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Bulletin Board / Notes and upcoming events

The City of Olean Firefighters Local 1796 is holding a raffle to benefit the 2009 Fourth of July Fireworks Program. The drawing will be held Feb. 27 for four 200 level tickets and an arena parking pass for the Buffalo Sabres-Florida Panthers game March 12. Raffle tickets at $10 can be purchased at the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, the Olean Area Federal Credit Union on Wayne Street or from a City of Olean firefighter.

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The Chautauqua Winter Games will be held at the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown on Saturday and Sunday. Opening ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Figure skaters will compete from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Two hundred skaters have entered the event. Admission is free.

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Abby Pelonero from Gymnastics Unlimited in Orchard Park won the all-around title at the early season state championships for Level 5 during a competition last week in Utica.

Other state champions were Kaitlyn Lipka (Level 5 floor), Lexi Snyder (Level 7 vault, 13-14 division), Julia Pupko (Level 4 floor), Anna Major (Level 4 vault) and Meghan Krawiec (Level 7 vault, 11-12 division).

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BASKETBALL: There will be a men's Sunday morning recreational "C" league at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. Interested teams should contact Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Adult teams are needed for Monday nights at Spinners. Call Dennis at 822-3967.

FOOTBALL OFFICIATING: Certified football officials are available for youth football games on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday. Contact Dick Schwede at 537-2042.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Children ages 5-8, 9-11 and 12-15 interested in playing at Spinners should call Dennis at 822-3967.

SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL: Buffalo Gladiators minicamp will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road. Come prepared with shorts and sneakers. For information, call John at 871-1616.

SOFTBALL: The Amherst Lightning 12-and-under travel team is looking for one or two players to fill out its roster. Call John at 773-8939.

The Bulletin Board appears twice weekly, Tuesday and Friday. Information must be submitted by mail (c/o Buffalo News, Sports Dept., One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14240) or fax (849-4587). Items are limited to one appearance. There is no charge.

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