Monday, November 21

Leslie L. Green

October 27, 1959 ~ November 17, 2022

Leslie L. Green, 63, of Westmoreland, passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2022. She was born on October 27, 1959, daughter of the late H. Kenneth and Grace Brown Green, and graduated from Westmoreland Central School.  Leslie was a devoted caregiver, retiring as a nurse from the Presbyterian Home after 42 years of service.  Leslie loved playing Bingo and going to the casino but most of all enjoyed just being with her family.  After the death of her mother, Leslie became the matriarch and was truly the glue that held her family together.  She was the rock that so many depended on. She could be found sitting at her kitchen table watching TV or spending time with her family and friends.  Leslie enjoyed taking her great nieces to the barn and watching them ride their horses and any other crazy adventure they could talk her into with their biggest adventure being the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

Bobbie Jo Beckwith

 July 17, 1982 ~ November 15, 2022

Bobbie Jo Beckwith, 40, of Rome, NY, passed away November 15, 2022 after a lifelong illness. She was born in Rome on July 17, 1982, to the late Earl Jr. and Bonnie Beckwith. After graduating from Rome Free Academy in 2002, she attended the Rome ARC work program until 2020. Bobbie Jo was a miracle baby, she fought her whole life and lived to her fullest ability. She woke every morning shining with the sun no matter the struggles she surpassed. Bobbie Jo loved watching PBS and cartoons of all sorts. She enjoyed birthday parties and family gatherings; music and the color red. Cake and soda were her favorites. Bobbie Jo was avid believer in God and celebrated knowing when someone went to Heaven. Bobbie Jo loved everybody and will be greatly missed by her friends and especially her family.


May 27, 1998~ November 11, 2022

Oneida-Brian J. Cook, age 24, of Elizabeth Street passed away unexpectedly Friday morning November 11, 2022 at his home. He was born on May 27, 1998 in Oneida, New York a son of Brian M. Cook and Kristen M. Peck and was a graduate of the Vernon Verona Sherrill Schools. Brian enjoyed listening to all genres of music, including oldies, rock or rap. He also had an eye to be able to identify any make of an automobile. At the age of thirteen Brian was injured in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury from which he developed epilepsy and this event changed his entire life. From that day on his mother and grandmother advocated for Brian to help him be the best he could be but the programs needed to help Brian were far and few to be found. But they persevered and Brian made an effort to be everyone’s friend.

Rhonda L. Owens

December 21, 1957 ~ November 13, 2022
Rhonda L. Owens, 64
, of Rome, passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a long illness on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Born on December 21, 1957, Rhonda attended Rome Public Schools and graduated from Rome Free Academy. She attended the Utica School of Commerce, where she earned her degree in 1978. She held secretarial positions at several local businesses before being hired at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Rome, where she worked as an accounting technician until her passing. Rhonda was a lifelong resident of Rome. She had a passion for books and was an avid reader, amassing an impressive library of titles. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially around the holidays.

Jerry L. Marshall

 July 12, 1955 ~  November 16, 2022 
Jerry L. Marshall, 67, of Rome
, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. He was born in Rome on July 12, 1955, a son of the late Herbert and Rita (Hyde) Marshall. Jerry was a man of many trades and his hobby was scrapping metal. He loved to work on cars and riding snowmobiles. He is survived by four daughters, Jeannie Garner (Dana), Heidi Marshall (Jose), Christina Marshall and Serenity Marshall; a son, Jeremy Marshall (Jody); four sisters, Louise Paddleford (Norman), Theresa Vetter (Randy), Billie Jo Marshall and Laurie Come (Craig); a brother, Herbert Marshall (Susan); ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by three sisters, Janet Apgar, Velma Curtis and Norma “Jack” Jarvis; and three brothers, Frederick, James and Leonard Marshall.



