Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

November 4, 2013

Shoreline Byline by Betty Haag

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Good morning dear readers: How’s everyone this week? Did everyone have a fun Halloween? I did, except for the fact that I had purchased some really good peanut butter cups early in the month and didn’t have any left by Halloween. I had to make an emergency run to our new Dollar General store in Wilson to get some candy for Thursday night’s trick-or-treats.

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The Wilson Golden Agers meeting is today at the Wilson Fire Hall, 250 Young St. Coffee and tea are served at 10 a.m. with the meeting at 11 a.m., followed by bag lunch. On the kitchen committee are M.K. Brown, J. Fleming and S. Roberts. The Golden Agers meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. For more information, call Sandy Yousett at 751-9284. The group is sponsoring a trip to the Savannah, Jekyll Island and Beaufort area from April 6 to 12. Call Marilyn Harbison at 791-3965 for details.

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Election Day is tomorrow for local and county officials, and amendments to the State Constitution. Please study all the information you can about each of the candidates and issues. Contested races in the Wilson area are: Town Supervisor: Patrick A. Daul (D) vs. Joseph A. Jastrzemski (R,C,I). District 10 Niagara County Legislature: Christopher M. Srock (D,W,G) vs. David E. Godfrey (R,C,I). State Supreme Court Justice, 8th Judicial District: Mark A. Montour (D,C,W) vs. Paul B. Wojtaszek (R,I).

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An Election Day Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ransomville Baptist Church, 2578 Youngstown-Lockport Road. The basket drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. The church is handicapped accessible. Take-outs will be available. For more information, call 791-4258 or 716-754-8834.

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The Friends of the Wilson Free Library will be meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the library. Any Friends member or anyone looking to become an active member is welcome to come to the meeting.

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The Wilson Free Library will be hosting free computer classes this week. Two classes will be held each day, today through Friday. The schedule is: Today: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Email Intermediate; 1 to 4 p.m., Internet Intermediate. Tuesday: 2 to 5 p.m., Microsoft Word Intermediate; 5 p.m., Open Access. Bring your own device and ask questions. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m., Flash Drives and File Management; 5 p.m., Open Access. Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wikipedia; 1 to 4 p.m., Facebook Combo. Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gaga For Google; 1 to 4 p.m., Open Access. All classes are free, but registration is required. Stop by the library or call 751-6070 to reserve your spot.

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The Ransomville Rural Retirees will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ransomville Fire Hall, Route 93. There will be a pot luck dinner, door prizes and raffles. The group will also have a purse and tool exchange. The program will be “Bread Time Stories and More” with Chet Fery, talking about his bread-making, and possibly giving out samples. For more information, call Jan Edgerton at 778-8063.

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Home Away From Home Feline Rescue will have its annual Basket Raffle from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lake Street, Wilson. This year, along with the general basket raffle, there will be a Lucky Number raffle, a small group of crafters/vendors with items for sale and Caricature Drawings by Paul. Admission is free, general basket tickets are $5 for a sheet of 25, Lucky Number raffle is $5 a number (guaranteed win every number), and caricature drawings are $10 for a single/$15 for a couple. All proceeds benefit the shelter. For more information or to donate a basket or gift, call 998-8808. You do not have to be present to win. All winners will be notified.

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The Martin F. Jennings Post 836 of the American Legion will hold its Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the flagpole in Greenwood Cemetery, Harbor Street, Wilson. The guest speaker will be Iraq War Veteran Chris Krieger, president and CEO of Western New York Heros. This year’s ceremony is dedicated to Michael Witcop, 1st Lt. U.S. Air Force. Witcop was from Wilson and was killed in South Vietnam 45 years ago, on Oct. 25, 1968. They will also honor the legionnaires who passed away this year: Edward Allgeier, Donald Stewart, Larry Peet and Thomas Bateman Jr. Commander Gary Pettit would like to encourage everyone to attend this ceremony to honor all veterans.

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In student news:

Save the date: The musical Grease will be performed from Nov. 14 to 16 in the Middle School/High School auditorium.

Congratulations to 8th grader Cameron Dabill for being selected to participate in his second consecutive NUC All American game.

Kudos to the current Athletes of the Week Wes Trank, varsity cross country and Kayla Neumann, varsity soccer. 

Last week’s Sing for the Cure event raised $2,400 for the Breast Cancer Network of WNY.

Eighth-grader Dawn Dolan has been selected to compete in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen Buffalo/Rochester pageant competition on Oct. 13. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in sponsoring Dawn may contact the pageant coordinator at 1-877-403-6678.

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Donations for the United Stockings for Sailors and Soldiers drive will be accepted until Nov. 15. Wilson’s goal is to fill 200 stockings. Donations may be directed to Debi Sweeney or Janet Durham in the MS/HS, or look for the donation jars around town.

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Everyone is invited to Ransomville Baptist Church Sunday for a worship service at 11 a.m., followed by the annual Harvest Dinner. The church is at 2573 Youngstown/Lockport Road.

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An “all you can eat” Country Breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown/Lockport Road. Call 791-4978 for more information.

Send your good news from Wilson, South Wilson and Ransomville areas to bettyhaag@verizon.net (email text only, no attachments except photos in jpg format), or call 751-4146. To see it in next week’s Shoreline Byline, please pass it along before 5 p.m. Thursday.