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Daniel F. LeMay, 69

OSWEGO, NY – Daniel F. LeMay, 69, a resident of Columbus, Ind., and a former resident of Oswego, NY, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013.

Daniel is survived by his wife of 50 years, Agnes “Penny” LeMay; four children, Darryl F. (Dawn) LeMay of Naples, Dwayne G. (Lisa) LeMay of Mexico, Deanna L. (Dave) LeMay-Schipper of Columbus, Ind. and Jerret K. (Suzanne) LeMay of Baldwinsville; two sisters, Betty (Jim) Anderson and Barbara Knosp both of Oswego; a  brother, Fred (Carol) LeMay of Oswego; and seven grandchildren.

There will be a service and celebration of life held to honor Daniel in the fall in New Haven, NY.

Further information concerning the service will be announced at a future date.

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Area residents on RPI’s Spring 2013 Dean’s List

TROY, NY – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students named to spring 2013 Dean’s List for academic achievement include:

Daniel Fancher of Lacona

John Phillips of Oswego

Brian Waite of Fulton

Rensselaer is America’s oldest technological research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in architecture, engineering, information technology and web science, management, the sciences, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Rensselaer offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools.

The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity.

Tracey Road Equipment Presents Racing Saturday At Fulton Speedway: Outlaw 200 Weekend Tickets on Sale August 5

FULTON, NY (By Dave Medler) – The streak had to end sooner or later.

Last Saturday night was the first regular season race that the Fulton Speedway lost to mother nature since 2011.

The speedway is ready to swing back into action as Tracey Road Equipment, a major backer of the Brewerton and Fulton speedways and title sponsor of the Big Block Modifieds at both tracks, presents a night of family, fun, high speed racing action this Saturday, August 3 at the Fulton Speedway.

On the race card will be the Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modifieds, SUNY Canton Sportsman, NAPA Late Models, E&V Energy Novice Sportsman and Four Cylinder Stocks. The Midstate Vintage Stock Car Club will also be racing on the “High Banks.”

Here is a look back on the racing and the points coming into this Saturday night.

Back on July 20 many fans are still calling the Modified race they witnessed “The Race Of The Year.” And what a race it was, with the winner in doubt till the checker flag waved. Chris Hile grabbed his first ever Tracey Road Equipment Big Block Modified win over Chad Phelps, Dan Vauter, Billy Decker and Larry Wight. The race was so close, that first to fourth place was only separated by 0. 457 of a second at the finish.

With only a handful of points paying nights left, it looks like it’s going to go down the final night. No driver has been able to put a tight grip on any position in the top-five. Pat Ward (522) Ryan Phelps (522) Billy Decker (496) Larry Wight (495) Chad Phelps (492).

The SUNY Canton Sportsman put on a barnburner of their own in the 20 lap feature. Nick Krause in his first full season outdueled Matt Janczuk and Cory Barker for his first career win. Just like the Modifieds their feature was in doubt until the finish. The top three less than a second apart at the checkers.

Beth Schneider continues to show the way in the Sportsman points. Beth Schneider (564) Ronnie Davis III (509) Jim Spano (467) Tony Finch II (460) Rocco Leone (457).

In 2013 the NAPA Late Models have had great racing week in and week out, but it’s been a season of win streaks. It’s now seems it Dale Caswell’s turn, as he won the last two 20 lap feature events.

Like the Modifieds, no driver in the Late Models has been able to grab the point lead and stay there. Here is the top-five in standings. Dale Caswell (600) Rick Miller (592) Alan Fink (566) AJ Kingsley (506) Sean Beardsley (470).

The quality of the racing and the car counts continues to grow in the E&V Energy Novice Sportsman. Last Saturday night, a season high 18 cars took the green with Ron Ingison who makes only a start or two a season taking the feature win over past winners Gary Hoppins and Jeremy Dygert.

Hoppins leads the point standings by 28 over Dygert. Gary Hoppins (622) Jeremy Dygert (594) Hilary Ward (508) Kyle Kiehn (472) Ricky Yelle (438).

Skip DeGroff continues to show the way in the Four Cylinder Stocks as he shoots for his second championship in a row. Skip DeGroff (614) Mark Johnston (546) Eric Zirbel (522) Justin Buske (408) Keith Zirbel (402).

