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A Dickson City church will hold its Mardi Gras wine tasting |PAge 3

A local scout troop is gearing up for its annual dinner |PAge 4

An area twirling group will present it charity twirl-a-thon |PAge 14

A Big Score

Parent group raises funds for new scoreboard by Christopher Cornell ADVAntAGe eDitor

If you’ve been to a baseball game at Valley View in the last few years, you know that the scoreboard had seen better days. “Unfortunately, the old scoreboard did not always work,” acknowledges Theresa J. Malski-Pezak of the Valley View Booster Club. “And when it did work, the display was not always visible. It is very hard to follow a game when you don’t know the score or the count. In addition, the old scoreboard did not have our team logo or name on it. The varsity field is very nice and the club felt a new scoreboard would only enhance our field.” But, of course, that meant raising money — something the booster club is very good at. They set to work. “The club decided to set aside the money raised from the purse bingo in 2017 to purchase the new scoreboard.” In addition to the purse bingo the club also held a pie and poinsettia sale. “This year on April 8, we will have an-


Admiring the newly installed scoreboard are, from left: Bob Blockberger, assistant varsity coach; Kris Kuzmick, fundraising chair; Lisa DeLeo, secretary; Paul Chorba, president; Susan Sebastanelli, treasurer; Theresa Pezak, vice-president; Tony Trojanowicz, vice president, Jason Munley, head varsity coach; Joe Vadala, assistant varsity coach; Ian Trently, JV coach; and Jake Stafursky, assistant varsity coach.

other purse bingo to cover the additional costs of dismantling the old scoreboard and installing the new one. The new scoreboard is much larger than the old one and the weather only made it an even bigger challenge.” Also on the fundraising agenda: memorial bricks. “The bricks will be in two sizes,” explained Malski-Pezak. “In addition to names and dates, clipart or logos can be added. We hope alumni, current and past players, members and organizations in the community support this endeavor by


purchasing a brick on their behalf or on behalf of someone else. The bricks will be displayed at the field.” The bricks are $50 for a 4-inch-by-8inch brick or $100 for an 8-inch-by-8inch brick. The information will be on the group’s Facebook page — Friends of Cougar Baseball — and they be handing out flyers at events. People can purchase the bricks through Facebook, or from any member or by mailing the order form to Friends of Cougar Baseball, Box 123, Peckville, PA 18452. The scoreboard has been completed,

despite the recent weather. However, Malski-Pezak said there always a need for more funds. “The club continues to incur expenses every year for such things as the banquet, end of the season, gifts for all players, supplementing the uniforms and miscellaneous items the teams need throughout the season.” The club meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the high school library. “We welcome new members,” she added.

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Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a free community dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, noon to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Mayfield will hold a homemade pierogie sale on Wednesday, Feb. 14, noon to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Center on Hill Street in Mayfield. Homemade pierogie (deep fried or frozen, uncooked) will be sold, Plan It! is the new monthly event held at first-come-first-served, for $7 per dozen. the Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in First come first served. Fax business orders to 570-876- 2534 no later than Monday, Feb. Peckville, for adults who love to bullet journal or would like some help getting started. At the 12. meetings, attendees can share some of their creative ideas with each other, work on designing their journals and planners for the next St. Michael’s Center, 403 Delaware St. in month and meet new people. Jermyn, will hold a lenten ethnic food sale Members will need to bring their own jourWednesday, Feb. 14, featuring clam chowder nal or planner. Other supplies will be provided, ($4 per pint; $7 quart); cabbage and noodles or feel free to bring your own. Meetings will be ($3.50 per pint; $6.50 per quart), pierogies held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., (deep fried with butter and onions or frozen; and our first meeting is Feb. 27. For more inforthree for $1.75, six for $3.50, $7 per dozen); mation, call 570-489-1765, or visit lclshome. cheese ball dinner (three cheese balls, salad roll org/valley. for $6). Order pickups are noon to 4 p.m. Call 570-876-1456 or fax 570-876-3454 to place an order. The St. Ubaldo festivies for 2018 are underway, beginning with a Three Saint party at Fiorelli Catering in Peckville on Saturday, March Meadowbrook Energy, the developer plan3, at 6 p.m. Tickets for dinner, open bar and ning to build a plant in the borough that would dancing is $35 per person. Tickets are available convert methane gas generated by Keystone at St. Ubaldo Society meeting, held the first Sanitary Landfill into usable fuel, will discuss Thursday of each month at the Caverna Restruthe project at a public meeting on Thursday, ant, 602 Church St. in Jessup. Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Throop Civic Center.

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On Sunday, March 18, St. Ubaldo Society will hold a purse bingo at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. Doors open at 2 p.m., games begin at 3 p.m. Donation includes game packet and door prize entry. There will be a 50/50, raffles, specials and food will be available for additional purchase. Tickets can be purchased from any member, at the Caverna Restaurant in Jessup or by calling 570-383-2695 (leave a message).

