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Henry J. ‘Hank’ Jadus, 92

OSWEGO, NY – Henry J. “Hank” Jadus, 92, passed away on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the Morningstar Care Facility.

Henry J. 'Hank' Jadus,

Henry J. ‘Hank’ Jadus,

He was born on July 15, 1922, to John and Mary (Oleyourryk) Jadus on the family farm on the Rathburn Road in the town of Oswego.

In 1940 at the age of 18, he went to work for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and later retired from the Oswego Steam Plant in 1982 after 42 years of service.

In 1960, he moved from the forks of the road on Bridge Street to the family homestead on Rathburn Road.

He enjoyed farming in his spare time, working in his garden and raising a few head of cattle for sale at auctions.

Hank was a member of St.Mary’s Church and had attended Sunday mass regularly until he could no longer drive.

He cooked sausage for many years at the St. Mary’s Bazaar.

He enjoyed bowling with his wife and friends at the Pinarama and the D.A. Lodge.

He was a NASCAR fan.

His favorite drivers were Dale Earnhart and Dale Earnhart Jr.

He would spend many Sunday afternoons watching the races on TV.

He loved horses and for many years would travel to the New York State Fair and spend many hours at the horse barns and coliseum watching shows.

He enjoyed seeing the Budweiser Clydesdales perform.

He is survived by a son, Joe (Carol) Jadus of Oswego; two daughters, Gloria Talamo of Oswego and Peggy (Dave) Clark of Maggie Valley, NC; three sisters, Sophie (Steve) Tryt, Rosie (Ed) Bergen and Helen (Bob) Marsh; eight grandchildren, Mark, Mike and Heather Jadus, Rick, Brian and Steve Talamo, Chrissy and Rick Clark; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Laurraine (James) Jadus; three brothers, Joseph, Walter and John; and three sisters, Stella, Anna and Pauline.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from St.Mary’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be to St.Mary’s Church, 103 W. Seventh St., Oswego NY 13126.

Oswego Speedway Box Score May 23, 2015

Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Port City 160 ‘Super Spectacle’
presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete


Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial (75-laps): 1. 7 – Otto Sitterly, 2. 79 – Brian Sobus, 3. 47 – Bob Bond, 4. 21 – Kody Graham, 5. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 6. 52 – Dave Danzer, 7. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 8. 55 – Keith Shampine, 9. 05 – Jeff Abold, 10. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 11. 9 – Stephen Gioia III, 12. 0 – Tim Snyder, 13. 96 – Lou LeVea Sr, 14. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr, 15. 01 – Dan Connors, 16. 91 – Ray Graham, 17. 18 – Howard Page, 18. 22 – Pat Lavery, 19. 51 – Michael Muldoon, 20. 11 – Aric Iosue, 21. 56 – Hal LaTulip, 22. 50 – David Gruel, 23. 00 – Joe Gosek, 24. 6 – Dave Shullick Jr

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #7 – Otto Sitterly

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #79 – Brian Sobus

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #91 – Ray Graham

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 5 – Tim Devendorf, 2. 50 – Dave Gruel, 3. 02 – Brandon Bellinger, 4. 26 – Shaun Gosselin, 5. 52 – Dave Danzer, 6. 96 – Lou LeVea Sr, 7. 6 – Dave Shullick Jr, 8. 56 – Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 91 – Ray Graham, 2. 0 – Tim Snyder, 3. 55 – Keith Shampine, 4. 47 – Bob Bond, 5. 05 – Jeff Abold, 6. 18 – Howard Page, 7. 51 – Michael Muldoon

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 21 – Kody Graham, 2. 01 – Dan Connors, 3. 79 – Brian Sobus, 4. 22 – Pat Lavery, 5. 00 – Joe Gosek, 6. 11 – Aric Iosue, 7. 9 – Stephen Gioia III, 8. 83 – Lou LeVea Jr

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial (35-laps): 1. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 2. 18 – Andrew Schartner, 3. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 4. 97 – Jeremy Pitcher, 5. 99  – Dennis Rupert, 6. 54 – Camden Proud, 7. 98 – Jason Simmons, 8. 87 – Matt Magner, 9. 9 – Jack Patrick, 10. 8 – Josh Kerr, 11. 76 – Scott Shafer, 12. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 13. 90 – Greg O’Connor, 14. 22 – Mike Bruce, 15. 13 – Russ Brown, 16. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 17. 50 – Dave Cliff, 18. 69 – Mark Castiglia, 19. 44 – Zach Amo, 20. 93 – JJ Andrews, 21. 7 – Alex Hoag, 22. 74 – Mike Bond, 23. 14 – Alex McRae

