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@datebook city label underlined:Belleville

Winner: Karrigan Riordan, fifth grade student at Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville, was one of 10 winners of the Scholastic Book Club’s “Paws for Reading Photo Contest.” Her entry was of her springer spaniel, Lucy, “reading” Miss Riordan’s favorite book in her favorite chair. Karrigan will receive 100 books, as will her class.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.

Dec. 19: First, Ada Jane Northrop and Ruth Condon; second, Ronald Cooper and Alice LeRoy; and third, Phyllis Plante and Celia Perciaccante

Jan. 2: First, Ronald Cooper and Judy Vespa; and second, Ruth Condon and Ada Jane Northrop

Jan. 4: First, Mart and Mai Liinve; and second, Ruth Condon and Ada Jane Northrop

Jan. 9: First, Roxanne Pratt and Maureen Gough; second, Alice LeRoy and Ann Seller; and third, Shirley Warren and Debra Suller

Jan. 11 “A”: First, Mart Liinve and Judy Vespa; second, Albert and Thelma Schneider; third, Susan Favreau and Helen Keohane; fourth, Ada Jane Northrop and Ruth Condon; and fifth, Ann Sellers and Bobbe Katzman

Jan. 11 “B”: First, Albert and Thelma Schneider; second, Ann Sellers and Bobbe Katzman; and third, Mary Sanford and Mabel Walker

Armed forces

Comings and goings

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Re-enlists: Several north country members of the Army National Guard recently re-enlisted.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Sgt. 1st Class Richard Walters, Company D, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Staff Sgt. Edmund Rebb, Forward Support Company, 204th Engineer Battalion

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Sgt. Dale O’Donnell, 1427th Transportation Company

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Pfc. Charles Haas, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:Morristown

Staff Sgt. Robert Pike, Company B, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:St. Regis Falls

Spc. Steven Spence, Company A, 2-108th Infantry

@datebook city label underlined:Three Mile Bay

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Sutherland, Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Spc. Donald Huskey, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Promoted: Several local members of the Army National Guard recently received promotions.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Richard Walters, Company D, 2-108th Infantry, promoted to sergeant first class

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Anthony Spadaccini, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry, promoted to specialist

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Tanner Young, 107th Military Police Company, promoted to private first class

@datebook city label underlined:Philadelphia

Bryan Allen, Company C, Recruiting and Retention, promoted to sergeant



@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Publishes book: Susanne Zwingel, associate professor of politics at SUNY Potsdam, recently published an edited volume, titled “Feminist Strategies in International Governance.” Through Routledge’s Global Institutions Series, Ms. Zwingel co-edited the book with Gülay Caglar, Humbolt University, Berlin, and Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute, Geneva. The book looks at the way which international and non-governmental organizations have confronted global gender hierarchies and covers feminist strategies in international issues of areas of human rights, peace and security management and economic and financial governance. For more information on the book, visit

Dean’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:

Herkimer County Community College

To receive dean’s list honors at Herkimer County Community College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.8.

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Elaine M. Brown, early childhood

Kristen Kim Shipman, medical coding/transcriptionist certificate

@datebook city label underlined:Brushton

Sandra Lynn Martin, physical therapist assistant

@datebook city label underlined:Fort Drum

Jessica Maldonado, business: business administration

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Cameron Michael Curcio, liberal arts and sciences: physical education

@datebook city label underlined:North Bangor

Nicholas Arthur Debyah, physical therapist assistant

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Margaret M. Smith, business: accounting

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing,


To receive dean’s list honors at St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Lacona

Eden Rudd

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Meredith Hollis

Amanda LaRue

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Sherry Correll

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Katie LaMay

Enrolled at college

@datebook city label underlined:Natural Bridge

Enrolled: Jared Nichols, Natural Bridge, is studying forest technology at SUNY ESF Ranger School, Wanakena. The school is part of SUNY-ESF, Syracuse.


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Co-ops: Several local students at Clarkson University, Potsdam, completed co-ops during the fall semester. A co-op is a semester off of course work to work for a company in which a student is commonly assigned to lead multi-departmental projects.

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Jacob Yaeger, senior, innovation and entrepreneurship, Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Julian Corpus, junior, aeronautical engineering, General Electric-Aviation, Norwich

Christopher McHale, senior, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, General Electric-Aviation, Norwich

@datebook city label underlined:Hogansburg

Lauren Adams, senior, civil engineering, Morrison Hershfield, Ottawa, Ontario

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Scott Hitsman, senior, chemical engineering, McNeil-PPC Inc., Fort Washington, Pa.

@datebook city label underlined:North Bangor

Nathaniel Eggleston, senior, civil engineering, Advance Testing, Campbell Hall

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

John Seaman, senior, global supply chain management, ES3 LLC, Keene, N.H.

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