Carol Johnson, lived in Fulton

Carol Johnson, 80, of Fulton, formerly of Oswego, passed away on Friday April 18.

Surviving are her sisters, Lynne “Bunny” Phillips of Georgetown, TX and Judith (Richard) Tyler of Hannibal.

Memorial services and burial will take place at a date and time to be announced.

Foster Funeral Home in Hannibal has care of her arrangements.

Fulton baseball off to slow start this season

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team went 1-3 in its first four games of the season.
Fulton began the season with a solid 21-9 win over Chittenango April 10. But the next three games were not as successful.
The Red Raiders were shut out by Jamesville-DeWitt April 11 by a score of 10-0. Then they had a double header with county foe Central Square April 12 and the Redhawks took both games,
In the Chittenango game, Chittenango jumped out to an early lead of 3-1 in the first inning. But Fulton took over during the next three innings, outscoring Chittenango 13-4 during the second, third and fourth innings to take a 14-7 lead.
Fulton continued to pour it on down the stretch. They outscored Chittenango 7-2 during the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to cap off a 21-9 win.
Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Cameron Clark, who had 5 hits and 4 RBIs. Following Clark was Jon Cummins with 5 hits and 3 RBIs including a homerun. Cody Green had 4 hits and 6 RBIs including a homerun.  Michael Bolster chipped in 3 hits and 2 RBIs while Jake Seymour hit a 1-run homerun and Chris Jones added a hit and an RBI.
Devon Rivera and Jeremy Langdon combined for 2 hits and an RBI for Fulton.
On the mound, Fulton was led by George Lewis with 4 strikeouts while allowing 7 runs on 4 hits in 5 and 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Lewis, Ravesi threw 2 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in 1 and 2/3 innings of work.
Against J-D, the Red Rams got off to a solid start and didn’t look back. They built a 4-0 lead during the first inning and then added to their lead during the next 2 innings.
J-D added 3 more runs during the second and third innings to take a 7-0 lead and then put the game out of reach during the next 2 innings. They added 3 more runs during the fourth and fifth innings to cap off a 10-0 win.
Fulton was led by Dillon Guernsey with 2 hits. Following Guernsey was Michael Bolster, Cameron Clark, Jon Cummins, Cody Green and Jeremy Langdon, each with 1 hit.
Dan Coant started the game for Fulton on the mound. In 2 and 1/3 innings of work, Coant allowed 7 runs off 7 hits. Dillon Guernsey pitched in relief of Coant and threw 3 strikeouts and allowed 3 runs off 3 hits in 1 and 2/3 innings of work.

Fulton’s struggles continued when they took on Central Square in a doubleheader April 12.

In the first game, Central Square set the stage for an impressive effort during the first inning, jumping out to a 7-0 lead. The Red Hawks added 2 more runs during the third and fourth innings en route to a 9-0 win.

Leading the way for Central Square was Tim Traub with 3 hits and an RBI against the Red Raiders. Following Traub was Gage Lanning with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, Parker Reese with 2 hits and an RBI, Mike Byrne added a hit and an RBI while Nat Budge, Zac Catlin, Zach Karl, Brad Lyboult and Mike Tolone combined for 6 hits and an RBI for Central Square.
On the mound, Central Square was led by Brad Lyboult, who threw 1 strikeout while allowing only 2 hits in 3 innings of work. Scott Rogers clinched the save in relief of Lyboult, throwing a strikeout while allowing only 3 hits in 4 innings of playing time.
Fulton was led by Michael Bolster with 2 hits, followed by Chris Jones with a hit.
On the mound, the Red Raiders were led by Michael Bolster who allowed 8 runs off 8 hits in 3 innings of work. In relief of Bolster, Charles Alton threw 2 strikeouts while allowing a run off of 5 hits in 3 innings of playing time.
Central Square maintained its dominant ways in the second game.
Fulton got off to a decent start, putting up a 3-1 lead after 2 innings.
But the Red Hawks stormed ahead during the next 3 innings, scoring 13 unanswered runs during the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 14-3 lead. After the final two innings were evenly played, the Red Raiders were unable to cut into the lead. Central Square rolled to a 16-5 win.
Leading the way for Central Square were Mike Tolone and Cory Rogers, who each had 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Following Tolone and Rogers were Nate Budge, Zac Catlin and Gage Lanning with 2 hits and an RBI each. Kyle Bacon chipped in a hit and an RBI, while Mike Byrne, Nick Field, Parker Reese, Nick Romano and Tim Traub combined for 6 hits for Central Square.
Mike Tolone earned the win for Central Square with 8 strikeouts while allowing 11 hits in the complete game.
The Red Raiders were led by Kirby LaBeef with a hit and 2 RBIs. Following LaBeef was Jon Cummins with a hit and an RBI, while Michael Bolster, Charles Alton, Cameron Clark, Dan Coant, Cody Green and Peter Ravesi combined for 10 hits.
On the mound, Nick Summerville led Fulton with 2 strikeouts while allowing 5 runs off of 5 hits in 2 innings of play. Following Summerville was Jake Seymour who allowed 9 runs off of 9 hits in 3 innings on the mound. Jeremy Langdon allowed 2 runs off of 3 hits in an inning of work.

