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					                                                                                                                                    HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/1

     Volume 202, No. 22                                                                      & Morrisville                                                                      Eye On
    May 31 to June 6, 2006
         5O CENTS
                                                                                                                       Home of Joyce Nevison
                                                                                                                                                                             Local News

                                                                                                                       PCD looks for input
                                                                                                                       on vision statement
                                                                                                                       Public meetings planned                  eteria in Hamilton and 7 p.m. June
                                                                                                                                                                7 at the Poolville Community Cen-
                                                                                                                           for June 6 and 7                     ter.
                                                                                                                          The Partnership for Community            For almost three months, mem-
                                                                                                                       Development has scheduled two            bers of the PCD Economic Develop-
                                                                                                                       public meetings for open discus-         ment Plan Steering Committee and
                                                                                                                       sion of draft economic develop-          Advisory Board have relied on
                                                                                                                                      ment vision state-        business owner and community in-
                                                                                                                         Eye On       ments for the vil-        put provided last fall through sur-
                                                                                                                                      lages of Hamilton         veys and focus group discussions
                                                                                                                                      and Earlville as          to shape their discussions of the
                                                                                                                                      well as the town of       economic outlooks for the villages
                                                                                                                                      Hamilton. The ses-        of Hamilton and Earlville, as well
                                                                                                                        Local News sions will be held           as the town of Hamilton.
                                                                                                                                      at 7 p.m. June 6 at
                                                                                                                       the Hamilton Central School Caf-                            See ‘PCD,’ page 3
   time!                                                                                                               Reward offered for
   Meet the top
  students from
  the MECS and
                                                                                                                       driver in fatal crash
                                                                                                                          On May 14, Mother’s Day, the          curve, a minivan traveling south-
   HCS Class of                                                                                                        New York State Police in                 bound on Route 8 had entered the
 2006 and learn                                                                                                        Morrisville investigated a one-car       curve in the northbound lane.
                                                                                                     DANA SUE MILLER   serious personal injury motor ve-        Kelleher attempted evasive action
where graduates               Second graders Tristen Martin (partially hidden) and Wayne Lyrek watch closely while     hicle accident that occurred at ap-      by driving to the east shoulder.
are heading after             Edward R. Andrews Elementary enrichment teacher Joyce Nevison sets up an experi-         proximately 8 a.m. on State Route        Kelleher’s vehicle struck a guide
  high school. A              ment. Nevison was selected as the Employee of the Year for the district this year.                         8, Leonardsville,      rail at which time the victim
                                                                                                                                         town              of   struck her head on the rear passen-
 complete list of                                                                                                        Eye On          Brookfield, Madi-      ger door frame. The description of
   graduates is
    inside our
  Salute to the
                                MECS honors                                                                                              son County. The
                                                                                                                                         victim in the acci-
                                                                                                                                         dent, Elaine L.
                                                                                                                                                                the southbound minivan is as fol-
                                                                                                                                                                lows: a blue or teal colored
                                                                                                                                                                minivan, newer style, unknown

                              Employee of the Year
                                                                                                                                         Tsadilas, 76, of 146   make/model, being operated by an
 Class of 2006.                                                                                                         Local News Camp Hill Road,              adult white female.
                                                                                                                                         South New Berlin,         The family of Tsadilas has of-
      Inside                                                                                                           succumbed to her injuries on at          fered a $5,000 reward for any in-
                                                                                                                       6:25 p.m. May 23 while at St.            formation that will lead to the ar-
                                    District honors                      with all students at Andrews in
                                                                                                                       Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica.             rest and conviction of the opera-
                                                                         grades kindergarten through sixth
                                                                                                                          The accident occurred when the        tor of the southbound minivan.
    Worn Again                     ‘a woman for all                      grade at least once a week, and de-
                                                                         pending on the current topic, some
                                                                                                                       operator of the vehicle, James           Anyone who may have any infor-
                                                                                                                       Kelleher, also of South New Berlin,      mation is requested to contact the
    celebrates                         seasons’                          much more. She is well-known for
                                                                                                                       was traveling northbound on State        New York State Police in Oneida
                                                                         her impressive Science Fairs each
                                     BY DANA SUE MILLER                                                                Route 8. As Kelleher entered a           at 366-6000.
     10 years.                                                           spring. She encourages students to
                                                                         look beyond the predictable. The
        See page 7               At its May meeting the                  results have been impressive. She
                              Morrisville-Eaton Board of Educa-          said she hopes the children will
                              tion honored Joyce Nevison as Em-          look around them and want to learn
CALENDAR .......... 2                           ployee of the Year.      more. It seems to be working be-
                                Eye On          Nevison serves as        cause the students bring her “do-
CLASSIFIEDS ...... B1                           the enrichment           nations,” including wounded but-
EDITORIAL ........... 4                         teacher at the Ed-       terflies and fossils, from their yard.
OBITUARIES ....... 24                           ward R. Andrews             In a recent session with Mrs.
                                                Elementary               Kerwin’s second grade class she
RELIGION ........... 22
                               Local News School, a position             wandered easily from a donated
SPORTS ............. 27                         she has held for 14      jaw bone from some unknown
                              years. The position was adver-             source to cloning to a discussion of
                              tised as a part-time job which she         density and then to rocks. The chil-
                              took because she thought it would          dren eagerly raised their hands to
                              be interesting. Since then the dis-        contribute to the easy flow of the
                              trict has expanded the job into a          lesson. They were disappointed
                              full-time position and Nevison has         when they had to move on to next
                              taken it well beyond full time.            class. Nevison said that she gets a
                                 Interim Superintendent Patrick          lot of help from parents and others
                              Curtin expressed the board’s ap-           in the community who see the
                              preciation for the wonderful things        work she is doing.
                              she does with all the students. He            In addition to expanding the
                              dubbed her a “woman for all sea-           children’s academic knowledge,
                              sons” alluding to the year long em-        Nevison also offers opportunities                                Raising the colors
                              phasis she places on learning about        to better understand other cultures  Community Memorial Hospital President and CEO David W. Felton, right, Vice President
                              the world the students live in. He         and the earth’s valuable resources.  of Medical Affairs Dr. Michael Jastremski and Director of Building Services Michael
                              concluded by saying that Nevison           As part of the elementary student
                                                                                                              Moshier raise a flag presented to the hospital by the men of ODA 765, 2nd Battalion, 7th
                              is a treasure for the MECS school          council, an after school activity
                              district and that the district is                                               Special Forces Group, Firebase Ghecko in Kandahar Province. The flag flew over Afghani-
                                                                         she advises, the students are con-
                              very fortunate to have her.                                                     stan in March and the gift was arranged by Jastremski’s son-in-law, Master Sergeant Tony
                                                                         tributing to the Save-A-Rainforest
                                 Nevison is a bit more modest            project. She had a parent make a     Pastore, who is serving with the Special Forces. Firebase Ghecko is on the site of what was
                              about her accomplishments. She             large donation of socks and the      once the headquarters of former Supreme Taliban Commander Mullah Mohammed
6    09859 00008          9   will assure you that her program is                                             Omar and the flag’s presence there demonstrates America’s resolve and success in
                              all about the kids. Nevison meets                         See ‘Nevison,’ page 3 fighting terrorism.

       132 Albany St.
    Cazenovia, NY 13035                                                       DATEBOOK
                                                           This Week
                                   People of the World
                                     Paintings and drawings by W. Edward Edmonston, retired
                                   Colgate professor, at the Hamilton Library until June 30.
       Willie Kiernan
                                   Welsh Church opening
          655-3415                   Featuring barbershop style singing group at 7 p.m. Sunday
   republican@cnylink.com          June 4, located on Welsh Church Road in East Nelson. Call 55-
                                   Learn how-to night:
                                     Mint Meadows, soap makers from Erieville, will show how
                                   soap is made at 6:30 p.m. June 1. Come and learn why making
                                   soap was so important in the 19th century and see some of their
                                   samples. This program is a part of the Morrisville Public Library’s
                                   Madison County Bicentennial Celebration.
            Sports:                Children’s art show
         Phil Blackwell              The Barge Canal Coffee Shop at 11:30 a.m. Saturday June 3.
       434-8889, ext. 348          Book and print signing with Will Moses
    pblackwell@cnylink.com           At the Evergreen Gallery between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday June 4.
                                   Ice Cream Opus
                                     Classical music at the Earlville Opera House at 3 p.m. Sunday Peterboro’s Civil War Weekend is scheduled for June 10 and 11. It begins at 10
                                   June 4.                                                         a.m. on the Peterboro Green with a variety of activities commemorating Civil
                                                                                                           War history. For more, see page 10.

    Display Advertising:
                                                             Ongoing                                       Quilters meet
                                                                                                             10 a.m. every Tuesday the Quilters Club meets in the
          Lori Lewis               Tuesdays                                                                Morrisville Public Library Program Room. Cross-stitching,
          655-3415                   Colgate Inn 7 to 10 p.m. Live Jazz, 824-2300                          patchwork and quilting along with conversation.
     llewis@cnylink.com            Wednesdays                                                              Car donations needed
      (deadline: 5 p.m. Friday)      Hamilton Movie Theater 10 a.m. free children’s matinee, 824-   The NYS Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs are looking for car donations to
                                   2724                                                           help support their programs. Some restrictions apply. 800-246-
                                   Thursdays                                                      0493.
                                     Music in the park 7 p.m., Barge if it rains, 824-4331        Kiddies Korner at Morrisville Public Library
                                   Fridays                                                          10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday. Bring toddlers and
                                     Colgate Inn 8 to 10 p.m. Music and Barbecue, 824-2300        pre-schoolers for an interactive story and craft hour.
                                   Saturdays                                                               Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild meeting
                                     Farmers market on the green 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.                            10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at St. James Episco-
   Classified Advertising:         Sundays                                                                 pal Church in Clinton from September through June. Visitors
           Julie Galvin              Nichols and Beal 6 to 9 p.m. live music in courtyard, 824-2222        and new members welcome.
     (deadline: 5 p.m. Thursday)
                                                                                                                          HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/3

  What’s The
  WORD       ?
   Me, I’m still on the road, head-
ing for another joint. We always
did feel the same, we just saw it
from a different point of view,
                                                                                                                                            From page 1
                                                                                                                                               “The PCD would now like to present the
                                                                                                                                            draft vision statements, and potential ob-
                                                                                                                                            jectives and actions to the public to obtain
                                                                                                                                            further comment and to continue the con-
                                                                                                                                            versation,” said David Hale, Colgate Uni-
                                                                                                                                            versity Treasurer. “A lot of good ideas have
                                                                                                                                            surfaced, but we recognize we can’t do it
                                                                                                                                               Both the steering committee and advi-
                                                                                                                                            sory board are comprised of local resi-
tangled up in blue.
                                                                                                                                            dents, business owners, municipal and
                       -Bob Dylan
                                                                                                                                            Colgate University officials and other com-
                                                                                                                                            munity leaders. Their discussion has cul-
   When some outstanding disas-
                                                                                                                                            minated in draft economic development
ter happens to the ordinary man,
                                                                                                                                            vision statements for the villages of
it finds him prepared. Years of
                                                                                                                                            Hamilton and Earlville, as well as the town
missing the 8:45, taking the dog
                                                                                                                                            of Hamilton. In addition, the group has de-
for a run on rainy nights, endeav-
oring to abate smoky chimneys,
                                                                           Prom Court                                                       veloped a number of potential community
                                                                                                                                            development objectives and initiatives
and coming down to breakfast The 2006 MECS Prom Court: Chad Roher and Kayla VanDee, Brandon Confer and Jessica Simmons, Queen
                                                                                                                                            that work toward capitalizing on potential
and discovering that they’ve McKay Mennig and King Austin Blodgett, Prince Ryan Jones and Princess Amber Dailey, Court Daniel Furness and
                                                                                                                                            opportunities or address a particular need.
burned the bacon again, have Jessica DeKing, Andrea Forward and Adam Campbell.
                                                                                                                                            According to Hamilton Mayor Sue
given his soul a protective hard-
                                                                                                                                            McVaugh, “the list of potential initiatives

                                           Fifth Hamilton Music Mix
ness, so that by the time his
                                                                                                                                            was the result of the consultant’s findings,
wife’s relations arrive for a long
                                                                                                                                            suggestions from residents and business
visit he is ready for them.
                                                                                                                                            owners and hours of discussion among the
              -P.G. Wodehouse
                                                                                                                                            PCD Advisory Board members.”
   In dealing with stress, the
most important thing is finding
out where there is an imbalance
                                                kicks off July 15                                                                              With additional public input, the advi-
                                                                                                                                            sory board and steering committee mem-
                                                                                                                                            bers hope to draft an action plan that would
                                             Great music, delicious food, arts and        favorite for families and will feature two        then be presented to the community in the
in your life. Forget special diets,
                                          crafts and fun family activities bring thou-    new events: Tracy Kane, children’s au-            next few months.
expensive retreats, and tran-
                                          sands to the annual Hamilton Music Mix.         thor, will read her book “Fairy Houses,”             “As a community we need to prioritize
quilizers, finding a balance in
                                          This year Saturday July 15 promises to be       followed by a workshop for people to build        and pursue the initiatives most important
your work, rest, and play is truly
                                          the best yet. Viva Quetzal will start off the   a fairy house, and the Rosamond Gifford           to the residents and businesses of the
the most effective treatment for
                                          day with Latin American favorites as the        Zoo will present an exhibit of wild, exotic       Hamilton area,” said Walter Jaquay,
stress you will find.
                                          “world” music this year. Hamiltonian Geoff      rainforest animals.                               Hamilton town supervisor.
              -Theresa Cheung
                                          Kraly returns from New York City with his          Volunteers are needed to help perform a           “Everyone is putting in long hours en-
                                          band to play fusion jazz. Matt Chase and the    variety of tasks: from setting up to taking       gaging the public in discussion and debat-
   What precisely is my object
                                          Thunder Canyon Band bring a new country         down, taking photos, answering questions,         ing some tough topics,” said Mike Ogden,
in writing? If it is not for the pub-
                                          and the Wood’s Tea Company wraps up with        selling musical notes and more.                   President of the PCD. “Although we have
lic, then after all, why should I
                                          folk, bluegrass and celtic tunes.                  For     more      information       visit      some decision making ahead, I have to say
not simply recall these incidents
                                             Once again artists, farmer’s market          partnersatwork.org or contact Patricia von        that this discussion and process is cer-
in my own mind without putting
                                          vendors, restaurants, the Car Cruise-in         Mechow, festival coordinator, Partnership         tainly beginning to open lines of communi-
them down on paper?
                                          and Craig Crouch’s Lake Moraine Run will        for Community Development at 825-3537 or          cation among community leaders and
           -Fyodor Dostoevsky                                                                                                               build consensus. In the end we hope to
                                          be featured. The Kids’ Space Tent is a          pvonmechow@twcny.rr.com.
                                                                                                                                            have consensus about which direction we
Clues: 1. Quartered apples
                                                                                                                                            want to head as a community.”
2. Noah’s triage 3. Ready                                                                                                                      The Partnership for Community Devel-
Answer on page 5.                                                                                                                           opment was formed in 1999 to develop and
                                          From page 1                                                                                       implement a community-driven revital-
                                                                                          instrumental in getting grants for supplies for   ization strategy focused on economic and
Public is invited                         group decided to send them to the soldiers      the gardening and beautification projects the     community development initiatives that
   The Cazenovia Fine Arts Depart-        in Iraq. This year a new opportunity sprang     students have initiated around the school.        will boost Hamilton’s role as a key eco-
ment will present several spring events   up when a young student whose family has           Nevison said that she continues to take        nomic, educational, civic and cultural hub
through June. The schedule of con-        ties to Kenya decided to collect school sup-    courses and read a wide range of materials to     in Central New York.
certs and art shows is as follows:        plies for the school children there who have    keep current with new topics that might be           Hamilton area residents are encouraged
   Thursday, June 1: Middle School        so little. The project has expanded beyond      of interest to the children. When she is not at   to attend either the June 6 or 7 meeting.
Concert and Art Show, 7 p.m.              the school walls to a Syracuse area school      school or chasing down supplies for the next      During the meeting, draft vision state-
   Monday, June 5: High School Art        that has adopted the project as well.           activity, she likes to kayak, participate in      ments and potential economic develop-
Show Opening & Reception at                  Debra Dushko, the principal of the           Hamilton Garden Club activities, putter in        ment objectives and initiatives will be
Cazenovia                                 Andrews Elementary School, describes            her own gardens or walk her dog, Quinn.           presented and discussed. Participants will
   College Art Gallery, 7 p.m.            Nevison as extremely kid-focused. She also      Maybe she will find time in the near future to    then be asked to help fine tune the vision
   Wednesday, June 7: High School         complimented her by adding that she has a       indulge in her secret desire two leisurely        statements and prioritize the initiatives.
Music Department “Cazenovia in Con-       real sense of the mission of school that in-    read a novel or to, but meanwhile she will        For more information call the PCD Office
cert” atthe John H. Mulroy Civic Cen-     cludes learning and caring. Dushko empha-       most likely be chasing after the next cre-        at 825-3537.
ter, 7:30 p.m.                            sized her ability to bring out the individual   ative way to challenge her students.
                                          strengths of each student. She has also been

