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Passport clinic set
Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski today announced that a passport clinic will be held at the Palmyra Town Hall on Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in obtaining their United States Passport is encouraged to attend.  

The purpose of these sessions is to assist Wayne County Residents in filling out the necessary paperwork to obtain their United States Passports.  Processing agents and blank applications will be on hand.   Applications may be obtained prior to the session at the Palmyra Town Clerk’s Office or downloaded off the Department of State webpage.

“I am pleased and excited that we are able to bring government to the people of Western Wayne County instead of them having to drive to the County Clerk’s Office in Lyons” County Clerk Jankowski Said.  “I would also like to thank Palmyra Town Supervisor Ken Miller and Palmyra Town Clerk Lynne Green for helping to make this event possible.

County Clerk Jankowski concluded by reminding the public that if they need to apply for a United States passport to apply through the Office of the County Clerk. 

“When someone applies for a passport through our office, $25 of the $100 fee remains in Wayne County and is used to reduce local property taxes.  When a passport is applied for at the Post Office, the entire $100 fee goes to Washington. It only makes sense; keep your money local!” he said.

If anyone has any questions about obtaining a United States Passport or anything to do with the office of the County Clerk please call Mike Jankowski at 315-946-7470 or email mjankowski@co.wayne.ny.us.

Getting & keeping a job free workshop
Wayne County Public Health is offering a free workshop on June 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

"Getting and Keeping the First Job" is a workshop designed to help families understand the realities of employment for all youth, with a special emphasis on strategies that youth with disabilities can use to improve employment prospects. In this workshop we will cover the importance of work, role of self-awareness, career planning, family role, possible pitfalls and disclosure.

The workshop is free and will be held at the Public Health Office, 1519 Nye Road, Suite 200, Lyons. Please pre- register by May 31 by calling Public Health at 946-5749 or (800) 724-1170.  Seating is limited, so register now. A $10 gas card will be given to each family who registers and attends the workshop. Presenters are from The Advocacy Center.

Rummage Sale to benefit fund
On Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Christian Community Church of East Williamson will be holding a rummage sale. This is our annual fund raiser for our Handicapped Accessibility Fund; we are planning to install an elevator this year and all proceeds for the sale benefit this fund.

Included in the sale are: furniture (including a 46-inch long old vanity with detachable mirror, 44-inch long bench with seat storage), Christian homeschooling materials, books (fiction and non-fiction), a bread machine, clothing, toys, Christmas decorations, knickknacks, lots of miscellaneous!  (There might be some goodies to be tucked away for future birthday or Christmas gifts!)

Most items are "Pay what you think is fair" (a few might have prices on them).  We will also be having a bake sale, and all those proceeds go to the same fund.

If you have any clean items you would like to donate (we have tax donation receipts available), please e-mail mpike@rochester.rr.com.

Please come out and support our efforts at Christian Community Church, 5042 Ridge Rd., East Williamson (just east of the 4 corners of Townline and Ridge Roads).

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Sheriff’s Office joins Click It or Ticket
The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 21-June 4.

During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts – both day and night. Because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are among those least likely to buckle up and most likely to die in crashes when unrestrained, nighttime enforcement has become a priority of the Click It or Ticket mobilization.

Sheriff Virts states, “We will be out patrolling in force to remind drivers and occupants to always wear their seat belts – both day and night. Local motorists should be prepared to buckle up. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions.”

Remember this May 21 to June 4: It’s Click It or Ticket. Sheriff Virts said, “Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. I want to save lives”.