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Communication breakdown cause Dad’s name is on it.” “Yeah,” he said taking the packet, “these and Loudon’s cough drops.” “What on earth are you talking about?” I asked. “Loudon’s cough drops,” he repeated. “Dad’s name is written all over those too.” “No,” I said. “Not written all over it, written right on it. Howard. See, the name Howard in on the package.” I guess it was one of those “had to be there” moments, but I’m laughing even now as I write it. Thinking about it also got me to thinking about other such communication mishaps. One was at the Dispatch some time ago when Richard B. Cosgrove, who passed away just about a year ago, was advertising manager. He returned to the office to a message that Peter Schuster called. The problem was Dick Cosgrove did not know any Peter Schusters and racked his brain all afternoon trying to figure who the guy

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was because he apparently knew Dick so well he didn’t bother to leave a phone number. The next morning, Dick had an “ah ha” moment, blurting out, “Peter’s Shoe Store.” I was the one getting things bass-ackward, as they say, last year in an advertising class I teach at the college. I give students an assignment to re-position a product. That means to take a product everyone is familiar with and try to get the public to view it as something different. It’s not easy, I say, citing orange juice which had a campaign several years ago touting “It’s not just for breakfast any more.” Guess what? The public heartily disagreed. No one was about to order orange juice with pizza. It most certainly was just for breakfast and that was that. It makes for an interesting assignment and I tell the students to have fun with it. One young lady, who grew up in Russia but spoke only slightly accented English told

me she was going to re-position Roman Numerals. “Great idea,” I said. “I can see it now: Make the Super Bowl numbers you’re numbers.” Then I looked at her computer screen and saw a picture of Ramen Noodles. “Oh, that’ll work too,” I said. Moments later she told me she decided to re-position chop sticks. “Great idea,” I said. “There’s all kinds of things people can do with chop sticks other than just eat Chinese food.” Then I looked at her computer screen and saw a picture of Chapstick. I kept my mouth shut for the rest of the class. One of the best such communication breakdowns, though, might be this one involving the late John “Mack” McNulty, who was a high school classmate of mine and a very good friend. Mack was coaching junior football and teaching the kids an offensive play. He told the

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one player that he needed to “delay” at the start of the play to fake out the defense. “When the ball is snapped,” Mack told him, “don’t start running immediately. Say to yourself, ‘one thousand one, one thousand two,’ and then go.” But when Mack blew his whistle to start the play and the ball was snapped, the kid stayed down in his football stance and didn’t move at all. The other kids were running around and this little guy remained perfectly still. Mack blew the whistle again signaling everyone to stop and walked over to the boy, who was still not moving. “What are you doing?” Mack said. “You told me to count to one thousand and two,” the boy answered. “What are you up to now,” Mack said, struggling to hold in his laughter. “Seventeen,” the boy answered. Clearly, communication is not as easy as it seems.

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I took my brother Bill out for lunch a few weeks ago and as I paid the bill, right there next to the register at Agolino’s Restaurant were packets of Howard’s Scented Gum. I hadn’t seen it in years but I recognized the distinct purple packaging instantly. Some people call it Choward’s gum, because the logo is designed with a large C in front of the word Howard’s, but the C is for C. Howard’s, after Charles Howard, who started the company in the 1930s. Howard’s is famous for its scented gum and violet mints. Both are not only colored violet but also taste like violet, if violet can be a flavor. The gum comes Chicklet-style in small candy-coated squares. I love it. But that’s not the reason I bought it that day. I bought it because Howard was my dad’s first name. Outside of Agolino’s I popped a piece into my mouth and handed the packet to Bill saying, “Here, I bought these be-

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A group of 30 Wyoming Area School District teachers, in freezing temperatures Tuesday night, staged an informational picket before the regular school board meeting. Members of the Wyoming Area Education Association have been working for three years under the terms of an expired contract.

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Wyoming Area Superintendent Ray Bernardi said the district is reviewing and updating security in the wake of the deadly school shootings in Connecticut. “We’ve been working on increased student safety,” Bernardi told the school board Tuesday night. He said district officials had a meeting with the police chiefs of all the municipalities where the district’s five schools are located. Physical floor plans were

signs that read, “Invest in your kids and teachers. Contract now!” and “No more excuses. Settle the contract now!” The last negotiation session was Dec. 20, 2012, and it included Superintendent Ray Bernardi, board member Frank Casarella and negotiator Jack Dean representing the district, said Barrett. John Holland, a Regional Field Director for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, represented the union’s See WA, Page 4

A Wyoming Area teacher holds a sign Tuesday night that says, "Invest in your kids and teachers. Contract now."

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A group of 30 Wyoming Area School District teachers staged an informational picket before Tuesday’s regular school board meeting, calling attention to the fact they’ve been working for three years under an expired contract. “All we’re asking for is a fair contract,” said Lisa Barrett, president of the Wyoming Area Education Association. Teachers, in nearly freezing temperatures outside, held

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A group of 30 Wyoming Area School District teachers staged an informational picket before Tuesday's regular school board meeting, calling attention to the fact they've been working for 3 years under an expired contract.

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160 teachers in the five Wyoming Area schools. Barrett made a brief statement to the board during its session. As the representative of the teachers

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union, she said, “We’d like to settle a new contract with you.” Both Barrett and School Board President John Bolin said they couldn’t go into details about specific issues. “We look forward to meeting and coming to an agreement,” Bolin said.

“Other than that, I really can’t say much.” He indicated Dean will be contacting Holland to set up a new session, but nothing has been finalized. Barrett, a career technology teacher, said the contract expired on Aug. 31, 2010. When school started on Aug. 28, all the teachers

were advanced a step. The chart has 16 steps and columns that top education at a master’s degree plus 60 credits. “We started negotiating in January of 2010 and we still don’t have a contract,” she said. “It’s very frustratSee WA, Page 27

distributed and walk-throughs were scheduled, Bernardi said. “We wanted the chiefs and the police force to come in and get familiar with our buildings,” he said. Walk-throughs were already performed at all the elementary schools and one is scheduled at the Secondary Center for Monday. Also, an active shooter drill will be performed with state and local police. “The training will encompass how first responders, including school officials, will handle an active shooter situation,” Bernardi said. He said all police chiefs, in addition to the fire chiefs, have a key to all the schools’ Knox Boxes, which is are external wall-mounted safes that hold building keys for fire or emergency situations. He said the district has submitted a $400,000 grant application to the state Department of Community and Economic Development to retrofit all the entrances of the schools with bullet resistant glass. Lockdown drills were held on Jan. 10 and 11. A countywide school security audit was performed by a national security firm, in partnership with the Luzerne Intermediate Unit, and the district is analyzing results. Some ideas to improve district security that are being implemented include: • Secure all the doors with door access cards. Right now, only the Secondary Center and Tenth Street have such card access. • Requiring all faculty and staff to wear ID badges. • Installing additional security cameras. • Better lighting in the parking lots. • Replace the 4-foot fence at the Montgomery Avenue playground with a10-foot privacy fence. • Upgrade the speaker systems in all district building.


Pittston Twp. adds $179,315 emergency vehicle, doubling size of fleet By JOE HEALEY

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It has that new ambulance smell. The Pittston Township Ambulance Association added a new vehicle to its fleet last Saturday, allowing two ambulances to be on the road simultaneously if needed. Don Hudzinski Sr., president of the association, said the $179,315 ambulance was fully paid for with tax revenue. “This is the first time we’ll have two vehicles on the street,” Hudzinski said. The association goes on 600 to 700 calls a year, Hudzinski said, and has 25 paid and volunteer members. The growth in the township, primarily the Walmart Supercenter area, and new industrial parks, including CenterPoint East and West, have caused a greater amount of traffic through the township. And with more traffic often comes more accidents. The 2012 Ford E450 chassis

was manufactured by PL Custom of Manasquan, N.J., and was purchased through Spitler Sales of Williamsport. The new vehicle and the association’s 2004 International are similar in appearance and physical layout. This will allow EMS crew to use either truck without additional training on the location of the medical equipment and supplies. The vehicle will now need to be properly stocked with the necessary medical supplies and equipment along with the installation of radios/communication equipment. Once that is completed, the state Department of Health will inspect the vehicle and issue a license. It is anticipated to have the new vehicle on the street and in service within the next 30 days. Fully stocked, the cost of the truck will be in excess of $200,000. “Once licensed, we will have two vehicles in service and will utilize them as needed,” Hudzin-

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The new Pittston Township amublance, at a cost of $179,315, was delivered last Saturday and doubled the size of the current one-ambulance fleet. At left is a view of inside the emergency vehicle.

ski said. They will rotate the old and new ambulance and won’t have to rely on neighboring communities if one is being serviced or repaired. Hudzinski said the new apparatus is a benefit to anyone who passes through the township. “It increases our reliability and keeps us out on the road and on calls,” he said. The current station on Bryden Street only houses one vehicle, so the other vehicle will be kept

at the fire company’s Suscon station. Hudzinski hopes one day the facility will be expanded at Bryden Street so both ambulances can be stationed there. The association services an area that’s 17 square miles with more than 3,700 residents. Between 60,000 and 70,000 people

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Separate traffic detours listed for cars and trucks as 72-year-old span is replaced

OF bridge work to take a year By JOE HEALEY

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Motorists headed in or out of Old Forge face a detour as the 72-year-old Main Street Bridge is demolished and replaced. The work, which is expected to take about a year, will inconvenience cars, but a larger inconvenience is expected for tractor trailers. The car detour for southbound traffic leaving Old Forge is Main Street to Bridge Street to Lonesome Road back to Main Street, just past the bridge. The northbound detour entering Old Forge will take drivers from Main Street to Lonesome Road to Bridge Street and back on Main. A traffic light was installed at the intersection of Lonesome and Bridge streets. For trucks, it’s a little more complicated because trucks aren’t permitted under the low underpass on Lonesome Road. The truck detour for southbound traffic is SR 3024 to Bridge Street to Foote Avenue to York Avenue to U.S. Route 11 in Avoca to Main Street near the Moosic Diner. Northbound is the reverse of that. In addition to the replacement of the state-owned Main Street

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Motorists headed into Old Forge are detoured before the Main Street Bridge on Thursday. The bridge project by PennDOT is expected to take about a year. JOE HEALEY/THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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Wyoming Area Catholic, Holy Rosary celebrate, pray By CINDY FERRAZ

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Every year, a week is set aside by the National Catholic Educational Association to nationally celebrate Catholic education. This year “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards” will be celebrated with various activities from January 27 to February 2. Principal Christopher Tigue of Wyoming Area Catholic School (WAC) in Exeter, who has been involved in the Catholic School system since 1998, says his favorite part of the school year is National Catholic Schools Week. “My favorite day is Mismatched Day,” Tigue said, “the kids get a chance to wear something crazy for a day, and we (the staff) get the chance to see a part of their personalities that we normally wouldn’t because of the school uniforms.”

According to Kathy Gilmartin, principal of Holy Rosary School in Duryea, Catholic Schools Week is important because it gives students a time to step back from the academia and enjoy themselves in a good environment, as well as a fun way for parents and teachers to come together. “A lot of times we are very involved in what we’re doing,” Gilmartin said, “and I think this time gives us a chance to really look at the big picture of Catholic education. All 280 kids are excited for this coming week!” On Sunday, both schools will host open houses. Holy Rosary will have live performances of historical topics and themes from students participating in National History Day, a competition-based program where students present projects in the See CATHOLIC, Page 9

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Holy Rosary first grader Abigail Miller gets some support from seventh grader Mike Lojewski as Matt McGlyn and Noelle Barnak look on. The students were in the school gym preparing for Gym Day.

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Two H.R. local students attend inauguration Sem honor roll Greater Pittston area students were named to the Wyoming Seminary Lower School Academic High Honor Roll and Academic Honor Roll for the first trimester of the 2012-2013 academic year. High Honor Roll: Grade 6: Jessica Kilyanek, Hughestown. Grade 8: Dominick D’Alessandro, West Pittston; Reeya Lele, Pittston; Nicole Lukesh, Wyoming; Connor McGowan, Pittston; Katherine Romanowski, West Pittston; Alexis Sokach, West Pittston. Honor Roll: Grade 6: Christina Kilyanek, Hughestown. Grade 7: Madeline Arthur, Wyoming; Erich Olsen, Pittston. Grade 8: Connor Switzer, Harding.Happy Birthday

Alexia Mazzarella, left, and Andrew Mark, students at Holy Redeemer High School, attended the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.

Two Holy Redeemer High School students were selected to attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C., which included taking part in Inauguration Day activities. Andrew Mark, a senior, and Alexia Mazzarella, a freshman, were selected for their outstanding achievements in the school and community, as well as for their past participation in leadership programs. The five-day conference brought students from the U.S. and the world together to provide them with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the traditions surrounding the inauguration. Participants interacted with political experts and historians during group meetings and presentations, including keynote speeches by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark. They also viewed the inauguration, visited the Smithsonian, and attended a concert, inaugural luncheon, and inaugural

gala. Mark, a resident of Pittston Township, is the son of Alexander and Patricia Mark. Mazzarella, a Pittston resident, is the daughter of Joseph and Tiziana Mazzarella.

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Eighth graders Amy Santayana, Nicole Cirelli, Zach Patterson and James Kosik, left to right, prepare a poster for Catholic Schools Week at Wyoming Area Catholic school in Exeter. JACK SMILES/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH

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form of exhibits, performances, original papers, websites and documentaries. Gilmartin said the live performances are always a source of great excitement and entertainment for those attending the open house. Tigue said spotlighting the children’s projects is an important aspect of Catholic schools Week. “The exhibits are a good way to give parents something in return,” he said. “It’s also great to show the parents of potential students that the academic standards are high in Catholic Schools, not only our religious ones.” Carrie Maciejczyk, who has twin boys in second grade at WAC, said knowing her boys will be safe when she sends them to class is a big factor in continuing to send her sons to a Catholic school. “They have a no-bullying policy,” she said, “and my boys will grow up with a deeper understanding about what it means to be a Catholic.” Every morning, the 200 students of WAC recite a “No Taunting” pledge with their morning prayers. “I will do my part to make my community a safe place by being more sensitive to others,” they say. “I will not let my words or actions hurt others.” According Tigue, the No Taunting Pledge helps the school provide a safe environment. “If the students are reminded of this pledge every single day, it helps put their minds at ease,” he said, “and when the students feel safe, their minds are open to learning and becoming the best person they can be.” Gilmartin said the theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week reinforces those objectives. “Our goal is to teach these children that when they become adults, they can be the change, they can make a difference,” she said. “They can become leaders and peacemakers in the world while spreading the Word of God.” Wyoming Area Catholic will host an open house today, Sunday, January 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., and Holy Rosary will host an open house today from 12 to 2.


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Students practicing for Gym Day at Holy Rosary School in Duryea on Thursday are picture, first rown from left, first graders Jacob Carden, Angeliana Castaldi, John Solimini, Anthony Pagliani, Noelle Barnak and Abigail Miller. Second row, seventh graders Courney June, Gianna Galli, Matt McGlyn and Mike Lojewski.

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school community in prayer. Students may “dress down” in their assigned color of the day. Pre-K and Grade 1 – Orange Kindergarten and Grade 6 – Yellow Grades 2 and 3 – Green Grades 4 and 7 – Blue Grades 5 and 8 - Red Trivia game will be played by the school community in the afternoon. • Tuesday, Jan. 29 – Team Day and Movie Day. Students may “dress down” to wear clothes to support their favorite team or they may wear their favorite spirit wear. In the afternoon, students will work on projects to express their appreciation to volunteers in the school and also enjoy a movie. • Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Mis-

matched Day and Spelling Bee. Students may “dress down” in clothes that don’t match or colors that clash; add a crazy hat to the outfit! Ice cream sundae treat at lunch. In the afternoon, the winners of the classroom spelling bee, grades 5-8, will participate in the school level spelling bee. • Thursday, Jan. 31 – Spirit Day and Pep Rally. Students may “dress down” in their sport or club uniform or in blue and white or spirit wear to show school spirit. All students will attend a pep rally in the afternoon; feature presentation: 8th grade girls vs. eight grade boys in a basketball game. Friday, Feb. 1 – Catholic Schools’ Week Liturgy at 1 p.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara Parish.Fr. Elston will be the celebrant and 7th grade will be the presenters and lad us in prayers. Everyone is invited to

Mrs. Tammy Dixon works with Brooke Manley and Matthew Johnson on a book report art project that will be display at the Open House at Holy Rosary for Catholic Schools Week.

attend. Students wear regular school uniforms. Teachers Appreciation Day: Luncheon for teachers. Holy Rosary, Duryea

• Today, Jan. 29 – All school families are urged to begin our Catholic Schools’ Week celebration by praying at their home parishes. Then an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school community, including parishioners of the feeder parishes, are urged to come see the students’ work, visit with other school families. As always, the Liturgy will be celebrated at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Holy Rosary Church, at 9:30 a.m. • Monday, Jan., 28 – Movie Day. Students will enjoy a movie, popcorn and a drink, com-

pliments the PTO. • Tuesday, Jan. 29 – Annual Bake Sale, sponsored by the Fourth Grade will be held before, during, and after the lunch periods. Tuesday is also Team Shirt Day. • Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Once again, the school has combined the Flea Market and the Nickel Candy Sale into a giant bazaar. Classes will visit the Flea Market according to the schedule sent home last week, and then to satisfy their “sweet teeth,” the Seventh Grade will sponsor a Nickel Candy Sale. Students may wear silly socks and crazy hats. • Thursday, Jan. 31 – Gym Day featuring a volleyball game, and a Pep Rally for Grades PK – 8. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the fun, play some vol-

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Question West Pittston School District was looking toward 1958 in hopes of putting With Judy Minsavage what school activIn your make-up, you had an ity “back in the black?” angelic strain For regardless of weather, 1958 – 55 years ago time of day Requests by the Pennsylvania You came forth to relive our State Education Association, if pain complied with, would cost the Perhaps a broken arm up at West Pittston School District Houston City, approximately $3,300. The Tougher’s Patch pneumonia, association requested that the heavy cold school pay the cost of Blue Lidy’s Road someone has Cross insurance for teachers, been badly burned that a $50 increment be given Little York the ills, complaints for each additional 15 approved of the old. credits a teacher had beyond a Remember the incident at master’s degree and that all Dupont teachers with 30 years or more When a demented man met with the district be given a you with a gun $200 annual increase. When you were on a mercy Bob Shimkoski, Danny call Polorecki, Tonny Patte, John For your life you had to run Czar, John Sudol, Joseph There are lots more incidents Shambe, James Pribula, Ronto write about nie Timinski and Bob Barnak Some of sadness when death were members of the varsity was near, basketball team at Dupont High The joys, thrills of a new School. The young men were baby coached by Guy Costello. Where you assist nature, the In 1930, August J. Lippi mother we revere. began his association with The Well today, we meet to do First National Bank in Exeter honor while serving as president of Pay tribute to a life well spent the United Mine Workers of Today we say Thanks as we District 1. Eventually, he bebow our heads, came chairman of the board of Knowing that from Heaven to the bank. Upon the death of us, you were sent. bank president William Clark, Charles J. Golden he was elected as the fourth Jan. 20, 1968 succeeding president. Making a presentation of a commemorative plaque were 1968 – 45 years ago Lions Frank Hayden, Joseph The Avoca Lions held its 18th

1978 – 35 years ago The Excelsior Hose Company in Duryea suffered a devastating fire in January 1978. Firemen from Brookhaven Volunteer Fire Department outside of Philadelphia heard of the loss and quickly called Excelsior Fire Chief Ed Scoda to donate their 1956 Ward LaFrance Pumper to the stricken company. Chief Scoda and three assistants Dave Scoda,

Ron Wolcott and Bill Yedesko drove to Brookhaven to accept their generous offer. The four men took turns driving the open cab vehicle in extremely cold weather back to Duryea and an automotive garage owned by Walter Naylor, who donated one of his stalls to house the pumper. The Pittston Library asked fifth-grade students of St. John the Baptist School if they would like to write a letter to President Jimmy Carter. The youngsters were excited about the idea. Some unedited letters follow: Dear Mr. President: I am glad you are the president, it must be hard to be President. But I hope you make the wright decision for everyone. Keep on Trying. Your admiring citizen, Stephen Girman Dear Mr. Carter: I would like to congratulate you for winning and beginning in the white house. I wish someday I could be the president and live in the white house to have the country do what you say. If I was I would lower taxes and look for jobs for people who need them. Your friend, Michael Valenti Dear Mr. President: I admire you for keeping the country in such good order. I

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Wroblewski Jr., Dr Lewis C. Druffner Jr., Austin O’Malley, Dr. Leonard Towlen, Harold Davies, John Coffee Jr. and Avoca Mayor James McLane. The Hughestown Hose Company Auxiliary held their election of officers. Mrs. Francis Carey, vice president, installed new officers: Mrs. Donald Booth, president; Mrs. James Bell, vice president; Mrs. Martin Melvin, secretary; Mrs. Ronald Helreigel, treasurer; Mrs. Clarence Hensley Jr., publicity chairman. Eleven properties were slated to be demolished by the Redevelopment Authority of Pittston. Some of the properties were on the right of way of the proposed new Kennedy Boulevard, which would extend from the Fort Jenkins Bridge to East Columbus Avenue while others were in the vicinity of and on Tompkins Street. Medico buildings, The Moran and Independent Beef Houses, Rucco’s Café and some Tompkins Street homes were among the properties due to be razed.

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Jam Band to play at K of C Hall for food pantry The Auxiliary thanks all those who sold and purchased tickets also to Quinn’s Market for allowing the space to set up at their store.

The Pittston Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a night of fun, food and music featuring The Back Mountain Jam on Friday, Feb. 15, starting at 9 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item or $3. All proceeds will go to the Care and Concern Food Pantry. Lenten food items will be available. The Back Mountain Jam is billed as “not your average cover band.” The bass player, August Bednar, is a K of C brother. Lithuanian Women

The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley will meet Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Boscov’s, weather permitting. Luncheon will be at noon Meeting at 1:00 p.m. Martha Warnagiris, president will preside. Guests are welcome. Pizza Sale

The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pizza sale on Friday, Feb 1. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked with or without onions. Cost for a tray is $11. Toppings of sweet red peppers, pepperoni or

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The Back Mountain Jam Band will play a benefit for the Care and Concern Food Pantry at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The band members are, from left, Joel Derhammer, Mike Reardon, Jay Maria, August Bednar.

sausage added for $2 each. Specialty pizzas – broccoli and tomato and garlic are $14 per tray, vegetable pizza for $13 includes tomatoes, onions, broccoli, red peppers and mushrooms, no cheese. Orders are taken at the church office at 655-1083 or walk in. Delivery is available for lunch. PHS class of 1963

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The Mount Zion United Methodist Church on Mount Zion Road in Harding is having an All You Can Eat Soup and Salad Supper on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. A variety of soups, chili, salads, breads, beverages, and desserts will be offered. Cost for adults is $7.00 and children’s meals cost $5.00. All are welcome.

ing on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at Tony’s Pizza, City Line Plaza. Classmates are asked to pass along this information to other classmates. No reservations are necessary.

Carnavale Night

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Jan. 19, 2013 Ida M. Bartoli, 96, of Pittston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Wesley Village, Jenkins Township. Born in the Cork Lane section of Browntown, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni and Crusifissa Santelli. Ida was educated in Greater Pittston schools and was employed in the garment industry, most recently at Lee Manufacturing, from where she retired in 1987. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Ida formerly resided in the Infantino Towers for the majority of her golden years and was a resident of the Anderson Personal Care Home. Ida’s hobbies included bingo, shopping, cooking and traveling to Atlantic City, California and Boston. Ida mostly enjoyed spending time with her family. Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Bartoli, and son-in-law, Gary Ferentino. She was the last surviving of seven children: Mary Petrucci, Susan Kasmer, Lena Santelli, Joseph Santelli, August Santelli and Albert Santelli. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Cindy Bartoli, California; daughter and son-in-law, Rose FerentinoGrimes and Charles Grimes; grandchildren, Maurice and Ann Ferentino, Jude and Lori Ferentino, Jason and Tiffany Ferentino, Attorney Jarrett and Dr. Nicole Ferentino, Patricia Bartoli, Gina Benhimaid; great-grandchil-

dren, Anthony, Paulie, Marah, Michael, Jude Jr., Dominick, Victoria, Sara and Ryan. Ida was a member of St. Rocco’s Church and, as its oldest living member, she was given the distinct honor of locking the church for the last time in 2012 following the closing Mass and ceremony. The Ferentino, Grimes and Bartoli families express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Wesley Village, Anderson Personal Care Home and Lackawanna County VNA Hospice for their kindness, respect and care; Dr. Mauer Biscotti, Dr. Joseph Lombardo and Dr. Victor Labbate for their constant attention and dedication to Ida’s health and well-being. Memorial donations may be made to the West Pittston Chapter of the Salvation Army or the Greater Pittston Food Pantry. Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 Township Blvd., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial will at St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church), Pittston. Interment was in St. Rocco’s Cemetery, Pittston Township. To share a fond memory you have of Ida or to express your condolences to her family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

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John and Jo Anne Rygiel, of Wyoming, are shown here on the banks of the River Jordan where St. John the Baptist baptized many followers. The Rygiels recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Holy Land in Israel.

By John Rygiel

Note: John Rygiel and his wife Joanne celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday. He submitted this story which we are pleased to share with our readers.