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The Lady Forester’s softball team will host its second annual bingo game night/pasta dinner in the Forest City Regional High School cafeteria on Saturday, Feb. 24. Pasta dinner takeouts will be served 1-3 p.m. Cost: $10 per dinner. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for the pasta dinner/bingo sit-down dinner, which begins at 4 p.m. Bingo games begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost: In Throop Borough, yard waste collec$30 includes 17 games of regular bingo & pasta tion now runs April through November on dinner served by Lady Foresters. Additional the first and third Mondays. bingo cards available for $5. There will be basket raffles and basket of gold chances. For more information, call 570-466-5813, 570-862-0370 or Throop Borough Council seeks five contact any Forest City softball player or coach. Throop residents to form an activities committee. Individuals interested should call the borough building at 570-489-8311. Shopa-Davey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6082, 123 Electric St. in Peckville, will hold a pig-in-the-blanket dinner on Sunday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until sold out). Eat in or take out. Tickets are $11 and are available from a member or at the door.

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Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school — it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include: • Hricak-McAndrew American Legion Post No. 869, 161 S. Main St. in Archbald will host a drive on Friday, Feb. 9, 2-7 p.m. To register in advance, call Jerry Heid at 570489-5423. • Friday, Feb. 16, 1-6 p.m. at the Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, 108 Terrace Drive in Olyphant; and • Thursday, Feb. 22, noon to 5 p.m. at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon. Visit or call (800)RED CROSS.


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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Dickson City will hold its eighth annual Mardi Gras wine tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 10, 5-8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s School Gymnasium on Dundaff Street in Dickson City. The annual event includes wines from homegrown vintners including: Richard Bianchi, Nordi Gambini, George Kollar, Steve Pendrak, Mike Peregrim, Rich Pirammi, Joe Rudalavage, Richard Wowk and Jeff and Dawn Noccella. Established wineries that are participating include: Capra Collina




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Winery, Lucchi Family Cellars and Case Quattro. The Mardi Gras Wine Taste also features numerous appetizers, homemade foods and desserts from committee members, parishioners and volunteers. There will also be music provided by Sarah Marie and Joseph. The cost of a ticket is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Designated drivers can get in at a cost of $10 and must be paid at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church rectory at 570-489-2091 or by calling 570-878-3373.

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211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.

line Dancing: The United Neighborhood Center’s Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community Center, 310 Church St., Jessup, is offering free line dancing lessons to Lackawanna County residents 55 and older every Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m. All levels welcome. For more information, call 570-489-4415 or 570-335-0804. BlooD Drive: The Browndale Fire Station, 620 Marion St. in Browndale, will be turned into a Community Red Cross Blood donation center 1-6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. If you would like to make an appointment to donate blood, call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit You may also walk in. aDult craft SerieS: The Valley Community Library, 739 River St. in Peckville, is now hosting a second addition of its adult craft series on the second Friday of the month (next meeting Feb. 9) at 2 p.m. Each month will present a different craft. At the first meeting, attendees will be making frosted snowman luminaries. A $5 donation for supplies will be requested. For more information, call 570489-1765, or visit or on Facebook pages at valleycommunitylibrary or Blakely MarDi graS: Blakely Borough’s

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A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Profits from this dinner will enable donations to the Jessup Breadbasket, Operation Noel, Jessup Ambulance Association, Jessup Hose Co. No. 1, Jessup Hose Co. No. 2, St. Cecelia Children’s Choir and Pennsylvania for Human Life.

fooD/clothing DiStriBution: Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, conducts a food distribution on the second Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a clothing distribution on the second Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. teenS fly fiShing School: Fly fishing classes for teens will be held Saturdays. Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3 and 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Scott Township Municipal Building, 1038 Montdale Road. Classes are for kids ages 14-18; no experience or equipment necessary. Class qualifies for Boy Scout merit badge and Girl Scout Stream Girl patch. Call 570-954-5042 or email for more information. fiShing triP raffle: The Whites Crossing Fire Co., 35 1/2 Gravity Road, Whites Crossing, is raffling off an eight-hour fishing trip for one to four people. The drawing will take place during the fire company’s ham raffle. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 570-282-5021, by visiting Whites Crossing Sports Shop or from any member.

hiStorical Society: The Greenfield Township Historical Society is seeking new members for 2018. Annual memberships help to maintain annual Mardi Gras celebration, sponsored by the Museum Building, Carpenter School and the Blakely/Peckville Crime Watch, will be historical collections. Membership is open to all. held on Friday, Feb. 9, 6-10 p.m. at Fiorelli’s Membership dues are $10: individual; $15: Catering, 1501 Main St. There will be two family; $100: lifetime. Send dues to Clara bands, Dixieland Band and XpoZure. Reserve Gardner, 423 Hickory Ridge Road, Greenfield a table with family and friends for $45 per Township, PA 18407. Make checks payable to person, with desserts, beer, wine and soda the: Greenfield Township Historical Society. included. For tickets, call 570-383-9946. No Individuals are also welcome to attend tickets will be sold at the door. monthly meetings. They are held at the Museum Building on the first Monday of each funDraiSing Dinner: Greek Catholic month, at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the museum Union Lodge 92 will hold its 15th annual building and Carpenter School are open on takeout-only ethnic dinner on Sunday, Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at LaSalle Academy the first and third Saturday mornings of each auditorium, 309 First Ave. in Jessup. Menu in- month, 9-11:30 a.m., or by appointment, for cludes kielbasa, holupki, pierogies and haluski. other days and times, or call 570-282-2768 or 570-222-4875. Cost: $10. For tickets, call 570-499-0679.

