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Jennifer Lamb Stell, formerly of Fulton

Jennifer Lamb Stell, 37, passed away Jan. 5, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Formerly of Fulton, she moved to Texas in 1996 and was employed by AT&T.

She graduated in 1995 from Faith Baptist Academy in Baldwinsville.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Jean Lamb of Fulton; two brothers, Edward J. (Marylene) of Fulton and Jason (Lynn) of Camden, NY; eight sisters, Denielle Ryan (David), Abigail, Jayme, Brooke, Kyleigh, Lauren, Morgan (Josh), all of Fulton, Sydney Thornton (Ben) of Washington; five nephews and seven nieces.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Fulton Alliance Church on Route 48 in Fulton.

Honorary chairpersons sought for fundraiser

Oswego County Opportunities is focusing on eliminating hunger this year and is conducting its OCO “Retro Bowl” fundraiser to help the effort.

The “Retro Bowl” is the agency’s annual bowling tournament fundraiser set for noon to 6 p.m. April 5 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

This event will raise money to help feed the hungry throughout Oswego County.

In keeping with this focus, OCO is inviting restaurant owners in Oswego County to consider serving as honorary co-chairs of the Retro Bowl. OCO is asking honorary co-chairs to:

** Commit to donating a portion of the proceeds (recommended 10% or more) from meals served at your restaurant during the day and hours of your choosing during the month of March.

** Donate two gift cards redeemable at your restaurant, or two gift baskets, to be raffled off at the Retro Bowl on April 5.

In return, the businesses will receive the following:

** Promotion of your business as a sponsor and co-chair through news releases, posters, flyers, the OCO website and social media and an event program booklet

** Your promotional materials will be handed out at the event

** You or your designee can participate in opening ceremonies for each flight of bowling on April 5 and say a few words to the hundreds of bowlers and spectators in attendance

** A free team for your business to use and join in the fun, or donate to OCO consumers who cannot afford to register a team of their own

Call OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier by Feb. 5 at 598-4735 or email her at dcurrier@oco.org if you are interested in participating or would like more information.

Retro Bowl registration is $100 and  opens Feb. 3 for five-person teams, with choice of flights: Noon – 2:30 p.m. or 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. (first come, first served).

Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well.

OCO donations now as easy as buying off Amazon

Did you know you could help others in your community just by shopping?

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), a nonprofit agency that offers 50 programs and serves hundreds of families and individuals throughout Oswego County, has teamed with Amazon.com’s AmazonSmile program to allow you to do just that.

AmazonSmile, a program of the AmazonSmile Foundation, will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases directly to OCO.

It is a simple and automatic way for you to support the work that OCO does at no cost to you.

To shop at AmazonSmile log onto www.smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit simply select Oswego County Opportunities as the charitable organization to receive donations from your eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

Your choice of OCO will be stored and all future eligible purchases you make from AmazonSmile will result in a donation to OCO.

“We are excited about our participation in the AmazonSmile program,” said Betsy Copps, director of information and compliance for OCO.

“Smile.amazon.com offers the same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com with the added bonus that a portion of your purchase price will be donated to OCO to help others right here in Oswego County,” Copps said.

“Those that currently shop on Amazon.com may use their current Amazon account and items eligible for donations will be clearly indicated on their product detail,” Copps said.

There is no cost to OCO or to AmazonSmile customers. Purchases through AmazonSmile may be made using an internet browser on a desktop or laptop computer, mobile phone or a tablet.

All payment methods available on Amazon.com are available for use on AmazonSmile.

“Our collaboration with AmazonSmile provides community members with a convenient way to support OCO and our many human services programs,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier.

“We are always looking for new and creative ways to help raise funds that benefit the nearly 30,000 consumers OCO serves each year,” she said. “This method works without any extra effort. You just shop; donations are calculated automatically. What could be easier?”

OCO’s website also contains an online donation section where donors can use a credit card through PayPal.

“This has been a popular option for those wishing to donate in honor or in memory of a loved one, or a former employee of the agency,” Cooper-Currier said.

While monetary donations are always beneficial, Cooper-Currier continued, the agency also welcomes in-kind donations of professional services (legal, consulting, graphic arts, media) as well as gently used home furnishings, appliances, clothing, toys, linens, and more.

“We have consumers in crisis situations who come to us with only the clothes on their backs,” she said. “Your donations help them get a new start. We can find an apartment for them, but they need just about everything to make it a home.”

For more information about donations or sponsorship of OCO events, call Cooper-Currier at 598-4717. If you have household items, clothing, baby items, personal care items, or food donations, call Sandy Wells at 598-4717.

