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Showing off Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT equipment are, from left, Medical Director of Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Services Norma Cooney, MD. and Elizabeth Hillier, RN. The ER has added this advanced technology that helps determine more quickly if a patient is having a heart attack.

Hospital ER installs new technology for quicker diagnosis of heart attacks

Showing off Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT equipment are, from left, Medical Director of Oswego Hospital’s Emergency Services Norma Cooney, MD and Elizabeth Hillier, RN.

Oswego Hospital has added yet another piece of advanced technology in its emergency room that physicians are using to determine more quickly if a patient is having a heart attack.

The new i-STAT system can inform the board-certified ER physicians in about ten minutes whether a patient is having a cardiac event. Previously, blood samples were taken to the lab, where testing could take up to an hour.

Oswego Hospital’s new i-STAT system conducts the necessary testing at the patient’s bedside using a hand-held unit.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: May 9, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

There are just three days until the night some juniors have been dreaming of since ninth grade.

This year’s prom, set to be held at the beautiful Landmark Theater in Syracuse, is this Saturday. The festivities begin at 7 and end at 11 p.m. This red carpet event is sure to be fun filled for all!

Seniors! Make sure you get in to see Mrs. Windsor by this Friday to get your dinner-dance tickets. This year’s event will be held at the River Vista.

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Fulton Public Library to extend hours if proposition passes

by Andrew Henderson

The future of the Fulton Public Library lies with those it serves most: residents of the Fulton City School District.

“Over the past few years, the library has lost $110,000 in funding from the City of Fulton,” said Marian Stanton, president of the Fulton Public Library Board of Trustees. “These drastic cuts have brought about significant changes in how we now operate.”

These changes include a reduction in the days that the library is open and the size of the staff.

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CNY Arts Center seeks local talent for Arts Fest

With Arts Fest just a few weeks away, the CNY Arts Center announced a call for local talent to compete for prizes June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Community Center.

With professional performing artists as judges, prizes will be awarded in three categories according to age: under 12, 12-20 and 20 and older.

“Arts Fest is meant to be a celebration of all the arts we represent as an organization. We see this portion of the event for the performing arts and hope to draw talent in multiple categories whether it is dance, vocals, musicians or bands, or even drama, storytelling or stand-up comedy,” said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “We want to encourage everyone from the youngest to the oldest to come and share your family-friendly talent, whatever it is. We know the region has many wonderful performing artists. This is an opportunity to appear before an audience and receive helpful feedback from our judges.”

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Eight Oswego County veterans recognized by senator

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including eight from Oswego County, at a special ceremony held last week at Ft. Drum.

In addition to recognizing veterans from Oswego County, the senator announced retired US Army Col. Michael Plummer of Jefferson County, founder of the “Adopt-a-Platoon” program, as the 2012 inductee to the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is — the job of protecting our freedom,” Ritchie said.

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Jean Mitchell, Martville resident

Jean Marie Egan Mitchell, 82, of Martville, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Oswego Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Fulton and resided in Martville since 1970, prior to that she was a military wife and traveled with her six children to wherever her husband was stationed.

She was a homemaker and was dedicated to her children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was a wonderful cook. She was a member of the Martville United Methodist Church.

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Children practice military drills at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in a unique program coordinated by Oswego County AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton (right) and Steven Woods.

Fort Ontario Summer Youth Program registration now open

Children practice military drills at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in a unique program coordinated by Oswego County AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton (right) and Steven Woods.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site announced the return of its Summer Youth Program for youth ages 8-16.

Last year, more than 100 youth participated in 18th and 19th century games, sports, military drill, wilderness tactics, martial arts and other activities.

The program is designed to connect kids with local history through physical activity.

The program is coordinated by AmeriCorps members Ian Mumpton and Steven Woods with assistance from the Friends of Fort Ontario, Oswego County AmeriCorps, and New York State Parks.

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