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.

Fulton Hibernians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Irish celebration – The Ancient Order of Hiberniains, Rev. Harold Flynn Division 2 of Fulton held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Sunday at the Fulton Polish Home. From left are McNamara descendents Jim Smith, Pat Smith and Chaz Merritt. There mothers were all McNamaras. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rev. Harold Flynn Division 2 of Fulton held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Sunday at the Fulton Polish Home.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America formed in 1836 to promote national unity and Christian charity in Ireland.

The Fulton Division 2 Ancient Order of Hibernians was founded in 1971 and early charter members include Bud Shinnick and Charlie and Bob Callen.

The goal of the Hibernians is to promote the ideals of the people who gave their lives for the cause of Irish freedom.

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Oswego County split into two congressional districts

by Carol Thompson

The lines have been drawn and re-drawn and, as of Friday, Oswego County will be divided into two Congressional districts.

The most recent plan is most likely the final.

Oswego County Republican Chairman Mike Backus said the county Republican committee endorsed Ann Marie Buerkle and Richard Hanna at a meeting held Thursday evening. “It looks to be final,” Backus said of the county’s two new districts.

U.S. Magistrate Roanne Mann made some changes to the original map she had submitted but her new lines left Central New York unchanged

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Laughing Through Life: NCAA bracket humility

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by Andrew Henderson

The great wordsmith Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

I can fully relate.

Sort of.

Every March, my parents and my wife and I take part in an activity that surely signals the coming of spring — the madness that is found throughout the land of college basketball.

Yes, it’s bracket time.

The NCAA kicked off its annual tournament last week and with it comes millions of people partaking in office pools and online/internet contests.

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Valley Viewpoints: Successful fund-raiser

All of us at Oswego County Opportunities would like to take this opportunity to recognize the businesses whose financial support for the OCO Bowl O’Gold fund-raiser.

We also want to thank the businesses and individuals who donated more than 75 items valued at well over $4,000 for the silent auction, door prize drawings and awards at the Bowl O’Gold.

We truly appreciate the generous support from our business community.
Oswego County Opportunities is the county’s Community Action Agency. It was created in the mid-1960s as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.

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