                                 EDITORIAL                                                  Life in the fast food lane
                                                                                               You know how some days                                                   So now that I’ve rooted out
 Notice the jagged                                                                          you just don’t feel like cooking?
                                                                                            Well, that’s most days. What
                                                                                                                                                   Willie            my uneasiness, I can approach
                                                                                                                                                                     the day with a clean heart and a
 margin on the right
                                                                                            about the days you really can’t                                          fresh start. I’ll go for a walk and
                                                                                            cook. That happened to me last                                           ride my bike to work. The fresh
                                                                                            night. We had everything; I                                              air always sharpens my mind.
    Opinions are like belly buttons: Everybody’s got one. It is                             went shopping, but I just                               On the job I’ve decided that consciousness
 what makes us unique. It gives us a sense of free will. We form                            couldn’t cook dinner. We called                                          is the secret to life. Being alert
 them without knowing why or how. It’s just a part of the                                   out for pizza and wings. Now I                                           makes time go slower, hence,
 human condition to have opinions, nothing to be ashamed of,                                have to write my column, and I        extra hour because the night       you live longer. You can have
 or too proud of either. But opinions have a place and should be                            just can’t. Nothing comes to          previous I was ripped off due to hundreds of thoughts bouncing
 carefully applied. They should be typed and e-mailed, not                                  mind. Maybe I’m in a rut of           a late gig and an early paper      around your head every
 spray-painted.                                                                             sorts. I have an early deadline       production. I dreamed that a       minute. Or you can get off the
    Sometimes opinions are veiled as beliefs or even facts. Very                            this week and Baxter is not           lady I did not know was making couch, three hours older, with
 strong arguments are made, sometimes in the heat of anger, to                              helping. Maybe that’s what’s          me feel guilty that my grand-      one thought: The Yankees lost.
 prove the truth of one man’s opinion over another’s. Surely many                           stressing me out. I’m convinced       mother was drinking alone and         The key is blood flow. I know
 documented facts through the years began as opinions and later                             stress is the root of all evil, the   how come I never visited her.      that if I can get my blood
 grew more substantial. And likewise, many facts through the                                bullet with my name on it.               It’s true that I’ve been        flowing I can think more and do
 years turned out to be merely strong opinions by influential fact                             Sleep is the best medicine for     cutting back on my drinking,       more. I’ll be able to attain all
 makers.                                                                                    stress. There’s nothing like a        there was only one way to cut      those things I was hoping for,
    Newspaper text appears in various forms, but there is                                   good night’s sleep to recharge        and it had to be back, but I still physical well-being and peace
 always a distinction between a news column and an opinion                                  the batteries. Sleep is my            felt I should be visiting my       of mind. Surpassing the expec-
 column. The news column has a straight edge on both the left                               favorite drug. It’s as addictive      lonely grandmother. The lady,      tations of my mother may be a
 and the right margin, while an opinion column only has a                                   as heroin but without the             who was my grandmother’s           little too much to ask, but from
 straight edge on the left hand side. You will notice the differ-                           needles. It’s more relaxing than      daughter, alluded to her dead      now on I’m going to live my life
 ence in type on page 5 compared to page 1. The front page is                               pot without the munchies or the       sister, my mother, saying she      faster. I’m going to travel at the
 straight news and the margins reflect that on both sides. Pages                            paranoia. It’s a more perfect         would’ve expected more from        speed of light, then I’ll turn on
 4 and 5 in this paper are reserved for opinions. The paper does                            balance than uppers and               me. I woke up feeling extremely my headlights and turn back
 not necessarily agree or disagree with any of the opinions                                 downers. It’s more hallucino-         guilty, an emotion not easily      time. Maybe I’ll visit my
 except for the editorial, which is what you are currently                                  genic than LSD, my dreams are         contrived.                         grandmother more often.
 reading. An editorial is an opinion that the newspaper staff                               anyway. And it trumps booze              As a routine, I address my      Maybe I’ll get to know the sister
 agrees on.                                                                                 every time. Sleeping it off is        early morning grogginess with      my mother never had. It’s all
    In recent weeks, there have been some harsh opinions                                    always the best solution, unless      a jog to the porch for the morn-   possible, when you’re blood is
 appearing in this paper. Some readers have disagreed                                       you’re driving or at your             ing daily, a skip to the kitchen   flowing.
 strongly with the opinions of some of the writers. The writers                             girlfriend’s parents’ house for       for my daily caffeine and a           Sorry about the writer’s
 get to express themselves in letters to the editor, or sometimes                           dinner.                               sprint to the bathroom for my      block, I’m sure it’s just my latent
 in the form of a guest column. The newspaper is a proper                                      The best sleep follows exhaus-     mandatory sit-down. By this        sobriety rearing its ugly head.
 forum to air out differences, as long as the dialogue is clean                             tion. Never does a pillow feel so     time, I’m fully awake and able     Baxter, my wood-carved jack-
 and pertinent. The newspaper encourages written response                                   good as at the end of a long hard     to deal with my mental hy-         rabbit, doesn’t disagree. He’s
 and equal time.                                                                            day of physical activity, prefer-     giene. First of all, my mother     peaceful and calm, but always
    It is the newspaper’s prerogative to responsibly print what                             ably in fresh air. Otherwise, if      never had a sister. Secondly,      ready to jump. I think there’s a
 is responsibly written. It is also the newspaper’s duty to print                           you only sleep two hours one          my grandmother has been dead lesson there and I wish the
 disagreeable opinions that are submitted in fair manner. It is                             night, it’s always good to catch      for almost 15 years and she        Yankees could learn it. If stress
 not the newspaper’s intention to draw a line in the sand,                                  up the next night with a full         never drank. That my mother        is a bullet, you don’t need to
 though it may be the writer’s intention. The newspaper’s                                   eight and maybe one or two            always expected more from me, dodge it. If you get your blood
 place is to be the forum wherein all opinions may be heard.                                extra. The dreams in that last        I can live with that. But a guilt- flowing you can just outrun it.
 The side of a garage is not the proper forum; the newspaper is.                            portion are always worth the          inflicting diatribe from an aunt Anyway, so it’s pizza and wings
                                                                                            time.                                 that never was, that’s just too    this time and next week I’ll cook
                                 IN HISTORY                                                    This morning I got to sleep an     much.                              you up something real good.

    June 1, 1938 - The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was
                                                                                            FROM THE MAIL BAG
    June 2, 1924 - Congress granted U.S. citizenship to all American Indians.                                                simply state that he was one of      treat his friends, and many he
    June 5, 1968 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the              Thanks for the                   the most decent and kind             had as could be determined by
 next day.
    June 6, 1944 - Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy,              support                          individuals I have ever met. An the number of people he would
                                                                                                                             early memory of Richard is of        know in a restaurant or walking
 France, on D-Day.                                                                          To the editor,                   him popping over to our house        along Albany Street.
    June 7, 1776 - Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the                The family of Mary T. Clarke one summer evening, while we             Kelly and I moved to our
 Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.                              is grateful for the kind words   were still busily constructing a present home during the
                                                                                            and expressions of sympathy      cedar deck. In one hand was a        summer of 2003 and like most
                                                                                            from so many friends and         bottle of wine and in the other a people who move, we lost the

                       Tribune                                                              neighbors throughout the         platter of shrimp cocktail.
                                                                                            community. You thoughtfulness “Even busy carpenters need a
                                                                                            and loving concern mean a
                                                                                            great deal to all of us and have
                                                                                                                             break,” he said. He always had
                                                                                                                                                                  daily intimacy that we came to
                                                                                                                                                                  enjoy with Richard. Anytime I
                                                                                                                                                                  would call or see him on the
                                                                                                                             a smile and went out of his way street, he never failed to give
                                   132 Albany St.,                                          provided support and comfort     to make you feel at ease.            me that big smile, and spend a
                            Cazenovia, New York 13035                                       during a time of sorrow.            Dick threw fabulous Christ-       little time with me. Like most
                                  USPS # 004-429
                                 ISSN # 1526-2537
                                                                                                     THE CLARKE FAMILY mas parties, to which we were              people, we had a short-hand
                     Phone: 315-655-3415 ● Fax: 315-655-3813                                                                 privileged to be invited. His        language, where we would be
                            Willie Kiernan, Editor                                          In honor of                      house was always decorated to        caught up with each other after
                                                                                                                             the nines, full of good people       just a few sentences. Cazenovia
                   Lori A. Lewis, Advertising Representative
               Pam Kennedy, Madison County Advertising Director
                                                                                            Richard Ayer                     and good times. He was overly        has lost an extremely good
                                                                                            To the editor:                   generous, insisting on paying        person, and Kelly and I will
     The Hamilton & Morrisville Tribune is a unit of Eagle Newspapers,                                                       for lunch or dinner (the             miss him very much.
                                                                                               My wife Kelly and I moved
                                    434-8889                                                                                 Lincklaen was his favorite),           PHIL AND KELLY FOLTMAN
                                                                                            next door to Richard in the
               Richard K. Keene, President and CEO, Ext. 302                                                                 even if it was your turn many                     WILLOWIND FARM,
                                                                                            spring of 1993. Within a few
                   John McIntyre, Vice President and COO                                                                     times over. He just loved to                                 MANLIUS
                David Grieves, Operations Manager, Ext. 311                                 days we were treated to meet-
                                                                                            ing Richard and his late com-
                                                                                                                                   LETTERS POLICY
                     David Tyler, Executive Editor, Ext. 340
                    Daniel Lovell, Managing Editor, Ext. 330                                panion, Donald Utter. Both men
          Tami Grashof, Corporate Advertising Director, Ext. 320                            were exceedingly warm and
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YOUNG            VOICES                                                    Oh say can you see...or sing?
                                                                              Our culturally disadvantaged                                           still unfolding / over the land of
what they say                       or not even try at all.
  the car winds down the road
                                                                           president is saying the “Star-
                                                                           Spangled Banner” should be
                                                                                                                                 Donald              the free / The sacred flag....”
                                                                                                                                                         The second verse - only two
  as you slowly turn the wheel      The alleys are dark in Cazenovia       sung only in English. Are we                           Krueger            so far - does seem to have a bit
around the curve.                   all three of them.                     looking at a marital tiff here?                                           of timely ethnic self-interest:
  not concentrating really                                                 Laura says, “I don’t think
  just letting the road flow                                               there’s anything wrong with
                                                                                                                                                                      are equal / We
                                                                                                                                     Cazenovia “Freedom, wein our anthem....
                                                                                                                                                     are brothers,
  following where it can take       The Wall                               singing it in Spanish,” as hubby                        curmudgeon My people keep fighting / It’s
you.                                                                       George is reported to have done                                           time to break the chains....” No
  above you, gray sky covers
                                              BY NYE CAREY                 while on the campaign trail in        Bill O’Reilly, who would like to threat to the original. The
blue                                                                       2004, complete with mariachi          get our minds off their, respec-    British music producer says its
  a hint of pink in the east           A year ago, I saw the most          band. Has he ever had “guest          tively, drug and sexual harass-     not to discourage anyone new to
  a bright yellow sun shining.      moving thing that I have ever          workers,” legal or not, on his        ment problems. Small                the U.S. from learning English. I
  each a little piece of what the   seen. I was in Washington D.C.         Texas ranch? Presidential aides       minds...busy, busy, busy.           wonder, did he himself write it
day could hold.                     when I went to the Vietnam             deny everything.                         Speaking of such, George W. or did he commission it from
  you never know which              War Memorial. There was an                Dubya was moved to his             did say, in reply to a press-       those American-citizen Puerto
  until you get up and live.        older man kneeling and touch-          pronouncement by the appear-          conference question, that he        Rican singers?
                                    ing the wall with one hand as if       ance of a Spanish-language            doesn’t believe the war in Iraq         One other thing: given the
   the road still goes on           he was touching a loved one            version of our national anthem        is a sign of the Apocalypse or      desecrations of the English
   you can’t see any more than      again. He was also sobbing as if       courtesy of a British(!) music        fulfillment of Biblical prophecy: language Star-Spangled Banner
the next curve                      the walls could talk and tell him      producer with the help of hip-        “I guess I’m more of a practical by assorted performers, celebri-
   the crest of the coming hill.    the one he cared about was             hop stars and Puerto Rican            fellow.” Jack Van Impe take         ties and 10-year-old children –
   uncertainty lies beyond          okay. After watching for a             singers. George does know             note.                               Jimi Hendrix and Rosanne Barr
   but if you persevere you’ll      minute, the man got up and laid        Puerto Ricans are all American           As for the Spanish language      among them – this harmless bit
find it.                            a dark red rose on the granite         citizens, doesn’t he? A fact often    anthem, it’s more of a take-off     of Spanish language doesn’t
   they say                         wall.                                  overlooked by New Yorkers,            than a translation. It won’t win seem to be worth getting all hot
   ‘so you don’t know where            After this, it hit me how it        especially, who say, “They all        any more petry prizes than the      and bothered about, not hurting
you’re going yet.’                  must feel to lose a brother, son,      look alike to me.” Members of         original, and doubtful it it’ll     anyone of whatever race, creed,
   it doesn’t matter.               or father. And this blended in         Congress are also in a tizzy, as if   bring tears to the eyes of          color or place of national origin.
   you’ve got time.                 to what my father had said to          they haven’t anything better to       Olympic medal winners, sung         As a sensible sounding letter-to-
                                    me a while back. He said that          worry about. Interviewed on           to the tune of that old English     the-New York Times writer
   time to burn                     there was no honor guard or            ABC-TV, members appear not            drinking song or not. The           said, “Saying that the anthem
   time to waste                    parade or happy families after         to know the words to the first        Spanish language title is           should be sung only in English
   time to let your mind wander     he came back from the war. He          verse...in English, never mind        “Nuestro Himno” - “Our              is like Bible publishers saying
like the meandering road.           said that there was just a little      Spanish.                              Hymn” or “Our Anthem” in            that the Bible be read only in its
   so take the chance.              old woman with donuts and                 Why all the fuss? Well, there      English, not “Himno Nacional.” original languages.”
                                    coffee for a plane full of soldiers.   are Dubya’s poll numbers; it was         The words are respectful             Has anyone asked Madison
   your wheels are smooth on the    And the home that he left was          time for someone in a right-wing      enough and in their own way         County’s immigrant workers
pavement                            not the same one that he had           think tank somewhere to come up       appropriately patriotic: “The       what they think? Odd, those
   as the journey continues.        left. No one appreciated what          with yet another inconsequential      day is breaking, do you see it?     flag-waving real Americans
   an expedition                    the soldiers were doing or what        emotion-arousing issue to take        In the / light of the dawn? /       seeing an occasional Mexican
   you’ll find what you’ve been     they were dying for. The only          our minds off the really big stuff,   What we so acclaimed at             flag: are they so bothered by
looking for in the end.             thing that they had to show for        like (same) sex and war. A vast       nightfall? / Its stars, its stripes Irish flags on St. Patrick’s Day
   the future’s never been more     the war was a granite wall with        right-wing conspiracy at work         / flew yesterday / in the fierce    or Italian flags on Columbus
clouded                             the 58,000 names of their fallen       here?                                 battle / in a sign of victory, /    Day? In the meantime, don’t let
   but in your heart the most       brothers. This made me mad                It’s been a trip for letters-to-   the glow of battle, in step with    trying to remember the words,
clear.                              and sad at the same time,              the-editor writers and, of            liberty.... (Chorus) Oh say! / the English or Spanish, keep you
   the road is right                knowing that their country and         course, for Rush Limbaugh and         voice of your starry beauty / is awake at night....
   and so is the time.              government had turned their
   you drive alongside the sun-     back on the soldiers.
set, taking the next turn.             It was like the 58,000 dead
   if only you could see it now.    were there, staring at me as I
                                    looked at the wall. Its beautiful
  so you don’t know where           polished face reflects the                Something happened last                                                 the room I’d closed myself into.
you’re going, they all say.         carnage of the war. It also felt       week. Something really weird.                                              I had an appointment with
  you quietly smile                 like the ghosts of Vietnam were           It happened somewhere                             Samanthi              myself, and it was long overdue.
                                    laid to rest at that wall and as if    between a triple article dead-                                             The second breath began to feel
  exhale and lean back.
  because in your heart             the men were waiting for their         line, trying to moonwalk out of
                                                                                                                                Martinez              right again, and I mentally
  you know you do                   families to say goodbye.               a project I had insinuated                                                 crossed things off my to-do list.
                                                                           myself into, volunteering to be                          Tea &             Not things I had done, but
Cazenovia                           Roses                                  in two places at one time, and                         simplicity          things I wouldn’t do, couldn’t
                                                                           cooking a Mexican dinner for                                               do, and shouldn’t have agreed
                                             BY MIA REIZUN                 15 hungry teenage girls. Now,                                              to in the first place. I was
                                                                           don’t get me wrong - individu-        things in different colors so that   beginning to get the hang of
A small quaint community,                                                  ally, these are the things I live     it looks pretty.) But the cre-       breathing again, nice and slow.
                                    Oh, the colors that you can hold,      for. My dream job would be to         scendo that started with                When I turned the page to a
perfect to raise a family they
                                    Chosenwhenyouareinaseed’swomb          float from one volunteer assign-      Monday; the checklists, the          new week, and it was Monday
                                    Brought to life when you choose        ment to another, day planner in       errands, the appointments,           again, I knew I had another
The people who move to town,                                               hand. Call me the princess of         raced through Tuesday and            chance. Another go at keeping
                                    to bloom
drive through,                                                             projects - I’ll take ‘em all on!      Wednesday, picking up steam          things simple and sane, taking
                                    You are never dull and always bold
the perfect place.                                                         What? You need dinner for 30          and bits of tooth and nail. By       on only what I knew I could
                                                                           people lickety-split? You can         the time Friday arrived, I was a     handle and delegating the rest. I
                                    A reminder that one is in              count on me! And writing was          mess. On top of that, my allergy     paced my work; I made a vow to
You have to live here to know,                                             just like talking except with                                              under-promise and over-
                                    another’s grace,                                                             medicine left me feeling fuzzy
every town has its alleys, dirty                                           letters, and I don’t think I’ve       and vague.                           deliver.
                                    That to someone one is held most
and dark                                                                   ever been at a loss for words.            I wondered what happened            The trouble with wearing
                                                                           But last week, I crashed and          to my manageable routine. I          many hats is that you’ve got to
                                    Possessing a love that would           burned. Luckily not the dinner.       used to have one, and it wasn’t      have a pretty big hat rack to
Where deals take place,
                                    bring one to cry                       That was about the only thing         that long ago, as I recall. But by   hang them all on when you’re
and the homeless sleep.                                                    that got done right.                  the time Saturday skidded into       not wearing them. But the
                                    And always bringing smiles upon
                                    a face                                    When I look back at my             the picture, I was being carried     opportunity to do, go, see, be
Caz has only three alleys,                                                 calendar, I can see where I went      along the waves of confusion to      there (and not be square) is
a few dark nooks and crannies                                              wrong. It was the classic             the mainland of chaos. And like      worth it. To be engaged and
                                    Your smell is a reminder of a          example of over-commitment.           the frog in the pot of water on      useful is all we ever really need
and one homeless man,
                                    deep love,                             You know - that feeling of being      the stove, I let it engulf me,       out of life. You have to be able to
who left long ago.                                                         spread so thin that you’re            rolling with fluid intensity and     smile and enjoy the sunshine
                                    That one always finds most sweet
                                    That brings back memories of           practically transparent, as if        beginning to feel the heat. I        while you’re being useful,
There are many more alleys                                                 the very life will evaporate out      knew I was cooked.                   though. And you have to know
                                    when people first meet                 of you in a gust of wind. A               The road back started with       when to write things in your
in this town that the “old and
                                    As pure as a heaven sent dove          rainbow of dates and appoint-         one deep, slow breath, bringing      calendar in pencil. Just in case
                                                                           ments scattered like confetti         foreign calm air into my lungs. I    you need an escape hatch.
don’t realize or ignore.                                                   across the pages. (I like to write    leaned back against the door of
                                    To me you represent a part of my
Too good to open their eyes,
                                    Because my middle name and
pay someone else to expose it
                                    yours are one in the same.
                                                                                             What’s the word? Answer: Prepared

                                                  MORRISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
                                                  Celebrating the past
                                                             BY MICHELLE A. FORWARD,                    the library for outdoor games of long ago. See
                                                                LIBRARY MANAGER                         what the children did for fun outside. Refresh-
                                                                                                        ments will be provided.
                                                     Be sure to stop into the library during the           Some upcoming events to celebrate the bicen-
                                                  months of May and June and view Morrisville’s         tennial: Bicentennial Talk June 19 on Abolition,
                                                  Local Landmarks on display now in the program         Bicentennial Talk June 26 on Phrenology, The
                                                  room. The Morrisville Historical Society has          Priceteeni Flea Circus is coming to the library on
                                                  made a wonderful arrangement of all the build-        June 28, on June 29 a Civil War Reenactment and
                                                  ings that are now locally historic. How many do       our big Community picnic with free food and
                                                  you know?                                             square dancing on June 30. Look for details in the
                                                     Did you know that this year Madison County is      upcoming weeks.
                                                                    200 years old? The library is          If you would like a complete listing of events
                                                    Eye On          holding a two month -long cel-      stop into the library and pick up a brochure at the
                                                                    ebration in May and June to         circulation desk or check out our website,
                                                                    honor the bicentennial of our       www.midyork.org/morrisville and click on bi-
                                                                    county. All events are open to      centennial celebration.
                                                                    the public so be sure to join in       If you have any treasure, pirate or parrot para-
                                                   Local News and learn about the local history.        phernalia that you would like to donate for an
                                                     The library will be hosting various different      exhibit in the front foyer, please let us know. The
                                                  areas of Madison County and topics that are rel-      summer reading program this year is Books: A
                                                  evant to the 1800s and Madison County. Join in        Treasure. There will be a display in July on that
                                                  for the bicentennial talks every Monday until the     theme. If you have items that you are willing to
                                                  end of June.                                          donate for the month please stop in at the library
                                                     At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jim Ford will be doing a      or call at 684-9130.
                                                  slide presentation entitled, “Around the town-           As some of you have heard the library is recre-
                                                  ship of Madison.” At 7 p.m. Monday June 12, join      ating a community picnic of the 1800s at the end of
                                                  Sue Greenhagen for her Magical History Tour.          June and is looking for several donations of food
                                                  Take a ride back into history and learn what life     items, to people who would like to help prepare
                                                  was like in this area.                                foods, serve on the evening of the picnic, to clean
                                                     At 6:30 p.m. Friday June 9 bring the family to     up helpers.

