THE BACK MOUNTAIN’S NEWSPAPER SINCE 1889
Vol. 122 No. 5
APRIL 7-13, 2013
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Charles Lemmond Community Spirit Award established
The Dallas Post will recognize a member of the Back Mountain community in memory of the late senator. The Dallas Post announces the establishment of the Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award. The award, named after the former senator who passed away in 2012, will recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit. Readers of The Dallas Post will vote for the person they believe would be an appropriate recipient of this award.
A ballot appears on page 16 of today’s paper. Entries must be returned to The Dallas Post by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3. The Charles D. Lemmond Lemmond Jr. Community Spirit Award honors those who endeavor to improve the lives of Back Mountain residents through outstanding community service, public service or philanthropy and embody Senator Lemmond’s commitment to doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason.
Charles D. Lemmond Jr. (19292012) called the Back Mountain home for more than 50 years. Through his constant and active involvement in a wide range of community groups, he touched many lives, gave a sense of direction and responsibility to numerous improvement projects and served as an inspiration to countless individuals. As a soldier, solicitor, prosecutor, judge and legislator, Lemmond demonstrated a strong devotion to civic duty. His 21 years as a well-respected state Senator were marked by his standard of integrity, his pursuit of justice and his desire to do what was right for the
people and the community he served. Numerous Back Mountain organizations beneﬁtted by Lemmond’s leadership. He was an enthusiast of the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction and helped secure funding for the expansion of the children’s wing. As a 33rd Degree Mason, member of the Caldwell Consistory and George M. Dallas Lodge 531 and as potentate of the Nobility of Irem Shriners, he was dedicated to caring for children in need. One of his proudest legislative accomplishments was a law he authored requiring hearing screenings for newborns.
Ross students win state awards for handwriting
A friend of education, Lemmond supported scholarships for Dallas and Lake-Lehman High School students through his involvement with the Dallas American Legion Post 672. He was a lifetime trustee at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School and long-time alumni interviewer for his alma mater, Harvard University. As a member of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board, he worked on numerous campus improvements, including the state-of-the-art Nesbitt Library. Further acknowledgement of his commitSee AWARD, Page 5
History Day is big at Lake-Lehman School’s History Day coordinator is national winner himself. By DOTTY MARTIN email@example.com
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Sarah Bednarek, a ﬁrst-grade student at Ross Elementary School, Sweet Valley, has fun writing and being as perfect as she can. Her writing style has won the school a state prize in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest and a prize package worth $250.
THE WRITE STUFF By CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK | Dallas Post Correspondent
hat are the odds that three students from Ross Elementary School in Sweet Valley would come up with three state awards in handwriting? There were about 285,000 contest entries this year, according to school principal Donald James and a representative from Zaner –Bloser, the educational materials company that has coordinated the contest for the last 22 years. The odds are 3 out of 285,000. See WRITE, Page 5
Three Ross Elementary School students won state prizes in a handwriting contest. From left, are Donald James, principal; Sarah Bednarek, ﬁrst-grade student winner; Corin Frey, ﬁrst-grade teacher; Andrew Jubis, sixth-grade student winner; Melissa Smigielski, sixth-grade teacher; Karlee Kreller, third-grade student; and Jeremy Williams, third-grade teacher.
Volunteer job not physical but very important If you’re looking to do some volunteer work but can’t handle anything strenuous, Janet Bauman has just the job for you. Bauman, the children’s librarian at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, will set you up with a dishpan full of soapy water and a pair of rubber gloves and you can provide the library with a much-needed service - washing the covers of children’s books. June Jones and Rita Rusnak were long-time volunteers at the library who not only washed book covers but also sanitized toys used in the Parent/Child
“For anyone looking to be a volunteer, this is a great job because there’s no physical aspect to it.”
Janet Bauman Children’s librarian at Back Mountain Memorial Library
Workshops. Both women are in their late 80s, however, and have stepped down from their volunteer positions. “These women would sit and wipe down the children’s books,” Bauman said. “We would then air out the books and put them
back on the shelves.” Volunteers are needed once a week for this job and, although they can pretty much choose the times they’d like to work, mornings in the children’s section at the library can be quite hectic. “For anyone looking to be a volunteer, this is a great job because there’s no physical aspect to it,” Bauman said. “It gives the volunteers someplace to go and somebody to talk to. It’s a social thing.” Anyone interested in volunteering for this job is asked to call Bauman at 675-1182.
Michael Novrocki knows the exhilaration of winning a History Day competition. He’s done it a few times. Now, the Lake-Lehman history teacher is guiding his students so that they, too, might experience the same feeling. For the 14th consecutive year, LakeLehman High School has won the Outstanding School Award, Senior Division, at the Regional History Day Contest. Ten of those wins have come with Novrocki at the helm. The award is presented to the high school in the region that achieves the most winning entries. Lake-Lehman High School won a total of 11 awards this year - four ﬁrst-place awards, four second-place awards and three thirdplace awards, as well as the Outstanding Entry in Local History Award - at the March 23 competition held at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Students researched topics related to the annual theme, “Turning Points in History: People, Places and Ideas,” and produced either media documentaries, tabletop exhibits or drama performances. Twenty-three students from LakeLehman High School qualiﬁed to compete in the state competition, which will be held from May 3-4 at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg. Novrocki, who has been History Day coordinator at Lake-Lehman since being hired as a history teacher in 2003, ﬁrst won a regional History Day competition as a sophomore at Wyoming Valley West High School in 1987. He teamed up with fellow classmate Scott Stefanides that year to win a ﬁrst-place award in the group documentary category for a presentation on coal mining. The next year, Novrocki and Stefanides took a project about Father Joseph Murgas all the way to a ﬁrstplace national History Day award in the group documentary category. Their presentation argued how Father Murgas invented the ﬁrst workable system of overland wireless telegraphy. Their classmate Shaun McAndrew also won a ﬁrst-place national History Day award in the individual documentary category that same year, marking what Novrocki believes is the ﬁrst and only time students from the same high school won national History Day awards in the same year. Their History Day mentor at the time was Mary Jean Tarantini, now retired and residing in Harveys Lake Borough with her husband, David. “She is the reason I am doing what See HISTORY Page 5
June Jones, left, and Rita Rusnak used to volunteer their time washing book covers and sanitizing toys for the parent/child workshop at the Back Mountain Memorial Library. The women have ‘retired’ from their positions, forcing the library to seek new volunteers for the task.
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FOR THE RECORD A business story about Grotto Pizza which appeared in the March 24 issue of The Dallas Post did not name all three owners of the business. Grotto Pizza is equally owned by Armand Mascioli, his uncle Joseph Paglianite, founder, and Dominick Pulieri. The Dallas Post regrets the error.
PROPERTY TRANSFERS The following transfers of Back Mountain properties have been recorded in the Luzerne County Ofﬁce of the Recorder of Deeds for the week of March 25 2013: Clarke Piatt to Kenneth R. Goodwin, Lots 3 and 4, Main Road, Hunlock Township; $25,000 John E. and Melanie L. Rupert to E.L. Smith Holdings, LLC, Lot 42, Applewoodd Manor, Dallas Township; $193,000 Rose Hernandez to Paul J. and Jacqueline M. Chackan, 105 Summit St., Lots 9 and 10, Hillcrest View Plot, Kingston Township; $50,000
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Phil Pascoe and Kimberly Lanunziata to Kimberly Lanunziata, 239 Terrace Ave., Lot 8, Kingston Township; $1 Helen and Donna Gail Traver to Kyle M. Gemberling, 6.18 acres, Lake Township; $129,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Scott K. Shultz, 13 Niemchik Road, Lot 2, Ross Township; $106,000 U.S. Bank (trustee), Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (attorney in fact) to John F. and Erin M. Mansﬁeld, 584 Sorbertown Hill Road, Hunlock Township; $195,000
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Will the jury convict Big Bad in this side-splitting comedy? Get ready for side-splitting high energy fun for all ages when Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe presents “The Real Story of Red Riding Hood Act One” and “Big Bad Musical Act Two” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at LakeLehman High School Theater. The main lobby of the school will be ﬁlled with visual delights in Spring tradition by Lake-Lehman art students with the annual art exhibit. General admission tickets are $8 and $6 in advance or at the door for both shows and $10 for reserved in advance only. The box ofﬁce can be reached by phone at 901-1259 or by email at lakelehmantheatreparentsboosterclub@ hotmail.com. “The Real Story of Red Riding Hood, Act One” is a hilarious romp through the immortal story we all know, but from the infamous wolf’s point of view! He is determined to defend his own good intentions and tries to show Red’s true nature.
