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Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services clients using Medicaid transportation will have a new process to use to access transportation services beginning August 1, 2014.
Medical Answering Service (MAS) will coordinate and oversee all areas pertaining to medical travel in Cattaraugus County. Those wishing to make medical transportation arrangements for appointments with dates of services after August 1, 2014 should contact MAS at 1-866-371-4751.
More information may also be found at www.MedAnswering.com.
Little Valley, NY – Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb announces the graduation of three Correction Officer Recruit Graduates from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Basic Academy for Correction Officers.
The Basic Corrections Academy was facilitated by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Correction/Training Division. The Academy consisted of 160 hours of classroom training, defensive tactics and first aid/CPR.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development is in preparations for the 2nd Annual WILMA buy local event being held October 25 - 26, 2014 in the Corporate Building on the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, Little Valley, NY.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Senior Wellness and Nutrition program needs your help. We are currently looking for Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver meals in the city of Olean. The Olean nutrition site is open Monday through Friday. Most volunteers deliver approximately 12 meals once a week, and it takes an hour or less to complete a route. Mileage reimbursement is available to volunteers age 55 and over.
A new exhibit has opened at the Cattaraugus County Museum! Entitled "Let Us Have Peace: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Civil War in its Fourth Year", the exhibit will complement our summer Civil War Event Series and will run through October. The exhibit is made possible by generous loans of artifacts by several Cattaraugus County residents, including two of our summer program speakers: Earl McElfresh and Lawrence Kilmer. We hope to see you!
Sheriff Whitcomb proudly announces 63 local fire department members completed a Fire Police Training School over the weekend. The training was hosted by the Sheriff’s Office and instructed by Lt. David Schuman and Training Coordinator, Christa Heckathorn. During the 21 hour course, participants received instruction covering the Fire Service, Legal Issues for Fire Police, Vehicle and Traffic Laws, Personal Protective Equipment, Flagger Training, and Safety/Traffic Management.
The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) announced the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Community Contribution Award winners before 300 people at the 41st Annual RSVP Recognition Reception held at the Great Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Clubhouse on May 21 and 22, 2014. This year the RSVP Committee selected volunteers Lois McLaughlin and Marney Ferguson as honorees.
Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development will be offering a free website course to small businesses and non-profit organizations. The course will consist of three classes that will be held on June 12th, June 19th and June 26th of 2014. The classes will run from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm and will be held in the training center located at the Little Valley County Center.
Reporting Flood Damage
Many areas of Cattaraugus County sustained significant damage from the flooding last week; and some continue to receive new damage even today. The Office of Emergency Services is working to compile damage information from all municipalities, businesses, and home owners. If your property has sustained damage related to the flooding, here is a short list of what to do to report these damages.
- Take pictures of everything – before you begin to cleanup or make repairs, during clean up and repair, and after