This month’s Esquire magazine suggests an appropriate over-under betting line on number of Super Bowl commercials featuring animals exhibiting human characteristics is six. That illustrates just how crazy Americans can get when it comes to all things Super Bowl. There will be folks betting on how long the national anthem will take for crying out loud. We, on the other hand, are only interested in the prognostication abilities of Dispatch readers. As we do for every Super Sunday issue of the Dispatch, we are seeking predictions from local folks to be published next Sunday. Our goal is to collect as many as we can and we once eclipsed the magic number of 1,000. That was for the Giants and Patriots game in 2008. We usually get several hundred at least. It might be a bit harder this year with none of the traditional local favorites in the game but we have faith that our readers will again come through. And we ask those submitting a prediction to give us a reason for their choice. We do reserve the right to add a reason for those who don’t. That can be fun. Last time the Ravens were in the game one reader predicted they would win “because in mythology Ravens have magical power.” That’s the kind of stuff we are looking for. Someone might say, for example, the 49ers will win because 4 and 9 add up to 13 and this is 2013. It’s as good a reason as any. So, get those predictions into us as early as you can. We’d like to have them all by the end of the business day on Thursday (that’s 5 p.m.) Email predictions to Jack Smiles at jsmiles@psdispatch.com, drop them off at the Dispatch office at 109 New St., Pittston (where you can also pick up forms that you can bring to your workplace) or call Jack and leave a message at 570-6020178. To keep things simple, send them in like this: Your name, team that will win, score, reason.

It must happen in the life of every young man. About the third or fourth year in high school, one girl seems to stand out from all the rest. It happened to me and her name was Mary. She was very pretty and a grade behind me. I watched her as we changed classes and followed her discreetly on my bike as she walked home after school with her two girl friends. The three were always together. Nobody noticed I had my eye on her including Mary. In fact she didn’t know I existed. Spring came along with the junior prom. One day at lunchtime she came to me and said she wanted to ask me a question. Prom coming? Question? My heart skipped a beat. Mary turned to her two friends and asked, “Should I ask him?” They said, “Sure.” Mary then asked me if I would ask my friend Joe if he would ask her to go to the prom with him. My heart dropped. I said I would ask him. I didn’t go to the prom that year. Two years later, 1947-1948, we were all out of school and went our separate ways. I became interested in photography and hoped that would be my life’s work. I got drafted into the Army in 1951 and soon became an Official U.S. Army Photographer. I was discharged in 1953. In 1954, I spent a year in New York taking five different photography courses. I came home and opened my first studio, photographing weddings, making portraits of brides, families, babies and high school seniors. One day I got a call from a local girl who was calling for her sister who was getting married and asked would I photograph her in her wedding gown. Her sister was Mary, my heart-throb from high school. I couldn’t believe my ears. Of course I said yes. Mary still looked pretty. Her gown was made of something I had never seen before and would see only once again. It wasn’t satin or velvet and it wasn’t just white. I asked her where she got the gown and what the fabric was. She said a local dressmaker, also named Mary, made it. The fabric was Silk Mist and it was Ice Blue. I filed those four words in my mind for future reference. My business was successful and I became the yearbook photographer for the local Nesbitt Hospital School of Nursing. It didn’t take long to notice a tall, blonde, beautiful student nurse. I thought of her as a “high class blonde” the way she stood and walked. I was afraid to speak to her except to say “Hi.” Her name was JoAnne. I found out years later that their mother taught her girls to stand and walk erect. Soon it became two months before graduation and it was, now or never. The Nesbit family owned the hospital and nursing school. Just before graduation they had a pool party at their outdoor pool. Of course I had to take pictures for the yearbook. At the edge of pool I took a deep breath and asked JoAnne, “When are you going to let me

take your picture?” Without hesitating she responded, “Well, you never asked.” I almost fell into the pool. The next two minutes were critical. I said, “How about Friday?” She said, “Fine. Pick me up at the nurses home.” By 5:30 this beautiful high class blonde was sitting in my camera room. I posed her, moved the lights and looked into the camera. I blinked my eyes in disbelief. She asked if something was wrong. I said, “No, I just know you will be in this camera room many more times.” She asked what I meant. I said, “Someday you’ll know.” We finished the sitting. Then she told me she was going to Cape Cod for two weeks. Finally, on July 31, 1957, she got home and we went on our first real date. With the exception of her going away for two days to take State Boards, we were together every single night until our wedding day. We got engaged on September 11 and got married on January 25. The courtship took just 197 days. Wedding plans were being made. Since I was a wedding photographer, JoAnne asked me where to shop for a gown. I didn’t have to search far into my brain for the answer. It had to be Mary who made gowns. Soon we were with Mary who brought out several catalogs of gowns. JoAnne picked one that had a princess line. The question was asked about the fabric. I asked Mary, “Some years ago you made a gown for a girl named Mary. It was made of Silk Mist and it was Ice Blue.” She said she remembered the girl and the gown and pulled out a large bolt of fabric and placed it on the counter. I looked at it, felt it and said, “That’s it.” JoAnne looked at it, felt it and said, “That’s it.” The wedding took place in Holy Family Church about 11 miles from where I lived. The night before at the rehearsal I didn’t have the marriage license so I had to drive home and back with the license. There wasn’t a speck of snow on the ground. By nine o’clock the next morning, 12 inches of snow had fallen. There were only three people on my side of the church – my parents and my brother’s wife. My brother was my best man. Minutes before the ceremony, the altar boy came out with a white bucket and placed it by the front pew. With all the snow, the roof leaked. The organ started and JoAnne’s three sisters each walked up the aisle. The fourth was too young. Then, on the arm of her father, walked my beautiful blonde nurse, soon to be my wife. As they came close to the lights of the altar, she and the gown just glowed. The gown was made of “Silk Mist’ and it was “Ice Blue.” Happy anniversary, JoAnne. It’s been 55 wonderful happy years.

Writer responses to Smiles’ Paterno column I enjoyed the column about JoPa by Jack Smiles last Sunday and it made me angry why one quote is so often used.( I wish I had done more.) I would like to see someone write about his comments from the book by Joe Posnanski in which he states the following when Paterno asked what they are saying about him: When told they were saying that he knew what Sandusky had done and that he protected Sandusky instead of children Paterno said, ‘How could they think that? They really think that if I knew

someone was hurting kids I wouldn’t stop it? Don’t they know me? Don’t they know what my life has been about?” The book is the only place I have seen that. I guess since that may shed some positive light on him, Paterno haters don’t want to use it. I admit I am biased when it comes to him but I find it hard to See PATERNO, Page 16


To purge or purge not by that point, anyway. Listen, despite throwing away my younger son’s entire Power Ranger collection and my daughter’s Spice Girls Barbie dolls (which she doesn’t know about, and God willing, Will my daughter you won’t remember wintell her) I’m not comning a Young pletely Author’s Award heartless. in 4th grade I’ve saved even if I mistak- some baby clothes that enly threw-out the plaque in our didn’t have vomit stains, last move? Of Girl Scout course she will. badges, all the wrestling medals except for a few, and even baby teeth! I think. Maybe not. Can’t recall. I just don’t get attached to very many things. From my own childhood, I have very little; a few Barbie dolls and their clothes that I made from washcloths and cotton balls, ensconced in my zippy, orange patent-leather overnight bag from 4th grade. And I did manage to abscond with one baby doll-

…that my sister drew on with magic marker because she wanted to make her more “punk”. I must admit, I look at those poor, homeless Barbies and I guess sometimes I wish my mother didn’t throw away their town house. Or, their 747 Jet in case they want to fly to St. Croix for the winter. Or their Special Fold-Out Barbie Camper they used exclusively with Ken. These days, they just sort of lie there, inert, in their ratty, old clothes, in their ratty-old orange patent-leather low income housing unit. It’s sort-of sad. Well, okay, I see the parallel…I’m a daughter of a purger and have become a purger myself. Now that we’ve talked it through, I feel a modicum of regret. But I still maintain that you don’t need the stuff to retain the memories. Will my daughter remember winning a Young Author’s Award in 4th grade even if I mistakenly threw-out the plaque in our last move? Of course she will. Will Nicholas remember his first pin as a wrestler in 2nd grade even if I misplaced that medal? Yes! We don’t need things! We just need each other.

We store our memories in a tight little storage unit in our brain and open the door every third day to air out those recollections. You can’t do that with a Penn State toilet seat cover or 113 Beanie Babies! I was chatting with one of our favorite library patrons today about my purging tendencies. She was a little appalled. She’s saved things you or I would never think to slip into a Ziploc baggie and throw into the attic for 25 years. She tells me she loves looking at these things and cannot part with them. They make her happy. When pressed for further details, she admitted she saved her children’s…wait for it…umbilical cords. You read that right. And, if you think about it, which I can’t without spittingup, what greater thing can there be that connected a child to his mother? Certainly not a Power Ranger or a Barbie, that’s for damn sure. So I applaud her faithfulness to that (unique)

benchmark of infancy. Man, I am a bad, bad mother. So, kids, I apologize about your pretend trophies, your Pokeman cards, the MLB bobble heads, your Scooby Doo flashlight, those stupid Polly Pockets and their ridiculous cousins, the Sky Dancers – plus all your Hot Wheels…but I’m not sorry for de-cluttering your life and making you impress a real memory into your brain, instead of in an attic closet. And, I guess I may as well confess…Patrick, you never lost your air soft gun, Nerf guns and paint ball gun plus ammunition in the flood. We weren’t in the flood. But I pretended we were and tossed them. Sorry. So, long live your memories. They are what sustain you, balance you, uplift you and will be the blueprint for all your happiness. A fairy will not steal them and deliver them to anyone else in their helicopter. They are yours for keeps. Forever and ever.

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My name is Maria Ellaina Jiunta Heck and I am a purger. No… not the kind that throws-up a dinner of nachos, Tater Tots and Slim Jims, the other kind. Although…sometimes I wish I could…never mind. I throw things away and I cannot stop. I can have my own reality show, instead of Hoarders: Buried Alive, we could call it Purgers: Picked Clean. I have such an aversion to clutter that I’ve become addicted to eradicating superfluous…stuff. Over the years, my purging has landed me in some familial hot water, and more so recently, as my children are becoming a little bit more suspicious of where things have gone. They no longer believe the fairies have borrowed their junk to take to needy children who don’t have enough of their own junk. In their fairy helicopter. Using their fairy frequent flyer miles. It’s my 18-year-old son who gets the most upset when he discovers an item from his past has, ummm, left the building. Like, forever. A typical discussion: Him: Mom! Where are my Rams trophies? Me: You mean the ones they gave you for just showing up? Those? Him: YES! They were special! Special Just -Showing-Up-Trophies! Me: Oh, listen, toots; they got chucked a long, long time ago. And, by the way, you never noticed. Him: Why do you always do that??? You are throwing away my entire childhood! Me: Sheesh. Dramatic much? If he only knew what else I’ve thrown away, he would launch into a monumental apoplectic meltdown. I mean, really, who the hell said we have to save every, stinking item from our kid’s past? Child, please….this house is not big enough for all the junk that we think is a memory. Trust me. This boy won’t remember his brief stint in mini football by the time he’s 28. He’ll be too busy collecting shot glasses and beer cans from around the world

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By George, those cherries! Written by Aaron Mulusky, Dietetic Intern, Marywood University With President’s Day just around the corner, the iconic story of George Washington chopping down a cherry tree comes to mind. But why would he just chop down a tree? There had to be a reason, maybe he knew all of its health benefits of cherries and wanted to harness them for himself. Cherries are one of the many “Super Foods” that does it all. They contain antioxidants and phytochemicals which help in regulating blood glucose, have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-cardiovascular effects, along with many other benefits. But what makes the cherry such a “Super Food”? The answer is in the chemical makeup of the cherry. Cyanidin, a phytochemical, is present in most red colored berries such as bilberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, and raspberries, but also in other fruits including apples, pears, peaches and plums. The highest concentrations of cyanidin are found in the skin, so remember to wash your fruits and vegetables well to ensure that you are getting all of the nutrients and health benefits from not only the flesh of the fruit but also the skin. The anti-inflammatory effect helps with decreasing gout attacks by decreasing the urate in blood plasma. Urate is the precursor to uric acid crystals which causes the distress and pain in joints in those who suffer from gout. The cherries are packed with loads of antioxidants including anthocyanins, melatonin, and at least 15 others. Research suggests anthocyanins works similar to common pain medications used by athletes to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness. Melatonin may help the body’s natural sleep pattern. Now that you know more about this “Super Food”, you are probably asking your-self “where can I obtain them?” Because the peak season for cherries is in the summer months, finding fresh cherries can be challenging and pricey if you do. But do not fear, for the wonderful thing about cherries is that there are many alternative forms to purchase at a less costly price. They range from dried to canned and even to frozen. For the most part processed cherries have the nutritional values as their fresh counter parts. One thing to look out for is how the cherries are packaged; sugary syrup adds unnecessary carbohydrates and calories. While on the topic of why cherries are good for you, you may be thinking to yourself “how can I make cherries apart of my day?” Listed below is a great recipe for a delicious breakfast parfait. You can make anytime because it is made with dried cherries instead of fresh. They also make a great snack alternative to candy!

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believe that he attempted to cover up anything. My firm belief is he told his bosses “you guys handle this, I have a football team to worry about” and he left it at that. Was that the smart thing to do? In hindsight, no, but that’s the way he was, love or hate him. Frank Poder West Pittston

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excellent venue, and we thank them for their help. The proceeds will be used for my cancer treatments, care, and therapy that I receive locally, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. It’s been overwhelming to have the support from all my friends, family, and co- workers; and I thank everyone for their continued thoughts and prayers. With Sincere Gratitude Brenda Lispi

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The U.S. Sixth Circuit held that payments made by a company to employees as part of the company’s severence program were not subject to tax under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. *** The Kentucky Courty of Appeals has ruled that a man had no reasonable expectation of privacy in the area surrounding his mobile home in a case where a police officer saw him handling cocaine through the home’s window. *** The United States may ban federally licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to people under age 21, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday, in a defeat for the National Rifle Association. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston rejected the NRA’s argument that 18- to 20-year-olds had a right to buy the guns under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment. *** A new law in Connecticut prohibits children’s jewelry containing more than .0075 percent (by weight) of elemental cadmium or its compounds or alloys from being sold, offered for sale, or distributed in Connecticut. Cadmium is a known Carcinogen.

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to 10:15. Reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 1. This event is opened to the public. For reservations and membership information, please call Judy Deice at 654-7600 or Louise Castellani 654-6454. President, James Deice will preside. Mardi Gras Celebration

St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter is having a Mardi Gras Celebration on Sat. Feb 9 from 7 –11 p.m. at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci’s Restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts. This is a B.Y.O.B. event; no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Cost is $25 per person. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta 654-0936 or Barbara 654-8670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory 654-

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assistance on many levels. 1988 – 25 years ago Michelle Eifert, of West Pittston, was 10 years old when she joined Girl Scouts. She worked her way up to a Junior Girl Scout then on to a Cadet. Michelle though, had a goal – to receive the coveted Gold Award, the highest award one can attain in Girl Scouts. In 1988 after many years of hard work, Michelle received the award that was considered so rare that only 11 others in Northeastern Pennsylvania had attained the goal. Eifert’s final project on her journey to win the award was implementing a Fun Day at the Pittston YMCA. It included races and activities for handicapped children. She credited her parents Barbara and Donald Eifert. “They’ve helped me quite a bit over the years,” she said. Cindy Butcofski, of West Wyoming and a student at Wyoming Area, had been in-

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The Dupont V.F.W. post 4909 Home Association will hold it annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music provided by Frank and Judy. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m. There will be door prizes. Tickets are $28 per person. For reservations see Bob Lopata or call 654-9104. Deadline for reservations if Feb. 8. Night at the Races

St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will hold their annual Night at the Races, Saturday, Feb 9, co-sponsored by the Holy Name and Altar and Rosary Societies at Seton Catholic auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. with post time at 7 p.m. Adults only. Complimentary food and beverages will be served. Joe Holden of WBRE Eyewit-

volved with swimming for 10 years. She was a three-time district champion for the Lady Warriors and had broken District II records for the 200 IM and 100 backstroke for three consecutive years and finished sixth in the state in 1987. In 1988, Butcofski hoped to place in the states and continue her swimming career in college. Answer Although the West Pittston High school football coaching staff was turning out winning squads, the sport wasn’t proving popular with the public. The figures showed that football went into the red by over $2,000 during the 1957 season. While income amounted to $5,153, expenditures totaled $7,356. Board members hoped the school’s move to the Eastern Conference would produce a tougher grid schedule and general more interest in the games. Judge me all you want, just keep the verdict to yourself. From a Winston cigarette advertisement

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St. John’s High School Class of 1968 reunites St. John the Evangelist High School Class of 1968 gathered on the 44th anniversary of their graduation for a class reunion at Colarusso’s in Moosic. First row, left to right: Sharon Boos Melnick, Barbara Plisga O’Boyle, Rosaria Aquilina Baldino, Clairellen Conroy Hopple, Judy Jerrytone Monko, Reverend Joseph Boles (former teacher/guest), Mary Ciali Hughes, Theresa Kolman-

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Members of the St. John Evangelist Night at the Races Planning Committee are, from left, first row, Judy Zerblas, Nancy Roth, Blanch Semyon, Msgr. John Bendik, Father Richard Cirba, Stephen Vitek, Deacon Jim Cortegerone. Second row, Maryann Littlefield, Ann Vincent, Inez Mullany, Jim McGill, Greg Serfass, Rick Rinish, Joe Holden, Joe Jones, Martin Simko. Third row, Mike Bantell, Robert Gayeski, Bill Burke, Joe Walsh, Paul Mullock and Ian Gordon.

ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570-362-1680. Brennan Regan Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the post home, 329 Main St. Members are reminded to submit their 2013 dues. Any member that has not paid them or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible. The Auxiliary will have its annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Valenti’s Restaurant, Exeter. Any member interested in attending may sign up at the post home. This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own meal and the Auxiliary will provide the gratuity. Attendees will meet at the post home at 6:30 p.m. the day of the dinner. The reservation is at 7 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist Parish Community, Pittston will hold ita Night at the Races on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Seton Catholic auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the Holy Name and Altar and Rosary Societies. Doors open at 6 p.m. post time is 7 p.m. for the adults-only event.

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tain Top; William and his wife, Elaine, Exeter; grandchildren Brian and his wife, Kelly Yurkon, Jamison, Pa., and Philip Yurkon, Columbia, Mo.; great-grandson, Matthew Yurkon, along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Barbara Parish at St. Cecilia’s Church, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter. Interment was in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar Street, Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Mary Ann Mullin January 23, 2013 Mary Ann Mullins of Pittston, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Allied Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton. Born in Taylor, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Gnall Kredlow. She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. She was a member of Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert W. (Boxer) Mullins. Surviving are sons, Robert Mullins, Laflin, and Mark Mullins, Pittston;

granddaughters, Kayla and Victoria Mullins; sisters, Joan Bell, Harding, and Dolores Botteon, Exeter; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Pittston. Viewing hours will be private for family members only. Funeral arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., Duryea. For online condolences, www.piontekfuneralhome.com.

OBITUARIES Victoria Pann Bau January 18, 2013 Victoria Pann Bau, 94, of Kingston and formerly of Avoca, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2013. She was the widow of Louis E. Bau, who died in 1995. Born in Old Forge, Oct. 26, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Anthony R. and Rose Meranti Pann. Vicki was a graduate of Old Forge High School and Lackawanna Business College. She also attended Luzerne Community College, where she studied languages. She was employed as an accountant and payroll master for Morgan Coal Co., a credit manager for the W.C. Carter Co., and an income tax preparer and notary public in Old Forge. In 1949, she established her own business, the Mademoiselle Shoppe in Avoca, which she successfully operated for 32 years until her retirement. She was a former member and officer of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Pittston, a former of-

ficer of the Catholic Women’s Club of Scranton and the Catholic Daughter’s Club Court of St. Paul of Scranton. Having studied American and international ballroom dancing for 30 years, Vicki was a member of the U.S. Ballroom Dancing Association. As one of the original organizers of the Big Band Society, she was an avid dancer and proud of the many trophies she won in competitive dancing. Vicki also was a member of the Pittston Senior Center and its bridge club. She was a parishioner of Queen of the Apostles Parish (St. Mary’s Church) of Avoca. In addition to her sisters, Ellen Cesare of Old Forge and Kathryn “Kitty” Schaefer of Swarthmore, she is locally survived by numerous nieces and nephews, including Karen Wills, Kingston; Sharon Horbinski, Pittston; Francine Pietrowski, Old Forge; Georgette

Pann, Old Forge; Marcia and Donnie Flannelly, Exeter; and Stacy and Mario Cella, Dallas. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph, John, Anthony and George Pann. The funeral was Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, with Mass of Christian Burial in Queen of the Apostles Parish (St. Mary’s Church), 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca, celebrated by the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, pastor. Entombment was at the Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum in Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School, class of 2013, who plans on pursuing a career in business. Donations may be made out to Wyoming Valley West Activity Fund, c/o Karen Wills, 81 S. Welles Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Condolences may be posted at www.ferrifuneralhome.com.

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Richard F. Cook January 19, 2013 father, Albert Lynch. Surviving is his brother Walter Cook and his wife, Diana, of Duluth, MN; one niece; one nephew and numerous cousins. Funeral services were private. Interment was in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston, with a Blessing Service in the cemetery chapel. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made atwww.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com

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Richard F. Cook, 74, formerly of Hughestown, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Kindred Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Hughestown on September 12, 1938, he was the son of the late Walter and Catherine Hoban Cook. He was a graduate of Hughestown High School and served in the United States Air Force. He retired from Topps Manufacturing in Duryea and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was of the Christian faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-


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Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration Committee member Bill Best describes the events of January 22, 1959.

Knox Mine Disaster survivor Bill Hastie, 93, of West Pittston, stands near the historical marker.

Bill Hastie discusses the Knox Mine Disaster to Michael Lyons, Joe Lyons, Jim Blaum, and Matthew Blaum.

ENKINS TWP. – Braving a brisk January wind, about 30 people gathered near Pittston last Sunday to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster. Twelve men died during the infamous mine flood, which researchers attribute to corporate greed and corruption. The event included the laying of a wreath at the official historical marker located in front of Baloga Funeral Home in Jenkins Township and then a walking tour to the actual site where the Susquehanna River poured into the mine located a few yards from the river’s edge. Bill Best, president of the Huber Breaker Preservation Society, spoke to the group explaining how 81 miners where trapped when about 10 billion gallons of icy river water poured in through the mine roof after the company dug too far past the “stop line.” Most of the men made it out due to some heroic measures of the miners to climb out of an air shaft, See KNOX, Page 26A

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Knox Memorial Committee Chair Sam DeAlba, right, and monument caretaker John Baloga offer remarks after laying a wreath at the memorial in Jenkins Township.

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of Port Griffith walk back to their cars from the Knox Mine Disaster site on Sunday

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but 12 never did. Best said the corrupt Knox Mining Co. prioritizing profits over worker safety working in tandem with corrupt union supervisors caused the disaster. The legal pursuits after the disaster netted some convictions of conspiracy and violations of the Anthracite Mine Act, he said. “Despite the corruption, it’s important to commemorate all local miners including those who died,” Best said. “They are a big part of our local heritage.” John Baloga, owner of the Baloga Funeral Home, whose grandfather was one of the 12 lost on Jan. 22, 1959, said his grandmother was not only devastated because of the loss of her husband but also financially buried as were the other families. “Back then, you didn’t have huge lawsuit settlements like today,” Baloga said. “Eventually, the family received very small financial compensation months after the disaster.” BILL TARUTIS PHOTOS/FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH He pointed out the river- Jim Blaum of Shavertown uses his cell phone to video Bill Hastie recount his experience during the Knox Mine Disaster on January 22, bank marker now placed 1959. where the actual giant whirlpool of river water poured in has become the “gravestone” for the families of the dead. “It’s all we have left,” he said. “The families will never know how the men actually died,” he said. Best said the Knox Mine Disaster marked the end of the anthracite mining industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania, which at one time provided about 95 percent of all anthracite coal in the world. The event was part of Mining History Week, which celebrated mining with events all over the region, Best said. The final event occurred on Tuesday when attorney John Doran spoke at the Earth Conservancy building in Ashley about “The History of the Blue Coal Corporation’s Bankruptcy Case.” Doran was involved in the case that was one of the very Knox Mine Disaster Commemoration Committee member last chapters of the local Bill Best, left, describes the events of January 22, 1959, at the disaster site along the Susquehanna River on Sunday mining industry, Best said. Local artist Sue Hand of Dallas, right, Monica Ogin of Lily Lake, and Mark afternoon.

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ing. According to the union, the board has rejected several state mediator settlement proposals. The board requested a state fact-finder to issue a settlement report. After the report was issued, the board rejected it, the union said. Mediators and fact-finders are neutral parties appointed by the state. According to the flyer passed out at the picket, teachers have offered cost savings to help with salary and health care, but

the board has rejected the offers. In her brief statement to the board during public comments, Barrett said the union is prepared to meet as much as needed until a deal is hammered out. “But ultimately it’s five votes on the board,” she said. “We just need to get the board to sit down and negotiate.” A district resident questioned the negotiation process. He asked how many times the two groups had met. “We’ve met over 50 times,” Barrett said. When asked how many meetings had been held in the

past year, she replied, “Maybe a dozen.” In other business; • District finance manager Tom Melone discussed the 2013-14 budget with the board. He presented preliminary figures that included the stateallowed 2.3 percent increase in taxes. He also projected figures for a 4.42 percent rise that includes a state-allowed exception due to increased retirement costs. Even after raising taxes 4.42 percent, Melone projected that the district would have a deficit of more than a million dollars. Board member Elizabeth Gober-Mangan asked Bernardi if the administration will pre-

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• Approved the request of music teacher Leonarda Sperrazza for the chorus to sing the national anthem at a Penguins hockey game on the next night, Jan. 23. Several board members questioned the cost of $315 toward purchasing tickets. They said the chorus was volunteering its service and should be given free tickets to the game.