IF YOU GO WHO: Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe WHAT: “The Real Story of Red Riding Hood Act One” and “Big Bad Musical Act Two” WHEN: 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 WHERE: Lake-Lehman High School Theater TICKETS: General admission tickets are $8 and $6 in advance or at the door for both performances. Reserved tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance PHONE: 901-1259 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org MORE: The main lobby of the school will be ﬁlled with visual delights in Spring tradition by Lake-Lehman art students with the annual art exhibit.
In Act Two, the audience becomes the jury in the biggest trial in fairytale history. The e Big Bad Wolf goes on trial and the courtroom has never been so lively and fun. Two of the greatest
legal minds duel it out, including Ms. Fare E. Stepmom and Ms Eva L. Stepma. Notorious older Big Bad Wolf has ﬁnally been slapped with a class action lawsuit by quirky characters who want to get even, including the now grown-up Red Hood, who is president and CEO of her own NYC Baking Company, along with Grandma Hood, four insane pigs, angry shepherds and the many-personality Boy Who Cried Wolf. But can Dr. L.M. Muffet pull it off for Wolf as the expert psychiatrist witness? The whole trial is covered on air by the slick news commentator and reporter Sydney Grimm and it will all end with the audience deciding the wolf’s fate - guilty, innocent or hung jury. At which point in time will the talented actors launch into one of three different endings to this tale? You never know what might happen.
Preparing for Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe’s rendition of “The Real Story of Red Riding Hood Act One” and “Big Bad Musical Act Two” are, from left, ﬁrst row, Ronnie Ziomek as Big Bad and Courtney Richards as Little Miss Muffet. Second row, Jasmine Moku as Judge Wise Old Woman, Katelyn Sincavage as Grown up Red and Aleah Ashton as Little Red.
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According to James C. Deﬁnnis, DMD, Back Mountain Dental takes pride in the friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by the staff. From left, are Daiphin Bober, Rachel Canﬁeld, Terri Dempsey, Leigh Hoover, Michelle Roberts, Beth Patterson, Doreen Ackers and Dr. Deﬁnnis.
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et’s face it. No one enjoys going to the dentist. But while Dr. James D. Deﬁnnis of Back Mountain Dental acknowledges that fact, he hopes his patients can enjoy their visits. Dr. Deﬁnnis and his staff strive to make that happen by putting the patients “at ease” with friendly conversations, by getting to know them and joking around when appropriate. His practice avoids implementing a strict “white lab coat approach” to care. Deﬁnnis’s favorite parts of the job, he said, are “the patient care and delivering the smiles people have always dreamed of having.” He added that his whole team enjoys developing relationships with the patients and while they take dentistry seriously, they don’t take themselves seriously. Back Mountain Dental focuses on three categories of dentistry: Cosmetic dentistry, which includes services such as whitening; Veneers, a thin layer of material placed on a tooth’s surface to protect a damaged tooth or for aesthetic purposes; and Invisalign, which helps straighten teeth without the “metal mouth” look of traditional braces. Sedation dentistry, which is for patients who may need more extensive dental work after years of neglect because of a phobia of visiting the dentist. Deﬁnnis said most patients who come in for sedation dentistry eventually transition into traditional care once they are more at ease. General dentistry, which includes services such as cleanings and normal ﬁllings (white ﬁllings exclusively).
church Briefs RUMMAGE SALE SET The annual spring rummage sale of the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church Women will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13 at the church, 1011 Mountainview Drive, Lehman. There will be a snack bar and bake sale on Friday and Saturday will be Bag Day. Homemade vegetable soup will be sold for $5 per quart. Orders can
be given to Sabrina Major. Items in usable condition will be accepted for donation through April 10. ROAST BEEF SUPPER The Lutheran Brotherhood and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Dallas will hold their ﬁrst roast beef supper for the spring from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on April 13 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Route 118, Dallas. Dinner will be served family style with takeouts available from 3:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Reservations are encouraged by calling 675-3859. Tickets will also
Meet the dentist: James C. Deﬁnnis, DMD Hobbies: Golf, skiing, surﬁng, snowmobiling Favorite toothpaste: Crest with Scope What inspires you? The training I do with Spear Education in Arizona What makes you smile? I smile all the time…Having fun and enjoying life through conversations with people I come accross during the day. Dream vacation: I already had my dream vacation: My honeymoon in Hawaii with my wife Jodee.
ABOVE: A circular glass sign welcomes patients to Back Mountain Dental. AT LEFT: Back Mountain Dental strives for a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, starting in the waiting room and reception area.
be available at the door. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is wheelchair accessible. FISHERMAN’S BREAKFAST A Fisherman’s Breakfast will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. on April 13 at Alderson United Methodist Church, Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. The menu includes eggs, sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children and tickets are available at the door. For information, call 639-5688. RUMMAGE SALE
The deacons of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Dallas have set May 31 and June 1 for their gigantic rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, across from the Country Club Shopping Center. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1. Saturday will be Bag Day - all you can stuff into a large brown grocery bag for only $2. Items available are clothing in good condition for men, women and children, costume jewelry, household items, knickknacks, collectibles, toys, books, holiday items and more.
Supervisors discussed changes to county roads and the township park at their April 2 work session. Police Chief Robert Jolley told supervisors about his concerns over vandalism and improper use of the Dallas Township Park. Jolley said there had been complaints about people in the park at night after the park had closed. And Roadmaster Martin Barry said there has been vandalism to park property as recently as last week. Barry proposed a change of access to the park that might alleviate the problems. He asked that the township close the park entrance on Sago Jolley said Street so that all ve- there had hicular trafﬁc would been comenter the park via plaints about Southside Avenue. people in Supervisors agreed to the plan the park at and asked Tom night after Doughton who rep- the park had resents the townclosed. ship’s engineering ﬁrm of Douglas F, Trombower and Associates to look into obtaining the necessary permits. Supervisors also okayed the construction of a turnaround at the far end of Kingswood Drive. A small lot at the end of the street was sold to the township for $1 and this will allow the township to create a turnaround for service vehicles and snow plows. Supervisors decided against adding an emulsion to Goldsmith Road, citing cost and possible environmental impact as the two reasons for their decision. Vice-Chairman Liz Martin asked her fellow supervisors for a go-ahead to research either renovating or building a new township building. She cited problems with the present building, including insufﬁcient space and possible safety issues. Martin noted that Pittston recently received a $1 million grant from gaming monies and that part of the funds would be used for a municipal building. “I don’t want to incur any debt,” she added. After discussion, the other supervisors agreed it was a good plan to pursue. The creation of a township towing plan was also discussed. Supervisors would like for interested companies to submit their ideas for creating a township towing plan, citing similar plans in other Luzerne County municipalities. Supervisors opened bids for the use of waste containers for the 2013 Spring Cleanup on May 6-11. Waste Reduction, Recycling and Transfer, Inc. of Wilkes-Barre was the winning bidder with a total of $13,475 for dumpsters needed for the cleanup and recycling activity. Bids were also opened for paving materials. Because there were multiple line items with no one vendor offering the lowest bids on all, bids will be reviewed and accepted at the next township meeting.
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CIVIC BRIEFS BINGO PLANNED Bingo will be held on Monday, April 8 at Northmoreland Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverage will be available. For more information, call Jim 333-4906. MUSIC BOX PLAYHOUSE “Loving You Has Made Me Bananas” will be held April 1214 and 19-21 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. For tickets, call 283-2195.
