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>Free orthopedic screening for those under age 21

NIAGARA FALLS -- Orthopedic doctors can treat problems with free screening of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. If you have a child under age 21 you are concerned about, you may obtain a free screening.

The Niagara County Department of Health's Children with Special Needs program can help parents with a child who may need to see an orthopedic doctor. A physician or school nurse referral is required. The clinics are held every other month at the Trott Access building, 1001 11th St. Call 439-7460 to register or for more information.

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>Commission sets time to interview residents

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Niagara Falls Human Rights Commission will hold interviews for residents who feel they have been discriminated against and would like to file a complaint.

Call the Human Rights office at 286-4463 to set up an appointment. Interviews will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday.

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>American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers

LOCKPORT -- The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteer drivers to take cancer patients from Niagara County to treatment facilities in Buffalo and elsewhere in the region.

The "Road to Recovery" program is especially short of drivers in the Lockport area, according to Elaine Duquette, director of communications and marketing for the American Cancer Society, Western New York region.

The program is free to patients. Those interested in driving should call the Cancer Society at 689-6982.

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>Yearbook staff reaching out for 50th anniversary photos

SANBORN -- Students at Niagara-Wheatfield High School who are creating this year's yearbook want to look back a half century.

They are asking the public for old photos from the school's past, even 50-year-old photos, to include in the edition which will commemorate the school's 50th anniversary.

"We are looking for any old photos pertaining to the school's history, past administrators, student activities, prom pictures, plays, musical events, or any other past event that would be fun to include," said school counselor Dawn Yeates, who, with art teacher Marilou Miskey, is coordinating the activity.

"We would also like to include a section on alumni with any family members, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, etc. who are currently students at the high school," she added. "A group photo labeled with names, relationships, and year of graduation would be perfect. Hopefully, we have some three-generation alumni out there."

Anyone submitting photos is asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that they can be returned. Photos can be sent to: Marilou Miskey or Dawn Yeates, N-W High School, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132.

Copies of the yearbook can be ordered in November by calling (866) 282-1516 or online at www.jostensyearbooks.com.

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