Tracey Road Equipment and the Tracey Truck Center are the leading new and used construction equipment and truck dealerships in Upstate NY. With state-of-the-art facilities located in Syracuse, Rochester, Albany, Binghamton and Watertown New York, they’ve grown into the most respected name in the industry. For over 30 years they have provided quality equipment and trucks backed by quality parts and service to thousands of contractors and municipalities throughout the region.

Their first commitment is to exemplary Customer Service – always assisting their customers with a full understanding that their livelihood, project progress and service to their customers is directly related to the quality of the products and service they entrust to them. For more information on Tracey Road Equipment please visitwww.traceyroad.com.

Gates will open Saturday at 5:00 with racing at 7:00. Adult admission will be $12 with everyone 18 yrs old and younger FREE. Pit admission will be $25 Members/$30 Non-Members.

Starting this Monday, August 5 tickets will go on sale for one of the most prestigious races in the Northeast, the 28th Annual Outlaw 200 Weekend, October 4-5.

On Monday you will be able to go to http://fultonspeedway.com/  once there, there will be a special link where you will be able to order tickets online, print off ticket order forms for mailing and there will be a special phone number set up for orders. Also on that link will be all the camping info and answers to any questions you might have to make your weekend with us an enjoyable one.

Any questions you might have about the season, please contact Cory Reed at (315) 593-6531 or cory@fultonspeedway.com . Keep up with track updates throughout the season at www.brewertonspeedway.com and www.fultonspeedway.com, on each speedway’s Facebook accounts and on Twitter at twitter.com/Fultonspeedway and twitter.com/BrewertonSpdway

Fulton City School District UPK and Kindergarten Registration

The Fulton City School District invites children who turn five years old by December 1, 2013, to register for Kindergarten and children who will turn four years old on or before December 1, 2013, to register for Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.

You may come into Fulton’s Central Registrar’s Office Mondays – Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please bring the following required information: an original birth certificate (with raised seal), up-to-date immunization record, and proof of residency.

Visit www.fulton.cnyric.org  for additional information and to download the registration packet.

If you have any questions, please call Central Registrar at 593-5513.

Eating a Healthy Lunch Outside

Matthew Files, Alaina Hubbell and Blake Hoyt are students at the Discovery Day Care.

Eating a Healthy Lunch Outside

Eating a Healthy Lunch Outside

They recently enjoyed the weather by having a healthy lunch outside.

Discovery Day Care has openings in the preschool and school age rooms.

Please contact us for a tour by calling 695-4838.

Discovery Day Care is a program of Oswego County Opportunities Education Services.

For more information, visit www.oco.org

Two Cayuga CC Students Advance to Finals at National PBL Business Competition

Two members of the Cayuga Community College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business club advanced to the finals at the National Future Business Leaders PBL Conference in Anaheim, Calif., last month.

Jodi Rogers of Red Creek and Kevin Franceschelli of Auburn both placed in the top 15 nationally in their respective competition category, word processing and public speaking. Rogers outperformed peers across the country in a timed written test on seven Microsoft Office-based exercises, and Franceschelli scored high in his poised delivery of a four-minute speech, for which he only had 10 minutes to prepare.

The two students were part of a five-member team from Cayuga who qualified at states to compete at the national competition. The other team members included James Molina of Philadelphia (public speaking), Max Appleby of Weedsport (Community Service, Sales Presentation, and Hospitality and Tourism), and Natalie Krone of Auburn (Community Service).

“Participating in the conference gave me the opportunity to interact with peers from around the country,” Rogers said. “The experience highlights not only the similarities and differences of the courses taught at similar institutions. Additionally, it enables participants to showcase their strengths and abilities through the competitions. The national conference is a great experience for PBL members.”

Business Instructor and Club Advisor Amy Valente said she was proud of the success her students achieved. “It was a huge accomplishment for two of our students to be in the finals,” she said. “Besides the competitive events, there were days of workshops which were very informative and worthwhile for me and the students. Overall, it was an excellent conference.”

The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth, according to the national PBL web site.

Area Students Graduate from Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, NY – The following area residents were among students to graduate from Morrisville State College in May.

Jed Giblin, a resident of Central Square, NY received a degree in Network Administration – BT.

Mayghan Sickles, a resident of Cleveland, NY received a degree in Individual Studies.

Chelsi Richer, a resident of Mallory, NY received a degree in Applications Software – BT.

