Fulton pediatrician honored by Upstate Medical University

By Ashley M. Casey

For the fifth time since 1973, Fulton pediatrician Dr. Stuart Trust has been named “Pediatrician of the Year” by Upstate Medical University.

Pediatricians who display competence, concern for their patients and an enthusiasm for teaching are eligible for nomination.

“I’m honored,” Dr. Trust said. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by your peers. It just gives me more reason, more motivation to continue and to improve what I do.”

Dr. Trust, whose practice is located in Canalview Mall, has been a doctor for 39 years.

He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and worked in a pharmacy for seven years. He attended Long Island University, Columbia University and Des Moines University in Iowa for medical school. Dr. Trust also served in the military.

“Being in the Army was very good experience for the rigors of medical school, internships, residency and my current life,” Dr. Trust said.

After medical school, Dr. Trust came to Syracuse in 1971 to train under Dr. Frank Oski, who was considered the local “god of pediatricians.”

When a teaching job fell through in 1974, Dr. Trust planned to spend only one year in private practice in Fulton. Nearly four decades later, that “year” isn’t over yet.

Dr. Trust says he “never will retire” and plans to continue practicing as long as his health permits. He said he is “eternally grateful” for his years of private practice in Fulton, and for the many friends and patients he has met here.

“I love the kids,” he said, adding that pediatrics is “more fun and games” than it is “heartache and tragedy.”

“When things are in that small percentage (of tragedy), what keeps you going is knowing that you didn’t cause it, and you can help minimize suffering,” Dr. Trust said.

He admitted it is very hard to cope with losing a young patient.

“I’m the world’s worst coper. I cry. I don’t sleep,” Dr. Trust said. “You try to remain professional and supportive, but we’re all human, aren’t we?”

Thankfully for Dr. Trust, the happier times have outnumbered the sad ones in Fulton.

“I’m so blessed to be able to do what I do,” he said.

Tips on preparing a Thanksgiving dinner

By Debra J. Groom

The Valley News is always ready to help its readers whenever it can.

So, today, the day before the big Turkey Day celebration, we thought it would be helpful to offer tips for all of those out there who have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner.

We went to Trinity Catholic School in Oswego to pick the brains of some kindergartners and we now offer up their advice to all of you.

So, how exactly do you cook a Thanksgiving dinner? Let’s start with the main center of attention for any holiday meal.

Leah Kelly, 5, Fulton — You take a real turkey and cook it a little bit. You cook it about 9 minutes at 25 degrees.

Nicholas Canale, 6, Oswego, — You put the turkey in the oven for 5 minutes. (He didn’t know what temperature)

Alexia Masuicca, 6, Oswego — The turkey goes in the oven for 8 minutes at very hot.

Nicholas Sheldon, 5, Oswego — You cook the turkey in the oven for 12 hours on hot, 60 degrees.

OK. What else do you have for the Thanksgiving meal and how do you cook it?

Leah — We have cranberry sauce, but I don’t really know how to do it. I don’t think she (Mom) uses real cranberries. We have mashed potatoes. You take some potatoes, mash them with a peanut masher thing and then put them in the oven.

Nicholas C. — We eat tomatoes. We have a cornucopia (not sure if this is for eating or decoration. He wasn’t sure either). For dessert I have ice cream with sprinkles and whipped cream.

Alexia — You peel some potatoes and put them in a pot to cook. Sometimes we have corn on the cob and you put that in a big pot. There’s pumpkin in a can, you pour that into a bowl and then put in some sauce and put it in a pan and put it in the oven (for pumpkin pie). We have beans, green ones. We eat the kind in a can. Mom puts them in the microwave.

Nicholas S. — You wash the carrots. (Then what? Do you eat them raw?) No, silly. We have potato chips and candy. No way, no pie.

SUNY Oswego ‘Go Big’ exhibition reception Dec. 6

SUNY Oswego graduate and advanced ceramics students will “Go Big!” starting with a free artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Oswego State Downtown.

The “Go Big!” exhibition, featuring large works and installations by students of art department faculty member Roxanne Jackson, will run through Feb. 8 at the downtown gallery and branch of the College Store, corner of West First and Bridge streets in Oswego.

jackson said students with work in the exhibition include Linda Paris, Stephanie Arney, Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin, Desirae Collins and “Lotus” Lu.

“This project asked students to challenge themselves by creating an installation and/or large-scale sculpture,” Jackson said. “They were encouraged to think outside the box, take risks, try something new and incorporate mixed media.”

