Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial scholarship open to ungrad student

The Thomas G. Cantine Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established after the untimely death of Thomas G. Cantine Jr, who was an active amateur radio operator for over 50 years. Obtaining his license at the age of 13 in 1957, he held the call sign: W2TQF.

Cantine’s hobby of amateur radio led to a career as a sales engineer and engineering consultant. He taught amateur radio classes, was a volunteer examiner, active in ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and was a charter member of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club and served as the president of the radio club for several terms.

This scholarship has been set up in memory of Tom and his passion for amateur radio.

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Democrats seek change in Oswego County Legislature meeting times

by Carol Thompson

A change in the Oswego County Legislature’s Rules and Order of Business led to a discussion about changing the meeting time to provide more public accessibility.

During Thursday’s meeting of the legislature, Legislator Jake Mulcahey brought forth a motion to move the meeting time from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. so that more members of the public can attend.

The discussion surfaced when legislators brought forth a motion to waive the rules to allow for a change in the Rules and Order of Business.

The legislature can only make changes in odd years, hence, the waiver was required.

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At The Fencepost: March 21, 2012

Karen Abbott

by Karen Abbott

I’m dealing with a lot of uncertainty this week. Or not dealing with it, as the case may be.

I’m following several leads for additional employment, none of which is going fast enough to get me ahead in the cash flow game.  I turn my attention frantically from one career path to another, trying not to let any correspondence go unanswered nor any opportunities slip by.

It feels like roller skating against the flow of a crowd of teens on a Friday night.
I had that experience, years ago, at the Bilou skating rink. We used to go skating there on the weekends. A rush of air braced us when we stepped inside, a little whirlwind caused by the counter-clockwise whoosh of skaters all straining in the same direction.

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Oswego County Legislator Jim Karasek appointed to NYSAC Advisory Committee

Oswego County Legislator James Karasek has been named to the New York State Association of Counties standing committee on Children with Special Needs.
An advocate for those with disabilities, Karasek is employed as manager for independent living services for Oswego ARISE.

“Your participation on this committee assists the association in developing priorities for our ongoing advocacy efforts,” NYSAC President Mary Pat Hancock said in announcing Karasek’s appointment.

The New York State Association of Counties represents, educates, and advocates for county governments and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials who serve the public across New York State.

NYSAC’s standing committees are essential in the development of the series of resolutions that go before the full county delegation and become the basis of NYSAC’s legislative program for the year.

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Ready for lacrosse – The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home. Pictured are some of the girls who participated last year.

Fulton girls lacrosse registration, barbecue set

Ready for lacrosse – The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home. Pictured are some of the girls who participated last year.

The Fulton Lady Raider Lacrosse Booster Club will be hosting a chicken barbecue and summer youth sign up March 24 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out at the Fulton Polish Home.

All proceeds from the event will be used to support K-12 girls Lacrosse programs in the Fulton community.

The all-volunteer organization expects nearly 200 local girls to participate.
Youth sign-ups for girls and league information will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinner includes half a chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans and roll with butter.

Pre-sale tickets are available by calling Jeff Rothrock at 598-4414.

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Joseph Catalone, Army veteran

Joseph A. “Moe” Catalone, 73; of Fulton died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Oswego to the late Samuel and Ann (Zeno) Catalone.

Mr. Catalone was a United States Veteran having served in the Army as a Paratrooper from 1962 to 1964.

He retired from the Pipe Fitter Local #73. He was also a union member of the Laborer’s Local #214.

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Walter Hubbard, retired from GE

Walter “Walt” J. Hubbard, 91, of Hannibal died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton. Born in Fulton, he was a life resident of Hannibal.

In 1983, he retired from General Electric in Liverpool after 32 years as a maintenance mechanic. He was a member of the Hannibal Community Church where he served as trustee and custodian for many years.

Mr. Hubbard had delivered Meals-on-Wheels in the Hannibal area. In October of 1964, he joined Hannibal Volunteer Fire Company and in March of 2008 became an Honorary Member.

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Dorothy Dunbar, retired from Birdseye

Dorothy L. Dunbar, 79, of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at home. Born in Oswego, she had recently moved to Rochester four months ago.

Mrs. Dunbar and her late husband Leon travelled extensively for 25 years, living in such countries as Morocco, Spain and Taiwan, as well as many states including Maine, Michigan, Washington, Colorado, Texas and Long Island, NY before returning to the Hannibal area in the early 70’s.

She later retired from Birdseye Foods in Fulton.

She is predeceased by her husband, Leon A. Dunbar. Surviving are her son, Tom Dunbar of Rochester; a sister, Gwendolyn Adams of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours and services were held March 19 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

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