I guess I’m always thinking about ideas for columns I might write – right away or in the future.
I often jot an idea or a name down, sometimes with other notes. I found one of those notes a few days ago.
Johnny Reynolds – it said on the note, so I started looking for things I had written before about my friends Johnny and Ruby Reynolds, and searching my mind for memories.
Dear Porky & Buddy,
I took my cat, Sylvester, in for his shots the other day and my vet said he needed to have a rabies shot.
Excuse me . . . Sylvester doesn’t go outside — why should I expose him to the risk of a rabies shot if he is not in any danger?
By State Sen. Patricia Ritchie
Across New York state and our nation, heroin and opioid abuse is on the rise, leading to more drug overdoses and deaths in recent years than ever before.
Heroin abuse and the use of opioids are very serious problems. But, the good news is we’re taking steps to fight back.
By State Assemblyman Will Barclay
The 2013-14 state legislative session is in its final month.
The governor, legislators and advocacy groups are all jockeying in attempt to get their favored legislation passed and signed into law before the legislative session concludes.
By Leon Archer
I’ve hunted turkeys sort of lackadaisically for the past five or six years now.
I don’t much care to get up two hours before first light, and I usually have better things to do than go out and roost turkeys.
Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.
Have you ever heard of a Quilt of Valor?
I hadn’t until last week when Jean Derby called me and told me that one was going to be presented to a special somebody in Hannibal…but it was a secret and I was not to tell.
Well the secret’s out, so now I can tell. The recipient of the Quilt of Valor is the Rev. Moritz Fuchs, Fulton native and a dear man, dear to the hearts of many throughout Central New York and especially to those parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Hannibal.