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Oswego County Health Clinics scheduled

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

The health department accepts cash or checks for payment. The department does not accept credit or debit cards.

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Exchange student goes from ‘futbol’ to ‘football’ at Hannibal

Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie. Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama
Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie.
Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama

By Ashley M. Casey

When 15-year-old Lander Ezama first arrived in Hannibal, the only “football” he’d ever encountered was soccer.

He’d never had a pet, and he’d always lived in a city. Continue reading

Odds and ends from the managing editor

By Debra J. Groom

It’s time for a few updates on what’s been going on at The Valley News.

First off, let me wish everyone a happy summer and happy bass season. Summer starts today and I welcome all that comes with it — warmer temperatures (not hot, mind you, just warm, say 80 degrees), sunshine, camping, flowers, fresh veggies and fruits, sleeping with the windows open and of course, fishing. Continue reading

Family mourns lost ‘daughter, sister, mother,’ Carol Wood

Alison Grunberg, left, speaks at a memorial vigil for her sister, Carol Wood, whose car was removed from the Oswego River at this spot last week. At right is their mother Louise Pepe. A wreath at right was thrown into the river at the conclusion of the event.
Alison Grunberg, left, speaks at a memorial vigil for her sister, Carol Wood, whose car was removed from the Oswego River at this spot last week. At right is their mother Louise Pepe. A wreath at right was thrown into the river at the conclusion of the event.

By Debra J. Groom

Family members of Carol Wood, who has been missing since August 1996, threw a wreath and a bucket of red and white roses into the Oswego River Wednesday where Wood’s car was found last week. Continue reading