News in brief

Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, officially announced that he will seek re-election in 2014.

Hanna, who represents the eastern portion of Oswego County, made the announcement Jan. 30 at the Republican 100,000 Club of Oneida County’s Annual Dinner in Utica.

The Republican 100,000 Club of Oneida County is a women’s organization that engages in grassroots campaigning and fundraising to promote good government and elect members of the Republican Party.

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The Fulton Softball Association’s Annual Captain’s Information Meeting for the 2014 Season will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Community Room at the City Municipal Building, 141 S. First St., Fulton.

Team rules and registration packets will be available at this time.

This year’s registration fees for the Summer Softball Season are: Entry Fee $290, ASA Fee $25, Forfeit Fee $100 (refunded if no forfeits) and User Fee $150 for a total registration fee of $415.

Deadline for payment of the fees and registration will be announced at the meeting.

League Director Larry King also announced that this year a new Men’s “B” Classic League will be established on a trial basis. This league will be open to all players and will be played on Thursday nights.

For more information, contact Larry King at 532-0936 or Karl Loosen 591-3849.

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The Sterling Nature Center in northern Cayuga County on Jensvold Road is having a Winter Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8.

Visitors will be able to partake of cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, winter birding, winter photography and more.

After having some Winter Fun go inside to get warm, view the exhibits, and enjoy a cup of hot cider or other winter treat.

All trails at the Sterling Nature Center are open to cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking from dawn to dusk every day.

For more information, email snc@cayugacounty.us, or find us on Facebook and at www.cayugacounty.us or call the center at 947-6143.

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The next Movie Sunday is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the First United Church of Fulton.

The next film tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents during three decades.

The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Popcorn and soda will be served also free of charge. Copyright restrictions do not allow First United to publicize the title of the movie or the leading characters.

The First United Church of Fulton continues to show, free of charge, full-length movies one Sunday each month through May 19. The event is sponsored by Older Adult Ministries Team of the Open Doors Neighborhood Center.

The church is located at 33 S. Third St.

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The Oswego County Department of Social Services will host an informational meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 13, at the DSS office, 100 Spring St., Mexico, for people who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents.

Oswego County also needs Hispanic foster parents. El Condado de Oswego necesita padres de crianza hispanos!

The Department of Social Services is looking for people who would like to become foster parents, particularly for children ages eight and up who may have special needs for supervision.

Attendance at the informational meeting is required in order to enroll in the 10-week preparation program.  Single and two-parent families may apply to foster or adopt.  Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training.

For more information contact Lois O’Connor, phone 963-5018 or Patricia Pennock, phone 963-5382 or e-mail patricia.pennock@dfa.state.ny.us

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The Women’s Fellowship of Minetto United Methodist Church will be serving a romantic candlelight dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the church.

The menu will be spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, ice cream sundae and beverages. There will be a half-hour of musical entertainment between dinner and dessert.

Accommodations are limited so advance reservations are required; there will be no ticket sales at the door.

Make reservations by calling 343-9692. Proceeds from this second annual dinner will benefit the church’s Capital Campaign.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewart’s Shop, midway between Oswego and Fulton.

For more information about programs and services visit our website at http://www.MinettoUMC.org/.

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The West Monroe Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast at its fire station from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 16.

The menu consists of pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, eggs cooked to order, toast, tomato or orange juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa or milk.

The West Monroe Fire Station is located on County Route 11, two-tenths of a mile north of State Route 49 in West Monroe, and can be found on the Web at www.westmonroefire.org.

 

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station once again invites children to attend Exploring Nature, a weeklong nature education program held twice each summer.

Since 1983, Exploring Nature has encouraged young people’s curiosity and concern about their world. Participants explore and investigate life around the 400-acre, mixed-terrain property through nature walks, activities and games.

This summer, Exploring Nature will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 7 to 11 or July 14 to 18. Parents may register children ages 5 to 15 by visiting www.oswego.edu/ricecreek, clicking the Programs link, then the Exploring Nature page, where the form is in the right column.

The page also offers a link to a scholarship form. Rice Creek Associates — a supporting group furthering the educational, research and other goals of the field station — and the Exploring Nature program will offer some financial assistance for a limited number of children who otherwise would not be able to attend Exploring Nature.

For more information, contact the field station, on Thompson Road off State Route 104 about a mile south of the main SUNY Oswego campus, at 312-6677 or visit www.oswego.edu/ricecreek.

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