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@datebook city label underlined:Hammond

Honored: Edwin Hadlock, Hammond, received the 2013 District Director Award from the New York State Conservation District Employees’ Association at its annual meeting, held March 14 in Auburn. In April 1997, Mr. Hadlock was appointed the St. Lawrence County Pomona Grange representative to the St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.


@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent, Chaumont

Milestone: Andrew Patrick Quencer II, 17, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on April 9 and was honored at Masonic Lodge 172 at a ceremony June 2.

Mr. Quencer, involved in Scouting since he was 6, has been a memebr of Boy Scout Troop 46, chartered to the Clayton United Methodist Church, for three years. To receive the Eagle Scout award, he earned 21 merit badges, served as a troop leader and completed a community project by organizing 13 Scouts and adults to clean, scrape and paint the concession stand at the Morris Tract Ball Field, Chaumont. Mr. Throop has served Troop 46 as a patrol leader, scribe and Order of the Arrow representative.

A senior at Lyme Central School, Chaumont, he is the son and stepson of Andy and Tamra Quencer, Chaumont, and Beth Gould, Cape Vincent. He plans to join the Air Force after graduation.


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Winners: Winners have been announced for the Swiss Team competition of the Thousand Islands Sectional Bridge Tournament held June 2 at the Ramada Inn, Watertown.

“A”: First place, Edward O’Reilly, Patrick Bambrick, E. Davis and Mark Donovan; second place, Richard Darling, Judy Darling, Everett Wells and Alice Blinn; third place, Dick Tuttle, Ronald Dewey, James Ineich and Lawrence Waful; fourth place, Donald Kersey, Paddy Allan, Kenneth Allan and Jack Devonshire, and tied for fifth and sixth places, Diana Laurent, Marianne Van Buren, Mary Dorsey and Norma Deambra and Ian MacKellar, James Serio, David Hornung and Pat Purdy.

“B”: Tied for first and second places, Diana Laurent, Marianne Van Buren, Mary Dorsey and Norma Deambra and Ian MacKellar, James Serio, David Hornung and Pat Purdy, and third place, Mart Liinve, Helen Keohane, Mai Liinve and Susan Favreau.

“C”: First place, Barbara Zukovsky, Angeline Connelly, David Morris and Arlene Johnson.

High schools


@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Scholarship: Heather R. Miller, senior at Carthage Central School, recently received a $500 Emerge NNY Scholarship from the Greater Watertown Jaycees. Miss Miller is a member of National Honor Society, In Motion School of Dance, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Students Against Destructive Decisions and varsity volleyball and track and is an advanced art student.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Scholarship: Louis Freda, Immaculate Heart Central School, recently received a $1,500 Scholarship through the Scholarships for Military Children program. The son of John and Sara Freda, Watertown, he is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, baseball and wrestling teams and a peer tutor. He plans to attend St. Lawrence University, Canton.



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

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Receives degree: Peter A. Abbass, Carthage, received a doctorate of physical therapy on May 25 from the University of Scranton (Pa.).

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton, Potsdam

Graduates program: Several north country residents completed either the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry (CSTEP) Program or Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) from SUNY Potsdam.

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Stephanie LaShomb, bachelor’s degree, childhood/early childhood education, TOC

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Lydia Eisenbrandt, bachelor’s degree, psychology, CSTEP

Daniel Valenzuela, master’s degree, special education, TOC

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Receives degree: Kristin Hurlbut recently received a master’s degree in nursing from SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, as a nurse practitioner with a minor in nursing education. A daughter of Lorraine Carney and John Hurlbut, she graduated in 2008 from Ogdensburg Free Academy and in 2010 from SUNY Canton, with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has completed internships in family medicine, pediatrics and women’s health and plans to work in the Ogdensburg area, practicing family medicine.

President’s list

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

Castleton (Vt.) State College

To receive president’s list honors at Castleton State College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

Alex Denny

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Carolyn Mader

LeTourneau University,

Longview, Texas

To receive president’s list honors at LeTourneau University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Patrick Harney

Western New England University,

Springfield, Mass.

To receive president’s list honors at Western New England University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Colton

Timothy E. Rapczynski, electrical engineering

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Nicole A. Birchenough, criminal justice with criminal investigation concentration

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