Preparing for the Fourth Annual Back Mountain Chamber Business and Community Expo to be held April 17 at Misericordia University are, from left, Elva Valentine, co-chair; Alison Zurawski, co-chair; and Paul Nardone, Misericordia representative.
BMT Chamber Expo slated for April 17 The Fourth Annual Back Mountain Chamber Business and Community Expo is set for 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University and will offer exciting new features. The Expo has become the place for vendors to showcase their businesses, non proﬁts to promote their organizations and a venue for both to meet and share ideas, products and services with community members. Some lucky attendees will win some great prizes. More than 60 Back Mountain businesses and entrepreneurs considering establishing or relocating their businesses to the region will showcase their wares and services with prospective clients and fellow business owners. There will be guest visits by Tux, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton mascot, and the new Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders mascot. Misericordia University and Penn State mascots will also be on hand. Bartolai Winery will provide samples of its wine at the event and participants are advised to bring identiﬁcation. For the second year, Fire and Ice on Toby Creek and Gerrity’s su-
IRREGULARS MEET APRIL 13 The Irregulars of the Back Mountain will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Leggio’s Restaurant in Dallas. Special presenter will be state Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe). A breakfast buffet will be served. Reservations are necessary. For further information, call facilitator Cholly Hayes at 7601213, handler Bobby Zampetti at 690-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IF YOU GO WHAT: 2013 Back Mountain Chamber Business and Community Expo WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 WHERE: Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University INFO: www.BackMountainChamber.org
ALL-DAY BINGO SET An all-day Bingo will be held on Sunday, April 14 at the Northmoreland Twp. Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Doors open at 12:01 p.m. and early birds begin at 1:30 p.m. A dinner will be served at approximately 4:30 p.m. For reservations, call Jim or Carol at 333-4906.
permarket will cater refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Following the conclusion of the Expo, the Back Mountain Historical Association will feature a presentation on the silent movie industry in the Wyoming Valley by F. Charles Petrillo and Dr. Noreen O’Connor in Lemmond Theater on the campus of Misericordia University. Participants will learn the history of the United State Motion Picture Corporation which was located in Forty Fort. The company provided several dozen silent movie comedies between 1915 and 1920 under the Black Diamond and Rainbow Comedy brand labels. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served in Insalaco Hall lobby just outside Lemmond Theater.
AUDITIONS SLATED Auditions for “The Misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. All roles are open to men and
Locals named to King’s College dean’s list Dr. Nicholas A. Holodick, vice-president for academic affairs at King’s College, recently announced the following Back Mountain students have qualiﬁed for the fall 2012 dean’s list. DALLAS Matthew Alles, Kaitlin Bartley, Anthony Bevevino, Blair Ann Costantino, Stephanie Dosiak,Ryan Hertel, Elizabeth Hoover, Chelsi Hunter, Amanda Kotch, Konrad Kraszewski, Janelle Marshallick, Carisa Panzetta, Laura Panzitta, John Prater, Richard Schoﬁeld, Michelle Thompson, Jane Tomkinson, Erin Williams, Katelyn Wojcik, Robert Yanik, Stephen Zapoticky HARVEYS LAKE Amber Kidd, Kyle Kidd, Zachary Kosak, Louis Oley HUNLOCK CREEK Christoffer Dunsmuir, Ashley Redmond, Kaitlyn Runner, Matthew Sipsky, Emily Sisk WYOMING
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HARMONY CHORUS SLATES CONCERT “Celebrate Harmony 75 Years,” the annual concert of the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Wyoming Area High School, Exeter. Tickets, at $20 and $15 and all reserved seating, are available from any member of the chorus, by calling 287-2476 or 696-3385 and at the door the night of the performance.
ROAST BEEF DINNER A roast beef dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at the Northmoreland Fire Hall in Centermoreland. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets will be available at the door. Takeouts available. AARP DRIVER COURSE OFFERED An AARP Driver Safety (Refresher) course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. To qualify for the refresher course, participants must have completed the regular course within the last 42 months. Course fee for class is $14 or $12 for AARP members. To register, call the Volunteer
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SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP SLATED The Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop 2013, an educational and fun theatre program for children ages 6 to 11, will run July 22 to Aug. 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville Students will perform Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” on Aug. 16, 17 and 18. For more information, call 283-2195.
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FASHION SHOW SET Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club will hold a spring fashion show entitled “Essence of Spring” on Tuesday, May 21 at Appletree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas. Tickets may be purchased by calling Eileen Davis at 824-8461.
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EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR BLUE CHIP FARMS Get a haircut and help raise money for Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the Sports Page at Twin Stacks Center, 1100 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Call 675-2466 for an appointment. There will be refreshments and a rafﬂe.
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AUDITIONS SLATED Auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Five men’s roles and four women’s roles are open to those ages 16 and older. Participants must bring sheet music of a song of their choice and an accompanist will be provided. All will be asked to read from the script. Performances are June 13 to 16 and June 20 to 23. For more information, call 283-2195.
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BREAKFAST SERVED Dallas Odd Fellows Oneida Lodge 371 will hold its annual breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas, Routes 309 and 415. A donation of $7 is requested.
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BOBACK HOURS LISTED A member of Rep. Karen Boback’s staff will be available from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 17 at the Benton Senior Center in the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center, 42 Community Drive in Benton. Individuals who cannot attend the satellite hours can contact either of Boback’s fulltime district ofﬁces, located in Sweet Valley at 477-3752 or in Tunkhannock at 836-4777.
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women. Participants must bring sheet music of a song of their choice and an accompanist will be provided. All will be asked to read from the script. Show dates are May 17, 18, 19 with schoolday performances on May 15 and 17. For more information, call 283-2195.
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Karlee Kreller, a third-grade student at Ross Elemenatry School in Sweet Valley, is one of three students at the school whose handwriting sample is a state-grade level winner in the ZanerBloser Handwriting Contest. State grade winners win a prize package for themselves and their schools with a value of $250.
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Planning the Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Women’s annual rummage sale are, from left, ﬁrst row, Kim Shaver, Ruth Jones, Jeanne Barrall, Sabrina Major, Lois Ide, Robin Rogers, Susie Snyder. Second row, Jayne Haefele, Linda VanGorder, Judy Dawe, Dorothy Dawe, Kendra Cosgrove and Elaine St. Clair.
Lehman-Idetown UM Women plan rummage sale The Lehman-Idetown United Church Women will hold their annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13 at the church, 1011 Mounta-
inview Drive, Lehman. There will be a snack bar and bake sale and Saturday will be Bag Day. Homemade vegetable soup will be sold at $5 per quart. Orders can be given to any
club member. Items in reusable condition can be dropped off at the church until Wednesday, April 10.
lyricist Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, at 8 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13 at Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Cost is for $5 adults and $3 students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the door and by contacting the Misericordia Cultural Events Box Ofﬁce at 674-6719.
or the remaining available tickets can be picked up at the lobby box ofﬁce up to 10 minutes prior to the show. A question-and-answer session follows immediately after her presentation.