Brett Wideman, a resident of Mexico, NY received a degree in Network Administration – BT.

Christopher Oconnor, a resident of New Haven, NY received a degree in Ag Business Development – BBA.

Jonathan Mahan, a resident of Oswego, NY received a degree in Natural Resources Conservation.

Jeffrey Lalone, a resident of Parish, NY received a degree in Mechanical Engineering Tech.

Nathaniel Perry, a resident of Parish, NY received a degree in Automotive Technology – BT.

Brendan Clerkin, a resident of Parish, NY received a degree in Associate Degree Nursing.

Julia Wisner, a resident of Pennellville, NY received a degree in Agricultural Business.

Lauren Gregory, a resident of Pulaski, NY received a degree in Individual Studies.

Jordan Smith, a resident of Richland, NY received a degree in Individual Studies.

Jacob Bombard, a resident of West Monroe, NY received a degree in Automotive Technology.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses.

An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.

Arthur P. (Arkie) Price, 67

OSWEGO, NY – Arthur P. (Arkie) Price, 67, a resident of West Fifth Street Road, Oswego, passed away Monday July 29, 2013, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Arthur H. and Harriet (Taylor) Price.

Arthur P. (Arkie) Price

Arthur P. (Arkie) Price

Arkie retired from Niagara Mohawk after 40 years of employment.

He was a bus driver for Golden Sun for many years.

He served two terms for the Minetto Highway Department.

Arkie was a longtime volunteer and treasurer for the Minetto Fire Department.

He was a member of the Oswego Elks and a communicant of Grace Lutheran Church where he served as treasurer for more than 30 years.

He enjoyed spending time at his camp at Raquette Lake.

Surviving are a sister, Michelene (Tom Veri) Gary of Oswego; a niece, Wendy Falls; a nephew Boby Gary (Kevin Ott); great-nieces and great-nephews, Zachary Falls and Brendan Falls, Taylor Falls; a cousin Diana Desens.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 201 E. Sixth St., Oswego.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Louis M. Eusepi Jr., 87

OSWEGO, NY – Louis M. Eusepi Jr., 87, a resident of Oswego, passed away Monday July 29, 2013, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Luigi and Tina (Favata) Eusepi.

Louis was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a self-employed business manager and owner.

Surviving are one son, Louis Eusepi III; two sisters, Pauline Farrell of Oswego and Grace DeDomenico of Long Island.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Adele, in 1996; his brothers, Fredrick, Matthew, Angelo and Joseph Eusepi; and his sister, Mary Wheeler.

Services will be held privately.

Entombment will be in All Saints’ Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com

Novelis Fan Can Chase Finale Highlights Mr. Novelis Supermodified Event at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY – The third and final round of the Novelis Fan Can Chase will take place this Saturday as a part of the 27th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified event at Oswego Speedway.

Saturday night’s collection will take place outside the main gate to the Speedway from 3 – 6 p.m.

More than 22,000 cans were recycled during the second round of the Fan Can Chase on July 6, bringing the season total to 37,500 cans with one collection remaining.

Carl Schadt currently leads the individual redemption standings at 4,921 with Lester Smart trailing in second at 3,900 cans.  Ron Gunther, Brad Smart, and Jim Larkin fill out the top five positions heading into the final collection night on Saturday with Speedway ticket’s and other prizes on the line for those race fans that recycle the most can’s by season’s end.

The donation of 100-199 New York State 6 cent recyclable cans from the same household will earn one family member a $7 food voucher for the concession stands on that night. Households with donations of 200-499 cans will earn (1) General Admission ticket for a future regular race night, while those who donate between 500-999 cans will be rewarded with (2) General Admission tickets for a future regular race night and one chance to win a 2-Seat Supermodified ride to be raffled that night.

All fans are reminded not to split up their donations on the remaining Fan Can Chase race dates. Several fans in the past have separated race date donations into different names and have missed out on season long prizes even though those multiple donations were, in fact, from the same household. Splitting up race date donations, in excess of 100 cans will not result in additional $7 food vouchers being issued.

As in the past, names and phone numbers will need to be on all bags turned in and a photo ID will be required, as only one food voucher will be issued per residence. Food vouchers will be dated for use on the date they are issued and must be used in one concession transaction. Food vouchers are good for all menu items except beer and wine.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com, FOLLOW on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway, or LIKE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

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