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>Woman wins $331,174 spinning casino wheel

SALAMANCA -- Patricia Whetstone of Dewittville won $331,174 on Saturday when she hit the Wheel of Fortune quarters Megajackpots at the Seneca Allegany Casino. Whetstone, who visits the casino every few weeks, said she would use the winnings to pay off some bills.

It was the first Megajackpot to be paid at the casino this year and the second largest ever awarded at Seneca Allegany. The biggest was $351,992 in October.

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>Rep. Kuhl 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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