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL The instrumental and vocal works of Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch will be celebrated in a special chamber music festival to be held at 2 p.m. today, April 7 at Wyoming Seminary Upper School. The festival, consisting of two concerts, will be held at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, just north of Kingston Corners. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 270-2192. MU OFFERS OPEN HOUSE The Misericordia University Ofﬁce of Admissions will hold an open house for adult learners interested in the Expressway Accelerated Degree Program and for transfer students interested in continuing their education at Misericordia from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in Room 405, Building 4 at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. For more information, contact the Misericordia University Ofﬁce of Admissions at 674-6331. LECTURE WILL ADDRESS WHY PEOPLE CHEAT Misericordia University will present “The Dark Side of Relationships: Why Do People Cheat?” a lecture by social psychologist Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr., Ph.D., from 5 to 5:50 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Misericordia University Honors Program and Department of Psychology. It is open free to the public. For more information, contact Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, Misericordia University, at email@example.com or at 674-8008. MU PLAYERS PRESENT MUSICAL Misericordia Players present “Working: A Musical,” from the book by Studs Terkel adapted by Oscar-winning composer and
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I’m doing now,” Novrocki said of Tarantini, who was affectionately known as “Ms” to her History Day students. “I take everything she taught me and put it into practice.” The bigggest difference Novrocki has made in History Day preparation at Lake-Lehman is the institution of a school-level contest, something he learned from Tarantini. In those contests, the higher levels of competition are replicated with three judges doing the questioning and interviewing. After that school-level contest, the best projects move on to regional competition. “History Day provides students with an incredible level of self conﬁdence,” Novrocki said. “There are no strict guidelines. They only have to adhere to a national theme but they shape and build their projects. They become masters of their topics.” Despite all that History Day
BASKET BINGO PLANNED A Gift Basket Bingo will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Evans Falls Elementary School. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the event begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $20 for 20 games of three face vertical Bingo cards. Baskets include items from local and surrounding communities (day trip passes, bus trips, night stays, event tickets, restaurant gift certiﬁcates, gift cards/ certiﬁcates to businesses, gift items, etc.) There will also be rafﬂe baskets, 50/50, door prizes, a food sale and bake sale. All proﬁts go to the Evans Falls PTO. For tickets or information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-0262. LL THEATRE TROUPE SETS PERFORMANCES Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe presents “Real Story of Red Riding Hood (Act One) and “Big Bad Musical” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Lake-Lehman Jr./ Sr. High School. Reserved tickets (advance only) are $10; general admission is $8 and $6. To purchase tickets, call the box ofﬁce at 901-1259. ADVISOR SPEAKS AT MU The Second Annual Dr. Midori Yamanouchi Lecture Series at Misericordia University is presenting Frances Townsend, the former Homeland Security advisor for President George W. Bush, for the presentation, “Government, Law and National Security,’’ from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets for the event are free, but seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Misericordia University Cultural Events Box Ofﬁce at 674-6719
MISERICORDIA SETS OPEN HOUSE Misericordia University is offering an open house program for high school students and their parents on on Saturday, April 27. Open house begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center located at the North Gate of the upper campus. A special “Meet the Coaches” session will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. The open house program will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The schedule includes refreshments, campus tours, a faculty session, lunch, and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and ﬁnancial aid. For those interested, a session will also be held on the university’s Alternative Learner’s Project for students with learning disabilities. For more information, contact the Misericordia University Admissions Ofﬁce at 675-4449. WSCCHS CLASS OF 1971 PLANS PARTY West Side Centeral Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday party from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are ﬁnalized. For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli at KBTaroli@gmail.com. DHS CLASS OF 1983 PLANS REUNION Dallas High School Class of 1983 is planning a 30th anniversary reunion for Oct. 26. Any classmate who has not yet received information about the reunion and who wishes to attend is asked to send their current email address to dallasclassof83@ att.net or call Sharon at (610) 737-0042.
During the month of January, students in grades 1-6 at Ross participated in the National Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest. Teachers selected one winner from each grade level. Those entries were then submitted to Zaner Bloser. The school won an award in 2009 but James is very surprised to have three students win this year. None of this matters to 7-yearold Sarah Bednarek. “Its fun writing as neat as you can - perfect,” purrs the pert ﬁrst-grader, who won one of the awards. “I’m sometimes nervous but try not to shake my hand - ever.” Karlee Kreller, a third-grade winner, gets very involved in the process. “I love looping the letters. (Her favorites are “L” or “M”). It’s like a habit. I love it so much. A lot better than math or science; it’s relaxing,” she said. Kreller’s teacher, Jeremy Williams, spends 15 minutes to a half an hour three times a week on handwriting and ﬁnds that students with good penmanship are generally good writers and like to take time to compose and write their essays. This year’s contest essay question “How does your handwriting make you a better reader and writer and why is that important?” was succinctly
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ment to learning was proven by Misericordia University in the naming of its campus performing arts center as the Lemmond Theater and by Wilkes University which awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. His faith kept him active with the Dallas United Methodist Church, the Wyoming Conference of United Methodist Churches and the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Breakfast which he co-founded. For more than 30 years, Lemmond and his family hosted the Naylor/Lemmond Memorial Community Thanksgiving Dinner which brought holiday warmth and cheer to thousands of area residents. He especially enjoyed his service on the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Board of Directors and took seriously its motto of “People Helping People.” The Salvation
answered by one of the contestants at the school with “So if I write a book, they’ll be able to read it.’ But the act of handwriting itself has taken a back seat to banging out stories on keyboards and into Ipads and IPods. This is in stark contrast to the days in the last century when penmanship was one of the basic “Rs” s in reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic and was taught every day in school. Then, teachers used to have penmanship contests. Now, they are considering having students take the PSSA state evaluation tests on computers rather than on paper with pencils. James thinks it’s only a matter of time “before technology will make handwriting obsolete.” Andrew Jubis, the sixth-grade winner at the school, doesn’t think about that much. “Sometimes I print, sometimes I write or type. I don’t really think about it,” he said. “This is my last year in this school and I’m trying to make it the best year. I’m proud. The kids cheered for me when they heard I won the prize.” The three winning students received an engraved medallion, the student’s teacher received an engraved glass diamond and the school received a $200 gift certiﬁcate to Zaner Bloser for each student. The winning entries will compete at the national level and be notiﬁed of the results in May.
The award will recognize a resident of the Back Mountain for his or her leadership and advancement of community spirit. Army also beneﬁtted from his good works where he was well known for his support of its annual kettle drive and was once honored as Citizen of the Year. His impact on the quality of life of the region can also be seen through projects such as the Back Mountain Trail, the Back Mountain Recreation Facility, the Charles D. Lemmond Jr. Community Playground and safety enhancements to State Route 309, the Back Mountain’s main business corridor. Sen. Lemmond died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Charles, John and David; daughter, Judith; brother, George; and four grandchildren.
LAKE-LEHMAN REGIONAL HISTORY DAY WINNERS GROUP DOCUMENTARY First place Megan Sorber, Kelly Sweeney, Alyssa Talacka Second place Katie Bartuska, Elana Herceg, Lana Sicurella, Brittany Mahoney Third place Clay Vasey, Madison Stambaugh GROUP EXHIBIT First place Hannah Cross, Sela Fine, Shauna Leahy Second place Michael Minsavage, Tommy Williams Third place Nicole Lockard, Katrina Joyce
GROUP PERFORMANCE Second place Jasmine Moku, Ronnie Ziomek, Jenna Mortenson INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY First place Karlie Lobitz Second place Kristin Kalish Third place Megan Mahle INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT First place Lindsay Williams OUTSTANDING ENTRY IN LOCAL HISTORY AWARD Nick Egan, Alex Hoyt, Chris Herrick
offers to students, Novrocki is concerned that academic contests at public schools are being threatened with budget cuts. “Funding is harder and harder to come by,” he said. “The number of participating schools and the number of projects presented at the regional level is much lower than it was two or three years ago. It concerns me as a public school teacher to think
that academic contests may become available only to private schools.” Novrocki added that LakeLehman is one of the few public schools to continue participation in History Day competition and reported that administrators are already talking about how to overcome budget cuts to allow students to continue participating in academic contests.
Lake-Lehman History Day students are, from left, seated, Hannah Cross, Sela Fine, Shauna Leahy, Katie Bartuska, Elana Herceg, Lana Sicurella, Jasmine Moku, Ronnie Ziomek, Jenna Mortenson, Nicole Lockard, Karlie Lobitz, Kristin Kalish, Lindsay Williams. Standing, Megan Sorber, Megan Mahle, Madison Stambaugh, Michael Minsavage, Clay Vasey, Brittany Mahoney, Katrina Joyce, Mr. Ryan Lindbuchler, Lake-Lehman High School Social Studies Department Chair and Associate History Day coordinator; Mr. Michael Novrocki, Lake-Lehman High School History Day coordinator; Mr. Brian Gorski, Lake-Lehman High School Associate History Day coordinator; Tommy Williams, Kelly Sweeney, Nick Egan, Alex Hoyt, Chris Herrick and Alyssa Talacka.
