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Fulton Park for Friday April 11 is Voorhees Park

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Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Voorhees Park.

 

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

 

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

 

Fulton man charged with attempted rape

 

Dedeaux
Dedeaux

A Fulton man has been charged with four felonies stemming from an investigation by the Fulton Police Department.

Earl C. Dedeaux, 41, of West Second Street, was arrested April 7 and charged with:

Att. to Commit Crime/Rape 1st Class C Felony

Strangulation 2nd Class D Felony

Assault 2nd Class D Felony
Unlawful Imprisonment 1
st Class D Felony

Dedeaux is accused of attempting to forcibly engage in sexual intercourse with the victim. During the course of the assault, Dedeaux hit the female victim several times about the face, neck, and chest, and also choked the victim, restricting her breathing. According to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, Dedeaux is listed as a Level 2 sex offender.

Dedeaux was arraigned by Fulton City Court Judge Hawthorne on April 7 and sent to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.  

State provides money to fix roads damaged by harsh winter

The state on Thursday announced it is providing $40 million to help local governments make necessary repairs to highways and bridges following this year’s exceptionally harsh winter.

This funding, passed as part of the 2014-15 state budget, is a special one-time allocation to compliment the $438 million in existing State support for local transportation infrastructure.

All counties, cities, towns and villages will receive capital assistance through the program.

Localities will be able to use this money on capital projects to repair and improve infrastructure and to complement their core construction programs. To help brace for future storms, longer lasting roadway surfacing and overlay projects are eligible expenses.

Here are amounts for Oswego County and its cities, towns and villages:

Oswego County  $289,598.09

Fulton $33,490.12

Oswego $50,578.72

Albion $14,401.27

Amboy $9,024.27

Boylston $6,104.27

Constantia $16,496.90

Granby $15,829.89

Hannibal $15,539.90

Hastings $14,483.91

Mexico $18,622.88

Minetto $2,243.99

New Haven $10,097.00

Orwell $10,834.53

Oswego Town $10,949.81

Palermo $10,865.92

Parish $12,923.89

Redfield $8,244.69

Richland $16,781.46

Sandy Creek $12,332.61

Schroeppel $14,157.51

Scriba $11,530.22

Volney $16,590.23

West Monroe $9,604.68

Williamstown $7,247.50

Central Square $2,158.20

Cleveland $3,583.06

Hannibal $1,681.16

Lacona $1,186.33

Mexico Village $4,352.19

Parish Village $971.87

Phoenix $5,020.25

Pulaski $4,048.17

Sandy Creek Village $416.99

Oswego,Subtotal $661,992.48

Do these photos belong to you?

This photo has writing on the back stating it is a first grade from St. Mary’s in Fulton in April 1948. It also lists the names of some of the children in the photo.
This photo has writing on the back stating it is a first grade from St. Mary’s in Fulton in April 1948. It also lists the names of some of the children in the photo.

A couple of photographs were found this week in the Valley News archives and we would like to return them to their rightful owners.

We’re hoping there are folks still here in town that either know who the people are in the photos or know who the photographs belong to.

If you have any information, call us at 598-6397.

This photo has no names or date written on it. It shows two dapper military men enjoying a laugh.
This photo has no names or date written on it. It shows two dapper military men enjoying a laugh.

Fulton Park for Thursday April 10 — Hulett

4-10_FULstoneHULETT Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Hulett Park.

Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.

By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.

New company in Phoenix welcomes worldwide visitors April 9 and 10

SAM North America LLC, a member of the SAM Group based in Seoul, South Korea, is bringing in customers from around the world April 9 and 10 to their recently dedicated Extrusion Technology Center at the Oswego County Industrial Park in Phoenix for a tour and demonstration. 

More than 50 attendees are anticipated to attend during the two days to learn about the capabilities of the newest coextrusion coating, laminating and film casting system available for contract product development in flexible packaging converting in North America. 

The system offers a unique combination of technologies of keen interest to converters and consumer product companies anxious to develop the next generation of flexible packaging products; from in-line solution coating and surface treatment to 14 layer coextrusion.  This system provides the capabilities with resin drying and blending  and unique extruder feedscrew designs to evaluate new materials in new combinations to extend product shelf life or reduce package thickness or introduce bio-based materials into package design for more sustainable packaging.  

Child Advocacy Center team honored for investigative efforts

Members of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC)’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recently recognized at the agency’s annual meeting for their investigative efforts.

Over the past year, the CAC served 475 children, provided more than 3,000 therapy sessions, and investigated more than 211 cases.

“Our MDT members participated in more than 200 forensic interviews and contacted our victim advocate and case management personnel more than 2,400 times,” said CAC Executive Director Karrie Damm.

“While our MDT team does a remarkable job on each to its investigations, this group of exceptional individuals was recognized for their extraordinary efforts on a particularly troubling case that required not only collaboration between MDT members, but also law enforcement professionals in another state as well. Their work resulted in a conviction that has placed a dangerous sexual offender behind bars for over 40 years,” Damm said.

Comprised of a cross section of law enforcement investigators, child protective services, medical providers, therapeutic professionals, victim support professionals, the district attorney’s office, and other human services agencies, the CAC’s Multi-Disciplinary Team maintains a coordinated, effective approach to child abuse investigation and prosecution, and service provision to families and individuals affected by child abuse.

Team members share pertinent information regarding the cases, and by following the CAC’s system for monitoring cases, take necessary steps to protect children, reduce the trauma to children and respective family members and pursue positive legal outcomes that meet the best interest of the child victim and their families.

“Our Multi -Disciplinary Team enables us to offer a wide range of services to children who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused and their families,” Damm said.

“Its efforts allow us to maintain an effective approach to child abuse investigation and prosecution, and service provision to families and individuals affected by child abuse,” added Damm.

Located at 301 Beech St., Fulton, with a satellite office at 4822 Salina St., Pulaski, the CAC of Oswego County is a nonprofit charitable organization that works to protect and serve children that are victims of sexual and physical abuse.

For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, call  592-4453.

BOCES nursing students welcome 2 guests

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Adult Education students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at Oswego County BOCES spend 40 weeks or 1,170 hours learning the skills needed to perform hands-on patient care.

A combination of classroom lectures, labs and clinical experiences prepares students for immediate employment opportunities in such places as home care agencies, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, hospitals, and healthcare clinics.

As the Practical Nursing students begin to enter the final weeks of their class, instructors invited two special guests to speak to students about the world of work and how to provide the best possible patient care.

Dr. Alfredo Lopez and registered nursee Kim Flomerfelt work at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse and took a break from their busy schedules to share their own professional journeys, what led them to their current positions and also provided students some sound career advice.

Lopez, the son of a migrant worker who migrated to the United States as a child, and Flomerfelt, the daughter of a family that grew up living off the land in Alaska, might have grown up in two very different worlds, but their message was the same: Take care of yourself and you will be able to provide patients with the best possible care.

“You have committed to taking care of other human beings, that is a very special thing,” Lopez said. He encouraged the students to always remember why they choose the medical profession as their career path in the first place.

Oswego County BOCES offers adult students the opportunity to take advantage of several healthcare, trades and technology career training opportunities.

To learn more about these training opportunities, visit: wwwOswegoBOCES.org/AdultEd or call the Adult Education Department at 963-4256.