briefs

Beah Discussion Cancelled

Ishmael Beah’s discussion at the Robert H. Jackson Center scheduled for Tuesday evening has been canceled.

Veterans Council To Issue IDs

HINSDALE – The Cattaraugus-Allegany Counties Joint Veterans Council will be issuing identification cards through the Veterans I.D. Program on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hinsdale American Legion Post, Route 16, Hinsdale. Any honorably discharged veteran from Cattaraugus or Allegany counties can bring their DD-214 discharge to the location and walk away with a picture identification card. For more information, contact the Veterans Service Agency at 701-3298.

Jump Rope Event Set For March 21

FALCONER – Harvey C. Fenner Elementary School students in the Falconer Central School District will host their 25th annual Jump Rope for Heart event Thursday, March 21. Students are jumping at a chance to help fight heart disease and stroke. Over the past 24 years, the Falconer Central School district has raised more than $210,000. Students will be collecting sponsorship pledges in the coming days. The donations will be given to the American Heart Association while the students earn the pledge by performing jump rope skills and tricks in small teams for 40 minutes. Donations can be made directly to American Heart Association with the school’s name in the memo or to the Falconer PTO. For more information, contact Darin Kennedy at 665-6627, ext. 3156, fax 665-6668 or email dkennedy@falcon.wnyric.org

Ice Pick Contest Continues

BEMUS POINT – The Chautauqua Lake Ice Pick contest continues to raise more money. Peter Sullivan, event organizer, said $10,000 has been raised, which was the initial goal. Because there is more cold weather predicted in the forecast, the contest has been extended to March 10. For information on the contest or to place a bet, visit clakeicepick.com. The first contest was in 2011, when $8,000 was raised for the Chautauqua Lake Association. In 2012, because of unseasonably warmer temperatures, the contest was not held. For this year’s contest, 50 percent of the money raised will be given to the Chautauqua Lake Association. The other 50 percent will be given to those who most accurately predict when the ice breaks, which will cause the pick to fall into the lake. The winner of the contest will receive 25 percent of the money raised. The next five closest guesses will split the remaining 25 percent.

Sewer Board To Meet Tuesday

CELORON – The South and Center Chautauqua Lake Sewer District Administrative Board will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Water Pollution Control Facility, Celoron. The public is welcome to attend.

Prophecy Meeting Begins Wednesday

The Prophecy Conference, led by Lance Anderson, will be presented at the Martin Road Christian Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. on March 6, 13 and 20.