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Memorial books at BMML remember loved ones The following memorial/ honor books have been added to the shelves of the Back Mountain Memorial Library for the month of March 2013: MEMORIAL The following books are in memory of Dick Evans and are presented by Ronald Kross: “The Stammering Century” by Gilbert Seldes and “The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today” by Thomas E. Ricks; presented by Friends from Changes: “Reporting the Revolutionary War” and “Golf Magazine’s Big Book of Basics” The following books are in memory of Kevin Miller and are presented by Ian Smith: “Otto the Book Bear” by Katie Cleminson and “Do You Know Dewey? Exploring the Dewey Decimal System” by Brian P.
Cleary; presented by The Kaczmarek Family, Bill, Mary Ann, David, Angela, and “Noah: A Home for Bird” by Philip C. Stead and “A Rock is Lively” by Dianna Hutts Aston; presented by Mary Kotch: “Flags of the World” by Sylvia Bednar, “The Case of the Incapacitated Capitals” by Robin Pulver and “One Cool Friend” by Toni Buzzeo HONOR In honor of Jay and Alice Niskey, “The Great American House” by Gil Schafer III, presented by Clarence and Morag Michael The following books are in honor of the 51st wedding anniversary of Thomas and Dolores Shone and are presented by Jack, Sandi, Shannon, and Jack O’Donnell: “Juggling Family Life” by Erin A. Kurt
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ain’s top code breakers, is born. Winterbotham would play a decisive role in the World War II Ultra code-breaking project, enabling British intelligence to intercept top-secret messages (even from Hitler) transmitted to and between German armed forces. * On April 21, 1930, a ﬁre at an Ohio prison kills 320 inmates, some of whom burn to death when they are not unlocked from their cells. The prison, built to hold 1,500 people, housed 4,300 prisoners at the time of the ﬁre. * On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the ﬁrst black player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, N.Y., to compete for the Dodgers. Baseball had been segregated for more than 50 years.
The History Channel * On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere and William Dawes set out on horseback from Boston to warn leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching on Concord on a mission to conﬁscate the Massachusetts militia arsenal and capture Adams and Hancock. * On April 19, 1876, a Wichita, Kan., commission votes not to rehire policeman Wyatt Earp after he beats up a candidate for county sheriff. Earp’s Remington pistol made an effective club: Whenever possible, he preferred to pistol-whip his opponents rather than shoot them. * On April 16, 1897, Frederick Winterbotham, one of Brit-
STRANGE BUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver * It was pioneering British director of suspense ﬁlms Alfred Hitchcock who made the following sage observation: “The length of a ﬁlm should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.” * If you’re an arachnophobe, you probably don’t want to know that a tarantula can live for up to two years without eating a single thing. * If you’re like the average American man with a job, you spend 8 minutes per day cooking. If you’re like the average American woman who works, you spend 50 minutes a day preparing meals. * There are four times more
astrologers than astronomers in the United States. * You may not think it signiﬁcant that in 1921, Earle Dickson’s wife had a tendency to injure herself while working in the kitchen. He kept bandaging her wounds with gauze and adhesive tape, but the bandages always seemed to be slipping off. Finally, in exasperation, he put a small piece of gauze in the center of a piece of adhesive tape, which worked beautifully. None of this would have made any difference to us today, except that Dickson was an employee of Johnson & Johnson. He took some samples of his invention into work, where the owner, James Johnson, loved the idea. The Band-Aid went into production shortly thereafter.
YOUR SPACE Carole Kennelly, of Terrace Avenue in Trucksville, took this photo early one morning as she was on her way to the Dallas Middle School. The sun was just starting to come up for the day and the previous night’s snowfall was clinging to the trees, making them appear pink. “YOUR SPACE” is reserved speciﬁcally for Dallas Post readers who have something they’d like to share with fellow readers. Submitted items may include photographs or short stories and should be sent via e-mail to email@example.com,
1993 – 20 YEARS AGO Four Lake-Lehman High School athletes braved ﬁerce cold and biting winds to ski home from their ﬁrst competition in the Pe n n s yl va nia Special Olympics Eastern Sectionals last month with an impresONLY YESTERDAY sive array of ten medals. Competitors included Rich Long, Mark Gray, Mike Milbrodt and Ray Werner. Dallas High School students are in the ﬁnal preparation for their production of William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night this weekend in the high school auditorium. Directed by Donald Hopkins and Audrey Ide, the cast includes Matt Mahony, Andy Schwartz, Theresa Fagan and Traci Gusher. Stage crew members include Trina Huynh, Laura Seidel, Bill Camp, Julie Meyers and Lynn Murphy. Recently Dallas Middle School students in the social studies classes of William Roberts completed their study on ancient Near Eastern Cultures by producing projects that reﬂected the lifestyle of a particular people. Participating students included Josh Butler, William Bonning, Jennifer Moran, Jennifer Vodzak, Sarah Hadzor, Owen Zarambo, Jason Bendy, Ken Hoover, Su-
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Juniors were recently guest speakers for Dallas Kiwanis Club. The students, under the direction of their teacher, Edgar Hughes, spoke on “The Asiatic Nation,” a part of their course which concentrates on world culture. Each student outlined a separate country: Gail Rumbaugh, India; Michael Jones, Japan; Beverly Eck, Africa; and Roger Hackling, South Vietnam. Beaver Patrol, Girl Scout troop 201, to fulﬁll one of the requirements of the Second class, conducted a hike Saturday. They started from the home of Mrs. Lewis Reese, Franklin Street, to Huntsville Dam and back to Reese Hill where a ﬁre was built, nosebag lunches eaten, and marshmallows toasted. Members of the patrol completing this requirement are: Nancy Crispell, Valerie Tag, Shirley Reese, Diane Reese, Carol Hicks, Lyda Morgan, Marian Barnard and Rita Yarnal. Marvin Scott was elected president, Brian Baird, vice president, Pat Holridge, secretary and John Cummings, treasurer at a meeting of the Cloverleaf 4-H Club Thursday evening. 1953 – 60 YEARS AGO The Back Mountain region will shortly have a new farm service store. Reynold “Chubby” Watkins has purchased the old Rinus property along Memorial Highway near Woodland Inn, Shavertown, and is
erecting a concrete block store and warehouse there. Back Mountain was well represented at Tuesday’s Eisteddfod in Edwardsville, with Westmoreland Junior High School Chorus, Mary Jane Tryon of Dallas-Franklin Township High School, and Mrs. George W. Schooley, Shavertown, winning prizes in competition. Westmoreland chorus placed second. Tryon placed second in a soprano solo. Schooley won two ﬁrsts. 1943 – 70 YEARS AGO Mrs. W.R. Rodman Derr was named chairman of Home Nursing in the 8th District and Mrs. Sherman R. Schooley, cochairman, by Joseph MacVeigh this week. Mrs. Derr replaces Mrs. Lee Scott who recently moved to Forty Fort. A number of local women received their pins this week for completing 50 hours of sewing for the Red Cross. The group meets at the home of Mrs. William Powell of Shrine View every Tuesday. It includes Mrs. Harry Ohlman, Mrs. J.H. MacVeigh, Mrs. Lloyd Kear, Mrs. Charles Dewees, Mrs. Stephen Tkach, Mrs. Stanley Rinehimer, Mrs. Nelson Booth, Mrs. Charles Gates, Mrs. George Gregson, Mrs. Joseph Hughes and Mrs. Albert Bryden. The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and reprinted here exactly as it ﬁrst appeared.
“What booK Would You reCoMMend and WhY?”
