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Reporters' Notebook: April 1, 2020

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to English physician William Harvey, born on this date in 1578, “All we know is still infinitely less than all that still remains unknown.”

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PALMS TO GO – Even though church gatherings are curtailed due to the coronavirus, St. Lawrence Church, 1520 E. Delavan Ave., will maintain a Palm Sunday tradition this weekend by distributing palms for the faithful, but not inside the sanctuary.
Palms will be available for pickup at the front entrance following this weekend’s Masses at 4:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Rev. Chris Okoli will offer the Masses live on Facebook Live.

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HELP WANTED – People Inc. invites those who are out of work due to Covid-19 to consider a career in human services.
The agency, which assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is hiring direct support professionals and behavior technicians for its residential facilities in Angola, Boston, East Aurora, Evans, Farnham, Grand Island and Orchard Park.
Full-time, part-time and temporary positions are available, primarily on evening, overnight and weekend shifts. People Inc. provides training and various benefits. For more info, visit

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COLLEGE CASH – The Zonta Club of Hamburg-Orchard Park is extending the deadline for applications for its Young Woman in Public Affairs Scholarship to May 15.
The scholarship is awarded to young women aged 16 to 19 for their dedication to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations.
Two references and verification of current school enrollment are required. References can be emailed. For info and applications, visit

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HEALTHY DISTANCE – Olaf Fub plans to be socially isolated Thursday and will not appear. Reporters’ Notebook will return on Friday.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Mary Ann Sole, Nate McMurray, Alexandra Wachowski, Bob Mascia, Orville Moody, Michelle Eisen, W. Paul Ganley, Barbara Miller-Williams, Nancy Fischer, Lauren Hall, Mark Swarts, Kenny Kovach, Teresa Tasker, Gerald Lewandowski, Cheryl Franklin Cook, Bernd Reihe, Michael McGavis, Pat Hawkins, Sister Christine Marie Luczynski, Sister Mary Ursuline Hilinski, Mary Gibbons, Julie Greco, Adeline LaVenture, Jeannine Fabiniak, Jacob Reid, Bonnie Werdein, Sister Mary Jo Colucci, Sister Ann Helene Koenig, Sister Karen Joseph, Barbara Hastings, Nicholas Nowinski, Brittney Heintze, Amy Chandler and Ruby Krezmien.

AND THURSDAY – Mary Schmand, Brian Rathke, Yvonne Minor-Ragan, Vincent J. Coppola, Nolan Prynn, Doris Yetter, Dolores Osika, Julie Annabelle Gromlovits, Ryleigh Schneider, Geoff Schall, Dan Robinson, Madelyn Grace Buczkowski, Debbie Ruppel, Sam Partridge, Dick Nagle, Jon Kenney, Megan Higgins Marinaro, Ryan Patrick Yeates, Addison Huller, John Koniecki Sr., Shane Vredenberg, Luca Tiranno, Roy Bruner and Wayne “Tuna” Christman.

To submit birthdays and other items of interest to Reporters’ Notebook, please email or send a letter to Reporters’ Notebook, Buffalo News, Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

When space permits, Reporters’ Notebook welcomes the opportunity to share light verse on everyday topics, providing that the poems are short, 12 to 16 lines maximum.

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