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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Karen Abbott

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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John Flugel, Fulton resident

John Flugel, 52, of Fulton, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

He was born in Fairport to the late Robert and Beverly (McLeod) Flugel. Mr. Flugel has been a resident of Fulton for 19 years.  He worked in a partnership with Beefer’s Handyman Services, Fulton.

Mr. Flugel is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Flugel of Fulton; step-mom, Jean Flugel of Florida; siblings, Jan Hopkins of Fairport and Thomas Flugel of Tennessee; grandchildren, Jordan and Jeremy; and two nieces, Kaylee and Stephanie Hopkins.

Funeral services and burial will be private. Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Jimmy D and the Jury to play at ‘Bundle of Bucks’ party

Jimmy D and the Jury will perform during the “Bundle of Bucks” raffle party May 19 at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

More than 400 people are expected to attend the annual event. The “Bundle of Bucks” raffles will award cash totaling $25,000 dollars with a top prize of $10,000 to a winner.

Jimmy D and the Jury have been performing together for the past 15 years. Lead singer and drummer Ginger Bieganoski is known for her covers of Janis Joplin.
Angelo Vescio is on lead vocals and guitar and Jimmy Dillabough holds down the “groove.”

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