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Crime Watch membership growing The Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch held its monthly meeting on Jan.15. During the meeting, Police Chief David Homscheck read the monthly police report which included drug arrests, stolen items being recovered and numerous arrests. Members discussed the benefits of having a neighborhood watch in the community as well as inviting various speakers to attend future meetings to give presentations on topics, such as keeping home properties safe especially while residents are out of town, spotting dangerous situations and other safety issues. Members are also discussing creating an e-mail database to use as a communications tool to inform members about upcoming meetings and other important information.

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The group, which has 65 members, is growing. Meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The Neighborhood Crime Watch is all about helping each other. For more information, call Jim at 457-8446 or Ned at 457-6109. A.O.H. meeting

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will celebrate Candlemas, the feast of the presentation of the Lord in the temple, at the 4 p.m. mass on Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St. This day is traditionally marked by blessing candles to be used for home or personal use. Blessed candles will be available at the church for a donation of $2.50 per box of two. The parish will host an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in St. Mary’s School auditorium, 742 Spring St. Anyone who has worked for or volunteered for the parish during 2012 is invited to attend. To make a reservation, call the par-

ish office at 457-3412 by Jan. 28. Snow date is Feb. 9. The parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Blaise, the Catholic patron saint of illness, on Sunday, Feb. 3. Individuals are invited to receive a traditional throat blessing following the 4 p.m. Mass on Feb. 2 and the 7, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Masses on Feb. 3 at the church. Cub and Boy Scout Troop 316 and the Venturing Crews of Queen of the Apostles Parish will participate in the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 3 in celebration of Scout Sunday. The parish’s First Communion Class will receive its First Penance at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in the church. There will be parents meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the church to discuss the special event.

VFW Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to V.F.W. Post 8335 will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 in the post home, 915 Main St. President June Fitzgerald will preside. Betty Lewis and June Fitzgerald will serve as hostesses. Lions food bank

Avoca Lions will have its monthly food bank from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 532 Main St. Volunteers are needed at 1:30 p.m. to unload the truck. Beneficiaries are encouraged to bring boxes. Council meets Feb. 4

The Avoca Borough Council will have its regular monthly meeting and work session at 6:30 See AVOCA, Page 30

Former Avoca resident honored for service Former Avoca resident David Voyack was recently honored for over 35 years of dedicated service to the community and citizens of the Commonwealth. He received the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Star of Life Award by the Emergency Health Services Federation, a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives sponsored by the Honorable Sheryl Delozer and a Citation from the Pennsylvania State Senate presented by Senator Pat Vance. Voyack also received a commendation for 25 years of service with the Defense Depot Region East Susquehanna, where he is employed as a firefighter (EMT) /fire inspector. A graduate of Pittston Area High School and the Penn State University, Voyack is the son of Mrs. Joan Voyack,of Wellsville, and Theodore Voyack, of Pittston. He currently resides in New Cumberland.

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Former Avoca resident David Voyack was recently honored for over 35 years of dedicated service to the community and citizens of the Commonwealth.

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Holy Mother of Sorrows Church PTO is holding its annual Chicken Wing Super Bowl Party fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 at the parish hall. The menu features five flavors of wings: mild, hot, parmesan garlic, honey mustard and plain with a single order of 10 for $7; bucket of 36 for $23 and bucket of 75 for $44 with celery and blue cheese available at an additional charge. Also featured are boneless wings available in the larger buckets. Place your order by calling Carol at 654-8991 or receive a form by emailing lisa_tisdel@yahoo.com. Deadline is Saturday, Feb. 2. Chicken wings will be available for pick up only at the parish hall on Wyoming Avenue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3. Call the parish hall at 654-0345 for more information. Hose Co. Breakfast

The Dupont Volunteer Hose Co #1 will hold its 48th annual breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 3 at the hose company hall on Main Street. On the all-you-can-eat menu are pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee, tea and orange juice. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets may be purchased from any volunteer or at the door on the day of the event. There will be a raffle and lottery tree at the breakfast and match the daily number tickets will be sold. The Dupont Volunteer Hose Company will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.13 at the company home. Softball/Teeball

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Dupont Borough is sponsoring a Valentine Theme Basket Raffle to raise funds for the Dupont Borough Children’s Fund. All proceeds are used for the Children’s Halloween and Christmas Parties. The Theme Basket includes $50 in lottery tickets and is currently on display at the municipal office. Tickets are $1 each and are available at the municipal office. This week tickets are on sale at the Hub One where the Valentine Basket will be on display. Drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb.13.

The American Red Cross will hold a Community Blood Drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Dupont’s VFW Post 4909. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Refuse sticker deadline

Jan. 31 is the deadline for residents to purchase 2013 refuse stickers. Fees for refuse are residential, $105; seniors, $75; and commercial, $150. Dupont Municipal office will have extended hours for the month of January. The office will remain office until 6 p.m. on Thursdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Building permit reminder

Dupont Borough zoning officer reminds residents that all types of remodeling projects require permits. Dupont is under the Luzerne County Zoning and building permits are issued through Penn Eastern Engineers, Wilkes Barre. UCC inspections are required on plumbing, heating, insulation, additions, new home construction, garages, inground pools, etc. All commercial buildings also require permits from Penn Eastern. Minor permits for door replacement, window replacement, etc. can be obtained at the borough office. Cost is $25. Fines will be imposed for noncompliance of UCC code inspections Eco-tip

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The Dupont Neighbor Crime Watch January meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the municipal building. Sacred Heart notes

The choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 in the choir loft. Women’s Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the church hall. The Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the church hall. The Holy Name Society will hold its annual 300 Club drawings starting Feb. 24. Five weekly cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $10 each and are available from any Holy Name member. Hockey game fundraiser

Penguins Hockey Game Fundraiser for Tracy’s Hope Animal Rescue will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Cost is $21 for Red Zone seating and includes a hat. It is Military Appreciation Night so Penguins dogs tags will be given away to the first 5,000 fans. For tickets .contact Nicole at 466-7930 or email Miataniki@gmail.com V.F.W. Post #4909 notes

The Dupont VFW Post #4909 Home Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. The dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m. Music will be provided by “Frank and Judy” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. Donation is $28 per person and tickets and reservations can be made by contacting Bob Lopata or the VFW at 654-9104. Deadline for reservations is set

for Friday, Feb.8. The Home Association will elect a vice president on Sunday, Jan 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the recreation room. All paid-up active members are eligible to vote. Candidates are incumbent Gerard Gurnari and Edward Zielinski Sr. The Post #4909 next meeting is at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb 4 at the post home. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served. Lions highway clean-up

Due to harsh weather, the Dupont Lions highway clean-up scheduled for Jan. 26 has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. All volunteers will meet at the Dupont Municipal Building. The Dupont Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan 28 at the VFW Post Home. Service schedule

Dupont Borough service schedule for the week of Jan. 27: Monday, Jan 28 - Refuse Tuesday-, Jan.29 - Yard waste Wednesday, Jan. 30 – Recycling, comingled plastics and glass Bowling results

Magic Circle High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Paul Chmiel, 813; Kyle Wagner, 781; Don Whiting, 685; Rich Jr. Aston, 673; Matt Charney, 655; Wally Zieminski, 653; Joe Sr. Wruble, 622; Bill Pupa, 611; Russ Stevens, 610; Rich Jr. Aston, 595. Women’s Division: Lisa Heck, 479; MaryTheresa Pupa, 469; Courtney McKitish, 431; Ashley Fuller, 298. Universal High Scratch Series Scores: David Titton, 706; Billy Jr. Elko, 690; Mark Prebish, 689; Edward Collins, 671; Ed Rutledge, 648; Jerry Coggins, 647; Raymond Silveri, 647; Dale Reese, 624; Richard Arditi, 614; William Elko, 606. Pittston Twp VFW High Scratch Series Scores: Jack Casper, 715; Joe Sr. Walsh, 693; Wally Moore, 664; Joe Jr. Walsh, 650; Jody Marranca, 607; Jim Francioso, 602; Sam DePrimo, 596; Peter Chodnicki,

594; John Blattner, 586; Tom Judge, 581. Sunday Night Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: Vito Buzzetta, 683; Ray Wasko, 567; Russ Stevens, 562; Joe Sr. Wruble, 545; Joe Umbra, 540. Women’s Division: Gracelynn Williamson, 468; Marythersa Pupa, 442; MaryLou Fereck, 439; Courtney McKitish, 403; Anne Wasko, 368. Boys Division: Zachary McKitish, 477 Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed High Scratch Series Score: Boys Division: Jacob Dobrowalski, 191; Jimmy Soroka, 160; Aiden Hindmarsh, 158; Robert Davidson, 152; Bryan Bryk, 147; Gary Vest, 140; Ryan Peck, 139; Ryan Kane, 136; Zachary Chilson, 130; Alek Chilson, 129. Girls Division: Madison Mesaris, 127; Kacie Fisk, 105; Sophia Gronka, 36. Elko’s Mixed High Scratch Series Scores: Boys Division: Justin Coyne, 508; Anthony Zimmerman, 468; Michael Elko, 451; Evan Elko, 435; Joey Jones, 416; Paul Greco, 414; Charles Kulick,386; Dylan Kelly, 361; Evan Esposito, 355; Cody Beers, 347. Girls Division: Hannah Maruhnich, 387; Samantha Piechota, 372; Leah Hodick, 336; Morgan Mesaris, 331; Gina Kirkpatrick, 305; Piper Kane, 296; Janelle Dudek, 258; Kiena Vest, 251; Halle Gronka, 215; Loren Gronka, 200. Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday High Scratch Series Scores: Boy’s Division: Zachary McKitish, 686; Conrad Chapple, 643; Austin Elko, 612; Peter Kulick, 609; Stephen Yuhas, 574. Girls’ Division: Irene Magdon, 487; Erin Donnelly, 438; Danielle Zydko, 431; Katie Wynn, 428; Sara Lukowich, 389. Elko’s Prep Boys High Scratch Series Scores: Zachary Elko, 412; Anthony DePascale, 405; Marc Piechota, 404; Jared Dickson, 373; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 339; Joey Wruble, 338; Martin Kuna, 329; Tyler Cegelka, 317; Connor Morris, 307; Jeremy Lavelle, 296. Warehouse Mixed League High Scratch Series Scores: Men’s Division: John Borgia, See DUPONT, Page 30

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Dupont Softball/Teeball Signups will be held at the Dupont Municipal Office, 600 Chestnut St. from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb 2 and Feb. 9; and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, the final day for sign-ups. Cost of teeball for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 is $25 each with no mandatory fundraisers; softball for girls ages 7 to 17 is $50 each with family discounts for softball only and no mandatory fundraiser. For more information, contact Bob at 8818744.

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Polish Falcons elect officers for 2013-14 Congratulations to the following members of the Polish Falcons Nest 128 who were elected as officers for the 2013-2014 term: Mary Shock, president; Walter Popish, male vice president; Tricia Cherundolo, female vice president; Gilles Lemay, treasurer and financial secretary; Brandy Marie Phillips, recording secretary and Joseph Kozak, instructor. Community calendar

Residents and organizations planning events in Duryea Borough are asked to register the date of the event with Mayor Keith Moss in order for it to be included on the borough’s community calendar. To register, call 457-6120 ext. 4 and leave a message with details about the event. Garbage stickers

The 2013 Duryea Borough garbage stickers are on sale now. The price of the stickers remains the same as last year. Stickers can be purchased from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Stickers can also be purchased from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday eve-

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nings at the municipal building. Prices of the garbage stickers are one bag, $80; two bags, $135; three bags, $175; and four bags, $215. Residents are asked to remove their old garbage sticker when they place their new one in the window. Garbage stickers are due by Feb. 1. Garbage will not be collected from homes that do not have the 2013 garbage sticker displayed. Little League signups

The Duryea Little League will have sign-ups for all boys and girls divisions for the 2013 season from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, 29 and 30 at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St. Cost is $55 per player and $75 per family. Cost for junior and senior league players is separate and is $75 per player. Cub Pack 375 news

Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375 will have Pack Night at 7 p.m. on

Monday, Jan. 28 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Hall, 529 Stephenson St. The guest speaker will be Luzerne County Judge Jennifer Rogers. The annual “Scouting for Food” program will take place the weekend of Feb. 2 and 3 following the weekend Masses at Nativity of Our Lord Parish. In conjunction with this event, the Religious Medal Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Holy Rosary Church, 125 Stephenson St. The Pack will participate in a guided tour of the Newswatch 16 weather station with the station’s chief meteorologist Tom Clark on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Scouts will meet at 6:30 p.m. under the blue awning at the TV station and must wear their full dress uniform. Derby Day will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church hall. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the Pinewood and Regatta Races begin at 1 p.m.

Pizza sale

The Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 585, will have a pizza sale from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Brennan Regan post home, 329 Main St. Cost is $12 for a tray of red, $15 for a tray of tomato and garlic and $15 for a tray of broccoli. Extra toppings are available for the red pizza for a nominal fee. Preordering is required. To place your order, call the post home at 457-4242 between 11 a.m. and midnight. Legion Auxiliary

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary to Brennan Regan Post 585 will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the post home, 329 Main St. Members are reminded to submit their 2013 dues. Any member that has not paid them or updated any necessary information should as soon as possible. The auxiliary will have its annual dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Valenti’s Restaurant, Exeter. Any member interested in attending may sign up at the post

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p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. Council President Joseph Satkowski will preside. Collection, recycling notes

Ashes are collected every Wednesday. Residents should place them curbside by 8 a.m. on collection day. The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars. All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken. The new system allows paper to be mixed

with cardboard. All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck. Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling tuck. The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future recycling privileges. Recycling flyers are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling trailer. Waste Management will no longer collect monitors, printers, peripheral devices or any other components from computers and TVs. Garbage stickers on sale

Garbage stickers for 2013 can be purchased from Therese Wrubel at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St. The office will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays. The fee schedule for purchas-

ing the window sticker in order to have up to three bags collected weekly is as follows: $160 if purchased by Feb. 20, $165 if purchased between Feb.21 and March 20, $175 if purchased between March 21 and April 20, $185 if purchased between April 21 and May 20 and $195 if purchased between May 21 and June 21. Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after June 21. All Avoca homeowners and renters are obligated to purchase a garbage sticker. Extra stickers for additional bags of garbage can be purchased for $3 each. Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avoca Borough, c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641. For more information, call Wrubel at 457-4891.

780; Dale Reese, 772; Tom Clark, 759; Matt Charney, 7544; Bill Casterline, 746. Women’s Division: Michelle Bukofski, 284. American High Scratch Series Scores: Mark Kulick, 791; John Grohowski, 785; Jerry Coggins,

home by Feb. 12. This year the ladies are responsible for paying for their own meal and the auxiliary will provide the gratuity. Attendees will meet at the post home at 6:30 p.m. the day of the dinner. The reservation is for 7 p.m. Penguins night

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team will have a fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc., Duryea, on Saturday, Feb. 23 when the Penguins faceoff against the Connecticut Whales at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Game time is at 7 p.m. The first 5,000 fans will receive Penguins dog tags in honor of Military Appreciation Night. Tickets, which are $21 each, include seating in the red zone and a Penguins hat. They can be purchased by calling Nicole at 466-7930 or e-mailing Miataniki@gmail.com. A portion of ticket purchases will be donated to Tracey’s Hope. 760; Dave Kern, 721; Gary Jr. Magdon, 711; Chris Kasa, 698; Al Jr. Cannarella, 667; Pete Latona, 664; Scott Kowalczyk, 645; Tom Spurlin, 643. Dupont Bowlettes High Scratch Series Scores: Ann Alfano, 528; Connie Berlinski, 525; MaryLou Fereck, 506; Donna Kasa, 501; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 496; Kim Kishel, 495; Helen Zapotoski, 470; Debbie Stevens, 467; Gracelynn Williamson, 429.

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Members of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club completed arrangements for their fith annual Mardi Gras Party to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Gober’s Deco Lounge, Wyoming Avenue and Schooley Street, Exeter. Returning will be entertainment by CNR and a Cajun buffet. Beer and soft drinks are included in the $20 cost. Basket Raffles and games will be held and prizes awarded throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club or at Gober’s Deco Lounge. Tickets will be limited to 100 people and will besurely sell out. Kiwanis Secretary Tiffany Calliao stated the funds raised will be used to continue the Kiwanis programs of service to children in the community and support the costs of our Youth leadership programs; Key Club, builders Club and KKids. Exeter high 50+ reunion

Plans are underway to hold a combined class reunion for all graduates of Exeter High School that have been out of school for 50 years or longer. Representatives of all classes graduating 50 years or more (1963 or earlier) are asked to attend the inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Avenue Diner.

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event vehicles are not removed, they will be cited, along with being towed at the owner’s expense as per ordinance. All residents shall be aware that, once a significant amount of snow is forecasted, this procedure will be placed in effect. The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds businesses and residents that all sidewalks are to be cleared within 24 hours after the completion of a snowstorm. Failure to comply will result in the issuance of a citation, punishable by a fine at the district magistrate WA Scholarship Program

Wyoming Area High School announces the addition of seven new scholarships to its website this year. In the past four years, 23 new scholarships have been added to the already generous list. Through the generosity of families memorializing their loved ones, businesses, civic groups and individuals these new scholarships are available. Seniors and their parents are urged to visit the scholarship

website by logging onto wyomingarea.org and clicking on Guidance Department Scholarships to view all the scholarships available. Other important information regarding how to apply, to view the application which may be used for all the scholarships found on this website, requirements for each scholarship and other important information is contained on this web site. The deadline for handing in completed applications to Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office is Wednesday, Feb.13. The Scholarship Celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 in the high school cafeteria. Invitations will be issued in late April. Lenten food sale

The Exeter Borough Hose Co #1, 1450 Susquehanna Ave., will sell potato pancakes, pierogies and haluski at 4 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb.13 and every Friday during Lent. Good Friday sales will begin at noon. To place an order, call 602-039

WA Night at the Races

The Wyoming Area High School Class of 2013 Night at the Races is Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. Information on selling horses, gift basket donations and food donations was sent home this week with each senior. For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817. The next meeting of the committee will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in Room164. Little League sign ups

The Exeter Lions Little League will hold signups for the 2013 season on the following dates: Saturday, Feb.2 - noon to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 noon to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 - noon to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 - noon to 2:30 p.m. All registrations will be held at the Scout Home on Lincoln Street behind the Exeter Borough Building. Each player needs a copy of his or her birth certificate and three proofs of current residency. Registration fees are as follows: Little League Baseball & Softball - $50 per player ($20 each additional player in family) plus $50 for lottery ticket fundraiser; Jr & Sr League Baseball - $100 per player plus $50 for lottery ticket fundraiser.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

The Cosmopolitan Seniors next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in St. Anthony Center, Exeter. The club is open to all adults age 50 and over, regardless of religious affiliation and residence. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting and enjoy a friendly social afternoon with your peers. Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Sands Casino on Thursday, Feb. 14 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 6552720. Snow emergency

Kiwanians planning a Mardi Gras Party are, from left, Amy Casagrande, Dawn Marie Crake, Jackie Kasa, Matt Crake and Secretary Tiffany Callaio.

St. Barbara’s Mardi Gras

St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci’s restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts. This is a BYOB event and no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. DJ Mike Arcarese will provide music. Cost is $25 per person. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or10. Call Loretta at 654-0936 or Barbara at 654-8670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 4. Recycling, refuse reminder

Exeter residents may pick up a 2013 recycling calendar at the following businesses along Wyoming Avenue: Turkey Hill, Uni Mart, Sabatini’s Pizza, Modern Market and Donut Connection. The calendar can also be picked up any time in the white mailbox to the right of the front door at the Exeter Borough Building, 1101 Wyoming Ave. Recycling must be placed curbside for pick up on Mondays. All refuse is to be placed in garbage bags and put in a garbage can and placed curbside by 6 a.m. on Wednesdays. Loose garbage in garbage cans will not be taken. Exeter Borough 2013 refuse stickers are now on sale at the borough building, 1101 Wyoming Ave. The price is $150 and $110 for senior citizens until Feb. 28. From March 1 to 31, the price will be $180 and $130 for senior citizens. Starting in April, stickers will be in the penalty phase and will cost $250 for everyone. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext 2 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The borough office is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Payment can also be made by See EXETER, Page 32

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The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds residents that in the event of a snow emergency, all residents have 30 minutes to remove vehicles on both sides of Wyoming Avenue. In the

For more information, email Jaime Hizynski at jaimehizynski@gmail.com

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Borough Safety Committee meets Wednesday A Safety Committee meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Municipal building. A review of current plans along with block captains will be on the agenda. Mardi Gras celebration

St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci’s restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts. This is a B.Y.O.B. event; no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Cost is $25 per person. DJ Mike Arcarese will provide the music. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta at 654-0936 or Barbara at 6548670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend Masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory at 654-

WEST PITTSTON Tony Callaio 654-5358 tonyc150@verizon.net

2103. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 4. Bingo at JFK

The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding a Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.10 (doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, call 362-1680. Night at the Races

Wyoming Area Class of 2013 Night at the Races will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. Phone calls will be made for gift basket donations, food donations, etc. For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817. Next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in room 164. Little League news

For all West Pittston age eligible players (10 years old prior to May 1, 2013) moving up to major leagues, conditioning and practice for the upcoming major league tryouts in March. Practice will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Little League indoor facility. Managers and coaches are asked

and encouraged to participate. Little League registration dates for the 2013 season for TBall to Major League, and Junior/Senior League divisions are: Wednesday, Jan. 30 - 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 - 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 6 - 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 - 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 10 1 to 4 p.m. Registrations will take place on the second floor of the West Pittston Little League field house located off Sixth Street. Fees for the 2013 season shall be as follows: • Single player T-ball to Majors - $65 plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser. • Family rate T-ball to Majors - $65 plus $10 for each player beyond one plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser. • Junior/Senior League players - $100 plus $50 for the lottery fundraiser. These will be the only sign up dates for the 2013 season.

Cheer/dance workshops

West Pittston native and resident Lauren Timek, a professional cheerleader with the New York Jets, will conduct a nineweek cheer and dance workshop from Jan. 31 to March 30 at the Downtown Arts Center, WilkesBarre. Registration fee is $125. For a schedule of classes and more information, contact Gina Malsky at 332-7817. Birthday notes

Celebrating this week: Faith Yakobitis, Caitlyn Kraynak, Joe Kolmansperger, Jan. 27; Elaine Lucarella Bell, Cara Bell, Deb Mozal, John Connell, Jan. 30; Jon Melvin, Lynette Villano, Rachel Campbell, Sara Shane, Jan. 31; Mona Turner, Ray Hopkins, Feb. 1. Quote of the week

“The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, ‘The trouble with this country is...’’” – Sinclair Lewis, American writer.

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mail. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check or money order to Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave, Exeter. Pa 18643. Make checks or money orders payable to Exeter Borough. Vera Bradley Bingo

The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 ( doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, Attn.: Bingo. Include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, call 362-1680. St Barbara’s Parish

The feast of St. Blaise is Sunday, Feb. 3. Blessing of throats

The Upper Valley Eye Bank was hosted by the Exeter Lions Club recently at a meeting at the Association for the Blind, Exeter. The Upper Valley Eye Bank was hosted by the Exeter Lions Club recently at a meeting at the Association for the Blind, Exeter. Cornea pledge cards and eyeglasses were collected. Dr. Ron Petrilla, Executive Director, Association for the Blind gave an informative talk on the services the association provides to our local communities. The Wyoming- West Wyoming Lions Club will host the next meeting of the Eye Bank at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at Marianacci's Restaurant, 252 W. 8th St., Wyoming. For information, call Marina 709-0907 or Nancy 655-0345. From left, seated, are Dr. Ron Petrilla, executive director, Association for the Blind; Janet Serino, president, Exeter Lions Club; Nancy Baiera, vice president; Betty Dantone, secretary, both of the Eye Bank; District Governor Dennis Cook. Standing, John Serino, Joan Solano, Jean Marie Radle, Audrey Kurz, Donna Collins, Toni Valenti, Rich Shield, Rich Anselmi and Ettore Anselmi, all of the Exeter Lions Club.

will be conducted after all Masses. Anyone needing individual financial statement for tax purposes should call the rectory at 654-2103. Masses will be scheduled three months at a time and are

scheduled on a first-come/firstserved basis. Also, Mass intentions may be changed based on the availability of a priest or if there are any unforeseen changes in the daily Mass schedule. Thank you for your cooperation

and understanding. Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th year of marriage are invited to participate in the Diocese of Scranton’s Wedding Anniversary Celebration scheduled for June 16. Eligible couples

should call the rectory by Feb.8. The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will celebrate the 2:30 p.m. Mass on June 16 in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, where couples will renew their vows.


Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League registrations will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 2 and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.7 at the Stites Street Fire Hall. The registration fee for tee ball through major baseball and softball is $70 per player or $95 per family. The fee for junior/senior baseball is $100 per player with no family rate. Fundraisers will be distributed at registration. All players must provide proof of residency and new players must provide a copy of his or her birth certificate. Any child who will be 4 years old prior to May 1 is eligible to play tee ball this coming season. PTO meeting

The next 10th Street PTO meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the school cafe. West Wy. Hose Co #1

West Wyoming Hose Co #1will hold a Super Bowl Pizza sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday Feb 3 featuring unbaked, baked and chicken wing pizza. For pre-orders, call 954-4531. The hose company will host a ziti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children for eatin or take-out. Tickets are available at door or from any member

WYOMING NEWS EILEEN CIPRIANI 287-3349 ecipriani@comcast.net completed applications to Mrs. Donations for raffle baskets will Rabel in the guidance office is be appreciated. Contact Donna Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Schol- at 333-5353 or Mary at 696arship Celebration will be held at 3359. Baskets may be donated 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 with a theme of your choice. in the high school cafeteria. InThe food collection for the vitations will be issued in late Greater Pittston Food Pantry is April/e an ongoing gift to them in our communities. The pantry is loSt. Monica’s notes cated on William Street in PittMagic 93’s Frankie Warren is ston and is a program of the Care Master of Ceremonies for a and Concern Ministry. Please Night at the Races benefiting St. continue to bring non-perishable Monica’s Parish, 363 W. Eighth items to church and place in the St. West Wyoming. The race will containers at both entrances. The be held on Friday, Feb. 8. Doors recipients are most grateful for open at 5:45 p.m. and post time is your generosity. 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and seating is limited to 175 people. St. Barbara’s Mardi Gras Tickets may be purchased before St. Barbara’s Parish is having a and after all weekend masses. Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 There will be complimentary to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at food, beverages with admission the parish center. Doors will ticket. Purchase a horse for $10 open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet and give it a winning name. catered by Marianacci’s restauFor more information, contact rant will be served. Dinner also Tom Tomsak at 237-2188. You includes coffee, soda and homedon’t have to be present to win made desserts. any of the prizes. Receive a $50 This is a B.Y.O.B. event; no cash prize if your horse wins the one under 21 years of age will be race. There will also be a Chi- admitted. DJ Mike Arcarese will nese auction of gift baskets, etc. provide the music. Cost is $25

per person. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta at 654-0936 or Barbara at 654-8670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend Masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 4. WA senior parents

The Wyoming Area High School Class of 2013 Night at the Races is Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. Information on selling horses, gift basket donations and food donations was sent home this week with each senior. For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817. Next Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in Room 164 at the high school. Library news

The Wyoming Free Library will have story time from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26. The programs are for ages 3 to 5 yearolds. The program entitled, “For Me, For You, For Later,” is part of the Grow Up Great initiative sponsored by PNC Bank and Sesame Workshop. The five-session program will teach preschoolers and their parents fi-

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The Wyoming Rotary Club recently announced that it will make an annual $250 donation to the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University. Participating in the first check presentation ceremony at the Pauly House, from left, are Frank Sorbeck, Wyoming Rotary Club; Vicki Austin, director, Women with Children Program; Mark Sorbeck, Wyoming Rotary Club; Darrelle Evans, Wyoming Rotary Club; Pat Dutton, Wyoming Rotary Club, and John Harrington, president, Wyoming Rotary Club.

Garbage stickers for 2013 are now on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Wyoming Municipal Building. Full-year stickers are $200 and $190 for seniors. Stickers may be purchased through two payments, each for half a year. Garbage stickers may also be purchased through the mail by sending a self-addressed/stamped envelope to Wyoming Borough, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. The sticker fee includes garbage pickup, curb-side recycling collection and seasonal yard waste removal. A monthly bulk item pickup is also offered at $5 per item (limited to one per month.)

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Wyoming Area High School announces the addition of seven new scholarships to its website this year. In the past four years, 23 new scholarships have been added to the already generous list. Through the generosity of families memorializing their loved ones, businesses, civic groups and individuals these new scholarships are available. Seniors and their parents are urged to visit the scholarship website by logging onto on wyomingarea.org and clicking on Guidance Department Scholarships to view all the scholarships available. Other important information regarding how to apply, to view the application which may be used for all the scholarships found on this web site, requirements for each scholarship and other important information is contained on this website. The deadline for handing in

nancial concepts such as making choices, needs and wants, learning to wait, value and spending, sharing and saving money. Each session will offer a story, craft and snack. Space is limited, so call the Wyoming Free Library at 693-1364 to register. The Wyoming Free Library is starting a LEGO Club for children ages ages 6 to 12 (siblings welcome). The club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of every month beginning March 2. Snacks will be provided and there will be local celebrity “brick builders” each Saturday. There will be occasional contests and prizes will be given out to the winners. LEGO building bricks will be provided but children can bring their own. A trip to the LEGO store and other attractions in New York City on the Martz Trailways Shoppers Special bus is planned for Saturday, May 11. Each person will be responsible for their own ticket and at least one adult must accompany each child. Tickets for the trip should be purchased well in advance at the Martz Bus Station in WilkesBarre. Call the library at 693-1364 to register for the LEGO Club. The Wyoming Free library is looking for donations of LEGO building blocks, used or new. Donations can be dropped off at the library at 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming PA 18644 The Wyoming Free Library winter pre-school story time will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. .

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Sports

Cheerleading ain’t what it used to be

By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

Cheerleading has come a long way, baby. These days cheerleaders don’t just cheer for athletes. They are athletes. “It’s much more competitive and

much more physical,” Pittston Area cheerleading coach Kim Morgan said comparing cheering today to when she was a Pittston Area cheerleader in 2001. Four to five days a week for two See SEE CHEER, Page 35


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hours Morgan – who started cheerleading at age 1 ½ as a mascot for the Jenkins Township junior football team -- puts 30 Pittston Area cheerleaders through intense routine practices and workouts as she gets them ready to compete in the Universal Cheerleading Association’s National High School Cheerleading Championship February 9 - 10 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida The PA squad was one of just two teams at the Pocono Regional Competition at Kutztown University on December 9 to qualify for the national event. The PA girls compete in the Large Varsity Non-Tumbling division. The 2 ½ minute routine they are working on includes dancing, jumping, stunting and pyramids with a cheer portion in the middle. Pyramid building is just like a sport. With positions like main base, secondary base, back spot and flyer it takes teamwork to make a quality and safe pyramid. Junior Bridget Starinsky – who began cheering with Duryea Wildcats junior football -- is a pyramid back spot. Her job is to help toss the flyer to the top of the pyramid and then spot her for safety. Sometimes it can be a little unnerving. “I would never let my flier know I’m scared,” Starinsky said. “She has to trust you.” In addition to practicing their routine, the girls also workout. They do push ups, sit ups and crunches for their arms and legs and the end of practice and yoga once a week. In the summer they practice every morning - after a 1 ½ mile run. On their own most of

The Pittston Area cheerleaders pictured in the pyramid on the facing page are pictured above at Kutztown university last month after qualifying for the national competition. First Row left to right, Alyssa Adkins, Maria Capitano, Katrina Lutecki, Samantha Hoban, Kaitlynn Wolfram, Trina Davila, Alex Cawley, Allie Anastasi, Shelby Rinaldi, Kiki Erfman.Second row, Katie Wynn, Nicole Psaila, Julie Kalinas, Marina Maida, Lauren Senese, Kyla Balchune, Bridget Starinsky, Carly Walker, Maria Lussi, Kayla Vogue.Third row, Morgan Shea. Alleysha Reynolds, Jennifer Mataloni, Tabitha Flipski, Hunter Antal, Leanne Para, Marissa Facciponti

them also do machine workouts and weight train at a local gym. “Planet fitness is usually exploding with them after practice,” Morgan said. “People underestimate cheerleading,” Starinsky said. “It’s a lot of work and it’s tiring. On top of it we go out and cheer for the basketball team and the wrestling team. We have fun doing it, but it’s stressful at times.” Morgan – a PA eighth grade math teacher – has been the coach for five years. She has Spirit Safety certification and concussion certification. At times, like any coach, she has to be a little tough. “This group of girls knows when I am hitting my limit,” she said. “For the most part they are mature, respectful, responsible and well-behaved.”

“People underestimate cheerleading. It’s a lot of work and it’s tiring. On top of it we go out and cheer for the basketball team and the wrestling team. We have fun doing it, but it’s stressful at times.” Bridget Starinski Pittston Area cheerleader

In addition to working out and practicing their routines, the girls have been busy raising money. They sold candy bars and t-shirts, washed cars, served spaghetti dinners, ran a night of the races, a Charming Charlie’s sale and a youth cheer camp and raised 90 percent of the $800 per girl and $24,000 total they need. Their last scheduled fund raiser was Friday, a happy hour for

adults at the Red Mill Tavern. What’s left after that will come out of the parents’ pockets or from other donors. To help contact Kim Morgan at the Pittston Area Middle school. Starinsky said she is humbled by all the support. “As a team we appreciate that the community supported us. Without our parents, teachers, and administration and everybody who donated

even a penny we wouldn’t have this privilege.” Once they get to Florida the girls will stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World. On Friday they will have free run, with chaperones, of the Disney attractions. Saturday morning they will have one last practice and then more park time. The competition among 400 to 500 teams from around the country is Sunday. “We’re getting excited,” Starinsky said. “On competition day it will be nerve-wracking, but once you get on the mat it’s a blast. It will be a lifetime experience and I’m glad I’ll get to experience it with my teammates. No matter how we place we’ll know we worked as hard as we could and we tried our best.”

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Email jsmiles@psdispatch.com or call Jack Smiles at 602-0178. hope to get several hundred. So whether you think the San Francisco 49ers will win

or if you believe the Baltimore Ravens can pull the upset get your predictions to us as soon

as you can. Round up lists and your families and friends and get them to us. Over the years the thing that made our prediction list unique are your witty comments. So when you predict the winning team and score make an optional short comment.

The preferred way is by email to jsmiles@psdispatch.com. Or call Jack Smiles at 602-0178. If you miss him leave a message with your picks. You can also make a prediction here at our front counter at 109 New Street. Just ask Judy.

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Without the Steelers, Giants or Eagles in next Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVII the local interest isn’t as hot at some years, but we still want your Super Bowl predictions. We don’t know if we’ll reach the all-time record of 1001 we had when the Giants defeated the Patriots in 2008, but we


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B OYS BAS K E T BA L L

Warriors defeat MMI for first conference win By TOM ROBINSON

For the Sunday Dispatch

The Warriors took two steps in the right direction this week with a win Tuesday and a much more competitive contest in its rematch with Lake-Lehman Friday. WA used the crossover game at MMI to post its first Wyoming Valley Conference victory, 5850, and end an 11-game losing streak overall. An offense that has often struggled produced two of its three highest-scoring games of the year and its two highest in the last dozen games. Bart Chupka scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, made four steals and dished out three assists in the 58-50 win that allowed the Warriors to improve to 2-12 overall. Chupka, who is normally fighting to keep the Warriors competitive inside against larger opponents, was able to dominate much of the night. “We were looking at the matchups and we did see that MMI was very similar to us,” Wyoming Area coach Al Brogna said. “They’re not really big, but they’re a quick, scrappy team.” The Warriors shot 48 percent overall. Mike Carey made his only two 3-point attempts while scoring11 points. Jordan Zezza added 10 points and five steals. The Warriors took a five-point halftime lead but led just 36-35 before pulling away in the fourth

quarter. “We had three really good quarters where we did the things we’re supposed to do,” Brogna said. “We had a little hiccup in the third quarter which got them back in thegame a little bit. “We stood our ground and made a nice run.” The Warriors opened the lead to as many as 15 points and were still up 11 until the Preppers hit a 50-footer at the buzzer. Corey Rodgers led MMI with 16 points. Lake-Lehman 66, Wyoming Area 55

The Warriors continued their progress with a more competitive effort against a Lake-Lehman team that had defeated them by 25 just two weeks earlier. Adam Dizbon scored19 points and Pete Borum added 17 to lead the Black Knights to a 66-55 victory. Jordan Zezza scored 16 points, Chupka added 13 points and eight rebounds and Carey hit three 3-pointers while scoring 13 points. The Warriors piled up 26 points in a fast-paced fourth quarter to close the gap from 18 points to eight with two minutes remaining. “We battled really well in the second half,” Brogna said. “In the fourth quarter, we played probably the best basketball we’ve played all year.” Wyoming Area switched to a press in the fourth quarter and Brogna said it was effective in

Warrior Evan Musto breaks through a tough Lake Lehman defense

Nick Gushko hustles as he saves the ball from going out of bounds.

getting his team to pick up its pace more than it was in disrupting Lake-Lehman. “We needed to try to get up and down the floor a little faster,” he said. Pittston Area 51, Coughlin 38

James Tobisch scored 19 points and Pittston Area rallied in the fourth quarter to run past Coughlin, 51-38, Tuesday in a Division 1 game. Mason Gross added 16 points and Tyler McGarry hit three 3pointers while scoring 11. Pittston Area led 12-6 after one quarter but Coughlin moved in front 34-33 going into the fourth. The Patriots won the game with the help of an 18-4, fourthquarter advantage. Pittston Area’s Friday home game with Berwick was postponed because of snow and moved back to Saturday afternoon. It was over to late for our

deadline. This week

Tuesday PA at Hazleton Northwest at WA ThursdayDallas at PA Friday WA at Nanticoke Standings ..................... Division

Division 1 Valley West ..................... 8-0 Hazleton ........................... 6-2 Pittston Area .................. 5-2 Crestwood ........................ 4-3 Tunkhannock ................... 4-4 Berwick ............................ 2-5 Coughlin ........................... 1-7 Dallas ............................... 0-7 Division 2 GAR ................................. 7-0 Nanticoke ......................... 5-2 Lake Lehman .................. 4-3 Holy Redeemer ............... 3-4 Wyoming Area ............... 1-6

Pittston Area’s James Emmett, left, goes up for two

ABOVE BILL TARUTIS. TOP AND LEFT, TONY CALLAIO


Patriots reached semis in Red Raider Rumble By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

Last Saturday, January 19, The Patriots went 4-1 in the Bellefonte Red Raider Rumble, a duals tournament. The Patriots won their pool defeating MiddWest from Middleburg, Snyder County; Fauquier, Virginia and State College High School. In the semi-finals they lost to eventual tourney champion DuBois, 37-36. DuBois beat Erie Cathedral Prep 42-31 in the final PA coach James Woodall said the Patriots exceeded his expectations. “I’m a little surprised we did as well as we did. State College is a little down this season. They weren’t as deep as we expected them to be, but we had a good weekend. We looked good.” Angelo Lussi was 5-0 in the tourney. “Most impressive was our heavyweight Brain Modzienski. He was 5-0 with five pins,” Woodall said. Yesterday the Patriots wrestled in another high-caliber tournament the Konkrete Duals at Northampton High School, where they went up against Norristown and West Chester. Norristown has three returning wrestlers who were in the top eight in the state last year.

“We try to get outside the area and wrestle some traditional powers,” Woodall said. Back home on Wednesday the Patriots lost their last WVC match by a point to Dallas 32-31 and the last individual bout of the match by a point 3-2. It doesn’t get any closer than that. Their other loss was to undefeated Valley West by six. Both were one bout matches. Woodall said the Patriots weren’t on their game against Dallas. “I don’t know if we were a little flat or what it was. But give credit to Dallas they have good balance and they came out to beat us.” The District 2 AAA Team Dual Tournament is Friday and Saturday at Pittston Area. The quarter and semi-finals are Friday and the finals are Saturday at 6:30. Wyoming Area is in the AA tournament The District 2 AAA Individual Tournament is Feb. 22 and 23 at Hazleton. The AA tourney is at Lake Lehman. Woodall said the Patriots are going after the team point title in the individuals. “Our goal is to try to find a way to win it. It’s going to be tough, especially with Delaware Valley.” Kris Roccograndi (170) and

Ryan Monk (285) recorded pins for Dallas. For PA against Dallas Chris Starinsky and Tyler Lutecki won by forfeit at 106 and 120; Dave Deleo won a decision at 126; Angelo Lussi won a major decision at 160 and Kris Roccograndi, 170, John Minich, 190, and Jake Vaxmonsky, 220 got pins. Lake-Lehman 42, Wyoming Area 30

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In a loss on Friday, Wyoming Area picked up pins from Shaun Vasquez (106) and Nick O’Brien (160) in his first action of the season. Carmen Maurielo (126) and Andy Schutz (132) won by forfeit. At 145 Nick heck won a 3-2 decision. At Jude Polit-Moran won a 6-2 decision. While the Patriots are done with their WVC schedule, the Warriors (2-2) have to matches to make up on Monday and Wednesday. Wyoming Area 44, Nanticoke 15

For WA Shawn Vasquez, 106; Patrick Heck, 113, and Shawn Whiting, 220, won by forfeits. Carmen Mauriello, 120; Andy Schutz, 126 and Nick Heck, 145 got pins. Charlie Johnson won a tech. fall at 132 16-0 and Damian Vanderlick won a decision at 152. This week

Monday Tunkhannock at WA Wednesday Meyers at WA (End regular season) Standings (Saturday’s matches not included)

Top, PA’s Angelo Lussi, back, holds Dallas’ Logan Brace in the 160-pound bout. Middle, At 152, Warrior Damian Vanderlick 152. Above,Pittston Area’s Kevin Wesolowski, top, controls Dallas’ Zach Macosky in the 152-pound bout PA BILL TARUTIS. WA TONY CALLAIO.

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Wyoming Area’s Nicholas Heck is in total control over Nanticoke’s Tony Edwards at 145

D-I Valley West 5-0 Dallas 3-1 Pittston Area 4-2 Coughlin 3-2 Berwick 2-3 Hazleton 1-4 Crestwood 0-6 D-2 Lake Lehman 4-0 Tunkhannock 3-1 Hanover 3-2 Meyers 3-2 Wyoming Area 2-2 GAR 1-4 Nanticoke 0-5


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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hopkins gets 1500th point in 2-0 PA week Important games Monday at home and Thursday at Dallas Thursday at Dallas, but PA will probably have to get by Hazleton on Monday to have a shot at catching Dallas on Thursday. Dallas has winless Coughlin on Monday. Against Berwick, Hopkins led all scorers with 18 points and Allie Barber scored 12 with one 3pointer. Brady had six and Waleski, four. PA hit 10-of-16 free throws.

By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

Mia Hopkins was on the floor the night Pittston Area guard Lauren Smicherko scored her 1,000th career point in 2009. Hopkins was just a freshman but in a preview of things to come she was the leading scorer for PA that night with 28 points. When Hopkins scored her 1000th point last season she became the11th PA girl to do so and only the third to do it as a junior and the third to surpass 1500 after phenom Cindy Czerniakowski in 1988 and Kristen Baumes in 2007. On Tuesday Hopkins passed 1500 in Pittston Area’s 69-28 win over Coughlin. Czerniakowski, who earned 15 varsity letters in five different sports, is the all-time PA scoring leader with 1874 points. Hopkins won’t reach that number, but she will almost certainly pass Baumes and wind up number two on the list. Against Coughlin Tuesday Hopkins scored 14 of her gamehigh 32 points in the first quarter. Ali Brady scored 12 with two 3-

Wyoming Area 48 MMI Prep 32

From left, after the 1500th point are Mia’s mother, Sharon Hopkins, Mia Hopkins and PA coach Kathy Healey.

pointers; Liz Waleski, 10 with three 3-pointers and Eastin Ashby, 10 with one 3-pointer. PA 49 Berwick 43

With their second win of the week on Thursday at Berwick, the Patriots (6-2) stayed a game behind Dallas (7-1), whose only loss was to PA. They play again

Wyoming Area limited MMI to one basket from the floor in the first quarter and won there third game of the WVC season to get within a game of .500 at 3-4. Serra Degnan’s 10 points led the Warriors. Felicia Turner scored nine and Nicole Turner and Abby Thornton scored six each. Aries Klesh led MMI with eight points. Lehman 51, Wyoming Area 33

Nicole Turner and Emily Wolfgang each scored seven points for the Lady Warriors who fell behind by 10 after one,

15-5, and couldn’t recover. The Warriors hit five 3-poiners, two by Turner and one each by Serra Degnan, Emily Wolfgang and Rachel Solano. Emily Sutton’s scored 22 for Lake-Lehman. This week

Monday Hazleton at PA WA at Northwest Thursday PA at Dallas Nanticoke at WA Standings

Division 1 .....................WVC Dallas ................................7-1 Crestwood ........................6-2 Pittston Area ...................6-2 Valley West ......................5-3 Hazleton ...........................5-3 Berwick ............................2-6 Tunkhannock .................... 1-7 Coughlin ...........................0-8

Division 2.....................WVC Nanticoke .........................7-0 Holy Redeemer .................6-1 Lake Lehman ...................5-2 Wyoming Area ................3-4 Meyers.............................. 3-4

SWIMMING

Lady Patriots keep rolling along in D-3 Meet with Meyers Monday key in division race By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@psdispatch.com

The Pittston Area swim team defeated Dunmore on Wednesday to stay unbeaten in Division 3, where they haven’t lost since 2010. The Lady Patriots are 6-0 with four meets to go on the season. Anything can happen, but three of the meets look like likely wins. The other one, against Meyers on Wednesday in the PA pool, is a little more troublesome. PA beat Meyers 108-78 the first time through the, but that was five weeks ago and things have

changed. Meyers is 6-1 and could tie PA for the top spot with a win, assuming PA beats Nanticoke Monday. “I’m a little nervous,” said PA coach Amy Hazlet. “Our divers swept in the first meet and their divers have improved. I scouted them and their swimmers have improved a lot, too.” Against Dunmore PA won 124-45 and took first place in 11 of 12 events. First, second and third places winners were: 200 medley relay Shannen Brady, Antoinette Antonacci, Mia Nardone, and Liz Scialpi; 200 IM, Kassity Roche, first and Shannen Brady, second.

50 free, first, Tiffany Smith; 100 fly, Kassity Roche, first and Kaycee Langan second. 100 Free Tiffany Smith, first and Liz Scialpi second; 500 free, first Irene Magdon; second Emily seaman and third Cassie Wilczewski 200 Free relay, Kallie Miller, Kayla Miller, Antoinette Antonacci, and Tiffany Smith first; 100 back, Mia Nardone first, Loran Garnett second and Adison Hazlet, third. 100 breast Antoinette Antonacci first, Shelby Hoffmann second, Shannen Brady third. In the 400 free relay PA took first, second and third. Winners

were Irene Magdon, Kallie Miller, Christine Briggs and Tiffany Smith

Megan Bonomo and Maria Pesta and Amanda Bialy took seconds and third for WA.

Coughlin 101 WA 82

This week

Coughlin jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 10182 win at Wyoming Area in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls swim meet Wednesday. Amy Alder won the 200 IM and 500 free along with swimming in the winning 400 free relay for the Warriors with Katie Dymond, Gabby Alberigi and Caitlyn Kraynak. Dymond and Alberigi took first and second in the 200 free.

Monday Nanticoke at PA Wednesday Meyers at PA WA at Nanticoke Standings

Pittston Area 6-0 Meyers 6-1 Wyoming Area 4-3 Coughlin 3-4 Nanticoke 1-5 Dunmore 0-7


Patriots lost Friday; Warriors game tonight The Pittston Area ice hockey team hung tough with Back Mountain Friday night at Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre. On an early goal by Ryan Fla-

nagan, the Patriots were tied 1-1 going into the third period. With the loss the Patriots are 3-6-1 in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Hockey

League. Back Mountain improved to 7-4. Wyoming Area is 1-8 going into a game tonight at the Revolution Ice Centre. The annual Blue ‘n’ Gold Skate and Stick games between the WA and PA varsity and JV teams, respectively, are February 22. The JVs go after the

Stick first at 7:15 p.m. on rink 2 at the Centre. The varsity game follows at 9:00 This week

Tonight Wyoming Area vs. Holy Redeemer 6:15 Revolution Ice Centre Rink 2

Friday Pittston Area vs. Valley West 6:15 Revolution Ice Centre Rink 1 Wyoming Area vs. Back Mountain 9:15 Revolution Ice Centre Rink 2

Far left, Pittston Area’s Tyler Uravage looks to pass around Back Mountain defender. At left, Pittston Area’s Rich Weinstock, chases down the puck.

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Jallen heads to Canada for next competition ant Slalom. Her rankings held steady in Women’s Downhill at13 and 15 in Women’s Super-Combined. “I feel very strong and confident this season, that I can continue to do well throughout the rest of the year,” Jallen said. “I feel like I’m in a good position to add to my points standings as I head to Canada for my next competition.” Jallen will compete this week, Monday through Thursday, at Kimberly, BC, Canada.

Stephanie Jallen, in action in Colorado is vying for the United States Paralympic Alpine Skiing team. She is ranked in thhe world in two events.

PHOTO PROVIDED

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Stephanie Jallen has moved up the World IPC Alpine Skiing Rankings after capturing two gold and two silver medals at Copper Mountain, Colorado earlier this month. The Wyoming Area School junior is now in the top-10 in the World in two of the five disciplines. Jallen jumped from 11th to 9th in Women’s Slalom and made a substantial jump from 18th to10th in Women’s Super-G. Jallen advanced three positions to 13th in Women’s Gi-

SKIING


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SLO-PITCH SOFTBALL

For Lou Lussi softball season never ends By JACK SMILES

jsmiles@ psdispatch.com

In the winter months Lou Lussi is more stir crazy than most of us in the Pittston area. December and January are the only months when the 66-yearold Lussi doesn’t play slo-pitch softball. Last year he played about 150 games with three different travel teams and a local 50 plus league. His softball year started and ended in Florida with the USA Tournament of Champions in Lakeland in February and the SSUSA Senior Softball National Championship in November, where he played on a the 65 plus national championship team sponsored by Anaconda Sports of Albany, New York. Lou Lussi was on fire in the Lou Lussi, far right, with Hamel’s Builders of Baltimore after winning a regional tournament, and a watermelon, in Georgia last summer. tournament. He batted .700 for He’s played in New York, the pitchers wear helmets, face the tourney. In the champion- in Georgia where he was select- tourney in Oklahoma. When the ship game against US Jobs from ed Offensive Player of the Year. GP league folded in the late New Jersey, Virginia, the Car- guards and other protection. On Mondays in the summer Starting as a teenager in the 1980s he played in leagues in olinas, Georgia, Florida and Las Indiana Lussi hit for the cycle – he plays in the Birchwood 50 single, double, triple and home Greater Pittston League, Lussi Old Forge and Scranton. When Vegas. Lussi said the bats used in the and over league in Plains and run – with an intentional walk has been playing softball for he was 35 he went to his first 60 plus and above tourneys, with the travel teams three and six RBIs and was selected to nearly 50 years without missing age-group state tournament. In 2005 he joined a 50 plus called “senior bats” are hot. weekends a month. a season. In 1982 he played on a the all-tournament team. Why does he keep going? Last summer Lussi played class A state championship team travel team out of Allentown They can add 40 feet and a lot of “I love it,” he said. “It’s a lot of with Hamel’s Builders of Balti- with Doc’ Sports Bar in West and he has been traveling widely speed to a hit, which is dangermore, which won a regional title Pittston and went to a national with age group teams ever since. ous for pitchers. He said most of fun and a lot of competition.”

