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Honor society members inducted

The newest members of the Oswego Middle School National Junior Honor Society were recognized recently at induction ceremonies at the Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts. In front (left to right) are  Jillian Dowdle, Nick Brown, Sophia Griffiths, Kelly Lizotte, Elly Maniccia, Elizabeth Martin while in back are faculty Adviser Danielle Rombough, Dylan Reitz, Olivia Rando, Dane Richardson, Sydney Terpening and faculty Adviser Sue Roik. Absent from photo are Jenna Bradshaw and  Clarissa Miller.
The newest members of the Oswego Middle School National Junior Honor Society were recognized recently at induction ceremonies at the Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts. In front (left to right) are Jillian Dowdle, Nick Brown, Sophia Griffiths, Kelly Lizotte, Elly Maniccia, Elizabeth Martin while in back are faculty Adviser Danielle Rombough, Dylan Reitz, Olivia Rando, Dane Richardson, Sydney Terpening and faculty Adviser Sue Roik. Absent from photo are Jenna Bradshaw and Clarissa Miller.

Submitted by Oswego schools

The Oswego Middle School National Junior Honor Society conducted its annual induction ceremony Sunday, May 4 as a dozen students signed the membership book and took the oath.

The newest inductees were honored at ceremonies in the Oswego High School Robinson-Faust Theatre for the Performing Arts. Continue reading

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

The Minetto United Methodist Church will host a free dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

The menu will be ham, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Donations are not expected but will be accepted.

A collection shed is available in the parking lot at the back of the church for usable clothing items that can be recycled. Acceptable items include: all clothing, shoes, sneakers, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys.

The building is fully accessible and is located at the corner of State Route 48 and County Route 8, one block south of the Stewarts Shop, between  Oswego and Fulton, in the village of Minetto.


The Experimental Aircraft Association chapter 486 at Oswego County Airport is having its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. May 11 at the EAA hangar, just north of the airport main entrance on Route 176 outside Fulton.

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, home fries, homemade doughuts, coffee, juice and milk.

Free Young Eagle flights (real airplane rides for kids 8-17 ) with parent’s permission, weather permitting.

Contact Bob Failmezger at 591-7778 for more information


A chicken and biscuit dinner is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday May 18 at the Dugway Methodist Church located on Route 104 in Parish, (two miles east of the Mexico exit off I-81).

The dinner includes mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, applesauce, homemade desserts, coffee, tea and lemonaides.

The dinner benefits the “It’s Not About Me” Group.

Gospel music will start at 2 p.m. at the hurch. There is no charge for the entertainment, but a love offering will be accepted.

For more information call Gloria at 298-5410.

News in Brief

The Oswego-Fulton chamber of Commerce is putting on “A Night of the Stars” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 12 in the Sheldon Ballroom at SUNY Oswego.

Tickets are $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-chamber members. They are available on the chamber website at under the events tab.

The event is a celebration of small businesses as a kick off to Small business Week.

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Company found responsible in worker’s death

The U.S. Labor Department has found a Watertown-based company responsible for the death of a construction worker at a Pulaski site.

Kyle Brown, 23, of Turin, Lewis County, died Nov. 18 after being blown off the roof while he was working as part of a crew installing metal decking on the roof of an automobile dealership being built in Pulaski.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration found his employer, general construction contractor MTL Design Inc., failed to provide and ensure the use of fall protection safeguards that would have prevented his death.

OSHA cited the company for a willful and a serious violation.

OCO welcomes new board members

Executive Director of Oswego County Opportunities Diane Cooper Currier (right) welcomed incoming members of OCO ’s Board of Directors at the agency’s Annual Meeting held April 24 at Springside at Seneca Hill. From left are: Karen Paterniti, chief financial officer, Northern Oswego County Health Services (NOCHSI); Gidget Stevens, director of assistance programs for Oswego County Department of Social Services; John Zanewych of Big John’s Sales; Holly Carpenter of the Fulton Housing Authority; and Carissa Seaton of the Head Start Policy Council.

Local students honored at colleges

The following local students have received honors at their colleges:

Herkimer County Community College – Xavier Goins of Lacona and Karintha Myslivecek of Redfield were inducted into the Upsilon Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

SUNY Oneonta — David Stanton, a business economics major from Parish, was one of 24 SUNY Oneonta students inducted into the college’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Cornell College — Steven Maynard of Pulaski has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Maynard was also awarded the Founders Scholarship.

