Taekwondo America students achieve black belts

Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.
Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.

On June 14, several of Oswego’s Taekwondo America black belt students traveled to Watertown to participate in the 2014 Winter Black Belt Test. Continue reading

Fulton Kiwanis baseball games continue

Tax preparers suspended for not filing taxes

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the results of an initial crackdown on tax preparers.

He said 40 tax preparers in the state have been suspended because they failed to file their own personal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012.

None of the tax preparers suspended were from Oswego County.

Once suspended, tax preparers cannot legally complete or file a client’s state returns for compensation. More than 7 million New Yorkers use tax preparers each year.

Vicki Hainey, avid horsewoman, retired from Butler Correctional Facility

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Vicki L. (James) Hainey, 64, of Hannibal, passed away at home Friday, July 25, after losing a hard fought battle with cancer.

Born in Fulton, Vicki was a lifelong resident of Hannibal, where she graduated from Hannibal Central School.

She retired from Butler Correctional Facility in 2007.

An avid horse woman, Vicki owned several through the years and rode as often as she could. Vicki was a co-founder of “The Old Broads Riding Club” and eventually became “The Queen.”

Vicki is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ron Lamie; son Jamie Hainey of Hannibal; step daughter Renee (Dan) Manwaring of Fulton; “adopted” daughter Kirsten (David) Oates of Fulton; parrot Rowdy; horses Milo and Suade; and eight little dogs.

There will be no services or calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or Cancer Society.

 “It’s been a great ride….Enjoy the new one.”

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Venera Bonanno, volunteered at A.L. Lee Hospital and Michaud nursing home

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Venera “Anna” Bonanno, 92, of Fulton, died Monday July 28, 2014 in Seneca Hill Manor.

Mrs. Bonanno was born in Fulton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Angelina (Laspina) Fichera.

Mrs. Bonanno was a volunteer at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital and at Michaud Residential Health Services, Fulton.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Bonanno in 1998, her daughter, Margaret Knight in 2007, and her brother, Nunzio Ficher in 1993.

Mrs. Bonanno was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Tom) Grimes of E. Amherst, NY, Teresa (Stephen) Wallenfels of Richland, WA, Susan (Steven) Barber of Lake View, NY; son-in-law George Knight of Utah; sister Mary (Alfred) Stancampiano of Oswego; grandchildren Jeffrey and Christine Barber, Amy and Katie Grimes and Michael Wallenfels; great grandson Henry Wallenfels.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday July 31 from the Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton, and 11:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.

Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday July 30 at the funeral home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, Fulton, or University Dialysis Center, 1127 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13210

 

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