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Phoenix Youth of the Year - Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award. From left are Doupe, Phoenix Mayor Fratto and Roffo.

President’s Youth Service Awards ceremony in Phoenix

Phoenix Youth of the Year - Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award. From left are Doupe, Phoenix Mayor Fratto and Roffo.

Tyler Doupe and Kenneth Roffo received the Phoenix Youth of the Year Award during the 2012 President’s Youth Service Awards Ceremony held recently at VFW Post 5540.

Doupe volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is also involved in the bullying mentor program.

Roffo is a Boy Scout and as part of his Eagle project, laid a concrete pad at Henley Park for picnic tables.’

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Butterfly Walk - Pictured is  Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

Butterfly Walk planned for Hannibal fourth-grade student with Cockayne Syndrome

Butterfly Walk - Pictured is Fairley Elementary School student Hannah Crego, who has lives with Cockayne Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. A Butterfly Walk will be held April 28 at 1 p.m. at the Hannibal Central School Track. Donations raised will be accepted in Hannah’s name for the research of Cockayne Syndrome.

by Nicole Reitz

A Butterfly Walk for Hannah Crego, a fourth grader at Fairley Elementary School, will be held April 28 at 1 p.m at the Hannibal Central School Track.

Crego has Cockayne Syndrome, or CS, a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, premature aging, sensitivity to sunlight, moderate to profound developmental and neurological delays and a shortened lifespan.

Crego, who will turn 12 in August, appeared to be an average little girl until the age four. It wasn’t until the age of eight and trips to see geneticists and specialists at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Rochester and Boston, that Crego was diagnosed with CS type 2. CS type 1 presents at birth.

Cockayne syndrome type 2 appears during early childhood. Crego’s local physician, Dr. Stuart Trust had never seen a case like hers.

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Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

Chicken Soup for the Soul — New edition includes Fulton woman’s story

Miraculous story - Pictured are Fulton residents Carol and Ryan Reed. Carol’s story “Our Little Angel” was featured in the February release of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven.” She plans to write a book about her husband’s illness and his road to recovery.

by Nicole Reitz

Carol Reed of Fulton is a published author thanks to her guardian angel “Jenna.”

Reed’s story, “Our Little Angel,” was chosen for the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” edition.

Reed’s sister encouraged her to submit her story to Chicken Soup. Her sister had a story published several years ago and the publishing company kept in contact with her about upcoming books.

“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven” features 101 stories about loss, miraculous signs and amazing connections.

She wrote from her own experience about an incident that occurred in 2009 when her husband Ryan, a Fulton firefighter, was hospitalized after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.

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On the mound – Fulton pitcher Mikayla Guernsey delivers a pitch during last Tuesday’s game against Phoenix at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Firebirds 10-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Jamesville-DeWitt cruises past Fulton softball team

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Mikayla Guernsey delivers a pitch during last Tuesday’s game against Phoenix at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Lady Raiders lost to the Lady Firebirds 10-3. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton softball team went into the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Jamesville-DeWitt trailing by only three runs.

By the end of the inning, Jamesville-DeWitt had taken a competitive game and blown it wide open.

The fourth inning was part of a two-inning stretch where Jamesville-DeWitt outscored Fulton by nine runs en route to a 13-1 win.

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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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