College of St. Rose – Amelia Jacobs of Constantia, received the Outstanding Senior in History Award and recognition for publication of an article in the College’s Journal of Undergraduate Research. Outstanding Senior Awards are presented to graduating seniors who have at least a 3.50 grade-point average and who meet other criteria specified by the departments in which they study.

SUNY Oswego — David Downum of Central Square, Evelyn Schwartz of Fulton, Alex Bateman of Fulton, Makenzie Laws of Hastings, Chad Grevelding of Hastings, Jason Snider of Mexico were inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

St. Lawrence University — Sarah R. Argersinger of West Monroe, a junior, has been inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the St. Lawrence University English Department’s honorary society.

Rochester Institute of Technology – Brandon McGrath of West Monroe, a fifth-year student in chemical engineersing, and Shaemus Spencer of Fulton, a third-year student in illustration, were named 2013-2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars.

Nazareth College – Andrew Francis, of Fulton, was named to the Honor Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is studying  finance, economics and business administration.

Morgan Ross, of West Monroe, was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Nazareth

Meghan Palmer, of Phoenix, appeared in the recent production of “The Cherry Orchard” at Nazareth.

Heidelberg University – Meghan Yost of Mexico, a junior majoring in history and political science, participated in the Model UN of the Far West Conference as part of Heidelberg University’s delegation.

Paul Smith’s College — Richard DeLong, junior, of Mexico, swimming and woodsmen’s teams and Brandon Morey, junior, of West Monroe, rock climbing team, were named to the Winter National All-Academic Team.

Jessica Lord, of Phoenix and Jason Mattice of Fulton recently received scholarships to Paul Smith’s by competing in the Presidential Scholarship Competition.

Lord is receiving $1,000 while Mattice is receiving $5,000.

Binghamton University — Kara Pafumi, women’s lacrosse, biology major, from Fulton, and Nicholas Tighe, wrestling team, of Phoenix, named to the fall 2013 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Cazenovia College — Nick Bonacorsi, of Oswego, freshman criminal justice and homeland security studies major; Michael Gill, of Oswego, sophomore studio art/photography major; Brittany Juravich, of Oswego, junior studio art/photography major;  Patricia Talamo, of Oswego, freshman studio art/photography major; and          Logan White, of Pulaski, junior criminal justice and homeland security studies major, all named to dean’s list for fall 2013 semester.

Ithaca College — Brenna Merry, of Fulton, a speech, language pathology and audiology major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College, was recently inducted into the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.


Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Beginning this week, The Valley News is going to make it easier to find the pancake breakfasts and chicken barbecues going on in the area.

Instead of these being listed under “News in Brief,” they will now be listed under this “Breakfast, lunch, dinner” headline. All food events will be listed here.

Here goes:


The First Congregational Church of New Haven is holding an eat-in or take-out dinner from noon until gone Saturday, May 3 (today).

Preorders are available to be picked up between noon and 2 p.m.

The dinner will contain ½ chicken, pulled pork, pasta salad, salt potatoes, roll and butter. Call 963-3118 and leave a message with your name, phone number and the number of dinners you want. You will receive a call back to confirm your order and to make arrangements for you to buy the tickets needed for your dinner(s).

The church is located at 4250 State Route 104 in New Haven. The church is just west of County Route 6.


Mt. Pleasant Grange at 2825 County Route 45 will have its waffle breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday May 10.

Waffles will be topped with peach and served with the usual breakfast buffet and with sugar-free toppings. Takeouts will be available.

Also upstairs at the Grange, the Treasure Sale will be open from 8 to 11 a.m.


The Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54 in Pennellville will have its last dinner of the season at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

The menu will consist of roast pork, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, coleslaw, rolls and butter.  Attendees also can choose from a wide selection of pies and other desserts. Coffee, tea, cool aid and water will also be available.

The dinner is served family style. Music will be provided while you wait to be seated.  The ladies from the church also have a variety of crafts and goodies for sale.  There is a large supply of used books available at reasonable prices.

The next dinner will be Sept. 13.


Lamson Grange #588 will serve its all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast buffet featuring  made-to-order waffles with peach or warmed syrup  topping from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

This buffet will also include eggs, bacon, sausage, white and wheat toast, English muffins, jam, cereals, whipped topping, juice, coffee, tea, and milk.

Lamson Grange is located at 9108 Fenner Road, Lysander, corner of Lamson Road and Fenner Road.


Trinity United Methodist Church in Oswego will have a chicken barbecue from noon until sold out Saturday, May 17.

The menu consists of a half barbecued chicken, salt potatoes, salad, rolls, baked beans, beverage and dessert. Attendees can eat in or take out.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 45 E. Utica St., corner of East fourth in Oswego.