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Helen S. McMullen, 93; Retired From Farming, Volunteer At Fox

IN MEMORIAM: Helen S. McMullen, 93;

Retired From Farming, Volunteer At Fox

Helen McMullen

DAVENPORT – Helen Christine Sperry McMullen, 93, a volunteer at Fox Hospital for more than 25 years after retiring from farming, passed away on Thursday evening, April 27, 2017 at Robinson Terrace in Stamford.

Born on Dec. 21, 1923, near Davenport, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Aimee (Bourne) Sperry.  She graduated from Worcester Central School, where she met her husband Thomas. The couple was married on Feb. 12, 1944. She trained as a baby nurse at Albany Infant Home. She and Thomas bought a dairy farm in Davenport and ran it for over 40 years.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 1
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, MAY 1

May Day Breakfast

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COOPERSTOWN CRITERION CLUB – 7:30 a.m. May Day Breakfast. Cost, $16. Upstairs dining room, The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Reservations, Barbara @ 547- 8942 or Jean @ 547-8235

DRAWING GROUP – 7-9 p.m. Come practice drawing with a live model. $10 donation. To attend call the Cooperstown Art Association, (607)547-9777

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arry Gallup, 64; Avid Golfer, Retired Electrician

IN MEMORIAM: Larry Gallup, 64;

Avid Golfer, Retired Electrician

FLY CREEK – Larry G. Gallup, 64, an avid golfer and recently retired electrician, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following an extended illness.

A Cooperstown native, Larry was born June 21, 1952, a son of Marge and “Pudge” Gallup.  Raised in Cooperstown, he proudly graduated as one of the Cooperstown “Redskins” in 1970 and recently retired as an electrician.

On Oct. 10, 2003, Larry married Teriann Sammis in Shelby County, Tennessee.  They shared their life and love with chocolate labs named Reno and Hunter in Fly Creek Valley and Titusville, Florida.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Activities At The Yager

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FAMILY FUN DAY – Noon-3 p.m. Spend an afternoon at the museum with the kids creating masks, playing art detective, doing a junior archaeology dig, and more arts and crafts. Each activity will tie in with the theme of storytelling. Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwicks-yager-museum-host-2nd-family-fun-day-event/

OCCA GARAGE SALE – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle items to raise money for county-wide environmental programs by OCCA. At the Cooperstown Farmers Market. Info, occainfo.org/calendar/save-date-reduce-reuse-recycle-garage-sale/ or call (607) 547-4488

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Oneonta Little Leaguers Honor Rich, Pat Murphy

 Oneonta Little Leaguers

Honor Rich, Pat Murphy

Up Country Photo Little League team members – from left, Logan Tamming, Alex Casola, Nikola Buzzy, Caelen Legg, Matthew Layman, Ethan Tamming and Leylani Wiltshire cheer and chant their way into the Doc Knapp Little League Field this morning in Oneonta’s Sixth Ward after marching down River Street to opening day ceremonies.  There, the recently completed Richard Murphy Little League Field was rededicated in honor of Murphy and his wife, Pat, who coached and volunteered with the league for 28 years.  “He loved the game,” said the wife. “For him it was simple:  Teach the rules, develop a love for (baseball) and have fun doing it.” She repeated his coaching mantra, “See the ball; be the ball.”   Murphy, a retired educator who also represented the Town of Oneonta on the county Board of Representatives, passed away last August after a long battle with cancer.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Colleges Head Into The Streets For Day Of Service

Colleges Go ‘Into Streets

For Annual Day Of Service

SUNY Oneonta students Alyssa LaMantia, right, and Rachel Drabczyk, clear the grounds of the historic Swart Wilcox House, Oneonta’s oldest, during annual “Into The Street” activities today, organized by the college’s Center for Social Responsibility & Community. Students, raked, painted, planted, organized, carried, scraped and cleaned at various locations across Oneonta and beyond.  The center’s director, Linda Drake, reported 600 students participated this year on 45 projects.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Woman Arrested For Bringing Drugs Into Jail

Deputies Allege Woman

Brought Drugs Into Jail

Danielle Dunham

COOPERSTOWN –  A Morris woman, Danielle J. Dunham, 36, was arrested after Otsego County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly found suboxone films on her during a search at the jail.

Deputies reported they were investigating reports that drugs were being brought into the county jail.  Dunham, who had been in and out of jail an intermittent sentence, was found with two suboxone sublingual films on her person, the investigators said.

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Boys, Girls Of Summer Take To Fields Today

Boys, Girls Of Summer

Take To Fields Today

The Church & Scott Team, top photo, carried the Cooperstown Youth Baseball banner from the Hartwick Fire Hall at 9 a.m. today to the Town Field, where the season began at 10 a.m. after opening ceremonies. (From left are Garet Bush, Brendan Meade, Charlie Lamont, Conrad Erway, Keenan Murphy, Bryson Whittaker and Chase Burkhart). Reciting the National Anthem, lower left, are, from left, Mia Kalltenback, Emmy Lippitt and Grace Frable. Lower right, Coach Mark Kirkby throws the first pitch to daughter Savannah, who is beginning her final season. Dad had coached daughter for her full Youth Baseball career. CYB stalwart David Pearlman, who isn’t participating in the league this year after decades of volunteerism, was recognized as opening ceremonies.  Check back for photos of Little League opening day in Oneonta, where a field is being dedicated in honor of the late Rich Murphy, longtime coach and former county representative for the Town of Oneonta.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Tribe Yoga Opens In Scarzafava Sol Center

Tribe Yoga Opens In Oneonta

Instructors Sonia Shultis and Victoria Tarbell demonstrate flexibility and control at the grand opening of Tribe Yoga studio at the Scarzafava Sol Center on Dietz Street, Oneonta. Katie Lishanski and Beth Ann Hughes, rear, are also instructors at the studio, which hosted an open house this evening with class sign ups and food from Sunrise Catering. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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‘Blue Skies’ Shines At CANO

‘Blue Skies’ Shines At CANO

Ryan Alsheimer, left, and William Cream, both of Oneonta, admire “Big Blue” by Birte Jorgensen at LEAF’s annual Poetry & Art Contest that opened at CANO in Oneonta’s Wilber Mansion this evening. The piece won the Motif Award for best representation of the theme “Blue Skies Smilin’ At Me.” The show will also be opening at The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown on May 4. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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