Richard A. Spencer, loved life, spread cheer, worked at Oswego Industries

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Richard A. Spencer, 73, of 299 E. River Road, Oswego, and formerly of Canastota, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego, where he has resided for the past 17 years.

He was born on March 5, 1941, in Penn Yan, the son of George and Retha Stucker Spencer.

Richard spent his early years in Canastota, and has lived in Oswego most of his adult life.

He worked at Oswego Industries for many years, and later volunteered at St. Luke Health Services.

Richard enjoyed life to the fullest. He was proud of his accomplishments and enjoyed spreading cheer wherever he could. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a large smile. He often made others feel good by complimenting them.

He liked to shop, use an iPad, listen to music, watch television, listen to his police scanner, and enjoy a good meal. All of these, he enjoyed doing with others (especially with “his girls”).

He had no known survivors. His caregivers at St. Luke Health Services remember him fondly.

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James St., Canastota, with the Rev. Donna Chapman of the Whitelaw Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was with his parents in Lenox Rural Cemetery, Canastota.

Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Debra A. Scherer, supervisor at Syracuse Plastics, Oneida Plastics

Debra “Deb” A. Scherer, 52, of Granby, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, July 29.

She had resided in the Fulton area most of her life. Deb worked as a supervisor at Syracuse Plastics in Fayetteville and Oneida Plastics in Phoenix.

She was a member of Oswego Alliance Church in Oswego and Harmony Riders Horseback Riding Club.

Deb was predeceased by her father, Charles Phillips.

Surviving are her husband, David Scherer of Granby; four children, Marie, Michelle, Michael and Melissa; her mother, Rosemary Phillips; siblings, John (Tammy), Cherie (John), Dolores, Charles and Dale; 14 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the funeral home with burial at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.

 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Little Utica United Methodist Church will have a free kids’ dinner and movie night at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1.

The dinner menu consists of hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and pizza. There will also be chips and dip and cookies for dessert.

Following dinner will be a popular G rated movie that the kids will enjoy.

Little Utica United Methodist Church is located on Lamson Road, heading west off Route 48, just past the intersection of Lamson Road and East Mud Lake Road.

For more information, call the church at 678-2270 or visit the church’s website at littleuticaumc.org or their Facebook page.

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The Trinity United Methodist Church in Oswego will serve a barbecue chicken dinner from noon until sold out Saturday, Aug. 9.

Each chicken dinner includes a barbecued chicken half, buttery salt potatoes, baked beans, tossed salad, rolls and butter, beverage and a dessert.

Dinners will be served in the dining room or fixed to take out. You may call ahead to reserve a chicken dinner.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 45 E. Utica St., (corner of East Fourth at Utica Street) in Oswego. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity.

 For more information, call the church at 343-1715.

Nearly 60 children participate in Fulton basketball camps

From boys’ basketball camp, left to right, Fulton Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Matt Kimpland, camp award winners Mikey Doney, Nolan Dexter, Sammy Cary and Fulton Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball Coach Sean Broderick.
From boys’ basketball camp, left to right, Fulton Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach Matt Kimpland, camp award winners Mikey Doney, Nolan Dexter, Sammy Cary and Fulton Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball Coach Sean Broderick.
From girls’ basketball camp, from left to right, camp counselors Jeremy Langdon, Jake McDermott, Tyler Shaw and Michelle Gorea.
From girls’ basketball camp, from left to right, camp counselors Jeremy Langdon, Jake McDermott, Tyler Shaw and Michelle Gorea.

By Rob Tetro

For the first time in five years, Fulton varsity basketball coaches Matt Kimpland (boys) and Derek Lyons (girls) held separate basketball camps. 

Each camp consisted of fourth-graders through eighth graders and ran for three hours each day from July 7 through July 11 at the Fulton War Memorial. Continue reading

Archery club offering classes

Deerslayer Bowmans Archery club at 8100 state Route 104, Oswego will hold archery classes for all ages starting at 5 years old. 

The class will start Tuesday Aug. 5 and will be every Tuesday night through Aug. 26. 

The fee for the 4 week class is $10 per participant. 

For more information or to sign up, call 806-1613.

Taekwondo America students achieve black belts

Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.
Pictured with Master Leo Pryor: (back row, left to right) Ryan Yates, Shane Guernsey, Michael Cali, Robin Goodhardt, Amanda Cali and Trevor Schleicher. Front row, left to right, Tyler Bieganowski, Amanda DeRyke, MJ Lilly, Troy Lilly and Caitie Lilly, who tested for her Black Belt last February.

On June 14, several of Oswego’s Taekwondo America black belt students traveled to Watertown to participate in the 2014 Winter Black Belt Test. Continue reading

Fulton Kiwanis baseball games continue

Tax preparers suspended for not filing taxes

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the results of an initial crackdown on tax preparers.

He said 40 tax preparers in the state have been suspended because they failed to file their own personal income tax returns for 2011 and 2012.

None of the tax preparers suspended were from Oswego County.

Once suspended, tax preparers cannot legally complete or file a client’s state returns for compensation. More than 7 million New Yorkers use tax preparers each year.

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