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Local Salvation Army Facing ‘Unprecedented Challenge’

R. M. Burritt Chevrolet in Oswego is hosting a Salvation Army Angel Tree in its new car showroom where customers and employees can choose a paper angel and buy a desired gift for a specific child for Christmas. Shown with Burritt employees Rich Gillen and Randy Farnsworth are Oswego County Salvation Army Corps officers, Majors James and Kathryn Purvis and Lieutenant Phillip Davies.

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Oswego County Corps of The Salvation Army is facing an unprecedented challenge. Early reports indicate that contributions to the red kettles are running behind last year and well short of this year’s goal of $106,000. There are several opportunities for individuals, families, and other groups to help the Army.

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Oswego County Community Foundation Receives $100,000 gift from Oswego Native

Susan Downey is no stranger to Oswego, having grown up there and now residing not far down the road in Baldwinsville. She continues to maintain her mother’s residence with the hope that she will move back to her hometown in the coming years. Those strong ties motivated Susan to contribute $100,000 to the newly established Oswego County Community Foundation

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County OKs Spending Plan For 2015

The Oswego County Legislature, after some lengthy debates, approved the 2015 spending plan. Legislators whittled some more off the tentative $54,479, 777 budget before it was passed 17-7-1 along party lines. The legislature’s seven Democrats were in opposition and Legislator John Martino was excused. The tentative tax levy was lowered to $53.8 million, and the increase dipped to 1.15 percent. The generic average tax rate fell from $7.59 per thousand of assessed value to $7.49.

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Public Welcome To ‘Cruise Campus At The Holidays’

SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley has invited the public to enjoy free use of many of the college’s recreational and educational facilities during the second annual Cruisin’ the Campus at the Holidays from Dec. 22 to Jan. 25. Special hours will be in effect during Cruisin’ the Campus at the Holidays for a variety of activities: public skating, hiking, walking, running, library browsing, shopping, and viewing of art, history and planetarium shows and exhibits.

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Aubrana Rose was born in Oswego Hospital on Dec. 15, 2014.

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Nikolaus Nowell Santana Raymond was born in Oswego Hospital on Dec. 14, 2014.

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McKenzie Bonner was born in Oswego Hospital on Dec. 12, 2014.

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Eloise Shatraw was born in Oswego Hospital on Dec. 11, 2014.

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Disguise Your Turkey Contest Winner Announced

Parents of Special Children, Inc., recently hosted a Disguise Your Turkey contest. People of all ages decorated cardboard turkeys and brought their “disguised turkeys” to the office so they could “hide” from all the farmers.

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