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Hodgepodge: March 17, 2012

Roy Hodge

by Roy Hodge

My mother always kept good track of us when we were kids. There wasn’t much traffic on our street and she didn’t mind us playing in the street using the paved road for games of touch football in the fall, and our version of hockey without skates during the winter months.

Since we, along with our neighborhood friends, played outside most of the time, she gave us a free hand – but there were rules.

She didn’t want us to play too close to the corners of the street where the drivers might not see us right away. “Let me know if you are going off the street,” she said. “Stay out of the neighbors’ yards,” “Don’t be sassy to the neighbors,” and “Don’t do a lot of screaming,” she would tell us.

We owned the best yard on the street to play in. “Just keep your stuff picked up,” she would say.

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Mr. & Mrs. Herbert (Bertha Tallman) Guyer

Valley Viewpoints: Re-dedicate park

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert (Bertha Tallman) Guyer

For those of you who may not know, Herbert Guyer was one of the city’s most beloved alderman back in the day. Pretty much everyone knew “Mr. Guyer” and his brother in-law, Vernon “Chick” Tallman.

But perhaps if you asked anyone today who Herbert Guyer was, you would only get your answer from the elderly or an historian.

This may not have been the case if my great-great-grandfather’s park was still on the corner of Ontario and Fourth streets. Unfortunately, today, that corner hosts another vacant lot.

Some of you may recall my grandmother, Barbara Jones, writing a letter to the editor about the city’s dedication to my great-great-grandfather June 27th, 1968.

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Champion Hockey Team

Fulton Bantam hockey team captures league title

League champions – The Fulton Bantam hockey team were named Snowbelt League champions, winning its division in the JAM tournament. Pictured are members of the team.

The Fulton Bantam hockey team was named Snowbelt League champions after it won its division in the JAM tournament.

Anton Porcari, Caleb Zehr, Evan Beckwith and Cameron Clarke achieved playmakers during the tournament while Austin Beckwith scored a hat trick.

Fulton 8, Salmon River 0: Raider Austin Beckwith opened scoring early in the first period, accepting a pass in front of the net from Evan Beckwith.

Fulton’s Ben Nelson netted one, William Fruce assisting, before Clarke scored on a slap shot, thanks to a passing play between Evan Beckwith and Porcari.

In period two, Porcari sent a cross-ice pass to Carr who skated it in to score. Austin Beckwith flipped the puck in over the goalie’s shoulder, Clarke and Evan Beckwith assisting, to close the period. Clarke opened the third period accepting a pass from Michael Welch and netting a slap shot.

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Valley Viewpoints: A home run

Talented young people prevailed this past week on stage with the production of “Damn Yankees” by the Quirk Players.

Counting the 23 cast members, 38 in the ensemble, 19 in the orchestra, a production staff of over 100 individuals — including students, teachers, parents, technicians, sponsors and friends of the theater — all played an integral part in a most successful production.

The audience at the Saturday matinee that we attended with our seven-year-old grandson Kaden was most receptive to the dialogue, songs and dances done so well.

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Oswego Health to hold community events

In upcoming weeks, Oswego Health is holding several informative community programs.

Renante Ignacio M.D, a specialist in hospice, palliative care and geriatric medicine, will be the guest speaker at an Ask the Doctor presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 in the lower level conference room of the Oswego Health Services Center, which is adjacent to Oswego Hospital.

During his presentation, Dr. Ignacio will discuss how to handle end of life care when it arrives unexpectedly, advanced care planning and how to discuss your final wishes with family members.

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New superintendent in Hannibal Central School District

by Andrew Henderson

The Hannibal Central School District will soon have a new leader.

During Wednesday night’s meeting, the board of education selected Donna J. Fountain as the district’s new superintendent of schools.

The district underwent a yearlong search process for a new superintendent.

Twenty-six candidates applied for the position. William Silky and Lucy Martin, of Castallo & Silky in Syracuse, served as consultants to the board during the search process.

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Leon Archer

The Sportsman’s World: March 17, 2012

Leon Archer

by Leon Archer

Every time Tim calls me and tells me how nice the weather is back home, I can’t help but think of all the times when it was sunny and warm here and I called him to see how much snow had fallen the night before.

It’s not cold here, but I still feel like the shoe is on the other foot. It has been up in the 80s a number of times recently, but Oswego County temperatures have been soaring not far behind us. It’s hard to believe.

You see, this was the year that I planned to come home early enough to get in on the bullhead fishing. Now, I’m hoping that you all will save a few for me and that the ones still in the lake will still be biting some at least when I get home.

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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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