Patricia Newhard Murray, 71, of Cornelius, N.C., formerly of Ogdensburg, died December 12, 1010 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A Memorial Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, N.C.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Raymer Funeral Home.
Thefts of two ATMs in Winthrop have troopers asking for help
WINTHROP -- Two automated teller machines were stolen in Winthrop in the past week and New York State Police in Massena are asking for the public's help in their investigation.
Both burglaries involved the theft of ATMs from inside the stores.
The first burglary occurred during the early morning hours of Dec. 6, at the Village Market on U.S. 11 in the town of Stockholm.
The second burglary occurred in the early morning hours of December 14, at B & W Quick Stop on St. Rt. 11C in the town of Brasher.
County tobacco experts warn new report says smoke causes immediate damage
The Tobacco Cessation Center of Northern New York points to a new report from US Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin on how exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate damage.
The Tobacco Cessation Center says its mission is to design, develop and implement strategies to decrease the incidence of cardiac disease, stroke and related chronic diseases in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, and will be using the information in the new report to further their goals.
Massena Chamber's holiday business afterhours event at Dar's Thursday
MASSENA – The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce will host a Holiday Business After Hours event on Thursday, Dec. 16, at Dar's Restaurant, 10 West Orvis St.
Winners from the Holiday Decorating Contest (Residential and Business) will be honored at this event.
The chamber will be giving away a 2010/2011 Massena Commemorative Basket valued at $52, as well as other door prizes.
The public is welcome to attend - there is no entry fee, refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.
Respond to the chamber by Dec. 9 to 769-3525.
Norwood Library recently invited patrons to fill a mug for the holidays. Over 35 mugs were donated with a variety of themes including fishing, pets, first-aid, cooking and many other unique ideas. Sharon Beamis, right, Old Market Gift Shop, Main Street, Norwood, donated the display space and will coordinate the sale of the mugs. Kirsten Conte, left, and Norwood Library trustee and secretary Penny Clark, helps Beamis get the display ready. "Not only will this help provide needed income for the library, but also encouraged people to visit during the holidays," said Clark.
NYPA holding holiday pajama party at Hawkins Point Dec. 17
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority will hold its annual holiday pajama party Friday, Dec. 17 at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, Barnhart Island from 6 to 8 p.m.
The party features movies, craft projects and a visit from Santa Claus, who will be available to hear holiday wishes and pose for photos throughout the party.
Holiday movies including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be shown in the visitors center theater.
Ogdensburg Chamber announces holiday lighting display winners
OGDENSBURG -- The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce has chosen the holiday lighting display winners after they and people from the community viewed entries Monday from a bus provided by Laidlaw Education Service.
St. Lawrence NYSARC provided a bus for special needs residents of Riverview Towers. The NYSARC bus followed behind the chamber judges, enabling everyone in the community to enjoy this holiday tradition. Community members chose the winners in the People’s Choice category.
First and second place winners were selected in four categories.
United Helpers’ Canton Maplewood Campus impressing potential residents
CANTON – From Pyrites to Chase Mills and elsewhere, United Helpers’ Maplewood Campus, opened early this year, is attracting people with their services.
Shirley Bigelow of Pyrities fractured her hip and decided to go to Maplewood’s rehabilitation facility. After three weeks, that was done, and by then she had decided that Maplewood’s assisted living neighborhood would be her choice for a place to stay.
Funeral services for George A. Latour, age 69, formerly of Proctor Avenue, Ogdensburg will be held on December 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating.
Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home. Mr. Latour passed away on December 13, 2010 at United Helpers Nursing Home where he was a resident for the past few years.
Mr. Latour was survived by one son, George Latour Jr. of Maine; one daughter, Tammie Latour, address unknown; and a longtime companion, Lucy Recore of Massena.
Martha Hyde Gillen, 77, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010 at her home. A graveside service will be held in the spring and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Martha was born February 5, 1933 in Gouverneur, the daughter of Alger and Emogene Hall Hyde. Martha married William Gillen in 1971, and the couple worked in the mental health field in Connecticut for several years. They returned to the Hyde family farm on the Hyde Road where they lived over thirty years. Mr. Gillen, a retired St. Joe Mineral employee, passed away July 30, 2007.