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Congressman announces annual art competition

BATH -- U.S. Rep. John R. "Randy" Kuhl Jr., R-Hammondsport, has announced his second annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 29th Congressional District.

The contest will end with a reception here May 13, and the winner's painting will hang in a heavily traveled corridor of the U.S. Capitol for a year. The works of runners-up will hang in Kuhl's district offices in Bath, Fairport and Olean.

Each school may submit up to five art works, one piece per student. Art teachers have received entry forms, which must arrive in one of Kuhl's offices by April 28. For more information call Nancy Clark in the Bath office, (607) 776-9142.

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Early registration saves $5 for annual Trout Derby

WELLSVILLE -- Early registration is $10 for the 18th annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby on April 29 and 30.

After Saturday, the cost of registering for the Wellsville Lions Club event on the Genesee River is $15.

The organization stocks 450 tagged fish -- worth a prize value of from $25 to $1,000 -- in the river between Yorks Corners and Scio.

Participants must have current licenses. The club guarantees at least $25,000 in total prizes.

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