Light In The Darkness: April 11, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands and they were shouting with a mighty shout,  “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!” — Revelation 7:9-10

It is a joyous crowd and an amazing display of the mercy and grace of God…a wonderfully astounding sight like nothing else in the history of the world.

It is a sight that will cause, “all the angels to fall before the throne with their faces to the ground, worshipping God and singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor  and power and strength belong to our God  forever and ever! Amen’.”

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On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

Fulton baseball team rallies for 10-9 walk-off win

On the mound – Fulton pitcher Nate Dean delivers a pitch during last Thursday’s game against Mexico at the Fulton Athletic Complex. The Raiders won 10-9 after scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. –Valley News photo by Hal Henty

The Fulton varsity baseball team scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Mexico 10-9 at the Fulton Athletic Complex.

Fulton’s Brandon Guernsey delivered the big hit with a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs.

Raider Shane Beauregard scored the winning run.  Nate Dean started the game for the Raiders.

Hannibal softball team looking to improve on last year’s record

by Rob Tetro

According to new Hannibal varsity softball voach Jill Dunkleberger, the Lady Warriors have what it takes to improve upon last season’s record.

However, the goal of improving on last season’s record served as the catalyst for other goals that the team has decided upon: the number of wins the team believes that it can earn as well as the acceptable amount of errors per game, said Dunkleberger.

Hannibal will feature a balanced group of both younger and experienced players this season. Dunkleberger has been pushing her veteran players to serve as leadership figures for their younger teammates.

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Poetry Corner: Titanic

by Jim Farfaglia

Titanic

Though it happened one hundred years ago
it still seems as shocking as front page news,
the details of that tragedy
filling the ocean liner of our hearts
and carrying our compassion
down to the depths.

Maybe it was the way
rich died with poor –
their bodies wrapped in jewels
or in tatters –
mixing in those frigid waters.

Or maybe it was how wrong
even brilliant shipbuilders can be,
shocked to learn of their unsinkable promise
colliding with fate
and broken..

But perhaps the greatest of ironies
is how it seemed her dream drowned that day
and was given up as lost –
yet in song, story and moving picture

she rises, again and again,
inviting those of us who believe in hope
to climb aboard.

Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, meets with interns for the Rent the Runway organization who are planning an upcoming Rent to Prevent Charity Fashion. Hosted by the SUNY Oswego Student Association Programming Board, the event will feature the latest styles from the some of the world’s most famous fashion designers. Seated from left are Brenda Singleton and Kheetah Koutouan. Standing from left are Jessica Cohen, Damm, and Gloria Grimaldi.

Fashion show to benefit Child Advocacy Center

Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, meets with interns for the Rent the Runway organization who are planning an upcoming Rent to Prevent Charity Fashion. Hosted by the SUNY Oswego Student Association Programming Board, the event will feature the latest styles from the some of the world’s most famous fashion designers. Seated from left are Brenda Singleton and Kheetah Koutouan. Standing from left are Jessica Cohen, Damm, and Gloria Grimaldi.

Looking to see the latest fashions from some of the world’s most famous designers? Check out Rent to Prevent, a charity fashion show to benefit the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County.

Set for Friday, April 13 at SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union ballroom, the Rent To Prevent show begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-show event starting a 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the SUNY Oswego Student Association Programming Board, Rent to Prevent is a program of Rent the Runway, a community designed service established in New York City that offers women the opportunity to rent the latest in high fashion from the world’s most famous designers so that they may look glamorous for those special nights out.

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Dollars for Scholars launches web site

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars officially launched a new web site March 28 through a new software tool provided by Scholarship America, Dollars for Scholars’ parent organization.

This new web site, www.hannibal.dollarsforscholars.org, will allow Hannibal Dollars for Scholars to help students in the community access more scholarships.

Through the web site, students will have the ability to create an online profile, which allows them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships — on both the local and national level — in just a couple of clicks.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars was able to customize the web site to meet its specific needs, including keeping the local community updated on chapter news, events and deadlines; providing information on what’s going on in education on a national level; and giving students and parents a one-stop-shop for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities, and events.

The online profile will allow students to find scholarships for which they are eligible based on the information they provide.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars encourages students to begin developing their online profiles to assure they are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines.

The deadline for local scholarships is Monday, May 7.

James Crego, retired from Nestle

James M. Crego, 72, of Fulton, died March 31, 2012 at home after a long illness.

He was the son of the late James and Ethel (Thompson) Crego. Mr. Crego retired from Nestles after more than 40 years. He was a member of the Cody Volunteer Fire Department. He was an avid farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Annie Crego of Fulton; two daughters, Jane (Rodney DeLong) Crego of Fulton and Rebecca Crego of Fulton; three brothers, Gerald Crego, Richard Crego, and Jack Crego; five sisters, Maureen Holsapple, Diane Collazo, Carol Runions, Clara Chorney and Ethel May Crego; one granddaughter, Victoria Crego; and several nieces and nephews.

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Ronald Ives, Navy veteran

Ronald E. Ives, 61, of Fulton, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Born in Fulton, he was a life resident. He had worked at Affordable Heating in Mexico for many years. He had previously worked at Cyclotherm Boiler and was co-owner of Wal-Ron Boiler Parts and Service, both in Oswego.

He was a former member of VFW Post 369 in Mexico. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1973 to 1977.

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