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• Leah Miraglia, Valley View High School graduate, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at West Chester University. • Sarah Claire Totsky, the daughter of Dan Totsky of Crystal Lake and Kris Probst of Carbondale, was named to the dean’s list at West Chester University. • Anna Loren Totsky, the daughter of Dan Totsky of Crystal Lake and Kris Probst of Carbondale was named to the dean’s list at the University of Scranton. • Two area students were named to the dean’s list at Hofstra University: Kelly Mecca of Jessup and Jesse Petrucci of Eynon. • Brianna Stangline of Scott Township has been named to the Cedarville University dean’s honor list for fall semester. • The following students have been named to the fall dean’s list at University of the Sciences: Joseph Falbo of Carbondale, Nathan Kubus of Archbald, Thomas Mauro of Carbondale, Marcello Oliveri of Carbondale, Joshua Roberts of Peckville, Jenna Snell of Jermyn and Jessie Walter of Peckville. • Ryan O’Hara of Peckville was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Quinnipiac University.

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1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon dill weed Combine all ingredients for tuna cakes, except butter. Mix until moistened. Shape mixture into eight (4-inch) patties. Melt butter in skillet; sauté patties until golden on each side. Gently heat all sauce ingredients; remove from heat. Pour sauce over each tuna cake. Yield: 4 servings.

The Lenten season is quickly approaching, so meat-free meals are in order. Here are some of my favorites. Also, Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year… You will love these meatless meals for either occasion. Enjoy. TUNA CAKES WITH TOMATO AND DILL SAUCE 1 (12-1/2-oz.) can tuna in water, drained and finely flaked 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs 1/3 cup minced green onions 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1 egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter or margarine For sauce: 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh tomatoes 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce

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rice is golden. Carefully stir vegetable broth into rice mixture. Bring to boiling. Transfer rice and vegetable broth mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Bake at 325º for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Stir in two-third cup of Romano or Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese and reserved mushrooms on top. Return to oven. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes until cheese melts and turns slightly golden. Yield: 6 to 8 side-dish servings.

MACAROON-FILLED CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided 3 egg whites, divided 1/3 cup flaked coconut 1 teaspoon coconut extract 1-1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce ONION-RICE CASSEROLE 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups water Preheat oven to 350º. Coat 18 muffin 1/2 teaspoon salt cups with nonstick spray or use paper 1-1/2 cups short-grain rice cupcake liners. Beat ricotta cheese, 1/4 1/2 stick butter or margarine cup sugar and 1 egg white in a medium 1 cup fresh mushrooms 12 white boiling onions, peeled and bowl until smooth. Stir in coconut and coconut extract. In another medium halved bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and 1 medium Vidalia or other sweet remaining 1 cup sugar. In a large bowl, onion, cut into 8 wedges whisk buttermilk, applesauce , vanilla 2 cloves garlic, minced and remaining 2 egg whites. Mix in the 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can vegetable flour mixture until well blended. Divide broth 3/4 cup freshly shredded Romano or half of the batter evenly among muffin cups. Spoon 1 tablespoon ricotta mixture Parmesan cheese Combine water and salt in a medium into center of each. Top with remaining batter. Bake about 20 to 25 minutes saucepan; bring to boiling. Remove or until a toothpick inserted in center saucepan from heat; stir in rice. Let comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pans stand, covered, 30 minutes. Rinse rice on wire rack Remove cupcakes from pans with cold water; drain well. Set aside. In a large skillet, melt butter or marga- and cool on rack. rine. Cook one-third of the mushrooms in the hot butter until tender. Remove Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? from skillet with a slotted spoon; set Feel free to send your thoughts to aside. Cook remaining mushrooms,, and please write, boiling onions, Vidalia onion and garlic “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject in remaining hot butter in skillet until line to make sure I receive it. Thank you! mushrooms and onions are tender. Find more recipes at Add rice. Cook and stir over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes more until

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Spoil your Sweetheart with a tailor-made Valentine’S day This year, surprise your partner with a DIY Valentine’s Day celebration. The effort you’ll put into it definitely won’t go unnoticed. Just keep in mind that achieving that “wow” factor takes time. Bottom line: don’t start the night before. Good luck! A romantic atmosphere The success of your evening will largely depend on the atmosphere. Contact your florist to order a sizable amount of rose petals and fresh flowers, and use them to make a bouquet, a personalized card or a bundle of potpourri. If you have kids, get them involved in the decoration stage with a fun art project. For inspiration and supplies, head to your neighborhood craft store or hobby shop. Build a playlist with your favorite love songs, making sure to include tracks that remind you of your first date, your travels, your wedding and so on. The right tunes are essential to achieving a romantic ambiance. A homemade meal Cook up a meal that’s fit for royalty by calling on your local grocer, baker, butcher, fishmonger, cheese maker and chocolatier to gather the freshest, tastiest ingredients around. A custom-made gift Finally, give your better half a thoughtful gift you made yourself. If she’s a tea connoisseur, personalize a mug for her to bring to work. If she’s been talking about redecorating the living room for months, surprise her with a custom-built bookcase topped with family photos. Be creative!