Bob Williams gets a 10-pointer in Centermoreland Bob Williams of Wyoming said this 10-point buck walked out of the woods and right in front of him while he was hunting on a friend’s property in Centermorland. He got the buck on the third day of rifle season.

Pictured with the buck are Bob's son Ryan and grandson Cody Williams


D’Eliseo excelling on indoor winter track circuit Pittston Area senior Ron D’Eliseo, the defending District 2 hurdle champion, has been running the indoor circuit this winter. He’s been in three meets at the West. Emery Christmas

Relays, where he medaled for third in the 60m Hurdles; the East Stroudsburg High School Invite where he was second in the 55m hurdles and third in the 400 meter run; and the Kutz-

town Maroon & Gold Invite where he was fourth in the 55m hurdles and seventh in the 400 run. His best 60m hurdle time, 8.52, qualifies him for the State

Indoor Championships on Feb 23 at State College. His next meets will be at Susquehanna University today, Sunday Jan 27 and the to participate in the Susquehanna Indoor clas-

sic at Lehigh University on Feb 9 in the PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival; and Penn State University on Feb. 23 to participate in the 2013 PTFCA Indoor State Championship.

SPORTS MEETINGS AND BRIEFS

Mandatory Wyoming Area baseball meeting today A mandatory registration for Wyoming Area baseball players is today Sunday, January 27 in the cafeteria of the Secondary Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This will be the only day to register so all players from grades 7th through 12th must register on this day. A representative from Battaglia’s Sporting Goods will be present in which spikes and various baseball gear and clothing can be purchased. Legion players called

Baseballs player between the ages of 14 – 19 interested in playing junior or senior American Legion baseball this summer must text Coach Musto at 570814-9106 ASAP to determine how many teams the Greater Pittston franchise will field. Jenkins Twp Little League

Wyoming Area Swim Parents

Pittston Twp. Online registration

The Pittston Twp. Little League is using an online registration process for 2013. Visit the website at www.ptll.us and click on the registration button. Cost is $55 per child and $75 per family, family discount will be applied upon check out. You can pay with credit card or electronic check. We are accepting registration for T-ball, Coach Pitch, Minors and Majors boys and Minors and Majors girls as well as junior and senior league baseball and softball. Please note that you will still need to drop off the following forms after you register: Copy of your child’s birth certificate Proof of residency Medical release form Volunteer application if you are volunteering All forms can be dropped off at the Pittston Twp. Municipal building on the evenings of February 19, 20, 21 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. If you do not have internet access at home you can register online at the Municipal building on these nights. Tryouts will be held on Saturday March 9. Boy tryouts will be from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and the girl tryouts will be held from 11 a.m. until 1p.m. Please note that all children that did not play in the Major division for baseball or softball will be required to attend tryouts. Pittston Township Little League will also be hosting an

inaugural 5k Road Race on Opening Day, Saturday, April 13. The race will start at 10:30 a.m with the finish line at our main field. The Opening Day ceremony will begin at noon on Saturday, April 13. If you have any questions you can call Nick Cardinale at 570690-2748 or Carmen Sciandra at 570-760-7850. Duryea Little League

The Duryea Little League sign-ups for all boys and girls divisions are January 28, 29 and 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Duryea Borough Building. The cost is $55 per player and $75 per family, except for Junior and Senior League which is $75 per player. Pittston City Little League

Registrations for the Pittston City Little League are Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fieldhouse. The cost is $75 for the first child and $50 for each additional in the same family. This includes the fund raiser fee. Junior/Senior League cost is $110 and includes fund raiser fee. Please bring a copy of ID and two proofs of residency. Duryea Wildcats

The next Wildcat organization meeting is Wed., Feb 13 at the Polish Club (lower level) in Dupont at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in coaching is welcome to inquire at this meeting. Duryea Wildcat signups will be held at the field 5:30-7:00 p.m. on April 10, April 24, May 8 and May 22. An early registration discount of $10 off the registration fee will be applied for sign-ups on or be-

fore May 22. Dupont Softball/Teeball

Mitch Megliola at (570) 3353002.

The Dupont Softball/Teeball league is open to children of the Greater Pittston Area and surrounding communities. There are no boundary restrictions or mandatory fund raiser. The teeball program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 7. Registration is $25 per player. Softball is for girls ages 7-17. Registration is $50 per player with a family discount for softball only. Signups are at the Dupont borough building on Thursday Jan. 31from 5:30 p.m. to 8 and Saturday, Feb. 2. For more info call Bob at 8818744. .

Rock Solid Basketball tryout

K of C free throw contest

Adult women’s league at GP YMCA

Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level 2013 Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship. Entry is free. Winners progress through local, district and state competitions. Participants will compete in their respective age groups. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions. This year’s local event will be held on Feb. 9 in the gymnasium of the former Seton Catholic high school on William Street in Pittston. Start time will be 9 a.m. Every contestant will be recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent to compete. For entry forms or additional information contact either Don Mac Rae at (570) 815-4454 or

Tryout for the 2013 AAU Girls season at Rock Solid Basketball at the Rock Rec Sports Complex, 340 Carverton Road, today, Sunday, January 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. for girls in grades 9 and 10; 2:30 - 4 p.m. for girls in 7th and 8th grades and 4 - 5:30 p.m. for girls in 5thand 6th grades. Try outs for the boys are Sunday, January 27. Boys in grades 9 and 10 will try out from 1-2:30 p.m.; boys in 7th and 8th grades will try out from 2:30-4 p.m.; and boys in 5th and 6th grade will try out from 4-5:30 p.m. The tryout fee is $10 per player. A player may attend both tryouts at no additional cost.

The Pace Setter Athletic Club of Northeastern Pa. is currently organizing an Adult Open Women’s Basketball League at the Greater Pittston YMCA. Interested women players and teams from the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Hazleton are welcome. For further information contact Pace Setter A.C. at P.O. Box 189, West Scranton Pa. 18504 or phone 575-0941 or 347-7018. You may also e-mail to pacesetterbasketball@verizon.net The Pace Setter Club will also run a 3 Ball Basketball Clinic at the GP Y on consecutive Saturdays from Jan. 26 through to March 2. The program will feature a variety of instruction in basketball skills. Players (both girls and boys) from the grades of 5, 6, 7 and 8 are welcome.

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Jenkins Twp Little League registrations is today Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 – 4 p.m. at the Jenkins Twp Municipal Building League Sign Up Fees are: $75 for Majors/Minors Baseball/ Softball, $65 for Coach Pitch, and $50 for T-Ball, $85 for Teeners. Additional child is $30 for Majors, Minors, Coach Pitch and T-Ball. There is no rebate for Teeners. Please bring copy of child’s Birth Certificate which can be kept on file, three proofs of Residency, registration form, medical release form, and volunteer application form along with your payment. Go to www.jenkinstwplittleleague.com for forms and more information.”

The Wyoming Area Swim Parents Association will meet on Monday evening, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the WA Secondary Center in Room 164. All parents of WA swimmers and divers are encouraged to attend.

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OBITUARIES Matthew (Matt) J. Shimshock Jr.

Gerald David Knecht

January 21, 2013

January 18, 2013

Matthew (Matt) J. Shimshock Jr., 74, of Plains, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, surrounded by family. He was born, raised and attended schools in Plains. He was the son of the late Matthew J and Cecilia (Walsh) Shimshock. He graduated from Plains Memorial High School, class of 1956. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years. After his military service, he attended King’s College. He had a distinguished career in the consumer finance industry for more than 35 years. He started his career in 1961 with General Acceptance Corp. (GAC) in the Baltimore area. In 1970, he returned to Plains and became a vice president, area manager for GAC and continued his career with Finance America and NationsCredit. He was responsible for territories in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. He retired in 1998. Matt was very active in the local sports scene and in youth sports in Plains Township. He was a coach and an officer for the Plains Little League for years. He also coached and was an integral part in the early years of the Plains Yankees Youth Football organization. An avid golfer most of his life, Matt was a longtime member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club. While he was an active golfer, he looked forward to the annual golf trips to either Myrtle Beach or Florida with his friends. It was during these trips that he would get enjoyment just being around his buddies to laugh, eat and drink. In his later years, he would frequent “the club� to play cards and enjoy the company of friends regularly. He was a member of the Coughlin High School Booster Club as well. He was a frequent patron at Patte’s Sports Bar for years and was a member of the Sportsmen’s Club. During that time, the club made numerous trips to New York City as well as other venues for sporting events, which he truly enjoyed. He always came back from the trips with at least one great story to share with everyone. He loved to have conversations about football and sports in the

’50s, ’60s and ’70s. He could discuss former area sports stars with anyone and loved to talk about the “old days� when his father was a coach at Plains High School. Matt was a huge Notre Dame fan and he made the trip to South Bend on a number of occasions. He loved watching old war movies and was a great fan of any John Wayne movie. After retirement, he also enjoyed attending sporting events, especially those that involved his grandchildren. He loved going to college football games to watch his grandson as well as soccer games and track and field meets to watch his granddaughters. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends. To him, nothing compared to being with his children and grandchildren during the holidays and other occasions. His ability to tell stories, make people laugh and make people feel valued were unmatched. He was the type of person that others were drawn to because of his personality and genuine care that he felt for others. He was a constant presence in Plains Township for many years. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him and called him a friend. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Mary. He was a member of Ss Peter & Paul Church, Plains. He is survived by his devoted wife, the former Jean Kuzminski. Matt and Jean recently celebrated 51 years of marriage on Dec. 30. In addition to his wife, Matt is survived by son, David Shimshock, and his wife, Lisa, Plains; daughter Donna Shimshock, Plains; daughter Lisa Mimnaugh and husband Daniel, Jenkins Township; sister Barbara Peck and husband Walter, Moosic. Matt is also survived by six grandchildren, Jade and Matthew Shimshock; Kasey and McKenzie McDonough, Madison and Grace Mimnaugh, as well as great-grandchild, Emily McDonough. Matt adored his grandchildren and they adored him as well.

Matt’s family would like to thank all of his friends over the years for the enjoyment they brought to his life. They would also like to recognize and thank the numerous doctors, nurses and medical personnel that extended his time on Earth. Funeral services for Matt were held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains. Interment was in the parish cemetery, Plains. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Gerald David Knecht, 66, of Trojan Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away at his home Jan. 18, 2013 surrounded by his children. He was born May 26, 1946, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Walter and Corliss Knecht. Gerald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was employed as a welder by Air Products and Chemicals until his retirement. He is survived by the mother of his four children, Deborah Knecht; his children, Sheila Nicoletti, with whom he resided; Kelly

Knecht, Exeter; Sherry Knecht, West Wyoming; son, Walter Knecht, Wyoming. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Devon Nicoletti, Sadie Knecht, Sean McGeehan, Dylan Knecht, Tylar Knecht, and a niece, Ellen Knecht. He was preceded in death by brothers, William Knecht and Lawrence Knecht; niece Anne Lorah and his faithful companion, Duke. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, and friends may call 2 to 4 p.m.

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OBITUARIES John F. Kovaleski

Joan (Kern) Thomas

January 21, 2013

January 19, 2013

John F. Kovaleski, 74, a resident of Plains Twp., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2013, at Commonwealth Hospice, Inpatient Unit, Saint Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre, following a courageous battle with cancer. His loving wife is Joanne (Jakubczyk) Kovaleski. Together, John and Joanne celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2012. Born on Sept. 27, 1938 in Swoyersville, John was the son of the late Stanley J. Kovaleski and Victoria A. (Mucha) Kovaleski. Raised in Swoyersville, John was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, Class of 1956. During his time in high school, John was an all-star member of the school’s basketball team. Following high school, John enlisted in the United States Army, honorably serving in Germany from 1956 to 1959. While in the service, John played basketball with the Army’s traveling team. Prior to his retirement in 1998, John was employed for 26 years as an installer and repairman for Bell Telephone, later known as Verizon. At the time of his retirement, John was working at Verizon’s Hazleton location. A man of faith, John was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where he was actively involved in the church’s various fundraisers and functions. Most recently, John was honored with an icon of the Blessed Mother, which was presented to him by the Altar and Rosary Society of Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, for all his years of dedicated service to his church. One of John’s greatest enjoyments in life was landscaping and gardening around his home. He found much peace and tranquility in the quietness of the outdoors and the harmonious chirping of the birds. Holidays were always special to John and he was well known for decorating his home for every holiday. Christmas was a special time at the Kovaleski home because John was able to display his trains and his Hess Truck collection. John also found enjoyment in listening to various polkas and watching the polkas on television. Additionally, he enjoyed the occasional trips he and his wife took to the Atlantic City casinos and the Mohegan Sun. A devoted family man, John was a loving husband to Joanne and a dedicated father to his children. “A father like ours is more than a memory. He is a living presence”

John held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren. Whether it was trips to Knoebels Amusement Resort, taking them fishing or just sitting quietly in their presence, he cherished each minute he had with his grandchildren. John will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor and the ability to make others laugh. His presence will be deeply missed, but his spirit will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones. In addition to his loving wife, Joanne, John is survived by his son, John Kovaleski and his wife, Kelly, Sewell, N.J.; his daughter, Lisa Hill and her husband, Brian, Chester Springs, Pa.; his grandchildren, Paige Kovaleski, Jake Kovaleski and Connor Hill; his brother, Joseph Kovaleski and his wife, Gerrie, Plains Twp.; his sisters, Connie Chajko and her husband, Joseph “Chick,” Swoyersville, Mary Occhiato and her husband, Albert, Laflin; his aunt, Sophie Bebey, of N.Y.; his many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. The Family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Galasso and staff; Dr. Norman Schulman and staff; and Dr. David Greenwald and his staff at Medical Oncology Associates for the gentle and compassionate care they bestowed upon John during his time of illness. Funeral service with Panachida was on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy celebrated in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 271 Tripp St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph.D., his Pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal followed in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. For additional information or to send the Kovaleski Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com. The family has kindly requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, c/o St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 526 Church St., Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702 or to the Medical Oncology Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704.

Joan (Kern) Thomas, passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2013 after a brief illness. She was the beloved and devoted mother of Kathleen McCaffrey and her husband, Dr. John McCaffrey, Newport, R.I., Diane Thomas, Swoyersville, James Thomas and his wife, Debra, Hunlock Creek, and Steven Thomas and his wife, Helen, Roswell, Ga. Joan was born Jan. 5, 1936, to the late Irving F. Kern and Hilda (Nopper) Kern in Pittston. She grew up in Wyoming and graduated from Wyoming High School in 1953. She attended Nesbitt School of Nursing 1953 to 1955, before her marriage to the late James S. Thomas, of Forty Fort, in 1955. Joan and Jim raised their four children in Shavertown, where Joan was active in various functions, such as school, church, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Little League and sports. She returned to school and graduated from the Wilkes-Barre School of Practical Nursing in 1976. She worked at General Hospital in the ICU from 1976 to

1981 and then for 16 years as a nurse for Surgical Specialists of Plains Township. During her life she enjoyed spending summers and Christmas holidays in Newport with her family, traveling to Atlanta to visit her son and his family and attending many joyful gatherings with her local family members. She was an avid sports fan, especially football and baseball, and she loved music of all kinds, especially rock ’n’ roll. She was the loving and cherished grandmother of Joshua and Mark Thomas, Harveys Lake, John, Ryan and Neil McCaffrey, Newport, R.I., Jade Levi, Tunkhannock, and Morgan Elizabeth, Roswell, Ga. Arrangements were by the MetcalfeShaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joan’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or to a charity of your choice.

Anna “Bobshe” Harris January 20, 2013 Anna “Bobshe” Harris, 97, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2013, at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Born Jan. 6, 1916 in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Amelia Zalenski. Anna formerly resided in Park Avenue Towers, Wilkes-Barre, for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, playing the piano for her grandchildren and bus trips. Anna embraced her Polish heritage, but her greatest joy was being called “Bobshe” by her grandchildren. She took great pride in her family’s accomplishments. She would brag about her children and grandchildren continuously to anyone and everyone who would lend her an ear. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted “Ma,” “Bobshe” and “friend.” Preceding her in death were her first husband, Charles VanAuken; second husband, Raymond Harris; her loving son, Gordon VanAuken; daughter-inlaw, Joan VanAuken; brothers, Stanley Zalenski and Henry Zalenski; sisters-in-

law, Rosemary Zalenski and Ruth Zalenski. Anna is survived by her children, Judge Robert VanAuken, in Arkansas, Linda Barnes, California, and Ron Harris, California; daughters-inlaw, Barbara Miller, in Arkansas, Tammy Harris, Plymouth; grandchildren, Gordon VanAuken, Nevada, Jackie Kaptain, Nevada, Robbie VanAuken, Arkansas, Puneeth and Annie Sherwin, Wisconsin, Amanda Harris, Plymouth, Kevin Harris, Plymouth; great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Anna’s family thanks Dr. John Carey as well as the staff at Riverstreet Manor for the compassionate care they bestowed upon her throughout the years. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are by the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit online condolences to Anna’s family.


January 23, 2013 Carmella Parente concluded her earthly journey at 10:14 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013 at Timber Ridge Health Care Center. She was born on Oct. 29, 1925 to Vincent and Concetta (Despirito) Mirro, and as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, sisterin-law, aunt and friend, Carmella filled many roles with dignity and pride and brought smiles to all who knew her. Carmella lived a hard life by some standards, and may truly have never known how positively she impacted so many other lives. In a time when it was common to do so, she, upon the death of her mother, was needed at home to care for her siblings, necessitating the end of her formal education in the 10th grade. This, by far, was the greatest regret of her life. To her final days, education and knowledge were of prime importance to her, and until several years ago, Carmella followed closely both national and international news. History, past and present, was her love. Her marriage to Chuck Parente was one based on respect and trust, and although she sometimes spoke of the daunting task of entering the large

Parente clan, she truly loved every minute of the family and they, in turn, treated her like a sister. She, along with her husband, especially considered their numerous nieces and nephews, Parente and Mirro alike, as their own and prayed for them all. Her children, Connie and Chuckie, were as precious to her as life itself, and loved her as well-raised offspring could. Her daughter-in-law, Debbie, and grandchildren, Amy and Charles, were a source of great pride to her, and Carmella enjoyed family gatherings and dinners with them most of all. To those who knew her well, Carmella’s medical concerns during her lifetime were many, but she faced every issue with a faith-filled positive attitude. To all those who cared for her go well-deserved thanks, but none more so than Dr. Gerald Gibbons, whose unwavering concerns for her brought her excellent health for many years. Carmella’s family would be remiss if they did not also mention the gentle care provided by Tim-

January 20, 2013 ber Ridge Health Care Center; God bless them all. In addition to her parents and husband, Carmella was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary, and siblings, Joseph, Carmen and David. In addition to her children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, she is survived by her sister, Isabel Lucarella, and husband Rene; and sisters-in-law, Esther Mirro and Helen Yankosky. Though death saddens us, our faith teaches us that we will one day be with Carmella and our many loved ones, and in this we take our hope. May she find peace with those who have gone home to be with our Lord. A Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston, with Monsignor John Sempa as celebrant. Interment was in West Pittston. The family requests that, in place of floral arrangements, donations be made in Carmella’s memory to the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston, PA 18643. Reading was her joy, and so this is a fitting celebration of that passion.

Aldina Bartoli January 24, 2013 Commonwealth Hospice for the compassion and care given to Aldina. Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Lello and husband, Mayor Dan Lello, Dupont; a son, Carlo Bartoli and wife, Rose, Old Forge; two brothers, Oliver Violini and wife, Josephine, and Joseph Violini and wife, Marie, all of Scranton; a sister-in-law, Alberta Jackewicz and husband, Henry, The Villages, Fla.; three grandchildren, Chad Lello and wife, Katie, Taylor, Danielle Birong, Vergennes, Vt., and Carissa Bartoli, Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kristen, Shea, CJ,

Lorenzo Lello; nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, 1217 Prospect Ave., to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor. Interment will be in Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka section. Friends may call today, Jan. 27, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510. To leave an online condolence, visit www.augusthaasfuneralhome.com.

Don W. Moss, 45, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Hosparus of Louisville. Born in Wilkes-Barre, March 15, 1967, he was a son of Don and Joan Palmeri Moss. He was a 1985 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, University of Scranton and attended Mount St. Mary College, Maryland. He was formerly employed by Salk Institute, Swiftwater, USAMRIID, Fort Dietrick, Maryland, Human Genome Sciences, Maryland, Beyond Genomic, Walthman, Mass., Battelle Corporation, Columbus, Ohio, Potencia Pharmaceutical, Louisville, Ky. He was the founding Partner of Kyphia and Senior, Bioanalytical Scientist. He published numerous research papers and created several patents. His research took

him to places such as Peru and London. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Mildred Moss, and Sebastian and Jean Palmeri. Besides his parents, Don and Joan Moss, he is survived by sisters, Tracie Moss, West Pittston, Terri Bugelholl and husband, Michael, West Pittston; nieces and nephews, Michael and Desiree Bugelholl, West Pittston, Mark, Lydia and Olivia Bugelholl; great-niece, Kylie Bugelholl. Blessing service was Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the HowellLussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. James Alco officiated. Interment was in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Beth Kelly January 19, 2013 Beth Kelly, 49, of Duryea, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. She was born in Duryea, Feb. 10, 1963, and was the daughter of Beverley (Rodgers) Gale and the late Nick Gale. Beth was a member of the Brick United Methodist Church, Duryea. She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. For many years she was employed by Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea. She was actively involved with the Hughestown Girls Softball League and with Duryea Wild Cats Cheerleading. Beth was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend, and she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. In addition to her mother, Beth is survived by her husband of 29 years, Walter Kelly; her daughters, Jennifer Halford and her husband, James, of West Pittston, and Jamie Kelly, of Duryea; her sisters, Cathy Altieri and her husband, James,

of Hughestown, and Cherie Youse and her husband, James, of Weston, Fla. Also surviving are her granddaughter, Madison Kelly; her mother-inlaw, Faye Kelly Lamoreux, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, William Kelly. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with the Rev Sharon Dietz of the Brick United Methodist Church, Duryea, officiating. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery, Duryea. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfuneralservices.com.

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Aldina Bartoli, 88, a south Scranton resident, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Chester Bartoli, who died in 1990. Born in Gubbio, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Esther Cardoni Violini. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish. She and her late husband owned and operated Bartoli’s Market for many years and after its closing she was employed by Giant Markets. She was a member of The Young Adults, South Scranton After 50 Club and the Friendly Seniors. The family thanks the staff of

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Angeline “Angie” Grace Mandicott January 18, 2013 Angeline “Angie” Grace Mandicott, God’s special angel on Earth, was born and married in Exeter, Pa., lived in Pittston and Reading, Pa., Binghamton, N.Y., Largo, Fla., wintered in Clearwater, Fla., and passed away in Laughlin, Nevada. She was 94.5 and made it into the 4 percent of the population who live to that age! She suffered a stroke with complications, her greatest fear! She is predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mary Carabino; and her beloved husband of 72 years, and Pittston native, Dominick Adam Mandicott who in the early 30s owned and operated Mandicott’s Shoe Repair on Mill Street in Pittston. She is also predeceased by her sisters, Eleanor Puma and Rose Serino, and her brothers Sgt. Dominick S. Carabino, who died in action in Normandy, France in World War II, and her brother Paul J. Carabino who died on Christmas Eve 2012, nephew Joseph Carabino, and his wife Christine, and tragically her young great nephew Paul Edwards. She is survived by her devoted daughter and caretaker, Dr. Grace Mandicott-Fountain, and her husband, Dr. Wendell V. Fountain, Laughlin, Nevada, and her loving and cherished son, Dominick M. Mandicott Jr. and his wife Anita G. Mandicott of Tampa, Fla. She was extremely proud of all her family members, their spouses and all their accomplishments. She is also survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. Michael Mandicott and his wife Peggy, of Mandicott Trucking, of Pittston, Pa.; nephew Michael Mandicott, Jr. (Mandicott Trucking) and wife Sissy; niece, Michele Pambianco and husband William Pambianco owners of the Pet Zone; niece Alexandria and husband Dick Maniskas; niece Grace Zumwalt and her husband Orlow (Zum); nephew, Dr. Michael Bolognese and his wife Carolyn; and several great nieces and nephews. She worked very hard for her family, friends, church, community, strangers, and those in need, in the most humble and loving ways, as if her hand was an extension of Jesus. She gave because it

made her feel very good and happy. ALWAYS had a BIG smile, and effervescent laughter, which was her trademark. She would laugh, Dad would yell, it was their Italian way, and it was so funny to see, bringing tears and absolute joy! Her work for God and the family started when she was just a child. As the middle sibling, God blessed her with a rare “uplifting” and infectious laughter! As a child she had a paper route, helped Gram clean houses, and set hair for the wealthy. She cooked, cleaned, boiled the laundry on the stove, and hung it out to dry after starching it, in the freezing cold for the borders for which they provided lodging and meals. With her wagon, she walked miles to get coal, potatoes & veggies in the fields. As a little girl she took unbelievable risks & showed male-like strength from then until the day she died. She learned to sew, crochet, and was known as the Laundry Lady and Dusting Queen. Other jobs included working in the dress factory, silk mill, cigar factory, cleaning cabooses during the war, and making uniforms for the soldiers. She did volunteer work for Italian organizations, the Church, and Hospice of Florida. She excelled in fashion design and she and her husband was an elegant couple who loved to work hard and play hard, but were always home every night with the family. When her brother Dominick died in War II, she had promised to take care of her parents if something happened to him, whom she did and for 35 years of her married life she took care of her mother. She and her husband,

with two other men, built their house, and she worked like a slave, but it was a labor of love. She laid flagstone, built flagstone walls, dug the garage foundation, painted the house, sanded the oak floors – all this at night after work and on week ends. Dom had his shoemaker shop in the house and worked there after working all day in the shoe factory. We were blessed to have a new house with a big yard where we could play badminton, crochet, and horseshoes. Honest Angie had to misrepresent her experience and got a job in Sears. She worked for 40 years in every department and was loved by all. She was never late and sick only once. An article was written about her in the Sears Alumni Newsletter 2012 edition. She retired in 1983. Her happiest times in life were spent with the family at holidays, in Pittston, at our house, at Harveys Lake, taking the children camping, and to Atlantic City, and of course living in Laughlin, Nevada, at the end of life. She was the BEST cook, Italian cookie-maker – Christmas cookies was her signature – about 15 different kinds. Her face lit up when she saw people enjoying her culinary works of art! Some of her famous quotes were: “I hear you, Dominick” and “I’ll only be a few minutes in the store.” One day she left him on a bench for three hours! “I was only shopping,” she explained. “Oh, I forgot something; have to go back in the house.” “Dominick, I do know how to play 31.” “The only thing wrong with you

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is your BIG mouth!” “I love this life in Nevada.” “Wendell, I’m bored, take me to the AVI. Diamond Lil is ready to go. The bus is leaving.” “They’ve really tightened these machines, but that’s OK I’ll get them another way.” “Wendell, I just got the bonus – what do I do?” “I’m looking for a rich man.” “My secret to this long life is that I drink wine, dance, play the slots and lotto, eat lots of garlic, and relax. I do drugs (legal of course).” “We have to take care of ourselves, and stay out of the hospital.” “Hey, Dom, Grace has me reading a book a week. HAHAHA. I know you are really not believing that. She gets me humor books and I laugh at night when I can’t sleep.” Angie’s claim to fame and her legacy was her goodness and unconditional love, always giving and helping anyone in need! Her generosity is second to none, and her many, many, random acts of kindness were saint-like! She gave tips to anyone who gave her service, and she always said, “it’s

only paper, and they need it more than I.” We are sure she is looking down totally astonished at the outpouring of sympathy and love by so many family members, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. Anyone touched even remotely by “Angel” Angie, has been truly blessed and is a better person for having the privilege of knowing her. Life will not be the same without her, but she is having a big party and celebrating with Daddy and her family and many, many friends who she outlived by many years. As she would say often, “Bon appetito and mangia, mangia! Angie, you will be the Head Italian Chef now in heaven. She will be cremated at her request and her ashes will be kept by Grace. She wanted a “party” memorial celebration at our house:1280 Country Club Drive, Desert Springs Fairways, Laughlin, NV 89029-1548 on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3 p.m.. RSVP (702)-5354985 or 928-542-3760 or wendellfountain@yahoo.com.