Students will be expected to install their own work for the exhibition. “In addition to thinking about form, students were required to consider the space surrounding their work and the presentation of their work,” Jackson said.

Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The store and gallery will be closed on Thanksgiving.

For more information about the exhibition, call SUNY Oswego’s art department at 312-2112.

It’s gingerbread house time

CNY Arts Center is having a Gingerbread House Contest.

People throughout the area are being asked to build a gingerbread masterpiece and deliver it to the Arts in the HeART Gallery between 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

Others should stop by to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Final judging will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 during CNY Arts Center Holiday Open House at Arts in the HeART Gallery, 47 S. 1st St., Fulton. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Local judges will award first and second place in each category. Winner will be announced at noon. The categories are individual, family or team. Age divisions are   for Individuals — Adult – age 17 and up; child  – under 17.

The rules are:

1). All entries must depict something related to one of the following arts areas:

Your gingerbread entry could be a Gingerbread Theatre, or perhaps a gingerbread house with a bake shop or Library, or have a paint brush leaning up against it or cookies, dance notes or anything related to the Arts.

2.) The Gingerbread House must be made of 100 percent edible materials. (Except for the board it is placed on).

3.) One Gingerbread House per participant/team.

4.)  All Gingerbread Houses must be placed on a board base not exceeding 18 inches by 18 inches. We suggest using plywood or something durable. (Cardboard could cause your house to crack or fall apart.)

5.) Include your name and Gingerbread House Title on the bottom of the base.

6.) All Gingerbread Houses must be in the form of a house.

7.) Non-edible decorations, like paint, ribbon, figurines, etc. may be used ONLY to decorate your base.

8.) A list of materials used to create your Gingerbread House along with a title and brief description should be submitted with your entry.

9.) Participants must register for the competition by Nov. 25. Entry forms may be obtained by downloading an entry form at CNYartscenter.com, or pick up an entry form at the gallery.

To register by mail: Go to cnyartscenter.com/files/77788193.pdf and print and complete the PDF and mail to: CNY Arts Center, P. O. Box 477, Fulton, NY 13069

To register in person: Stop in our gallery, 47 S. First St., Fulton, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

To register on-line, go to www. http://cnyartscenter.com/gingerbread-house-contest-2013

10.) All entries must be delivered to the Art Gallery by 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

All entries will be judged on the following criteria: overall appearance, difficulty, creativity and originality, technique and skill and use of art theme.

Leta Hartle, member of Bowling Hall of Fame

Leta Adele Prime Hartle, 102, of Fulton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Ola Allen Prime and was predeceased by her husband, Irving “Bud” Hartle, in 1986.

Leta was an avid bowler and member of the Bowling Hall of Fame and loved playing Bingo.

Surviving are her daughter, Norma (Frederick) Swiech and son, Paul (Brenda) Hartle, as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services followed the calling hours.

A Sportsman’s World, by Leon Archer

My next year at deer camp was the charm.

Back in the late 1950s, the last day of deer season in the Southern Tier was “Doe Day.” Anyone who had not filled their deer tag could take a doe if one came along. As you might well expect, Doe Day was a big draw and everybody and their uncle was in the woods for a last chance at putting some venison in the freezer.

Our group was no exception.

On Doe Day I was out in the woods before dawn. It had snowed a couple of inches the night before, and it meant that deer would be easier to see. I had a spot where I knew deer had been coming through from time to time. I was counting on hunters outside the valley we were in to move some deer our way, hopefully coming by my watch. Amazingly, I remained on my watch until 8:20 that morning, and it paid off.

I saw a couple of deer moving down through the hardwoods above me, and my mouth got dry and my heart started beating faster. I tried wishing the deer to come close enough for me to get a shot. I was hunting with a 30/40 Kraig rifle that I had purchased during the summer, and I was pretty sure I could hit any deer that got within 100 yards.

Those deer vanished as they moved away from me into a bunch of hemlock trees. I was bummed out, but then I saw a single deer that was actually coming in my direction. I hunkered down, my mouth still dry, my rifle resting over the log I was sitting by.

Closer and closer the deer came, but I resisted the urge to shoot when it got into shooting range. I figured as long as it continued on its course, I would be wise to let it get even closer. It was a good plan, and the deer passed where I was sitting at a range of about 30 yards. It stopped behind some small spruces, but I could see its head.

At the crack of the rifle, the deer disappeared. At first I was afraid I had missed it, but as I stood up I could see legs kicking where the deer had been. I ran to where I had seen the legs, and there was my deer. I thought it was a doe, but instead it was a button horn buck. I didn’t care what it was as long as it was a deer and it was mine.

