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Owego Little League News Briefs www.eteamz.com/owego OLL 60 Year History Write your memorable moments for OLL’s 60-Year History and email to email@example.com. KEY POSITIONS OPEN President Winters needs to fill six key positions vacated by dedicated volunteers. Openings are for Webmaster, Game Scheduler and Rules Interpreter succeeding Rich Ives, Concession Stand Manager replacing Diane Gregory and Assistant Linda Chartan and Tournament Director Debi Schmidt. Debi is stepping down as VP Baseball. She’s currently training Chris Rieg as interim VP Baseball. Andrew Hafer comes in as Assistant Equipment Manager. He’s learning from Equipment Manager Dan Martin. Bandy Beach has been welcomed as League Secretary and Uniform Manage. She replaces Lori Espe who also turned over Raffle Director to Dennis McCann. Returning league officers include VP Softball Mark Warfle, VP Teener Mark Felice, Treasurer and Billboards Steve Lounsberry, Player Agent Karen Vinti, Safety Officer Diana Lunn, Umpire in ChIef Jim Medovich, Co-Building and Grounds Ken Winters, Public Relations Director Jim Raftis, Picture Day Chairman Philip Wiles and Assistant Jamie Striley and Parade Chairman John Loftus. VOLUNTEER TASKS OLL has never charged a sign up fee because of the OLL Family Volunteer-
ism. Team Support Roles include manager, coach, field parent, information parent, safety parent, scorekeeper parent, team parent and uniform parent. League Support Roles include umpire, uniforms, special events like Work Bee Saturdays April 23 and 30 and Opening Day May 7, Equipment, Concessions and other talent and skills where needed. MARCH LOOK BACK President Ken Winters presided at the annual League Information Meeting. Player Agent Karen Vinti held last call signups for Little League Baseball, Tee Ball, Girls Softball and Teener League Baseball. Indoor Clinics were held Saturday, March 19, at OES for softball and at OAMS for baseball. Snow covered fields at Hyde Park forced the outdoor baseball clinic indoors to OAMS Saturday, March 26. OLL tips their 60th Anniversary hats to OES and OAMS for the use of their gyms and facilities. OLL staff, managers and coaches spent four nights – Sunday through Wednesday – to do the Player Drafts for Girls Softball and Baseball National, Modified, American and Tee Ball. APRIL PRACTICE April is dedicated for all teams to practice at Hyde Park. Information Officer Rich Ives has posted the Practice Schedule on the website www.etreamz.com/owego.
Spring Fling Egg Decorating Contest Newark Valley’s 4th annual Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 to 11:00 am at the Newark Valley Train Depot. Join us for breakfast, Easter Bonnet making, an egg hunt & and our fabulous Egg Decorating Contest. All entrants will receive a prize in this “Egg-ceptional” event. The public will select their favorite egg for an “Egg-cellent” People’s Choice Award. Judges will also award “Egg-citing” prizes in the following categories: Flat Egg (drawing of an egg) limit one entry per person, age 17 & under
Peep - age 6 & under, Chick - age 711, Pullet/Cockerel - age 12 – 17, Hen/Rooster - adult, Coop - group or family. In order to be eligible for prizes, call 642-5249 by Wednesday, April 6, to register your entries. Eggs must be submitted by Wednesday, April 13 to be included in the judging. So, crack out your favorite art media such as egg dyes, markers, crayons, stickers, clay, stamps, paper mache, canvas, or whatever else you like. Whip up an egg masterpiece!
RiverRead Books. Bring your Book Club, Knitting Group or Exercise Buddies! With support in part from The M&T Charitable Foundation, proceeds will benefit the Samaritan Counseling Center. Tickets are $20pp. Lunch is included. For tickets, call 754-2660 or 1877-825-0678, or on the web visit www.SamaritanEndicott.com for more information.
Protecting Dedicated Highway Fund Senator Tom Libous’ Bridge and Road Investment and Dedicated Fund Guaranteed Enforcement Reform Act (BRIDGE) (S.1071) has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee and sent to the Senate Floor. The Dedicated Fund exists for bridge and road repair. It’s been raided for years. My Bridge Act would end the raids and spend the Dedicated Fund where it was intended – on road and bridge repair.
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Nearly three-quarters of the Dedicated Fund is spent on functions that have nothing to do with road and bridge repairs. This bill phases out over five years the use of the Dedicated Fund for non-road and bridge expenses and prohibits it from being used that way in the future. To follow the progress of the bill or to learn more about it, please visit www.tomlibous.com/mypledge.
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