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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to comedian Joey Adams, born on this date in 1911, “The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win.”

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A Man With Many Hats

As a young boy,

It’s time for fun.

Running, playing, laughing

Is all that needs to be done.

Thoughts start to grow

As boys begin to change.

Much more to accomplish,

It can be quite strange.

School work, sports and chores,

So many things to do.

Adding so many activities

All becomes so new.

Everything a young man does

Adds to the list of hats.

The total continues to grow,

Increasing the amount of stats.

The hats a man has

Are not ones he wears.

It’s what he does

To show the world he cares.

A man can be measured

By the things in his life.

Some of these could be

A job, a family and a wife.

Reaching a certain age,

A man tends to look back.

As the number of hats increases,

They become harder to stack.

Try everything in life,

Tell your world “you can.”

Experience and versatility

Make a well-rounded man.

– Nelson R. Locher

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HUNGRY? – It’s dinner time again at South Buffalo Post 721, American Legion, at 136 Cazenovia St. They’re serving roast beef from 5 to 7 tonight for $8.50, including mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and salad. For info, call 825-9557.

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TWAIN SHALL MEET – The Imagine lecture and discussion series starts the new year at noon Tuesday with a video on 16th century art, followed at 12:30 p.m. by a talk by retired SUNY Buffalo State English professor Thomas Reigstad, author of “Mark Twain in Buffalo.” Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature, it takes place in Ring of Knowledge Area just past Fables Cafe in the Central Library in Lafayette Square. Admission is free.

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CENTURY MARK – Belated birthday greetings to Molly Arent, who celebrated her 100th birthday on New Year’s Eve in Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, where she’s been a resident since November 2011. Born in Buffalo and owner of a beauty parlor for more than 40 years, she was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church.

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REUNION ALERT – The Class of 1950 from Burgard Vocational High School is planning its annual all-class reunion Sept. 13 in the Columns Banquet Hall, 2221 Transit Road, Elma, and needs some more committee volunteers. For info and to help out, call John Domagala at 773-6375, Dave Lata at 651-0562 or Wally Miller at 681-7263.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Megan Schumacher, John Bohen, Jerry Kurnik, Scott Enser, Ken Smerka, Nicholas Holstein, Dylan Empric and Presley Wieczorek.

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