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>$20,000 state grant set for Camp New Horizons

OLEAN -- State Sen. Catharine M. Young, R-Olean, reports that the Cattaraugus County Mental Health Association will receive a $20,000 state grant to help operate Camp New Horizons, which serves children with emotional and behavioral problems and their parents.

"For years, Camp New Horizons has played a valuable service to the community in helping youth with special needs," Young says.

"Continuation of the summer camp means these adolescents and children can keep learning and practicing positive skills and develop healthy interpersonal relationships."

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>School Board petitions available for May 16 vote

JAMESTOWN -- Petitions to run for the Jamestown School Board are now available at the superintendent's office on East Fourth Street.

School officials said two board seats are up for election May 16. Both are for three-year terms starting July 1.

Petitions must be signed by 100 or more qualified voters within the school district.

They are due in the superintendent's office by 5 p.m. April 26.

Registration day for non-registered voters will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on May 2 in the third-floor conference room in the Administration building.

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>Congress holds contest for high school artists

High school artists in Erie and Chautauqua counties, in Rep. Brian Higgins' 27th Congressional District, are encouraged to participate "An Artistic Discovery," the annual congressional art competition.

Winning entries will be displayed in the Capitol in Washington. Original art work must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 12 to Higgins' Buffalo office, 726 Exchange St., Suite 601, or Jamestown office, at 2 E. Second St., Suite 300.

Artwork categories include painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. For more information, contact Megan Corbett at 852-3501.

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>ICE, skating club planning ice show

JAMESTOWN -- Chautauqua ICE and the Jamestown Skating Club are putting the final touches on what officials say will be their biggest and best figure-skating show yet.

Chautauqua ICE Co-Director Kirk Wyse is again producing the annual ""Excellence on Ice," which will be held at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena Saturday.

Wyse said there will be two shows, at 3 and 7 p.m., and he said this is not a competitive program, but a fun one where the emphasis is on "show."

This year's show will have new costumes and a new lighting system.

General admission is $9. Tickets are available at the arena box office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. For more information, call 664-6609.

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