Winning scholars

At a recent meeting of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club, Rotarian William Lynch, scholarship committee member, presented two one-year college scholarships to Michelle Gorea and Kate Rothrock.

Michelle is going to State University at Binghamton to study pre-health and will enroll as a nurse with a goal to be a nurse practitioner.

Kate is going to Nazareth College in the nursing program.

The Rotarians give several scholarships each year to the students graduating from G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and Cayuga Community College, Fulton branch.

Vehrs earns her master’s, lands teaching post

Jennica C. Vehrs of Fulton was awarded her master of science in education degree in literacy during State University College at Oswego’s 152nd commencement May 18, 2013.

She is a 2008 honor graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. She previously graduated with a bachelor of science degree, summa cum laude, from SUNY Oswego in December 2011.

As an undergraduate, Vehrs was president and a four-year member of the Del Sarte Dance Club.

Vehrs has accepted a kindergarten teaching position at Cato-Meridian Elementary School.

She is the daughter of Renae Vehrs of Fulton and the granddaughter of the late Frank and Erma Cealie.

Population of Fulton grows by three

Name: Ashton Michael Emmons

Birth date: Aug. 18, 2013

Gender: Boy

Mom: Tiffany Reese

Dad: Dwight Henry Emmons Jr.

Vital statistics: 5 pounds, 3 ounces,      18.5 inches long

Home: Fulton

Name: Noah Jon Burgess

Birth date: Aug. 19, 2013

Gender: Boy

Mom: Kaeli Burgess

Dad: Benjamin Burgess

Vital statistics: 8 pounds, 2 ounces,      21 inches long

Home: Fulton

Lena Grace McGraw, was born Aug. 20, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital to John and Sarah (Finocchiaro) McGraw.

Lena weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.75 inches long.

Lena has three older siblings: Dakota, Marissa and Brayden.

Her grandparents are Betty and John Finocchiaro, and Mary Jane and Jack McGraw.

Caruso and DuFore awarded music scholarships

Oswego High School Class of 2013 Graduates Cameron Caruso and Lisette DuFore were named the recipients of this year’s Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an Oswego High School student who pursues an education and/or career in music.

The co-winners each received $250 for the recognition. The annual scholarship was established in 2005, upon the passing of Elmer G. Hadlow, a longtime resident of Oswego, and strong advocate of music in the Oswego community. Hadlow sang for over 50 years in church choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses throughout Oswego County and Central New York.

“We are very pleased to announce two recipients for the scholarship this year,” said Hadlow’s family members. “Both Cameron and Lisette have showed their passion and commitment to music, are each incredibly talented, and are now continuing their interests in college.”

Caruso is the son of Romao and Karen Caruso of Oswego, and is now studying Music Education at Evangel University. While at Oswego High School, Caruso, was active in music at Oswego Alliance Church, Oswego Chamber Singers, Chorale, Area All-State Chorus, All-County Chorus, National Youth Choir 2012, Heritage Music Festival 2011 and NYSSMA Solofest. He was also cast in the musicals Crazy for You, Oliver, The Sound of Music, and The Secret Garden.

DuFore is the daughter of Mark and Lisa DuFore of Oswego, and is studying Music Education at SUNY Fredonia. DuFore was a four-year member of the Oswego High School Marching Band, a member of the National Honor Society, and also two-year member of Interact Club.

For more information or to make a donation to the Elmer G. Hadlow Memorial Music Scholarship Fund please contact (315) 342-2554. Students interested in applying for the music scholarship during the upcoming 2013-14 school year should pick up an Oswego High School Scholarship Application at their OHS Guidance Office.

Lois B. Campolieta: Taught English at Fulton High

Lois B. Campolieta, 83, of Fulton, passed away Aug. 25, 2013, at Highland Hospital of Rochester.

She was a native of Syracuse and had resided in Fulton since 1954. A graduate of Nottingham High School, Lois had attended and graduated from Syracuse University in 1951.

Following graduation, she began teaching English at Fulton High School, where she met her husband, Joe, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage.

Lois was a faithful communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fulton, where she had served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, greeter and was a member of the Parish Council. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and walking in the mall with her friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph N. Campolieta, who passed away in 2011.

Lois is survived by her three sons, Joseph (Nancy Grandin) Campolieta of Simsbury, Conn., Paul (Rhonda) Campolieta and Robert (Laura) Campolieta all of Fulton; six grandchildren, Daniel (Kristen), Mary, Alaina, Sara, Brett and Katherine Campolieta; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 30 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fulton, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Calling hours were Aug. 29 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton 13069, Hospice of Rochester, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 or Fulton Music Association, P.O. Box 727, Fulton, 13069.

Catherine “Kay” Galletta: Owned Westside Hardware

Catherine “Kay” Galletta, 87, of Fulton, passed away peacefully Aug. 25, 2013.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Catherine was born in Baldwinsville to the late James and Anna (Fichera) Valelunga.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Joseph A. Galletta Sr., who died Sept. 24, 2011.

Catherine is survived by her children, Ann (John) Schaefer, Kathleen (Terry) Kinney, Nancy (James) Falanga and Joseph Jr. (Shona) Galletta; two sisters, Laura (Fred) Browning and Mary Ann Reiss-Brunwin; a brother, Ernest (Doris) Valelunga; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Catherine enjoyed a 38-year career as a supervisor with the railroad freight systems including: New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail.

She also worked with her husband, Joseph, to establish a business of 50 years, Westside Hardware.

Calling hours were Aug. 30 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. today, Aug. 31, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Third and Buffalo streets, Fulton. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Joseph and Catherine Galletta Sr. Scholarship Fund, 223 West Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.

Francis S. Koskowski: Enjoyed growing vegetables

Francis S. Koskowski, 85, of Granby, passed away Aug. 26, 2013.

Frank had retired from Armstrong World Industries as an electrician after 43 years.  He enjoyed farming and growing vegetables.

He was a communicant of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He was predeceased by his daughters, Carolyn and Sandra.

Frank is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly; children, Ron Koskowski, Linda (Don) Austin, Christine Gardner, Frank (Rhonda) Koskowski, Lori Bush and Sherri Koskowski; siblings, Dolores and Edward; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were Aug. 29 at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Pennellville UMC has lots in store

Members of the Pennellville United Methodist Church will begin the fall season with a flurry of activity.

The first dinner of the season will be served Sept. 14, a craft show and flea market are set for Sept. 28, and rehearsals for the annual Christmas cantata will begin Sept. 29.

Season’s first dinner

A roast beef dinner will be served beginning at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the church, 389 county Route 54.

The menu will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, beverages and special desserts. It’s an all-you-can-eat dinner.

The women’s group always has goodies and crafts for sale. Visitors also can  choose from a wide variety of used books at reasonable prices.

There will be a drawing for a free dinner. For more information, call Anne at 695-6086.

Show and market

The church’s annual craft show and flea market will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church.

Visitors are urged to come early and do a bit of Christmas shopping. There will be crafts, baked goods, used books, Christmas gifts and flea market items.

Refreshments will be available as well a lunch menu  For more information, call Bonnie at 695-2193.

Cantata rehearsals to begin

If anyone enjoys singing, come and join the annual Christmas Cantata. Rehearsals will be on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 at the church.

The first rehearsal will be Sept. 29 with the performance scheduled for the first weekend in December. For more information, call Lenore at 559-8995.

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