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@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg, Watertown

Honored: Work from local artists is featured in the Jefferson and St. Lawrence County offices of State Senator Patty Ritchie. Both are pictured below.

A photograph by Justin Fishel Ogdensburg, is featured in Mrs. Ritchie’s office on Ford Street, Ogdensburg. Mr. Fishel shoots high definition photos of St. Lawrence County landmarks.

A painting byMarie (Ree) Ingalsbe, Watertown, is featured in Mrs. Ritchie’s office on Washington Street, Watertown. Ms. Ingalsbe, an artist in her 90s, has created more than 100 original pieces of art. The local art, available for viewing during office hours, was part of an initiative started in March, and has featured more than 12 artists to date. To participate in the program, contact Mrs. Ritchie’s office at 782-3418.

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Basic training

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Completes basic training: Several north country residents have completed basic military training.

At Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.:

Navy Seaman Danielle N. Mullaney, daughter of Julie A. Mullaney, Cobleskill, and Patrick B. Mullaney, Edwards. Mullaney is a 2010 graduate of Edwards-Knox Central School, Russell, and a 2012 graduate of Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, with an associate’s degree.

Navy Seaman Sarah C. Vine, daughter of Theresa M. and Todd R. Vine, Ogdensburg.

At Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.:

Army Pvt. Justin E. Olson, son of Michael and Carol Olson, Haverstock Road, Massena. He is a 2009 graduate of Massena Central School.

At Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas:

Air Force Airman Edward Judge, son of Brian Judge, State Route 294, Boonville. He is a 2011 graduate of Adirondack Central School, Boonville.

Air Force Airman Cody M. Kazek, son of Tonya and Robert Kazek, Charles Street, Boonville. He is a 2011 graduate of Adirondack Central School, Boonville.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Rachel M. Sciotti-Polny, daughter of Elona and Joseph Sciotti, Line School Road, Carthage. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Air Force Airman Britten J. Bigarel, son of Shannon Bigarel, Boot Jack Hill Road, Felts Mills. He is a 2007 graduate of Carthage Central School.

Air Force Airman Jessie L. Mehaffy, daughter of Larry and Sheila Mehaffy, Cemetery Road, Ogdensburg. She is a 2008 graduate of Lisbon Central School.

Air Force Airman Christopher R. Bolander, son of Elizabeth Charles, Fort Worth, Texas. He is a 2011 graduate of Edwards-Knox Central, Russell.

Air Force Airman Andrew M. Massey, son of Teddy and Erika Massey, Rolling Meadows, Ill. He is a 2010 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Samantha S. Gilpin, daughter of Sue and Todd Gilpin, Route 37, Watertown, and granddaughter of Peggy and Donald Smith, Church Street, Glen Park. Airman Gilpin is a 2005 graduate of General Brown Central School, Dexter. She earned a master’s degree in 2011 from SUNY Cortland.

At Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:

Marine Corps Pfc. Bryan J. Donegan, son of Sarah A. Farr, Brownville, Sean J. Donegan, Alexandria Bay.

Pfc. Donegan is a 2011 graduate of New York Military Academy of Cornwall On Hudson, N.Y.

Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew D. McPherson, son of Carrie A. McPherson, Antwerp, and Douglas G. McPherson, Gouverneur. Pfc. McPherson is a 2010 graduate of Geneva High School, Geneva, Ohio.

Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew R. Kraeger, son of Robert C. Kraeger Jr., Port Leyden.

Marine Corps Pvt. Eric C. Wamsganz, son of Shelley A. Phillips, Saranac Lake, and Eric F. Wamsganz, Saranac Lake. Pvt. Wamsganz is a 2008 graduate of Saranac Central School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Ian M. Lowers, son of Ellen and Michel Lowers, Pulaski. Pvt. Lowers is a 2011 graduate of Pulaski Central School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher M. Ward, son of Kimberly S. and Randall D. Lockwood, Watertown. Pvt. Ward is a 2011 graduate of Watertown High School.

At Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.:

Army Pvt. Lora M. LaRock, daughter of Kimberly Bean-LaRock, Porter Lynch Road, Norwood, and James LaRock, State Highway 310, Norfolk, has graduated from One Station Unit Training, which included basic military training and advanced individual training. She is a 2010 graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Norwood.


Enrolled at college

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Enrolled: Olivia Kathryn Whitehurst, Watertown, is enrolled at Clemson (S.C.) University, majoring in elementary education.


@datebook city label underlined:Camden

Honored: Allison Cipriano, Camden, was recently inducted into Ithaca College’s Oracle Honor Society. She is a freshman majoring in psychology.


@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Scholarship: Andre M. Lynch, Canton, formerly of Long Island, recently received a $1,500 scholarship from the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association. Mr. Lynch, a senior law enforcement leadership major at SUNY Canton, is a student assistant in the college’s registrar’s office.

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