Category Archives: Hannibal News

All Aboard Fishing Weekend June 20-22

The Fair Haven Fishing Association is hosting its All Aboard Fishing Weekend Friday June 20 through Sunday June 22.  

This is the ninth year for fishing with children with special needs and the sixth Fair Haven Wounded Warriors fishing event for military personnel. 

More than 20 children from Fair Haven and the surrounding areas and 25 Fort Drum soldiers in the Warrior Transition Program and with special needs will join the fishing trip this year. Continue reading

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates 40th birthday

OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary.    Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos.  Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services.  Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.
OCO Nutrition Services celebrates its 40th anniversary. Pictured above, are staff members looking back at 40 years of memories and photos. Seated from left are: Bridget Dolbear, program coordinator for OCO Senor Nutrition Services, and Amy Roland, director, OCO Nutrition Services. Standing from left are: Lori Halstead, food service coordinator; and Christine Parks, support services manager.

When Congress enacted the Older Americans Act to address the social services needs of older people, it was seen as a major vehicle for promoting the delivery of social services to seniors.

Its mission was to help older people maintain maximum independence in their homes and communities and to promote a continuum of care for the vulnerable elderly.

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County to apply for grant money to build Internet network

By Debra J. Groom

Oswego County will apply for grant money to help build a high-speed fiber Internet network in the county.

The county Legislature passed a resolution at its June 12 meeting to move forward seeking money from the Northern Border Regional Commission, which offers assistance for this type of project. Continue reading

Arline Stuart, longtime Hannibal resident, member of fire department auxiliary

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Arline Stuart, 90, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday June 5 at St. Luke Health Services.

She was born in Providence, R.I., a daughter to the late Thomas and L. Mildred McLinden and lived most of her life in Hannibal.

Arline was a homemaker and a member of the Hannibal Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a charter communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and the bookkeeper for the Hannibal Resource Center at Our Lady of the Rosary Church for over 20 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Stuart, who died Jan. 30, 1996.

Arline is survived by her children, Robert F. Stuart, Jr. of Oswego, William T. Stuart of Austin, TX , Lee P. Stuart of North Victory and Diane M. Miano of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Laura, Matthew, George, Michael and Amanda; two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 9 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. Burial was in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Calling hours were June 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

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.