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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: May 16, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

Prom was a success! The beautiful Landmark Theater was the place to be last Saturday night. Upon entering the venue students had the opportunity to go right upstairs to the dance floor or head downstairs for their professional pictures to be taken.

The night was filled with fun and dancing and the chocolate fountain was a big hit! Along with the goodies to dip in chocolate, there was a huge cracker and cheese spread as well.

About half way through the fun, the prom court was announced.

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OCO collecting items for area Homeless

Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is seeking donations of food, clothing and personal hygiene items to assist the homeless and needy within Oswego County.

OCO Homeless Services unit works with individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Services provided include case management, crisis intervention, and follow up care.

These services are provided in order to assist homeless individuals and families with finding safe and affordable housing, and afford them the opportunity to establish themselves in their own residence.

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Valley News reporter receives awards for investigative reporting

Valley News reporter Carol Thompson received two awards for investigative reporting from the Syracuse Press Club Saturday evening.

Thompson took the first place award for her story “County Clerk vendor under investigation in Essex County.” The story examined the controversy surrounding a contract Essex County holds with the same vendor that has been shrouded in controversy in Oswego County.

Questions regarding the contract surfaced following a Freedom of Information request Thompson made to Essex County. The county responded with 483 e-mail messages that indicated a close personal relationship between an employee of the Essex County Clerk’s office and a representative of the vendor.

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Planning meeting to be held for Fulton Community Garden

The Nutrition Collaboration of Oswego County will hold an informational meeting regarding the Fulton Community Garden project. Scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the community room of the senior building at Pathfinder Courts/Gilberts Grove housing complex.

According to committee member and Rural Health Network Coordinator Danielle Wert, the meeting is open to all Fulton community members and will outline the plan for the community garden that will be located at John Lincoln Park.

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Fulton Public Library to extend hours if proposition passes

by Andrew Henderson

The future of the Fulton Public Library lies with those it serves most: residents of the Fulton City School District.

“Over the past few years, the library has lost $110,000 in funding from the City of Fulton,” said Marian Stanton, president of the Fulton Public Library Board of Trustees. “These drastic cuts have brought about significant changes in how we now operate.”

These changes include a reduction in the days that the library is open and the size of the staff.

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Eight Oswego County veterans recognized by senator

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 39 veterans from across Central and Northern New York, including eight from Oswego County, at a special ceremony held last week at Ft. Drum.

In addition to recognizing veterans from Oswego County, the senator announced retired US Army Col. Michael Plummer of Jefferson County, founder of the “Adopt-a-Platoon” program, as the 2012 inductee to the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to these brave men and women who have one of the toughest, most selfless jobs there is — the job of protecting our freedom,” Ritchie said.

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OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities unveils new logo

OCO employees display the agency’s new logo at OCO’s Annual Meeting. From left are Owen Connell, Patrick Waite, Ellen Holst, Candy Fox, Gerry Chalifoux, Jo-Lyn Phillips, and Cindy Seeber.

Oswego County Opportunities recently launched a new logo for the 21st century, bringing color, dimension and energy to its brand.

“We’re very excited about this new design,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “It’s a wonderful symbol of who we are and what we’re all about.”

OCO is Oswego County’s sixth largest private non-profit employer with offices in Fulton, Mexico, and Oswego as well as program sites throughout the county.

The $33 million agency was formed in 1966 during the national War on Poverty.

The new design was created earlier this year, following several months of brainstorming and focus group meetings. OCO’s PR and Website committees played an integral role in selecting the final design.

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Erika Johnson

Bodley Bulletins: May 2, 2012

Erika Johnson

by Erika Johnson

By this time of year, students are starting to count down.

There are 10 days until prom and 37 days until senior day and senior dinner dance!

It’s hard to believe but AP tests begin in five days! There are 40 days until the last day of classes and 51 days until graduation!

Hard to believe how fast this year is winding down!

Juniors and dates, remember to bring your prom contracts to Mrs. Hallatt by May 7 in order to attend the prom.

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