Twenty years ago — 1998

Pictured in an OBSERVER photo are Tim Snyder and his 13-year-old son, Joseph, who are working on the addition being built to the Open Door Baptist Church on Route 60 in Cassadaga. This addition will house Sunday school and Christian school classrooms. Funding for the project was raised by church members as well as donations by many area businesses, including 84 Lumber Inc., Fredonia Gravel, LP Construction Products of Falconer, Tri James of Sinclairville and Mo Trucking of Stockton.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Wende Adamczak, LPN on the 3A Nursing Unit at Brooks Hospital, was recently honored as the hospital’s sixth annual Dr. Frist Humanitarian-of-the-Year award. In nominating Mrs. Adamczak, Carol A. Kozlowski, RN, director of nursing services at Brooks, stated, “She is a very caring, capable and compassionate nurse who has demonstrated much concern for the patients at Brooks Hospital and the community. As a 13-year member of our staff, she has excelled in nursing competency and has the ability to share her knowledge and clinical strengths with others.”

Forty years ago — 1978

The first contingent of teachers taking part in the academic and vocational training program offered at the newly-established Cassadaga Job Corps Center have arrived for a three-week orientation. Once the full complement of students is achieved in the center, there will be a total of 116 young women and 159 young men taking part in the ongoing program.

Fifty years ago — 1968

At a recent luncheon given by the American Cancer Society at the Vineyard Motel Restaurant, Mrs. Eloise McMahan Heyl was honored for the continuing role she has played in the fight against cancer. Mrs. Heyl has contributed the proceeds from her annual dance recital to the Chautauqua County American Cancer Society for the past 18 years.