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Historic Edition:
October 14th, 2004
Vol. 24  No. 16
 

Of Mice, Men, and the State Police!

The stage is a simple classroom located in Akron Central High School, an audience of tenth grade students wonder what their English teacher, Brian Burke has in store for them as they begin a study of John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel “Of Mice and Men.”


Showing the way

New lighted signs at Akron Central School will help everyone find the driveway, parking area, and entrance closest to where they want to be. The signs, which are part of the most recent building project, will be especially helpful to visitors and new District residents.


Rededication

The Dr. Roy Clare, an accomplished and well-known organist, treated those gathered for the rededication of the pipe organ at Akron First Baptist Church, with beautiful music, utilizing the many pipes of the historic instrument. The organ was re-dedicated in Memory of Mr. H. Morton Perry, who was well represented by members of his family.


Extinguishing Fires

Akron Fire Chief Glen Joachimiak gives Fifth grade students instruction on the proper use of fire extinguishers with the assistance of other members of the Akron Fire Company. The hands-on experience with a live fire was part of Fire Prevention Week training given by the Fire Company at Akron Central School. Ian Brown and Ryan Apoltz were among the Akron students trying out their newly learned firefighting skills.


Davis campaign brings CNN to town

CNN's Lou Dobbs was in Newstead last week to film a profile of local businessman, Jack Davis’s run for Congress. The story aired on CNN Monday, October 11, 2004 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Mr. Jack Davis, owner of I Squared R Element, Inc. spoke of his fight to save American jobs, farms and industries.


Doors Open Niagara weekend features Octagon House

The Rich-Twinn Octagon House, Main Street, Akron is open for tours this Friday and Saturday as a heritage site featured in the Binational Doors Open Niagara.


Giambra’s last 60 days wallow between dismal and disastrous

It’s hard to imagine Joel Giambra serving out his public life snipping ceremonial ribbons to open new picnic shelters.


Legislature announces window for landowners to request inclusion in Ag district

The Erie County Legislature recently passed an amendment to the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Law, which requires the County Legislature to designate an annual thirty day (30) period, within which a landowner may submit a request that land, which is predominantly viable agricultural land, be included within a certified agricultural district prior to the established review period.


Newstead Supervisor presents budget to Town Board

Town of Newstead Supervisor Jerry Summe has presented a tentative budget to Town Board members to perfect.


Reduce breast cancer risk with prevention and early detection

Breast cancer accounts for one out of every three cancer diagnoses in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society; it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer.

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