Valentine’S day Celebrate the Single life Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet found your soul mate, this is the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself with a special treat. Here are a few ways to show yourself some TLC. Relax and unwind Plan a cozy evening in the comfort of your own home. Sip on a glass of wine, watch your favorite television series or have a long, luxurious bubble bath. It’s all about you and doing the things that make you feel amazing. Treat your taste buds Not having a date means you get to eat whatever you like, so get cooking and whip up a feast. If you prefer to avoid the kitchen, call in a caterer or reserve a seat at your favorite restaurant. From you to you Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates, a piece of jewelry, a new outfit, a massage, or any other present that’ll put a smile on your face. The best part? You know you won’t be disappointed. Get together Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to remind your loved ones of how much you care. Invite friends or family members over for dinner and enjoy spending quality time together. If you have a few unattached friends, you can even plan a party to celebrate the single life together. Hit the dance floor When was the last time you busted a move on the dance floor? Round up some friends and hit the clubs. Salsa, swing or freestyle, it doesn’t matter—it’s all about letting loose and having fun.


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• Jessup Youth Sports Association will hold registration for USA/ASA girls softball, ages 6-18, and T-ball, ages 4 and 5, at the Jessup Borough Building, 395 Lane St. on Friday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee is $65 per player, $100 per family. Registration form may be downloaded from For more information call 570-687-4735 or 570-876-8053. • The Carbondale Little League will be holding registrations for the 2018 baseball season on the following dates in the little league clubhouse at Russell Park on Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to noon and 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $65.per child for ages 4-12 and $75 per child for ages 13-16, per family. Each additional sibling is $25 with the higher age group as the primary. All new players must bring their original birth certificate and proof of residence. You must live in the Carbondale Area School District.

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area c hu r ch se rv ic es All Saints Orthodox, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant. Great Vespers Saturday 4 p.m., confessions a half hour before services (one hour before during Great Lent and Advent). Divine Liturgy Sunday 9:30 a.m. Great Vespers Feast day eve 6:30 p.m. Feast day Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Rev. Matthew Joyner is acting rector. 570-489-0942. Blakely Baptist, 201 Main St., Blakely. Sunday service 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.; prayer and study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. William Duke is pastor. 570-489-7423. Blakely Primitive Methodist, 313 First St., Blakely. Sunday school 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.; children’s church is available at the 10 a.m. service. Rev. Dale Murrell is pastor. 570-489-3033. Blakely P.M. Church on Facebook. Blessed Sacrament Parish, (Roman Catholic) 215 Rebecca St., Throop. Saturday Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-1963. Bradley Memorial United Methodist, 106 Lincoln St., Dickson City. Sunday service 9 a.m. David A. Repenning is pastor. ; 570489-5875. Christ Episcopal, 700 Delaware St., Forest City. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 5-12 at 9 a.m. 570-785-3425. Christ the King Parish, (Roman Catholic). Saturday Mass: 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 411 Church St., Archbald. Sunday Mass: 7 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon at St. Thomas; 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Weekday Masses: 7:15 a.m. and noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St. Thomas. Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays 7:15 and noon at St. Mary. Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. at St, Mary. Confessions: daily before Mass, Saturdays 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary. Rev. Christopher Sahd is pastor. 570-876-1701. Clifford Baptist Church, 519 Church St., Clifford. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-222-4701. Bonnie Resseguie is pastor. Clifford United Methodist Church, 34 Main St., Clifford. Sunday service 11 a.m.; Sunday school is during worship. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. Community Bible, 1352 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Music ministry practice, Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Women’s group: Thursdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Jay Best. 570-254-5467. Covenant Reformed, 47 S. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday worship 9:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Richar Miller is pastor. 570-282-6400. Dickson City Assembly of God, 1015 Commerce Blvd., Park Center Plaza, Dickson City. Sunday services 10 a.m. Kidztown 10 a.m. Sunday. Digging Deeper Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Thirsty? Youth (grades 7-12) 6-8:30 p.m. Rev. James Dinger is senior pastor. dcassembly. net. 570-489-8321. Dickson City Primitive Methodist, 516 Jackson St., Dickson City. Sunday school: 9:45 a.m. Traditional service Sunday at 11 a.m. 570-489-3452. Faith Baptist, 545 Keystone Ave., Peckville. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; inspiration service noon; Bible study and youth group Wednesdays 7 p.m. Choir practice Mondays 7 p.m.; Robert Vigil is pastor. 570-383-0330. Finch Hill Baptist, 404 Route 106, Greenfield Township. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph LaCava 570-282-7062.

