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Judith Shortsleeve, Hannibal resident

Judith E. Shortsleeve, 79, of Hannibal, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at Morning Star Nursing Home in Oswego.

Born in Syracuse to the late Leslie and Illah Craner, she was a 12-year resident of the Hannibal and Oswego areas. She had attended the Church of the Nazarene in Fulton. She loved to shop.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine M. Shortsleeve, who died in 1971, and by a son, Leslie E. Shortsleeve, who died Fe. 5, 1998.

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Firefighters and Oswego police compete in St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser

Hair off – Doug Kells, owner of Doug’s Barbershop in Oswego and a veteran St. Baldrick’s volunteer barber, tries to keep peace between Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan (left) and Oswego City Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie.

The sixth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation fund-raiser will be held Thursday, March 22.

“The Oswego Firefighters Association has played a significant role in our efforts these last few years,” said Dan Witmer, local event organizer. “This year they are joined by the local law-enforcement community in a friendly competition between the groups which, so far, is proving to be very beneficial to our cause. Over 40 percent of what we have raised so far this year has come from the efforts of these two groups.”

In just over a decade, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has grown to a point where it now provides more research dollars to childhood cancer than any other organization except the U.S. government. Continue reading

Programmer turned artist – “Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

‘Proceed and Be Bold’ to profile programmer turned artist March 27

“Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

Director Laura Zinger will appear Tuesday, March 27 as SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person film series screens her documentary about a computer programmer turned poster and book artist.

“Proceed and Be Bold” will show at 7 p.m. at Oswego Cinema, 138 W. 2nd St., followed by questions and answers with Zinger, who profiles self-described “humble Negro printer” Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. in this unconventional story of a man and his letterpress.

Kennedy found himself deeply unsatisfied living the American middle-class dream, and, armed with his unique humor, radical philosophies and an outdated printing press, set out on a new path as an artist — one who redefines ideas of politics, society and race.

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Search warrant executed on suspected New Haven meth lab

by Andrew Henderson

The Oswego County Drug Task Force — with the assistance of the New York State Police, Fulton Police Department, Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department — executed a search warrant last week at 3882 Co. Rte. 6 in the Town of New Haven.

The search warrant was for the home of Brian J. Lamond and Stephanie A. Holt-Ostrander for a reported methamphetamine lab.

The search resulted in the recovery of several items of evidence that are related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Lamond and Ostrander were both charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. They were both arraigned in Fulton City Court by acting Oswego County Court Judge Spencer J. Ludington and were remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility until their next court appearance in the Town of New Haven Court March 16.

-Look for the full story in the Wednesday edition of the Valley News…

County legislators to consider more money for jail

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department has requested a budget transfer of $200,000 to address ongoing housing problems at the Oswego County jail.

The correctional facility has exceeded its capacity.

The legislature will consider the request at tomorrow’s meeting.

Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd had requested $600,000 to address the problem, however, County Administrator Phil Church recommended the $200,000 amount. Todd will return to the legislature for more funds when needed.

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March for Meals Campaign launched

Oswego County Opportunities’ Senior Nutrition Services is asking county residents to be a part of their annual March for Meals campaign and join them in their pledge to end senior hunger by 2020.

OCO’s March for Meals campaign helps to raise the awareness of senior hunger in the community and serves as a fund-raiser to support OCO’s Home Delivered Meal Service.

Program Services Coordinator Bridget Dolbear said that the March for Meals campaign is encouraging community members to support OCO’s Home Delivered Meal Service by pledging to end senior hunger by 2020.

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High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski  (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

Veteran receives diploma through Operation Recognition

High school diploma – An Operation Recognition Oswego High School diploma was presented to veteran John “Jack” Rucynski (middle) by Oswego Board of Education President John Dunsmoor and Superintendent of Schools William Crist.

The Oswego Board of Education presented an “Operation Recognition” Oswego High School diploma to another veteran during the Feb. 28 meeting.

John “Jack” Rucynski was the recipient of his diploma as presented by Superintendent of Schools Bill Crist and board President John Dunsmoor.

Rucynski was a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army. He served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam in 1965. He has served in a variety of other capacities for the military over the years.

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United Way brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon to Fulton

Standing from left are Catherine Trowbridge of the City of Fulton and Angela Blanchard of the Walmart Super Center in Granby. Seated from left are Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Steve Chirello of Chirello Advertising, Karen Hubel of Blue Moon Grill, Jan Rebeor, George Timmins of Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Lori Lyon of Walmart Super Center in Granby.

Tuesday, March 20, the United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its fourth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon in Fulton.

It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

“This is our fourth year for our Stone Soup Too luncheon,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “It is the effort of our volunteers and committee members and most importantly the strong support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship that makes our Stone Soup Too luncheon such a success.”

To date a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon.

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