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Hilton resigns from Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

By Ashley M. Casey

Beth Hilton abruptly resigned her position as executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce effective April 29. The board of directors has appointed Nate Emmons as interim executive director.

Emmons, of Oswego, previously served as the Chamber’s operations coordinator until about two months ago. He and his wife, Lisa, own the Mother Earth Baby boutique in Oswego.

Emmons could not provide any details about Hilton’s sudden resignation. Hilton had served as executive director since 2009.

“I don’t know the circumstances around it. I wasn’t made privy to anything surrounding her departure,” Emmons told The Valley News.

Emmons said he left his previous job with the Chamber two months ago to focus on opening a second location of Mother Earth Baby in Watertown.

Now that the store’s second location is running smoothly, the board of directors contacted him to take Hilton’s place while they search for a permanent executive director. Emmons could not provide a timeline or any details on the board’s search.

“I enjoy the Chamber. I believe in the Chamber’s mission and the board thought I could advance that mission. I’ll try to make that happen,” Emmons said. “I’m here to do the absolute best job I can for the Chamber, its members and the community. I can’t be concerned with anything else right now.”

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce recently moved to 106 W. Utica St. in Oswego and also has an office at 12 Canalview Mall in Fulton.

Before becoming chamber executive director, Hilton taught a class for University of Phoenix, was general manager of Tanger Factory Outlets, marketing director for the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and director of sales and marketing for the Wisp Mountain Resort/Hotel.

Earth Week clean ups in the Fulton-Oswego area

City school board candidates announced

The candidates have been announced for school board elections in Fulton and Oswego and for the Fulton Public Library board of trustees.

FULTON: Four seats are open. Running are:

Incumbent Barbara Hubbard, Timothy Crandell, incumbent David Cordone, Pamela Parker and Robert Briggs.

The four persons receiving the most votes during the May 20 election will serve three-year terms beginning in July.

Voters will also select the Fulton Public Library’s board of trustees. Seven seats are open and there are nine candidates:

Kelly Nickerson, Thomas Brown, Nicole Baldwin, Carolyn Mosier, Robert Vayner, Patricia Kush, Ellen Himes, LaVerne DeLand and Dennis Casey.

OSWEGO: Three seats open. Five persons are running. They are:

Thomas Dehm, incumbent John Dunsmoor, Brian Haessig, incumbent Michael McLaughlin and incumbent Samuel Tripp.

The three persons receiving the most votes during the May 20 election will serve three-year terms beginning in July.

Basketball league signups begin today

Registration for Fulton men’s summer basketball leagues will be held beginning today.

Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 30; 6 to 8 p.m. Monday May 5; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 7; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 13; and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday May 15.

Registration will take place at the Fulton War Memorial. Anyone interested in entering a team must pick up a team package on one of the above dates.

The divisions are: Open A League on Mondays; Open Upper B on Mondays; Open C on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

The Open A and B league games are played on Mondays with some on Tuesdays starting June 2 and ending the third week in August.

The Open Upper C and C leagues play on Tuesday or Wednesday starting June 3 and ending the third week of August.

All leagues consist of 10 regular season games with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.

Last year the leagues filled fast so register early. The deadline to register is May 15.

Anyone who has not paid his team sponsorship by May 15 will not be guaranteed a spot in the league until the fee is paid.

For more information, call Jerry Schremp at 592-8505.

Irene Duciaume, enjoyed joking, playing cards

Irene Duciaume 94, of Fulton, died Wednesday April 23 in Michaud Residential Nursing Home, Fulton.

She was born in North Volney, NY to the late Herbert and Alice (Broadwell) Stevens.

Mrs. Duciaume was a lifetime resident of North Volney. She was past employed with Taggerts, Oswego and Birdseye of Fulton after 10-plus years of service.

Mrs. Duciaume was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed joking and playing cards.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Fabian Joseph Duciaume; siblings Jack, Herman, Herbert and Earl Stevens and Iola Polson.

Mrs. Duciaume is survived by her children Richard L. Duciaume of FL, Clarence F. “Duke” (Donna) Duciaume of TX, Marlene V. (David McConnell) Baker of Fulton, Benita I. (Vernon) Reynolds of Oswego; seven grandchildren; eight  great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was  Saturday April 26  at North Volney Church 2680 County Route 6, Fulton with the Rev. Tammy Nipper officiating.

Burial will in North Volney Cemetery, North Volney, at the convenience of the family.

There were no calling hours.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. Contributions may be made to North Volney Church, 2680 County Route 6, Fulton, NY 13069 or Michaud Residential Health Services, 453 Park St. Fulton, NY 13069.

Gladys I. Lewis, G.E. retiree

Gladys I. Lewis, 96, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 23.

A native of Palermo, Gladys was a retired member of Palermo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She retired as an inspector from General Electric, In Liverpool, after 25 years of service.

Gladys is survived by her son, Donald (Beverley Ball) Smith; and grandchildren Jill (Alan) Smith Pitts and Jeffrey Smith.

A graveside service will be held privately in Upson Corner’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to University Hospital, Comfort Care Program, 10th Floor or Oswego County Hospice.

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