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Theresa M. Lech

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January 20, 2013

Sophie (Grygulycz) Pucylowski, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Kingston. She was born on Oct. 20, 1918, to the late John and Anna (Lohiosky) Morykon, and she was the beloved wife of the late Albert Pucylowski. She is survived by her daughter, Joann, and her husband, James Dworkin; sons, Albert and wife Carol Pucylowski, and Carl Pucylowski; grandsons, Todd and wife Joanne Kaplan, Lance Kaplan and fiancee Jennifer Yourth, Carl Pucylowski Jr., Christopher Pucylowski; granddaughters, Kristene and husband Joseph Sciandra and Jennifer Pucylowski; brothers, Pete Morakon and John and wife Ethel

Morykon; sisters, Helen and husband Stephen Nazarek, Ann Marsola, Katherine Shivell and Frances Terisigna; and sister-in-law, Josephine Morykon. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, from the Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Hope Parish on Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment services followed in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. To submit online condolences to Sophie’s family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.

Vito Joseph Petrucci January 21, 2013

Vito Joseph Petrucci, 94, of Exeter, passed away Monday evening, January 21, 2013, in the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hospital. Born in Exeter, he was a son of the late Anthony and Lucy Cerano Petrucci. A lifelong resident of Exeter, he was a graduate of St. Cecilia’s High School, formerly of Exeter. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was a building contractor for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. Vito was also a member of the Exeter Hose Co. No. 1 and the Carpenters Union

of Wilkes-Barre. Preceding him in death was his wife, the former Sally Petro Petrucci; brothers, William and John Petrucci. Surviving are great-nephews, Jerry and Joe; godson, Jimmy; great-great-nephew, Christian; nephews, John Petrucci Jr., John Petrucci III and Anthony Petrucci. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia’s Church of St. Barbara’s Parish, Exeter. Entombment was in the Denison Cemetery.

Theresa M. Lech, 85, a resident of Dorrance Township, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. She was born in WilkesBarre Township on July 30, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Sally Motovidlak Hidock. She attended WilkesBarre Township schools. Theresa was formerly employed at the F.W. Woolworth Store in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Mary’s of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance. Theresa was a great homemaker who loved cooking and baking. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Stanley J. Lech, in 1984 and by a daughter, Theresa Kluxen. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Koshnick, Martha McGovern, Anna Zdunowski, Alice Aufiero, Helen Duda, and by a brother Thomas Hidock. Surviving are daughter Rochelle Gill and her husband, William, Wyoming; son, Stanley J. Lech, Essex Fells, N.J.; grandchildren, Cassandra and Cameron Gill; Lisa Stager and Kristen Bethel; two greatgrandchildren; brother John Hidock and his wife, Virginia, Mountain Top; numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in St. Mary’s of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance. Interment was in the parish cemetery,

Dorrance. Arrangements are by Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Memorial donations in Theresa’s memory may be

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Getting to the core of learning Mrs. Maria Clarke’s class and Mrs. Christine Smith’s class at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center celebrated Apple Month in October by making caramel apples and applesauce. The students wrote “how-to” articles to fulfill a writing component for the curriculum. They learned how to use transition words, the editing process and how to include important steps to complete their Students at the PA Intermediate Center enjoying caramel apples are, from left, Tyler Copp, Sage Weidlich, Jeffrey “how-tos”.

Kristi Beth Gorzkowski, Ryan Bitler

Terpak and Abigail Donnelly.

Gorzkowski, Bitler to marry Mr. and Mrs. J. Keith Trinovitch, of Falls Township, to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristi Beth Gorzkowski, to Ryan Bitler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bitler, of Lake Winola. Miss Gorzkowski is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and a 2012 graduate of Marywood University. She holds a master’s degree in speech and language pathology. She is currently employed as a speech therapist at Guardian Elder Care in Nanticoke. Mr. Bitler is a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and is currently a fifth-year apprentice with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #81, Scranton. He is employed by Coyne Electric, Clarks Summit. A June wedding is planned.

Sage Weidlich, left, and Tyler Copp dip apples in caramel.

Learning to make applesauce, Christian Wasko and Isabella Latona add apples to a crockpot.

Holy Rosary School’s alphabet lesson

Students in Mr. Paul Zaffuto's class recently learned about January. From left, are Jacob Davis, Christopher Donnelly, Isabella Petrucci, Steffin Engleman, Ryan Kane, Cora Peak and Alessondra Meranti. Second row, Chole Shannon, Ethan Roselle, Alexander Michaylo, Trent Winters, Allie Reardon, Tyra Winters, Rebecca Edwards and Madison Wisniewski. Third row, Jadrian Vasquez, Alexandria Brody, Dustin Baldoni, Danian Marquez, Kalista Armitage, Nicholas Gittens, Nicholas Losavich and Agustin Sosa.

Students in Mrs. Roseann Zaffuto's class recently learned about the month of January. From left, first row, are are Ryan Crawford, Alyda Sands, Collin Grananhan, Saige Price, Andy Mendez, Emily Dessoye, Mykayla Mancini and Raymond Ortiz. Second row, Hayden Drass, Frank Ray, Kai Hubert, Cassandra Hintz, Ethan Lasowski, Ryann Rivera, Josiah Smith and Nicholas Franchetti. Third row, Corbin Wright, Jamez Snow, Karma Gambardella, Gavin Caprio, Sierra DiBiase, Rebecca Ratchford, Natalya Soto, Jadiah Sosanya and Mrs. Roseann Zaffuto.

Primary Center learns of January

Students in Mr. Paul Zaffuto’s es at the Pittston Area Primary ly recently where they learned and Mrs. Roseann Zaffuto’s class- Center participated in an assemb- about the month of January.

The Pre-K 4 class of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, learned about the letter 'V' and made vegetable soup. From left, are Jack Sanguedolce, Mrs. Lisa Simkulak and Giuliana Latona.

The Pre-K 4 class of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, learned about the letter V ` ' and made vegetable soup. From left, are are Avery Becker, Maci Bulzoni, Ms. Kathleen Gilmartin, principal; Brady Bilbow and Evan McCoy.

Vegetable soup for Pre-K kids The Pre-K 4 class of Holy Rosary School, Duryea, along with their teacher, Mrs. Lisa Simkulak, recently made vegetable soup. They did this as a

culminating experience after studying the letter “V.” The children were each assigned a specific vegetable to contribute and

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Parent/teacher meetings are set District news

• End of the second marking period / parent teacher conferences Thursday, Jan. 24, was the end of the second marking period. Parent/teacher conferences will be held according to the following schedule: High school: Friday, Feb. 8 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. High school students will be dismissed at noon on conference days. Middle school: Feb. 6 to 8 – 1 to 3 p.m. Middle school students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on conference days. Kindergarten/Primary/Intermediate Centers: Feb. 5 to 8. Students in grades K through 5 will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on conference days. Report cards for the second marking period will be distributed at these times. IF parents are unable to attend conferences, report cards will be distributed to the students the week following parent/teacher conferences. High School

• Senior interviews: Jamie Matyjevich, son of Erin Adams and Edward Matyjevich, was born on March 2, 1994 and lives in Pittston. Jamie can usually be found with his friends Sam Marsola and Zack Griffith skateboarding or swimming. Jamie’s favorite foods are pizza and wings. His favorite song is “Dirt Road Anthem” and his favorite celebrity is Marilyn Monroe. Jamie’s most memorable moment of high school was seeing Mr. Haas locked up in a wooden cage. Jamie says that his most challenging parts of high school were homework and presentations. If he were to describe high school in one word it would be fast. After graduation, Jamie plans to start his own welding business. Jamie’s idol is Dave Chappelle. Kristen Santey was born on July 19, 1995. She lives with parents, Maryann and Joseph Santey, in Jenkins Township. Her most memorable part of high school was going undefeated in the 2009 marching band season. Her favorite teachers are Mr. Burdett, Mrs. Plis, Ms. Martin, Mrs. Vincelli, Mr. Richards and Ms. Oliver. Kristen’s activities include: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, chorus, Stand Tall Club, ICE Club and National Honor Society. Her plans after graduation are go to college for Elementary Education/Special Education and to minor in music. Kristen describes high school as memorable. Michael David Harding, son of Lisa and David Harding, was born on March 31, 1995 and currently lives in Hughestown. His most memorable moment of

high school was winning two pie-eating contests. Michael’s favorite movie is “The Godfather” and his favorite food is his Grandma Barb’s polenta with her homemade sauce. Michael’s friends are Nick Bolka, James L. Lizza, Aaron Black and Matt Pierantoni. His extracurricular activities include playing five years of high school baseball and being a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, ICE Club and Journalism Club. Michael’s most challenging part of high school was pre-calculus his junior year. He plans to go to college for public relations. If he could describe high school in one word, it would be memorable.

FBLA competes in regional conference at LCCC

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• The next meeting of the Builder’s Club will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12in room 206 with Ms. Donahue and Mrs. Martin. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 3:25 p.m. •T he next meeting for the spelling bee will be held after school on Monday, Jan. 28 in Mrs. Brady’s room. The inschool spelling bee will be held at this time. Students are responsible for their own transportation homeSee Mrs. Brady or Mrs. Noone if you are unable to attend. • There will be a Science Olympiad meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in room 145 with Ms. Quinn. Students are responsible for their own transportation home, and all rides must be in front of the Middle School no later than 4 p.m. Note: this meeting is for members of the Science Olympiad only and not members of the Science Club. • The local Knights of Columbus will sponsor a basketball free-throw shooting contest beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the former Seton Catholic gymnasium on William Street in Pittston. The contest is open for any boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 14 and there is no cost to enter the competition. For entry forms or for further information, stop by the Middle School main office or contact either Don Mac Rae at 815-4454 or Mitch Megliola at 335-3002. • Congratulations to the following students who will represent our Middle School at the Keystone Chapter Mathcounts Competition on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Pittston Area Middle School will host this year’s Mathcounts Competition. The students are Patrick Mitchell, Steven Shamnoski, Austin Smithonic, Albert Zuba, Michael Elko, Evan Elko, J.J. Keska, Vito Quaglia, Abigail Norwillo and Kayla Hogan.

Pittston Area Future Business Leaders Association members recently competed in the 2013 FBLA Regional Conference Competition at Luzerne County Community College. Kristen Santey placed second in Computer Applications, Spencer Saxon competed in Sports Management, Nuncio Savoy placed second in Introduction to Technology Concepts, Michael Havrilla placed second in Business Math, Adam Ginochetti placed fourth in Accounting I, Sarah Velehoski placed first in Client Service, Eric Sklanka, Jared Melochick and Eann McCloe participated in Entrepreneurship; Nicole Chaiko and Ryan Joyce placed fifth in Business Ethics and Molly Walsh placed fourth in Job Interview. Of these students the following will participate at the FBLA State Conference in Hershey in April: Kristen Santey, Nuncio Savoy, Michael Havrilla, Adam Ginochetti and Sarah Velehoski.

Intermediate Center students study the water cycle

The fourth-grade classes at the Pittston Area Intermediate Center recently wrapped up a section of their science curriculum by studying the Water Cycle. The students learned the components for how the water cycle works and created projects that displayed their knowledge of the water cycle. From left, first row, are Brook Bulford, Ava Desena, Kaylee Keiper, Hannah Webb, Mariah Volch, Haley Sworen, Shawna Rodzinak and Brynne Marstell. Second row, David Bulford, Alexis Vernagis, Christopher DeMark, Karissa LukeRenfer, Destinee Rogers, Lily Andricks, Joseph Frushon, Julie Frushon and Alyssa Uporsky.

Pittston Area students, faculty conduct food drive

Recycling program launched at high school

Shown during the launch of a recycling program at the Pittston Area Senior High School are, from left, John Haas, principal; Tara Craig, Project Green coordinator, Ann Keating, Northeast Recycling Solutions representative; and Dr. Michael Garzella, superintendent

The Pittston Area Builders Club, in conjunction with the Pittston Area Federation of Teachers and the Greater Pittston Food Pantry, recently conducted a food drive for needy families. Each homeroom in the Pittston Area Middle School and Intermediate Center was responsible for collecting enough trimmings for Thanksgiving dinner for a Greater Pittston family. The Pittston Area Federation of Teachers then provided the turkey for each family. Mrs. Noone's sixth-grade homeroom won the competition for most food collected and is featured in the photo with representatives from the Builders Club.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Joshua Jones

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Joshua Dylan Jones, son of John and Renee Jones, of Yatesville, celebrated his seventh birthday on Friday, Jan. 25. He is the grandson of Frank and Beverly Gattuso, of Yatesville, and Charles and Roberta Jones, of Duryea. He has two sisters, Brittany, 20, and Alexis, 12, and two brothers, Johnny, 13, and Jared, 1. A bowling party was held in Joshua’s honor.

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Olivia May Sellers, daughter of Ron and Melissa Sellers, Wyoming celebrated her ninth birthday on Jan. 23. She is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Sellers, of Avoca and George Matta and the late Sharon Matta, of WilkesBarre. Olivia has two sisters, Zoe and Abby, and a brother, Jack.

Joshua Smargiassi Joshua Michael Smargiassi, son of Mike and Sandie Smargiassi, of Duryea, will be celebrating his eighth birthday tomorrow, Jan 28. He is the grandson of Frank A. Spudis, of Pittston and the late Grace Spudis and Ron and Nancy Smargiassi, of Dickson City. He is a great-grandson of Hilda Fox, of Scranton. Josh’s godparents are Frank C. Spudis, of Shavertown and Lisa Perry, of Wyoming. He has a brother, Brandon, who is 4 years old.

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Candy sale to begin at 10th St. 10th Street Elementary PTO

· Gertrude Hawk Sale – Sent with the students on January 24. Return by February 1. Pick up at March 7 PTO meeting. · March Penguins Night – Friday –March 29. The $23 ticket includes seats in the red zone (best seats),1 hotdog, 1 soda, 1 bag of chips and 1 hat. Forms will be sent home in March. · Smencils and Hats – sold on Tuesdays - $1 smencils - $10 hats · The Talent Show will be on Feb. 28. · Register your grocery store card online to help benefit Tenth Street for Price Chopper (http:// www2.pricechopper.com/toolsforschools/).School Code is 17322. · Keep collecting Box Tops and

The Sunday Dispatch 109 New Street Pittston, PA 18640 Pictures can run in back and white for $2 or color for $10. Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m., but space is limited, so pictures will be published on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions, please call 602-0168.

Coran Twomey, son of Michael Twomey and Lenora Lello, of Hughestown, celebrated his seventh birthday on Dec. 27. His maternal grandparents are Nicholas and Elizabeth Lello, of Dupont and his paternal grandparents are Angela and Joseph Twomey, of County Cork, Ireland. Coran is a first-grade student at Holy Rosary School.

Campbell’s Soup Labels and send them in with your child. Please separate them since two different people collect. · At the Feb. 7 PTO Meeting, we will be having a Chinese Auction. The next PTO Meeting will be on Thursday– Feb. 7 – 7 p.m. Montgomery Avenue Elementary

Early Dismissal Jan. 28 – Students dismissed 12 p.m. Spring fundraiser begins Jan. 28 Otis Lennon testing for first grade students – Jan. 29 Spring fundraiser ends - Feb. 13 Music program – grades 1, 2, 3, Feb. 13 Music program rehearsal – Feb. 13 9 a.m. at the high school Fundraiser pick up – March 14. Holiday Food Drive

Ms. Yeager’s fifth grade students brought in the most can goods for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday food drive that our school held for The First United Methodist Church’s food pantry. The Montgomery Avenue PTO rewarded their class with an ice cream party for the Thanksgiving food drive and now their class will be rewarded with a pizza party for the Christmas food drive. Ms. Yeager and Mrs. Turner’s fifth grade classrooms held a food drive for the S.P.C.A. The school would like to thank all the kindergarten through 5th grade students at Montgomery Avenue Elementary and their parents for bringing in food items to help support these important projects.

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Shown following the National Geographic Bee at Wyoming Area Catholic are, from left, Mary Ann Paddock-Kaminski, Wyoming Area Catholic social studies teacher and moderator of the Geography Bee; Timothy Murphy, school champion; and Ann Marie Walsh, eighth-grade teacher.

Mrs. Theresa Babonis reads to students in her kindergarten class using the PATHS Friends puppets.

Puppets visit Mrs. Babonis Take a look into Mrs. Theresa Babonis’ room 105 in the Kindergarten Center while she does a PATHS lesson with her students. This program is a fairly new addition to the kindergarten curriculum. PATHS stands for Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies. Through these lessons, students learn about feelings and how to deal with them. They learn about making good choices in not so good situations. They also

learn about appropriate and inappropriate reactions to their feelings. These life lessons are taught to the children using four very special puppets, Twiggles the Turtle, Henrietta the Hedgehog, Daphne the Duck and Duke the Dog. This week, Mrs. Babonis reviewed with her class the feelings of sad and happy. She then introduced the feeling of calm. She read the students a short story entitled “Twiggles

and His Friends Feel Calm” The book discussed all the things that make the PATHS friends feel calm. Then, Mrs. Babonis discussed with her students all the things that make them feel calm. To conclude the lesson, the students received a coloring sheet with a blank face on it. The students were directed to draw their best calm face. Then, they each had the opportunity to tell the teacher what makes them feel calm.

Finalists of the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee at Wyoming Area Catholic are, from left, first row, Bianca Mazzarella, Danielle Morris, Jocelyn Kosik, Marissa Moran, second-place winner. Second row, Mary Ann Paddock-Kaminski, moderator of the Geography Bee and social studies teacher; Ryan Januszko, Justin Bella, Dennis Harrison, third-place winner; Dominic Cirelli, Timothy Murphy, school champion; Ann Marie Walsh, eighth-grade teacher.

Murphy wins school spelling bee Timothy Murphy, an eighthgrade student at Wyoming Area Catholic, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan.11and a chance to win a $25,000 college scholarship.

Marissa Moran, grade 8, placed second in the Bee; Dennis Harrison, grade 7, placed third. The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 25th annual National Geo-

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Gingerbread houses at LCCC Students in the pastry arts management program at Luzerne County Community College recently made gingerbread houses as part of a class project. The gingerbread houses were on

display at the Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute and those who viewed the display were able to vote for their favorite house. Shown with the winning gingerbread houses are, from

left, Rich Nemetz, Wyoming, instructor, pastry arts, LCCC; Michele Kromko, Plains, third place; Cassie Moyer, Dallas, first place; and Tyler O’Reilly, Union Dale, second place.

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Participating in America Recycles Day 2012 at Luzerne County Community College are, from left, first row, Jeanne Farrell, CDA, EFDA, Larksville, instructor, dental assisting and member, Recycling/Energy Conservation Committee, LCCC; Michael Delmonico, Hazleton, LCCC student; Machelle Smith, Ashley, secretary, College Relations and member, Recycling/Energy Conservation Committee, LCCC; and Randy Yeager, Hunlock Creek, LCCC student. Second row, Jim Phillips, Trucksville, associate professor, hotel and restaurant management and member, Recycling/ Energy Conservation Committee, LCCC; Beth DeNardi, Exeter, guest speaker; Matthew Gorski, Hazleton, LCCC student; Kasi Rucker, Greenfield Township, LCCC student; and Dave Kozemchak, Lehman, library media technologist, LCCC.

LCCC celebrates recycling The Luzerne County Community College Recycling/Energy Conservation Committee participated in America Recycles Day 2012.The committee sponsored a table with recycling information and pledge cards

and staff and students who signed a pledge to recycle received a free pen, pencil, or poster. Beth Denardi, Luzerne County Recycling Coordinator, spoke about ways to recycle and

the movie “The Story of Stuff ” was shown at the College’s Campus Center. A campus-wide collection of electrical cords, holiday lights, and batteries also was held.

PA students make blankets Mrs. Marlene Verdine’s 10th, 11th, and 12th grade family and consumer science classes at Pittston Area High School made blankets to be donated to the Ga-

briel House in Pittston. The students made a total of 25 colorful blankets. “It was nice that we did something helpful,” said Jessika Timinski, a junior. From left, are

Mrs. Verdine, Victoria Scheuerman, Bruce Edwards, Whitney Prescott, Jade Jones, Robin Sharr, Robert Meranti and Jean Luc Yurchak.

Devil Pride Students named Nicole VanLuvender, principal of the Old Forge Elementary School, announces December Devil Pride Students who were chosen on their recognition for outstanding demonstrations of

The Misericordia University December 2012 medical imaging graduating class recently passed the ARRT national certification examination in radiography to maintain the programs tradition of 100percent pass rates. Members of the class are, from left, first row, Justin Thomas, Moosic; Jessica Pugliese, Scranton; Gabriela Vitorino, Whitehall; Christopher Arakas, Walden, N.Y.; Kaitlyn Lane, Nanticoke; Maria Conte, Wilkes-Barre, and Jamie Dougherty, Scranton. Second row, Gabrielle Joseph, Drums; Lynn Blazaskie, clinical instructor; Angela Waardenburg, Forkston Twp.; Shelby Klaben, Jordan, N.Y.; Frank Genovesi, Larksville, and Jeffrey Williams, Thompson; third row, Barb Dorak, administrative professional; Dr. Elaine Halesey, professor and chairwoman; Gina Capitano, assistant professor and clinical coordinator; Paula Pate-Schloder, associate professor; and Lorie Zelna, associate professor. Absent at the time of the photo was Roxanne Mahle, Tunkhannock.

MU imaging students certified Thirteen of the Misericordia University December 2012 medical imaging graduating class, including a Moosic student, recently passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination in radiography. ARRT is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality pa-

tient care in radiologic technology, according to the agency. It tests and certifies technologists and administers continuing education and ethics requirements for its annual registration. Members of the December 2012 graduating class from Misericordia University are Justin Thomas, Moosic; Jessica Pugliese, Scranton.; Gabriela Vito-

rino, Whitehall; Christopher Arakas, Walden, N.Y.; Kaitlyn Lane, Nanticoke; Maria Conte, Wilkes-Barre; Jamie Dougherty, Scranton; Gabrielle Joseph, Drums; Angela Waardenburg, Forkston Twp.; Shelby Klaben, Jordan, N.Y.; Frank Genovesi, Larksville; Jeffrey Williams, Thompson; and Roxanne Mahle, Tunkhannock.

Devil Pride. Pride stands for Prepared, Respectful, Independent, Dependable and Example to others. From left, first row, are Matthew Decker, Grade 3; Michael Samony,

Grade 2; Nicholas Novak, Grade 1; Ava Beviglia, kindergarten, Second row, Sean Donovan, Grade 4; Jessica Musick, Grade 5; Ryan Skoranski, Grade 6; and VanLuvender.

Barbershop group installs officers Installation ceremonies for the 2013 officers and board members of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter, Barbershop Harmony Society were held recently at R and D Memories in Hanover Township. Newly-installed officers are, from left, seated, David Ehrensperger, secretary, and Valerie Ehrensperger, Nanticoke; Louis Volpetti, president and Millie Volpetti, Pittston; Phillip Brown, program vice

president and Barbara Brown, Shavertown; and Philip R. Tuhy, treasurer, Wilkes-Barre. Second row, William A. Zdancewicz, marketing/public relations vice president, Edwardsville; Marian Petro, Trucksville; Joe Husty, membership development vice president, WilkesBarre; Pauline Pagoda, Plymouth; Ralph Gillespi, music performance vice president, Wilkes-Barre; and Drew Smith,

immediate past president and Mary Smith, West Pittston. Installed board members include Robert Dingman, Dallas; James Morpeth, Wilkes-Barre; Thomas Roberts, Kingston; Drew Smith and David Tosh, West Pittston and John Szeghy, Mountain Top. Installation ceremonies were conducted by Philip R. Tuhy, chapter past president and treasurer.


