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Photo submitted to Times Observer Red Ribbon Week at Beaty is being sponsored by the newly-formed SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club. A generous donation by Northwest Bank has allowed SADD to incentivize participation in the following “good decisions” for students — attendance at school, participation in school activities, and physical activity. Good decisions may result in a healthier lifestyle which keeps kids away from drugs and alcohol. SADD is sponsoring a White Out at the girls basketball game on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and a Red Out at school on Thursday, Oct. 24. The attendance competition will run all week. “Send a message, stay drug free!” From left are Kellie Blasco, club advisor, and 7th-grade club members Lilly Shaver, Madison McDunn, Northwest representative Jenny Phillips, Rylee Arlington, and John Hilliard.

Class lunch

The Warren High School class of 1960 will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Bob’s Trading Post. All classmates, spouses, and guests are welcome.

What’s New For The Holidays

The Woman’s Club of Warren will host What’s New For The Holidays at 310 Market Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Admission to the Vendor Show is $3 (and children under 12 are admitted free). A complete beef on “weck” lunch is $10 with tickets available at the door; served in the historic dining room from 11:30 a.m. until gone.

DAC fall meeting

Kanoagoa Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists held its September meeting at the Cable Hollow Golf Club. Regent Lucinda Miller called the meeting to order. Following the pledge of allegiance and the DAC ritual, minutes were read by secretary Eleanor Johnson. Fran Perrin gave the treasurer’s report and members present paid next year’s dues.

Peg Bermudez presented a program on an ancestor that came over on the Mayflower. Isaac and Mary Allerton came to this country in 1620 landing in Provincetown Harbor. Allerton was married three times and had five children. He had many different jobs one being involved in trying to get the colonists to pay their debt. Isaac died in New Haven, Conn., in 1658 at the age of 71.

For their October meeting, they met at Richards’ Restaurant for lunch and then traveled to the Rouse Home so longtime member Helen Clark, a resident there, could join them. Garry Campbell, a 20-year veteran, and his wife, Sandy, entertained us with a very inspiring program. He was dressed in an Indian top and headdress.

Garry had several flutes and he played each one to show us the difference in tone, etc. He played the Battle Hymn of the Republic and also played Amazing Grace on the flute and sang in Cherokee. While in the navy he belonged to the Blue Jacket Choir. He met his wife Sandy Fleming through a friend from Russell when he was stationed in Virginia. Garry was from Illinois, but after he retired they decided to settle in Russell. He closed his program by playing taps on the flute.

A brief business meeting was held following the program. Lucinda has been working on a quilt to present to Ed Burris at the December meeting. He will give it to a veteran in need. Several pairs of white socks were given by the DAC members to veterans at the Rouse.

The December meeting will be held at the Conewango Club on Dec. 5 as the club joins the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Conewango Leaf Collection

The Conewango Township Road Crew will begin leaf collection on Monday, Oct. 21, and will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 27, weather permitting. Leaf collection will be done daily, concentrating on the areas of most need. Residents are reminded to place leaves on the lawn/curb area and not in the street. This is a leaf pick up only. Residents are asked not to mix in limbs or other yard waste.

Humane Society closing

Paws Along the River will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Sensory-friendly Trunk or Treat

A Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. This is a free event for all, but donations are appreciated to help fund the Lacy Park multi-sensory, handicap-accessible, all-inclusive playground project.

There will be a bake sale, photos by H.P. Photography, and sensory-friendly activities. There will be no jump scares, no strobe lights, and no costumes are required (please, no masks). Alternative treats and a calming area will be offered.

Martz-Kohl Observatory

There will be a ribbon-cutting for a grand celebration at the Martz-Kohl Observatory at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 176 Robbin Hill Rd., Frewsburg, N.Y. Directly following the ribbon cutting, there will be an open house until 4 p.m. with beverages and confections. This celebration is a special thank you to the community for their generous and continued support.

Later in the evening, starting at 7:30 p.m., the observatory will be open for members and guests to tour the observatory and view celestial objects through the various telescopes located at the Martz-Kohl, weather permitting. When planning a visit to the observatory, it is best to have seasonal attire on hand as the domes which house the telescopes, as well as the roll-off roof area of the observatory, are not heated.

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