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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.

Please visit www.traubfh.com for On-line Guest Book.

Fulton Little League opens for season

President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.
President of Fulton Little League Baseball John Florek is pictured with Ryan Barry during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Fulton Little League Baseball Season on April 26. After it was announced that the upcoming season would be dedicated to him, Barry threw the ceremonial first pitch. Barry was paralyzed from the waist down in a biking accident at summer camp at Casowasco.

Granby goes Greek

Jacob Fauler, David Powers and Taylor Bonoffski are pictured here at Granby’s Greek Festival. Bonoffski holds a replica she made of the Parthenon, built in ancient Greece for the goddess of Athena.
Jacob Fauler, David Powers and Taylor Bonoffski are pictured here at Granby’s Greek Festival. Bonoffski holds a replica she made of the Parthenon, built in ancient Greece for the goddess of Athena.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Sixth-grade students at Granby Elementary School recently ended a unit on ancient Greece.

As a final assessment for the unit, students were assigned a research project. These projects were then shared with the school during a Greek Festival, held in the school’s main lobby.

Students chose topics such as the Olympics, the Parthenon, Greek Gods, the ancient Greek alphabet and weaponry.

As for the actual projects, students made posters, Spartan shields, spears and temple replicas.

Students in Joe McNamara’s class studied Greece’s culture, the country’s religion, government and economy and where the country is located in Europe.

Fairgrieve students have self-control

Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students who were recognized for meeting the April behavioral expectation of exhibiting self-control. In the front row, from left, are Hunter Aldasch, Riley Niver, Matthias Searor, Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker, Zoe Bechtel, Josalynn Taylor and Matisyn Brockway. In the middle row, from left, are Chelsey Latocha, Joshua Brown, Ashlyn Bonnell, Emily Barrett, Aiden Demars, Allen Mitchell and Brianna Stoltz. In the back row, from left, are Ciesla, Teara Smith, Sara Burnett, Hailly Bourlier, Aryona DiGregorio, Alyssa Kurak, Emily Sohoski and Ian Blaine.
Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students who were recognized for meeting the April behavioral expectation of exhibiting self-control. In the front row, from left, are Hunter Aldasch, Riley Niver, Matthias Searor, Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker, Zoe Bechtel, Josalynn Taylor and Matisyn Brockway. In the middle row, from left, are Chelsey Latocha, Joshua Brown, Ashlyn Bonnell, Emily Barrett, Aiden Demars, Allen Mitchell and Brianna Stoltz. In the back row, from left, are Ciesla, Teara Smith, Sara Burnett, Hailly Bourlier, Aryona DiGregorio, Alyssa Kurak, Emily Sohoski and Ian Blaine.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

There were plenty of reasons to celebrate at Fairgrieve Elementary School on Thursday (April 24) as 22 students earned recognition for their good behavior and the Glee Club performed a song.

During the school’s Morning Express program, the fourth-grade Glee Club sang “From the Inside Out,” which underscored the importance of self-control, April’s Virtue of the Month.

They sang about being an architect of their own life and building their own character.

“Self-control is choosing for yourself the things that you do and the things you are responsible for,” said music teacher Hope Lawton.

After the performance, Principal Jean Ciesla recognized the following students for exhibiting exemplary self-control during the month of April: Brianna Stoltz, Josalynn Taylor and Zoe Bechtel (kindergarten); Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker and Matthias Searor (first grade); Riley Niver, Matisyn Brockway, Hunter Aldasch and Emily Barrett (second grade); Allen Mitchell, Ashlyn Bonnell and Chelsey Latocha (third grade).

Also: Ian Blaine, Joshua Brown and Aiden Demars (fourth grade); Emily Sohoski, Hailly Bourlier and Aryona DiGregorio (fifth grade); and Alyssa Kurak, Sara Burnett and Teara Smith (sixth grade).

Each student received a button recognizing them for their achievement.

Kids see what parents do at work

As part of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Kyle Williams (son of G. Ray Bodley art teacher Meredith Williams) joins National Honor Society member Kimberly Searor to admire the turtle shell on display in Dan Mainville’s science classroom. Nearly two dozen children of Fulton school district employees learned a bit more about what their parents do for a living April 24. There were a variety of options for the youth to explore at Bodley during the school day, including literacy time, a physical education period, science adventures and art activities. In the art classroom, children created work using several mediums such as pastels, clay, beads and crayons. In Mainville’s science class, his three children enjoyed seeing the different things that their dad teaches to his students.
As part of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Kyle Williams (son of G. Ray Bodley art teacher Meredith Williams) joins National Honor Society member Kimberly Searor to admire the turtle shell on display in Dan Mainville’s science classroom. Nearly two dozen children of Fulton school district employees learned a bit more about what their parents do for a living April 24. There were a variety of options for the youth to explore at Bodley during the school day, including literacy time, a physical education period, science adventures and art activities. In the art classroom, children created work using several mediums such as pastels, clay, beads and crayons. In Mainville’s science class, his three children enjoyed seeing the different things that their dad teaches to his students.