Deadline for MASH camp registration extended

The deadline has been  extended to May 30 to register for Oswego Hospital’s MASH Camp.

This year’s MASH Camp (Medical Academy of Science and Health) is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 and 31. During the camp, students will take part in hands-on activities such as learning how to suture, which is taught by the hospital surgery center staff.

There will also be tours of many departments, providing the students with a behind-the-scenes look at the hospital and the healthcare jobs available.

Students can access the online application by visiting the CNYAHEC website  cnyahec.org.

Tire disposal to help nip EEE

Residents of Oswego County will be able to dispose of old tires at free events coming up May 17 and June 14.  

The events are being held in an effort to help people get rid of waste tires, which often act as breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can transmit Eastern equine encephalitis, which killed a New Haven girl in 2010.

Oswego County residents will be able to drop off a maximum of eight tires at five locations throughout the county, with the usual $5 fee for tire-drop off being waived.   Continue reading

Annual open house at Camp Hollis set for May 18

Submitted by Oswego County

Friends of Camp Hollis will host a fun-filled day at Camp Hollis at its annual open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18.

 “This is a great opportunity to visit the site, ask questions, meet some of the camp staff, and experience a taste of the camping environment,” said Brandon Morey, coordinator of recreation and youth development for the Oswego City – County Youth Bureau and director of Camp Hollis.  Continue reading

SUNY Oswego honors Outstanding Seniors

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Assam

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association will honor a student from Vietnam and a student from the Republic of Cameroon with the 2014 Outstanding Senior Award at the Commencement Eve Dinner on Friday, May 16.

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Huynh

Biology major Larissa Assam and business administration major Hanh Huynh were selected based on their academic achievements and their contributions to campus.

Both have worked since their sophomore years as tutors in the college’s Office of Learning Services. Huynh tutors accounting courses, and Assam tutors in the science and math areas. Continue reading

Hannibal pre-K registration open now

Hannibal Central School will again be offering Pre-Kindergarten classes for the 2014-2015 school year.

This program is available for children residing in the Hannibal Central School District. Registration packets have been mailed to the homes of each child who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014.

If you have a child eligible for Pre- Kindergarten and have not received this information, please contact the Fairley School at 564-7945, extension 3004, and the information will be mailed to you.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The district plans to provide bus transportation again this year for students who are at least four years old.

Drawing benefits church anniversary

Pictured above is Harold Porter purchasing a ticket for a hand-made quilt donated by Barbara Gifford.  The proceeds from the sales will go toward the Hannibal United Methodist Church’s 175th Celebration/Revival being planned for 11 a.m. June 22 with an outdoor revival-type service under the tent. Period reenactors and other dignitaries will participate. Following the worship service, a light lunch will be provided followed by guest musicians and recognitions. To purchase tickets, contact any church member or call 564-5412.
Pictured above is Harold Porter purchasing a ticket for a hand-made quilt donated by Barbara Gifford. The proceeds from the sales will go toward the Hannibal United Methodist Church’s 175th Celebration/Revival being planned for 11 a.m. June 22 with an outdoor revival-type service under the tent. Period reenactors and other dignitaries will participate. Following the worship service, a light lunch will be provided followed by guest musicians and recognitions. To purchase tickets, contact any church member or call 564-5412.

Hannibal school budget vote May 20

By Debra J. Groom

Residents of the Hannibal school district will go the polls May 20 to vote on a $30,092,500 budget for the 2014-15 school year.

This proposed budget is up 4.4 percent ($1,268,300)  from the current year’s spending plan of $28,824,200.

The amount to be raised by taxes — the tax levy — is up 0.75 of a percent or $48,623. Nearly 80 percent of the total budget is state aid. Continue reading

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