Above, Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”, presents this years’ Mills Distinguished Lecture at the SUNY Alumni Field House this evening. Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson spoke on ways he thought we could go about changing the world. “Our capacity to change our world is waiting for us with the poor and excluded.” he said. “We cannot get to where we want to go if we are unwilling to change our narrative.” He went to highlight the importance of telling the truth, staying hopeful and be willing to talk about things that are uncomfortable and inconvenient. At right: David Brenner, Sid Parisian and Deb Parisian sit enraptured in the audience. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
FRANKLIN – Richard “Dick” Frederick Lohrman, 89, formerly of Franklin, past CEO/secretary of the Otsego County Farmers Cooperative Insurance Co., passed away in his residence at St. James Manor on Sept. 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born in Corinth, Saratoga County. He was the only child of Richard F. Lohrman and Martha A. (Balitz) Lohrman.
He was a 1947 graduate of Syracuse Central High School and a 1952 graduate of Hartwick College. While attending college, Richard served as a sergeant in the 108th Medical Division of the Army National Guard.
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
MEMORIAL CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. Performance of “Musical Moods – Meditative to Manic” with Timothy Perry and Margaret (Pej) Reitz, performing on clarinet and piano. Free, open to public. RM 201 Fine Arts Center, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3419.
BOOK CLUB – 6 – 7 p.m. Discuss novel ‘Eleni’ by Nicholas Gage. Richfield Springs Public Library, 102 Main St., Richfield Springs. 315-858-0230 or visit www.facebook.com/Richfield-Springs-Public-Library-1068210423236404/
ONEONTA – Robert H. Wood, 86, a career teacher in Oneonta schools, community leader and father of Town Supervisor Bob Wood, passed away Sept. 21, 2018, at Fox Hospital.
Bob was born Nov. 8, 1931 in Buffalo, the fifth child of Grace and Harold Wood. He married Constance Kavanaugh Aug. 21, 1953 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Buffalo and they shared 65 happy years.
ONEONTA – An allocation of $225,000 in federal funding will allow Oneonta Municipal Airport to buy new snow-removal equipment, U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, the minority leader, and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced
The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE – 7 – 8:30 p.m. Presenting this years Mills Distinguished Lecture, Bryan Stevenson is author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” describing the early years of Stevenson’s legal practice after founding Equal Justice Initiative to represent the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children and the injustice he and his clients encountered in our Justice system. Free, open to public. Alumni Field House, Dewar Arena, SUNY Oneonta. Visit oneonta.campuslabs.com/engage/event/2644191
PUBLIC SPEAKING – 5:30 p.m. Practice public speaking with the toastmasters. All welcome. The White House Building, The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1466 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONEONTA – Robert H. Wood, 86, the father of Town Supervisor Bob Wood, passed away Sept. 21, 2018. The complete obituary will follow.
A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at St. James Episcopal Church, 305 Main St., Oneonta, with the Father Kenneth Hunter officiating. Inurnment will follow at the St. James Church Columbarium.
Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.