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Central Rotary Club seeking teams for trivia contest

The Niagara County Central Rotary Club is seeking five-member teams to compete in its second annual trivia contest beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield.
The cost is $20 for each team member and includes pizza, snacks and soft drinks.
Other beverages will be available for purchase.
Admission for spectators is $10. In addition to the trivia contest, the fundraising event will include an auction, games and prizes.
Trivia teams may be made up of relatives, friends, business associates or others.
Part of the proceeds will help to support Niagara County Central Rotary's scholarships for high school seniors at Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson high schools.
To sign up, call 693-1946 or 799-2826, or email
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$100,000 grant to fund electronic medical system

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has received a $100,000 grant from HEALTHeLINK Inc. to establish an electronic medical system in its Monsignor Carr Institute behavioral health programs, it was announced last week.
Catholic Charities is working with TenEleven Group, a Buffalo-based computerized medical records company, to install the clinical software. It will help make it easier for health care providers, insurance companies and clinics to share patient medical records.
Monsignor Carr Institute programs served more than 11,300 children, teens and adults last year.
erie county

'On the Go' car tags a bit easier to obtain

It's about to get a little bit easier to get your hands on an E-ZPass "On the Go" tag for your car.
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced last week that the tags will be available in the clerk's downtown office and all Erie County Auto Bureau offices starting Thursday.
The Erie County office has partnered with the State Thruway Authority to make the tags available at the locations, according to a release from Jacobs' office.
For a listing of all Auto Bureau locations and hours, visit the office's website at

EPA announces progress in fighting smoldering fire

ATTICA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Sunday that its fight against smoldering fire in a huge heap of recyclable materials at Hillcrest Industries "continues going well" and that round-the-clock efforts will be cut back.
Starting today, work will be done in 12-hour daytime shifts, since steam and mist make nighttime work difficult under artificial lights, an EPA spokesman said.
Over the weekend, crews began breaking apart the 40-foot-high pile, which covers an acre. In the first 24 hours, about 5,200 cubic yards of material was moved and extinguished, the EPA spokesman reported.

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