Monday, March 11

Jordan D. “Melissa Lea” Hope

August 9, 1979  –  March 6, 2024

Jordan D. “Melissa Lea” Hope, 44, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse. She was born on August 9, 1979, in Garden Grove, CA., and received her education in Yucaipa California Schools. She worked for Price Chopper in customer service and for many years at Troop Scoops in Bouckville. Melissa Lea loved horror movies, and her kitties, and was great at organizing fun family trips. She is survived by the love of her life, Casey White, of Hamilton, her parents; Debra and Tom Kinser, of Walnut Grove, MO., mother-in-law, Pamela White, of Oneida, her children; Jacob Bardaro, of Corona, CA., Benjamin White, of Hamilton, stepchildren; Alexus White and Abiana White, both of North Pitcher, her brothers; Tyler Wombles and Tanner Wombles, both of Huntington Beach, CA., Robert Hope, Jr., of Sand Point, ID. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. https://www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Jordan-D-Melissa-Lea-Hope?obId=30961515

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IN THE MAIL

Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

Do you have a veteran that you would like to honor? The Village of Waterville is now part of Mohawk Valley’s Home Town Heroes. For more information on the program and how to order a banner, go to www.mohawkvalleyhometownheroes.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Village of Waterville Municipal Hall.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Congratulations to the Champions!

Waterville Central School District:

MPS Positivity Project: Today we were so excited to welcome a representative from the Save of the Day Foundation as well as Dylan and Jace from Utica City FC. With the help of our MPS students and families we were able to donate $230.42. Jace and Dylan read and answered questions for our first and third-graders.

MPS Marching Band:

Oriskany Falls Fire Department:

Brothertown Optimist Club:

Pictures from the 6th Grade Boys Optimist Biddy Basketball Tournament.

Route 20 Catholic:

Waterville Volunteer Fire Department:

Oneida County will be doing their Car Seat Program at our firehouse again on Tuesday, March 21st from 9 AM-11 AM. Please contact Oneida County to set up an appointment.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Daniel Barden Mudfest:

Join us for the 10th Annual Daniel Barden Mudfest on Saturday, May 4! If you crave mud and glory, sign up for one of our timed or un-timed race options. You can get the kids involved in the kids’ race too! Or, if being more like the pit crew is your vibe, you can join in by volunteering or sponsoring. Register or get involved today: www.bardenmudfest.org

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Fukushima nuclear disaster

“On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan caused massive devastation, and the ensuing tsunami decimated the Tōhoku region of northeastern Honshu. On top of the already-horrific destruction and loss of life, the natural disaster also gives rise to a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The Fukushima disaster is considered the second-worst nuclear disaster in history, forcing the relocation of over 100,000 people. During the emergency, each of the three operational nuclear reactors at the Fukushima plant shut down successfully, but the backup power and cooling systems failed. As a result, residual heat caused fuel rods in all three reactors to partially melt down. As crews searched the rubble for survivors and the nation reeled from the earthquake and ensuing tsunami, the nuclear disaster unfolded over the course of several days. The facilities where Reactors 1 and 3 were located exploded on March 12 and 14, respectively, prompting the government to evacuate everyone within a 20km radius. Another explosion in the building housing Reactor 2 on March 15 released even more radiation, and thousands of people left their homes as workers used helicopters, water cannons, and seawater pumps to try to cool the overheating facility.”

To read the full article, click here: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fukushima-nuclear-disaster-japan

AROUND TOWN:

Shrek: The Musical

The Price of Gas Today.

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