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Teammate and Coaches’ Awards – Pictured are winners of the Teammate and Coaches’ Awards. From left are  Assistant Coach Daisy Ruiz, Anna Guernsey, Ross Gardner, and Head Coach Dexter Hinman and Griffin Marriner.

Fulton YMCA Speed Demons hold annual awards banquet

Teammate and Coaches’ Awards – Pictured are winners of the Teammate and Coaches’ Awards. From left are Assistant Coach Daisy Ruiz, Anna Guernsey, Ross Gardner, and Head Coach Dexter Hinman and Griffin Marriner.

The Fulton YMCA Speed Demons swim team celebrated a successful season at a recent awards banquet at the Fulton Polish Home.

The 75 members of the team and their families enjoyed a summer fun-themed meal, accepted awards and honored its departing senior, Chris Pridat.

Coach Dexter Hinman praised the team for placing 22 members in the YMCA State Meet held in March in Buffalo.

The 2012 States Team included Courtney Beckwith, Ross Gardner, Lacey Reich, Janelle Tallents, Kyle Buck, Andrew Distin, Justin Grower, Sage Hourihan, Zachary Perry, David Tallents, Miwa Burdic, Michael Mankiewicz, Jenna Ruzekowicz, Sarah Tallents, Camille Stevenson, Ean Stevenson, Mark Tallents, Jayda Borrow, Abigail Hinman, Rimma Mankiewicz, Jaden Patterson, and Christina Tallents.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: April 18, 2012

by Erika Johnson

This week is G. Ray Bodley High School’s LOTE Week.

For those of you who do not know, LOTE stands for Language Other Than English.

LOTE Week is designed to get the school to come together and celebrate language and other countries. Monday was Heritage Day, where students were encouraged to wear clothing that represents where their families are from.

Tuesday was French Day and students were encouraged to wear blue to compliment the French flag.

Following suit, today is German Day and the colors to wear were black and yellow.

Today is also the international food celebration. Students and teachers brought in various dishes representing the different cultures represented throughout the week. Last year, there were over 100 different dishes!

The international food celebration is always one of the LOTE club’s favorite days of the school year. Tomorrow is Spanish Day, so make sure to wear red to honor that flag!

And finally Friday is International Day where students can represent any country they’d like.

Last Thursday evening was the annual showing of Bodley’s Got Talent. Hosted by the HOPE club and sponsored by various local businesses, the night was a hit.

There were six awards at the end of the night, along with some very happy performers. The judge’s choice award went the GRB’s own Mr. Lacey who sang “She Think’s My Tractor’s Sexy” while his son Colin danced.

The crowd favorite award went to Mike Holbrook who rapped “Look At Me Know” by Chris Brown and the most original award went to Kylie Jacklett who performed an original piece called “Save Yourself” on the piano.

Third place went to Alexis Pawlewicz who sang and Erica Pawlewicz who played the piano to “Someone Like You” by Adele.

Second place went to Neil Burke who sang “Get Off My Back” by Bryan Adams and first place went to Julia Fisch who danced to “Beautiful” by SMASH cast.

All of the performances were great and congratulations to all of the students who had guts enough to get up on stage!

Tonight is the one and only home track and field meet of the season. This means that senior night is this evening. Come out and support the seniors in their last home meet of their high school career.

If baseball is more of your thing, the team is also playing tonight at 4:30 p.m. against JD. Tomorrow evening, the tennis team will be hosting Henninger. The match will begin at 4 p.m.

Friday night at 7 p.m., the boys’ lacrosse team will play Whitesboro under the lights.

Right before them, the softball team also plays. The girls take on Syracuse West at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday morning at 10 a.m. you can catch the girls’ lacrosse team playing JD.

Seniors remember to keep checking the guidance office for scholarships!

On the run – Fulton lacrosse player Steven DeLisle outruns a Central Square player during Thursday’s game at the Fulton Athletic Complex, The Raiders won 5-4 to raises its record to 2-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Strong fourth quarter defense leads Fulton boys lacrosse past Central Square

On the run – Fulton lacrosse player Steven DeLisle outruns a Central Square player during Thursday’s game at the Fulton Athletic Complex, The Raiders won 5-4 to raises its record to 2-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton boys varsity lacrosse team scored only one goal during the fourth quarter of its April 12th contest against Central Square. As it turned out, Fulton’s goal helped the Red Raiders to escape with a 5-4 win.

The game began much like it ended with Fulton keeping Central Square off the scoreboard.

At the end of the first quarter, Fulton had a 2-0 lead. Fulton took a 4-2 lead into halftime after both teams scored twice during the second quarter.

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County legislator asks that second ethics leak be probed

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County district attorney has been asked to investigate how an ethics complaint filed against a legislator was leaked to the press. Now,  the district attorney will be asked to investigate a second leak in the same matter.

Legislator Shawn Doyle said he was taken by surprise when a news reporter telephoned him to request an interview in regard to the dismissal of the charges.

At the time of the call, few people were in possession of the dismissal and Doyle had yet to review the ethics board decision with his attorney.

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Congressman Owens continues fight to save rural post offices

by Carol Thompson

Rep. Bill Owens has joined with approximately 100 colleagues to encourage the restructuring of the U.S. Postal Service without the closure of 3,600 or more rural post offices nationwide.

Oswego County’s rural setting leaves many residents to rely on their local post office to avoid the drive to the cities of Fulton or Oswego.

Postal officials announced a plan in February to proceed with closing or consolidating at least 223 processing centers in the coming years in hopes of saving billions of dollars.

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Literacy in Oswego County – Beth Kazel (left), director of Oswego County Opportunities’ Education Services, meets with Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County tutor and trainers Kathleen Mantaro (center) and Regina Setikas (right). Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County joins OCO

Literacy in Oswego County – Beth Kazel (left), director of Oswego County Opportunities’ Education Services, meets with Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County tutor and trainers Kathleen Mantaro (center) and Regina Setikas (right). Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Beth Kazel, director of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services, has announced that Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has joined the extensive list of human services programs that OCO provides for Oswego County residents.

Established in 1985 as a non-profit community–based educational organization, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County has provided tutoring in basic literacy skills and conversational English.

According to Kazel, LVOC’s mission of being a leader in providing adult learners the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens coincided with OCO’s mission of building partnerships that improve the quality of life and create successful communities.

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Stella James

Hannibal Woman of the Year recognized

Stella James

The Hannibal Free Library and the Hannibal Friends of the Library recently honored Stella James as Hannibal’s 2012 Woman of the Year.

The celebration was held in the Community Center, and friends and family attended to celebrate with her.

James is involved in many different organizations, including Senior Nutrition, The Friends of the Hannibal Free Library, The Hannibal Historical Society, The Elderberries (of which she serves as president in the winter months), and the Senior Council.

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Fulton baseball team rallies for 10-9 walk-off win

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton varsity baseball team scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Mexico 10-9 at the Fulton Athletic Complex.

Fulton’s Brandon Guernsey delivered the big hit with a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs.

Raider Shane Beauregard scored the winning run.  Nate Dean started the game for the Raiders.