First Presbyterian, 325 Third Ave., Jessup. Sunday service 10 a.m. 570-489-8893. First Presbyterian of Carbondale, 76 Salem Ave., Carbondale. Sunday service 10:30 a.m. 570-282-4611. First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Church St., Carbondale. Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Rev. Donald Perry is pastor. 570-282-5740. Pastor’s phone: 570-766-9558. Email: First United Methodist, 520 Washington Ave., Jermyn. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-876-0392. First United Presbyterian of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St., Peckville. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday service 10 a.m. Bell choir Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible study Thursdays 7 p.m. Rev. Virginia Miner is pastor. 570-489-4682. Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive, Dunmore. Sunday service at 10 a.m. 570-342-5651. Holy Cross Parish, (Roman Catholic) Olyphant. Saturday vigil Mass 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Confession: Saturday before the Vigil Mass at St. Patrick, 200 Delaware Ave. Monsignor Michael J. Delaney is pastor. 570-489-0752. Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic, 313 First Ave., Jessup. Vespers Saturday at 2 p.m. Holy mystery of penance (confessions) Saturday 3-3:25 p.m. Divine Liturgy Saturday at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy day Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 570489-2353. Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic, 619 Center St., Throop. Sunday Mass in English 10 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. Jermyn Primitive Methodist, 763 Jefferson Ave., Jermyn. Sunday worship 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m. Call for mid-week prayer and Bible study time. Rev. Allan Rupert is pastor. 570-876-4511. Lenoxville United Methodist, 4842 Route 374 Lenoxville. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Eric Watkins is pastor. 570-222-3331. The Lighthouse Worship Center, (formerly The Gathering Christian Center), at First United Methodist of Carbondale, 20 N. Main St. in Carbondale. Worship service Sundays at noon. Children Sunday school during service. Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Prayer service Fridays at 6 p.m. 570-497-9229. Montdale United Methodist, 961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township. Sunday school 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Linda Eckersley is pastor. 570-2546319. Pastor: 570-563-2371, email Mount Bethel Baptist, 1341 Layton Road, Justus. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Rev. Donald Hasselman is pastor. 570-587-5841. North Valley Baptist, meeting in the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Center, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; children’s church and nursery provided. Rev. James R. Schmidt is pastor. 570-282-2413. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, (Roman Catholic), 15 Fallbrook St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. Confessions Saturday 4 p.m. weekday Mass Tuesday, Thursday at 8 a.m. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev.James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-5172. Parker Hill Community, 933 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Saturday worship at 6

p.m. Sunday worship at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Children’s ministries (birth to grade five at all services). Middle school (grades six to eight) and high school (grades nine to twelve) meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information visit, e-mail parkerhill@parkerhill. org or call 570-341-8383. Peckville Assembly of God, 3364 Scranton/ Carbondale Highway, Blakely. Sunday worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Worship and youth services 7 p.m. Wednesday. Nursery and “Kidz Street” available at all services. Rev. Terry Drost is lead pastor. 570-489-4961. Peckville United Methodist, 732 Main St., Peckville. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Rev. David Repenning is pastor. 570-489-0713 or 570-3831035. Presbyterian of Dunmore, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Sunday service 10:30 a.m.; coffee hour and fellowship following service; Sunday school 9:30 a.m. 570-343-6807. Queen of Angels Parish, (Roman Catholic) Jessup. Masses Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael, 320 First Ave. Parish office is at 605 Church St., Jessup. Rev. Gerard M. McGlone is pastor. 570-489-2252. Rescue & Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Sunday services at 6:30 p.m.; child services/care is available. On the last Thursday of the month the church will offer a free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Jack Munley is pastor. Sacred Heart of Jesus, (Roman Catholic) 1101 Willow St., Peckville. Saturday Mass at 4 p.m.; Reconcilation 3:15-3:45 p.m. (other times by appointment), Sundays 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday masses are at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Rev. Andrew Kurovsky is pastor. 570-3833244. Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, (Roman Catholic) 624 Madison Ave., Jermyn. Sacrament of Penance Saturdays, 3:15 p.m., weekdays at 8 a.m. Vigil Saturdays 4 p.m. Liturgy Sundays 8 and 10:30 a.m.; weekdays 8 a.m. CCD Sundays 9:15-10:20 a.m. 570-876-1061. SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic, 135 River St., Olyphant. Liturgy Saturday (English) 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. (Slavonic responses sung by church choir) and 11:30 a.m. (English); weekday Liturgy (Monday through Saturday) 8 a.m.; holy days Liturgy 9 a.m.; confessions are heard Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor. stcyrils.weconnect. com. 570-489-2271. SS. James and George Episcopal, 398 Washington Ave., Jermyn. All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate the Holy Eucharist Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Ron Fowler is senior warden. 570-876-4896. SS. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic, 47 Rittenhouse St., Simpson. Sunday Liturgy 8 a.m. Rev. Myron Myronyuk is pastor. 570-342-7023. St. Adalbert Polish National Catholic, 515 Mary St., Dickson City. Sunday Masses 9 a.m. Very Rev. William Chromey is pastor. 570-489-0172. St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic, 300 Main St., Blakely. Sunday Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. June-Sept.) Very Rev. Benjamin Worlinsky is pastor. 570-383-0530. St. Basil the Great Orthodox, 9 Lord Ave., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 4 p.m. Sunday: Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m. (Feast days: 9: a.m.). Rev. Jason Franchak is pastor. 570-282-4052. St. Basil the Great Russian Orthodox, 33

