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Main Street Baptist Church

C. Norman Moran, 85; Main Street Baptist’s Pastor, OCCS Founder

IN MEMORIAM

C. Norman Moran, 85;

Main St. Baptist Church

Pastor, OCCS Founder

Pastor Norm Moran

ONEONTA – Clarence Norman “Norm” Moran, 85, former pastor of Main Street Baptist Church and founding president of what is now the Oneonta Christian Academy in Otego, passed away on Sept. 12, 2020.

He was born in Chester, Pa., on Christmas Day in 1934, the son of Clarence Wesley Moran and Anna Pusey Moran. At his mother’s encouragement, he enrolled at Philadelphia College of the Bible, then Elim Bible Institute, in Lima, Livingston County, graduating in 1957.   That year he married his partner in ministry for life, Nancy. He then furthered his education at Roberts Wesleyan College, Alfred University, and Wheaton School of Theology in Illinois.

Norm actually began as assistant pastor to Lima Baptist Church while still in college, and upon graduating he began ministry as pastor of La Grange Baptist Church in La Grange, in Western New York, then felt called of God to begin a church in Geneseo.

Virginia Polley, 97; Oneonta Surgeons’ Office Manager

IN MEMORIAM: Virginia Polley, 97;

Oneonta Surgeons’ Office Manager

Virginia Polley

ONEONTA – Virginia Caquelard Polley, whose husband was a surgeon locally for 30 years,  died peacefully on Oct. 14, 2018, in Centralia, Wash., home of her daughter Jennifer Polley. Her family had the privilege of tending to her during her last weeks on earth.

She born Oct. 18, 1921, in St. Louis, Mo.

Virginia and her husband, Virgil B. Polley, M.D., who died Oct. 25, 2010, moved to Oneonta in 1957 and established a surgical practice that became known as the Oneonta Surgical Associates; Virginia was office manager from its inception until her retirement in 1987.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, MAR. 30

Dunking For Easter Eggs

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EGG DUNK – 7 – 8 p.m. Bring the kids to hunt through the small pool for Easter eggs. Some will float, some will sink and the kids swim and dunk to collect them. Cost, $5/child. Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.oneontaymca.org

SPAGHETTI DINNER – 4:30 – 7 p.m. Enjoy Spaghetti & meatballs, a 50/50 lotto raffle, more with the Women of the Moose, 87 W. Broadway, Oneonta. Call 607-441-4007.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Christmas Oratorio Performance

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CONCERT – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the Bach Christmas Oratorio as presented by the Voices of Cooperstown. Concert begins 5 p.m. Cost, $25/adult. Christ Church, Episcopal, 46 River St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/events/909332185899869/

DANCE PARTY – 8 p.m.-Midnight. Enjoy a night of Dancing in the 90s. Enjoy the music, & wear a costume. Cost, $3/costume, $5/no costume. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 4

Future Of Farming Conference

14-19eventspageFOOD & FARMING – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Conference “Careers and New Ventures,” features knowledgeable speakers, vendors, breakout sessions, panel discussion to inform and inspire NYS farmers and the public. Free, open to all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org/food-farm

VETERANS TRIBUTE – 5-9 p.m. Concert in tribute to our Veterans featuring Joe Diffie. Cost, $25/adult, Veterans/active duty enter free. The Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

Bull Riding,

Barrel Racing, More

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RODEO – 7 p.m. Features Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Bronco Riding, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling. Pre-rodeo fun starts at 4 with games, food, music. Tickets, $20. Damaschke Field, Oneonta. Visit www.oneontaoutlaws.com/teams/default.asp?u=ONEONTAOUTLAWS&s=baseball&p=home

HERO 5K – 10 a.m. Support your local heroes at 9/11 heroes 5K. Registration, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fee, $35. Proceeds benefit Fly Creek Fire & EMS Depts. Fly Creek Fire Dept., 832 Co. Hwy. 26, Fly Creek. Call 6075472800

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