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Kiwanis kicks off another season of baseball

Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton City School District Superintendent William Lynch is pictured during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2. The season has been dedicated to the late Margaret Beckwith, a long-time leader with the Fulton Booster Club who died in January. Lynch told those at the gathering about the impact Beckwith had on the Fulton Booster Club.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. gives his remarks during the opening ceremonies. He also talked about Margaret Beckwith and formally dedicated the Kiwanis season to her.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.
vocalists Betsy and Charles Copps of Fulton are pictured performing the National Anthem during the Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Opening Day Ceremony July 2 at Kiwanis Kidhaven in Fulton.

This is the 83rd season for Kiwanis baseball in Fulton. The 2014 Kiwanis baseball season continues through the end of the week of Aug. 4. There are five different leagues.

The T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6), the Grasshopper Minor League (Coaches and Umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9) and the Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).

Girls softball will have two leagues. In the Minors, coaches and umpires pitch in this league to girls ages 7-9. Girls ages 10-12 are eligible to participate in the Major League.

Photos by Rob Tetro

Historical Fulton, NY

Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986. PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com
Before there was a Home Depot or Lowes, people could go to Morin Bros. store in Fulton to see fancy kitchen displays like this one. This photo from 1920 shows a newfangled icebox, cabinets and other amenities for this kitchen. Morin Bros, at 65 N. Second St., Fulton, began in 1878 as a lumber yard, but after a while expanded into hardware and building supplies. IA story in the Fulton Patriot in 1975 states Morin Bros. was the oldest business in Fulton still owned and operated by the same family. The business was reorganized in 1914, incorporated and began a coal business in 1923 and shut down the coal business in 1955. The store closed in 1986.
PHoto courtesy of fultonhistory.com

OCO adds third service intake site

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Service Delivery Specialist, Sandy Wells (seated) and Planning Coordinator Kristin LaBarge prepare to enter consumer intake information at the agency’s newest intake site located inside OCO’s Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. in Mexico.
Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Service Delivery Specialist, Sandy Wells (seated) and Planning Coordinator Kristin LaBarge prepare to enter consumer intake information at the agency’s newest intake site located inside OCO’s Community Service Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. in Mexico.

For individuals and families in need of human services, contacting Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) is a good first move.

OCO, Oswego County’s largest human services agency, has made the initial process of accessing services easier than ever. To better serve those in need, OCO has added its Mexico Nutrition Center, 5871 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) as its third intake site.

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Lanigan students get ‘locked up’ on Oswego River

Jacob Tanner, a fourth-grade student at Lanigan Elementary School, pretends to be the captain of the Tug Urger during a recent field trip to the Fulton locks on the Oswego River.
Jacob Tanner, a fourth-grade student at Lanigan Elementary School, pretends to be the captain of the Tug Urger during a recent field trip to the Fulton locks on the Oswego River.

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Fourth-graders at Lanigan Elementary School recently built on their classroom studies of geography and water navigation by getting a first-hand look at the lock system along the Oswego River. Continue reading