The Technical Education Center, Norwood, put together care packages for local soldiers deployed overseas. Elementary students from Norwood-Norfolk Central School made homemade Christmas cards to be placed in the packages, and the students and staff have raised money through a golf tournament and bake sales conducted by the Culinary Arts Program. The Norfolk American Legion Post 925 donated $1,000 to support the cause. From left are Leslie Johnson and Ashley McGregor, Canton Central School; Patrick Welsh, Reggie Monroe, and Harold Emlaw of the Norfolk American Legion Post 925; Megan Plumb, Norwood-Norfolk Central School; and Travis Stephenson, Potsdam Central.
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THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The Massena Drug Free Coalition recently issued 120 drug test kits to the Massena Central School District as part of the “Trust But Verify” initiative to promote drug abuse prevention and intervention. The kits are available to parents who wish to test their children at Rose Hill Treatment Center, the county probation office, the police department, or at the school nurses’ offices. Do you think it is appropriate for parents to drug test their children?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Sen. Patty Ritchie has called on state Education Commissioner John King to host a Common Core community meeting in the North Country. Given the concern many parents and educators feel about the implementation of the controversial new Common Core standards, would you attend a meeting if one were held?
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Adirondack Santa will return to the Silas Wright House, 3 ½ East Main St., Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. for the Second Saturday Children’s program at the St. Lawrence Historical Association. Here, Sanat listens as Jonah Longshore pleads his case of exactly how good he has been all year. His parents provided no comment on the matter.
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Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club is a proud sponsor of Ogdensburg Command Performances' Youtheatre. From left to right are Zonta member Julie Hooper, Zonta Past President and OCP representative Linda Tiernan Smith, Ogdensburg Command Performances representative Marion Tracy, Zonta member Mary Ellen Donnelly, and Zonta member Myrna O'Neil. Photo by Zonta member Betty Steele.View enlarged photo.
Jim Venier, a Massena Rotarian takes some time out of his workday to ring the bell for the Salvation Army Holiday Kettle Drive. Jim along with many other Rotarians assist the Salvation Army each year. Jim was at The Price Chopper store in Harte Haven Plaza on Tuesday Afternoon. North Country This Week photo by Sean McNamara.View enlarged photo.
This tree graces the atrium in the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena. The photo was submitted by Ike Bogosian.View enlarged photo.
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