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Newton Falls

Celebrates centennial: Pauline Bassette, Newton Falls, will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house at the Clifton-Fine Community Center, Star Lake, on April 20.

Born April 21, 1913, in West Pierrepont, she is the daughter of the late Charles and Edith Blackmer Dean. She married Lloyd Neil Bassette on June 22, 1957. He died June 16, 1988.

Mrs. Bassett was a teacher and later an elementary librarian for 32 years, retiring in 1970 from Clifton-Fine Central School, Star Lake.



Graduates: Justin P. Lister, Ohio, formerly of Rodman, graduated April 5 from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy after 22 weeks of training. Cadets were trained on core values, crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self-defense and emergency vehicle operations.

Trooper Lister was honored as top performer in firearms in the 154th Ohio State Highway Patrol Class. He has been assigned to the Elyria, Ohio, post, and started his field-training period April 8.

Trooper Lister, son of Kathy Lister, Rodman, graduated from South Jefferson Central School, Adams. He received a degree from Binghamton University, where was named to the 2012 Director’s Honor Roll. He won several wrestling championships in both high school and college levels.

Notable donations

Jefferson County

Donation: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently donated $500 to Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County. The funds will be used to purchase pedometers for participants in the extension’s nutrition programming. For more information, contact Catherine Moore, CCE of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence County, at 788-8450 or www.ceejefferson.


Cape Vincent

Winner: Gail Stevenson, of Cape Vincent’s John C. Londraville American Legion Post 832 Auxiliary, received second place for Jefferson County’s Auxiliary Poppy Centerpiece Contest. Ms. Stevenson also received $20 for her centerpiece. Pictured with Ms. Stevenson, left, is Post 823 auxiliary president Dianne Mosher.


Dean’s list

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

Binghamton University

To receive dean’s list honors at Binghamton University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Nickolas Tom Frears


Donald C. Frauenhofer

Evans Mills

Annette Marie Consiglio


Avery Ann Cummings

Sackets Harbor

Hanna Rose Powell

Saranac Lake

Kristy Marie Farmer


Nolan Robert Kenneth Bodah

Adah Beatrice Morales

Mitchell D. Rick

Emily C. Shuman

Gunjan Udeshi

Bowling Green (Ohio) State University

To receive dean’s list honors at Bowling Green State University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Cole Olmstead

William Smith College,


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


Amanda Woods, daughter of Donald and Christine Woods, Ogdensburg



Honored: Zachary J. Smith, Lisbon, industrial technology management major at SUNY Canton, recently received a Chancellor Award for Student Excellence. Mr. Smith was honored for holding the highest grade point average while in one of the college’s certificate programs. He was also the bachelor’s level Outstanding Graduate of the year. Mr. Smith designed, engineered, managed and led the building of a training facility and primary school in South Sudan, Africa, during spring 2012 through a Christian organization. He is vice president of the Campus Ministries club and won a certificate of appreciation from the Christian Fellowship Center, Madrid.


Honored: Abby Black, Turin, recently received a 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Ms. Black, a senior at Herkimer County Community College, is majoring in liberal arts and sciences — social science. She is captain of the women’s softball team and is a first team All-American, All-Region and All-Conference selectee. Ms. Black interned with the Lewis County Opportunities, a nonprofit agency working to provide low-income families with food, clothing and household necessities.

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