                                                  Pay What You Want Tuesday
                                                  returns to Hamilton Theater June 6
                                                                 BY JULIE DUDRICK                       said Hamilton Theater’s Chuck Fox. “For some
                                                                                                        folks, this provides an opportunity to enjoy mov-
                                                     To kick off summer and help celebrate inde-        ies they might not otherwise be able to see. For
                                                  pendent theater for the community, Hamilton           others, this is a way to show their support of the-
                                                  Theater invites guests to pay what you want to        ater programming through their ticket purchase.
                                                  see any movie on Tuesday June 6.                      And, it’s a fun way for the theater to show appre-
                                                                     Introduced originally to help      ciation for the community.”
                                                    Eye On         kick off the return of Bargain          Fox said the theater is grateful to the sponsor of
                                                                   Tuesdays at the theater, Pay         the event, who asked to remain anonymous. The
                                                                   What You Want Tuesday has be-        chamber group from the Chenango Music Festi-
                                                                   come a highlight for moviegoers.     val will entertain arriving guests with music un-
                                                                   Audience members can decide          der the marquee.
                                                  Local News for themselves what to pay for                The theater will feature three outstanding films
                                                                   any movie shown that day.            on June 6, including “X-MEN III: The Last Stand.”
                                                     “The response the first year was so enthusias-     Check movie schedules for exact show times, or
                                                  tic, we’ve repeated the event as a way to cel-        call the theater at 824-2724.
                                                  ebrate independent theater for the community,”

                                                  Community workers receive honors
                                                     Community Memorial Hospital named its 2006         Downen is always acting as advocate with fami-
                                                  Nurse of Distinction and Outstanding Employee         lies and physicians and she is a team player,”
                                                  during a celebration of National Hospital Week.       read her nomina-
                                                     Nancy Downen, a registered nurse in the Am-        tion. “She is
                                                  bulatory Surgery Center, who has been at Com-         positive      and
                                                  munity Memorial for 22 years, was recognized for      smiling from the
                                                                                   her “knowledge,      moment she first
                                                                                   skill and exper-     meets a patient
                                                                                   tise that has al-    and she is always
                                                                                   ways helped her      looking out for
                                                                                   deliver quality      her fellow staff
                                                                                   nursing care,”       members. She
                                                                                   according to a       works well with
                                                                                   colleague who        the physicians
                                                                                   nominated her.       and doesn’t hesi-             Lillian Hicks
                                                                                      Lillian Hicks,    tate to give her
                                                                                   an aide in the di-   opinion, even question an order, and offer alter-
                                                                                   etary depart-        nate ideas. She has a way of seeing the entire
                                                             Nancy Downen          ment, has been       picture, from admission to discharge. She is kind
                                                                                   at the hospital      and compassionate. She cares. She is totally in-
                                                  for 18 years and is known as an employee who          volved in patient care.”
                                                  “never misses work, is always polite, greets ev-         Downen has worked in obstetrics, the special
                                                  eryone with ‘Good morning,’ and stops by at the       care unit, medical/surgical unit and now ambula-
                                                  end of every day to say, ‘Have a good night.’”        tory. As a union representative, she is always
                                                     In presenting the awards, Community Memo-          ready to assist other employees as well as the man-
                                                  rial Hospital President and CEO David W. Felton,      agement team.
                                                  credited the success of what is regarded as one of       Nominated by the entire Dietary Department,
                                                  New York State’s finest rural healthcare systems      Hicks is well-regarded if not beloved.
                                                  “to the hard work of 400 outstanding employees.”         “We can always count on Lillian to make us
                                                  In all, there were six nominees for Nurse of Dis-     smile because she is always smiling herself. She is
                                                  tinction and seven Outstanding Employee nomi-         respectful of everyone in other departments and
                                                     “Patients come first at all times. Nancy                               See ‘Nurses honored,’ page 8
                                                                                                                               HAMILTON & MORRISVILLE TRIBUNE, MAY 31, 2006/7

     Five Corner                      Worn Again - Ten years of service to community
        Buzz                              BY SAMANTHI MARTINEZ                                                                                                       “All the proceeds of our opera-
                                                                                                                                                                  tions go back to the area
Adventure Bikes and                      For    nearly       10   years,                                                                                          churches,” explained Ann
Boards                                Hamilton’s Worn Again resale                                                                                                Beattie, a store volunteer and or-
  Enjoy the time of year on a         clothing store has been receiv-                                                                                             ganizer who has worked with
new bike.                             ing gently used clothes and mak-                                                                                            Worn Again since its inception.
Computers on Hand                     ing them available to the area’s                                                                                            Beattie, a Hamilton resident,
   True Beginnings classes for        bargain hunters. The store, lo-                                                                                             served as the organization’s
Microsoft and Excel to begin          cated at 45 Lebanon St., operates                                                                                           chair years ago, but still volun-
soon. Visit the website at            quietly, with two rooms of qual-                                                                                            teers on a regular basis for two-
computersonhand.org for class         ity clothing, a fitting room, and a                                                                                         hour shifts.
information and hours of opera-       collection room for sorting do-                                                                                                “What we can’t use, we give
tion.                                 nated items. The small army of                                                                                              to the Salvation Army, or to the
Crowe’s Drug Store                    volunteers hails from Hamilton,                                                                                             Earlville Thrift Store, particu-
  Fifty percent off select Yan-       Morrisville, Waterville and                                                                                                 larly items we don’t sell like
kee Candles, while supplies last.     Oriskany Falls.                                                                                                             household goods,” said Beattie.
Also, do yourself a favor and take       The big idea started with                                                                                                   Hamilton village resident
a walk down historic Lebanon          Monsignor John Madden, pastor                                                                                               Noor Khan visited the store re-
Street.                               for both St. Mary’s Catholic                                                                            SAMANTHI MARTINEZ
                                                                                                                                                                  cently to drop off two bags of do-
Evergreen Gallery                     Church in Hamilton and St.            Hamilton’s Worn Again has offered resale clothing for 10 years.                       nated clothes. But she couldn’t
   Will Moses is coming soon.         Joan’s Church in Morrisville.         with a vision for a store that           The store, dubbed “Worn Again”               resist checking the carousels for
Fifty percent off sale on all open    When Fr. Madden came to the           would be clean, organized and            – a tongue-in-cheek reference to             items to buy for friends and fam-
edition prints. Stop in Tuesday       parish in 1993, an annual cloth-      orderly, while maintaining a             the Christian churches’ alliance             ily. She and her husband have
through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30      ing drive was held in the fall, to    sense of dignity, warmth and             that made it possible – opened               taken loads of clothes they pur-
p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3        collect, organize and distribute      cordiality.                              on Dec. 3, 1996 and has operated             chased at Worn Again to give
p.m.                                  good used clothing items. The            “Immediately, it became evi-          nearly 10 years in its original lo-          away on their trips to Egypt.
Julie’s Shear Perfection              basement of St. Mary’s Church         dent that this would be a great          cation.                                         “Worn Again even donated a
  Brenda Dow is back working          served as the clothes depot in        ecumenical effort,” Fr. Madden              Today, the store is staffed by a          couple of bags of clothes to send
Thursday, Friday and Satur-           those days.                           explained. The interfaith en-            core group of volunteers who                 to victims of the earthquake in
days.                                    “It seemed to me that we           deavor began with representa-            take turns sorting donations,                Pakistan,” said Khan.
Nichols and Beale                     ought to have clothing available      tives from First Baptist Church,         staffing the store and serving on               A variety of clothing items for
  For a snack or a meal. Fun food     year-round, especially to deal        Park United Methodist Church,            the board of directors. The hours            men, women and children is
and spirits, open Tuesday to Sun-     with emergencies, like victims        Hamilton Bible Fellowship and            of operation are set to coincide             available and all are clean, in
day. All you can eat lunch buffet.    of fires,” said Fr. Madden, “so       St. Mary’s. Fr. Madden set to            with the hours of the Hamilton               good repair, and are often high
Parry’s                               that is where the idea of having      work securing the space at 45            Food Cupboard to make it easier              quality name-brand items. Store
  Get your propane tank ex-           an outlet came about.” He spear-      Lebanon St., the former location         for people who utilize that ser-             hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
changed at Parry’s for only           headed a team to study the situa-     of the Hamilton Tribune news-            vice to combine errands. Vouch-              Tuesday, Thursday and Satur-
$14.99. New, this year, there is a    tion and provide access to good       paper office, and rallied a group        ers are given to people in need              day.
propane tank for sale that has a      used clothing year-round. He          of volunteers to help organize           and sale prices are kept reason-                To donate clothes, stop by dur-
reserve. Grilling and run out of      took it upon himself to tour thrift   and manage the project.                  able and affordable while main-              ing operating hours, or take your
gas, switch to the reserve and        stores and used clothing outlets         “Then, after that I got out of        taining a notion of self-reliance            donation to one of the area’s par-
get 60 more minutes of grill time.    in surrounding areas, coming up       the way,” chuckled Fr. Madden.           and independence.                            ticipating churches.
On Sale for only $32.99 plus
$14.99 for propane.
The Barge
  Congratulations to Colgate
Earlville Opera House
   Violinist Natalia Zuckerman
at 8 p.m. Saturday May 20.
Hamilton Whole Foods
   More than just food, it’s almost
a gift shop, with candles, greet-
ing cards, pottery, jewelry and
alternative magazines.
Hamilton Flower Shop
   Stop in the Broad Street loca-
tion to see the new spring prod-
ucts, decorating ideas, fresh and
silk cut flowers, open everyday
but Sunday.
JJ’s Salon
   They offer manicures, spa
pedicures, acrylic nails, mas-
sage, waxing, tanning and all
hair services. Open six days,
closed Sunday.
Photo Guy
  New on-line digital photo pro-
cessing. Ready in one hour.
photo-guy.biz. Open Monday
through Saturday noon to 6 p.m.
Village Of Hamilton
   The farmers market runs from
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Vil-
lage Green.

     Main Street
N.Y. Pizza
   Specials include two large
pizzas for $18 and one large pizza
and 24 wings for $20. or two small
pizzas for $11 or one sm pizza
with 12 wings for $11. Call 684-
Copper Turret
   Check out the fresh seafood
special. Line-caught king
salmon, pan seared with fresh

        See ‘Buzz,’ next page

                                                                                                          Hospital employees
           200 quilts go on display                                                                       From page 6                           “The greatest honor,” said
                                                                                                                                             Nancy Downen, summing up the
    Members of the Log Cabin Quilters                New York State, Inc., a not-for-profit, all volun-
                                                                                                          we constantly hear that she is a   awards presentations, “is to be
 (Hamilton) and the Towpath Quilt Guild              teer network of over 30 quilt guilds. The event
                                                                                                          joy to work with. She does what    recognized by our peers.”
 (Fayettevile) are participating in Quilters         includes a quilt show with over 200 beautiful
                                                                                                          is expected of her, happily ac-       Also nominated for Nurse of
 Holiday 2006, to be held on June 9, 10 and 11, at   quilts, a merchant’s mall, workshops, lectures
                                                                                                          cepts other duties and is ready    Distinction were Paula Dart,
 the Holiday Inn Convention Center on Elec-          and guild displays. The show is open to the
                                                                                                          to help out wherever she can.      RN, supervisor (“She is always
 tronics Parkway in Liverpool. Quilters Holi-        public (admission $7) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
                                                                                                          This world could truly benefit     visible, accessible and willing to
 day is sponsored by the Quilters Consortium of      and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
                                                                                                          from having more people like       do whatever is needed to make
                                                                                                          Lillian Hicks. We love you Lil!”   things run smoothly.”), Wendy
                                                                                                                                             Harris, RN in the operating room
                                                                                                                                             (“She works hard to help find so-
                                                                                                                                             lutions, not only to problems in
                                                                                                                                             the OR but with life as well.”),
                                                                                                                                             Karen Nowak, RN in the inten-
                                                                                                                                             sive care unit and emergency
                                                                                                                                             room (“She has a wonderful per-
                                                                                                                                             sonality that assists young and
                                                                                                                                             inexperienced staff to provide
                                                                                                                                             care.”), Chris Shaheen, RN in
                                                                                                                                             the special care unit (“Chris is
                                                                                                                                             always respectful of the patient
                                                                                                                                             and family while she is provid-
                                                                                                                                             ing care and is an advocate for
                                                                                                                                             involving family in patient re-
                                                                                                                                             covery.”) and Diane Wenham,
                                                                                                                                             RN and nurse manager in the
                                                                                                                                             emergency room (“Diane is dedi-
                                                                                                                                             cated to the patients and the hos-
                                                                                                                                             pital. She always gives one hun-
                                                                                                                                             dred percent of herself to the pa-
                                                                                                                                                The Outstanding Employee
                                                                                                                                             nominees include Eladio Ayala,
                                                                                                                                             housekeeping (“Eladio works ef-
                                                                                                                                             ficiently, always does his best,
                                                                                                                                             and is very polite and cheerful.
                                                                                                                                             He is always there to help.”),
                                                                                                                                             Marcia       Head,     radiology
                                                                                                                                             (“Marcia is 100 percent patient
                                                                                                                                             first, never slows down, never
                                                                                                                                             sits still. She even takes on the
                                                                                                                                             responsibility of ordering sup-
                                                                                                                                             plies.”), Patty Howard, certified
                                                                                                                                             nurses aide (“Patty is always
                                                                                                                                             available, she will even come in
                                                                                                                                             on her day off just to help out.
                                                                                                                                             She is friendly with patients and
                                                                                                                                             always smiling.”), Sue Leroy,
                                                                                                                                             med/surg ward secretary (“Sue
                                                                                                                                             is courteous and kind and greets
                                                                                                                                             all with a smile. She assist ev-
                                                                                                                                             eryone who comes through the
                                                                                                                                             door, whether it’s finding a pa-
                                                                                                                                             tient or a fine eatery.”), Gerry
                                                                                                                                             Peckham,         administration
                                                                                                                                             (“Gerry dropped everything
                                                                                                                                             during the hospital surveys and
                                                                                                                                             pulled together all the necessary
                                                                                                                                             policies. She is always willing to
                                                                                                                                             help any employee.” and Becky
                                                                                                                                             Wormuth, medical records
                                                                                                                                             (“Becky always helps everyone
                                                                                                                                             with their work and learns all
                                                                                                                                             the jobs. She gets done what
                                                                                                                                             needs to get done everyday.”)

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                                                                                                                                            EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/9

Three CNY boys excel on 4-H Dairy Bowl team
   Four boys from 3 counties           March. Dairy Bowl is a jeopardy-
joined forces to make up a 4-H         like contest involving questions
North Central District team,           about farming, cows, and the
which placed 2nd at the New York       dairy industry. To compete in the
State 4-H Dairy Bowl Contest, held     contest, team members use their
April 29th, at Morrison Hall,          knowledge gleaned from practical
Cornell University, Ithaca.            experience, 4-H projects, and inde-
                     The        4-H    pendent study. At this district
  Eye On          North Central        contest, Shelmidine, of Adams
                  District is com-     Center, had placed first. Frost, of
                  prised          of   Deansboro, had placed a close 2nd.
                  Oneida, Madi-        Durfee of Chittenango followed in
                  son, Herkimer,       3rd place, with Worden of Cassville
 Local News J e f f e r s o n ,        in 4th.
                  Lewis,         St.      The very well-balanced team
Lawrence, Onondaga, and Oswego         dominated in all but one round
counties. The four boys compet-        at the Cornell State Contest,
ing on the team were: Devon            earning their 2nd place team fin-
Shelmidine of Jefferson County,        ish. Mark Worden was 6th indi-
Daniel Durfee of Madison County,       vidual, and Devon Shelmidine
and from Oneida County, Rob            was 7th individual at the Cornell
Frost and Mark Worden. All four        Contest.                            Mark Worden, Rob Frost, Daniel Durfee, Devon Shelmidine and Coach Pam Reed were a dominating force at the recent 4-
are very actively involved in 4-H         Rob Frost and Daniel Durfee H State Dairy Bowl Contest at Cornell.
and on their families’ dairy farms.    also contributed significant
The team was coached by Pam            points for correctly answered
Reed, of Jefferson County.             questions. An example of ques-
   Each boy had qualified for the      tions asked in the contest is:
team by placing in the top four at     “What is the average age at first
the 4-H North Central District         calving for a dairy cow?” (an-
Contest, held in Herkimer in           swer: 24 months).

Girl Scouts are looking for alumni
  The Girl Scouts Foothills            18 to 20 at Camp Glengarra.
Council, Inc. is looking for           For more information about
Camp Glengarra staff and               registering for the event, con-
camper alumni (ages 18 or              tact Kristi Brennan at the Girl
older) interested in attending         Scout Council office either via
a Camp Glengarra alumni re-            e-mail             kbrennan@
union this summer. The re-             girlscoutsfoothills.org or by
union will be held from August         calling 733-2391, ext. 26.

MSC Norwich offers new summer classes
   Morrisville State College’s      pus dean Dr. Ted Nichols said.      Introduction to Paralegal, and      ness in the 21st Century, Intro-      universities.
Norwich Campus is introducing          The classes are ideal for col-   Environmental History. Public       duction to Sociology, Anatomy            Currently enrolled high school
a number of new credit classes,     lege students returning to the      Relations and Publicity, which      and Physiology I, Introduction        students are eligible for a Del
including an expanded number        area for the summer, advanced       uses a traditional classroom de-    to Computer Concepts, Introduc-       Button Early College Scholar-
of online classes, during its two   high school students interested     livery, will also be offered.       tion to Speech, Freshman Expe-        ship, which may cover at least
upcoming Summer Terms be-           in earning college credit, new      Classes begin June 5 and run        rience and more. These tradi-         50 percent of tuition and fees.
                 ginning June 5     and continuing Morrisville stu-     through July 28.                    tional                                Applications are available at
  Eye On         and July 5.        dents who would like to acceler-       In addition, Introduction to        “face-to-face” classes will be     high school guidance offices or
                    “Our sum-       ate their degree completion, or     Psychology will use a blended       held at the Norwich Campus’s          the Norwich Campus and re-
                 mer and online     anyone who would like to ex-        approach that combines both         Roger W. Follett Hall on Conkey       quire recommendations from
                 classes are in-    plore career options and interest   classroom and web-based in-         Ave. in Norwich. Courses are          counselors and/or faculty mem-
                 tended to meet     areas by taking an introductory     struction. This class begins July   scheduled throughout the morn-        bers.
 Local News a wide range of
                 student needs
                                       New online classes include
                                                                        5 and runs through August 11 and
                                                                        meets three times per week.
                                                                                                            ing, afternoon and evening to
                                                                                                            provide maximum flexibility.
                                                                                                                                                     For more information call 607-
                                                                                                                                                  334-5144 or 800-258-0111. In-per-
and interests,” Norwich Cam-        Introduction to Early Childhood,       Other classes include: Busi-        All Norwich Campus courses         son appointments are available
                                                                                                            may be applied to one of              for prospective students to learn
                                                                                                            Morrisville’s nearly 70 bachelor      how Morrisville can assist them
                                                                                                            or associate degree programs.         in meeting their educational and
                                                                                                            Many courses are also readily         career goals.
                                                                                                            transferable to other colleges and

                                                                                                            Village provides
                                                                                                            financing for CACDA
                                                                                                               Cazenovia Area Community           1996 market study. The infor-
                                                                                                            Development Association, Inc.         mation gained will provide a bet-
                                                                                                            is beginning to be recognized as      ter idea of the types of retail
                                                                                                            a true resource for the commu-        businesses that are desired and
                                                                                                            nity. When the village of             would be supported by resi-
                                                                                                            Cazenovia budget was approved         dents.
                                                                                                            at the board of trustees meeting         In the past few months,
                                                                                                            several weeks ago, funding was        CACDA has been cooperating
                                                                                                            included to help support the          with the farming community,
                                                                                                            relatively new organization’s ef-     the town of Cazenovia, the
                                                                                                            forts.                                American Farmland Trust and
                                                                                                               According to Mayor Thomas          the NYS Department of Agricul-
                                                                                                            Dougherty, “The 2006 - 2007 Vil-      ture and Markets to develop a
                                                                                                            lage of Cazenovia Budget in-          process that will enable local
                                                                                                            cluded an appropriation of $2500      farmers to apply for Purchase of
                                                                                                            for CACDA. The board of trust-        Development Rights funding.
                                                                                                            ees felt that the $2500 was a         This program can help ensure
                                                                                                            sound investment in our com-          that the high quality soils lo-
                                                                                                                              munity.”            cated in the Cazenovia area are
                                                                                                              Eye On            CACDA has         maintained for agricultural pur-
                                                                                                                              been actively       poses and that the intrinsic rural
                                                                                                                              collaborating       scenery is protected.
                                                                                                                              with residents         A project to remove riprap
                                                                                                                              in the greater      along the shoreline of Lakeside
                                                                                                             Local News Cazenovia area            Park and replant with native
                                                                                                                              for the past        species is also being guided by
                                                                                                            year. In addition to sponsoring       CACDA. Adding more plant ma-
                                                                                                            several public informational ses-     terials to the buffer zone next to
                                                                                                            sions about the lake, farmland        the water will assist the health of
                                                                                                            protection and Route 20, CACDA        the lake in several ways. It can
                                                                                                            has provided technical assis-         provide a better filtration sys-
                                                                                                            tance to various groups.              tem for runoff, reduce erosion at
                                                                                                               With CACDA’s help, four local      the shoreline, protect terrestrial
                                                                                                            entities were able to complete        and aquatic wildlife, and supply
                                                                                                            an application for New York           more oxygen through photosyn-
                                                                                                            State’s Shared Municipal Ser-         thesis and cooling of the water.
                                                                                                            vices Incentive grant program.        Actual planting at the site will
                                                                                                            The towns of Cazenovia and            occur this fall.
                                                                                                            Nelson, the village of Cazenovia         “I think that CACDA has re-
                                                                                                            and the Cazenovia Central             ally shown that they are in-
                                                                                                            School District have partnered        volved, and want to be involved,
                                                                                                            to apply for coordinated profes-      in assisting the village and its
                                                                                                            sional planning assistance to de-     taxpayers with obtaining grant
                                                                                                            velop or update comprehensive         funding and working on commu-
                                                                                                            plans. If funded, this grant will     nity objectives,” said village
                                                                                                            help eliminate redundancy and         Trustee Troy Waffner. “This
                                                                                                            enable more efficient use of tax-     funding is an endorsement of
                                                                                                            payer dollars. This initiative        that, which will allow them to
                                                                                                            has also provided an opportu-         continue this good work.”
                                                                                                            nity for everyone to meet regu-          Individuals and corporations
                                                                                                            larly to discuss common inter-        can support CACDA’s programs
                                                                                                            ests and issues.                      through donations and volunteer
                                                                                                               CACDA’s partnership with           efforts. For more information,
                                                                                                            the    Syracuse      University       please call Barbara Henderson,
                                                                                                            Whitman School of Management          Executive Director, at 655-7651
                                                                                                            will facilitate the update of a       or e-mail director@cacda.net.

                                                                                                             Public is invited
                                                                                                               The Cazenovia Fine Arts Department will present several spring
                                                                                                             events through June. The schedule of concerts and art shows is as
                                                                                                               Thursday, June 1: Middle School Concert and Art Show, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                               Monday, June 5: High School Art Show Opening & Reception at
                                                                                                               College Art Gallery, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                               Wednesday, June 7: High School Music Department “Cazenovia in
                                                                                                             Concert” atthe John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                               Thursday, June 8: Burton St. Fine Arts Night, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                               The public is encouraged to attend all of the above events and, with
                                                                                                             the exception of “Cazenovia in Concert”, all are free of charge.
                                                                                                                                                     EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/11

Manlius homebuilder honored for work on Casey’s Place
                                            The completed house contains         of-the art industrial air filtration
                                        six large bedrooms, decorated with       and heating systems, siding:
   Sitting in the sunny rec room        themes from Syracuse basketball          Klepper estimates that the project
of Casey’s Place, a respite home        to the racetrack in Saratoga. An         received $500,000 of donated labor,
for children with special needs,        entertainment room upstairs, a rec       materials and discounts.
one would never imagine that            room downstairs and a handi-                “Most of these guys I didn’t re-
three years ago, the prospects for      capped accessible playground out-        ally nail down a price,” Klepper
the project were dim. Diane Nappa       side offer children plenty of space      said. “The board of directors wasn’t
of DeWitt, mother of a special          for playing and interacting.             very happy with me because they
needs child, and Doug Klepper of            “We did everything on the list,”     wanted to know what the house
Manlius, a home builder and fa-         Nappa said.                              would cost. In the end, the low-key
ther of a special needs child,              In large part, it was the largesse   way I handled it worked out.”
racked their brains in Nappa’s          of contractors that made the vision      Familycapped owns Casey’s Place
dining room to scrounge up              possible.                                and Elmcrest Children’s Center ad-
enough money to build the caring,           “It was just staggering what was     ministers the services. Already, 75
stimulating environment they            donated,” Klepper said. “I can’t tell    children are on the waiting list.
knew Central New York needed.           you how many people who worked              “If all these kids are able to get
   “In the early days, we were in a     on this project just took their bill     one weekend or two weekends,
panic,” Klepper said. “We raised        and cut it in half.” Granite             that’s one or two weekends they                                            PHOTO WAS PROVIDED BY DIANE NAPPA OF CASEY’S PLACE.
the money $20 at a time. We just        countertops in the kitchen, state-       never had before,” Klepper said.      Jennifer Fracolla plays in the wheelchair accessible playground at Casey’s Place.
plugged along and got it done.”
   Nappa and Susan Crichton, in
memory of whose daughter the
house is named, secured a $250,000
grant from Senator John
DeFrancisco through a 15-minute
audience with the senator, a video
and the power of their story. That
money, along with generosity
from contractors and community
members allowed the team to
build the 10,000 square foot, $1.3
million house for just over
$750,000. Casey’s Place, at 228
Lafayette Road in Syracuse,
opened its doors Dec. 17, 2004 com-
pleted, mortgage free and able to
provide 24-hour care for up to six
children at a time. In the first year
of operation, Casey’s Place served
103 children across eight counties.
   “It seemed like every week
something good was happening to
us,” Klepper said.
   In recognition of the project
that galvanized the Central New
York        community,            the
Homebuilders Association of Cen-
tral New York was awarded the
2005 National Housing Endow-
ment Home Builders Care Com-
munity Service Project Award at
the International Builders’ Show
in January. The National Hous-
ing Endowment is the philan-
thropic arm of the National Asso-
ciation of Home Builders. It is the
first time a builders association
from the northeast has received
the award. HBA of CNY honored
Klepper, Casey’s Place and the doz-
ens of donors at a dinner May 10.
“You’re talking about the whole
country and they picked this as
the project of the year,” Klepper
said. “Yeah, I feel pretty good
about that. Getting the award was
huge. It will define my career for
the rest of my life. It would be
pretty much impossible to top.”
Evolution of a dream
   The idea for the house sprang
from Familycapped, Inc., a group
founded by Nappa and Crighton to
help parents of children with mul-
tiple disabilities.
   “When we first started the
project, it was about giving the
parents a break,” Nappa said.
“This really provided a whole
world for the kids. They have
friends here.”
   Casey’s Place offers after school
activities, weekends away from
home and summer and school
break programs. “They’re really
just kids,” Nappa said. “They may
look different, they may have be-
havior issues, but on the inside,
they’re just kids.”
   As the group brainstormed
what to include in Casey’s Place,
the first respite house for children
with multiple disabilities in New
York and one of only a handful in
the country, they made a dream
list of features and amenities. “We
wanted a nice house, a safe house,
a functional house,” Klepper said.
“We didn’t skimp on anything.”

Protecting our hunting heritage
   Hunting and fishing have                                               offer a junior regular big game      which would lower the age            grows every year. This is, of
been part of the rural upstate                                            license. All surrounding states      required to gain a junior archery    course, the right of every prop-
way of life for generations, with                    Dave                 permit youths to hunt big game       license from 14 to 12 years old,     erty owner. However, existing
tradition often passed on from                                            under adult supervision.             allowing parents to spend quality    laws that hold landowners liable
parents to their young adult                          Valesky                There is a bill pending before    time with their children out-        actually encourage posting. As a
children during weekend hunt-                                             the Senate Committee on Envi-        doors before they enter the teen     result, landowners often close
ing and fishing trips. Yet,                            From the           ronmental Conservation, of           years. I was pleased to support      their land to recreational use for
sportsmen and women in New                              Senate            which I am ranking member,           this legislation, which passed the   fear of being held responsible for
York are concerned that this                                              which would create a junior big      Senate and awaits action by the      an accident.
tradition is in danger of dying                                           game license for 14-16 year olds.    Assembly.                               One of the steps we can take to
out, as the average age of hunters   mies that depend on hunting and      This bill, (S.1536), would require      In another more subtle way,       reverse this trend is to place
continues to rise because fewer      fishing, not to mention the effect   taking a sportsman safety course     the state is discouraging hunt-      practical limits on landowner
young people are taking up these     on wildlife management.              before the license was granted. It   ing with policies that compel        liability. Legislation has been
sports.                                 State law is partly responsible   would also require adult supervi-    private landowners to prohibit       crafted to limit this liability,
   This would be a tremendous        for this decline. For example,       sion while hunting. I am a firm      hunting on their property. As we     (S.2614) striking a more reason-
blow to the cultural heritage of     New York is currently the only       supporter of this legislation.       all know, the amount of private      able balance on the issue. I
our region and the local econo-      state in our region that does not       There is also a bill (S.120)      land posted to prohibit hunting      believe this could remove one
                                                                                                                                                    concern as the owners of wilder-
                                                                                                                                                    ness areas consider whether they
                                                                                                                                                    will open their property to
                                                                                                                                                       Recently, the Governor
                                                                                                                                                    proposed a series of legislative
                                                                                                                                                    initiatives to enhance wildlife
                                                                                                                                                    habitat and encourage hunting
                                                                                                                                                    and fishing on private land. I
                                                                                                                                                    applaud this effort, and hope that
                                                                                                                                                    the state can continue to be a
                                                                                                                                                    partner with sportsmen in
                                                                                                                                                    encouraging activities that teach
                                                                                                                                                    valuable life lessons of personal
                                                                                                                                                    responsibility and sound wildlife

                                                                                                                                                    A pledge for
                                                                                                                                                    remember our
                                                                                                                                                    fallen heroes
                                                                                                                                                           BY JOHN MCHUGH

                                                                                                                                                        The tradition of observing a
                                                                                                                                                    day of remembrance for
                                                                                                                                                    America’s fallen first began in
                                                                                                                                                    the community of Waterloo, NY
                                                                                                                                                    in 1866. Since then, as our great
                                                                                                                                                    nation has grown and matured
                                                                                                                                                    over the course of nearly a
                                                                                                                                                    century and a half, our under-
                                                                                                                                                    standing of the sacrifices made
                                                                                                                                                    by the brave men and women of
                                                                                                                                                    our armed forces has evolved as
                                                                                                                                                    well. Nonetheless, one thing that
                                                                                                                                                    must remain steadfast is our
                                                                                                                                                    commitment to honoring the
                                                                                                                                                    members of our military at every
                                                                                                                                                    opportunity - and particularly
                                                                                                                                                    each year on Memorial Day.
                                                                                                                                                        It is likely too often that, in
                                                                                                                                                    the hurry and clutter of our daily
                                                                                                                                                    lives, we all take for granted the
                                                                                                                                                    very freedoms that so many
                                                                                                                                                    dedicated Americans have sworn
                                                                                                                                                    to defend - the freedoms for which
                                                                                                                                                    they have time and again given
                                                                                                                                                    their lives. Thanks for those who
                                                                                                                                                    have died in pursuit and defense
                                                                                                                                                    of freedom and for our 26 million
                                                                                                                                                    living veterans and the nearly 2.5
                                                                                                                                                    million brave men and women
                                                                                                                                                    continuing to serve America at
                                                                                                                                                    home and abroad.
                                                                                                                                                        The men and women of our
                                                                                                                                                    military services take an oath of
                                                                                                                                                    allegiance or enlistment that
                                                                                                                                                    they “will support and defend the
                                                                                                                                                    Constitution of the United States
                                                                                                                                                    against all enemies, foreign and
                                                                                                                                                    domestic; that they will bear true
                                                                                                                                                    faith and allegiance to the same.”
                                                                                                                                                    While there is not an oath that
                                                                                                                                                    can be administered to all
                                                                                                                                                    Americans to pledge our support
                                                                                                                                                    for these heroes, it is simply our
                                                                                                                                                    duty to honor their service,
                                                                                                                                                    sacrifice, and unwavering
                                                                                                                                                    commitment to our nation.
                                                                                                                                            EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/13

still homeless  Meier calls for investigation into theft of veterans’ records
    BY MARTHA E. CONWAY                        Sen. Raymond A. Meier called      this person took this sensitive      information was stolen will be        the eve of Memorial Day, we
                                            for a congressional investigation    information home, how this           sent a letter notifying them of       must remember that these are
    Madison County elections com-           into the theft of the electronic     security breach will be fixed, and   the theft and encouraging them        the men and women who fought
missioners decided May 22 which             records of 26.5 million veterans     what can be done to prevent this     to monitor credit card and bank       to protect us. The federal govern-
equipment would be purchased for            last week.                           from occurring again.”               activities.                           ment should now be protecting
disabled voters for the fall election.         “The records were stolen from     The Veteran’s Department                “There must be great care          them. But instead, the federal
May 22 was the deadline to submit           the home of a data analyst for the   secretary said the data included     taken to ensure the privacy of all    government has let them down
those decisions to the state; the state     Department of Veterans Affairs,”     the names, Social Security           Americans and strengthen              and put them at risk of identity
would choose voting systems for             Meier said. “The analyst was not     numbers and dates of birth of        federal laws to protect against       theft. I’m appalled that this has
counties not submitting selections          authorized to take the data home     living servicemen discharged         identity theft,” Meier said. “It is   happened to our veterans, and
on time.                                    when it was stolen from his          since 1975 and some of their         even more disgraceful that            want to ensure that this doesn’t
    “We went with the Avante Vote           home. We need to find out why        spouses. The veterans whose          veterans are the victims here. On     happen again.”
Trakker Model Auto Ballot,” said
Republican Commissioner Lynne
    Jones said she and Democratic
Commissioner Laura Costello sub-
mitted a request to the state Board of
Elections earlier this year to pur-
chase only one handicapped-acces-
sible machine for the fall primary
and general election. That request
was then submitted to the U.S. De-
partment of Justice by the state
Board of Elections.
    “It got OK’ed,” Jones said. “Many
other comparable counties are doing
the same thing, and we talked with a
lot of the surrounding counties. We
will only have to train four people
is an acceptable location, as the
county is most heavily populated in
the north. We decided to have one
system located in this office, and we
will bring people here to vote.”
    Jones said it would be unwise to
the county’s allocation from the Help
America Vote Act fund, a one-time
grant to assist counties in purchas-
ing new voting equipment. Worse,
voting machines have not yet been
certified by the state, which means
money could be spent on equipment
that doesn’t make the cut.
    “We have 39 polling sites, which
means we would need 40 or 41 ma-
chines and 80 extra inspectors be-
cause you have to have a Republican
and Democratic inspector at each.”
with groups such as the League of
Women Voters, Democratic Com-
mittee, Republican Committee and
disabled people with transportation
to the Board of Elections to vote in
the September primary and Novem-
    According to Jones, the county
Board of Elections sent letters to ab-
sentee voters, and the overwhelming
to keep their paper ballots.
    “People are saying, ‘Don’t make
me go in to vote; it’s too hard to get to
the polling place,’” Jones said. “I
think we should let anyone who
wants to vote absentee do so. One
person even said they wanted drive-
in voting. Only two said they really
wanted to vote at their polling place.”
    Jones said she and Costello con-
sidered three manufacturers:
Automark, Populex and Avante. She
said telephone line-dependent ma-
chines were not considered, as so
many polling places do not have dedi-
cated lines running into the parts of
The cost to install those dedicated
lines, Jones said, would be prohibi-
    The Automark, Jones said, re-
other two models printed the ballot.
    “Populex requires a specialized
paper, but the Avante uses eight-and-
a-half-by-11 plain paper,” Jones said.
primary and general elections this
year, but the county will do it after
    Jones said leasing a machine was
out of the question, as vendors said
they would not be able to sell used

