safety, Rep. John R. "Randy" Kuhl Jr., R-Hammondsport, announced last week.

The funds can go for training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness and modifications to the fire station and other facilities.

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