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Midland St., Simpson. Saturday: Vespers 6 p.m. Sunday: Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays from June through September: Matins 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko is pastor. 570-282-2314. St. James Episcopal Church, 2050 Rte. 247 in Dundaff, is open for the summer season. Sunday services at 11 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Peter Pearson. St. John Russian Orthodox, 700 Hill St., Mayfield. Saturday confessions 3:30 p.m.; Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Matins 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m.; eve of feast days 6:30 p.m.; confessions heard before services. Feast day Liturgies 9:30 a.m.; they can be heard on WTRW-FM (94.3). Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John D. Sorochka is pastor. 570-876-0730. St. John the Baptist Orthodox, off Route 247, Dundaff. Divine Liturgy Sunday 8:30 a.m. Rev. Jason Franchak. 570-280-5978. St. John Vianney Parish, (Roman Catholic). Masses Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 8 and 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi, 704 Montdale Road, Montdale. Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius, Route 106, Royal. Confession Saturday, 4:15 at Corpus Christi; Sunday, 9:10 a.m. at St. Pius. Rev. Michael J. Kirwin is pastor. 570-2549502. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran, Main and Bank Streets, Archbald. Sunday service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school 10:30 a.m. 570-876-4612. St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox, 522 Main St., Dickson City. Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy. Rev. Alexei Kalyuzhnyi is pastor. 570-903-3612. St. Michael’s Orthodox, 308 Walnut St., Jermyn. Saturday Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday Matins, 8 a.m.; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Very Rev. John Kowalczyk is pastor. 570-876-1241. St. Nicholas Orthodox, 600 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Saturday Vespers 4 p.m.; Sunday Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Holy Days: Vespers 6 p.m.; Divine Liturgy 9 a.m. Very Rev. Vladimir Fetcho is pastor. 570-489-3891. St. Rose of Lima Parish (Roman Catholic), 6 N. Church St., Carbondale. Masses Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 7:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. at St. Rose; Sunday 9 a.m. at St. Michael, 46 Midland St., Simpson; Confessions Saturday 3:15 p.m. at St. Rose. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. at St. Rose; 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael. CCD classes and RCIA meet September to May. Rev. James A. Price, C.P. is pastor. 570-282-2991. St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran, 25 Hillcrest Dr., Dickson City. Saturday service at 5 p.m. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Glen Triplett is pastor. 570-489-2462. Throop United Methodist, 136 Charles St., Throop. Sunday service 9:30 a.m. Rev. David Hinkley is pastor. 570-383-0505. Tompkinsville United Methodist, 1448 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township. Sunday worship 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults and children 10:30 a.m. Beth Taylor is pastor. 570-760-8234. Trinity Episcopal, 58 River St., Carbondale. Holy Eucharist celebrated Sundays 11 a.m.; Sunday school 11 a.m. Sunday school for children 5-12 11 a.m. All baptized Christians are welcome to share in the Eucharist Sundays at 11 a.m. 570-282-3620. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (Roman Catholic), 619 Dundaff St., Dickson City. Weekday Mass 7:30; Saturday Mass 8 a.m. Saturday vigil 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. Monsignor Patrick J. Pratico is pastor. 570-489-2091.



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Bowling Scores Valley Lanes Jan. 27 10:00 Bumper Mixed: Thre Muskateers, Lightning Strikes and Rockstars won two points. Pin Crushers and Girls Strike won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Dannica Winovich with a 185. She also had the individual female high game with a 93. The individual male high series was bowled by Athan Dragwa with a 211. He also had the individual male high game with a 114. Other scores were: Madison Colazzo 67-82-149, Dannica WInovich 93-92-185, Kaleb Zawisky 106-96-202, Athan Dragwa 97, Aaron Dragwa 96-80-176, Isaac Wilmot 82-71-153, Emma Leopardi 84-74158, Nolan McEathron 61-65-126, Matthew Danylak 80-80-160, Joe Danylak 88-79-167, Jocelyn Shepard 80-41-121, Noah Pittsman 84-81165, Wyatt Winovich 95-83-178, Travis Winovich 102-77-179, Sophia Minor 92-83-175 and Mercede Noldy 90-81-171. Third- through Sixth-Grade Mixed: Pinguins and Storm Strikers won three points. The individual female high series was bowled by Erika Hollis with a 312. She also had the individual female high game with a 133. The individual male high series was bowled by Anthony DiBlasi with a 417, while the individual male high game was 170 bowled by Aidan Dragwa. Other scores were: Aidan Dragwa 94-117-381, Logan Van Leuvan 64-89-84-237, Connor Sansky 122-89-284, Anthony DiBlasi 143-137137-417, Nathan Gallup 115-115-118-348, Michael Danylak 116-9085-291, Karlee Warring 111-102-294, Christopher Collins 137-146113-396, Justin Eldred 136-116-348, Maggie McGurrin 89-80, Collin Hollis 102-100-287 and Erika Hollis 100. Seventh- through 12th-Grade Mixed: The Odd Balls and Flamin Pins won three points. Splits Happens and One Pin won two points. Hambones and Pin Action won one point. The individual female high series was bowled by Aniesa Dragwa with a 562 while the individual female high game was 226 bowled by Nicolina Broskoskie. The individual male high series was bowled by Dale McConnell with a 542. He also had the individual male high game with a 202. Other scores were: Angela Arendt 123=105-325, Michael Arendt 145-100-340, Logan Fuga 160-138-132-430, Jaiden Rosar 188-136-156480, Nicolina Broskoskie 146-180-552, Aniesa Dragwa 186-191-185, Dale McConnell 150-190, Taylor Warring 167-150-144-461, Charlote McCarren 181-162-148-491, Jeremy Schermerhorn 128-164-127-419, Stephen Stolarik 86-111-115-312, Cole DeCandis 105-116-114-335, Kyle Rosar 162-164-186-512, Adam Blake 163-176-161-500, Samuel Styer 150-191-161-502, Emily Moser 91-137-112-340, Estelle Fuller 141-104-312 and Sharra Ott 64-72. Jan. 28 Upper Valley Sunday Night Mixed: Pocket Pounders, H&S Specialty Printing, Oprisko Kielbasa and Champion’s Lounge won five points. The high team series was bowled by H&S Specialty Printing with a 2173. The high team game was bowled by Pocket Pounders with a 8726. The individual female high series was bowled by Becky Empet with a 547. She also had the individual Female high game with a 199. The individual male high series was bowled by Colin Howe with a 680. The individual male high game was bowled by Jon Mcdonough with a 254. Jan. 29 Carbondale Commercial: recap of last weeks points: Crossroads 19 vs Dragon Flys 9; Glennwood 22 vs Lawler’s 8; Smitty’s 11 vs Dixon Seals It 18; BYE vs Garage Unlimited 6; Moxie Club 20 vs Besten’s 10; Girt 19 vs Champion’s 11; Advance Flooring 10 vs FYI 18 and; Bomba Deer 6 vs Strike It Rich 24 The individual female high series was bowled by Alyssa Fedor with a 717 while the individual female high game was 259 bowled by Alyssa Fedor. The individual male high series was bowled by Bob Johnson with a 747 while the individual male high game was 287 bowled by Phil Jones. Other scores were: Peter Davis, Jr 234-244-670, Marc Sears 236229-657, Tom Benitez 235, Tom Curtis 245-244-696, Paula West 153160, Bruce Smallacombe 223-244-678, Bob Johnson 247-266-234-747, William Hebner 238-255-225-718, Chris Brown 248, Cory Sohns 246, Alex Diakatos 224, Colin Giordano 226, Rich Winslow 221, Len Sliva 268, Alyssa Fedor 214-244, Tom Johnson 279-675, Jack Martin 234-266-713, Mike Graff 233-603, Derek Buffington 236-227-668, Bobby Bennet 236-233-232-701, Bobby Ashby 256-235-694, Adam Grabowski 225-234-633, bob Cicci 262-696, Dean Coleman 255, Eddie Gray 231-622, Rich Bergsma 277-678, Dave Price 222-279-714, Ric Covaleski 225-213, Riley Covaleski 204, Bill Kuttrubis 226, Josh Kohut 224-233-663, Dave Bishop 226, Pat McDonald 227, Pat McDonough 243-642, Joe Falvo 233, Ed Slick 227-243-681, Mike Monaghan 225, Eyan Snyder 241-636, Richie Lei 269-691, Al Snyder 233, Phil Jones 224-709, Mike Weber 224-622, Brian Cowley 223-230-613 and Eugene Kashuba 227-244-654, Jan. 30