                                    Sign up for Regional Read
                                       Sign on early to be part of the      lead discussions, and also orga-
                                    next Regional Read. Mid-York Li-        nize programs and exhibits in
                                    brary System will hold its second       their community. Copies of the
                                    Regional Read in the fall of 2007.      book are available at local librar-
                                    The featured book, selected by a        ies and bookstores.
                                    committee of librarians and trust-         In Fall 2004, the first Regional
                                    ees with public input on the Mid-       Read was sponsored in part by the
                                    York website, will be Thomas            New York State Newspaper Pub-
                                    Friedman’s “The World is Flat.”         lishers Association; the Oneida-
                                    Mid-York will again be working          Herkimer BOCES School Library
                                    in collaboration with libraries,        System; Scalzo, Zogby and Wittig;
                                    schools, colleges, and businesses       Candy Crafts and Creations; Can-
                                    to encourage conversation about         terbury Press; Park Outdoor Ad-
                                    this book and its exploration of        vertising; and the Rotary Club of
                                    the forces that influence our lives,    Utica. The six- week event won a
                                    the economy, and our future.            New York State Joseph F. Shubert
                                       Mary Lou Caskey, Director of         Library Excellence Award for
                                    Mid-York, is urging community           leading the regional conversation
                                    partners and sponsors to partici-       featuring Ray Bradbury’s “Fahr-
                                    pate. “The great success and the        enheit 451.” Attendance at over 80
                                    evaluations from the last Regional      programs exceeded 7,000. The
                                    Read have shown us that people          highlight       was       a    live
                                    are anxious to be part of a regional    videoconference with the author,
                                    conversation. Libraries are natu-       which was seen by over 900 people
                                    rally positioned to lead this dis-      in 14 different locations in the
                                    cussion.” High school and col-          Mid-York service area, which en-
                                    lege faculty, community and cam-        compasses Herkimer, Madison,
                                    pus program organizers, service         and Oneida counties.
                                    organizations, and businesses are          To participate in the Regional
                                    all encouraged to assist with the       Read, call 735-8328 or send an e-
                                    planning. Individuals can offer to      mail       to      RegionalRead
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                                    IN BRIEF
                                    Books are needed
                                      The Friends of the Cazenovia          ventures for children and adults
                                    Public Library are planning             alike. Take this opportunity to
                                    their annual book sale for July         clean out your bookshelves, then
                                                   29 and 30. Book          bring in your gently used books
                                      Eye On       donations from           for the sale. You can leave books
                                                   the community            at the library during regular
                                                   help make this           hours or bring them into the
                                                   sale one of the          barn if you see the door open.
                                                   very best in             The library does not accept
                                     Local News Central New
                                                   York, recycling
                                                                            magazines, encyclopedias, text-
                                                                            books, computer books more
                                    thousands of books each sum-            than a year old, or Readers Di-
                                    mer and providing reading ad-           gest Condensed Books. Thanks.

                                    CCC announces report on
                                    kindergarten transition practices
                                       The Mid-York Child Care Coor-        school. Childcare centers estimate
                                    dinating Council, in conjunction        that 97 percent of the children leav-
                                    with the Central New York Com-          ing them for kindergarten are
                                    munity Foundation’s Read Ahead          ready for school.
                                    initiative, recently released a re-        ✓ Child care centers reported
                                    port titled “Transition to Kinder-      that they generally do not initiate
                                    garten: Practices in School Dis-        transition activities with dis-
                                    tricts and Child Care Centers in        tricts. Half of the child care cen-
                                    Madison County.”                        ters reported they were not knowl-
                                       Apter and O’Connor Associates        edgeable as to their district’s
                                    of Syracuse prepared the report,        screening process. Centers that
                                    which highlights the kindergar-         serve children from multiple dis-
                                    ten transition practices of Madi-       tricts find it particularly difficult
                                    son County school districts and         to work with their districts. Rec-
                                    childcare centers. The report was       ommendations offered to
                                    based on a survey of elementary         childcare centers and school dis-
                                    school principals and childcare         tricts were based on survey find-
                                    center directors in Madison             ings and include:
                                    County in early 2006.                      ✓ Increase mutual knowledge
                                       Nine out of 10 Madison County        and understanding of what the
                                    school districts responded to the       school district and center does to
                                    survey, and all 10 childcare cen-       promote kindergarten transition;
                                    ters in Madison County re-                 ✓ Collaborate to create and
                                    sponded. Survey findings in-            maintain productive partner-
                                    cluded:                                 ships with parents through a va-
                                       ✓ Elementary schools in Madi-        riety of transition activities;
                                    son County all assess children             ✓ Commit to improve and sus-
                                    prior to beginning kindergarten,        tain communication with each
                                    but utilize a variety of tools, ques-   other; according to the transition
                                    tionnaires and procedures to do         report, “By joining forces, school
                                    so.                                     districts, Head Start and Pre-K
                                       ✓ Both schools and child care        programs, child care centers and
                                    centers rank “social maturity”          parents can assure that all chil-
                                    high when describing a child            dren will start school ready to
                                    “ready for school.” The second          learn and stay on the path of suc-
                                    highest non-academic skill for dis-     cess.”
                                    tricts was following directions,           For more information on the
                                    while childcare centers listed self-    report or for information on the
                                    help skills as second in impor-         Early Literacy Project that pro-
                                    tance for kindergarten readiness.       vides training and support to
                                       ✓ The nine schools estimated         child care center staff, call Shan-
                                    that 77 percent of their incoming       non French at 339-8450 ext. 229.
                                    kindergartners are ready for
                                                                                                                             EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/19

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program set
   It’s spring and now is the          right corner where it says       ing day you will receive confir-   Services in Syracuse, which is   pounds of household hazardous
time to rid your home of all           Quick Links. Scroll down to      mation from the Department         located a few blocks from the    waste for FREE through this
those partially used cans of           Forms and then click on house-   of Solid Waste and Sanitation      Carousel Mall.                   program five days a week all
                paint and half         hold hazardous waste. Fill out   that your appointment has             Remember, Madison County      yearlong.
  Eye On        used contain-          the form and presses the sub-    been scheduled. You will re-       residents only. No businesses.     Questions? Call the Solid
                ers of insecti-        mit button. Done.                ceive a map directing you to       County residents can dispose     Waste Hot Line at 1-800-721-
                cide, fertilizer         Generally, within one work-    Environmental Products and         of 14 wet gallons and 20 dry     2208.
                and other haz-
                ardous mate-
 Local News rials that have
                been hanging
around since time immemo-
   In Madison County signing
up for a household hazardous
waste appointment is free and
easy. On your computer go to
madisoncounty.org - on the
home page proceed to the top

cut CD
Mohawk Valley Blues
Society releases
‘Mohawk Valley
Blues,Volume One’
    The Mohawk Valley Blues So-
ciety is proud to announce the re-
lease of its compilation CD,
Mohawk Valley Blues, Volume
    The CD was co-produced by
MVBS Chairman Rob Bishton
and George Deveny and features
the area’s top blues artists. It in-
cludes 15 tracks, both original and
cover tunes, all recorded by MVBS
m      e    m    b    e    r   s   .
Song mastering was done at JA
Castle Recording Studio in Utica,
and artwork was done by Jeff Rule
at Inkwell Graphix in Watertown.
The project was funded through a
state grant allocated by the Cen-
tral New York Arts Council and
made possible by MVBS’ sponsor,
the American Legion Clifford J.
Fulmer Post 92 in Sangerfield.
Song selection for the CD was
handled by an impartial panel of
eight member-judges who listened
to 35 songs submitted for consid-
eration. Bishton was not a judge
but oversaw the song selection.
Each song was played as the panel
listened intently for two-and-one-
half hours in the ballroom of the
Ramada Inn. The songs were ran-
domly loaded and the songs were
numbered in the order in which
they were played. No one knew the
songs or the artists in advance.
On June 4, member bands and
musicians will perform songs
from the new CD. The doors open
at 2 p.m., and the concert begins at
3 p.m. The six-hour concert will
end around 9 p.m. and costs only
$10 to attend. CDs will be available
for             just            $10.
Half of the proceeds from the con-
cert and the day’s CD sales will go
to the Corey Mattison Memorial
Scholarship Fund at the New
Hartford High School; Mattison
was the youngest member of the
    The Mohawk Valley Blues So-
ciety was founded in March 2005
by an enthusiastic group of area
blues and roots music fans. The
organization got off to a strong
start and has now grown to more
than 140 members.
    For more information, visit

                                    AHP students made final presentations to hospital and school representatives,
                                    family and friends May 17. Pictured from left are Eileen Micaroni, Canastota;
                                    Drew Laube, Oneida; Casey Cleveland, Madison; Jennifer Lehmann, VVS; Susan
                                    Garrett, AHP Instructor; Ashley Ames, Morrisville-Eaton; Sara Rose, Canastota:
                                    Alicia Avery, VVS; Mackenzie Hatfield, RFA; Jenna Hubbard, RFA.

                                    BOCES NEWS
                                    Allied Health Partnership students
                                    give final presentations
                                       There was standing room only in       program offers select students the
                                    Oneida Healthcare Center Class-          opportunity to explore all aspects of
                                    room A May 17 as nine Allied             healthcaredelivery.
                                    Health Partnership students                  As part of the presentation, each
                                    presented final research projects on     student indicated their future plans.
                                    topics such as Alzheimer’s disease,      Most are attending college in the
                                    lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple         hopes of joining the health profes-
                                    sclerosis and sickle cell disease.       sion. John Margo, director of
                                       School and hospital representa-       human resources for Oneida
                                    tives joined mentors, fellow stu-        HealthcareCenter,applaudedthe
                                    dents, families and friends to hear      achievements of the group noting,
                                    the history, symptoms and treat-         “this was an exceptional year, with
                                    ments of the various conditions. It      a great group of students.”
                                    was the culmination of a four-               Presenting were Eileen Micaroni
                                    month project that began with            of Canastota, Drew Laube of Oneida,
                                    research at the SUNY Upstate             Casey Cleveland of Madison,
                                    Medical University in Syracuse, a        Jennifer Lehmann of Vernon-
                                    major research facility accessible       Verona-Sherrill, Ashley Ames of
                                    only through the program’s               Morrisville-Eaton, Sara Rose of
                                    affiliation with area hospitals.         Canastota, Alicia Avery of Vernon-
                                       The project is intended to            Verona-Sherrill,MackenzieHatfield
                                    enhance research, writing and            of RFA and Jenna Hubbard of RFA.
                                    presentation skills. The project             Participation in the Allied
                                    meets the New York learning              Health Partnership is highly
                                    standards for English language arts.     competitive. Applicants complete a
                                       Each participating student is a       rigorous written application and
                                    senior enrolled in the Allied Health     interviewprocess.Program
                                    Partnership, a unique collaboration      administrators have just completed
                                    betweenMadison-OneidaBOCES,              a round of interviews for next year’s
                                    Oneida Healthcare Center and             participants and will announce
                                    Rome Memorial Hospital. The              their decisions soon.

                                    Oneida Rotary Club honors students
                                       The Oneida Rotary honored nine        for its ongoing commitment to the
                                    students from the Oneida and             communityandexpressedapprecia-
                                    Stockbridge school districts who         tion for their support of CTE
                                    have excelled in their career and        students. Nearly 1,000 CTE students
                                    technical education programs at the      come to the Verona campus every
                                    Rossetti Education Center at             day to engage in rigorous academic
                                    Madison-OneidaBOCES.                     instruction and post-secondary
                                       Oneida Rotary Club President          employmentorcollegepreparation.
                                    Bruce Stewart presented the                 Honored were Dru Bartlett,
                                    students with certificates at the        criminal justice, Stockbridge
                                    Rotary meeting, which was held on        Valley; Adam Best, information
                                    May 17 at the Rossetti Education         technology/CISCONetworking,
                                    Center. Rossetti Education Center        Oneida; Elizabeth Butler, certified
                                    culinary arts students prepared and      nursing program, Oneida; Stephen
                                    served lunch, working under the          Jones, HVAC, Stockbridge Valley;
                                    direction of culinary arts teachers      Kari Kiehn, early childhood
                                    John Rork and Geoff Gillman.             education, Stockbridge; Stephanie
                                       Dr. Paul Seversky, deputy             Lee, graphic arts design, Oneida;
                                    superintendentofMadison-Oneida           Timothy Rowlands, criminal
                                    BOCES, offered a hearty welcome to       justice, Oneida; Emma Sylvester,
                                    Rotary members noting that               equine animal science, Oneida and
                                    BOCES looks forward to the event         Mike Taylor, equine animal science,
                                    every year. He thanked the Rotary        Stockbridge.

                                    The Oneida Rotary Club recently recognized the achievements of nine Rossetti
                                    Education Center Career and Technical Education students from Oneida and
                                    Stockbridge school districts. Pictured from left are Dru Bartlett, Adam Best,
                                    Stephen Jones, Rotary President Bruce Stewart, Madison-Oneida BOCES Assis-
                                    tant Superintendent for Instruction Susan Carr, Elizabeth Butler, Emma Sylvester,
                                    Timothy Rowlands, Stephanie Lee and Mike Taylor.
                                                                                                                                   EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/21

Chancellor honors MSC faculty/staff
   Three Morrisville State Col-       been instrumental in imple-          management.                         sight, his unremitting commit-     ments in networking, his out-
lege faculty/staff members were       menting campus technology ini-          Cleland received master’s de-    ment to Morrisville State Col-     standing technical skills, dedi-
recently honored by the State         tiatives.                            grees from the University of        lege and to SUNY, his ability to   cation and extraordinary profes-
University of New York and                Johnson is also active in the    Florida and Syracuse Univer-        stay current with technology       sional achievement have led to
SUNY Chancellor John Ryan.            community where she served as        sity and a bachelor’s degree        advancements, and his willing-     Morrisville’s national reputa-
   Receiving the Chancellor’s         president of Madison County          from State University College at    ness to implement technical        tion as a leader in technology,”
Award for Excellence in Teach-        Tourism, Inc. Additionally, she      Plattsburgh. She is a currently     change in the pursuit of excel-    Boland said.
ing are: Joan Johnson, of West        served as regional and national      working toward a doctorate          lence,” Jean Boland, vice presi-      Smith’s expertise is also vis-
Eaton and Gladys Cleland, of          president for the National Asso-     from the University of Phoenix.     dent for information technology    ible in the community and
Liverpool.                            ciation of College and Univer-          Smith, a network engineer in     services, said.                    throughout SUNY, where he
   The Chancellor’s Award for         sity Food Service and interna-       the Technology Services Depart-        Smith has been instrumental     gives network and wireless in-
Excellence in Teaching recog-         tional director and branch presi-    ment, joined the Morrisville        in implementing technology on      stallation presentations at vari-
nizes professors who show out-        dent of IFSEA.                       State College staff in 1966, ini-   campus, including the college’s    ous conferences.
standing skill in the classroom,          A member of several profes-      tially as a faculty member.         ThinkPad University program,          Smith received a master’s and
scholarship and professional          sional associations, she also           “Don’s professional excel-       wireless and cell phone initia-    bachelor’s degree from Roches-
growth, commitment to stu-            holds several certifications.        lence can best be demonstrated      tives, and has provided leader-    ter Institute of Technology and
dents and high academic stan-         Among them, she is a registered      by his unparalleled professional    ship for many other projects.      an associate’s degree from
dards.                                foodservice manager, a certified     work ethic, his technical fore-        “Don’s professional achieve-    Alfred State University.
   Receiving the Chancellor’s         food executive with IFSEA, a na-
Award for Excellence in Profes-       tionally certified instructor for
sional Service is: Don Smith, of      the American Hotel/Motel Asso-
Morrisville.                          ciation and is certified by the
   The Chancellor’s Award for         National Restaurant Associa-
Excellence in Professional Ser-       tion.
vice recognizes outstanding job           Johnson received a Ph.D.
performance by professional           from Syracuse University,
staff in administrative posi-         master’s and bachelor’s degrees
tions and those who have tran-        from Rochester Institute of
scended the normal definitions        Technology, and an associate’s
of excellence.                        degree from Morrisville State
   Johnson, Cleland and Smith         College. She has an honorary
will be recognized at the college’s   doctorate from the National As-
95th annual commencement cer-         sociation of Foodservice Equip-
emony which will be held May 20       ment Manufacturers.
at 1 p.m. on Drake Field. In the          Cleland, associate professor
event of inclement weather, the       of journalism, has been a faculty
ceremony will be held indoors in      member at Morrisville State Col-
the John W. Stewart Center for        lege since 1996. In addition to
Student Activities.                   teaching courses in broadcast-
   “The Chancellor’s Awards for       ing, scriptwriting, advertising,
Excellence       in     full-time     and media law and ethics, she
librarianship, professional ser-      has been advisor of the college’s
vice and teaching provide much-       radio station, WCVM, for the
deserved university-wide recog-       past 10 years. Under her leader-
nition of extraordinary profes-       ship, WCVM has evolved into a
sional achievement,” Ryan said.       student broadcast media venue
“I commend this year’s recipi-        that encompasses radio, televi-
ents and the campus presidents,       sion, and Internet broadcasting.
faculty and staff who aid and             Throughout her tenure,
support them in their success         Cleland has been active on cam-
throughout the school year.”          pus, serving as the first female
   Johnson, professor of resort       faculty senator, in addition to
and recreation service manage-        serving as an active member of
ment, has been a faculty mem-         faculty governance. She contin-
ber at Morrisville State College      ues to serve on numerous cam-
since 1981.                           pus committees and regional
   “Joan’s tenure at Morrisville      and national committees relat-
models a professional and per-        ing to academics and the media.
sonal commitment to excellence        Cleland has also received numer-
in all that she does,” Dave           ous awards from the Student
Rogers, dean of the School of         Government Organization for
Business, said. “She has been         student advocacy.
consistently recognized by her            Additionally, she has been in-
students and colleagues for her       volved with course and curricu-
dedication to their success, the      lum development and is cur-
mission of Morrisville State          rently in the process of develop-
College and to the hospitality in-    ing a bachelor of business ad-
dustry.”                              ministration degree in video
   Throughout her career,             journalism at Morrisville, the
Johnson has received numerous         first in the nation.
awards recognizing her excel-             “Cleland was the most influ-
lence in teaching and commit-         ential professor I had through-
ment to the hospitality indus-        out college,” said Robert
try. She is the recipient of The      Driscoll, a 2001 Morrisville
National Institute for Staff and      alumnus, who is an associate
Organizational Development            news producer at CNN in At-
Award for Excellence in Teach-        lanta. “Her advice is so respected
ing in Learning and is a past         that many of her former stu-
recipient of the college’s Distin-    dents still go to her when they
guished Faculty Award..               have a question and she is al-
   In addition to committee           ways there to help.”
work, Johnson has been in-                Cleland has published numer-
volved with the development of        ous works in the areas of stu-
programs and coursework at            dent development and the effect
Morrisville State College, served     of the Federal Communications
as a scholarship chair, and has       Commission on student media