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Annual Italian Festival at Mt. Carmel The annual Italian Festival will be held at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, william Street, Pittston, on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb.10. A Mass will be celebrated in Italian at 4 p.m. on Saturday. A musical program will start at 3:15 p.m. with the Senior Choir and mandolin and guitars by Pat & Nick Longo, Pat Longo, Dominick De Naples. The menu will be pasta/meatball dinner with salad, roll, cake & beverage. Tripe, polenta with sausage, porketta sandwiches, sausage & peppers sandwiches, hot dogs and pizza fritta will also be available. A bake sale will be available after all of the Masses that weekend. Ash Wednesday Dinner

The Corpus Christi Parish Social Concerns Committee is running an Ash Wednesday fish dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 601 Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston. The ticket donation asked is adults, $8 and children, $3. The adult menu is breaded deep fried haddock, baked potato with sour cream, tossed salad, coleslaw, soda, coffee, homemade desserts The children’s menu is homemade macaroni and cheese, tossed salad, applesauce, soft drink, dessert Serving is from 5 p.m. to 6:30 with take outs available from 4:30 p.m. For tickets, call 654-2753 Bethel United Methodist

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Corner of Broad & Church Sts. Pittston Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion: 1st Sunday each month Choir Rehearsal: Thursday’s at 7 p.m. unless told otherwise United Methodist Women: 2nd Monday unless told otherwise Websitewww.umcpittston.org Phone 655-4340 leave message First United Presbyterian

West Pittston Rev. James Thyren 654-8121 Sunday, Jan. 27: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m., Worship; 12:05 p.m. Choir Rehearsal. Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7 p.m. Session & Trustees at CPST. Services are being held at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church on 1700 Wyoming Ave, Exeter. First United Methodist Church

Corpus Christi's annual Night at the Races will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Post time is 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 that includes food and refreshments. Shown in the photo are committee members. Seated, left to right: Loretta Anderson, Raymonde Baira, Mike LaNunziata. Standing; Len Insalaco, Jerry Wall, Patti Zipko, Rosalie Bugelholl.

Baptismal Instruction Tuesday, Feb 12 The Free Health Clinic is open at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the former Seton Catholic High School, first come first serve. Greater Pittston Kids Closet celebrating its third anniversary provides new and gently used clothing. Hours are Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Pediatric Health Clinic is open on the first and third Thursday of the month. Registration is held in the Seton building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring child’s immunization records. All services are free. St John’s Lutheran

7 Wood St., Pittston 570-655-2505, stjohnspittston@verizon.com Pastor John Castellani Organist Marcia Colleran Acolyte Justin Peterson Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. First Quarter Portals of Prayers are available in the rear of the Church, while supplies are available.. Bulletin and Votive candle openings January 27. Please leave a message for Doris if interested. Guests are welcomed to attend and perhaps join this family. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please call 655-2505.

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1001 Main St Avoca The Members of the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church announce that they will again share in Sunday worship services with the Moosic Presbyterian Church. The services will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Moosic Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Moosic. Services will be held at Moosic for one month up to and including Feb. 3. This is a biannual combining of worship and friendship that both congregations look forward to.

535 N Main Street, Pittston www.eucharist-pittston.org Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and by appointment The parish will be sponsoring a Night at the Races on Saturday, February 9. Audra Casper and Cindy Vough will serve as chairpersons. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with post time at 6:30 St. John’s P.M. Church p.m. Dinner will be served. 316 Main St., Avoca Sacred Heart of Jesus Pastor Rev. Dale E. Pepper 570-780-9587 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont Sunday Service 10 a.m. This week’s mass schedule: Bible Study every other Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sun- Thursday 6 p.m. All are welcome. day at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There will no longer be a 7:30 a.m. mass on Saturdays. With St. Maria Goretti Laflin Road, Laflin, PA. 18702 that in mind, there is an 8 a.m. Pastor: Monsignor Neil Van mass celebrated at the Oblates of Loon St. Joseph Chapel on Route 315 42redwood@comcast.net on Saturdays. www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org The Holy Name Society 300 Jan. 27-Children’s Liturgy 11 Club for Spring 2013 will begin on Feb. 24. Five weekly cash a.m. Mass Meeting for Confirprizes will be awarded. Tickets mation Class 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb 10- CCD and Parents are available from any Holy Meeting for Reconciliation 9:30 Name Society member. a.m. St. Barbara Parish Mar. 5 and 7- Practice for Rec28 Memorial Avenue, Exeter onciliation at 7 p.m. in the Office Hours: Monday – Fri- Church Mar 9- Reconciliation will day 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. take place at 11 a.m. in the Evenings, by appointment. Church. Phone: 654-2103 The American Red Cross will Weekend Masses: Saturday – St. Anthony 4 p.m. – Vigil Mass; hold its annual Blood Drive toSt. Cecilia 5:30 p.m. – Vigil day, Jan. 27, in the Parish Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mass Sunday - St. Anthony 7:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; St. Cecilia 9 St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church a.m. & 7 p.m. 200 Stephenson St. Duryea Daily Masses: Monday & Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock, Tuesday: 7 a.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday & Fri- Pastor Phone: 457-2291 Email: padre@saintmaday: 7 a.m. & 11 a.m. The feast of St. Blaise is Sun- ryspncc.org Website: saintmaryspncc.org day, Feb. 3. Blessing of throats Holy Mass: Sunday 9:30 a.m. after all Masses. Weekdays: 8 a.m. St. Barbara’s parish is having a Holy Days: 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the church hall St. Monica’s Church from 7 – 11 p.m. Tickets on sale 363 West 8th Street, West at the rectory, after each Mass or Wyoming, PA 18644 call Loretta Semenza 654-0936 Office Hours - 9:00 a.m. to or Barbara Russo 654-8670. 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri. Deadline is Monday, Feb. 4. Phone: 570-693-1991 Email: olos363@verizon.net St. John the Evangelist www.stmonicanepa.com. Parish Community Father Leo McKernan, Pastor 35 William Street Father Joseph Adonizio, VisitPhone: 654-0053 ing Priest Pittston. Mr. William Jenkins, Deacon Bereavement Support group – Mass Schedule: Jan. 29 – 7 p.m. Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.@ Altar and Rosary Society OLOS meeting –Feb. 4 - 1 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. @ STJ Baptismal Instruction – Feb. 11:00 a.m.@ OLOS 12 – 7 p.m. in the parish center New Daily Mass Schedule: Holy Name Society meeting – Daily Mass at OLOS – Tues, Feb 17 – 11 a.m. Wed., Fri. – 7:00 a.m.); Mon. & Tickets are available at the ParThurs. – 7:00 p.m. ish Center for Feb. 2013 lottery St. Monica’s Parish will be tickets Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the vesti- having Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. bule of the church. Lottery tickets are $10 each each Friday (Except 1st Friday of are available Monday through the Month. Feb.1. Adoration will Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the be after 7 p.m. Mass until Midvestibule of the church. Proceeds night. benefit the Holy Name Society St. Peter’s Evangelical projects. Lutheran Church Return before Jan 31 in order 100 Rock Street, Hughestown to register all tickets. Stpeters_elc@yahoo.com

West Pittston Jan. 28 - 7 p.m. Boy Scouts Jan. 30 – 10 a.m. Mommy & Me, 6 p.m. Daisy Scouts, 7 p.m. Moosic Alliance Church choir 608 Rocky Glen Road, Moosic Jan. 31 – 7 p.m. Weight WatchPastor: Doug Jensen 457ers 6020 Feb. 1 – Pizza sale maccma2@verizon.net Feb. 3 – 10 a.m. Worship, SunSunday morning Sunday day School, 11:15 Confirmation. School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Worship at Full Gospel Chapel 10:45 a.m. Avoca Prayer meeting, Wednesdays Adult Sunday School, 9:30; at 7 p.m. Sunday morning worship at Celebrate Recovery Ministry, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

532Main St. Avoca (570) 457-2566 Pastor Sharon Dietz (570) 282-0104 Sunday – Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Communion first Sunday of each month – non perishable food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study – 6 p.m. Nativity Of Our Lord alternating each week with Brick Glendale Gospel Church 105 Church Drive UM Church, Duryea. Stephenson St., Duryea Glendale/Pittston Township. 1st Thursday of each month – Mass schedule: food give-away 4 to 6 p.m. for Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday 4 p.m. Holy Rosary needy of Avoca and Duryea. Church; 5:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Harding Church of Jesus Church of Christ Brick United Methodist Sunday 8 a.m. Holy Rosary RR 1 Box 187A, Falls 935 Foote Ave., Duryea Church; 9:30 a.m. Holy Rosary Sunday services: 10 a.m. Sun- Church; 11 a.m. Sacred Heart of (570)457-4424 day School and 11 a.m. Church Jesus Church Pastor Sharon Dietz Service. Call 388-6534 (570) 282-0104 Oblates of St. Joseph Sunday Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School – 10:15 a.m. Holy Mother of Sorrows PNCC Highway 315, Laflin 212 Wyoming Avenue, Dupont during morning Worship ServicMasses are held daily in the Rev. Zbigniew Dawid, Pastor seminary chapel at 7 a.m. (Mones for ages 3-12 Sunday Masses Communion first Sunday of day – Friday) and on Saturday 8:00 a.m. Traditional Mass each month – non perishable mornings at 8 a.m. There are no 9:15 a.m. School of Christian weekend Masses. food items will be collected. Mondays – Bible study – 6 Living (SOCL), Confirmation Confessions are heard daily p.m. alternating each week with Class, and Coffee Hour from 9 a.m. – noon and from 3 – 10:30 a.m. Traditional High 6 p.m. Bethel UM Church, Avoca; Miracle of Awareness – coffee time Mass Office hours are Monday – Daily Mass – 6 p.m. meeting 7 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., eve9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Fri- nings and weekends by appointThursday – New beginnings day meeting 7 p.m. Third Thursday ment. Office phone number is The Ladies ANS Society will 654-7542. of each month – United Methobe making pierogi for Lent on dist Women – 6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday evening Feb.1, and Feb 2. Call Regina Ba- Mass is celebrated at 7 p.m. in haley at 457-2378 to put in or- conjunction with the Novena to Christian and Missionary Alliance ders. St. Joseph & St. Joseph Marello. The PTO is having its annual 317 Luzerne Avenue Super Bowl Chicken Wing Fun- St. Joseph Marello West Pittston draiser on Feb. 3. Pre-order Meals will resume on January William St., Pittston 7 at the Breaking Bread Soup forms are in the vestibule of the The Bloodmobile will be held church and you can place an or- in our Parish Hall on Monday, Kitchen at the church. Christ Community Clothes der by E-Mail tolisa-tisdel@ya- Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Closet will be open Mondays hoo.comor Call Carol, at 654The Feast of the Presentation from 5- 6:30 p.m., Tuesday and 8991. On Sunday Feb.3rd, you of the Lord will be celebrated on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and can call the Church Hall at 654- Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. After 0345. Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. the Mass, the blessings of the Ash Wednesday falls on Feb throats will be held in conjuncFirst Baptist Church 13. Masses with distribution of tion with the Feast of St. Blasé, Rev. James H. Breese, pastor, ashes will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. and 7 p.m. Water Street, Pittston The Living Stations will be Lenten Fish Fry Dinner spon- held on Good Friday. Any stuSunday 9:30 a.m. Worship and Praise Service/Children’s Sun- sored by our parish YMS of R dent, grades 6 to 12 who wishes day School, Adult/Teen Sunday will be held on Friday, Feb 15. to participate, please call the recSchool immediately following Dinner will be served from 4 tory 654-6902. p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner inservice. The weekend Mass schedule Wednesday 7:15 p.m. Bible cludes, fish, fries, vegetable, co- is: on Saturday, Masses at 4 and 6 leslaw and dinner roll. Donation p.m. On Sunday, Masses at 8, Study is $8. 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. The Holy First Congregational UCC Rosary is recited before all Independent Bible Church 500 Luzerne Avenue Masses. 328 Main Street, Duryea, PA West Pittston Corpus Christi Parish 18642. Rev. Joan Mitchell, Pastor (570) 451-0346 Home/Office. Immaculate Conception and Sunday,11 a.m. Morning WorJLaCava@TheBibleChurch.org Holy Redeemer churches ship Annual meeting of the congreLuzerne Ave., West Pittston gation will be held after service Inkerman Presbyterian Youth Choir Main St., Inkerman today in the Fellowship Hall, folThe Youth choir meets for Services: Sundays, 9 a.m. lowing a covered dish luncheon. practice on Sundays at 5 p.m.

Sunday School 9 a.m. Confirmation classes 9 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m. Last Sunday was the kickoff to a year of fun events for our St. Peter’s Family and friends. St. Peter’s is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts. Cost is $7 for a dozen donuts or a certificate for a dozen donuts. Order up to Feb. 3rd Pick-up date is Feb. 10 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call Leslie 762-1737, Pam 313-2829, Lois 654-4948 Queen of the Apostles Parish

715 Hawthorne St. (570) 457-3412 stmarysavoca@verizon.net www.stmaryavoca.4lpi.com The worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 in the rectory. The social concerns/respect life committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the rectory. The pastoral council committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in the rectory. The parish’s First Communion Class will receive its First Penance at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in the church. There will be parents’ meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the church to discuss the special event. The parish has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and holy hour prayers every Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, 715 Hawthorne St., following the 8 a.m. Mass. Throughout the Year of Faith, the chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be prayed. At 7:30 p.m. the rosary is prayed before benediction and reposing of the Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who can spend one hour weekly at adoration on a regular basis is asked to call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office. Daily Masses: 8 a.m. (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass Weekends Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Confession: Saturdays 3-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request by calling 457-3412. Prayer Chain: 457-5867 Second Presbyterian

143 Parsonage St., Pittston 654-1411 The Session of the Second Presbyterian Church announces the following schedule for the week of January 27, 2013: Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage St., Pittston, PA 18640 Sunday, January 27: 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. – Worship Monday, January 28: 7:00 p.m. – Fellowship Meeting Tuesday, January 29: 7:00 p.m. – AA Meeting Wednesday, January 30: 6:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal Trinity Episcopal Church

Spring Street and Montgomery Avenue, West Pittston Parish Mission: “To live and build holy community.” All welcome: Worldwide Anglican Communion: ‘We believe in one holy, Catholic apostolic church.” Web of information and links at www.trinityepiscopalchurchwestpittston.organdwww.diobeth.org. Sunday Holy Eucharist: 11 a.m. every Sunday. Food Pantry: January items needed are pasta and sauces, instant oatmeal and cereals. Youth Program: 10:45 a.m. every Sunday. Weekday special events and service projects as announced. Music Together Classes: Fun and music for infants and children through age five accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For registration information call 6543261. Visitwww.musictogether.com for information on Music Together.


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Legals/ Public Notices

ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of ROBERT J. BERNOSKIE, a/k/a ROBERT BERNOSKIE, late of the City of Pittston, who died December 30, 2012 All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executors, RONALD D’ELISEO and BRENDA D’ELISEO and their Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 490 NORTH MAIN STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640

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150 Special Notices

LEGAL NOTICE The San Cataldo Society of Pittston will hold a special meeting on Sunday, February 17 at 10:30 AM at the Society’s hall, 111 S. Main St., Pittston, PA All full members are welcome to attend. Carmen C. Saporito President ESTATE NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted in the Estate of RICHARD E. WILLIS, late of the Township of Jenkins, who died November 9, 2012. All persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make payment and those having claims to present the same, without delay, to the Executrix, LUCILLE KONUPKA and her Attorneys. SAPORITO, SAPORITO & FALCONE 498 NORTH MAIN STREET PITTSTON, PA 18640

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FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE

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SATURN `01 LW

CD player, alarm system, power door locks, power windows, front wheel drive. $120,617 miles. Asking $3,000. 570-736-6082

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Motorcycles

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415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 Cylinder Very Good Condition! NEW PRICE $1,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

MAZDA `88 RX-7

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SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

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MERCEDES-BENZ `73 INTERNATIONAL `05 4300 BOX TRUCK 450SL 18’, automatic, lift Convertible with gate. GVW 17,000.

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Accounting/ Finance

CREDIT ANALYST First Keystone Community Bank has an opening for a fulltime entry level Credit Analyst. Successful candidate will be responsible for providing analytical services relating to the lending activities of the Bank. i.e., analyzing financial statements and other relevant data. Training and education on current lending and loan review regulations will be provided. Applicants must possess or will soon graduate with a B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration. We offer a competitive compensation rate and an excellent benefit package. Please send resume and cover letter or apply in person. Employment applications available at any of our banking offices or contact: First Keystone Community Bank Human Resource Department 111 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 EO/AA Employer

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HAZLETON ONE COMMUNITY CENTER The Board of Directors of the Hazleton Integration Project is seeking an Executive Director to help lead a team of professionals and volunteers through the opening and operation of a unique Community Center. The position is full time with benefits; salary commensurate with experience. The Executive Director reports to the HIP Board of Directors and will interface with all staff and the general public to best market the Community Center’s mission of enriching the quality life for the diverse population of the Greater Hazleton Area. Masters Degree preferred; Bachelor’s Degree strongly recommended, but candidates with specific training and experience in community outreach and administration will also be considered. Verbal and written fluency in Spanish and English a must. Fundraising and grant writing skills and knowledge of the community are required. Minimum of three years in a supervisory or management role in a non-profit organization required. Full job description available upon request. Qualified applicants may send resume and cover letter to: hazletonintegra tionproject@gmail. com Hazleton Integration Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Impressions Media is a local, multi-media company. We publish our flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other publications. Our digital business comprises several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to mid-size business locally and nationally. We also offer a variety of commercial services. We currently offer these employment opportunities:

Digital Sales Specialist Searching for a resourceful, highly motivated and experienced Digital Media Sales Specialist. The ideal candidate will be able to further develop and help grow revenues for all digital media products associated with Impressions Media including online advertising, Web Design, Search (SEO), Social Media, E-Mail Marketing, Video and Mobile solutions. The ability to lead a new business development initiative and a persistent, professional business attitude will be critical to success This role will incorporate mentoring the existing advertising sales staff in digitial media solutions and meeting or exceeding revenue targets. The ideal candidate will have proven track record of selling and leading the digtial sales efforts. Job Description: • Act as the company’s digital sales expert in the complete suite of digital products including display, video and Small Business Solutions • Assist with the training of sales reps for all digital products. • Assist other sales reps in creating comprehensive marketing programs for clients. • Attend client meetings and assist with presentations. This will require a majority of time spent out in the field. • Identify and generate new digital sales opportunities. This will require a majority of time spent out in the field. Required Skills/Experience: • Applicant must have digital media experience to be considered. • Proven track record of knowledge of online sales offerings • Technically savvy and proficient with sophisticated digital advertising programs • The ability to sell a comprehensive marketing solution including multiple products • A hunter mentality to generate new business • Exceptional communication skills • Solid prospecting and closing skills • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

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BOSCOV’S TRAVEL WILKES-BARRE LEISURE TRAVEL CONSULTANT We are searching

for a Leisure Travel Consultant with a minimum of 3 year’s experience. Applicant will work in a fast-paced office and must have good people skills, excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, and Sabre experience a plus. We are a career company & offer an excellent compensation package. EOE Forward resume to: traveljobs@boscovs.com

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FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation and much more. Apply by e-mail mike.phelan@action liftinc.com or call 570-655-2100 x115.

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area: The primary responsibility is to assist adults with intellectual disabilities in their homes. Full time and Part time positions are available. Applicants must be available to work overnights and weekends. Applicants must possess a valid PA driver’s license and a high school diploma or equivalency. Duties include: •Personal hygiene & grooming •Household chores and upkeep •Meal preparation & Cooking •Administration of Medication •Community Integration & Outings •Peer interactions & socialization •Engaging individuals in activities to increase skills and independence •Working with individuals on their treatment plan goals •Providing transportation for individuals Please forward resumes to Randi Farr at Randi.Farr@the mentornetwork.com

LEGAL SECRETARY Full-time position with health insurance and retirement plan. Minimum of 2 years experience. Please send letter of interest with resume in confidence to: The Times Leader Box 4260 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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CLASS A CDL DRIVERS

Needed for local Office Furniture Distribution Company,Full or Part Time Professionals from our Hazleton location. 2 years experience preferred with clean driving history. Home weekends and most nights. Competitive Wages, Excellent Health Insurance Benefits: Medical, Dental, Prescription, Dental Please visit our Website @ www.edsioffice.com and complete an application.Provide your resume on the employment page. .

Delivery Drivers/ Independent Contractors. Need reliable cars, vans or SUV’s for same day delivery. Call 800-818-7958

KINGSTON SURGERY CENTER Part Time and Per Diem RN’s- Recent experience in same day surgery center is required. Admit patients, IV insertion, vital signs, post-op care/instructions. Per Diem Surgical Technician- Fast paced eye center. Recent experience in same day surgery center is required. Hand instruments to physician, turn room over, clean/sterilize instruments. APPLY ONLINE: www.icare specialists.com SUBMIT RESUME: HR Dept. 703 Rutter Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 Fax: 570-287-2434

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Hiring a night shift sand coordinator for the gas and oil fields near Towanda, PA. Previous experience not necessary, but would be a plus. Good pay, great benefits, 401k and health. Call DSI Bulk Transport at 330931-6603 or email resumes to jmiller @dsibulktransport. com. Find us on the web at www.dsibulktransport.com

Drivers: Home Most Nights, EVERY Weekend! Flatbed/Van, Good money, Benefits. CDL-A 1 year experience preferred. Hazmat pays extra. Whitebread Trucking: 570-788-4183 Company Drivers: Tons of work! Flatbed. Regular Home Time! .45CPM + Excellent benefits! CDL-A/ 2yrs exp. req. Contact Roland or Joe: 877-704-3081

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WAREHOUSE WORKER

TEAM Employer Solutions is currently seeking experienced •Pickers •Receivers •Wrappers •Loaders •Replenishers Responsibilities include loading and unloading trucks, order picking, wrapping products, packing, labeling shipping and receiving. Must have a solid work history, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and a drug free lifestyle. Previous warehouse experience with Fork trucks, deep-reaches and man ups a must. To apply call TEAM to make an appointment 714-5955

600 FINANCIAL 630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

VARIOUS QUARRY LOCATIONS WELDING& MAINTENANCE SKILLS NEEDED Experience working at a busy quarry required. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Experience a plus Competitive wages, health prescription, dental and life insurance. Paid vacation, 401k. pre-employment drug testing required. Call: 610-222-3605 or email: hr@kkgroup.com EOE.

