Randy Travis, Neal McCoy, demolition derby, rodeo highlight Franklin County Fair
MALONE - Country music star Randy Travis, American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, midway rides, a demolition derby and a rodeo are just a few of the long list of events at the 2011 Franklin County Fair Saturday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 14.
Season tickets for all nine days are $40. Admission on Aug. 6, 8, 9 and 11 is $8. Aug. 7 and 13 is $12. Aug. 10 and 14 is $15. Parking on the grounds is $3. Children 12 and under are admitted free all week. Grandstand is free with admission ticket. For more information, call 518-483-0720.
Clarence H. Baker, born on December 23, 1940, passed away at his home on August 5, 2011.
Clarence is survived by two brothers, James H. Baker of Massena and Micky Baker of Canton; four sisters, Marie Almond, of Midland, TX; MaryAnne Marashian of Massena; Bonnie Crites, of Massena, and Patti Stafford of Benton, AR. There are also many nieces and nephew, including his "favorite girlfriend" Emma. Clarence was predeceased by his mother, Jeannette Almond; father, Clarence A. Baker; and a brother, Richard Baker.
A gathering of family and friends for Kathryn D. Nearing, 91, Lake Street in Hammond, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammond with Pastor Cathy Stevenson as the celebrant.
Kathryn died early Thursday morning, Aug 4, at her home under the care of Hospice and her family. Arrangements are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino adds Double-Deck Blackjack
HOGANSBURG -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has added Double Deck Blackjack to the table games lineup.
“This Las Vegas favorite is what true blackjack players enjoy and we are so proud to give it to them,” said General Manager Patrick Bassney.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is only the second casino in New York State to offer the Las Vegas-style game.
County board of legislators operations committee to meet Aug. 8 at Clifton-Fine
STAR LAKE -- The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators Operations Committee will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Clifton-Fine Central High School auditorium, 11 Hall Ave.
The committee will not meet in the normal Board Chambers in Canton.
In addition to a discussion of agenda items, a tour of the former Jones and Laughlin site is planned.
For directions, call 379-2276.
Tri-Town Summer Festival to feature treasure hunt, music, cardboard boat races, blind tricycle rally through Aug. 7
Dust off your parrot and get out your best eye patch for this year's Tri-Town Summer Festival, themed "Pirates and Scallywags Walk the Plank," running through Sunday, Aug. 7.
Canton Pee Wee Football now signing up players K-6
CANTON -- Canton Pee Wee Football is preparing for their season and is signing up players entering kindergarten through sixth grade.
The program includes no-contact flag football for K-2 kids, and tackle for third- and fourth-grade “minors” and fifth- and sixth-grade “majors” at the Canton Central football practice fields.
Anthony P. “Tony” Gushlaw, 67, of 8331 State Highway 56, Norfolk; died Thursday afternoon at his home. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk.
Massena Village Police promoting 'We Care Call Program' to look after elderly, disabled
MASSENA – The Massena Village Police are promoting a We Care Call Program, a daily telephone reassurance phone call that is made to those people in the community that live alone and could benefit from someone checking in on them.
The elderly or those with short or long term disabilities can register with the program and benefit from a consistent, reliable daily contact.
Call Melissa at the police station at 769-3577 to inquire.
St. Lawrence County students who excelled at SUNY Canton last semester listed
CANTON -- SUNY Canton recently recognized students who excelled academically during the Spring 2011 semester.
To receive President's List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean's List, full-time students must receive a GPA of 3.25. Part-Time Honors are awarded to students earning at least a 3.25 GPA on six to 11 credit hours.
Among the students who earned honors for academics were: