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Friends of History to hold annual porch party June 6

The Friends of History in Fulton will be holding its annual porch party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 This event is open to the public with pay at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Rick Bush and refreshments will include a variety of finger foods, desserts and drinks. This years exhibit, “toys”, is wonderful and ready for all to see! Pictured from left to right sitting is board member Sue Ebert and event chairperson Cindy Bickford, standing is board member Karen Obrien and Executive Secretary Sue Lane.
The Friends of History in Fulton will be holding its annual porch party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6. This event is open to the public with pay at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Rick Bush and refreshments will include a variety of finger foods, desserts and drinks. This years exhibit, “toys”, is wonderful and ready for all to see! Pictured from left to right sitting is board member Sue Ebert and event chairperson Cindy Bickford, standing is board member Karen Obrien and Executive Secretary Sue Lane.
Valley News photo by Kelly LaVea

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

By Julia Ludington

The student body here at G. Ray Bodley has thought up a creative addition to our busy mornings.

Students have collaborated on a project called “GRB News.” Each morning during Guided Study Hall, a video clip is shown featuring events going on at the high school, the weather, and sports among many other topics.

The students have done a great job so far, as last week was the first round of showings. GRB News also has its very own Twitter page with announcements, and can be found at @GRBNews. Check it out! Continue reading

Shirley A. McGinley, made fabulous homemade doughnuts and mac and cheese

Shirley A. McGinley, 81, of Fulton, passed away Thursday, May 8 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.

A native of Palermo, she was a life resident of the Fulton-Hannibal area. Shirley had worked as a home health aide for Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego and in private duty health care.

She loved to cook and bake and was well known for her homemade donughuts and mac & cheese.

Shirley was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed country music, crocheting and ceramics.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Veronica McGinley and Gloria Donahue; a grandson, Larry McGinley; parents, Arlo and Faith Deyo; a brother, Ronald Deyo; companion, Carl VanLinder and former husband, Frederick McGinley.

Surviving are her children, Audrey (Tom) Reynolds of Au Sable Forks, Thomas (Miss Billie Sanders) McGinley of Sterling, Jenninge Berrus of Hannibal, Robert (Kathy) McGinley of Sterling, Roberta (Raymond Moody) McGinley of Savannah, Colleen (Doug) Trautlof of Tacoma, WA and Karen (Scott Simpkins) Lange of Hannibal; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Deyo of OK; sisters, Pat LaPointe of FL, Marge Altman of SC and Elaine Cary of Jamesville; son-in-law, Duane Donahue of Fulton; many nieces and nephews as well as her friends at the Mill Apartments in Fulton.

Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with services immediately following at 2 p.m.

Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity.

Fulton Memorial Day Salute schedule set

The 33rd annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute celebration on Saturday, May 24 will be held at the Fulton Community Center on West Broadway.

As in the past years, the event will feature the biggest and the best Saturday morning parade, local music groups, a great food court, drinks, rides and fireworks. All entertainment is offered free to the public.

The theme is “SHOWING GRATITUDE TO OUR VETERANS.”  Jim Weinhold, honored 2014 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will feature about 10 bands, including the City of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band, The Central New York Fire and Police Band, The Island Band, the Central Square Middle School Marching Band, The Original Yanks Drum & Bugle Corp and Naples High School Marching Band.

At noon, parade bands will be featured in the Community Center on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage. Awards will be given for winning parade entries.

At 2 p.m., on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage, CNY Arts Center will entertain children and adults alike with a talent show.  At 4, Brass Exchange, a high energy horn band, will round out a not-to-be missed Saturday afternoon. At 7, Memorial Day Salute presents “The Custom Taylor Band,” Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band, on our stage. The evening concludes with fireworks over the lake at 9:30.

Local team results from the Tully Spring Invitational track meet

Boys’ and girls’ track and field teams from Hannibal, Phoenix, Mexico and Pulaski took part in the Tully Spring Invitational April 21.

The Hannibal girls’ varsity track and field team had an impressive day. The Lady Warriors came away with first place finishes in several events. Continue reading

Oswego County health clinics for the week of May 19

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.  Continue reading

Watch Fulton school budget hearing on Time Warner Cable

The public hearing on the Fulton City School District’s proposed 2014-2015 budget will air on Time Warner Cable public access channel 96 in Fulton.

The hearing will air on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 14 — 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 15 — Noon, 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 18 — 11 p.m.
  • Monday, May 19 — 6 a.m., noon, 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 20 — 6  and 8 a.m., noon

The vote on the school budget and for four board positions, a transportation proposition, the Fulton Library Charter and Tax Proposition, and election of seven library trustees, is 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Lanigan, Granby, Fairgrieve and Volney elementary schools.

 For more information on the budget, call Superintendent William Lynch at 593-5510 or go to www.fulton.cnyric.org.

The public hearing was Wednesday, May 7.