“‘In the Heart of the Canyon’ by Elizabeth Hyde. It’s an easy read about a contemporary raft trip through the Grand Canyon. All 20 people in the book club loved it.”
Nancy Dingman Dallas
“‘Llama, Llama, Red Pajama,’ a book for children to increase their phonological awareness. It rhymes like Dr. Seuss books.”
Lourdes Soto Dallas
“There is a biography I’m reading called ‘Duke - A Love Story’ about John Wayne written by his secretary who he had a relationship with.”
Matt Krispin Centermoreland
“‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ It’s a love story about two people who have both cancer and fall in love and it’s easy to read.”
Carley Perloff Dallas
“I’d recommend any books by Clive Cussler because he writes about the ocean and anything to do with oceanography.”
Nick Colatosti Shavertown
“‘The Inheritance Cycle’ - it’s a series of fantasy books about dragons, elves- kind of like the ‘Ring Trilogy.’”
Abbey Sutzko Dallas
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OBITUARIES BORTON - Marie C., 82, formerly of Harveys Lake, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. She was born on Jan. 27, 1931 in Wilkes Barre, was a graduate of Hanover High School and Bloomsburg State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career in Lansdale and taught for many years in the Lake-Lehman School District. She was a member of the Harveys Lake Women’s Club, a Girl Scout troop leader and president and treasurer of the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors. Surviving are her sister, Janice Borton, Dallas; brother, Michael Yozviak, Askam; daughters, Kathleen Detwiler, Kingston; Eileen Gerhard, Danielsville; and Marie Pelcin, Downingtown; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. COLE - Judith Ann, of Clearwater, Fla. and formerly of Syracuse, N.Y. and Tunkhannock, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Sun Coast Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park, Fla. She was born in Syracuse on Oct. 17, 1946. She served alongside her husband for 47 years in various ministries, including nine years at the Assembly of God Church in Tunkhannock. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Jay; daughter, Sheryl C. Stearns, Blue Hill, Maine; son, Norm, Harrisonburg, Va.; two grandchildren; brother, Ron Yacketta, Clearwater; sisters, Jeane Jones, Beverly Marland and Sharon Talley, all of Cazenovia, N.Y., Darlene Morehouse, Syracuse; and Eunice Gauldey and Cheryl Chelton, Fitzgerald, Ga. GILLIS - Robert F., of Lake Street, Tunkhannock, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at home. He was born in Jenkins Township on June 4, 1934, was a graduate of Duryea High School, class of 1952, and attended Penn State University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conﬂict. Over the years, he had been employed at RCA, Exxon Research & Engineering and
Jelco, where he worked as a salesman selling hospital equipment.He retired from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board with more than 30 years of service as a sales clerk in several state stores. He was a member of the West Side Social Club, National Riﬂe Association and lifetime member of VFW Post No. 1277, Duryea, and the American Legion. He also was a member of Valley Lodge No. 0499 F&AM, Scottish Rite in the Valley and the Irem Temple Shrine and other Masonic organizations. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Patricia Joyce Novak Gillis; a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. GRASSO - Nancy K., 78, of the Carverton Heights section of Kingston Township, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the Little Flower Manor, WilkesBarre, where she was a guest for the past week. She was born on July 26, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre and she was a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church, Carverton Heights. Surviving are her daughters, Susan Whorley, Virginia; Connie Doyl, Mountain Top; and Molly Shane, Philadelphia; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; nieces and nephews. Memorial donations to the Lehigh Valley Health Network, c/o Development Department, 2100 Mack Blvd., 6th Floor, Allentown, PA 18105 or to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen, c/o Catholic Social Services, 33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. IDE - Sandra Marie, of Ide Lane, Meshoppen, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her home. She was born on March 9, 1962 in South Burlington, Vt. She was a 1980 graduate of South Burlington High School and received a bachelor of science and master’s degree from Springﬁeld College in Massachusetts. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity BVM and served as adviser to its youth group. She was a former soccer coach at the Tunkhannock Middle School and the Community Soccer League. She also served as a Brownie leader. Surviving are her husband of
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18 years, David Ide; son, Nicholas C., at home; stepson, Joshua D., Columbia Md.; daughter, Jessica N., at home; stepdaughter, Samantha L., Tunkhannock; brother, Steven Dattilio, South Burlington; sisters, Toni Cassidy, Jerchio, Vt.; and Rosie Dattilio, Colchester, Vt. Memorial donations to the Tunkhannock Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 336, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or to the Church of the Nativity BVM, P.O. Box 186, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. KRAVITSKY - Michael III, 81, of Dallas, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a lingering illness. He was born Oct. 7, 1931 in Kingston, was educated in the West Side schools and was a member of the 1949 graduating class of the former Edwardsville High School. He furthered his education by attending the Wyoming Seminary. Until retiring and continuing the family business with his sons, which he and his wife established in 1964, he was the owner and operator of Grasshopper Lawns Inc., Larksville. He was a member of St. Mary Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church, Chestnut Avenue, Kingston, where he previously served as a cantor and was a former member of the parish choir. He also was a charter member of Council 3987, Knights of Columbus, Assumpta Council of Luzerne; a founding member of the Lawn Care Association of Pennsylvania; a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and was past president of the Party of the Month Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Poplawski, with whom he celebrated 53 years of married life on Oct. 10, 20122; children, Michele Gorski, of Dallas; Michael IV, of Wyoming; Gregg, of Hatboro; and Shawn, of Dallas; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Memorial donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777; the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department, Orange Road, Dallas, PA 18612; or to St. Mary’s Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, 321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston, PA 18704.
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KROHN - Theodore “Ted” Lazarus, 80, died March 25, 2013, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a 52-year practicing attorney, solicitor for the Municipality of Kingston (21 years) and Dallas Borough (10 years) and the longest-serving solicitor for the Back Mountain Police Association, where he also was an honorary life member. He grew up in Wilkes-Barre, was a 1949 graduate of Kingston High School and received a bachelor of arts degree from Wilkes University in 1953, where he was awarded the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award and later returned as a professor of accounting. After his studies at Wilkes, he received a juris doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1956, where he served as a faculty instructor and was inducted into the prestigious Woolsack Honor Society. Immediately following graduation from law school, he was commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, serving in Fort Meade, Md. and Fort Harrison, Ind., later receiving an honorary discharge in 1969. He was honored as a 50-year member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association in 2007. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; his sister, Evelyn Holtzman, Kingston; children, Lee Allen, Burlington, Vt.; Jerri Sue, Redway, Calif.; Mark, Greene, Ohio; Kimberly Krohn Tabbit, Dupont; and John, Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held between 2 and 4 p.m. on May 11 at Yalick Farms Clubhouse, State Route 415, Dallas. Memorial donations to the Theodore L. Krohn Endowed Scholarship at Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., WilkesBarre PA 18766 to the attention of Ms. Evelyn Topfer. LERCH - Joanne Pauline, 79, of Harveys Lake, died Monday, March 25, 2013, at home. She was born in Harveys
Lake on Feb. 6, 1934, graduated from the former Lake-Noxen High School in 1952 and retired from Mercy Center in Dallas. She resided in Harveys Lake for most of her life. Surviving are her sister, Nancy Concert, Ashley; brothers, Donald, Lake Station, Ind.; and James, Wilkes-Barre; daughter, Linda; one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. PARSONS - Doris E., Dallas, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. She was born in Belfast and was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School. She was employed for 14 years by the Dallas Area Municipal Authority, where she worked as an ofﬁce manager. She was a member of the former Dallas Junior Women’s League, the Irem Women’s Golf Association and volunteered her time to Meals on Wheels. She was an active member of Shavertown United Methodist Church. She was a former Sunday School teacher and spent 17 years as the junior choir director. She served in various capacities on numerous committees within the United Methodist Women’s group. Surviving are her daughter, Ann Lutz, Elgin, Texas; and son, Larry, Tunkhannock. Memorial donations to the endowment fund of the Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, PA 18708 or to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Irem Temple, Box 307, Dallas, PA 18612. PATLA - Lorraine, 90, of Sweet Valley, died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. She was born in Shickshinny on May 23, 1922, attended Shickshinny schools and was employed at AC&F, Berwick; General Cigar Co., Kingston; Racusins Clothing, Shickshinny; the area’s local garment industry of Sweet Valley and Benton as a presser. She was a member of Our
Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth, and was past president of their Women’s Society. Surviving are her children, Mary Ann Kukosky, Charles J., Edward L., James M. and Barbara Scott, all of Sweet Valley, and Joan E. Newell, of Hunlock Creek; 18 grandchildren, a step-grandson, 24 great-grandchildren. PAVLICK - Donald, 71, of Hunlock Creek, died Friday, March 22, at his lifelong home. He was born in Hunlock Creek, attended the former Harter High School, West Nanticoke, and served in the Army National Guard. He was employed as a carpenter by Hedden Construction Co. before his disability. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Surviving are his sister, Marie Brojakowski, Hunlock Creek; brothers, George, Hunlock Creek; Robert, Hunlock Creek; nieces and nephews. ROMIG - Clifford, 73, of Shavertown, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at home. He was born on April 20, 1939, in the Allentown area and relocated to the Wyoming Valley. He was a truck driver for many years until he retired. He recently worked part-time for Pace Transportation as a bus driver. Surviving are his wife, the former Marlene Dunham, to whom he had been married 29 years; son, Adam, Shavertown; daughter, Barbara Olah, North Carolina; stepsons, Wayne Sgroi, Shavertown; and Gerald Sgroi Jr. Kingston Township; ﬁve grandchildren; nieces and nephews. SCOLES - Dorothy “Dotty,” 53, Hunlock Creek, died March 27, 2013. Surviving are her signiﬁcant other, LJ Minkiewicz; children, Nicole, William and Austin; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, mother, Barbara Brown; sisters, Misty, Shawn, Tanya, Elizabeth and Jillian; and brothers, Dennis, Patrick and Robert.