By the time I got to the deer, it had stopped kicking. It had actually been dead a split second after I shot; a 30/40 to the head will accomplish that quite easily. I got to field dress my first deer all by myself, and I like to think even today that I did a great job of it. I was so proud that I almost popped my buttons, my chest stuck out so far. I fastened the front legs up around the neck of the little buck with my dragging rope and hauled him back to our camp.

That night when I got back to Sandy Creek and presented my deer to my father, was one of the high points in my young life. I felt somehow like I had arrived. Later in the week, dad showed me how to go about butchering my venison. Nothing has ever tasted as good before or since as my venison that my mother cooked and put on the family table.

The following year at deer camp, I took another deer on Doe Day, but it was new landmark for me. That deer was a large doe that I shot with my trusty 30/40.

There were five does running about 100 yards away in an open field. It was a quartering shot going away, and I wasn’t very confident that I could hit one of them.

They showed no sign of stopping, so I drew down on the last deer in the group and fired. To my surprise, the deer faltered, indicating that I had hit it. The five deer went into a thicket at the other side of the field.

I watched and saw four deer come out the far side before going out of sight in the field, but the fifth deer remained in the thicket.

Fellow hunter, Leon Canale, remained behind watching from where I had shot, while I took off across the field for the thicket. I struck the deer tracks and soon came upon hair and blood. There was a considerable amount of blood from that point into the thicket, and I expected to find the deer dead up ahead.

As it turned out, the deer was still alive and attempted to leave the cover as I entered it. One more shot from my rifle and it was all over.

It was a mature doe, much larger than the little button horn I had gotten the year before. I say it was a new landmark, because I had shot it on the run, and it was out at a pretty good distance. I have always had great confidence in my own shooting ability since that day.

That night I was not feeling very well as we headed back north, but I was still elated by my trophy. I was feeling sicker when I got home, and early the next morning my father took me to Doctor Reed.

He in turn sent us to the hospital in Watertown, because he said I had appendicitis. The doctors at the hospital checked me over and told my father I had some sort of stomach bug. They gave me ginger ale and put me in bed.

The following morning they brought me in coffee and orange juice which I promptly barfed onto the floor. The doctors came in, checked my temperature and pushed on my abdomen which was painful.

They called my parents and told them they were going to do an emergency appendectomy. As it turned out I had a ruptured appendix, and it took a long time to get me cleaned out.

I was a sick puppy for a couple days, with two tubes draining my abdomen and one down my throat. I got so many shots of penicillin that I lost track. The doctors told my parents that I had nearly died, and it was seven days before I finally went home.

And thus ended my deer camp adventures. Most of us went off to college, and I never hunted there again, but the camp still has a place in my heart and mind.

Joshua C. Clark, enjoyed gaming, fishing

Joshua C. Clark, 25, of Fulton, passed away Sunday Nov. 17.

Born in Oswego, he had always lived in the Fulton area.

Joshie enjoyed gaming and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his children, Matthew and Serenity; his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Clark; sisters, Chrissy and Carrie; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were Friday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton with a graveside service following at Mt. Adnah Cemetery.

Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

Some very exciting things have been happening lately at G. Ray Bodley.

Last Wednesday, students participated in the second Oswego County Academic Youth League competition of the year.

I am proud to say that our very own team won first place out of seven total teams from other Oswego County school districts.

The task was challenging and required a lot of creativity. The students had to create their very own high school.

The curriculum of the high school had to be of New York State standard, but they were free to come up with 7.5 credits worth of electives for students that attended the high school.

The students had to specify if the electives were full or half-year courses, how many credits they were worth, and describe the material taught in the class as well as what activities would take place.

In addition, the team had to perform an infomercial encouraging students to attend their school, come up with a mission statement, and create a brochure.

Senior students and their parents should mark their calendars for Dec. 9, as this will be GRB’s Financial Aid night.

Information regarding how to apply for financial aid to help pay for college will be provided. The session will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

The spring musical has been revealed. Quirk’s Players will be performing “Curtains,” a comedy, this coming March. The musical is always amazingly well done and I encourage attending to support our actors, actresses, and musicians.

The boys’ varsity and JV basketball teams have a scrimmage today at Red Creek High School, and the girls’ varsity basketball team has a scrimmage tomorrow against Solvay at Solvay High School.

The teams are working hard for their upcoming games.

Come out and support and visit the district website to see when upcoming games for our winter sports will be taking place.

Editor’s note: This edition of Bodley Bulletins was supposed to run in the Nov. 20 issue of The Valley News. We regret the error.

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