Category Archives: Hannibal News

Clyde Bettis, Lysander highway worker

 Clyde J. Bettis, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in the town of Hannibal Oct. 26, 1932 to his late parents, Lela (Weldon) and Ashley J. Bettis.

 Clyde was a dairy farmer for 16 years, eventually working for the town of Lysander Highway Department for 30 years.

 A member of the River of Life Assembly of God, Fulton, he also belonged to a horse riding club, the Dairyman’s League; and the Lysander Volundeer Fire Department.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Richardson) Bettis; his foster children, David and his wife Pam Ragonese of Phoenix, AZ, and Lisa (Ragonese) Aulds of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother Robert W. and his wife,  Orlene Bettis of Phoenix, NY; a sister, Margaret A. and her husband Frank Santulli of Phoenix, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Elden K. Lathrop officiating.

 Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to: River of Life Assembly of God Church, 815 Oneida St., Fulton, NY  13069

Zoo night at Fairley Elementary

Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.
Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.

Fairley students bond with grandparents

Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.
Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.

Ada Belle Gagliardo, Sealright retiree, bowler, card player


6-14_OBITgagliardoAda Belle Gagliardo, 87, of Hannibal passed away Monday June 9 at Oswego Hospital.  

Born in Fulton, she was a life resident of the Hannibal–Fulton area. Ada retired from Sealright Co., Fulton in 1988 after 38 years. 

She was a member of Prior Stock American Legion Post 1552, Hannibal. 

Ada was an avid bowler, card player and Bingo aficionado. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Gagliardo, who died in 1995 and sister, Eleanor Martin. 

Surviving are two daughters, Janis M. (Richard) Stauring of Hannibal and Margaret L. Gagliardo of Cincinnati, Ohio; four sons, Joseph J. Gagliardo, Jr. of Liverpool, Patrick (Karen) Parker of Montana, Kevin Parker of Hannibal and Donald (Diane) Parker of Texas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Parker of Eaton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service was at 11 a.m. Friday at Fairdale Rural Cemetery, County Route 3, Hannibal. Calling hours were Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal. 

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse 13204.

Committee mulls how to keep transfer stations open

By Debra J. Groom

The proposal to close four of five transfer stations in Oswego County has become quite the heated topic.

A new committee has been formed to come up with ways to possibly keep the transfer stations open. A petition against the closure is making the rounds on Facebook. Letters to the editor are coming into newspaper offices. Residents are discussing the issue on social media.

“Everything’s open — everything’s on the table,” county legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said at the start of the first meeting Tuesday of the Transfer Station Advisory Committee. Continue reading

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.

 

 

Cultural fair at Fairley

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Third-graders at Fairley Elementary School learned about various countries at a Cultural Fair June 5. Students and their families sampled food from foreign countries and students wrote reports about a specific country’s history, language, celebrations and national sport. Celeste Stevens (right) shares facts about Brazil with her mother Nancy.