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #87 Matt Magner

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #99 Dennis Rupert

White’s Car Care 4th Place: #97 Jeremy Pitcher

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #97 Jeremy Pitcher

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #74 Mike Bond

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 74 – Mike Bond, 2. 97 – Jeremy Pitcher, 3. 99 – Dennis Rupert, 4. 22 – Mike Bruce, 5. 18 – Andrew Shcartner, 6. 44 – Zach Amo, 7. 9 – Jack Patrick, 8. 90 – Greg O’Connor

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 91 – Barry Kingsley, 2. 13 – Russ Brown, 3. 98 – Jason Simmons, 4. 01 – Dalton Doyle, 5. 7 – Alex Hoag, 6. 54 – Camden Proud, 7. 8 – Josh Kerr, 8. 14 – Alex McRae

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 69 – Mark Castiglia, 2. 1 – Anthony Losurdo, 3. 93 – JJ Andrews, 4. 04 – Kreig Heroth, 5. 50  – Dave Cliff, 6. 76 – Scott Shafer, 7. 87 – Matt Magner, 8. 88 – Ron Pratt

ISMA Supermodifieds

ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial (50-laps): 1. 78 – Mark Sammut, 2. 84 – Mike Lichty, 3. 95 – Dave Shullick Jr, 4. 21 – Ed Witkum Jr, 5. 37 – Jeff Locke, 6. 61 – Jon McKennedy, 7. 1 – Kyle Edwards, 8. 39 – Alison Cumens, 9. 49 – Danny Shirey, 10. 11 – Chris Perley, 11. 65 – Tim Ice, 12. 98 – Justin Belfiore, 13. 27 – Jamie Timmons, 14. 64 – Jim Paller, 15. 70 – Dave McKnight, 16. 74 – Rob Summers, 17. 25 – Dan Bowes, 18. 22 – Mike McVetta, 19. 18 – Howard Page, 20. 17 – Ben Seitz, 21. 87 – Keith Gilliam, 22. 5 – Kevin Jaycox Jr, 23. 97 – Lou Cicconi, 24. 19 – Trent Stephens, 25. 46 – Ryan Coniam

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 49 – Danny Shirey, 2. 61 – Jon McKennedy, 3. 98 – Justin Belfiore, 4. 46 – Ryan Coniam, 5. 25 – Dan Bowes, 6. 74 – Rob Summers, 7. 70 – Dave McKnight, 8. 96 – Lou Cicconi, 9. 18 – Howard Page

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 39 – Alison Cumens, 2. 17 – Ben Seitz, 3. 22 – Mike McVetta, 4. 21 – Eddie Witkum Jr, 5. 19 – Trent Stephens, 6. 27 – Jamie Timmons, 7. 87 – Keith Gilliam, 8. 11 – Chris Perley

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 37 – Jeff Locke, 2. 1 – Kyle Edwards, 3. 84 – Mike Lichty, 4. 78 – Mark Sammut, 5. 95 – Dave Shullick Jr, 6. 65 – Tim Ice, 7. 64 – Jim Paller, 8. 5 – Kevin Jaycox jr

Next Race:
Saturday, May 30
Spring Championship
Novelis Supermodified 50
Pathfinder Bank SBS 30

May 23 Ferris Mowers Family Autograph Night Results at Fulton Speedway

May 23 Ferris Mowers Family Autograph Night Results at Fulton Speedway
(Tracey Road Equipment DIRTcar Modifieds 35-Laps) – BILLY DECKER, Danny Johnson, Tom Sears Jr., Rob Bellinger, Jimmy Phelps, Tim Sears Jr., Chris Hile, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Billy Whittaker, Joe August Jr., Matt Fink, Tim Schneider Jr., Tim Kerr, Chuck Bower, Adam Roberts, Roy Bresnahan, Andrew Ferguson, Roy Shields, Ryan Phelps, Jim Witko Jr., Matt Hulsizer, Chad Phelps, Kyle Fink, Tim Harris.

(Omni Services Heat Winners) –  Billy Whittaker, Tim Schneider Jr, Pat Ward.

(SUNY Canton Sportsman 25-Laps) –  TONY FINCH II, Nick Krause, Ron Davis III, Billy Clark Jr., Jordan Bennett, Brandon Ford, Jeremy Dygert, Joe Kline, Chris Cunningham, Corey Barker, Mike Phelps, Gregg Kimball, Haiden Burdick, Will Shields, Delbert Legrow, Tyler Meeks, JJ Courcy, Kris Van Norstrand, Mike Button, Riley Gill, Alec Gennarelli, Mike Taylor, Stewart Garrision, Wade Chrisman.