          Call Willie Kiernan at 655-3415

   Atonement Lutheran Church                         Wednesday, 7 p.m. Family Night;           Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-                        Route 13, New Woodstock                    Route 13 and Delphi Road
               Fabius, 492-3504                  children’s ministry (pre-k through                       day saints                                      662-7114 or 662-7219                   Rev. Joseph D. Riggs, pastor
    Revs. Nelson Gaetz, Dawn Rodgers             sixth grade, youth ministry (teens) and         200 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville                       Pastor Barney Freeborn                              662-3215
         and Peter Suarez, pastors               adult Bible study.                                           637-0138                            Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school for      Sunday, 9:40 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m.
   Saturdays, church school and adult                Wheel chair accessible.                     Sunday Sacrament meeting, 9:30 a.m.;         children and adults, 9 a.m.                 morning worship; 6 p.m. evening worship.
education at 4 p.m. and Eucharist at 5:15 p.m.                                                Sunday School and Primary, 10:50 a.m.;                                                          Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and prayer
Social functions are held at 6:15 p.m.           Cazenovia First United Methodist             Priesthood, Relief Society and Young                Fenner Community Church
                                                                                                                                                          655-2739 or 655-8785            meeting; Little Lambs; Patch the Pirate
                                                             Church                           Women,11:40a.m.
approximately once per month.                                                                                                                             Non-denominational              Club; Jr./Sr. High Youth program.
                                                        Lincklaen and Seminary Sts.              Wednesday, young men and young women,
   Church office open weekdays from 9                                                         6:30 p.m. at the church. Relief Society             7 p.m. service. Sunday school for chil-     Nursery is provided for all services.
a.m. to 3 p.m.                                           Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor
                                                             655-3519 - 682-6190              Personal Enrichment second Tuesday, 7           dren during the service. Fellowship time         Oran Community Church
        Bible Baptist Church                                www.CENparish.n3.net              p.m. Handicapped accessible.                    follows the service.                        Located between Cazenovia and Manlius
       8343 Route 20, Pompey Center                  Worship service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday with     Community Covenant Church                      First Baptist Church Georgetown                 on Route 92; 8560 Cazenovia Rd.
            Pastor Mike Varner                   Sunday School during service. Teen Bible                                                                   Route 26 South                        The Rev. Nelson Stafford
                                                                                                      107 Pleasant St., Manlius
                  655-8379                       study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.                                                                                  837-4665                                   682-5222
                                                                                                  Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service with
     Sunday school; 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.;                                                                                                    Family worship, Sundays, 10 a.m.            Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School
                                                           Cazenovia Village                  concurrent children’s service through
evening worship, 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                   offered during school year. Child care
                                                            Baptist Church                    age 10.                                           First Baptist Church of Manlius
     Wednesday Bible study and prayer, 7                                                                                                                                                  provided.
                                                               7 Seminary St.                     Wednesday - 7:30 p.m., Prayer meeting.               408 Pleasant St., Manlius
                                                                  655-9276                         Eastern Hills Bible Church                                   682-8941                      Perryville United Methodist
   Cazenovia Assembly of God                         Guest minister each Sunday, 10:30 a.m.           4600 Enders Road, Manlius                     The Rev. Leon Oaks-Lee, pastor                         Church
 Corner of Route 13 and Thompson Road            May 28 - Warren Ottey. Nursery available                 www.easternhills.org                      www.firstbaptist-manlius.org              2770 Perryville Road, Perryville
         Dr. Ray Bingham, pastor                 for children age 5 and under.                                   682-5008                         Sunday school and adult education,                        655-2717
                655-3774                             Praise & Prayer Service, Thursday,              Doug Bullock, Senior Pastor              9:45 a.m. Sunday worship services, 8:30,           Rev. Martha Fischer, pastor
   Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school (nurs-       6:30p.m.                                          Warren Pfohl, Associate Pastor             contemporary and 11 a.m., second service.       Sunday worship, 11 a.m.
ery through adult classes); 10:30 a.m.               Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Thursday,            Steve Case, Pastor of Music and                Nursery care provided; building ac-
worship      service     (contemporary)          7:20p.m.                                                         Worship                     cessible. Home of King’s Kids Christian         Redeemer Lutheran Church
children’s church and nursery.                                                                Jon Bohm, Pastor of Student Ministries                                                       Currently worshiping at the Trinity
                                                     Handicapped accessible.                                                                  Childcare and Playschool Nursery School.               Episcopal building,
                                                                                                  Saturday, 5:30 p.m. contemporary music;
                                                                                              children’s program for infants through                   First Presbyterian                        400 S. Peterboro St., Canastota
                                                                                              8th grade. Dinner offered ($) after the                 Church of Cazenovia                              The Rev. David Last
                                                                                              service in the Holy Grounds Cafe.                            27 Albany Street                                  495-2216
                                                                                                  Sunday, 8:30 a.m. traditional music;                            655-3191                      Sundays, 7:45 a.m. Christian education;
                                                                                              children’s program for infants through             Rev. Dr. Steven R. Thomas Jr., pastor       9a.m.HolyCommunion.
                                                                                              6th grade; 8:30 a.m. Acoustic Cafe, casual          Sundays, 10 a.m. worship. Children in Shed’s United Methodist Church
                                                                                              service accompanied by continental              grades K through 8 excused at 10:15 for
                                                                                              breakfast, ($) in the Holy Grounds Cafe; 10                                                           Rev. Raymond Shaw, pastor
                                                                                                                                              Sunday School. Catharine Wheat, organ-
                                                                                              a.m. contemporary music; children’s pro-                                                                        662-7219
                                                                                              gram for infants through 6th grade.                                                              Sunday, 9:30 a.m. worship; 9:45 a.m. Sunday
                                                                                                                                                  Nursery care is provided by adults
                                                                                              Adult Sunday School Class offered; 11:30                                                     school kindergarten through sixth
                                                                                                                                              each Sunday.
                                                                                              a.m. progressive music; children’s pro-                                                      grade.
                                                                                                                                                  Church office is open Monday through
                                                                                              gram for infants through pre-K.                                                                  Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Bible study.
                                                                                                                                              Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                                                                  June through September: Thursday, 6:30
                                                                                              p.m. contemporary music; children’s pro-            The Board of Deacons provides trans-           St. James Catholic Church
                                                                                              gram for infants through 6th grade.             portation to and from worship and other                       6 Green St.
                                                                                                  Nursing mother’s room: (B-2) avail-         church events upon request.                          Father Peter Worn, pastor
                                                                                              able during each service; includes audio                                                       Sister Joan Killoran C.S.J., pastoral
                                                                                                                                                 Georgetown United Methodist                    assoc.; Steven Young, deacon and
                                                                                              portion of worship service.                                        Church
                                                                                                  Refuge: for 7th and 8th grade; meets                                                            Cazenovia College chaplain
                                                                                                                                                           Routes 80 and 26
                                                                                              Saturday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the                                                                          655-3441
                                                                                              Underground (youth building).                             Christine Ladd, pastor
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday,
                                                                                                  220: for 9th through 12th grade; meets                          852-6141
                                                                                                                                                                                           9 and 11 a.m. Child care provided at all
                                                                                              Saturday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Under-           Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service.
                                                                                                                                                                                           masses. Liturgy of the word for children
                                                                                              ground. Hang-out time afterwards every          Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 9 a.m. mass.
                                                                                              week.                                               7248 Highbridge Rd., Fayetteville
                                                                                                  Element: for all youth (7th through                            637-9290                     St. Lawrence Catholic Church
                                                                                              12th grade), Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Small        http://mysite.verizon.net/gslc1                  1675 Cortland St., Route 13
                                                                                              Groups Night at the Underground.                     The Rev. David J. Roppel, pastor                           DeRuyter
                                                                                                  Bible studies and small groups: for             Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Church school,     Sunday mass, 8:45 a.m.
                                                                                              men, women, singles and couples meets at        9:45a.m.                                         Confessions, 4 to 4:30 p.m. second
                                                                                              various times throughout the week.                  Handicapped accessible; large print Saturday of every month.
                                                                                                  AWANA Club: for children from ages          bulletins; hearing devices.
                                                                                              three through 12th grade, Thursday, 6:30                                                                St. Patrick’s Church
                                                                                              to 8:15 p.m. September through May.                   Grace Christian Center                          1341 Murray Dr., Chittenango
                                                                                                  Wheelchair accessible. Braille cop-               Formerly Skyridge Fellowship                   Rev. Timothy S. Elmer, pastor
                                                                                              ies of bulletin and phonic system avail-           East Lake and Cheesefactory Roads                    phone: 687-6105, rectory;
                                                                                              able. Call the church office Monday                             Chittenango                   687-6561, religious ed. and parish hall;
                                                                                              through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more           Rev. Robert Diamond, pastor                             687-0046, fax
                                                                                              information.                                        Sunday - 10 a.m., worship service.            Sunday Masses, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5
                                                                                                         Erieville United                     Children’s church and nursery, contem- p.m. Holy days, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Reconcili-
                                                                                                        Methodist Church                      porary music.                                 ation, Sundays, 4 to 4:30 p.m. and by
                                                                                                Overseeing Pastor Nelson Stafford                      Living Waters Parish                 appointment.
                                                                                                         662-7139 or 662-3174                    Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison and              St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                 Sunday worship, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday School,       Oriskany Falls United Methodist                  204 Genesee St., Chittenango
                                                                                              10:15 a.m. Wheelchair accessible.                                 Churches                           Rev. David Andrews, Jr., vicar
                                                                                                 Bible study, Sunday, 7 p.m.                  Pastor: Norma Jean Fellows at 893-9908                  Elizabeth Kay, organist
                                                                                                                                                Pastor Raymond G. Lighthall at 495-
                                                                                                     Fabius Baptist Church                                                                                  phone: 687-6304
                                                                                                            7803 Main St.                         Worship:                                      Church is accessbile for the dis-
                                                                                                       Pastor Ronald C. Nason                     Deansboro and Bouckville, 9:30 a.m.       abled - ramp and parking in rear of
                                                                                                              683-5489                            Madison and Oriskany Falls, 11 a.m.       building.
                                                                                                 Sundays - 9 a.m., choir rehearsal, 9:30          Sunday Schools:                               June 3, 9 a.m. - Oz Fest.
                                                                                                                                                  Deansboro and Bouckville, 10:30 a.m.          June 4 - Pentecost, 9:30 a.m. Holy
                                                                                              a.m., family worship with contemporary                                                        Eucharist - Rite II with music and
                                                                                              music.                                              Oriskany Falls and Madison, 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                            sermon; 11 a.m. Dish-to-Pass brunch.
                                                                                                 Concurrent children’s sevice and             Manlius United Methodist Church                   June 6, 7 p.m. AA meeting.
                                                                                              nursery care are available.                      Wesley and Pleasant streets, Manlius
                                                                                                                                                                682-8021                        St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                    Fabius United Methodist                                                                                  10 Mill Street
                                                                                                        Main Street, Fabius                            Rev. Carol Keller, pastor
                                                                                                                                                  Sunday worship services: Contempo-              The Rev. Robin Flocken, rector
                                                                                                       683-5537 or 696-8432                                                                    The Rev. Karen Budney, asst. priest
                                                                                                                                              rary, 9 a.m.; Traditional, 10:15 a.m; Fellow-
                                                                                                    Rev. Patricia Wayne, pastor               ship, 9:45 a.m. Nursery care available for                   Don Smith, warden
                                                                                                 Sundays, 10 a.m., worship and Sunday         infants and children of preschool age                      www.stpeterscaz.org
                                                                                              school.                                         during both worship services. Sunday              Sunday worship: 8 a.m. traditional H.E.
                                                                                                 Monday through Friday, A Time to Grow        School classes are held during the 9 a.m.     Rite 1; 10 a.m. contemporary H.E. Rite 2 with
                                                                                              nursery school, call 683-5365.                  service for preschool through adult and choirs; infant care available; 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                              during the 10:15 service for preschool hospitality hour.
                                                                                                     Faith Alliance Church                    through grade 5 and for adults. Active            Sunday church school: September to
                                                                                                           60 Pine St., Ilion
                                                                                                                                              youth group for grades 6 through 12 meets June, 9:45 a.m. grades pre-k through sixth,
                                                                                                                                              several times per month. Several Bible Faith Adventurer for grades 7 through 9.
                                                                                               Interim Pastor, The Rev. Lee Pelletier                                                           The Key Consignment Shop: Tues.-Sat.,
                                                                                                                                              studies throughout the week and several
                                                                                                  Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m.    small group offerings.                        10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                                              morning worship, missionaries, Mark and             Church office is open Monday through          Parish House: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
                                                                                              Kathy Eikost from Bosnia/Herzegovinia;          Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.                      655-9063, parishhouse@stpeterscaz.org.
                                                                                              pot luck dinner after service; 7 p.m.               Sanctuary handicapped accessible             United Church of Delphi Falls
                                                                                              evening service.                                and portable hearing devices available          2190 Oran-Delphi Road, Delphi Falls
                                                                                                  Monday, 7 p.m. The Eikosts will present     on request.                                         The Rev. James Austin, pastor
                                                                                              more.                                                                                             Sunday - 9 a.m., worship service, with
                                                                                                  Tuesday, 7 p.m. youth night; refresh-                    Nelson United
                                                                                                                                                         Methodist Church                   nursery care available; 10:30 a.m., Sunday
                                                                                              ments follow the service.                                                                     school.
                                                                                                  Wednesday, 7 p.m. last night of confer-              Rev. Betty Burlew, Pastor
                                                                                              ence and announcing of the Great Commis-                  655-3519 - 682-6190                       The Welsh Congregational
                                                                                                                                                        www.CENparish.n3.net                              Church
                                                                                              sion Fund pledge for next year.
                                                                                                                                                  Worship service, 11:15 a.m. Sunday with         Welsh Church Road, East Nelson
                                                                                                  Saturday, 6 p.m. worship team at church.
                                                                                                                                              Sunday School during service. Teen Bible                      655-2654
                                                                                                       Federated Church                       study, Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m.                     Church closed until first Sunday in
                                                                                                       of New Woodstock                                                                      June, 2005.
                                                                                                                                                  Open Door Baptist Church

