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Appointed legislator to leave school board

LOCKPORT -- W. Keith McNall, newly appointed to the Niagara County Legislature, said Thursday he will leave the Lockport Board of Education next month.

McNall said he handed in his resignation Wednesday. He will cease to be board president Dec. 31 and will leave the board completely after its Jan. 17 meeting.

McNall has served 18 years on the school board, including seven as president.

"I'm going to stay for the two meetings in January and help Mrs. Schrader take over," McNall said, referring to board Vice President Marietta Schrader.

McNall will be officially appointed to the 16th District Legislature seat at Tuesday's meeting of the Legislature. He replaces Glenn S. Aronow, who resigned effective Dec. 1.

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Holiday Lights to hold walk in Oppenheim Park

NIAGARA FALLS -- Holiday Lights of Niagara will hold the BlueCross BlueShield Walk Through beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cost for the walk in Oppenheim Park, 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, is $2; $1 for anyone with a BlueCross BlueShield membership card.

Fifty displays comprise Holiday Lights of Niagara.

For more information, call the sponsoring organization, United Way of Niagara at 285-8461.

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'Soul Food Dinner' sale is church fundraiser

NIAGARA FALLS -- The St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church's Combined Choirs will sponsor a barbecue rib, chicken and chitterlings dinner sale, called a "Soul Food Dinner Fundraiser," from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the church's fellowship hall, 917 Garden Ave.

Barbecue rib dinners will sell for $8, while rib sandwiches will go for $5. Chicken dinners will be $7, and sandwiches will cost $4. Chitterlings dinners will be $8, while side orders are $4.

Other options and side orders also are available. Holiday poinsettias, baked goods and gifts will also be on sale. Proceeds will go toward new robes for the church's youth.

For orders and other information, call the church at 285-6432, Ext. 4.

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