Catholic High plans reunion Aug. 17

The Crusader Committee members are getting ready for their 45th class reunion.

The Oswego Catholic High School class of 1968 will reunite the evening of Aug. 17 at Tavern on the Lock in Fulton.

The evening will begin with Mass celebrated by the Rev. Gerard Lupa. The Mass will be dedicated to deceased members of the class.

A casual on deck buffet will follow around 6 p.m.

For more information, call Meg at 342-4399 or Gail at 598-1463.

Marsh graduates magna cum laude

Samantha Marsh graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York  College at Brockport in May with a degree in psychology and health science.

Marsh plans to attend graduate school in the fall to pursue her master’s degree.

She is the daughter of Dave and Alison Marsh of Fulton. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Sandy Weston of Fulton, and Bob and Helen Marsh of Liverpool.

She is a 2009 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton.

Brewster earns white belt

The Fulton YMCA Shorin Ryu Karate class is pleased to announce that Aidan Brewster was recently promoted to second degree white belt. Aidan is a student in the Tiny Tot class (4-6 year olds) and trains twice a week. He will continue to learn new katas (forms), sampawazas (walking drills) and jiyukumite-wazas (sparring drills) for further promotion.

Price for school lunch, breakfast to increase

The price for breakfast and lunch will go up by 10 cents at Hannibal schools this fall.

The Hannibal board of education approved the increase at its July 10 meeting, according to the meeting minutes posted online.

The price for breakfast for all grades will rise to $1.25.

The price for lunch for grades kindergarten through eight will rise to $2.10. The price for grades nine through 12 will go up to $2.15.

The increase is about average compared to other Oswego County districts, said Debbie Richardson, of the Food Service Department.

The increase will help balance the department’s budget, which was in the red last year, she said.

The board also approved a request for teacher Arlene Laut to take her students on a field trip to Chicago to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

The students are taking her course on holocaust and genocide. The trip, by Amtrak train, will include a Trolley Tour and a Chicago Gangster Tour.

Cost will be $300 per student and there will be a limit of 40 students. The students will report back to the board after the trip.

In other business, board member Michael LaFurney said he would try to organize a meeting in late July or early August to discuss the Wall of Distinction.

The Wall is on the agenda for the board’s meeting at 7:15 tonight in the board room at the high school.

In other business last month, the policy involving non-resident students was discussed.

Board members said this policy needs to be reviewed. A small committee will be convened to make recommendations for change.

Board member Madeline Pittorf and vice president Dale Young will sit on the committee.

The district still will be required to follow procedures in place through the McKinney Vento Homeless Act, board members said.

The district has 72 homeless students. Board members said they would discuss the issue in August, although it does not appear on tonight’s agenda.

Oswego Valley ATV Club plans a best hand ride

The Oswego Valley ATV Club will host a best hand ride Aug. 24. The event will be open to the public.

Only all terrain vehicles will be allowed on trails. They must be registered and insured. Those who don’t have an ATV can participate taking a ride in their car to the ATV stops.

Registration will run 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at three locations.

The first is Dad’s Diner parking lot, state Route 3 and Route 104 in Hannibal. The parking lot is big and will accommodate many trucks and trailers. Another is Hannibal American Legion, Rochester Street, where parking is limited. The third location is TC’s Place, Route 34, Cato, where parking is good. At registration, participants will receive a map marking all the stops.

There are 12 stops. Participants must have nine stamps on the registration card and be back at the American Legion, Rochester Street in Hannibal, by 4:30 p.m. to draw seven cards.

The best five of seven cards will be your hand. If you get all 12 stops, you will draw eight cards and have more cards to pick your best five from. Prizes will be given for the three best hands.

Sponsors in the Hannibal area with stops are Deb’s Diner (county Route 7), Royce’s Camping Area (county Route 7), Muddy Phats ATV (Muck Road), All In One Pit Stop (Rathburn Road), Hannibal Village Market (Fulton Street) and the American Legion (Rochester Street).

Sponsors in the Fair Haven area with stops are O’Connor’s Main Street Pub (Main Street, opens for breakfast), Bayside Grocery (Main Street), Little  Sodus Inn (Bell Avenue, opens at 11 a.m.),
Giuseppes’ Pizza (Main Street), The West End (Main Street).

Sponsor in the Cato area will be the stop at TC’s Place, Route 34 (open for breakfast).

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School districts to distribute Stuff-A-Bus supplies

Oswego County students in need of school supplies will find it easier to get ready for school thanks to the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

The Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which began this past spring, was initiated to collect donations so that children in need throughout Oswego County would have the supplies they need to begin the new school year.

The United Way is soliciting area businesses and individuals and has arranged for eight buses to be located throughout county where people will be able to donate school supplies.

“We are looking forward to seeing a positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign, said Chairman Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District. “People and businesses have been very receptive to this year’s campaign. The donations we receive will go a long way in making sure that children in need in Oswego County will have the supplies they need to successfully begin the new school year.”

Staff members and volunteers from all nine school districts in the county and volunteers from the United Way of Greater Oswego County will sort the collected supplies.

Volunteers will then be distributing the school supplies as follows:

  • Altmar-Parish-Williamstown –  9  to 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Bus Garage
  • Central Square – 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Education Office
  • Fulton – 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Fairgrieve Elementary School
  • Hannibal – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kenny Elementary School
  • Oswego – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kingsford Park Elementary School cafeteria
  • Pulaski – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Pulaski Middle-Senior High School
  • Sandy Creek – 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Sandy Creek Elementary School cafeteria
  • Phoenix – 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 at Maroun Elementary School
  • Mexico – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mexico Elementary School

Families are urged to attend the distribution in their school district and must present their child’s 2012-2013 report card for entrance and school supply pick-up.

School supplies will be available for those who would find it challenging to purchase the supplies that their child needs for school.

For more information, call 593-1900.

Hunter Arms enthusiasts to convene for shooting event Aug. 23–25

The Friends of History in Fulton will host the third Hunter Arms Homecoming Aug. 23 through 25.

The event will feature a display of Hunter Arms memorabilia and L.C. Smith double-barrel shotguns.

A competitive three-event shoot consisting of trap, skeet and five stand will take place at Pathfinder Fish & Game Club.

Members of the L.C. Smith Collectors Association will set up displays at the Hunter Arms Gallery at the Pratt House Museum, which will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 25.

The public can vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will be no gun sales.

The public is encouraged to watch members of the Collectors Association use L.C. Smith side-by-side shotguns, made in Fulton at the Hunter Arms Co. Some of the guns could be 100 years old.

An evening awards banquet Aug. 24 at Tavern on the Lock in Fulton requires reservations.

Cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. Contact Friends of History at 598-4616 or Les Weldin at 593-6848 for information. Awards from the shooting events and displays will be presented at the banquet.

The Hunter Arms Co. sat on the east side of the Oswego River north of Oneida Street. The vast majority of more than 500,000 double-barrel L.C. Smith shotguns were produced there from 1880 to 1950.

During those 70 years, Hunter Arms employed a local workforce of craftsmen whose work became known worldwide.

Most of the shotgun barrels were stamped “The Hunter Arms Co. M’F’R’s Fulton, N.Y.”

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