Page-12-Banner Times Monday, October 14, 1985 Center Begins Sixth Year Sometimes when parents or professionals have a concern about a young child, it's difficult to know who to ask or where to go with these worries. The New York State Education Deparwnent funds 14 Early Childhood Direction Centers to provide parents and Drofessionals with accurate in- formation, smooth referral, and emotional support. The center in Syracuse is spon- sored by Syracuse University and serves a nine-county area in Central New York. The Direction Center is beginning its sixth year and last year assisted over 400 parents and professionals. Problems range from \how old does my child have to be to get a hearing test?\ to \our doctor has told us our baby is develop- mentally delayed; where do we go from here?\. Parents are the first to know when something is \not right\ with their child. The Direction Center is there for the family from the beginning stages of not knowing if there is a problem or what it might be and stays with them as long as needed. Families are recontacted at least annually to make sure services are appropriate and new needs have not surfaced. The Center is also willing to do \leg work\ for professionals to assist them in working with a family. Early Childhood Direction Center works closely with area physicians and special care nurseries, as well as agencies and programs in the nine counties. The staff is ready to provide sensitive and confidential con- sultation. To reach the Direction Center, call 1-800-962-5488 (toll- free), or 423-4444 (Syracuse Vicinity). Half-Shire Historical Society The Half-Shire Historical Society will hold its October meeting at the headquarters in Richland at 7:30 p.m., October 21. This will be the last meeting held at the museum for the present season. Our guest speaker is to be Ursula Prada of the Oswego County Historical Society. She and another member of the staff are planning a spring exhibit on the cultural influence of immigrants to Oswego County between the years 1850 to 1925. The general public and anyone interested is requested to attend. If anyone has documents, artifacts, or photos pertinent to this period, bring them along so the originals might be photographed that night. It is also a fine evening to view the recent renovations which have taken place in the lobby as part of our on-going building rehabilitation program. Let us guide you ,with understanding [Summerviile Funeral Home Sandy Cr««V 387 5533 t'ltiiir^ SumriHTUik'. Jr Air Force News Air Force Airman First Class Lester V. McConnell, son of Melzer G. and Emma M. McConnell of Rural Route 3, Mexico, has arrived for duty with the 1998th Information Systems Group, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. McConnell, an information system specialist, was previously assigned in England. His wife, France, is the daughter of William and Fern Crumpton of Fulton. He is a 1982 graduate of Mexico Academy and Central School. wT\ nOnOr a Ad the perfect enduring tribute •W I IV^I ,WI if a SelectBarre Guild Monument thnQP \A/nA P e h *8h standards Barre has set II IVS^OvZ' VYI IV^ fjor each monument enables us to |_ «_ _. -^ ^^ „_ -_ assure you of the utmost in naV© QOn© ^^ and desi * n DSTQlB... I BARRE GUILD! Monuments /LCOZZI &CO. 788-3450 619 MILL ST. WATERTOWttfti:*: is to inspire those .who, follow* -••*rf /.v..,/ J •/ ' s < Area Deaths Flora A. Pierce Flora A. Pierce, 84, a resident of the Samaritan-Keep Home, for- merly of 124 Smith St., Watertown and widow of Clarence Pierce, died Friday, October 4,1985 in the House of the Good Samaritan. The funeral was at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, with Msgr. Anthony A. Milia officiating. Burial was in Pulaski Cemetery. She is survived by six sons, Wiltiam R. Brady, Kirkvule, Clarence J. Pierce, Watertown, Larry R. Pierce, Brownville, Donald R. Pierce, Clayton and Gerald W. and Wendell W. Pierce, both of Watertown; 25 grand- children; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona Hasto, Central Square, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Floyd Webb, and two sisters, Mildred and Hazel, died before her. Born in Pulaski on February 9, 1901, daughter of Jonce and Mary Bartholomew Webb, she attended schools in Albion and later at- tended Pulaski Academy. She married Clarence Bardy in February 1922. She later married Clarence Pierce, on October 29, 1927, at Carthage. He died November 8,1958. Mrs. Pierce moved from Theresa to Watertown in 1943,. o She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. Clifford H. Piersall Services for Clifford H. Piersall, 73, of River Road, Camden, who died Tuesday, October 8, 1985 at Rome City Hospital, were at 11 a.m. Friday at Camden Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Camden. Calling hours were 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, SOTabergSt. Born in Cleveland, N.Y., Mr. Piersall lived in Camden over 60 years. He retired from kosaco Creameries and was also a self- employed house painter. Mr. Piersall was a member of the Sandy Acres Horseman's Club here and the Circle H Riders Club, Durhamvule. His wife, the former Lillian Meyer, died in 1973. