Oswego students fight child abuse

The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of  whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker,  and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz
The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker, and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz

Fulton woman, others work for national First Responders Day

Fulton Police Officers Brian Dumas, left, and Michael Blasczienski at the Police and Fire Awards ceremony this year. They received the Medal of Honor for saving Belton from her burning apartment building.
Fulton Police Officers Brian Dumas, left, and Michael Blasczienski at the Police and Fire Awards ceremony this year. They received the Medal of Honor for saving Belton from her burning apartment building.

By Debra J. Groom

A year ago Beverly Belton lost everything.

Well, everything but her life, thanks to two Fulton police officers.

“I never moved. I sat and watched as these first responders worked, going into the house, I watched everything that they did,” Belton said, remembering June 1, 2013. when her Fulton apartment building went up in flames. Continue reading

FUMC Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church in Fulton is scheduled for Monday July 14 through Friday July 18 at the church on Route 176. Children ages 3 through those in sixth grade will gather for a weeklong “Beach Party,” with a bounce house, water slide, games, crafts and learning activities. Bible stories will relate to water. Children should come prepared to “get wet.” The Vacation Bible School is free. Registration is going on now by calling the church office at 592-7347. Teens can come to help out. Shown getting ready for the school are, in front left to right. Michael Gilbert, Bryce Noel, Hayden Masuch, Ashley Rupert, and Addison Holden. Standing: Debbie Munger, Al Mosier, Michelle Gilbert, Carolyn Mosier, Lisa and Henry Clark, Hank and Parker Clark, Brett Noel, Mike Weeden, Beth Holden, Andy Holden, Ellen Marshall, Mattie Burdick, Glenda Abbate, John Foster Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church in Fulton is scheduled for Monday July 14 through Friday July 18 at the church on Route 176. Children ages 3 through those in sixth grade will gather for a weeklong “Beach Party,” with a bounce house, water slide, games, crafts and learning activities. Bible stories will relate to water. Children should come prepared to “get wet.” The Vacation Bible School is free. Registration is going on now by calling the church office at 592-7347. Teens can come to help out. Shown getting ready for the school are, in front left to right. Michael Gilbert, Bryce Noel, Hayden Masuch, Ashley Rupert, and Addison Holden. Standing: Debbie Munger, Al Mosier, Michelle Gilbert, Carolyn Mosier, Lisa and Henry Clark, Hank and Parker Clark, Brett Noel, Mike Weeden, Beth Holden, Andy Holden, Ellen Marshall, Mattie Burdick, Glenda Abbate, John Foster
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Kenneth W. Richards, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Sealright retiree

Kenneth W. Richards, 91, of Fulton died Saturday June 21 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton to the late George and Iva (Dolbear) Richards.

Mr. Richards was a United States WWII veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton where he worked as a machinist for several years.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion Richards of Fulton; two daughters, Kathy (Al Kieswetter) Richards of Massena, NY and Kim (Martin) Roarke of Fulton; three siblings, Karl Richards of Fulton, Austa Koes of Oswego and Keller Richards of Fulton; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Richards was pre-deceased by four siblings: Thelma, Nila, Norma and Kyle.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church, County Route 176, Fulton with the Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating.

Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested donations be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Richards honor.   

 

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