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PEOPLE BRIEFS STUDENT TEACHERS AT DMS Two education majors at The University of Scranton will serve as student teachers at the Dallas Middle School for the spring semester. They are Christina Celfo, of Verona, N.J. and Christina Rossi, of Center Valley. MARSHALLICK WINS AWARD Janelle Marshallick, daughter of Natalie and Ron Marshallick, of Dallas and a senior at King’s College, recently ﬁnished in ﬁrst place for her college radio station documentary at the 73rd Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards in New York City. Marshallick’s radio broadcast piece, entitled “Tracey’s Hope,” placed ﬁrst in the category of Public Affairs Programming. A graduate of Dallas High School, Marshallick is majoring in Mass Communications at King’s. She is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Aquinas Society and a dean’s list student. This past summer, she completed an internship with Entercom Communications.
MU PROF HAS BOOK PUBLISHED W. Scott Blanchard, Ph.D., of Shavertown, professor of English at Misericordia University, along with Jeroen De Keyser, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, published an English translation and Latin edition of “On Exile,’’ by Francesco Filelfo as part of The I Tatti Renaissance Library Series from Harvard University Press. The book was released March 25. “On Exile’’ is the ﬁrst complete edition of the Latin text and the ﬁrst complete translation into any modern language. Keyser prepared the Latin text, while Blanchard prepared the translation. Blanchard has been an English professor at Misericordia University since 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a doctoral degree from Columbia University. He has been published widely and has made numerous presentations in the ﬁelds of Italian humanism and European literature. FLACK ON HONOR ROLL Melissa Flack, a student in the sixth form (12th grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the winter term of 2012-2013. JAYNE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP Michael Jayne, of Shaver-
MU PROF HAS ARTICLE PUBLISHED Scott L. Massey, Ph.D., P.A.C., the founding department chairperson, program director and professor of Misericordia University’s ﬁve-year Master of Science program in Physician Assistant Studies, had the research article, “The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examination and PANCE Results: A Multi-Program Study,’’ in The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. The study’s conclusion suggests that physician assistant programs could develop a system to better predict future performance and, in return, identify at-risk students who can be mentored and guided toward future success in the program and as physician assistants. DP CORRESPONDENT SPEAKS AT LCCC Susan Denney, a correspondent for The Dallas Post, recently spoke with students in the Luzerne County Community College Literary Arts Society. Author of “Snarky and Sweet: A Romantic Comedy about Twins, Texas and a Big Red Diamond,” Denney met with students to discuss how to write and the steps of publishing in the age of technology. FOUR NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST Four Back Mountain residents have been named to the dean’s list for the winter 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology. They are: Robert Adams, of Dallas, a second-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Catherine Sullivan, of Lehman, a ﬁfth-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano Col-
TWO NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST Kylee Besecker, of Dallas, and Steven Anthony, of Harveys Lake, have been named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.” SHAVER WINS HISTORY DAY AWARD Peter Shaver, a junior at Dallas High School, earned a ﬁrstplace award at the National History Day Competition at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Shaver took the award for Individual Shaver Historical Paper Senior Division with his essay, ” The Great Sioux War: The Plains Indians Last Stand for their Way of Life.” Shaver has competed in History Day since sixth grade and has won for the last six consecutive years with his historical paper entries. He will advance on to the PA state competition at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg in May.
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Members of the Dallas Youth Basketball ﬁfth-grade travel team are, from left, kneeling, Matt Dolan, Sam Nocito, Jack Lukasavage and Brett Ostroski. Second row, Lenny Kelly, Todd Phillips, Dylan Schuster and Jack Farrell. Third row, Joe Phillips, head coach; and Ray Ostroski, assistant coach.
DYB ﬁfth grade travel team wins tournament The Dallas Youth Basketball ﬁfth-grade travel team recently won the Newport Invitational Basketball Tournament with a 3920 victory over the Newport All-Stars in the championship game. Todd Phillips led the winners with 19 points while Jack Farrell added ﬁve points and Brett Ostroski chipped in with four points. Dylan Schuster and Lenny Kelly had sev-
eral key rebounds for the winners while Matt Dolan, Jack Lukasavage and Sam Nocito played excellent defense for Dallas. Dallas defeated Plymouth Meeting, Lebanon and Newport to advance to the championship game. It defeated Plymouth Meeting, 43-15, behind 20 points from Todd Phillips and 11 points from Jack Farrell. It defeated Lebanon, 35-1, behind the balanced scoring
Penguins fundraiser beneﬁts Fallen Ofﬁcers Remembered A portion of ticket sales for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Worcester game on Friday, April 19 will beneﬁt the efforts of Fallen Ofﬁcers Remembered to purchase bulletproof vests for law enforcement ofﬁcers and police K-9s. To order tickets, call 208-5415 or email email@example.com. From left, are Chris Sipsky, senior director of group sales for Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Penguins, Tux, Penguins mascot; Gina Boyle and Jaclyn Mosley, founders and ofﬁcers of Fallen Ofﬁcers Remembered.
SPORTS BRIEFS RAIDERS REGISTRATION The Kingston Township Raiders will hold registration for mini football and cheerleading from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20 and May 18 at the Kingston Township Municipal Buidling, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown. Parents should bring the child’s birth certiﬁcate, two proofs of residency and a photo of the child. Registration fees are $50 for cheerleading and $60 for football with a $10 sibling discount. BANDITS ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS Registrations are now being accepted via the website at www. laxteams.net/bmylax for the Back
Mountain Bandits lacrosse team. Boys and girls in grades 1-3 may sign up for intramurals. Boys age groups are U-9, U-11, U-13 & U-15. Girls age groups are third and fourth grade, ﬁfth and sixth grade and seventh and eighth grades. The registration fee includes US Lacrosse registration, US Lacrosse magazine and a team jersey. Participants should print the form and mail it, along with applicable fee to BMYL, P.O. Box 1746, Shavertown, PA 18708. FASTPITCH PLAYERS SOUGHT The Endless Mt Blast U14 travel fastpitch program is still looking for a few qualiﬁed players to round out its teams for the upcoming season. Anyone interested is asked to call 840-6433 or email ronh@sbsmod. com.
of Brett Ostroski, Dylan Schuster and Todd Phillips who had eight points apiece in a winning cause. It defeated Newport, 37-25, in the opening round behind 14 points from Todd Phillips, 10 points from Jack Farrell and ﬁve points from Matt Dolan.
