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OLAF FUB SEZ: Happy New Year!

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"Forget Not to Remember"

So quickly do our days go by,

Like clouds across the winter sky.

But for our memory holding on,

Would all our wind swept days be gone,

Would all our days be gone.

So we have sung, and stories told,

Of days anew and days of old,

Of memories we pass on and on,

Lest all our treasured days be gone,

lest all our days be gone.

And here's to auld lang syne, my friend,

To days recalled at daylight's end,

To friends we hope to meet again.

So let us pause, ere moving on,

Until our final days are done.

-- Bill Slon

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READY for distribution is the 2007 edition of the Salamanca Rail Museum's calendar.

Calendars may be purchased by mail for $4 each; send check or money order to the Salamanca Rail Museum, 170 Main St., Salamanca, NY 14779. Normally, they are available at the museum's gift shop for $3, but the museum is closed until April 1 while fire damage is cleaned and repaired. Until the reopening, calendars can be bought for $3 at the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce, 26 Main St., and the Salamanca Historical Society, 125 Main St.

Railroads featured in this year's calendar include the Erie-Lackawanna, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, the United States Railway Corps and the German Federal Railroads.

Locations include the Portage Viaduct and a wreck at Warsaw.

The annual calendar has been a production of the museum's staff since 1981.

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DESSERT EXTRA -- Spaghetti dinners with beverage will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Price is $5. Choice of homemade desserts will be available for an additional $1.

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MILITARY NOTE: Airman Zachary D. Huber, son of Jennifer Huber of Buffalo Street and Richard Huber of Blanchard Street in Jamestown, recently completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 2003.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY -- Jack Myers, Alexander Ostrozinski, Robin Vittore, Allayne Barnum, Mary Lou Zeis, Shelly Wutz, Lucille Wirth, Ashley Elliott, Tamika Watkins, John Twist, Bob Sikora, Adrianna Bajer, Jessica Shisler, Angela Golembiewski, Michael Empric, Philip Kurzanski, Pete Nowadly and Becky Milks.

e-mail: olaffub@buffnews.com

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