Senior Citizen Mixed: Three Girls and a Guy and 3 Gals and Hal won four points. Signs, Wonder and Miracles won three points. Uncredi”bowls’, Incredi”bowls”, Andy +3, Goofy and the Gang won two points. The individual female high series was bowled by Lori Eshelman with a 570. She also had the individual female high game with a 219. The individual male high series was bowled by Andy Notchick with a 515 while the individual male high game was 195 bowled by Jay Santos. Other scores were: Barbara Case 157-146-123-426, Jo Davis 108111-148-367, Lucille McDonough 130-123-149-402, Hal Walshaw 147-193-`43-483, Angie Atkinson 115-135-124-374, Frank Corio 149-115-165-429, Cindy Urbas 157-158-142-457, Ralph Hoyle 159142-172-473, Helen Zedar 134-143-129-406, Marge Burrell 96-130149-375, Andy Notchick 167-181-167, Thelma Lowry 81-98-117-296, Georgeann Calabro 112-126-132-370, Mary Ann Debish 152-161-125438, Jay Santos 148-144-487, Donna Kozlik 14-136-139-389, Mable Kane 160-161-165-486, Dorothy Whitman 131-157-112-400, Joe Rinaldi 156-161-188-505, George Ulan 142-152-138-432, Nancy Rinaldi 137-125-161-423, Helen Swan 108-164-134-388, Caroline Lynch 97-133-191-421, Tom Kozlik 179-130-152-461, Lorraine Andrukat 124-170-145-439, Dolores Smey 144-172-129-445, Joe Jerin 179-174136-489, Pat SaLAK 136-118-133-387, Rose Nichols 157-136-129-422, Betty6 Carachilo 147-124-139-410, Ruthie Niblick 170-127-125-422, Lois Salansky 156-129-115-400, Toni Strada 100-101-118-319 and Lori Eshelman 159-192. Idle Hour Lanes Jan. 26 Waldo’s Tavern: Shawn Pettis 219-589, Francis Pettis 218-522, James Loss 512, Gloria Pettis 505, Melissa Franco 495, Daria Pettis 460, Randy Gillette 457 and Dusty Thompson 452. The Last Ones won four games. ARC Fun & Friendship: Mike Hinkley 263, Mike Bruno 256, James Warton 239, Timothy Fitch o236, Jack Burletic 232, Shawn Mills 222, Wali Satchell 216, Walter Bryan 213, Tom Hennigan 212 and Paul Triolo 212. Parker House Men’s: Mark Oressey 268-739, Steve Marciano 247716, Stan Maros Jr 257-667, Tony Marciano 258-661, Vince Sheehan 235-650, David Soulsby 231-649, Mike Sienkiewich Sr 255-641, Jack Lewis 256-640, Mark Comstock 234-634, Bob Bruzas Jr 299-631, Kurt Rieder 213-628, Kris Lance 227-627, JD Jones 227-622, Mike Fiscus Jr 211-622, Frank Caramanno 224-615, Kevin Moran Jr 238-613, Chuck Simalchik 233-609, Walter Werner 222-604 and Mark Sinkevich 213600. Penn State and Philadelphia Eagles won four points. Jan. 27 Starbursts: Damien Taylor 79, Peyton Giuliani 70 and Luke Hreha 55. Rising Stars: Konrad Eyet 189, Ava Hreha 173, Michael Deitzer 166, Hazayah Smith 161, Phoenix Neiman 149, Aurora Tolerico 125, Sonya Kulick 120, Olivia Simonson 119, Aubrie Simonson 94 and Freya Kulick 90. Shooting Stars: Ryan Conway 377, Joseph Krott 355, Savanna Sherman 341, Benjamin Cockerill 325, Caitlyn Burns 323, Ava Grossi 295, Tommy Doran 287, Ayden Tempesta 281, Connor Simonson 263, Mason Snyder 247, David Grossi 245, Jake Bruzas 218, Brian Telford 200, Alexander Sekelsky 198 and Ryan McMynne 174. Strike Kings won 3 points. All Stars: Kiearra Saldi 267-718, Brady Snyder 521, Jenna Dovin 472, Gavin Hall 461, Brendan Jarosh 456, Adrian Sokolowski 439, Corey Dutter 433, Stephen Haluska 379, Robert Constantine 336, Anna Mae Michaels 334, Damian Jenkins 309, Elliot Santangelo 286, Kris Suggs 276, Paul Delicati 240 and Ben Williams 230. Demi Gods won three points. Jan. 28 AC Club: Steven Johnson 246-642, Stan Syryla 212-596, Al Armfield 211-589, Kyle Burton 554, Tracy Carey 551, Joe Gillette 235-541, Rich Mangan 200-531, David Leschak 234-527, Paul Carey II 523, Pat Carr 495, Russ Collura 495, Mary Colleen Wallo 494, Corey Condida 471 and Pete Czulada 452. Sunday Night Mixed: Steve McCauley 279-762, Jim Bingham 234-682, Linda Beck 239-676, Brandon Stachnick 254-664, Keith Griffiths Jr 257-640, Keith Tucker Jr 222-640, Brandon Crossley 236635, Anthony Campbell 220-629, Darlene Harris 224-609, Brian Werts 232-607, Bruce Angerson 226-599, Chris Kovalchik 205-589, Brandi Grunza 223-557, Keith Tucker Sr 204-557, Steve Kondrat 552, Ken Kester 212-543, Frank Jaskulski 537, Sam Sheridan 222-535, Walter John Shumski 212-535, Nancy Shumski 211-531, Mike cioffari 517, Kyle Kroptavich 514, Mark Mecca 474, Bill Chupko 471, Amanda Griffiths 469, Marty Speckhardt 469 and Corey Venosh 466. Nick Is Out and Double Fistin’ won four points.

