Pat Ward claims win at Fulton Speedway

After Saturday night’s Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified feature, Pat Ward said that the young guys are getting tougher and tougher to beat on a weekly basis.

When the checkers flew at the end of 35 laps, Ward showed he has no signs of slowing down anytime soon as he parked his Gypsum Express, Stadium International Trucks/LJL Kevlar Race Engines/ Bicknell/No.42p in victory lane.

Ward took the lead on lap 20 from Matt Hulsizer and never looked back in the caution free feature.

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Fulton baseball team loses 15-1

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team struggled during its game against Syracuse West Friday.

The Raiders gave up nine unanswered runs as Syracuse West rolled to a 15-1 win.

Syracuse West scored six unanswered runs during the game’s first two innings. Fulton scored during the top of the third inning to cut the lead to 6-1.

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Light In The Darkness: May 16, 2012

by David Grey

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14-15

Yes, it was only last week that I wrote concerning this scripture. In that column I asked the questions, “Where are the leaders, who fear God enough to say publicly that the only hope for our nation is to humble itself before God? Who is proclaiming that the true need in America is to turn from our wicked ways and to plead for mercy?”

Since writing that column I have become aware of an exciting movement within our city.  Pastors and key church leaders have begun to meet weekly for the express purpose of, “crying out to God for a spiritual breakthrough.”

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Hannibal Central School District plans emergency preparedness drill

Students in the Hannibal Central School District will be released 15 minutes early Thursday, May 24 as a preparedness drill in compliance with the district’s Emergency Response Plan.

This is an annual requirement for all schools in New York State.

The release times are as follows: Hannibal High School at 2:05 p.m., Kenney Middle School at 2:15 p.m., and Fairley Elementary School at 3:15 p.m.

Amy Tresidder to declare Senate candidacy tomorrow

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder will declare her candidacy for the 48th District Senate seat tomorrow.

Tressider, a Democrat, will challenge Republican senator Patricia Ritchie in the November election.

Tresidder will kick off her campaign in Canton at noon, followed by Watertown before heading to Oswego to make her announcement.

A native of St. Lawrence County, Tresidder moved to the city of Oswego 33 years ago. She is serving her second term in the legislature.

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At The Fencepost: May 16, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I’m getting discouraged by all the time I spend out-and-about, doing errands.

I make my lists diligently, expecting to do my errand run and get back in a reasonable amount of time. Often, I do. More often, there’s a glitch at some point, either in my time estimation or the “successful hunt” factor.

A store didn’t open when I thought it did, or when I get in, I can’t find the item I wanted.  I return home, irritable in spite of what I did gather, knowing that sooner or later I have to go back out again. I’m tired and I want to stay home.

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Learning about government – Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia hosted Fulton Junior High School seventh grade student Cole Rothrock for Thursday’s Government Day. Each year, students learn about county government by spending the day with legislators.

County students receive hands-on learning through Government Day

Learning about government – Oswego County Legislator Dan Farfaglia hosted Fulton Junior High School seventh grade student Cole Rothrock for Thursday’s Government Day. Each year, students learn about county government by spending the day with legislators.

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Government Day was deemed a huge success by organizers.
Legislators hosted middle school students from around the county Thursday for a day of learning.

Oswego County Cornell Cooperative Extension Director Paul Forestiere told legislators that the event is important for the students.

Educating the youth with information that they need will allow them the students to become responsible students, he said.

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Fulton Art Association to hold annual art show

The Fulton Art Association’s 39th annual art show and competition will be held Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fulton Municipal Building at 141 S. First St., Fulton.

A reception will be held Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

The association’s artists range in age from junior high school to senior citizens and reside in Fulton, Baldwinsville, Central Square, Cicero, Hannibal, Liverpool, Mexico, Oswego, and Phoenix.

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