View From The Fourth Floor: June 20, 2012

by Carol Thompson

June is Dairy Month and it was only fitting that the unofficial dairy queen be in attendance at Thursday’s meeting of the Oswego County Legislature.

Former legislator Barbara Brown, who retired at the end of last year, attended the meeting as the legislature declared June as Dairy Month.

Although introduced as the dairy queen to laughter, she said she is only a dairy princess.

Brown received a standing ovation.

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The legislature honored Norma Church for her many years of service to the county.

Church said she wasn’t sure how many years she has been with the county but noted that it was around 40, perhaps 37 or 38 years.

“We don’t know because they couldn’t find the records,” she quipped.

The wife of the late Frank Church, who served many years in the legislature, and the mother of County Administrator Phil Church, said she had started before they both did.

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G. Ray Bodley High School Envirothon team was recognized by the legislature for winning the recent event.

It’s the ninth consecutive year the Bodley team has won the county Envirothon.

Teams from high schools in Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, Hannibal, Fulton, Oswego and Pulaski competed at the North Shore Sportsmen’s Association in Constantia answering questions and solving problems in aquatics, current issues, forestry, soils and wildlife.

The students completed an oral presentation submitted on videotape which also was scored by the judges.

Competitors of the Fulton team included Maddy Clark, Cody Richardson, Alyssa Scruton, Janelle Tallents and Amanda Trombly.

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Outgoing county Health Director Dr. Dennis Norfleet was also recognized for his years of service to the county.

Retired highway employee Mark Bailey was recognized as well as Jeanne Chesnut of the Office of the Aging and Addie Dolbear of the Department of Social Services.

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