In and Around Hannibal: Quilt of Valor

Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.
Kerry Barnes, NYS Guild coordinator, presented the Rev. Moritz Fuchs with a Quilt of Valor this past Sunday following Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary. Mass was celebrated by the Rev. John Smegelsky and Deacon Phillip Kehoe. The quilt was made for Father Fuchs by the Sugar House Quilters of Crocketts. Members who worked on the quilt are Jean Derby, Shirley King, Peggy Griffin, Rita Pavo, Lois Radomski, Martha Sage, Cinda Shupe, Bonnie Thompson, Marylou Brower, Lillian Foster and Linda Leach. Pictured from left are Shirley King, Fuchs, Kerry Barnes, Jean Derby and Deacon Kehoe.

Have you ever heard of a Quilt of Valor?

I hadn’t until last week when Jean Derby called me and told me that one was going to be presented to a special somebody in Hannibal…but it was a secret and I was not to tell.

Well the secret’s out, so now I can tell. The recipient of the Quilt of Valor is the Rev. Moritz Fuchs, Fulton native and a dear man, dear to the hearts of many throughout Central New York and especially to those parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Hannibal. Continue reading

News in Brief

The Hawks R/C Junior Aviators are beginning their 13th summer flying season this year teaching kids and young adults how to fly Radio Control model aircraft.

The Hawks program is provided free of charge to local youth in the greater Oswego County area.

The Hawks program is a nonprofit  501(c) 3, youth oriented, light training program located in Fulton. Flight training takes place during June, July and August at the Oswego Valley Modelaires R/C flying club field Tuesday evenings. The field is located behind the Don Butler soccer fields off Chase Road in Fulton.

Groups also meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the Radio Aero Modelers of Pulaski.

For more information, go to Facebook “hawks junior aviators,” call Marty  at 635-1389 or call Tim at 806-7001. To sign up, call Tim or visit either field.

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Nominations are due July 10 for this year’s Amelia Earhart Woman of Achievement award.

For the past 30 years, the Zonta Club of Oswego has recognized women whose hard work and dedication have made a difference in the lives of families in our community.

Amelia Earhart was a member of Zonta International. This award honors a woman whose community service has positively impacted Oswego County.

Applications can be found on the Zonta Club of Oswego’s Facebook page or by contacting Inga Back at 343-8733 or ingaback@yahoo.com

Bone density screenings offered

Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Health Services Nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services Nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently as Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have teamed up to offer the free screenings at various sites throughout Oswego County.
Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Health Services Nurse Anna Waite, as she completes a bone density screening for Patricia Bocko; while Michaud Health Services Nurse Dorothy Reitz discusses a screening result with Agnes Parker. The nurses were at Simeon DeWitt Apartments in Oswego recently as Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have teamed up to offer the free screenings at various sites throughout Oswego County.

Nurses from Michaud and St. Luke Health Services have again teamed up to offer free bone density screenings at various locations in Oswego County.

“Our bone density screening program is a great chance for folks to receive valuable health information free of charge,” said Michaud Registered Nurse Dorothy Reitz. Continue reading

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: L.P. Smith Co.

This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com

Nearly 50 employers look for new hires at job fair

State Sen. Patricia Ritchie talks to Darcy Antonucci, director of human resources, and her assistant Michele Hourigan from Oswego Industries during Wednesday’s Job Fair at the Fulton War Memorial. Forty-eight employers came out to support the job fair, hoping to fill more than 100 jobs.  About 300 job seekers attended. “The local job market seems to really be opening up and we are seeing more and more quality applicants,” Antonucci said. The job fair was sponsored by the state Senate. Ritchie came out today to support the event and went around and spoke with local employers and those looking for jobs.
State Sen. Patricia Ritchie talks to Darcy Antonucci, director of human resources, and her assistant Michele Hourigan from Oswego Industries during Wednesday’s Job Fair at the Fulton War Memorial. Forty-eight employers came out to support the job fair, hoping to fill more than 100 jobs. About 300 job seekers attended. “The local job market seems to really be opening up and we are seeing more and more quality applicants,” Antonucci said. The job fair was sponsored by the state Senate. Ritchie came out today to support the event and went around and spoke with local employers and those looking for jobs.

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