Skin cancer, other issues topic of Ask the Doctor program

Drs. Melanie Pence and Nicholas Groch with a piece of equipment in their office. They will be answering questions during an Ask the Doctor program June 10 at Oswego Hospital.
Drs. Melanie Pence and Nicholas Groch with a piece of equipment in their office. They will be answering questions during an Ask the Doctor program June 10 at Oswego Hospital.

As summer approaches, community members can learn about skin care, including the signs and prevention of skin cancer, as well as about the latest in non-surgical facial rejuvenation during an Ask the doctor program by Oswego Health’s two otolaryngologists. Continue reading

Fire departments ready for this year’s Field Days

The Oswego County Fire Coordinator’s Office has announced the summer field day and parade schedule for 2014:

Lacona: May 29-31, parade May 31 at 7 p.m.

Richland, Old Home Days: June 14 from 1-4 p.m., parade at 2 p.m.

Constantia: June 27-29, parade June 28 at 6 p.m.

Oswego County Fair, Sandy Creek: July 2-6

Mexico: July 17-19, parade July 17 at 7 p.m.

Ringgold, Pulaski: July 31- Aug. 2, parade July 31 at 7 p.m.

Hannibal: Aug. 14-16, parade August 14 at 7 p.m.

Williamstown:  Aug. 14-16, parade August 16 at 6 p.m.

Redfield, Old Home Days: Aug. 30-31, parade August 30 at 6 p.m.

For additional information, please contact the local fire department directly.

Rabies clinic planned for June 4 in West Monroe

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs, and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the West Monroe Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11.

The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away. Dogs should be leashed and cats and pet ferrets should be in a cage.

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County GOP endorses local, state candidates

The Oswego County Republican Committee gathered for its annual county endorsement meeting on Thursday May 22 at Castaway’s Restaurant and endorsed several candidates for state and local office.

Assemblyman William A. Barclay, Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks and state Senator Patricia A. Ritchie were all unanimously endorsed along with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd.

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AURORA visits Fulton Sunrise Rotary

At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian David Nethercott, left, introduced David DeFrancis, the director of outreach for AURORA of CNY, Inc, which covers Oswego, Onondaga and Cayuga counties and serves those who suffer hearing and vision loss.  Many customers suffer from macular degeneration. It is expected future generations will suffer more hearing loss from their use of earbuds/headphones. The typical customer is 55+ with a related issue up to the point of being declared legally blind. DeFrancis demonstrated many products designed to increase and maintain the independence of his customers.  These included: magnifiers, talking watches, books on tape, large print check registers and emergency contact books as wells as products to help those with a hearing loss. As these items are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, DeFrancis showed some low cost options.  Check out Hear-more.com and Maxi-aids.com for more information.  Their Website is: www.auroraofcny.org.   The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each  Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian David Nethercott, left, introduced David DeFrancis, the director of outreach for AURORA of CNY, Inc, which covers Oswego, Onondaga and Cayuga counties and serves those who suffer hearing and vision loss. Many customers suffer from macular degeneration. It is expected future generations will suffer more hearing loss from their use of earbuds/headphones. The typical customer is 55+ with a related issue up to the point of being declared legally blind. DeFrancis demonstrated many products designed to increase and maintain the independence of his customers. These included: magnifiers, talking watches, books on tape, large print check registers and emergency contact books as wells as products to help those with a hearing loss. As these items are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, DeFrancis showed some low cost options. Check out Hear-more.com and Maxi-aids.com for more information. Their Website is: www.auroraofcny.org. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Fulton baseball ends season with a win

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team finished its season with a 4-14 record after losing two of its last three games.

On May 13, Cortland topped the Red Raiders 5-0. Christian Brothers Academy cruised past Fulton 11-4 May 15. Fulton knocked off county rival Phoenix 4-0 May 17.

In the Cortland game, the Purple Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. After a scoreless second inning, Cortland expanded its lead, coring four more runs in the third for the shutout 5-0 win over Fulton.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Jon Cummins with two hits, followed by Michael Bolster and Chris Jones with a hit each.

On the mound, Fulton was led by Peter Ravesi, who threw one strikeout and allowed five runs off nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Ravesi, Dillon Guernsey threw five strikeouts while allowing three hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched.

Against CBA, the Brothers had a 9-3 lead after the third inning. Following a scoreless fourth inning, CBA expanded its lead, scoring two more runs in the fifth to take an 11-3 lead.

But, the Red Raiders didn’t quit. After a scoreless sixth inning, Fulton scored to cut the deficit down to seven runs. But that was as close as they could get at CBA finished with an 11-4 win.

Fulton was led by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBIs including a homerun. Following Coant was Jake Seymour with two hits and an RBI and Cody Green, Dillon Guernsey, Jeremy Langdon and Peter Ravesi each added a hit.

The Red Raiders were led by Dan Count on the mound, who allowed 11 runs off 11 hits in five innings of work. In relief of Coant, George Lewis threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in an inning pitched.

In the Phoenix game, Fulton took a 2-0 lead in the first. Despite having its opportunities, Phoenix was unable to generate the offense it needed to rally. Fulton added two more runs during the second inning to cap off a 4-0 win.

Leading the way for the Phoenix was Zach Schlacter and Bryce Plante wiht a hit each. On the mound, Bradley Dietz allowed four runs off six hits in three innings of work. In relief of Dietz, Dan Frawley threw four strikeouts while allowing three hits in four innings pitched.

Fulton was led by Cameron Clark with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jon Cummins with two hits, Cody Green with a hit and an RBI and Charles Alton, Michael Bolster, Chris Jones and Jeremy Langdon each added a hit. Jake Seymour chipped in an RBI.

Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders. Ravesi threw six strikeouts while allowing only two hits.

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