 

Seed swapping program May 1 at library

The Oswego Public Library will host a non-GMO Seed and Plant Swap and Seed Saving Workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday May 1 in the Community Room.

The Oswego Public Library has joined the efforts of the Oswego Center for Sustainability to generate collaborative community projects that focus on local, reusable resources, self-reliance and community initiative.

Together these organizations have established the Oswego Seed Library. All seeds left over from the swap will be donated to the Oswego Seed Library and available for free to the community.

The public will then be able to “borrow” seeds, just as they would borrow books, with the intention of planting, harvesting and then saving the seeds from the best of their harvest — but without the risk of troublesome overdue fines.

Ideally, local growers will then return some of these seeds for others to borrow in the future. The Oswego Seed Library will facilitate the accessibility of non-GMO seeds to the community while providing educational resources and support.

Please clearly label any non-GMO or heirloom seeds you wish to swap.

New to seed saving?  Jan Smith, Master Gardener of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County will be discussing and demonstrating seed saving techniques and answering your questions.

All Oswego Public Library programs are free and open to the public.  Please call Jessica at 341-5867 if you have further questions.

Dear Porky & Buddy — How to keep a pet from running away

Dear Porky & Buddy,

Several years ago, (when I was young(er) and foolish(er), I got a beagle puppy. I named her Randy and she was a great dog, but after only about six months she ran off and although I tried really hard, I could never find her.

I felt terrible and stupid and vowed to never make that mistake again, but just recently I finally bought my own house with a nice fenced in yard and I think I am ready to try to be a better “pet parent” now.

But I still think about Randy and want to never have to go through that again. If I do lose my new dog, how should I go about finding her or him?

Jo

 

Dear Jo,

You’re jumping the gun (so to speak) a little.

Start out by taking some sensible precautions that will make it much less likely that your new best friend will end up wandering off to meet Randy.

First, do your research about what kind of dog you want to adopt. (Yes, we are absolutely assuming you will adopt.)

Beagles and other hounds and hound mixes are great dogs, but they are hunters and they easily wander off on the trail of something. If you are prepared for that, fine, but be truly prepared, or you might want to think instead about a breed or mixed breed with less of a wanderlust.

Second, it’s great that you have a fenced yard, but that is no substitute for good identification — a collar with your name and number stitched right in (not just a tag that is easily lost) and preferably a micro-chip that you keep registered.

It is also no substitute for spending time with your new friend. Dogs left in yards by themselves get bored and will sometimes try anything to get out and explore. Go exploring together instead. That’s why you want a dog, right?

Third, make sure your new dog is well trained and learns to come without hesitation when she or he is called, no matter how tempted to run after something interesting. There are a lot of other commands that are important, but, for safety, “Come” is the one that is fundamental.

You can find great instructions and advice for teaching that command from the ASPCA at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/teaching-your-dog-come-when-called.

Next week, we’ll write again about what to do if your dog becomes lost in spite of your best efforts. But first you have some  homework to do. Have fun adopting!

Speaking of adopting, go to www.oswegohumane.org to see all of the Oswego County Humane Society’s great pets available for adoption.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Our office is located at 265 W. First St., Oswego. Phone is 207-1070. Email is ochscontact@hotmail.com. Website is  www.oswegohumane.org.

Fulton business helps Lions Club

Mystic Music Entertainment Services, Fulton, is donating the sound and lighting equipment for The Fulton Lions Club’s “The Mane Event” comedy night with nationally known comedian Tom Anzalone, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Fulton Polish Home.

“We are extremely grateful to Mystic for their support of our event,” said Fulton Lions President Don Labarge.

“In addition to Tom Anzalone, we’ll also have comedians Grant Fletcher and Steven Rogers in what is sure to be a fun, entertaining night for all,” he said.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8.

Advance sale tickets are $12 and can be purchased at Devine Designs, Fulton Medicine Place, Phoenix Medicine Place and Mimi’s Drive-In.

The ticket donation is $15 per person at the door and tables of 10 may also be purchased in advance for $175 each.

For information, contact Event Chair, Gail Holmes, at 592-4245.

The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.

For further information on Fulton Lions go to http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php.

For more information on Mystic Entertainment,   go to http://www.mysticmusicentertainmentservice.com, or call 806-4354.

Police blotter

From the Fulton police department:

Angela R. Laquire, 34, South Third Street, Fulton, charged with reckless endangerment first degree, a felony, and reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property damange accident.

Police say on March 23, Laquire operated a vehicle thorugh the parking lot of Neighborhood Plaza swerving towards two pedestrians, causing them to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. Police say Laquire then drove south and turned around at the far end of the parking lot and drove towards a single pedestrian, resulting in him jumping into the air, landing ont he hood and windshield of the car.