                                                             O b i t ua r i e s                                                                                  HAMILTON
Richard F. Ayer, 65                      Martha Miner Adams                      Vivian C. Sawyer, 90                   Violet M. Case, 86                       RELIGIOUS
Ayer & Zimmer                            Lifetime Sherburne                      Retired from SUNY                      Former Eagle Bulletin                    SERVICES
Funeral Home co-                         resident                                Morrisville                            writer
                                            Martha M. Adams died on May 23,                                                 Violet M. Case, 86, of                Cornerstone Baptist Church
owner                                                                               Vivian Coger Sawyer, 90, of                                                        West Lake Road, Hamilton
                                         2006 at her home at Craine Lake. She    Route 26, passed away May 21, 2006     Fayetteville, died May 22, 2006.               Rev. John Little, pastor
   Richard F. Ayer, 65, of
                                         was born on June 9, 1924 in Oxford,     at Community Memorial Hospi-           Born in Georgetown, she gradu-              Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7
Cazenovia, died May 20, 2006 at his
                                         the daughter of Floyd H. Miner and      tal, Hamilton. She was born in         ated from North Syracuse High            p.m., nursery and junior church pro-
home. A life resident of Cazenovia,                                                                                                                              vided. Bible study every Thursday at
                                         Elizabeth Miller Miner. The family      Sherman, MI on Feb. 14, 1916, the      School and attended Central City
Richard was born July 11, 1940, the                                                                                                                              7p.m.
                                         moved to Sherburne soon after-          daughter of Charles A. and Pearl       Business Institute.
son of the late Howard Monroe and
                                         wards, and the town became              E. Hoose Coger.                                                She worked            Church of Jesus Christ
Irene Olmstead Ayer.                                                                                                                                                   of Latter Day Saints
                                         Martha’s lifetime home.                    On Aug. 24, 1934, Vivian was                             at Crucible
   He was a devout Episcopalian, a                                                                                                                                  Eaton Street Medical Building,
                                            She was a                             united in marriage to Maurice                              Steel, was a
graduate of Cazenovia Central                                                                                                                                      left wing, first floor, Hamilton.
                                         graduate of                              V. Sawyer in Morrisville. He pre-                          writer for the          Branch President John Brokaw.
Schools, attended Syracuse Univer-
                                         SherburneHigh                            deceased her on June 4, 1982.                              Eagle Bulletin      Elders can be reached at 691-9140.
sity and graduated from Simmons
                                         School        and                           Vivian attended Morrisville                             and a church            Sundays: Sacrament meeting, 10 to 11
School of Mortuary Science in                                                                                                                                    a.m
                                         Alfred Univer-                           Agricultural and Technical Col-                            soloist.
                                         sity.                                    lege from 1962 to 1964, graduat-                              She was a           Eaton Community Church
   He was a partner of the Walsh &
                                            She married                           ing with honors in secretarial                             volunteer for           9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship,
Ayer Funeral Home in Cazenovia                                                                                                                                   7 p.m. evening service, 8 p.m. choir
                                         Howard W.                                science. She had worked for                                FISH and for
from 1967 to 1980 and in 1980 estab-                                                                                                                             rehearsal; Tuesdays prayer meeting
                                         Adams on Jan.                            Jones Motors in Hamilton and                               v a r i o u s
lished the Richard F. Ayer Funeral                                                                                                                               at 7:30 p.m.
                                         21, 1947. For                            later as a secretary at SUNY,                              church activi-
Home in Cazenovia. In June 2005,                                                                                                                                                Earlville
                                         many years,                              Morrisville until her retirement        Violet M. Case     ties.
Richard partnered with Geoffrey F.
                                         Martha and                               in 1979.                                                      Violet was          United Methodist Church
Zimmer and Son Geoffrey S. to
                                         Howardworked            Martha Miner        Her many activities included       Past Matron of the Order of the            20 North Main Street, Earlville
form the Ayer & Zimmer Funeral                                                                                                                                                  691-2114
                                         together in the            Adams         reading, crosswords, knitting,        Eastern Star, Manlius-King Chap-
Home in Cazenovia.                                                                                                                                                  Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor
                                         real estate office                       crocheting, snowmobiling, swim-       ter No. 493 and Past Grand Officer
   He was a member of the                                                                                                                                           Sunday service, 11 a.m.
                                         of       Adams-                         ming and playing the organ, as         of the Onondaga District Order of
Cazenovia Preservation Founda-
                                         Miner-Adams,Inc.                        well as just enjoying her cats.        the Eastern Star of New York                   East Hamilton United
tion (architectural review), the                                                                                                                                        Methodist Church
                                            She served on the board of the          Mrs. Sawyer was a member of         State.
Syracuse Men’s Garden Club and                                                                                                                                          Rte. 12, Hubbardsville.
                                         Sherburne Public Library and was a      the Eaton Community Bible                  Surviving are her children, Jen-           Rev. Myrna Foster, pastor
past secretary for the Association
                                         trustee of the Brown Foundation         Church where she had served as         nifer (Joseph) Weinschreider of E.          Worship service and Sunday school,
of Cazenovia Businesses.
                                         since its establishment.                pianist and organist and had been      Williamson, Melanie (George)             9 to 10 a.m., nursery provided.
   Richard was filled with pride
                                            Martha is survived by her hus-       the church treasurer for many          Hemingway of Elmira and                           Episcopal Church
and love for his family, his friends,
                                         band;adaughterandson-in-law,Beth        years. She was a member of the         Stephen (Susan) Case of Manlius;
his business, his home and his life                                                                                                                                        of the Epiphany
                                         Adams and Jonathan Sa’adah of           Willow Glen Rebekah Lodge 158 of       grandchildren, Joseph (Jennifer)
in Cazenovia.                                                                                                                                                        3 Classic Street, Sherburne
                                         Hartford, Vt. and Montreal, Quebec      Eaton and a past musician of the       and James (Joann) Weinschreider,                  Phone:607-674-4312
   Richard is survived by his
                                         andseveralniecesandnephews.             NYS Rebekah Assembly. She was          Emily (Joseph) Whelehan, Ben-              Interim Priest Fr. Michael Tin
daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Ayer
                                            She was predeceased by a sister,     also a past member of the Eaton        jamin, Samuel, Timothy and                              Creti
Earley; granddaughters, Saige,                                                                                                                                      Sundays, Holy Eucharist 8:30 a.m.
                                         Meredith Blanchard of Smyrna.           Fire Department Auxiliary.             Martha Hemingway and Michael
Hope and Maeve Earley; his sister,                                                                                                                                  Second Sundays, morning prayer
                                            A memorial service will be held at      Surviving are a son and daugh-      and Abigail Case; a great-grand-
Mary (Jack) Moyer; one niece and                                                                                                                                    Handicapped accessible.
                                         the Episcopal Church of the             ter-in-law, Maurice (Paul) and Sue     son, Joseph Weinschreider; two
three nephews.                                                                                                                                                         Faith Baptist Church
                                         Epiphany in Sherburne at 1 p.m. on      Sawyer of Eaton; a daughter and        sisters, Jessie Mapstone of
   A Eucharistic Rite I service was
                                         May31.                                  son-in-law, Maureen and Douglas        Manlius and Marilyn (Fred)                         of Morrisville
conducted at St. Paul’s Episcopal                                                                                                                                           James Depue, pastor
                                            In lieu of flowers, gifts in her     Cox of Eaton; 11 grandchildren; 15     Crockett of Cazenovia; a brother,
Church, 204 Genesee St.,                                                                                                                                             10 a.m. Sunday school, Sunday ser-
                                         memory may be dedicated to the ben-     great-grandchildren and a              John Palmer of Shortsville and
Chittenango, with a reception fol-                                                                                                                               vices at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday
                                         efit of the people of Sherburne, made   nephew, Larry Coger of Hamilton.       several nieces and nephews.              service 7 p.m., Bible study at 7:30
lowing at the Lincklaen House, 79
                                         to The Brown Foundation/Martha             She was predeceased by a                Funeral services were held at        Wednesday night.
Albany St., Cazenovia. Internment
                                         M. Adams memorial, National Bank        daughter, Sharlene Joyce Kline in      Newell-Fay Funeral Home. Burial
will be at a later date in St. Peter’s                                                                                                                                  First Baptist Church
                                         and Trust Company, c/o Sandy            2003; a son-in-law, George B. Kline;   was in Fayetteville Cemetery.                    P.O. Box 73, Hamilton
Episcopal Church in Cazenovia.
                                         Colton, 52 South Broad Street, Nor-     a sister, Arlene Risley and a          Calling hours were held at the fu-                     824-2780
   At Richard’s request, there were
                                         wich,NewYork,13815.                     brother, Mark Coger.                   neral home, 8171 Cazenovia Rd.              Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school;
no flowers in St. Paul’s Church.                                                                                                                                 10:30 a.m. worship service.
                                            Arrangements have been en-              Funeral services were held          (Rt. 92), Manlius. Eastern Star ser-
Kindly consider contributions in
                                         trustedtoBurgess&TedescoFuneral         from the Eaton Community Bible         vices were also held at the funeral             First Baptist Church
his memory to St. Paul’s Church.
                                         Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.        Church, followed by interment in       home.                                                of Earlville
                                                                                 the Eaton Cemetery. Friends were           For directions, local florists, or            9 West Main Street
                                                                                 invited to call at the Burgess &       a         guestbook,            visit           Pastor Gerry Jackson
                                                                                 Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar         SCHEPPFAMILY .com                                    Phone: 691-4301
                                                                                                                            Contributions may be made to            Sunday worship 11 a.m., Sunday
                                                                                 St., Morrisville.                                                               school 9:45; Women’s Bible study
                                                                                    Contributions in her memory         The O.E.S. Manlius-King Chapter          Tuesday, 10 a.m.; AA, Saturday, 7 p.m.
                                                                                 may be made to the Eaton Com-          No. 493, c/o Marilyn Decker, 125
                                                                                                                        Davis St., E. Syracuse, NY 13057.               First Baptist Church
                                                                                 munity Bible Church, Eaton, NY
                                                                                 13334.                                                                                    of Georgetown
                                                                                                                                                                   On routes 26 & 80 in Georgetown
                                                                                 Ruth Abigail (nee Ryder) Westfall, 93                                              Family worship - Sundays, 10 a.m.

                                                                                 Mother of Erieville resident                                                           First Baptist Church
                                                                                    Ruth Abigail (nee Ryder)            Ryder, she worked as a house-                        of Madison
                                                                                                                                                                        North Street, Madison
                                                                                 Westfall, 93, of Erieville and         keeper for the president of                    Dolores Cottet, pastor
                                                                                 Lebanon, Ohio, died May 22,            Bowling Green State Univer-                 Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.
                                                                                 2006 at Bethesda North Hospi-          sity.
                                                                                                                                                                    Hamilton Bible Fellowship
                                                                                 tal. Born March 29, 1913 in               She was preceded in death               Meeting at the Chenango Nursery
                                                                                 Delphi Falls to Ernest and             by her parents; husband,                            School building
                                                                                 Birdie Abigail (nee Galloway)          Clifford Douglas Westfall; son,              West Kendrick Ave., Hamilton
                                                                                                                        Thomas Westfall; brother,                               824-3628
                                                                                                                                                                    Christian education for all ages
                                                                                                                        George Ryder and sisters, Mar-
                                                                                                                                                                 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Worship service 10
                                                                                                                        garet Wilson and Hazel Wilcox.           to 11:30 a.m. Nursery and children’s
                                                                                                                        Survivors include sons, Robert           church provided. Small groups meet
                                                                                                                        A. Westfall of Waverly, Ohio,            at various times during the week.
                                                                                                                        Philip F. Westfall of Ferndale,           Hamilton Religious Society of
                                                                                                                        Wash. and Jon D. Westfall of                   Friends (Quakers)
                                                                                                                        Erieville; daughter, Abigail               Meeting for worship 10 a.m. each
                                                                                                                        Davey of Lebanon, Ohio; sis-             Sunday at the Upperville Meeting
                                                                                                                                                                 House, three miles west of Smyrna on
                                                                                                                        ters, Doris Dutcher of Syra-             Route 80. For more information call,
                                                                                                                        cuse and Jane Davenport of               Marjory Clark, clerk, 607-674-9044.
                                                                                                                        East Syracuse; 19 grandchil-
                                                                                                                                                                   Lebanon Federated Church
                                                                                                                        dren; 43 great-grandchildren                      Corner of Lebanon and
                                                                                                                        and one great-great-grand-                       Musician Roads, Lebanon
                                                                                                                        child.                                             Claude Marvin, pastor
                                                                                                                           Visitation with service im-                        Phone: 837-4156
                                                                                                                        mediately following was held                 Sunday mornings - 9 a.m. church
                                                                                                                                                                 school for all ages, family worship
                                                                                                                        at the Otterbein Retirement              at 10:15.
                                                                                                                        Community, Lebanon.
                                                                                                                           Memorials requested for
                                                                                                                        Audubon Society or Lebanon                See more Hamilton
                                                                                                                        Presbyterian Building Fund.
                                                                                                                        Arrangements were by the
                                                                                                                        Oswald-Hoskins Funeral
                                                                                                                                                                   services page 30
                                                                                                                        Home, Lebanon.
                                                                                                                                               EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/27

    EAGLE NEWSPAPERS                                                                                       SPORTS                                MSC NEWS
Cazenovia golfers take                                                                                                  Caffarelli named All-American

fourth in B-2 tourney
                                                                                                                            The National Junior College
                                                                                                                        Athletic Association released its
                                                                                                                        2006 NJCAA women’s lacrosse all-
                                                                                                                        American          team,     naming
                                                                                                                        Morrisville State College’s Jenni-
                                       ment.                                    12th place, shooting an 84.             fer Caffarelli (Phillipsburg, NJ) to
                                          Amid that crowd, the                     In Wednesday’s Section III girls     its first team.
  Yes, it was late May, but the        Cazenovia Lakers finished in             golf tournament at Green Lakes,             Caffarelli, freshman midfielder
temperatures were more akin to         fourth place, with a team score of       Cazenovia finished fourth among         for Morrisville State, led the team
                early April when       436, as Bishop Ludden took the           Class B teams, with a score of 424.     in scoring with 33 goals and eight
                eight      teams       title with a score of 416.               CBA came out on top with 408.           assists for 41 points in 11 games
  Eye On        gathered        at        Andrew Butler finished alone             Brittany Furlong made a run          this season while tallying 32
                Kanon Valley in        in fourth place among individual         at qualifying for this week’s state     ground balls. She caused 17 oppo-
                Oneida for last        players with a 79, not far from          tournament at Foxfire, tying for        nent turnovers and won 11 draw                   Jennifer Caffarelli
                Monday’s Sec-          Ludden’s Kevin Burke, the medal-         10th place with a 93. Only the top      controls for Morrisville State.          the daughter of Michael Caffarelli
                tion III Class B-2     ist with a 75. Mack Fox tied for         eight finishers advanced.                   A2006all-RegionIIItournament         of Phillipsburg, New Jersey and
 Local Sports boys golf tourna-                                                                                         team selection, Caffarelli earned        Linda Solt of Nazareth, Pennsylva-
                                                                                                                        first team all-Region honors at          nia.

Caz girls lacrosse falls to Skaneateles
                                                                                                                        midfield and is ranked third over-          Caffarelli is joined on the first
                                                                                                                        all of all players in Region III.        teambyJennBohannan,Courtney
                                                                                                                            Caffarelli is majoring in nurs-      Highsmith, Ali Napolitano and
                                                                                                                        ing at Morrisville State. A 2005         Kirstine Schafer of Anne Arundel
                                       defeat in eight days.                    each found the net twice, while         graduate of Phillipsburg High            CC; Haley Carmack, Emilie Melka,
                                          Granted, the schedule was quite       Kali Henn got the other goal.           School, she was a three-sport ath-       Kandice Schroeder and Jen
   On the surface, the Cazenovia       crowded at the end, with a lot of        Emily DiAngelo earned an assist.        lete at Phillipsburg, competing in       Witowski of CCBC-Catonsville;
girls lacrosse team’s 10-6 regular     tough games (Bishop Ludden,                 Annie Sessler had 11 saves, but      field hockey, winter track and la-       Heather Ely, Terri George and
season mark was something to be        Westhill, CBA, Skaneateles)              could not fully contain a busy and      crosse, earning second team all-         Megan Metelenis of Herkimer
quite proud of.                        squeezed into a week’s time.             diverse Skaneateles attack.             Conference honors her senior la-         County CC and Toni Scollan of Ca-
                     Still, the Lak-      Still, Cazenovia could not pull       Stephanie Rice had five goals and       crosse season at attack. Caffarelli is   yugaCC.
  Eye On                                                                                                                 Young named All-American
                  ers’ homestretch     out any of those games. Against          two assists, while four others -
                  had been a major     Skaneateles, the eastern Lakers          Kelsey Nangle, Jenna Lotkowictz,
                  struggle. When it    hung close enough to be within           Libby Johnson and Shannon
                  lost, 15-9, to       three, 7-4, at the half, but the west-   Tierney - had two goals apiece.             The National Junior College          State, Young has recorded 100 ca-
                  reigning state       ern Lakers would double that mar-           As the no. 6 seed in the Section     Athletic Association has released        reer hits, 51 stolen bases, 70 runs
                                       gin.                                     III Class C playoffs, the Lakers        its2006baseballall-Americanteam,         scoredand12careeroutfieldassists.
Local Sports Class C cham-                                                                                              naming Morrisville State College         He has a career fielding percentage
                  p     i     o   n       Brittani        McKillop       led    took on no. 3 seed Westhill in
Skaneateles last Monday after-         Cazenovia with four goals. Sarah         Friday’s quarterfinals.                 sophomore outfielder, Tom Young          of.950.
noon, it marked the team’s fourth      Wright and Chelsea McKillop                                                      (Wallkill) to its third team.               Young, an individual studies
                                                                                                                            Young, left outfielder for the       major at Morrisville State, is a 2004
                                                                                                                        Mustangs and previous selection          graduate of Wallkill High School.
                                                                                                                        to the Mountain Valley all-Confer-       While at Wallkill, Young was a two-

Caz tennis takes third at Class B tourney                                                                               ence and all-Region first teams,
                                                                                                                        started all 47 games this year for
                                                                                                                                                                 time first team Mid-Hudson Ath-
                                                                                                                                                                 letic League selection, leading his
                                                                                                                        Morrisville State and led the team       team in stolen bases and on base
      BY PHIL BLACKWELL                                                                                                 in hits with 70, runs scored with 47,    percentage. In 2003 he was named
                                          In all, the Lakers got 36 points.     place. He lost in the semifinals,
                                                                                but bounced back to beat                singles with 64 and stolen bases         the Gatorade Player of the Year as
                                       Only New Hartford, the champi-
                                                                                Jamesville-DeWitt’s Michael             with 36. He batted .449 to lead the      an outfielder. Young is the son of
   In its last combined effort of      ons with 58 points, and
                                                                                Rabin 6-3, 6-1 in the consolation       team and recorded a .943 fielding        Mack and Melinda Young of
the spring, the Cazenovia boys ten-    Chittenango, with 47 points, fared
                                                                                match.                                  percentage.                              Wallkill.
                  nis team, unde-      better.
                                                                                   Also, Tyler Crawford earned              In his career at Morrisville
                  feated OHSL Lib-        Nick Rogers and Austin Tatum
  Eye On          erty division        registered the best finish, in first     fourth place in second singles,
                                                                                                                        Penoyer to tour with softball team
                  champions, fin-      doubles, as they made it all the         though he got within two games
                  ished third out      way to the finals before falling to      of a better showing before losing a        Morrisville State College’s head      Rican National Team and a Dutch
                  of 17 entrants at    Anish Butala and Tapin Buch              great 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 consolation match   softball coach, Robin Penoyer, of        championshipteam.
                  last Tuesday’s       (New Hartford) by scores of 7-5 and      to J-D’s Cooper White. The              Sherrill, will tour this summer             PenoyerstillholdstheNewYork
 Local Sports Section III Class        6-2.                                     doubles team of Chris Rogers and        with the ProFastpitch X-treme            State and National High School
                  B tournament at         David Torres had a solid show-        John Cipiti gained fourth place to      (PFX) softball team in its inaugural     record for consecutive no-hitters
Utica Parkway Courts.                  ing in third singles, taking third       add to the Cazenovia point total.       season.                                  withseven.In1987shewasinducted
                                                                                                                           PenoyerjoinsOlympicChampi-            into the Amateur Sports Hall of
                                                                                                                        ons Lisa Fernandez, Laura Berg,          Fame and in 1988 received the Na-
Caz boys track finishes sixth at Liberty meet                                                                           Stacey Nuveman and Jessica
                                                                                                                        Mendoza in a tour that includes
                                                                                                                                                                 tional Organization of Women
                                                                                                                                                                 (NOW) Trailblazer in Sports
                                                                                                                        nine stops in eight different cities     Award.
                                          Chris Wheeler lay claim to the        Crockett, Ben McKinney, Brett           throughout the United States. The           Penoyer joined the athletic staff
                                       Lakers’ only title, in the pole vault,   Walters and Justin Lucas com-           PFX tour brings professional and         at Morrisville State in 2002 as head
   Kicking off its most important      where 11 feet 6 inches in fewer          bined for a third-place time of 47.89   amateur athletes together to meet        coach of the softball program. In
week of the season, the Cazenovia      misses than Westhill’s Scott             seconds. Taube, Peter Kellstrand,       and compete in the                       three seasons at Morrisville State,
boys track and field team earned       Mooney. Right behind him, Gerry          Peter Lokai and Chris Stanford             sport of fastpitch softball. Elite    Penoyerhastakentheprogramtoa
sixth place in the nine-team field     Riebe took fourth place as he            teamed up to give the Lakers an-        athletes in the sport will be teach-     new level. In 2006 she coached the
                  at last Tuesday’s    cleared 10 feet 6 inches.                other third-place showing as they       ing, competing and interacting           Mustangs to an eighth seed in the
  Eye On          OHSL Liberty di-        Robbie Taube gained eight             ran the 4x400 relay in 3:40.61.         with young athletes in camps and         NJCAA Region III Championship
                  vision champi-       points with his strong showing in           Stanford, on his own, earned         clinics throughout the tour.                Tournament, compiling an
                  onship meet at       the mile, as he took second place        fourth place in the 400-meter              PenoyerattendedtheUniversity          overallrecordof19-13inthecollege’s
                  Chittenango.         in a time of 4:42.12. Only Curt Bell     hurdles in 1:01.95. Lucas was sixth     of Minnesota and led the Golden          final NJCAA season.
                      All told, the    (Marcellus) fared better, winning        in the triple jump, while Joe Bono      Gophers to a Big Ten Champion-              Beginning in the fall of 2006,
 Local Sports Lakers gained 51         in 4:36.30.                              got sixth in the discus with a toss     ship. As pitcher, she recorded the       Morrisville State will enter its first
                  points, well back       Nick Gillen had a solid fourth-       of 113 feet 2 inches.                   lowestERAintheconferenceat0.88           year as a provisional member of
in a field where Solvay, with 157      place showing in the 3,200-meter            From there, the Lakers moved         andearnedall-BigTensecondteam            the National Collegiate Athletic
points, claimed the title and          run (11:35.33), while Taube got          on to compete in the Section III        honors.                                  Association (NCAA), Division III.
Westhill (108 points) was a distant    sixth in the 800 in 2:09 flat.           Class B meet at Canastota on Fri-          At the National level, Penoyer        Upon successful completion of the
second.                                   In the 4x100 relay, Dave              day afternoon.                          has competed for the Pennsylvania        provisional period, Morrisville
                                                                                                                        Clippers, Topton VIPS and the            State will be a candidate for full ac-
                                                                                                                        Twin City Jammers in the ASA             creditation as a member of the
                                                                                                                        Women’s Major Softball Division.         NCAA.
                                                                                                                        She has also played for the Puerto