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From Route20Catholic:

Hamilton Ecumenical Thanksgiving Project 2022
Due to a supply chain issue of wholesale turkeys, the most effective way to help families in need this holiday season is to give directly to the Hamilton Food Cupboard. All of the area churches in the Hamilton community are rallying around a collective effort to directly support the Hamilton Food Cupboard in their mission. For the next two Sundays, a special collection envelope will be made available in the pews for monetary donations to Thanksgiving food that will be purchased directly by the Food Cupboard. There is also a need for side dishes like gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pie crusts, mashed potatoes, and canned corn. You can leave your food donations in a giving box labeled “Hamilton Ecumenical Thanksgiving Project” which will be placed in the sanctuary of our churches for the next two weekends as well. Kathleen Stahl has graciously agreed to oversee St. Mary’s parishioners participation in this ecumenical initiative this year. If you have any questions about how you can support this effort, please email Kathleen at very first Election Day Pasta Dinner sponsored by our Knights of Columbus was a huge success! They sold out by the end of the night serving over 100 meals! God is good! Thank you to all who came out to support our Knights at Route20Catholic.

Food Bank of CNY December Food Sense Menu:

Waterville First:

Photo from Waterville First’s Meet & Greet last week with businesses in the old bank building: Four Corners Food Co-op, Navi Cafe, Ruane Enterprises, Country Berries Primitives and Learning at Its Best.

Waterville United Methodist Church:

Waterville Historical Society:

The Waterville Historical Society will hold its 18th annual Victorian Tea from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, December 3, at the Society’s home at 220 East Main Street.
This popular event, a full tea, consists of pots of tea or hot
chocolate, savories, scones, and sweets, served to your table. All refreshments are made from recipes in Volume 1 and 2 of the Society’s cookbooks. The festivities will begin at 2 pm with Christmas carols by the Blue Parsley Boys. There will be a presentation by guest speaker Sue Buschor. The cookbooks and many other items will be available in our Gift Shop for holiday shopping.
Tickets are $15 each, or you may reserve a table of 6 for $85. Tickets are sold by advance paidreservation only. Please call 315-202-4102 to purchase tickets or email Ladies of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Get ready for the Annual Craft Show and Basket Raffle!
Saturday, Dec 3 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The library will be full of vendors and crafters selling their wares. Come and do your Christmas shopping or just buy something for yourself! Their products are amazing. You won’t go away empty handed. And while you’re here, take some chances on the basket raffle that benefits the library. There will be many baskets and gift certificates available for you to take a chance on. Tickets will be $1 each, 3 for $2, and 15 for $5. No inflation on our ticket prices! Help keep a library in your small town. Every small town should have a library.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Village Of Waterville:

Hello Friends and Neighbors! Although a little late this
year, we still would like to hold our annual Turkey Trot in Waterville. Again this year we are looking to support the Waterville Area Food Pantry. Please Join us with an informal way for friends, family and neighbors to come out and enjoy a nice walk or run before we sit down with those most important to us to stuff ourselves. I am hoping that everyone will join us in bringing with them food items
and/or a monetary donation for the Waterville Area Food Pantry (we will have boxes for the food and an envelope for the cash or check donations). We will meet at the start line for the Mary Cleary Memorial Run (near the Little League Field behind Franks Pizzeria) and follow the same course. Since this is an informal run/walk please stay on the sidewalks and run or walk whatever distance you want or have time for. The goal for this day is to have fun, get some exercise and support our community through a great organization. Please forward this post to everyone you can think of and we look forward to seeing all of you on Thanksgiving morning.

Millions tune in to find out who shot J.R.

“On November 21, 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to television’s popular primetime drama “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. J.R. had been shot on the season-ending episode the previous March 21, which now stands as one of television’s most famous cliffhangers. The plot twist inspired widespread media coverage and left America wondering “Who shot J.R.?” for the next eight months. The November 21 episode solved the mystery, identifying Kristin Shepard, J.R.’s wife’s sister-in-law and his former mistress, as the culprit.” To read the full article click here:

Looking back through Old Blog Post archives and found this amazing Christmas card by P.S. Brown. To read the full Blog Post click here:


It is starting to look very festive in town getting ready for the Parade of Lights!

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