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> EDEN

Elementary school principal promoted to administrator

The principal of Grover L. Priess Elementary School in Eden has resigned to take on a new role in the Eden School District.

Loran B. Carter was named director of curriculum and instruction by the Eden School Board on Wednesday night. Her new appointment takes effect immediately, but she will be doing both jobs until a new principal is chosen, Superintendent Ronald K. Buggs noted.

Buggs said a search committee has made a recommendation for the position, and he will be meeting with the candidate this week. The new principal will be appointed at a special School Board meeting next week but is not expected to begin until October.

Buggs said Carter's salary would stay the same in her new position.

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> SPRINGVILLE

Chamber of Commerce sets annual Oktoberfest

The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth annual Oktoberfest on Sept. 26 in Fireman's Park off Waverly Street.

Authentic European sausages, bratwurst, beer and frankfurters served on pretzel rolls will be featured during the daylong event. Also, the German-American band the Frankfurters will perform German tunes featuring hand-carved Swiss alphorns, singing-saw, the Swiss hackbrett and Alpine bells.

Local disc jockey Rick Manzone also will provide music for dancing.

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> BENEFIT

Foundation to honor Gioia, author Bell

Buffalo businessman Anthony H. Gioia and New York Times best-selling author Ted Bell will be honored by the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation during a charity benefit at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the new ballroom at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster.

Gioia, who in 2001 was appointed to serve as U.S. ambassador to Malta, will receive the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation's Community Service Award. Bell, author of "Tsar," will be presented with the foundation's International Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The dinner is black tie optional. Tickets are $90 each.

For more information, call 626-5300.

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