(DNQ) – Nick Webb, Chuck Demott,Dylan Zacharias, Bill Graves, Steve Abt.

(NAPA Late Models 20-Laps) – KEVAN COOK, Chris Fleming, Brandon Ford, Sean Beardsley, Johnny Hill, AJ Kingsley, Alan Fink, Dave Talbot, Jason Occhino, Bret Belden, Harry Halliday, Aron Backus, Steve Coit, Shayne Tenace, TJ Downs, Alan Chapman, Mike Kameirczak, DNS Richie Riggs.

(E&V Energy Novice Sportsman 15-Laps) – AMY HOLLAND, Kyle Hulsizer, Zach Sobotka, Mike Stanton Jr., Nick Magill, Dorian Wahdan, Kelly Smith, Andrew Wren, Tyler Trump, Taylor Jackson, Tony Komuda, Dwight Nichols, Jason Amidon, Brent Sawyer, Michelle Courcy.

(Hilton’s Automotive Four-Cylinders 15-Laps) – TIM DUNN, Skip DeGroff, Phil Desormeau III, Dakota Bechler, Colby Herzog, David DeNova, Justin Buske, Sam Carista, Jeremy Lueck, Jacobe Palmiter, Jim Graham, Karen Finch, Keith Zirbel, Levi Currier, DNS Ken Mackey, Mark Johnston.

Area Students Named to President’s Achievement List at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

UTICA, NY — The following SUNY Polytechnic Institute Students have been named to the President’s Achievement List for the Spring 2015 semester.

A semester grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 qualifies full-time matriculated students for inclusion on the President’s Achievement List.

Roy Graves of Parish, NY – Computer Information Systems

Seth Sevier of West Monroe, NY – Network and Computer Security

Heidi Olin of Williamstown, NY – Accounting

SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology.

SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and degrees in technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus.

Porky and Buddy Pet Health – What About Cats In Cars?

Dear Porky and Buddy,
Last week you talked about dogs in cars and that was all well and good, but what about cats in cars?

I would love to take my cat, Bernie, to Florida with me in the winter, but if I even put him in the car for a few minutes to take him to the vet he howls the whole time as if I was torturing him.

If there a way to get him to enjoy or at least tolerate car trips.

I hate leaving him with a neighbor every winter.

Dear Pete.
As far as Bernie is concerned you are torturing him.  You are taking him out of his normal territory and then subjecting him to the horrors of the veterinarian’s office. Apologies to all the vets out there, but you know what we mean.

Cats like routine and they like to maintain to their own little territory.

To persuade Bernie to like or at least tolerate car trips you have to work toward meeting those needs.

You want him to learn to associate cars with fun, happy familiar experiences within what he thinks of as his territory instead of just trips to the vet.

It will take patience and time, but you can do it.

First, we are assuming that you always put him in a carrier to take him for short trips.

But, for longer trips you will need a larger carrier big enough for his food and water, his litter pan and a nice comfy bed.

Set up a carrier like that now in your house that he can just use and get accustomed to.

It may help to fashion a cover of some sort so he thinks of it as a nice little hideout area.

Even though he’ll be inside a crate, it’s helpful for Bernie to experience positive things about the car before you ever start out on a trip.

So make the car part of his territory by allowing him to be in the car uncrated and with you for short periods so he can get his scent in the car and claim it as his own.

Place his bed or blanket inside the car on the back seat before you start.

That way, his scent is already inside.

Repeat these brief car visits a couple times a day for several days.

Once he’s calm in the car, feed all his meals in the car for a week, or offer very high value treats that he gets at no other time.

If he is more motivated by a special toy, let him play with that in the car. He should learn that good things in life happen when you’re near the car.

Once Bernie accepts the car as part of his territory, place him in his special carrier, set it on the back seat and start the car.

But don’t go anywhere yet.

Do this over and over as many times a day as Bernie can tolerate until he seems to be used to it.

Each time, as soon as you let him out of his crate, give him a treat or play with him.

When that seems to be going well, after you start the car, back the car to the end of the driveway and stop.

Do this two or three times in a row, always letting Bernie out and rewarding him after you return.

Continue increasing the car trip time by small increments.

Make every car trip upbeat and positive so the experience makes the Bernie look forward to the next trip.

The process may seem like it takes forever!

