Lorana Jinkerson of Marquette is presented with the North Country Trail Association's Distinguished Service Award by NCTA President Larry Hawkins. The presentation was made recently at the association's annual conference in downstate Augusta. Jinkerson is president of Marquette's North Country Trail Hikers Chapter. The NCTA's Distinguished Service Award honors "an individual, in recognition of exceptional volunteer service in furthering the goals of the NCTA, and outstanding contributions toward the dream of the trail. Individuals should have made a significant commitment and accomplishments over three or more years."