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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Walk Through Art At CANO

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FABULOUS FRIDAY – 2-9 p.m. Take an Art Walk through the art galleries of Oneonta including the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, the Oneonta History Center, the Artisans Guild, and more. Call (607)432-2941 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontafabulousfridays/

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT – 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Experience a civil war encampment with the 125th and 61st New York Regiments. Includes Civil War weaponry, tactics, drills, and firing demonstrations. Also a concert and a battle reenactment. Hyde Hall, 267 Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. Call (607) 547-5098 or visit hydehall.org/event/civil-war-weekend/

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Classifieds 8-18-17

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John T. Shufelt, 66; Served 30 Years With SUNY Police

IN MEMORIAM: John T. Shufelt, 66;

Served 30 Years With SUNY Police

John T. Shufelt

ONEONTA – John T. Shufelt, 66, of Oneonta, who retired from the SUNY Oneonta University Police after a 32-year career, lost his courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Saturday, Aug.12, 2017, at home.

John was born on Feb. 9, 1951, in Cobleskill, to the late William F. and Mary (Byrne) Shufelt. He grew up in Middleburgh, with his one sister and three brothers and graduated from Middleburgh Central School, Class of 1969.

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Madeline B. Wenck, 96, Oneonta; Noted For Her Flower Gardens, Cookies

IN MEMORIAM: Madeline Wenck, 96;

Noted For Her Flower Gardens, Cookies

Madeline B. Wenck

ONEONTA – Madeline B. Wenck, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at the Chestnut Park Nursing Home, happily walking into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Madeline was born June 17, 1921, on Pumpkin Hollow Road in Davenport, the daughter of Luther and Marjorie (Davidson) Burdick.

She married Gerald F. Wenck on June 18, 1941, in Oneonta, stating over and over that he was the most handsome man she had ever met; one with absolutely beautiful sky-blue eyes.   As their family grew, and more space was needed, they moved out of the city and into a home in the county.  Gerald built the house one room at a time and Madeline became famous for the large flower gardens that decorated the property.

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Debra R. Keane, 64, Oneonta

IN MEMORIAM:  Debra R. Keane, 64, Oneonta

ONEONTA – Debra R. Keane, 64, a shift leader at Hannaford for many years, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Bassett Hospital.

She was born March 27, 1953 in Oneonta, the daughter of the late Thomas and Betty Riley.

She was a loving and kind person with a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.  She had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

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S. Richard Thorn, 93; WWII Veteran Was Avid Golfer Locally

IN MEMORIAM: S. Richard Thorn, 93;

WWII Veteran Was Avid Golfer Locally

S. Richard Thorn

ONEONTA – S. Richard Thorn, 93, a World War II veteran and avid golfer who hit three holes in one in 40 years playing the game and won a local championship, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at Fox Nursing Home.

He was born on May 19, 1924, in Westford, the son of Kent and Carolyn (Roberts) Thorn. He married Doris Ketchum in 1955. She predeceased him on June 6, 2001.

A 1941 graduate of Schenevus Central School, Richard grew up in Westford and Milford. He attended Albany Business School.

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Baseball Authors

At Hall Of Fame

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BASEBALL AUTHOR – 1 p.m. Bernie Carbo and Peter Hantzis, authors of “Saving Bernie Carbo,” comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame to discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a book signing in the atrium. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame. baseballhall.org/events/author-series-bernie-carbo-peter-hantzis?date=0

WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP – 1-3 p.m. Try a new activity in a small group setting with a knowledgeable instructor. This week its Metal Detecting on the grounds of the museum with Alex & Michelle Osterhout and Christ & Kim Altman. Reservations required. The Swart-Wilcox House Museum, Wicox ave., Oneonta. Call (607)287-7011 or visit swartwilcoxhouse.wordpress.com/wednesday-workshops-2017/

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Latin Food Arrives With Opening Of Trendy Foods

Latin Food Arrives With

Opening Of Trendy Foods

Above, owners Deggie Monroy, husband Antonio, and mother Elvira Nieves cut the grand opening ribbon alongside their extended family and Mayor Gary Herzig as they celebrate the official opening of Trendy Foods on the corner of Muller Plaza in Oneonta this evening. At right, Elizabeth Karson, Oneonta, brings out colorful menu selections for the public to sample during following the opening.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Police Seek Missing 16 Year Old Girl

Laurens Teen

Reported Missing

Khailee M. Stoughton

LAURENS – State Police are looking for information on  a 16 year old girl who has been reported missing from the Town of Laurens.

Khailee M. Stoughton, 16, reportedly left home on June 19 and has not returned. According to police, she has made contact by phone and was believed to be traveling between the Oneonta, Morris and Albany areas. She is not believed to have been abducted.

Stoughton is a black female, 5’4″ tall and medium build. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what she was last wearing.

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