But it works.

And if it doesn’t work, here’s the reality, you have a great neighbor whom Bernie likes and apparently considers just an extension of his territory, so that is not a bad solution.

You may miss him, but we would guess that he doesn’t miss you.

He’s a cat after all.

And speaking of cats in cars, now you can donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to OCHS and receive a tax deduction.

This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, Donation Line LLC at 877-227-7487.

Make sure to ask for us by name or our extension #3141 or you can go to www.donationline.com and just search for the Oswego County Humane Society and fill out the online form.

It’s fast, painless and a good way to honor the fond memories of your vehicles and the pets who enjoyed them.

And you get that rusty heap full of hair balls out of your yard.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.

Located at 110 W. Second St., Oswego, NY.

Phone: (315) 207-1070.

Email: ochscontact@hotmail.com

Website: www.oswegohumane.org

Because People and Pets Are Good for Each Other.

The Oswego County Humane Society provides:

Information and referrals.
Spay/neuter assistance.
Fostering and adoption of companion animals in urgent need.
Adoption assistance to families.
Help with spay/neuter and placement of free-roaming cats.
Humane education programs.

We do not operate a shelter.

We receive no government funds and no funds from any national organization and depend upon the generosity of individuals and businesses for operating support.


Goodshop is a free and easy way to support Oswego County Humane Society.

When you shop at thousands of stores online like Petsmart, use Goodshop and they’ll donate up to 20% of your purchase back to us, at no cost to you.

Goodshop also offers tons of deals and coupons, so save on merchandise from JCPenney or  enjoy Amazon  promo coupons while supporting us.

We appreciate it.

Health Department will hold Rabies Clinic June 3 in West Monroe

WEST MONROE – The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the West Monroe Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11.

New York State law requires that all cats, dogs, and pet ferrets be vaccinated against rabies.

The first rabies vaccine should be given at three months of age.

A second vaccination is required within one year of the first, and every three years thereafter.

In order for pets to receive the 3-year booster shot, owners need to show that the pet was previously vaccinated, and should bring their pet’s last rabies vaccination certificate to the clinic.

Rabies clinics will be held at these locations around Oswego County during the summer and fall months:

West Monroe: June 3, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11. (There may be a highway detour in place at the time of the clinic. Please plan accordingly. Call the health department at 349-3564 for more information.)

Williamstown: July 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, State Route 13. (Note change in location.)

Volney: Aug. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Bristol Hill Landfill, State Route 3.

Granby: Sept. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Town Highway Garage, County Route 8. (New location.)

Pulaski: Oct. 7, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road.

Scriba: Nov. 4, 6 to 8 p.m., County Highway Garage, 31 Schaad Drive.

The health department suggests a $7 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.

Any time a person or pet comes in physical contact with a bat or wild animal, especially a sick or suspicious-acting animal, the incident should be immediately reported to the County Health Department.

To report a possible exposure, or for more information about rabies, call the Health Department weekdays at 349-3564 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3564.

In an emergency during evenings, weekends, or holidays, call the health department’s answering service at 341-0086.

EMT Basic Refresher Course Begins June 3 In Fulton

FULTON, NY – The Oswego County Emergency Management Office/Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Refresher course beginning June 3 at the County Branch Office Building, 200 N. Second St., in the basement.

This class is designed to cover all of the required skills New York State Emergency Medical Services requires for refresher certification of Basic Emergency Medical Technicians.

The course will be held June 3 through Aug. 20.

Classes will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. and some Saturdays and Sundays.

A complete schedule is available on the County EMS website at www.oswegocounty.com/ems

The June sessions will incorporate 13 hours of transitional materials to the new national standards.

The certified course instructor will be Robert P. McCaffery, EMT-P.

To register or for more information, interested people may contact Barb Hadcock at Oswego County EMO at 315/591-9150 or e-mail at barbh@oswegocounty.com

More information on the class is available by calling EMS Coordinator John Barattini at 315/591-9110.

Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council Names Tourism Ambassadors

OSWEGO, NY – Carole Sponable of Phoenix was named as an Oswego County Tourism Ambassador in 2014 by the Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council.

Carole Sponable with David Rath

Carole Sponable with David Rath

Chairman David Rath presented her with the certificate at the group’s April meeting.

Sponable was one of three recipients of the award.

Legislator Margaret Kastler, District 1, of Lacona; and the Winona Forest Recreation Association were also recognized at the council’s year-end meeting in December.

This award is presented to individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to lend extraordinary support, time and energy to the Oswego County tourism industry.

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