Next, Baseball Writers Will Vote On Choice
Braves prolific switch-hitting third baseman Chipper Jones, slugger Jim Thome, eighth all-time with 612 home runs, plus Omar Vizquel, the shortstop who played 24 seasons and won 11 Gold Gloves for six teams.
Other leading candidates include Trevor Hoffman, the reliever who holds the National League record with 601 saves, and Vladimir Guerrero, the outfielder who is one of the top Latin-American position players in Major League Baseball history.
The Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, The Catskill Choral Society and the Hartwick College Choir join together under the direction of Scott Rabler, Oneonta, to perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Peter J. Wilhousky at the Fall 2017 Concert at First United Methodist this afternoon. This is the first time all three groups have performed together. At right, Dr. Chris Wolf-Gould on cello, Oneonta, prepares for his cue during “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Redd, which closed the event. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
MORRIS – William E. Royce, 78, who owned Royce International Eyewear and founded Lightwalkers Baptist Church, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 with his loving family by his side.
Bill was born on June 6, 1939 in Pittsfield, and raised by his mother Margaret Royce. He served in the Navy from 1956 to 1960 on the USS Wahoo as a radioman.
On March 23, 1961 Bill married the love of his life Marion (Haggerty), he and Marion lived in Morris for over 50 years, raising their children there.
VAN HORNESVILLE – Jacquelyn P. Mortensen, 86, who operated the Empire State Carousel at The Farmers’ Museum for 25 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon Nov. 16, 2017, at her home on Summit Hill Road, with her family by her side.
She was born on Aug. 24, 1931, in Hartford, Conn., a daughter of the late David and Anna Egenton Parsons. Jacquelyn was raised and educated in Hartford.
Bonnie Lado of Oneonta, top photo, with her husband, retired dentist Bill Lado, at her side, places a bid as a three-way contest nears its climax this evening at the Greater Oneonta Historical Society’s annual fundraising auction at the Holiday Inn Southside. She was vying with fellow Oneontan Linda Smith – seen at right with her grandson, a picture of anticipation – and Kevin Dwyer of Laurens for John Pontius’ offer of a day in his box at the Saratoga Race Track during next August’s season, topped with cocktails at the famous Siro’s Restaurant; then John would drive the winners back to Oneonta. Auctioneer Chuck D’Imperio set the value at $250, but the three bidders breezed right by that – $300, $400, $500, $600, when Dwyer dropped out of the contest. Linda Smith bid $610, Bonnie Lado $620, Linda $630, Bonnie $640. “$640, going once,” intoned D’Imperio. “$640, going twice! $640!!!” he declared, bringing down his gavel. And the Lados are off to the races. (Jim Kevlin/www.AllOTSEGO.com)
By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – You could almost hear his former constituents’ sighs of relief to hear former Congressman Chris Gibson being, well, just Chris Gibson at a book-signing for his new book, “Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream” this evening at Black Oak Books in Southside Mall, Oneonta.
During remarks to the gathering, an attendee praised Gibson for promising to retire after three terms, and then doing so. As a military man (a retired colonel), he replied, “What we say is what we mean. When you are in combat, you have to keep your word.”