Fulton senior dining center menu

Fulton Senior Dining and Activity Center lists its menu for the week of Feb. 3:

Monday Feb. 3 — Lasagna roll with meat sauce, green and yellow beans

Tuesday Feb. 4 — Macaroni & Cheese, stewed tomatoes, California blend veggies

Wednesday Feb. 5 — Baked chicken thigh, creamed potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes

Thursday Feb. 6 — Boneless pork chop, stuffing, peas and carrots

Friday Feb. 7 — Hamburger, garlic red potaotes, veggies

Lunch is served at noon. The daily activity is at 11 a.m. For reservations, call Eileen 24 hours in advance at 592-3408.

The dining center is operated by Oswego County Opportunities. For more information, visit www.oco.org.

Fulton Mites hockey team plays Oswego B & C teams

The Fulton Mite hockey team, sponsored by Dunkin Donuts and B&T Sports, competed with the Oswego B & C teams recently at the Fort.

Cameron Shutts, Daniel Devendorf and Reese Calkins made several attempts on net. Simon Bradshaw gave a fine effort in his debut as goalie while Cassie Clarke, Aiden Tetro and Kaiden Jardin played well on offense. Defenders Eryca DeRocha, Zoey DeRocha, Jordan Devendorf and Kaiden McNabb all gave a good performance.

Scores are not kept in Mites play.

Phoenix swimmer wins award

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

John C. Birdlebough senior Alyssa Harley is making a splash with the Fulton varsity swim team this year.

On Saturday, the standout athlete from Phoenix was selected as the female swimmer of the meet during 16th annual HAC Swim Invitational held at the Harley School in Rochester.

As the top seed in the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter backstroke, Harley dominated both events on her way to first-place finishes. Her times of 1:01.78 (freestyle) and 1:08.78 (backstroke) earned her a spot in the sectional meet in February.

Coach Raina Hinman said despite sitting out her junior season due to an injury, Harley has come back stronger than ever.

The Phoenix senior is also a member of a club swim team in Baldwinsville.

Thirteen boys’ teams and five girls’ teams from the Section V conference competed in the 22-event meet.

Fulton Bantams win 2; beat Oswego

The Fulton Bantam hockey team, sponsored by Comfort Windows and Doors and Pathfinder Bank, celebrated a 4-2 win over Center State and a 4-0 shutout over Oswego in recent minor hockey action.

On home ice against Center State, Evan Beckwith got scoring started early when he skated the puck in and sent it over the goalie’s shoulder.

Soon after, Nate Shaw gained control of a loose puck and tallied another goal for Fulton on a breakaway.  Nick Dingman netted a top shelf shot thanks to a behind the net passing play between Tyler Samson and Will Rattray.

In the final seconds of the period, Beckwith took a feed from Caleb Clarke and sent the puck in off the post.

After a scoreless second period, Center State narrowed the gap by two in the third, but could not close in further on the Raider’s lead.

Fulton goalie Adam Bleiweiss stopped 17 shots in net.

In Fulton’s game against Oswego, Dingman took a feed in front of the net from Samson early in the game to score his second goal of the weekend. Rattray tipped in Raider team captain Nolan Bonnie’s shot from the point to close the first period.

Mid-period two, Samson picked up a rebound from Rattray to make it a three-point game. Soon after, Shaw accepted a pass from Clarke at the face off, stormed through the Buc defense and netted the final goal of the game.

Bleiweiss made 9 saves and earned his first shutout of the season.

The Fulton Bantams are lead by head coach Paul Clarke and assistants Jeff Tulowiecki, Paul Bleiweiss and Bill Beckwith.

Fulton PeeWees shut out Thousand Islands

The Fulton PeeWees hockey team recently shut out Thousand Islands at home.

The PeeWees started the contest with some strong defensive and offensive play by #48 Andrew Hyde, #25 Sidney Bradshaw and #2 Jarred Willis, Jr. Despite the strong effort, the first period of play remained scoreless by both teams.

In the second period, Fulton scored its first goal with a back of the netter from #35 Eric Shear, assisted by #88 Calexander Connolly and #20 Nathaniel Lindsey. The Raiders #71 Chayton Sykes sunk the teams second goal unassisted. On Sykes heels, #10 Madison Lewis placed one in on a rebound with assists from #88 Calexander Connolly and #71 Chayton Sykes.

The third period saw two more goals from #35 Eric Shear, assisted by #88 Calexander Connolly and #20 Nathaniel Lindsey.

The PeeWees took the game 5-0. Fulton’s goalie #00 Jadon Lee saved 21 shots on goal. The Fulton Pee Wees are sponsored by Cargill, Inc., Foster Funeral Home and Pathfinder Bank.