4-H Shooting Sports Program begins in April
CANTON – The annual 4-H Shooting Sports Program gets underway in April, and they are now signing up youngsters 9 to 19 years old.
Instruction includes firearm safety, basic marksmanship, range procedures, and maintenance of firearms. Juniors, age 9 to 11, work with air rifles and archery. Seniors, age 12 to 19, will also use .22 cal. rifles and shotguns. Students will be introduced to using maps, compass, and GPS, and basic outdoor skills.
Jerry Bertram Coppins, age 70, of Snow Creek passed away March 10, 2011.
He was born in Ogdensburg, on May 8, 1940 to the late Bertrand R. and Lillian Beauvais Coppins. Jerry graduated from St. Marys Academy in Ogdensburg in 1957. He joined the Navy in August and retired after 20 years as Master Chief Petty Officer. His career encompassed the Cuban Missile Crisis and three West Pac Cruises aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam Conflict.
This is the view from outside Ross O'Geen’s house in Maui, Hawaii following Friday’s Tsunami caused by the Japan earthquake. Ross is the brother of Tony O’Geen of Massena. “He lives on the North Shore, Sprecklesville. It did not do as much damage as in Japan, but they have a lot of cleanup work ahead of them,” said Tony.
Adopt-A-Bear Cub: After losing Big Brothers Big Sisters funding, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School in Potsdam has adapted and changed their mentoring program, now called the "Adopt-A-Bear Cub" program. Since most of the mentors are SUNY Potsdam students and their mascot is the "Bears", the Lawrence Avenue students are the "bear cubs". Students in the program stay after school two days a week (either M and W OR T and Th) to meet with their mentor "Bear" to work on homework, practice academic skills, read together, and sometimes play games or do craft projects.
Saints softball team splits on opening day of 2011 season
The St. Lawrence University softball team split its opening games of the 2011 season on Saturday in Ft. Myers, FL. The Saints fell to Ohio Wesleyan 9-0 in the early game, but rebounded to defeat MCLA 8-0 in the second game.
SLU's Pavlus wins fourth straight NCAA 5000 Meter Championship
St. Lawrence University senior Wendy Pavlus won her fourth straight NCAA championship race on Saturday, winning the NCAA Division III indoor 5000 meter championship for the second straight season.
Pavlus, the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division III cross country champion, successfully defended her indoor 5000 meter title, winning by nearly eight seconds in a personal best time of 16:51.78, the fastest in Division III this season. Christina Valerio of John's Hopkins finished second in 16:59.65 and was the only other runner under 17:00 in the 15-runner field.
End of season in sight for plow crews in Canton, Potsdam and elsewhere in St. Lawrence County
By CRAIG FREILICH
After weeks of nearly continuous effort, a good-sized March storm, and lots of overtime, plow crews and their bosses in Canton and Potsdam are looking toward the end of a snow season more difficult than last winter.
The season has been more challenging than 2009-10, but overall it was fairly typical of most winters, according to most area highway superintendents.
SLU hosting conference on climate change with speakers & films Match 21-25
CANTON -- St. Lawrence University will host a five-day conference on climate change, March 21 through 25, on campus. Events in the conference, titled "climate: CHANGE - Acting Together on Sustainability, Climate Change and Environmental Justice," are open to the public, free of charge.
Notable presenters on environmental issues will include Bill McKibben, Foster Brown, Jerry Jenkins and Michelle Roberts.
Beef quality assurance course at Cornell Cooperative Extension March 17
CANTON -- Cornell Cooperative Extension-St. Lawrence County hosts a dairy beef quality assurance program course at the Learning Farm on Rt. 68 Thursday, March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. In the morning they will be in the classroom with Dr. Mike Baker, Cornell University, and a local veterinarian; after lunch, which you can bring or go in on pizza with the group, they move out to the barn.
North Country NYS-PTA extends open invitation to public to annual Presidents and Principals Dinner March 30
NORWOOD – The North Country Region of the NYS-PTA invites everyone concerned about public education to the ninth annual Presidents and Principals Dinner on March 30 at the BOCES Seaway Technology Center, Route 56.
“We hope this event will bring together parents, teachers and administrators in the North Country Region for an informative and enjoyable evening,” Ellen Galo, North Country PTSA Region Director, said.