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Veteran Honored With Ceremony At Mexico Middle School

Veteran Jeffery Hackett is thanked for his service by Oswego County Legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner during a recent ceremony held at Mexico Middle School to welcome Hackett and his family to the community.

The newest residents of the town of Mexico received quite the introduction to the community during a ceremony held Saturday at Mexico Middle School. United States Army SFC Jeffery Hackett and his family were greeted by dozens family members, friends, local politicians and soon-to-be neighbors who thanked Hackett for his military service, which has left the veteran permanently injured.

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‘Slavery by Another Name’ Author To Appear During Black History Month

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Douglas Blackmon, author of the best-selling book “Slavery by Another Name,” will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, in the Marano Campus Center auditorium at SUNY Oswego. A featured presentation during the college’s celebration of Black History Month, the event is free and open to the public.

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Free Healthy Living Classes Offered To Help Those With Chronic Diseases

Residents can learn how to better manage their chronic condition during a free, six-week program that is being taught by experienced health educators. Oswego Health and the Oswego County Department of Health are once again offering the free workshops developed by Stanford University. The classes will be held four times during the year at convenient locations throughout the county.

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Students Prepare Blizzard Bags

In the midst of another long cold winter OCO Nutrition Services is ensuring that those in its home delivered meal program have an emergency supply of food on hand in the event that they are unable to receive their regular meal due to inclement weather conditions. With the help of area businesses, community members and student volunteers OCO has been collecting food for, preparing and delivering blizzard bags throughout Oswego County since November.

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Oswego County Federal Credit Union Partners with Larky For ‘Community Cash’ Perks Program

Oswego County Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce its partnership with Larky. OCFCU will now offer a mobile service to help its members get the most out of every benefit they deserve from their memberships, employers and now local merchants.

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Fulton Youth Soccer To Conduct Registration For 2015 Season

Fulton Youth Soccer registration for the 2015 season has begun. The first two registration days will be held on February 25 and 26 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Fulton Community Center, 605 W. Broadway.

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Transfer Of Funds To OFD Sparks Debate

A resolution to transfer $100,000 to the Oswego Fire Department was approved 5-2 at Monday’s Common Council meeting. The funds will be used to cover the costs of fire department personnel performing code enforcement duties, according to Chief Jeff McCrobie. However, two councilors weren’t in favor of the move.

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CiTi Students Work With ARISE To Benefit Ramp Program

CiTi construction technology students are helping to build ramps for the ARISE Oswego County Ramp Program. The ramps will be built individually in sections and then assembled later on the site of qualified applicant homes belonging to persons with disabilities.

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Pulaski Students Master the Arts

Seventeen Pulaski High School students received honors from the Scholastic Art Competition of Central New York. “I am thrilled to have seventeen artworks selected from Pulaski in this year’s award show,” said art teacher Karen Backus. “This is an unprecedented number of talented students.”

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Veteran Honored With Ceremony At Mexico Middle School

The newest residents of the town of Mexico received quite the introduction to the community during a ceremony held Saturday at Mexico Middle School. United States Army SFC Jeffery Hackett and his family were greeted by dozens family members, friends, local politicians and soon-to-be neighbors who thanked Hackett for his military service, which has left the veteran permanently injured.

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