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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.


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

Throughout the area

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


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


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

DeKalb Junction

Sgt. Dale O’Donnell, 1427th Transportation Company


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


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

St. Regis Falls

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

Three Mile Bay

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


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


Throughout the area

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


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


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


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


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




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.


Elaine M. Brown, early childhood

Kristen Kim Shipman, medical coding/transcriptionist certificate


Sandra Lynn Martin, physical therapist assistant

Fort Drum

Jessica Maldonado, business: business administration


Cameron Michael Curcio, liberal arts and sciences: physical education

North Bangor

Nicholas Arthur Debyah, physical therapist assistant


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.


Eden Rudd


Meredith Hollis

Amanda LaRue


Sherry Correll


Katie LaMay

Enrolled at college

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.


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.


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


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

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


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


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

North Bangor

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


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

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