Police said Laquire left the scene after the accident.

Nicole J. Drinkwine, 27, of Auburn Street, Hannibal, is charged with assault second degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say that on April 6, while at Shotz Bar in Fulton, Drinkwine struck a victim with a glass beer bottle in the upper lip and front teeth. The victim suffered a cut to the inside of her upper lip, a chipped and loose front tooth and substantial pain.

From the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office:

A West Monroe man was killed in a car accident in the town of Constantia April 19.

Members of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the Constantia Fire Department responded to Dutcherville Road east of Lewis Road.

The lone occupant of the car, John W. Scrimale,  was operating a Chevrolet Malibu in a westerly direction on Dutcherville Road when he left the roadway then struck a culvert and tree.

Scrimale was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies said unsafe speed and failure to keep right were contributing factors to the accident. The investigation is continuing.

News in brief

As of April 30, 2014, The Valley News will only accept classified advertisements for the Wednesday and Saturday print editions.

We will no longer publish classifieds online. To submit a classified ad, call us at 598-6397 or visit our office at 67 S. Second St., Fulton.

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The Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St., Phoenix, will host an informative program on sweetened beverages presented by Debra A. Hunsbeger, Nutrition Program Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County.

The program is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 23 (today) in the Century Club Room.

What does it mean to “Rethink your drink?” Do you know what an empty calorie is?”

Attend this forum for a close look at nutritional labels, an activity involving sugar, some informational handouts and a discussion on empty calories.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

This event is free and open to the public.

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The Pratt House Museum, at 177 S. First St., Fulton, is hosting a program from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 (today).

The speaker will be Mercedes Niess,  executive director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.

She will talk about the H. Lee White museum programming for this season, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the lighthouse in Oswego and an art exhibit which will start at the Canal Museum in Syracuse, then move to Phoenix, then Fulton, and ending in Oswego.

Admission is free.

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Registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten is taking place April 24 at all four Fulton elementary schools.

Times for registration are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m.

Please bring the following information to the registration: an original birth certificate for the child (with the raised seal); up-to-date immunization record and proof of residency.

Children who turn 5 years old by Dec. 1 are eligible to register for kindergarten.

Those turning 4 years old by Dec. 1 can register for Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

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There will be early dismissal for Fulton school district students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6 on Friday April 25.

The students are being dismissed due to parent-teacher conferences being held that day.

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A fundraiser for the Fulton Jazz Festival is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 23 (today) at Under the Moon in Canal Landing, Fulton.

The event will include great music, food and fun.

Space is limited. Register by calling 343-7681 or going online to oswegofultonchamber.com

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The Granby Center Fire Department will have its annual free open house April 26.

There will be a vehicle extrication drill for the public to view and also a tour of the firehouse. Everyone is welcome.

The event, held in conjunction with the Fire Association of the State of New York’s RecruitNY event, is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1400 County Route 8.

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The Oswego Festival Chorus, conducted by SUNY Oswego assistant professor Mihoko Tsutsumi, will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, West Seventh Street, Oswego.

Admission is by donation. The chorus will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “Psalm 42,” featuring soloist Nancy James, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rejoice O’ Virgin,” Ola Gjeilo’s “The Ground” and Moses Hogan’s “Ride On, King Jesus.”

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University Police at SUNY Oswego will have special patrols out looking for motorists who are not wearing their seat belts now through May 4.

The patrols are part of the nationwide “Buckle-Up Day and Night” campaign.

Motorists increase their chance of survival in a crash by 60 percent by wearing a seat belt and don’t have to worry about being stopped by the police or receiving a ticket.

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Oswego County BOCES Deaf and Hard of Hearing Club is hosting a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kids Walk for Type 1 Diabetes at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Mexico High School outdoor track.

There is a $5 fee for the walk, or $20 donation for a team of five. Registration opens at the track at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the walk.

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The Fun Fling 2014 Luau Tropical Paradise is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at St. Paul’s Church, Oswego.

Tropical fun for all ages, games, activities and prizes. Cake and variety booths will have a wheel for spinning. Treats will be available to eat in or take out.

A chicken barbecue will be offered and will include macaroni salad, salt potatoes, roll and dessert. Game tickets are 25 cents each, and each game will require 1-4 tickets. There also will be a drawing for prizes. Tickets are $1 each.

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The annual chicken barbecue sponsored By Friends of History in Fulton is at 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday May 4 at the Pavilion at Bullhead Point.

The barbecue benefits the John Wells Pratt House Museum, local history museum, at 177 S. First St., Fulton. Eat in or take out.

For advance sale tickets, call 598-4616.

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Palermo TOPS 758 will have a free open house for the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 6 at the Palermo Methodist Church on County Route 35.

Information will be shared about TOPS, weight loss and support.

For more informations, call Kristal at 676-7021.

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