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Fulton players – Pictured are members of the 2012 fifth and sixth grade girls Fulton travel basketball team. In back are Coach Dan Gilmore, Mallori Kitts, Erin Nicholson, Cara Smith, and Assistant Coach Al Smith. In front are Erin Waloven, Madison Gilmore, Liz Roik, Mckenna Chesbro, and Mackenzie Smith. Not pictured is Eliza Runeare.

Fulton 5th/6th grade travel team’s season comes to an end

Fulton players – Pictured are members of the 2012 fifth and sixth grade girls Fulton travel basketball team. In back are Coach Dan Gilmore, Mallori Kitts, Erin Nicholson, Cara Smith, and Assistant Coach Al Smith. In front are Erin Waloven, Madison Gilmore, Liz Roik, Mckenna Chesbro, and Mackenzie Smith. Not pictured is Eliza Runeare.

by Rob Tetro

This season proved to be a successful one for the Fulton girls 5th/6th grade travel basketball team.

According to Coach Dan Gilmore, his team was able to continue developing their skills while doing so in a fun environment this season.

The players will go on to take part in various camps and open gyms this summer in preparation for another successful season in 2013.

Fulton began its season with a solid performance at a tournament at St. John Fisher College in Rochester.

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Hannibal Woman of the Year recognized

Stella James

The Hannibal Free Library and the Hannibal Friends of the Library recently honored Stella James as Hannibal’s 2012 Woman of the Year.

The celebration was held in the Community Center, and friends and family attended to celebrate with her.

James is involved in many different organizations, including Senior Nutrition, The Friends of the Hannibal Free Library, The Hannibal Historical Society, The Elderberries (of which she serves as president in the winter months), and the Senior Council.

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At The Fencepost: April 11, 2012

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by Karen Abbott

My daughter is a big fan of mud puddles.

When she was little, she would pray for rain so she could go outside and splash in the puddles.

Growing up hasn’t changed her playfulness any. A few weeks ago we had a drenching rain shower in the night. I had to work the next day.

When I got home, she showed me the sizable puddle where she’d splashed and played while I was gone. It was cute, but I didn’t think much more about it right then.

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Light In The Darkness: April 11, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands and they were shouting with a mighty shout,  “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” — Revelation 7:9-10

It is a joyous crowd and an amazing display of the mercy and grace of God…a wonderfully astounding sight like nothing else in the history of the world.

It is a sight that will cause, “all the angels to fall before the throne with their faces to the ground, worshipping God and singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor  and power and strength belong to our God  forever and ever! Amen’.”

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On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Fulton baseball team rallies for 10-9 walk-off win

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton varsity baseball team scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Mexico 10-9 at the Fulton Athletic Complex.

Fulton’s Brandon Guernsey delivered the big hit with a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs.

Raider Shane Beauregard scored the winning run.  Nate Dean started the game for the Raiders.

Hannibal softball team looking to improve on last year’s record

by Rob Tetro

According to new Hannibal varsity softball voach Jill Dunkleberger, the Lady Warriors have what it takes to improve upon last season’s record.

However, the goal of improving on last season’s record served as the catalyst for other goals that the team has decided upon: the number of wins the team believes that it can earn as well as the acceptable amount of errors per game, said Dunkleberger.

Hannibal will feature a balanced group of both younger and experienced players this season. Dunkleberger has been pushing her veteran players to serve as leadership figures for their younger teammates.

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Poetry Corner: Titanic

by Jim Farfaglia

Titanic

Though it happened one hundred years ago
it still seems as shocking as front page news,
the details of that tragedy
filling the ocean liner of our hearts
and carrying our compassion
down to the depths.

Maybe it was the way
rich died with poor –
their bodies wrapped in jewels
or in tatters –
mixing in those frigid waters.

Or maybe it was how wrong
even brilliant shipbuilders can be,
shocked to learn of their unsinkable promise
colliding with fate
and broken..

But perhaps the greatest of ironies
is how it seemed her dream drowned that day
and was given up as lost –
yet in song, story and moving picture

she rises, again and again,
inviting those of us who believe in hope
to climb aboard.

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Attorney fees awarded to plaintiff in Oswego County Flow Control lawsuit

by Carol Thompson

The United States District Court District of New York has placed a judgment on attorney’s fees in a civil case against the County of Oswego.

The full legislature has been asked to approve the transfer of $65,214 from the appropriated fund balance to the insurance reserve.

The court ordered the county to pay the attorney fees for Jeff Holbrook, who sued over the Flow  Control law. The judgment is dated March 23. The United States District Court in Syracuse struck down Oswego County’s Flow Control Law earlier last summer as unconstitutionally vague.

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