 The wildest show on                                                                                         Hamilton baseball
 wheels comes to fair
   The Imperial Stunt Drivers,        ence will challenge the Ford Mo-    circus clown with his comedy
                                                                                                             goes 1-1 in playoffs
                                                                                                                    BY PHIL BLACKWELL
                                                                                                                                                            Hamilton would stay at home for
 an international team of profes-     tor Company’s claim that “The       car tries to steal the show. You                                              the May 25 Class D quarterfinal,
                   sional drivers,    Legend Lives” when they put 2004/   will not want to miss a minute         As the reward for a 12-5 regular       against no. 6 seed Oriskany, who had
   Eye On          are scheduled      2005 Ford Mustangs through their    of the heart pounding excite-      season, the Hamilton baseball team         knockedoffOstelicValleyinitsopen-
                   to take over       paces with high speed precision     ment when the Wildest Show On      earned the no. 3 seed for the Section      ing-roundcontest.
                   the track at the   driving stunts. Witness Ford        Wheels roars and slides into the   III Class D playoffs, a tournament             However, the season would end
                   M a d i s o n      Ranger pickups driven on two        Madison County Fairground in       with a full 16-team field.                 there, as Oriskany edged past the
                   County Fair-       wheels by two of the world’s top    Brookfield. Be there on the 7th                            And the Emer-      Emerald Knights, 8-7. Hamilton fell
 Local News grounds at 7              stunt drivers. The thrills con-     day of the 7th month at 7pm.         Eye On            ald Knights were       behind, 7-0, by the fourth inning, only
                   p.m. Friday        tinue when old cars are driven to      For a complete schedule of                          strong at the start,   to nearly make it all the way back.
 July 7. This troupe with over 125    total destruction, motorcycle ma-   events call 899-5867 or 5836.                          wiping out no. 14          Eric Dowsland, pitching in relief
 years combined driving experi-       niacs fly through the air, and a                                                           seed Alexandria        of Matt Martin, took the loss. Greg
                                                                                                                                 Bay 9-0 at home in     Waldman had a pair of RBIs, but
                                                                                                              Local Sports theopeninground              Hamilton’s season with a record of
                                                                                                                                 on May 23.             13-6.
                                                                                                                                                            On the same day, Hamilton’s soft-
                                                                                                                                                        ball season concluded with the no. 12
                                                                                                                                                        seed Emerald Knights losing a 6-3
                                                                                                                                                        decision to no. 5 seed Copenhagen in
                                                                                                                                                        the first round.

                                                                                                                                                              Barbara and Sam Roller
                                                                                                                                                          were repeat winners, finishing
                                                                                                                                                          first overall and first North/
                                                                                                                                                          South, in bridge matches held
                                                                                                                                                                            23. Toni and
                                                                                                                                                            Eye On          B      o   b
                                                                                                                                                                            edged Penny
                                                                                                                                                                            Emerick and
                                                                                                                                                          Local Sports Dave Bull for
                                                                                                                                                              On the East/West side, Sue
                                                                                                                                                          Knox and Flossie Salembier
                                                                                                                                                          were one point winners over
                                                                                                                                                          Ulla Bond and Jeanne Chard,
                                                                                                                                                          with Gail Pirodsky and Ruth
                                                                                                                                                          Whalen coming in third.
                                                                                                                                                              Duplicate bridge matches
                                                                                                                                                          in the Reference Room of the
                                                                                                                                                          Cazenovia Public Library and
                                                                                                                                                          all bridge players are welcome.

                                                                                                                                                        Golf for a cause
                                                                                                                                                            The Stockbridge Valley Central
                                                                                                                                                        School Sports Booster will be host-
                                                                                                                                                        ing their annual Golf Tournament
                                                                                                                                                        on June 10 at the Oneida Community
                                                                                                                                                        Golf Club in Kenwood. Tee off will be
                                                                                                                                                        at 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per person and
                                                                                                                                                        includes golf, cart and dinner follow-
                                                                                                                                                        ing at the clubhouse.
                                                                                                                                                            Sponsorships for the tournament
                                                                                                                                                        arestillavailable. Corporateteespon-
                                                                                                                                                        sorships are $500 and include; name
                                                                                                                                                        on a prime hole and a team of 4 en-
                                                                                                                                                        tered in the tournament. Hole spon-
                                                                                                                                                        sorship is $100. Cart sponsorship is
                                                                                                                                                        $50.00. Hazard sponsorship is $25.00
                                                                                                                                                            The club is also accepting any
                                                                                                                                                        items or gift certificates that can be
                                                                                                                                                        used in their raffle. Names of com-
                                                                                                                                                        pany or individuals donating will be
                                                                                                                                                        listed in tournament brochure and
                                                                                                                                                        announced at the end of the evening
                                                                                                                                                        during the raffle.
                                                                                                                                                            Call Gwen Isbell at 495-2028 to reg-
                                                                                                                                                        ister a team, sign up as a sponsor or
                                                                                                                                                        donate a prize for the raffle. The
                                                                                                                                                        Booster Club would appreciate team
                                                                                                                                                        members calling to reserve their
                                                                                                                                                        spots by June 3.
                                                                                                                                                            This is the only major fundraiser
                                                                                                                                                        for the Booster Club. All money
                                                                                                                                                        raised by this event goes directly to
                                                                                                                                                        theyouthsofStockbridgeValley. The
                                                                                                                                                        Booster Club offers scholarships for
                                                                                                                                                        individuals to attend sports camps;
                                                                                                                                                        they also provide sports skill clinics
                                                                                                                                                        of their own for the area athletes.
                                                                                                                                                        Please help them to be able to con-
                                                                                                                                                        tinue to do so.
                                       EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/29

    Rogers Environmental Educa-
tion Center in Sherburne invites
visitors to hike the trails of Cush
Hill at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3.
                  This hillside
  Eye On          property has a
                  beech-oak forest,
                  an American
                  chestnut planta-
                  tion, wildflow-
 Local News ers, mixed hard-
                  woods and coni-
fers to explore and experience.
Join the Rogers staff to hike the
trails and discover the hidden
treasures in the varied habitats.
Meet in the maiin parking lot to
carpool up the hill. The program
is free.
Beginning bird walk
   Rogers invites guests to a bird
walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10.
Walk the trails with Rogers Cen-
ter staff to learn some techniques
of observing and identifying some
of our common birds. Staff will
offer tips to identify birds by both
sight and sound, as well as the
meaning of some bird behaviors.
Bring binoculars if you have
them. Meet at Rogers’ Visitor Cen-
   Rogers Center is operated by
the state Department of Environ-
mental Conservation. The not-for-
profit Friends of Rogers, Inc. helps
support the center’s programs and
special events. Rogers Center is
located one mile west of
Sherburne on Route 80. The Visi-
tor Center and grounds are open
year round to the public, and ad-
mission is free. For more infor-
mation or to register a large group
for programs, call the center at
(607) 674-4017.

     gets boost
     Cortland ARC
     gets help with
     materials and
     Two agencies were named
  recipients of the Central New
  York            Community
  Foundation’s Allen Speiser
  Fund for Vocational Reha-
  bilitation May 11. One of
  them, Madison Cortland
  ARC, received $1,907 to help
  pay for vocational resources,
  assessment and media
     Administered by the Cen-
  tral New York Community
  Foundation, the Allen
  Speiser Fund for Vocational
  Rehabilitation is Central
  New York’s only community
  fund for people with disabili-
  ties. Its mission is to
  strengthen and support ef-
  forts that advance and have
  a positive impact on voca-
  tional rehabilitation ser-
     The fund seeks to support
  agencies in ensuring that
  people with disabilities are
  provided meaningful job op-
  portunities and are retained
  in the workforce.

Hamilton services from Page 24
        West Brookfield                         Clothes Basket open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. meetings, 8 p.m. Thursdays.                 Mass schedule: Saturday, 5 p.m. and     through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
                                              Wednesdays and Saturdays.                                                        Sunday, 11 a.m.                               Handicapped accessible.
     Bible Believers Church                                                              Saperstein Jewish Center
          Moscow Hill Road                         Park United Methodist                                                         St. Paul’s Episcopal Church              Unitarian Universalist Church
   Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m.                17 Broad Street, Hamilton          Colgate University, Hamilton                 34-36 Main Street, Oxford                       10 Higby Road, Utica
Sunday school is available for chil-                 824-1894, leave message.                        824-7689                              (607) 843-7011                                  724-3179
dren 10 and younger. Mid-week prayer                    Pastor Jeff Smith                Shabbat evening service with din-        10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.                  Wednesday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Little
and Bible study on Thursday night at             Sundays - choir practice, 9:15 a.m.; ner following, 5:30 p.m. weekly when                                                Unadilla Zen Group meets consisting
7p.m.                                         children’s classes, 9:40 a.m.; worship Colgate is in session.                           St. Therese Church                  of two 30 minute periods of Zazen
                                              hour, 10:30 a.m. Nursery care provided.                                                 Main Street, Munnsville             (sitting, meditating), Kinhin (walk-
       Living Waters Parish                                                            Sherburne United Methodist                      Rev. Schoenhofen, Adm.
                                                                                                    Church                                                                ing meditation) and a short drama
   (Bouckville, Deansboro, Madison              Poolville United Methodist                                                                      495-2424                  talk.
          and Oriskany Falls                              Church                          Chapel Street in Sherburne               Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 5
                                                                                        Rev. David Kleinstuber, Pastor                                                        Meditation instruction is pro-
     United Methodist churches)                       Willey Road, Poolville                                                   p.m.                                       vided upon request to those who make
      Pastors: Rev. Wayne H. Grow,                            691-2114                               674-4119                      Sunday, 11 a.m.
                                                                                        Sundays, 9 a.m. worship, nursery                                                  prior arrangements or come 10 min-
          Rev. Lyman E. Pelkey.                 The Rev. Mario J. Gazzilli, pastor                                                                                        utes early. Loose dark clothing is
 Parish offices 821-7885; 893-7576.               Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.          available; 9 a.m. church school in the    St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
                                                                                     parish house.                                 12 ½ Madison Street, Hamilton          advised and a meditation cushion
    Worship times: Bouckville - 8 a.m.,                                                                                                                                   (zafu) is helpful but not obligatory.
adult Sunday School; 9:30 a.m., wor-                      Pratts Hollow                 First Tuesday - 7 p.m. board coun-             824-1745 (Phone & Fax)
                                                                                     cil.                                             www.stchurchonline.org              The answer to the question ‘who am
ship; Deansboro - 10:30 a.m., Sunday               United Methodist Church                                                                                                I?’ may not be what you think.
School; 9:30 a.m., worship; Madison -                                                   Second Monday - 7 p.m. UMW.               The Rev. Donnel O’Flynn, Rector
                                                   Rev. Richard Haberlen, pastor.                                                 Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist;       Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Yoga taught by
9:45 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., worship;                                             Third Thursday - 7 p.m. adult fel-
                                                  Sunday morning worship at 9 a.m.                                             9:30 a.m. nursery and church school.       experienced meditation teachers.
Oriskany Falls - 9:15 a.m., Sunday                                                   lowship.
                                                          Randallsville                 Noon to 1 p.m. - UMYouth (Grades six      Monday, 4 to 7 p.m. Friendship Inn.     Comfortable clothing is suggested.
School; 11 a.m., worship.
                                                                                     to eight second Sunday) (Grades nine      (Free fellowship meal).                       The Welsh Congregationl
             Marantha                                   New Life Church              to 12 third Sunday).                         Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. Holy Eucharist.
                                                  Sundays: 8:30 a.m. service; Sunday                                                                                                Church
                                                                                        10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in      Thursday, 11 a.m. Bible Study; 7:30              Welsh Church Road
        Fellowship Church                     school at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.  April (UMW - Grandma’s Attic Sale and     p.m. choir rehearsal.
   Cayuga Street, North Norwich.                  Tuesdays: prayer meeting at 7:30 luncheon.)                                                                                        East Nelson
                                                                                                                                  Church office hours: Tuesday                         655-2654
  Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.,          p.m.                                      10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - last Saturday in
nursery school provided.                          Home groups throughout the week. October (UMW Bazaar with luncheon.)
          Morrisville                             For more information call 824-        Handicapped accessible.
                                              2625 or 824-0079.
       Community Church                                                                    St. Joan of Arc Church
     3824 Swamp Road, Morrisville              Resurrection Life Fellowship             6 Brookside Drive, Morrisville
     Rev. Russell S. Duncan, pastor                      Cole Road, Eaton                 Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
                684-3314                                     893-7877                               684-9551
      www.morrisvillechurch.org.                        Pastor John Camp                 Sunday mass, 9 a.m.
    Sunday School, 9 a.m. for ages 3             Sunday morning, 9:30, adult and         Handicapped accessible.
through adult; Sunday worship, 10:30          children’s Sunday school; 10:30 wor-
a.m.                                          ship service. Teen meetings at 6:30             St. Mary’s Roman
    Wednesday prayer and praise ser-          p.m. Sunday. Children’s meetings and            Catholic Church
vice, 7 p.m. (contemporary).                  nursery service is every Sunday dur-      Rte. 12b and Wylie St., Hamilton
    Handicapped accessible. Nursery           ing worship service. Cell groups at        Msgr. John R. Madden, pastor
care provided.                                7 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer and worship                824-2164
                                                                                                                       EAGLE NEWSPAPERS, MAY 31, 2006/31

Just a book, just a movie
   A few years ago, Dan                                           thing. Not so with “Last         because of the fact that most          A lot of people have said
Brown introduced a character                                      Temptation of Christ”,           of the human race digested          that the one-time Opie played
named Robert Langdon to the
literary world.
                                                Phil              Scorsese’s 1988 re-telling of    Dan Brown’s addictive pulp          it too safe. I disagree. Just
                                                                  the Gospel tale complete with    (myself included) and,              doing the film, with all the
   In a pulsating book called                   Blackwell         Jesus imagining a life of        whether they agreed with it         controversy and all the
“Angels and Demons”,                                              human intercourse that           or not, thoroughly enjoyed the      undercurrents of religion and
Langdon is yanked from his                           Random included intimacy.                     ride.                               belief attached to it, was
plush world of Harvard                                              In my lifetime, I can never       As you know, the film was        risky enough. No interpreta-
academia to the deepest
                                                                  recall a film that generated     met with both expected              tion was going to satisfy
recesses of the Vatican. He                                       such an immense uproar.          protests and a massive criti-       everyone.
saves a papal election from       of “Da Vinci Code”.             You’d have thought Scorsese      cal backlash. Either (1) the           That controversy helps
possible annihilation, re-           Having gone through the      had committed something far      reviewers just hate Ron             elevate “Da Vinci Code” above
stores the faith of the masses,   book twice, and the film once, worse than blasphemy. It          Howard or (2) they were too         the summer parade of popcorn
and gets the girl, too.           I can assure you, once and for barely got to theaters. Thus,     wary to praise the film,            blockbusters that involve
   Having enjoyed some            all, that these are just works  most were spared the sight of    figuring the Catholics would        impossible missions, mu-
success with this, Brown          of fiction - nothing more,      David Bowie playing Pilate 15    go after them, too.                 tants, animated cars, return-
decided to write another          nothing less. It’s just that,   years after Ziggy played            From this reader’s perspec-      ing superheroes and other
Langdon tale, one involving a     when it comes to Jesus, any     guitar.                          tive, the film lies in the          variations. None of those
murder in the Louvre. You         artist has to be careful.         More recently, we had Mel      middle - not great, but not         other high-budget affairs offer
might have heard of it.              Basically, what Dan Brown, Gibson and his “Passion of         bad, either, as it stays faithful   questions about faith that
   Books don’t sell 50 million-   Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and       the Christ” thing. For the       to most of the book while           aren’t easy to answer
plus copies, unless they          their cohorts are going         Christian faithful, this was     leaving out a few esoteric             Yet it all comes back to the
involve English boy wizards.      through is the same kind of     required viewing, the ulti-      details that might have lost        written word. Rumor has it
Yet that little tale Brown        tumult that Monty Python,       mate reaffirmation of their      the non-book-reading audi-          that Brown is hard at work
spun called “The Da Vinci         Martin Scorsese and Mel         beliefs, the answer to their     ence completely.                    again, compiling the material
Code” reached those astro-        Gibson know quite well.         collective prayers.                 Like with many films, the        for another Langdon story,
nomical figures, no doubt            In 1979, the boys of Python    To others, though, it was      villains steal it from Hanks (a     this one about the Masons. It
helped by the book’s premise      came up with “Life of Brian”, one long anti-Semitic tuto-        modest turn as Langdon) and         might be out in 2007. Lord
that Jesus married, had a         a tale about a mistaken         rial, dragging out that tired    Audrey Tautau (a solid, if not      knows he doesn’t need the
child and carried a royal         Messiah with all the usual      old question as to whether the   great, Sophie Neveu). Whether       money.
bloodline.                        Python jabs, guaranteed to      Jews betrayed Christ, one of     it’s Jean Reno’s cool and              Basically, Dan Brown has
   Needless to say, some          offend just about anyone        their own. Whatever you          acerbic Bezu Fache, or Paul         spent his lucrative literary
Christians weren’t pleased        easily offended. Mostly, it was believe, the one sure thing is   Bettany’s scary Silas, or Ian       life searching for some kind
with that, but the cottage        tolerated - until they saw that that Mel Gibson made a           McKellen’s delicious turn as        of truth. We might not all
industry of books debunking       crucifixion sing-along. That    righteous amount of dough.       Sir Leigh, they all give the        profit like he did, but it would
Brown’s premise didn’t reach      didn’t go over too well.          And now, “Da Vinci Code”,      movie the warm blood it             be healthy if all of us did the
full overdrive until somebody        At least some people had a   bigger than them all, really,    needs.                              same.
decided to make a movie out       sense of humor with that

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