Category Archives: Phoenix News

Clyde Bettis, Lysander highway worker

 Clyde J. Bettis, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in the town of Hannibal Oct. 26, 1932 to his late parents, Lela (Weldon) and Ashley J. Bettis.

 Clyde was a dairy farmer for 16 years, eventually working for the town of Lysander Highway Department for 30 years.

 A member of the River of Life Assembly of God, Fulton, he also belonged to a horse riding club, the Dairyman’s League; and the Lysander Volundeer Fire Department.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Richardson) Bettis; his foster children, David and his wife Pam Ragonese of Phoenix, AZ, and Lisa (Ragonese) Aulds of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother Robert W. and his wife,  Orlene Bettis of Phoenix, NY; a sister, Margaret A. and her husband Frank Santulli of Phoenix, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Elden K. Lathrop officiating.

 Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to: River of Life Assembly of God Church, 815 Oneida St., Fulton, NY  13069

Maroun first-grader takes citizenship to heart

Pictured is Maroun Elementary student Kyle Doppelheuer with Salvation Army representative Gayle Luby and his parents Chris and Cassey Doppelheuer. The first-grader donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army.
Pictured is Maroun Elementary student Kyle Doppelheuer with Salvation Army representative Gayle Luby and his parents Chris and Cassey Doppelheuer. The first-grader donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Kyle Doppelheuer, a first-grader at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix, embodies the school’s word of the month — citizenship.  Continue reading

It’s farmers market time!

Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers’ Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers’ markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski. Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski.
Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.

 

 

News in Brief

Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen and members of the Common Council have announced the City of Oswego Council meetings and Committee meetings are now available for viewing on the day following the meeting date, on the link to our YouTube channel.

Go to youtube.com/channel/UCjp9sVSSFncexdl9vFNwqCQ

 The public can now go to that link and watch tapings of both the committee and council meetings. They can also do a YouTube channel search for “City of Oswego”  and the meetings will show up in this search as well.

Live broadcasts of the meetings are still being arranged through Time Warner Cable, and as soon as they are available, we will make that announcement.

If you have any questions, call the mayor’s office at 342-8136. Continue reading