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Quilling subject of upcoming program at Amboy 4-H center

 Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.
Melissa Crocetti displays samples of the quilling project program participants will be making during The Art of Quilling class.

Oswego County artist Melissa Crocetti  will instruct the third program in Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center’s Nature Inspires Series at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.

The Art of Quilling workshop deal with the art form of quilling or paper filigree, which is cutting and rolling narrow strips of paper into coils of several sizes to create designs.

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Local author tells children ‘You Are a Rainbow’

Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske's newest book, "You Are a Rainbow."
Lisa Buske poses with her student, Kacce Killam, and Buske’s newest book, “You Are a Rainbow.”

By Ashley M. Casey

Local author Lisa Buske, known for her books about her missing sister Heidi Allen, released her first children’s book, “You Are a Rainbow” in June.

Buske, who lives in New Haven, said she drew inspiration from her class of kindergartners at Mexico Elementary School.

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Car show set for Aug. 9 in North Volney

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Fulton firefighters, CCC to carry heroin overdose antidote

By Ashley M. Casey

As the number of heroin deaths climbs throughout Central New York, public safety officers in Fulton are taking steps to prevent overdose tragedies.

The Fulton Fire Department and the Cayuga Community College Department of Public Safety are in the process of certifying their officers in the use of an intranasal antidote for heroin overdose.

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Financial literacy courses set for Fulton, Oswego

Course in financial literacy are scheduled for sites in Fulton and Oswego.

According to a recent national report, low basic skills in literacy and numbers are more common now in the United States than on average across participating countries. One in five adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills and nearly a third have weak number skills.

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Fitzhugh Park students donate more than $500 to Oswego Oncology

Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,
Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,

The Fitzhugh Park Elementary School “Crafting for the Cure” proved to be a tremendous success.

Students at the Oswego school gathered after school to design and construct a variety of craft items that culminated with a generous donation of more than $1,000 to the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Oswego Oncology.

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‘Mary’ a success story of homeless services in Oswego County

OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County.  As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.
OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County. As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.

This story was written and submitted by John DeRousie

For many, the picture of homelessness is someone living on the street with what few possessions they own stuffed in plastic bags and trying to find any shelter they can from the elements.

The reality is homelessness exists in many forms.

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