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Relatives come from far and wide to honor Moses Holden, Fulton ancestor

Several descendants of Fulton settler Moses Holden gathered at Mt. Adnah Cemetery June 14 to place a stone on Moses’ grave. Back row: Jim Horton and Penny Diaz; front row: Norah Royce, Gina Royce, Linda Lee Holden Sarat, Lori Holden, Ferran Diaz, Suzanne Holden Horton, unidentified little girl, Kathy Love and Terri Wood, holding her grandson Silas. Valley News photo by Ashley M. Casey
Several descendants of Fulton settler Moses Holden gathered at Mt. Adnah Cemetery June 14 to place a stone on Moses’ grave. Back row: Jim Horton and Penny Diaz; front row: Norah Royce, Gina Royce, Linda Lee Holden Sarat, Lori Holden, Ferran Diaz, Suzanne Holden Horton, unidentified little girl, Kathy Love and Terri Wood, holding her grandson Silas.
Valley News photo by Ashley M. Casey

By Ashley M. Casey

Several descendants of Fulton settler Moses Holden met face-to-face for the first time last Saturday at an event to honor their ancestor in Mt. Adnah Cemetery.  Continue reading

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