Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton. The production presented by CNY Arts Center celebrates the fifth anniversary of the play.

Anniversary of ‘John, His Story’ brings veteran actors to stage

Beth DeRousie confuses Kristin Cook with bizarre behavior in this scene from “John, His Story,” set to encore April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at State Street United Methodist Church in Fulton.

CNY Arts Center is staging a reunion of veteran actors Krissy Cook, Beth DeRousie, Bobby Fontana and Dan Williams for a fifth anniversary performance of “John, His Story” at State St. United Methodist Church in Fulton.

The 90 -minute performance will take place Sunday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The play has been performed in area churches around Oswego County since 2007 when it first debuted under the direction of Nancy Fox and Port City Theatre.

“It has proved to be an unexpected delight with audiences every time it is performed,” said Fox, now president of CNY Arts Center. “When they hear the familiar stories of the miracles of Christ brought to life through 25 characters portrayed by only four actors the comments always include pleasant surprise.  Performances of the popular play are requested often and it’s wonderful to realize audiences are still asking for the play five years after its debut.

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Jerry’s Journal: April 14, 2012

by Jerry Kasperek

A fire! Oh, no! It might be Lynn and Dennis’ house on fire and somebody might still be in it! The phone call had said as much.

My heart pounded as Ed and I grabbed our coats that bitter cold January day only to quickly realized we couldn’t get anywhere near the raging fire on County Route 85 where they lived because the road would be blocked off.

So we paced the floor and anxiously waited by the phone to hear from somebody — anybody — to let us know what was going on.

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Hodgepodge: April 14, 2012

by Roy Hodge

Remember this?

If you don’t recall the following information from when I ran it by you for the first time 19 or 20 years ago, I’m performing a public service by giving you the opportunity to read it now.

The April 13, 1993 Fulton Patriot column, like this one, was written just after Easter and included the following:

“Appropriately enough, this week is ‘Egg Salad Week,’ which the sponsor, The American Egg Board, says is dedicated to the many delicious uses of hard boiled Easter eggs.

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Jim Hooper shares his expertise in geocaching with members Ann Palen, Marlene Sutcliff and Barbara Gifford of the Hannibal Elderberries. Hooper designed the geocaching trail along the Seaway Trail. He works in the 4-H department of Ontario County Co-operative Extension where his GPS 4-H club has mapped fire hydrants locations for a local community and historical markers for another.

In And Around Hannibal: April 14, 2012

Jim Hooper shares his expertise in geocaching with members Ann Palen, Marlene Sutcliff and Barbara Gifford of the Hannibal Elderberries. Hooper designed the geocaching trail along the Seaway Trail. He works in the 4-H department of Ontario County Co-operative Extension where his GPS 4-H club has mapped fire hydrants locations for a local community and historical markers for another.

by Rita Hooper

A few weeks ago I did a column on characters of Hannibal. Jane Spicer has added the “rest of the story” concerning Ed Blythe to that little tidbit that I wrote.

Many thanks Jane and if anyone has a character to add to my list or corrections or deletions I would be happy to share it with my readers.

Edward K. Blythe was born in 1914 and married his wife Louise in 1934. Louise was born in 1910 and passed away in 1990. They had two sons; Fred has passed away and Kenneth lives in New Mexico.

Louise worked for many years at the Canning Factory. They lived on Wiltsieville Road. Louise was known for her beautiful peonies in all colors every summer.

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The Sportsman’s World: April 14, 2012

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by Leon Archer

Yes indeed folks, Sweet Thing and I will be back in your midst next week.

We have been in the process of shutting things down in Florida and packing everything that has to go home.

As I write this column, we are figuring out how to stow the items in the truck that must make it back north. I have finally gotten to the point that we no longer look like the Beverly Hillbillies once we are ready to leave. We have Florida things and Fulton things and each pretty much stays put

When packing for the journey, the dog and cat are givens, and so is my computer, but thank goodness Sweet Thing bought me a lap top for our 50th anniversary, so packing my computer is now a snap and takes up almost no space.

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County legislator asks that second ethics leak be probed

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County district attorney has been asked to investigate how an ethics complaint filed against a legislator was leaked to the press. Now,  the district attorney will be asked to investigate a second leak in the same matter.

Legislator Shawn Doyle said he was taken by surprise when a news reporter telephoned him to request an interview in regard to the dismissal of the charges.

At the time of the call, few people were in possession of the dismissal and Doyle had yet to review the ethics board decision with his attorney.

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