Free Type-2 Diabetes pre-screenings, education available March 22 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital offers free type 2 diabetes pre-screenings and education to the public on Tuesday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. just outside the cafeteria on the first floor of the main hospital at 50 Leroy Street.
The American Diabetes Association designates the fourth Tuesday in March as Alert Day, a “wake-up” call asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test.
Number of baby bluebirds in St. Lawrence County highest in at least five years
The number of bluebird fledglings in St. Lawrence County in 2010 is the highest in at least five years, continuing a rising trend..
Bluebird watchers report that the 2010 nesting season has resulted in the fledging of 668 young bluebirds from the New York State Bluebird Society's Rt. 11 nestbox trail from Broome County up through to Essex County.
In. St. Lawrence County, 75 of the birds fledged in 2010. That compares to 59 in 2006, 60 in 2007, 67 in 2008, and 71 in 2009.
Total Bluebirds fledged on the trail since it started in 1997 now stands at 4,923.
Jessica Lynn Saber and Ian Michael Vanier, 6390 CR 27, Canton, are engaged to be married in July 2012.
Jessica is the daughter of Carla Saber and Ronnie LaDuke, 3 Clarkson Ave., Massena, as well as James Saber in Canton. She is a 2010 SUNY Potsdam graduate with a BA in Early Childhood Education; a 2008 SUNY Canton grauduate with a liberal arts degree; and a 2005 Massena Central High School graduate. She is employed by SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center as a childcare provider. She is a graduate student at SUNY Potsdam majoring in special education.
Terri Collins and Joe Bullock, Canton, are engaged to be married November 26, 2011.
Terri, the daughter of Adlayd Collins, Colton, and Edward Collins, Lake Luzerne, is a 2007 graduate of Colton-Pierrepont Central School and a 2009 graduate of Adirondack Beauty School. She is currently studying Drug and Alcohol abuse counseling through Onondaga Community College. She is employed by SmartStyle Salon in Potsdam and sells Scentsy Wickless Candles.
Ogdensburg man jailed without bail on assault, crack cocaine possession charges
OSWEGATCHIE – An Ogdensburg man is in jail without bail on charges of assault and possession of crack cocaine, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Lee A. Loffler, 26, of 1235 Mechanic St., Ogdensburg, was charged with third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, after being stopped on on NYS Hwy. 812, deputies said.
He was also charged with third degree assault in connection with a reported domestic incident in Lisbon on Friday, deputies said.
Funeral services for Jessie M. Bishop, age 98, a resident of the United Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of the River Road in Heuvelton, will be held on Thursday (Mar 24, 2011) at 11:00 a.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in the spring.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with an Eastern Star Ritual taking place at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Bishop died Saturday (Mar 19, 2011) at the nursing home surrounded by her family.
Edwards-Knox scores $5,000, OFA $1000, for their proms in online contest
RUSSELL -- Edwards-Knox High School, Russell, will receive a $5,000 gift certificate, DJ expenses, and royalty items for their prom court from Stumps Prom and Party Proms Across America Contest.
Ogdenbsurg Free Academy is getting $1,000 from the contest.
Edwards-Knox was one of the top winners because they were among the top vote-getters over the last three months in the online contest.
Morristown man hurt in accident charged with DWI
MORRISTOWN -- A man injured in a motor vehicle accident Sunday has been charged with driving while intoxicated at more than twice the legal limit.
Gary G. Hollister, 48, 256 High St., Morristown, was in an accident on High Street, and when St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies investigated, they believed Hollister was intoxicated. A blood test showed his alcohol level to be at .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08%.
Hollister faces charges of aggravated DWI and failure t keep right.
Massena girls can register for softball Tuesday through April 4
MASSENA -- Massena Girls’ Softball 2011 registration is set for Tuesday, March 22, Thursday, March 24, Tuesday, March 29, Wednesday, March 31, and Monday, April 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Massena Arena.
There will be T-ball for girls in grades K-3, Juniors for grades 4-6, Seniors for grades 7-12.
Cost is $45 for one player, $80 for two players, $110 for three or more players.
Homebuyers seminar in Potsdam Thursday
POTSDAM – LaValley Real Estate is sponsoring a First-Time Homebuyers Seminar Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at Tardelli’s Restaurant.
Representatives from North Country Savings Bank and the North Country Housing Council will be there as well.