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Light in the Darkness: March 7, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” — Matthew 17:20

Bishop Primus of The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church in America wrote, “One of our biggest problems in our Christian walk and growth and within the Church as a whole, is failing to act like God’s Word is true.” In other words, we do not believe God when He speaks.

Bishop Primus is not accusing us of being unbelievers, nor is he saying that we have no faith. He is simply saying the same thing Jesus told His disciples in Matthew  17: that their faith was too small to accomplish the greater things in the Kingdom. “You don’t have enough faith,”he said. The King James reads, “unbelief,” but this is not meant to be taken as no faith at all.

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Valley Viewpoint: Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month in recognition of the work done by the American Red Cross in communities across the country and around the globe – and of how we depend on public support to help people in need.

Thanks to support from individuals, organizations and businesses here in Central New York, the American Red Cross is able to respond to disasters both large and small; help members of the military, veterans, and their families; provide blood for those in need and teach lifesaving skills.

We want to thank those whose generosity enables us to continue our work, both here at home and around the world.

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Oswego County legislators consider bridge projects

by Carol Thompson

Three bridge projects will be on the agenda when the Oswego County Legislature meets March 15.

The projects under consideration for this year will include the County Route 55 bridge over Ox Creek in the Town of Granby. The bridge is listed on the highway department’s rehabilitation plan and is scheduled to be replaced and updated.

The bridge has no approach railing, substandard bridge railing, and roadway width. The resolution legislators are asked to consider would transfer $440,000 from a capital reserve fund.

A $350,000 budget transfer from the capital reserve fund is also being requested for the replacement of the Kranze Road Bridge over Sage Creek in the Town of Mexico.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: March 7, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

Tomorrow’s the big day for Quirk’s Players! The long anticipated showing of “Damn Yankees” starts at 7:30.

Can’t make it Thursday? There are three more showings. Friday and Saturday both have 7:30 p.m. showings while there will be 2 p.m. showing on Saturday as well.

Come support the cast and crew’s months of hard work! Tickets are $8 and $7 for senior citizens and children.

Last Friday was GRB’s first Jersey Shore dance. The dance was sponsored by FBLA and they had a good turnout!

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Valley Viewpoint: Making a difference

A couple of years ago, I lived next to a family who struggled with several aspects of their lives. They had financial difficulties, they had garbage piled up in their yard, and rodents and cockroaches were common.

The police were there two or three times a week due to domestic violence. The daughter would often threaten parents with a knife and screams were often heard throughout the neighborhood coming from the home.

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Obituary: Edwin Wells

Edwin Wells

Edwin J. Wells of Phoenix, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Morningstar Residential Care Center, Oswego, after a long illness.

Mr. Wells was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Oswego to his late parents, Mabel (Horr) and Edward Wells.

He was a member of the D-Company 29th Infantry, Oswego, during World War II.

He was a member of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department, Enterprise Fire Co., for over 52 years. He was a member of VFW Post 5540, and a life member of American Legion Post 418, both located in Phoenix.

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Obituary: Mary Castaldo

Mary E. Castaldo, 91, of Oswego, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Morningstar Residential Care, Oswego.

Mrs. Castaldo was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella (Mussolini) Munger. She was a resident of Oswego most of her life. Mrs. Castaldo enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

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Obituary: Robert Retallick

Robert “Bob” Raymond Retallick, 79, of Idaho, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at Heritage Homes in Rexburg of causes incident to age and dementia.

Mr. Retallick was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Mechanicville, N.Y. to Howard Wilson Retallick and Alice Atkins. He spent almost his entire life in the state of New York.

He attended Union University School of Pharmacy in Schenectady and later earned his master’s degree in hospital pharmacy administration from Long Island University. He worked as a pharmacist most of his adult life.

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