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Oswego County worries about sales tax situation

By Debra J. Groom

For many years, Oswego County experienced steady growth in sales tax revenue.

This helped the county keep its tax rate low while still providing all the services residents have come to expect and enjoy.

But since the recession of 2008, things have changed. Sales tax revenue has become stagnant. Yes, the county is seeing more sales tax money each year, but not that much more. Continue reading

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A Christmas in July event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 13 at the Dugway United Methodist Church, Route 104, two miles east of the Interstate 81 exit in Mexico.

There will be carnival Christmas games, a drawing and auction with theme baskets, bake sale, cake wheel, craft sale, Christmas items, Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. with ham, turkey and all the fixings.

There also will be a special visit from Santa.

The event will benefit the “It’s Not About Me” group at the church. for more information, call Gloria at 298-4023.

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Families welcome new babies

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Lamson Grange #588 is hosting a community chicken barbecue from 12:30 p.m. until sold out Saturday, June 28.

The menu will consist of barbecued chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and pie. 

Music will be provided by Larry Hoyt and the Good Brothers from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 


A strawberry social is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday June 28 at the Elks Club in Fulton.

There also will be a classic car show and country cruizers going on at the same time. The Elks Lodge is at 75 Pierce Drive.

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The grand opening for YoBerry Frozen Yogurt Bar in Oswego is Sunday June 15.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The new store is at 250 W. Seneca St., Oswego and serves 160 different flavors of frozen yogurt and 60 different toppings. 

The business also offers a reward program — for every dollar spent, a patron gets one point. For 40 points, the patron gets a free 8-ounce frozen yogurt.

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