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275 gallon indoor oil tanks. Very good condition. Converted to gas. $125. each. Call 570-760-2793

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CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046

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BED, Solid Brass, full, $200. SEWING MACHINES, (2) 1917 Singer Treadle, original manual, extra presser foot, $125, other smaller $75 570-970-3576 YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (25) 1928-1980, GAR, (22) 1928-2006, MEYERS, (22) 19571981, WYOMING VALLEY WEST, (11) 1970-1992. NANTICOKE, (2) 19711979, PITTSTON, (11) 1967-1981HANOVER (6) 1951-1981 MINT. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

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Kenmore 90 Series electric dryer, white. auto moisture sensing - 4 fabric settings. Kenmore Ultrawash dishwasher, beige. ultrawash sensor and quiet guard system. $100. each. 570-266 2300 DRYER: Like new, kenmore 90 series electric dryer. white. auto moisture sensing-4 fabric settings $250. Kenmore Ultrawash DISHWASHER. beige. ultrawash sensor & quiet guard system. $300. Willing to negotiate if u buy both! 570-266-2300

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566 Optical Production Machine Operator Part-time 4pm to 8pm Mon-Fri. Lens Coating Full time 6:30am3pm. Send Resume or apply in person Monday-Friday 8:30am - 6pm to: Luzerne Optical 180 N. WilkesBarre Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Maternal and Family Health Services is seeking a Human Resources Benefits Administrator who will perform a variety of specialized Human Resources functions along with the administration of the employee benefit programs, including 401 (k), life and long term disability, medical, dental, vision and third party deductible administrator plan (HRA) and provide support to the Board Human Resources Committee. This position will work closely with our Fiscal team in preparing and submitting all required quarterly and yearly Federal, state FICA, Medicare, Local Earned Income and Local Services tax deposits, tax reconciliations and resolution of issues. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, written and verbal communication, customer service skills, proven ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and good judgment. Education/Experience: A bachelor’s degree in a related field along with a minimum of 5 years work experience is required. Highly proficient in the following software programs: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and databases). Knowledge of ABRA programs a plus. Position is full-time, weekdays with an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) plan, life insurance and generous paid time off program. Visit www.mfhs.org to learn more about us. Respond with resume and salary requirements by 2/8/13 to:Human Resources 15 Public Square, Suite 600 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Fax: 570-823-7042 Email- jobs@mfhs.org eoe m/f d/v


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L11988A TP15963 K13643A T30644A J5385B T30590A J5337A T30574A L11897B T30637A KS0479A H29557A C3658B H29368A T30227A T30672A M8182A M8038A H29590A A11762A T30640A T30363A T30486A HP15899A H29659A H29051A H29094A M7964A H29502A A11106A H29146A T30646A T30476A H29343A H29470A A11760A J5395A A11512B H28195A H28344C H29494A K13553A D0775A H29352A H29476A K13676A J5451A T30373A T30172A H28821A T30541A K13508A H29099A K13688A J5537A H29394A D0748A T30661A T30538A CH5592A BP15744A H29553A BS0465A T30615A H29292A H29405A B10005A H29625A T30163C T30678A H28961A T29941B B9777C A11769A CH5635A T30423A H28204A H29634A K13699A K13523A K13548B A11661A T30701B H29062B H29644A L11931A L11886A H29555A H29294A M8144A K13533A D0760A TP15933 T30539A L11789A J5488A H29157A T30285A H28294A H29451A T30683A K13669A T30752A T30756A L11945A L11917A T30675A J5571A M8165A T29349A C3752B CH5627A L11928A A11649A T30495A H29225A A11582A H29636A

2002 Buick LeSabre Custom ............................. 2005 Ford Escape XLT......................................... 2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2006 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2004 Dodge Durango SLT .................................. 2007 Ford Fusion SE ............................................ 2006 Mercury Montego Premier ...................... 2005 Ford Escape XLT......................................... 2004 Lexus ES 330................................................ 2008 Dodge Avenger R/T ................................... 2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2007 Honda Accord EX ...................................... 2004 Lexus ES 330................................................ 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid.................................... 2008 Ford Focus SES ........................................... 2007 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer ES................................. 2009 Chevrolet Impala LS................................... 2008 Ford Fusion SE ............................................ 2007 Honda Accord EX ...................................... 2006 Audi A4 2.0T quattro................................. 2006 Toyota Sienna LE........................................ 2010 Toyota Corolla LE ....................................... 2010 Toyota Corolla XLE..................................... 2006 Kia Sportage EX.......................................... 2008 Honda Civic LX............................................ 2008 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS.................. 2007 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4................................ 2006 Honda CR-V EX........................................... 2008 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ 2011 Honda Civic LX-S........................................ 2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 2010 Mazda Mazda6 i.......................................... 2009 Pontiac G6 GT.............................................. 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT ................................... 2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited.......................... 2010 Ford Fusion SE ............................................ 2008 Ford Escape XLT......................................... 2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 2010 Honda Civic LX............................................ 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES................................. 2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4................................ 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES................................. 2010 Kia Sedona LX............................................. 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited ................ 2010 Toyota Corolla LE ....................................... 2010 Toyota Corolla LE ....................................... 2008 Honda Element EX..................................... 2011 Suzuki SX4 Premium................................. 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS.................. 2010 Honda Civic LX............................................ 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2009 Nissan Cube 1.8 Krom ............................... 2008 Honda Civic EX ........................................... 2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited................... 2009 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS.................................. 2004 Mercedes SLK-Class SLK320................... 2009 Ford Fusion SE ............................................ 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2010 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2010 Honda Civic EX ........................................... 2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited........................ 2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 2007 Chevrolet Colorado LT............................... 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT .................... 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5 ............................ 2008 Acura TL Base............................................. 2012 Dodge Avenger SE..................................... 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited.................................. 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2012 Toyota Corolla S.......................................... 2012 Honda Accord LX 2.4................................ 2010 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L V6................ 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS ................................. 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5.......................... 2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4................................ 2009 Nissan Rogue S........................................... 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 2009 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 2009 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 2007 Lexus ES 350................................................ 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ 2009 Honda CR-V EX........................................... 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS.................................. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited ........................ 2006 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew...................... 2011 Honda Accord LX-P 2.4 ............................ 2011 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2007 Lexus ES 350................................................ 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... 2010 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 ............................ 2012 Toyota Prius c Two..................................... 2008 Toyota Highlander Sport .......................... 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 1LT......................... 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base.............................. 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS ................................. 2010 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... 2008 Acura TL Base............................................. 2008 Lexus ES 350................................................ 2009 Lexus ES 350................................................ 2010 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ 2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi ................................... 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander SE........................... 2010 Honda Element EX..................................... 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S .................................... 2013 Dodge Dart SXT/Rallye............................. 2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. 2008 Acura TL Base............................................. 2010 Toyota Highlander V6................................ 2011 Honda CR-V EX........................................... 2010 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. 2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4................................

4D Sedan...................................... 93,471 4D Sport Utility............................. 92,995 4D Sedan...................................... 78,784 4D Sedan...................................... 88,000 4D Sport Utility............................. 77,368 4D Sedan...................................... 78,730 4D Sedan...................................... 65,016 4D Sport Utility............................. 55,713 4D Sedan...................................... 96,955 4D Sedan...................................... 86,030 4D Sedan...................................... 65,257 4D Sedan...................................... 86,773 4D Sedan...................................... 79,816 4D Sedan...................................... 37,335 4D Sedan...................................... 18,727 4D Sedan...................................... 81,041 4D Sedan...................................... 60,738 4D Sedan...................................... 37,908 4D Sedan...................................... 55,999 4D Sedan...................................... 85,987 4D Sedan...................................... 80,694 4D Passenger Van ........................ 72,523 4D Sedan...................................... 41,215 4D Sedan...................................... 41,214 4D Sport Utility............................. 68,345 2D Coupe...................................... 20,288 4D Sedan...................................... 87,335 4D Hatchback ............................... 43,970 4D Sedan...................................... 64,773 4D Sedan...................................... 60,265 4D Sport Utility............................. 63,719 4D Sedan...................................... 88,875 4D Sedan...................................... 39,801 4D Sedan...................................... 27,588 4D Sedan...................................... 51,344 4D Sedan...................................... 66,672 4D Sedan...................................... 23,872 4D Sedan...................................... 30,110 4D Sedan...................................... 41,384 4D Sport Utility............................. 78,860 4D Sedan...................................... 28,839 4D Sedan...................................... 25,030 4D Sedan...................................... 23,388 4D Sedan...................................... 52,864 4D Sedan...................................... 10,387 4D Passenger Van ........................ 51,218 4D Sport Utility............................. 53,456 4D Sedan...................................... 23,813 4D Sedan...................................... 23,587 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,835 4D Hatchback ............................... 15,799 4D Hatchback ............................... 11,178 4D Sedan...................................... 29,017 4D Sedan...................................... 49,097 4D Station Wagon........................ 4,629 2D Coupe...................................... 19,217 4D Sedan...................................... 24,984 4D Station Wagon........................ 66,659 4D Sport Utility............................. 52,910 4D Sedan...................................... 26,238 2D Convertible.............................. 43,285 4D Sedan...................................... 20,047 4D Sedan...................................... 42,000 4D Sedan...................................... 28,221 4D Sedan...................................... 37,649 4D Sedan...................................... 30,192 4D Sport Utility............................. 63,319 4D Sedan...................................... 38,615 4D Crew Cab ................................ 66,266 4D Extended Cab.......................... 57,243 4D Sedan...................................... 48,808 4D Sedan...................................... 45,192 4D Sedan...................................... 7,565 4D Sport Utility............................. 72,063 4D Sedan...................................... 8,548 4D Sedan...................................... 3,088 4D Sedan...................................... 12,232 4D Sedan...................................... 19,088 4D Sport Utility............................. 35,304 4D Sport Utility............................. 28,050 4D Sedan...................................... 22,893 2D Coupe...................................... 25,041 4D Sport Utility............................. 19,847 4D Sport Utility............................. 27,568 4D Sedan...................................... 28,698 4D Sport Utility............................. 39,517 4D Sedan...................................... 60,617 4D Sport Utility............................. 48,074 4D Sport Utility............................. 38,236 4D Sedan...................................... 17,466 4D Sport Utility............................. 21,908 4D Crew Cab ................................ 64,302 4D Sedan...................................... 11,569 4D Sedan...................................... 17,602 4D Sedan...................................... 51,667 4D Sport Utility............................. 75,440 4D Sedan...................................... 27,967 5D Hatchback ............................... 260 4D Sport Utility............................. 61,657 4D Sport Utility............................. 37,138 4D Sport Utility............................. 72,539 4D Sport Utility............................. 27,616 4D Sport Utility............................. 34,650 4D Sedan...................................... 52,284 4D Sedan...................................... 55,738 4D Sedan...................................... 58,284 4D Sedan...................................... 138,318 4D Sedan...................................... 64,671 4D Sport Utility............................. 20,076 4D Sport Utility............................. 28,079 4D Sedan...................................... 5,126 4D Sedan...................................... 7,004 4D Sport Utility............................. 33,610 4D Sedan...................................... 38,200 4D Sport Utility............................. 33,329 4D Sport Utility............................. 27,901 4D Sedan...................................... 38,936 2D Coupe...................................... 14,665

MILES $5,859 MILES $8,378 MILES $8,777 MILES $9,105 MILES $9,229 MILES $9,364 MILES $9,393

MILES $10,181 MILES $10,379 MILES $10,497 MILES $10,813 MILES $10,858 MILES $11,277 MILES $11,489 MILES $11,764 MILES $11,791 MILES $11,823 MILES $11,835 MILES $11,961 MILES $11,970 MILES $12,134 MILES $12,216 MILES $12,271 MILES $12,290 MILES $12,489 MILES $12,494 MILES $12,497 MILES $12,499 MILES $12,733 MILES $12,948 MILES $13,050 MILES $13,268 MILES $13,479 MILES $13,498 MILES $13,500 MILES $13,511 MILES $13,515 MILES $13,562 MILES $13,568 MILES $13,678 MILES $13,844 MILES $13,850 MILES $13,850 MILES $13,891 MILES $14,072 MILES $14,613 MILES $14,637 MILES $14,677 MILES $14,714 MILES $14,796 MILES $14,828 MILES $14,864 MILES $14,979 MILES $14,999 MILES $15,018 MILES $15,024 MILES $15,167 MILES $15,185 MILES $15,228 MILES $15,370 MILES $15,493 MILES $15,499 MILES $15,562 MILES $15,595 MILES $16,006 MILES $16,012 MILES $16,045 MILES $16,157 MILES $16,323 MILES $16,731 MILES $16,748 MILES $16,775 MILES $16,785 MILES $16,989 MILES $17,027 MILES $17,032 MILES $17,280 MILES $17,312 MILES $17,313 MILES $17,383 MILES $17,406 MILES $17,492 MILES $17,499 MILES $17,850 MILES $17,855 MILES $17,899 MILES $17,922 MILES $17,953 MILES $17,958 MILES $17,979 MILES $18,010 MILES $18,096 MILES $18,106 MILES $18,135 MILES $18,214 MILES $18,435 MILES $18,478 MILES $18,659 MILES $18,672 MILES $18,887 MILES $18,907 MILES $18,979 MILES $18,979 MILES $19,201 MILES $19,231 MILES $19,404 MILES $19,479 MILES $19,499 MILES $19,499 MILES $19,513 MILES $19,612 MILES $19,707 MILES $19,819 MILES $19,822 MILES $19,875 MILES $19,887 MILES $19,922 MILES $19,979

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D0666A 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab..................... L11937A 2007 Lexus RX 350............................................... H29497A 2010 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ T30754A 2010 Toyota Prius III ............................................. T30388A 2008 Toyota Tacoma Base ................................. CH5637A 2007 Dodge Charger R/T .................................... T30359A 2009 Toyota Venza............................................... K13673B 2009 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ T30788A 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X ............................. J5542A 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium................ L11979A 2008 Lexus ES 350................................................ T30496A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Base.............................. J5521A 2011 Toyota Camry SE ........................................ D0743B 2012 Toyota Camry SE ........................................ L11910C 2008 Cadillac SRX V6........................................... H29325A 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... T30242A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT LT1............. H29473A 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ T30629A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport .................................... J5470A 2009 Toyota Venza Base..................................... T30492B 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8..................... BP15931A 2007 GMC Yukon SLT.......................................... L11985A 2011 Toyota Prius One ........................................ T29866A 2012 Toyota Camry LE ........................................ T30250A 2010 Toyota RAV4 Base...................................... L12013A 2006 Lexus GS 300 ............................................... J5352A 2009 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. A11727A 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited................................. T30762A 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab.............. K13033A 2010 Hyundai Veracruz Limited........................ T30779A 2012 Ford Escape XLT......................................... B10028A 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited ................ T29781A 2011 Toyota Venza Base..................................... A11425B 2012 Mini Cooper S Base.................................... H29648A 2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 .................................. C3634A 2009 Cadillac CTS Base 1SA.............................. L11964A 2008 Lexus RX 350............................................... H29707A 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport.................................. TP15981 2008 Ford Expedition XLT .................................. L11902A 2010 Lincoln MKX Base...................................... A11194A 2010 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. D0687A 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE........................... A11746B 2011 Honda Pilot LX ............................................ J5453A 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L ............... D0750A 2011 Toyota Tacoma Base ................................. BP15987A 2010 Toyota Venza Base..................................... L12002A 2008 Lexus ES 350................................................ 2010 Audi A4 2.0T Premium.............................. J5487B T30189A 2011 Toyota Sienna LE........................................ T30152A 2011 Toyota Sienna LE........................................ H29186A 2010 Toyota Venza Base..................................... H29581A 2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L................................. BP15851A 2010 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. C3657A 2010 Acura TL Base Technology Package .... L11913A 2011 Lexus CT 200h Premium........................... T30642A 2010 Toyota Avalon Limited.............................. H28829A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... TP15995 2010 Toyota Highlander V6................................ K13345C 2010 Toyota Highlander V6................................ T30309A 2010 Toyota Highlander SE................................ T30667A 2011 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... T30474A 2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5.................................. H29597A 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L........................................ A11504A 2011 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. T30807A 2010 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... H29562A 2011 Acura TSX 3.5.............................................. L11982A 2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ T30804A 2010 Acura RDX Base......................................... T30527A 2012 Toyota Tacoma Base V6 ........................... C3743A 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base..................... H29615A 2011 Honda Pilot EX............................................ H29680A 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... A11576A 2012 Acura TSX 2.4 Special Edition ................ L11983A 2010 Lexus ES 350................................................ L11892A 2011 Lexus ES 350................................................ BP15983 2010 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ H29284A 2010 Honda Odyssey Touring ........................... LS0469A 2012 Acura TSX 2.4.............................................. T30707A 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited....................... H29148A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... H29483A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... T30676A 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited....................... LS0461A 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali............................ L11957A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... C3685A 2010 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Performance............... T30685A 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited ........................... H29142A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... L11992A 2013 Acura ILX...................................................... B9902A 2009 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ H29237A 2010 Honda Odyssey Touring ........................... BP15997 2009 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ 2012 Lexus IS 250 ................................................. LS0470 J5447A 2010 Mercedes M-Class ML350........................ H29310A 2009 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... A11594A 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L......................................... L11820B 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT LT1.......... H29624A 2010 Honda Pilot Touring................................... J5479A 2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali ............................ T30323A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... BP16004 2011 Mercedes C-Class C300 ............................ L11956A 2010 Lexus RX 350............................................... J5412A 2010 Ford F-150 King Ranch.............................. L11942A 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base..................... B10013A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland ............. BS0404 2011 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... AS0483 2012 Acura MDX Technology........................... BP15882 2011 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... BP15975 2011 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... L11923A 2009 Lexus LS 460 L............................................. L12024A 2009 Lexus LS 460................................................ L12036A 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon......... J5443A 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Base................................... H27977A 2012 Mercedes E-Class E350 4MATICÂŽ.......... BP15966A 2011 Lexus LS 460................................................ B9685A 2009 Mercedes SL-Class SL550 ........................ BP15974 2010 Mercedes S-Class S550 4MATICÂŽ.......... BP15993 2010 Mercedes S-Class S550 4MATICÂŽ.......... B9963A 2012 Mercedes CLS-Class CLS550...................

4D Quad Cab ............................... 77,647 4D Sport Utility............................ 75,231 4D Sport Utility............................ 47,592 5D Hatchback .............................. 28,100 4D Access Cab ............................ 34,782 4D Sedan..................................... 19,953 4D Sport Utility............................ 40,267 4D Sport Utility............................ 42,368 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,542 4D Station Wagon....................... 43,223 4D Sedan..................................... 49,133 4D Sport Utility............................ 60,567 4D Sedan..................................... 34,144 4D Sedan..................................... 23,648 4D Sport Utility............................ 59,063 4D Sport Utility............................ 39,442 4D Extended Cab......................... 44,597 4D Sport Utility............................ 37,414 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,267 4D Sport Utility............................ 30,208 2D Coupe..................................... 21,204 4D Sport Utility............................ 72,894 5D Hatchback .............................. 13,785 4D Sedan..................................... 9,709 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,455 4D Sedan..................................... 41,009 4D Sedan..................................... 56,968 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,547 4D Double Cab ............................ 50,259 4D Sport Utility............................ 41,799 4D Sport Utility............................ 5,245 4D Sport Utility............................ 36,277 4D Sport Utility............................ 8,442 2D Hatchback .............................. 4,624 4D Sedan..................................... 24,366 4D Sedan..................................... 19,153 4D Sport Utility............................ 50,720 2D Sport Utility............................ 8,488 4D Sport Utility............................ 20,913 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,662 4D Sedan..................................... 20,607 4D Sedan..................................... 2,193 4D Sport Utility............................ 24,822 4D Sport Utility............................ 16,651 4D Access Cab ............................ 25,065 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,566 4D Sedan..................................... 16,960 4D Sedan..................................... 37,693 4D Passenger Van ....................... 14,607 4D Passenger Van ....................... 15,215 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,222 4D Passenger Van ....................... 48,104 4D Sedan..................................... 35,819 4D Sedan..................................... 29,674 4D Hatchback .............................. 22,536 4D Sedan..................................... 35,100 4D Sport Utility............................ 35,550 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,236 4D Sport Utility............................ 28,187 4D Sport Utility............................ 25,168 4D Access Cab ............................ 25,329 4D Sport Utility............................ 46,938 4D Sport Utility............................ 11,960 4D Sedan..................................... 29,739 4D Crew Cab ............................... 34,894 4D Sedan..................................... 13,739 4D Sedan..................................... 22,428 4D Sport Utility............................ 27,422 4D Crew Cab ............................... 15,922 4D Sport Utility............................ 74,663 4D Sport Utility............................ 19,991 4D Sport Utility............................ 23,299 4D Sedan..................................... 23,154 4D Sedan..................................... 26,495 4D Sedan..................................... 25,213 4D Sedan..................................... 32,746 4D Passenger Van ....................... 26,959 4D Sedan..................................... 6,924 4D Sport Utility............................ 55,169 4D Sport Utility............................ 32,760 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,010 4D Sport Utility............................ 45,016 4D Crew Cab ............................... 43,800 4D Sport Utility............................ 47,321 4D Sedan..................................... 29,783 4D Sport Utility............................ 46,896 4D Sport Utility............................ 20,956 4D Sedan..................................... 1,423 4D Sport Utility............................ 31,077 4D Passenger Van ....................... 20,989 4D Sport Utility............................ 35,524 4D Sedan..................................... 10,175 4D Sport Utility............................ 44,584 4D Sedan..................................... 39,088 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,545 4D Crew Cab ............................... 20,915 4D Sport Utility............................ 26,603 4D Crew Cab ............................... 46,186 4D Sport Utility............................ 17,486 4D Sedan..................................... 17,731 4D Sport Utility............................ 35,943 4D Crew Cab ............................... 33,413 4D Sport Utility............................ 45,516 4D Sport Utility............................ 18,570 4D Sedan..................................... 21,384 4D Sport Utility............................ 10,295 4D Sedan..................................... 25,536 4D Sedan..................................... 22,903 4D Sedan..................................... 45,771 4D Sedan..................................... 26,891 4D Sport Utility............................ 4,115 4D Sedan..................................... 11,319 4D Sedan..................................... 7,573 4D Sedan..................................... 6,373 2D Convertible............................. 33,800 4D Sedan..................................... 44,554 4D Sedan..................................... 33,375 4D Sedan..................................... 10,705

MILES $19,989 MILES $19,999 MILES $19,999 MILES $20,011 MILES $20,029 MILES $20,204 MILES $20,350 MILES $20,352 MILES $20,479 MILES $20,499 MILES $20,534 MILES $20,576 MILES $20,592 MILES $20,719 MILES $20,723 MILES $20,751 MILES $20,871 MILES $21,040 MILES $21,161 MILES $21,188 MILES $21,195 MILES $21,314 MILES $21,479 MILES $21,494 MILES $21,534 MILES $21,986 MILES $22,011 MILES $22,024 MILES $22,113 MILES $22,200 MILES $22,514 MILES $22,548 MILES $22,827 MILES $22,856 MILES $22,942 MILES $23,285 MILES $23,365 MILES $23,479 MILES $23,499 MILES $23,601 MILES $23,716 MILES $23,798 MILES $23,823 MILES $24,071 MILES $24,159 MILES $24,176 MILES $24,362 MILES $24,378 MILES $24,479 MILES $24,479 MILES $24,499 MILES $24,499 MILES $24,649 MILES $24,755 MILES $24,959 MILES $25,313 MILES $25,429 MILES $25,479 MILES $25,479 MILES $25,579 MILES $25,730 MILES $26,001 MILES $26,030 MILES $26,236 MILES $26,890 MILES $27,230 MILES $27,410 MILES $27,479 MILES $27,526 MILES $27,628 MILES $27,669 MILES $27,854 MILES $27,944 MILES $28,008 MILES $28,072 MILES $28,285 MILES $28,378 MILES $28,465 MILES $28,479 MILES $28,499 MILES $28,499 MILES $28,601 MILES $28,764 MILES $29,569 MILES $29,620 MILES $29,803 MILES $29,846 MILES $30,233 MILES $30,384 MILES $30,479 MILES $31,161 MILES $31,190 MILES $31,290 MILES $31,333 MILES $31,479 MILES $31,499 MILES $31,820 MILES $31,922 MILES $32,259 MILES $33,286 MILES $34,479 MILES $34,499 MILES $37,528 MILES $39,579 MILES $40,013 MILES $40,152 MILES $40,234 MILES $42,030 MILES $42,499 MILES $42,852 MILES $44,499 MILES $49,252 MILES $51,836 MILES $52,730 MILES $52,782 MILES $54,463 MILES $63,879 MILES $66,330

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151 E. Saylor Ave. Fixer upper with great potential in quiet neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with off street parking and nice yard. Directions: Rt 315, at light turn onto Laflin Rd to bottom of hill. Turn right onto E. Saylor. atlasrealtyinc.com MLS 12-3672 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

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DUPONT

NANTICOKE 424 Simpson St. Good condition Cape Cod. 3 bedroom, 1 full bath in quiet neighborhood. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas realtyinc.com MLS 12-4357 $72,000 Brian Harashinski 570-237-0689

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bi-level. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. Walk out to a 3 season porch. Professionally landscaped yard. 1 car garage, storage shed, new appliances, ceiling fans. Close to LCCC. $153,900. Call 570-735-7594 or 570-477-2410

110 Front St. Great price and great location. This well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths bilevel home is in move in condition. Spacious eat-in kitchen with custom cabinets, tile floor and counters. Unique lower level family room with wood burning fireplace, office s p a c e . laundry/bath c o m b o . Plenty of storage including an 8X6 cedar closet. Outdoor space has covered patio, columned carport and well manicured partially fenced yard. Detached large garage. For more info & photos, go to www.atlasrealtyinc.com MLS# 12-2053 Call Angie at 570-885-4896 Terry at 570-885-3041

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15 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 2 bedroom apartment. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $650 + security, 1 yr. lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message

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3 room, 2nd floor, small back porch, enclosed front porch. Stove & fridge included. Heat, water, garbage and sewer included. Washer & dryer hookup. Attic for storage. Non smoking, no pets. $550 + 1 month security. Call (570) 824-2602 Leave Message

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2 bedroom, wall to wall, gas fireplace, electric heat includes stove & refrigerator. $475 + security Pets extra. includes Water sewer & garbage. 570-736-6068

PLAINS

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KINGSTON First floor, 1 bedroom apartment, with1 off street parking space. Great neighborhood! Modern appliances included Heat, hot & cold water, sewage & private laundry equipment on premises included in rent. 1 year lease + security deposit required. 570-793-6025

LARKSVILLE FREE HEAT 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, off-street parking, small pets OK. $600/month + 1 month deposit. One bedroom also available at $450/month. 570-262-1577

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NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom non smoking. Water & sewer included. No pets. 1 year lease + references. $380/month + security & utilities. Call 570-735-3719 4 rooms, 2nd floor, heat and sewer furnished. Washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. $695 570-817-8981

PITTSTON

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SPACIOUS

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Lovely large 1st floor apt. 1 bedroom, small computer room, large living room, dining room, kitchen, stove, new refrigerator & washer/ dryer. Full basement & deck. Parking right outside, handicap accessible. No pets. No Smoking. Utilities by tenant. $595/mo. References & 1 month security. 570-709-9202 772-465-9592 570-693-3963

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2.0L Engine, Auto. Headlamps, CD, 17” Alum. Wheels, Tilt, Safety Pkg., Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Anti-Theft Sys., Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry with Keypad, Pwr. Driver’s Seat,

18” Alum. Wheels, Tilt, Pwr. Leather Heated Seats, Side Impact Air Bags, 1st & 2nd Air Curtains, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry w/Keypad, Appearance Pkg.,

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$14,999

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WAS.....................................$18,090 FORD REBATE.............................1,500 FMCC REBATE...............................500 OFF LEASE REBATE........................500 COCCIA DISCOUNT.........................591

$14,999

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WAS.....................................$25,995 FORD REBATE................................750 OFF LEASE REBATE.....................1,000 COCCIA DISCOUNT.........................246

$23,999

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied, including Off Lease Rebate **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

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WAS.....................................$37,275 FORD REBATE.............................1,500 “3 PAYMENTS ON US” REBATE...1,500 FMCC REBATE............................1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.....................1,000 5.0 LITER REBATE.....................1,500 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT.........1,500 COCCIA DISCOUNT......................1,776

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*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied, including Off Lease Rebate **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

24 MOS.

WAS.....................................$29,795 FORD REBATE.............................1,000 “3 PAYMENTS ON US” REBATE...1,500 FMCC REBATE............................1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE.....................1,000 COCCIA DISCOUNT.........................796

$24,499

*Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied, including Off Lease Rebate **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 1/31/13.

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