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Gage and Patricia Mulvaney, both of Camden; a son, Alan C. of Camden; a brother, Donald of Camden; a sister, Pauline Hurley of Camden; 13 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society. . >: William 3. Popp Services were Sunday, October 6, 1985 for William J. Popp, 54, of 1209 Marsh Mill Road, Kirkville, who died Saturday at his home. Buriv was in Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Parish. Mr. Popp was a former resident of Parish. He was a member of the Church of the Living Word, East Syracuse, and the former pastor of Colosse Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Teresa Jennings; three daughters, Rachel Watson of Hastings and Rebekah and Stephanie Popp, both of East Syracuse; two sons, William J. Jr. of East Syracuse and Stephen of Delphi Falls; his mother, Mabel Popp, of Radisson; two sisters, Karen Popp of Long Island and Cheryl Prosser of Kirk- ville; three brothers, Robert of South Carolina, John of Orwell and Richard of Parish; and two grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Caring Coalition. Harter-Holmstead Funeral Home, Parish, had charge of arrangements. Episcopalians To Host Two Meetings This week, St. James Episcopal Church in Pulaski will host two very important meetings. The first is a meeting of the Vestry (governing board) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. This is a regularly scheduled meeting of the Vestry, and all members of the group are urged to be in at- mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm tm <£* F0STER-HAX Funeral Home 7 385 Park St. Pulaski Modern Facilities Karl W HJ* , 9h21.U) .:•• tendance. The second is a gathering of the St. James Cursillo (\short course in Christian living\) community, together with Cursillo Fellowships from Oswego, Watertown, and Ogdensburg. Guest sneakers wut be Dick and Barb Placek, from the Secretariat of the Diocesan Cursillo Community. This meeting win be on October 18, at 7:30 p.m. AH are welcome. It is hoped that both of the above events will deepen the Christian Faith in the members of the Church and their friends in the Community. Topic Set Sermon topic for Sunday, October 20 at the Pulaski Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) will be \Let the Circle Be Unbroken\. To Feature Guest Speaker Shown is the Rev. Richard Adams, with his wife, Pat, and their children. \One fourth of the world's population is Chinese. This presents an exciting challenge to missions, and we accept the challenge,\ says the Reverend Richard E. Adams, Assemblies of God missionary to the Far East. Mr. Adams will be guest speaker on Wednesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at the Pulaski Assembly of God, 7564 North Jefferson (Hilton Building), the Reverend Jeff Frederick, pastor, has announced. During their first four-year term of missionary service, Mr, Adams and his wife ^Patricia will b>„ in-„ velved in gene^mis^onaryworfc, church planting and evangelism;. Attending Hojyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mr. Adams later completed the B.A. in Missions at Southeastern College in Lakeland, Florida. He advanced his education by completing the M.A. in Cross Cultural Missions and the M. Div. at the Assemblies of God Graduate School in Springfield, Missouri. Prior to missionary appointment, Mr. Adams pastored churches in Liberty and Woodbourne, N.Y. He also taught at Logos Bible College in Napanoch, N.Y., and served as a pilot in the U.S. Army. At this special missions service, Mr. Adams will be sharing his concern for the people in the Far East. The public is invited to at- tend. Maple Corners by Helen Wansink Miss Cindy Claridge of Ithaca was at the home of her mother, Mrs. Dak Claridge on Tuesday. Mrs. Jessie Neri of Baldwinsvfile is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Ethel Stewart. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Glenister attended the 25th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goodenough of Mannsvitte on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNitt of Delmar called on Mrs. Helen Wansink and Dirk Wansink on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Helen Wansink and Mrs. -Mary Smith.visited .Mrs.. Maty.' Case on Monday afternoon.