Jan. 29 Stitchers: Kathy Zielinski 483, Jane Van Horn 482, Dee Lesnefsky 466, Laurie Callahan 456, Kathy Oven 449, Jackie Finnegan 448, Rose Marie Genevich 448, Marie Gregg 439, Trish Capwell 437, Cheryl Collura -435, Michaelene Davis 432, Marlene Smith 412, Ann Marie Arcure 401 and Bray Stahler 401. Mid Valley Printing and State Street Grill Girlz won four points. Unpredictables: Ed Sticklin 300-801, Conrad Chapple 257-748, Pat Casey 266-744, Mike Ancherani 280-744, Kyle Spadine 257-739, Dave Bainbridge 266-738, Robert Hooper 268-729, Joe Renaldi 280724, Mark Edwards 256-719, Bruce Jones 266-712, Jim Mican 243-711, Dan Longstreet 266-703, Brian Kasperowski 258-703, Joe Walker 268693, Joe Strok 244-692, John Dinning 245-691, Brian Klassner 268687, Rich Grzenda 234-686, Eric Dixon 248-683, Rob Reed 231-674, Paul Srebro 248-671, Brian Saslo 246-669, Tom Czyzybk 235-669, Paul Ward 248-665, Tony Fasulo 248-665, Adam Loughney 247-664, Josh Barton 248-664, Bob Stine 266-663, Adam Wahlers 254-657, Dave Sawicki 235-649, Matt Czyzyk 219-639, Dave Belfanti 240-637, Shane O’Malley 231-636, Jon Ciuccoli 219-630, Jeff Smith 234-627, Gene Kashuba III 268-627, Jason Beck 257-626, Matt Shaller 227-624, Dave Soulsby 222-622, Jim Albrecht 219-610, Boomer Wombacker 230-609, Kenneth Hall 240-609, Dominick Scarnato 256-607, Chris Weldon 226-606, Jason Menago 227-605, Shane Gallis 244-604, Stu Thomas 238-603, John Stevens 225-603, Ray Callis 221-602 and Mike Callis 204-600. Damage Control won four points. Jan. 30


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