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Fulton softball loses to Phoenix

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix Varsity Softball Team wasted little time looking the part of division leader when it took on Fulton Wednesday.

Going into the fifth inning, Phoenix led 5-0 and was seeking the knockout punch. Eight runs later, the Lady Firebirds were en route to a 14-2 win.

The Lady Firebirds got off to a solid start against Fulton. They led 3-0 by the end of the second inning. Two more runs during the bottom of the third inning brought the Lady Firebirds’ lead to 5-0.

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Man accused of breaking infant’s leg

by Andrew Henderson

A 20-year-old Fulton resident was charged with assault and endangering charges following a report of suspected child abuse, Fulton police said.

Carl James Kaufmann III, of Erie Street, Fulton, was arrested Tuesday. At about 11:45 a.m., police responded to the Oswego Health Urgent Care in Fulton for a report of an injury to a child.

It was discovered that a four-month old infant had sustained a serious leg injury while in the care of Kaufmann earlier in the day. He is accused of intentionally causing serious physical injury by squeezing the infant’s leg, causing the femur to fracture.

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OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities unveils new logo

OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities recently launched a new logo for the 21st century, bringing color, dimension and energy to its brand.

“We’re very excited about this new design,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “It’s a wonderful symbol of who we are and what we’re all about.”

OCO is Oswego County’s sixth largest private non-profit employer with offices in Fulton, Mexico, and Oswego as well as program sites throughout the county.

The $33 million agency was formed in 1966 during the national War on Poverty.

The new design was created earlier this year, following several months of brainstorming and focus group meetings. OCO’s PR and Website committees played an integral role in selecting the final design.

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Father and son Dennis and William Sheirer were recently promoted within the Civil Air Patrol. Dennis Sheirer was promoted to first lieutenant while William Sheirer was promoted to cadet senior airman.

Father and son promoted during Civil Air Patrol ceremony

Father and son Dennis and William Sheirer were recently promoted within the Civil Air Patrol. Dennis Sheirer was promoted to first lieutenant while William Sheirer was promoted to cadet senior airman.

Service to his country has always been a theme for CAP member Dennis Sheirer, who served 22 years in the active duty U.S. Air Force and retired as a senior master sergeant.

That value of “service before self” now runs in the family. Sheirer’s son, William, joined the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program in December.

Recently, Oswego CAP’s Squadron Commander, Captain Andrew Roth, held a promotion ceremony for both father and son. Dennis Sheirer was appointed to the officer grade of first lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol in recognition of his completed professional military education and experience.

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Light In The Darkness: May 2, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” — Romans 8:28-29

John Piper says, “No promise in all the world surpasses the height and breadth and weight of Romans 8:28.”

Properly understood, I believe that is absolutely true. Yet misunderstanding has sometimes led to even greater heartache for those who are suffering.

Because mankind gave dominion to the Devil, there are truly bad things that happen in life. Awful, tragic things that drive us to our knees.

God is not saying that He somehow makes those things good. Such painful tragedies result from mankind’s fallen state and are part of the death which came upon the human race in the Garden.

As such, they too, will cease when death is cast into the lake of fire.

So, God has not promised that He will turn every tragedy itself into a blessing. He has not said that what is bad can now be called good.

That may be fine for the Fairy Tale but it is not what God has promised.

What He has promised is that He will weave every painful experience, every tragedy in our lives into the tapestry of blessing He has for those who love him.

To read the rest of the column, pick up a copy of The Valley News

Valley Viewpoints: ‘Yes’ to the library

by Rosemary Occhino of Fulton

‘Yes’ to the library

To all Fulton community voters,  I am requesting you vote “yes” for the library.

Sitting on the library board, I have had the opportunity to realize how valuable our mainstay is to our city.

We offer 32,466 books, DVDs, CDs, magazines in addition to newspapers. Last year, there were 47,892 unique visits to the library.

To read the rest of the Viewpoint, pick up a copy of The Valley News

Girl Scouts can meet Katelyn Kane and Beth Schneider

Mother’s Day weekend might be extra special for area Girl Scouts as they will have a meet and greet with at the Fulton Speedway’s two female Sportsman Modified drivers, Katelyn Kane and Beth Schneider.

The girls will be able to enjoy a fun night of racing action, but prior to the show will have a chance to chat with Kane and Schneider, who will be speaking with the girls about always putting education first, good sportsmanship, and breaking down stereotypes.

On top of that, the girls will have the opportunity to take pictures with the drivers and even take a signed autograph card from both Schneider and Kane.

“We really want the night to be about the racing,” Kane explained, “but we also want to give these girls someone they can relate to, we want to see them coming back week after week.”

Schneider added, “We want to become role models for these young girls by teaching the girls that education must come first, but you can also achieve anything you set your mind to.”

Both Kane and Schneider have been in talks with Judi Knowlton and Christina Verratti from the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways and hope to turn this event into a yearly celebration.

Upon the completion of Kane and Schneider’s race, which will be the first feature ran of the night, they will rejoin their new friends and view the rest of the night’s racing action with the Girl Scouts and offer answers to any questions the girls may have.

In conjunction with meeting the drivers, the Girl Scouts will be able to sign up for Fulton Speedway’s Junior Fan Club, where they can be placed in a drawing to possibly win a ride in the pace car with their favorite driver during intermission.

Fulton Speedway’s Girl Scout Night will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 12. Racing starts at 7 p.m. although the Girl Scouts are encouraged to get to the track at 5 p.m. to meet both Schneider and Kane.

There will also be special alcohol-free seating available for the girls.

Kenny Loggins and tribute bands headed to Harborfest

The 25th annual Harborfest, slated for July 26-29, will feature one of the most decorated recording artists over the past four decades, a live broadcast of a television show for the first time, regional and national tribute bands, and jazz and blues performers.

Harborfest 2012 kicks off Thursday with two national tribute bands. Opening up the night on the NRG Oswego Harbor Power Lakeview Stage will be Changes in Latitudes, which is a tribute show to Jimmy Buffett.

Closing out the night on the NRG Lakeview Stage will be Big Shot, a Billy Joel show featuring the vocals and piano of Michael DelGuidice, a well-known and respected Long Island multi-instrumentalist.

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