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@datebook city label underlined:Hammond

Receives grant: Spay/Neuter/Now, Hammond, recently received a $15,000 New York State Population Control Program Grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The funds will be used to support low-cost spay/neuter programs for low-income owned cats and dogs in upstate New York.

For more information, and applications for assistance, call 486-0094 or 629-8651, or visit


Dean’s list

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

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

To receive dean’s list honors at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Leah Zembiec

@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent

Natalie Hall

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Sonya Vargulick

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Jessa Brenon

Jefferson Community College, Watertown

To receive dean’s list honors at Jefferson Community College for the summer semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.2 to 3.59.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Lydia M. Smith

@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

Sabrina Michele Sleepman

@datebook city label underlined:Alexandria Bay

Danielle M. Pawlikowski

@datebook city label underlined:Belleville

John W. Allen

@datebook city label underlined:Black River

Jennifer L. Tanner

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Heather Dianne Fargo

Craig Curtis Meister

Jessica L. Ryan

@datebook city label underlined:Copenhagen

Kayla N. McNamara

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Mandy Lynn Campbell

@datebook city label underlined:Evans Mills

Zachary Alfred Adams

Katlyn Marie Langford

Calina Oldham

Sarah L. Plourde

@datebook city label underlined:Fort Drum

Juan Manuel Alfonso

Peter John Austin III

Cathy Lorrain Blanding

Beatrice Theresa Horne

Cody Allan Johnson

Charlene M. Nimox

Anastasia Elizabeth Przbyla

Tracy Ann Underwood

@datebook city label underlined:Henderson

Lisa M. Henderson

@datebook city label underlined:Philadelphia

Gina R. Berry

Linda Marie McMahon

@datebook city label underlined:Pierrepont Manor

Stacy Lynn Rozanski

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Melody Cathleen Eldred

@datebook city label underlined:Redwood

Teagan A. Ward

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Charles Arthur Reid

Erik M. Tubolino

@datebook city label underlined:Sandy Creek

Helen Rose Stevens

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Santino P. Alteri

Taya May Arminger

Jodie L. Foster

Christina C. Koonce

Eric John Maphey

Aaron Thomas Parker

Jason Andrew Pisarski

Michelle R. Railing

Maria Louise Rondo

Julie Marie Sensenbach

Richard Eugene Sensenbach

David Charles Vandenburg

@datebook city label underlined:West Carthage

Angelene Orolfo Rankin

@datebook city label underlined:Woodville

Jessie Lynn Miller

LeMoyne College, Syracuse

To receive dean’s list honors at LeMoyne College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Natalie DelPrete, junior, business and leadership. Miss DelPrete is the daughter of Gerry and Amy DelPrete, Sackets Harbor.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

To receive dean’s list honors at Purdue University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Hannawa Falls

Colleen Vanvleet

St. Lawrence University, Canton

To receive dean’s list honors at St. Lawrence University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Saddie R. Serviss, senior, environmental studies — geology and performance and communication arts, graduate of Gouverneur Central School

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SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Shannon Tooley,graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Jacob Pullus, graduate of Carthage Central School

SUNY Oneonta

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Marissa Chisholm

Heather Miller

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Sadie Smith

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Lucas Benedict

Michael Stenlake

@datebook city label underlined:Oswego

Nicholas Costo

Kaela Shafer

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Troy O’Brien


The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Receives degree: Joel Deloss Davis, Watertown, received a doctorate in physical therapy on Aug. 17 from Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Receives doctorate: Marissa E. Speno received a doctorate in physical therapy from Ithaca College on Sept. 7. Miss Speno is the daughter of Steven and Katherine Speno, Clinton, formerly of Watertown and Clayton, and granddaughter of Shirley Healy, Clayton, and Catherine Speno, Watertown.


@datebook city label underlined:Osceola

Aaron Raymer

Scholarship: Aaron Raymer, Meridian, received the 2013 Alice Clemens Memorial Scholarship from the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association, Osceola.

The scholarship is in honor of Alice Clemens, co-founder of the association.

Mr. Raymer, great-grandson of fiddlers’ hall of fame inductee Murph Baker, began playing the fiddle at 10 years old. He has performed across the state, including the violin with the Onondaga Civic Symphony.

He is a concert pianist and won second place in the Central New York Music Teachers’ Advance Students Piano Competition and the 2013 Merit Scholarship Award.

He plans to major in instrumental music education as a student at Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Scholarship: Northern Federal Credit Union recently awarded Heather Montgomery, Adams, the 2013 Michelle Salisbury Scholarship.

The scholarship, worth $1,000 a year for up to four years, is given in honor of Michelle Salisbury, a NCU employee who died in a car accident in 2009.

Miss Montgomery, a graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville, is majoring in business at Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Scholarships: Several recent graduates received Mary Angelica Prior Scholarships.

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

MaKenzie Docteur, graduate of Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton, received a $500 scholarship on Aug. 21. Miss Docteur, daughter of Elizabeth and Scott Docteur, Clayton, is majoring in biology/pre-medicine at the University of Buffalo Honors College.

@datebook city label underlined:Evans Mills

Taylor Hall, graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, received a $150 scholarship on Aug. 24. Miss Hall, daughter of Clay and Joanne Thornton, Evans Mills, is majoring in nursing at Cayuga County Community College, Auburn.

@datebook city label underlined:Redwood

Ashley Harten, graduate of Alexandria Central School, Alexandria Bay, received a $500 scholarship. Yvonne Bartlett, Redwood, is guardian of Miss Harten, who is enrolled in the basic emergency medical technician course at Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Sarah Kall, graduate of Sackets Harbor Central School, received a $150 scholarship. Miss Kall, daughter of Marcia and Brian Kall, Sackets Harbor, is majoring in childhood education at Elmira College.

Emily Thompson, graduate of Sackets Harbor Central School, received a $500 scholarship. Miss Thompson, daughter of Tina and Todd Thompson, Sackets Harbor, is majoring in pre-medicine biochemistry at the University of Rochester.

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