Programmer turned artist – “Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

‘Proceed and Be Bold’ to profile programmer turned artist March 27

“Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

Director Laura Zinger will appear Tuesday, March 27 as SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person film series screens her documentary about a computer programmer turned poster and book artist.

“Proceed and Be Bold” will show at 7 p.m. at Oswego Cinema, 138 W. 2nd St., followed by questions and answers with Zinger, who profiles self-described “humble Negro printer” Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. in this unconventional story of a man and his letterpress.

Kennedy found himself deeply unsatisfied living the American middle-class dream, and, armed with his unique humor, radical philosophies and an outdated printing press, set out on a new path as an artist — one who redefines ideas of politics, society and race.

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Search warrant executed on suspected New Haven meth lab

by Andrew Henderson

The Oswego County Drug Task Force — with the assistance of the New York State Police, Fulton Police Department, Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department — executed a search warrant last week at 3882 Co. Rte. 6 in the Town of New Haven.

The search warrant was for the home of Brian J. Lamond and Stephanie A. Holt-Ostrander for a reported methamphetamine lab.

The search resulted in the recovery of several items of evidence that are related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Lamond and Ostrander were both charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. They were both arraigned in Fulton City Court by acting Oswego County Court Judge Spencer J. Ludington and were remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility until their next court appearance in the Town of New Haven Court March 16.

-Look for the full story in the Wednesday edition of the Valley News…

County legislators to consider more money for jail

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department has requested a budget transfer of $200,000 to address ongoing housing problems at the Oswego County jail.

The correctional facility has exceeded its capacity.

The legislature will consider the request at tomorrow’s meeting.

Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd had requested $600,000 to address the problem, however, County Administrator Phil Church recommended the $200,000 amount. Todd will return to the legislature for more funds when needed.

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March for Meals Campaign launched

Oswego County Opportunities’ Senior Nutrition Services is asking county residents to be a part of their annual March for Meals campaign and join them in their pledge to end senior hunger by 2020.

OCO’s March for Meals campaign helps to raise the awareness of senior hunger in the community and serves as a fund-raiser to support OCO’s Home Delivered Meal Service.

Program Services Coordinator Bridget Dolbear said that the March for Meals campaign is encouraging community members to support OCO’s Home Delivered Meal Service by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020.

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Sectional champs – The Fulton Midget Split Season hockey team, recently played its Tier III central section sectionals in Pulaski. Fulton won to advance to this weekend’s state tournament in Valley. Pictured are members of the team.

Fulton Midget hockey team advances to state tournament

Sectional champs – The Fulton Midget Split Season hockey team, recently played its Tier III central section sectionals in Pulaski. Fulton won to advance to this weekend’s state tournament in Valley. Pictured are members of the team.

Fulton’s Midget Split Season hockey team, sponsored by Alliance Bank and Foster’s Funeral Home, recently played its Tier III central section sectionals in Pulaski.

Fulton, Valley, Geneva and Salmon River would vie for advancement to the state tournament, which will be held in Valley March 16-18.

Fulton’s first opponent was Salmon River. Fulton had beaten Salmon River by a wide margin both games during the regular season.

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High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski  (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

Veteran receives diploma through Operation Recognition

High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

The Oswego Board of Education presented an “Operation Recognition” Oswego High School diploma to another veteran during the Feb. 28 meeting.

John “Jack” Rucynski was the recipient of his diploma as presented by Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist and board President John Dunsmoor.

Rucynski was a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army. He served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1965. He has served in a variety of other capacities for the military over the years.

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Marie Jackson

Marie Jackson, 82, of Oswego, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Jackson was born in Oswego, the daughter of the late Michael and Sophie (Zayown) Jackson. She was a former sales clerk at JoAnn Fabrics, Oswego.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughters, Barbara Earhart and Nancy Gilbert, both of Oswego; her brother, Frank Jackson of Arizona; her sister, Virginia Kudrna, of North Dakota; and three grandchildren, Erick, Brittany, and Megan.

She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Stanley, and Joseph Jackson.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.