Having a mother who coaches tennis meant Francois Ross got an early introduction to the sport. Ross left the sport for a while but, after coming back to it age age 14 and starting to take it more seriously, he has steadily increased his prominence with the Dallas High School program. Now, as he prepares to take over the No. 1 singles spot for the Mountaineers, Ross still picks up key pointers from his mother, Marywood University women’s coach Dominique Lemire-Ross. “My mom will help me in matches,” he said. “If I’m losing my head, she helps calm me down.” That’s an important part of his approach this season. When Ross talks about what he needs to do most to handle the challenge of facing Wyoming Valley Conference top players, he points to two things – improving his volleys and “keeping his head.” During his freshman year, Ross ﬁlled in as part of the varsity lineup whenever a teammate was missing. As a sophomore, he played regularly in the doubles lineup. Last season, he split time between singles and doubles. Dallas coach Joe Pugliese plans to rely on Ross more heavily this season. Ross was away on vacation when the team was shut out by defending champion Wyoming Seminary in the opener, then suffered a loss in his return Monday when Dallas evened its record with a victory over Hazleton Area. As Ross gets back in a groove after missing time, Pugliese plans to use him at the top of the lineup. “He’s gotten bigger and stronger,” Pugliese said. “That’s probably his biggest asset. He’s grown a lot.” Ross feels the additional strength come through in more powerful shots in many situations. “With my forehand, my backhand and my serve,” he said. “All around, my hits are stronger.” Ross worked on his game in the winter at Kingston Indoor Tennis. He enters his busy ﬁnal season of high school play while his mother’s team has just three April matches – including April 19 at Misericordia University – in preparation for a milestone in Lemire-Ross’ coaching career. Marywood is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Tournament in May after winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference title in the fall in its second season under Lemire-Ross. She moved to Marywood after spending three seasons as Dallas girls coach and still teaches junior tennis at the Valley Tennis and Swim Club in Shavertown.
Sem cage team wins championship The ﬁfth/sixth grade boys basketball team from Wyoming Seminary recently won the East Side League Championship after ﬁnishing the regular season at 16-4. From left, ﬁrst row, are Eric Berley, Kyle Hromisin and Benjamin Paglia. Second row, Daniel Meuser, Nicholas Bufalino and Jeremy Callahan. Third row, Paul Amara, Zane Nardone, Dimitri Gnall, Alex Meuser and Chris Kane. Fourth row, Coach C.J. Bufalino. Absent at the time of the photo were Jacob Sarnevitz, Nikko Simons, Santino Gaudino, Scotty Lynett and Chris Burg.
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Helen Bubul, Master Gardener, Penn State Extension, Luzerne County, arranges plants for the plant sale to be held at the Master Gardeners’ annual Spring Into Gardening Workshop at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman on Saturday, April 27.
Tyler Spaciano, left, and Brady Ecenrode display handmade notecards.
TUMC festival benefits United Methodist Home for Children A mission festival to beneﬁt the United Methodist Home for Children in central Pennsylvania was held Feb. 24 at the Trucksville United Methodist Church Sunday School. The hour-long event opened with the children singing, led by Musical Director Dr. Stephen Broskoske. The junior and senior high classes sponsored a bake sale and presented a skit based on the Parable of the Sower, found in Matthew 13. The younger classes each had a station where they offered handmade items or led carnival-style games in exchange for a donation. The nursery
class offered homemade butter cookies and had a variety of toppings and icings at their cookie decorating station. The second-grade class sponsored carnival games such as ring toss and skee ball. The students instructed “customers” how to play the games and treats were given for each donation. Other classes offered handmade wares (made by the children), including notecards, soaps and scarves. The children collected $339.85 which will be added to donations collected during worship throughout the month of February and sent to the facility in Mechanicsburg.
Master Gardeners plan annual spring workshop The Master Gardeners’ Annual Spring Into Gardening Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus in Lehman on Saturday, April 27. A ﬂea market will also be held, along with sessions on turf management, trees for your landscape, expressing personality in the garden, soil, water features in gardens, shade gardens, gardening for four seasons and
vegetable gardening in unusual weather. Vincent J. Cotrone, Regional Extension Urban Forester, will be the keynote speaker, discussing “Trees and Shrubs in a Changing Landscape.” Master Gardeners will be available at the information table to answer personal gardening questions. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Penn State Extension, Luzerne County, at 825-1701.
These soaps were made by ﬁfth and sixth-graders at the Trucksville United Methodist Church Festival.
KT supers honor Kolesar Shown here with a selection of handmade soaps are, from left, ﬁrst row, Jared Weisenberger and Abby Hastings. Second row, John Kozokas and Lisa Banta.
Ella Fleshcu is ready for the next player at the ball toss game.
Legion contest winners honored Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 hosted the winners of the annual Essay Contest and Oratorical Contest and their parents at the Post Home. Reverend Wiliam Lewis, Post Chaplain, gave the Invocation and Benediction. Winners were presented with a certiﬁcate, a medal and a cash award. The topic for the essay contest was “Should the Supreme Court Be Appointed
or Elected?” Tom Boyle, of Lake-Lehman, captured ﬁrst place in the local oratorical contest. Drew Harding, of Dallas, captured ﬁrst place in the local essay contest for the second year in a row. Paul Caiccia was second, Mary Sharon Caiccia was third and Casey McAndrew gained an honorable mention. John Emil Sr., District 12 Commander,
Riley Egan, left, and Debbie Shilanski show off handmade scarves.
congratulated Harding for winning the district contest and ﬁnishing second in inter-district competition. He also congratulated Tom Boyle for being the ﬁrst oratorical participant on the local level in many years and for placing second in the district competition. He invited both to an awardsceremony to be held April 28.
The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors recently presented a plaque to Michael Kolesar in recognition of his 21+ years of service on the Kingston Township Planning Commission. Kolesar relinquished his position with the Planning Commission as of Dec. 31, 2012. From left, are Supervisor Sam Barbose, Michael Kolesar, Chairman Jeff Box, Vice Chair Shirley Moyer and Supervisor Jim Reino.
Third-graders receive dictionaries from Dallas Rotary Club
All third-grade students in Back Mountain schools were recently given a dictionary. The Dallas Rotary Club Dictionary Project Committee, chaired by Rotarian Bill Nafus, distributed more than 400 books to Dallas and Lake-Lehman School District students. Thirdgrade teachers welcomed the Rotarians and thanked them for their dedication to literacy and education. Dictionary Project Chairman Bill Nafus is shown here presenting a dictionary to his grandson, Jesse Blight, a third-grader at Dallas Elementary.
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Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is soliciting interest by established Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physicians to provide Fee Basis (Fee for Service) Primary Care services to eligible Veterans at the VA Medical Center Wilkes-Barre and Tobyhanna Outpatient Clinic. You will be reimbursed at agreed upon rates according to usual and customary charges similar to Medicare. Must be certified in BCLS. Responsibilities will include services such as: 1. Care of acute and chronic illness including routine detection, management of diseases and medication management. 2. Preventive care such as age appropriate cancer screening, e.g. colorectal cancer screen. 3. Prevention of osteoporosis and treatment. 4. Immunizations. 5. Smoking Cessation and Weight Management counseling. 6. Alcohol use screen, counseling and referral for treatment. 7. Depression/ PTSD screening, evaluation and referral to Mental Health Clinic as appropriate. 8. Elective referral to specialty care will be at Wilkes-Barre - examples include ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy and social work as needed. 9. Gender specific care such as pelvic/breast exam, contraception counseling, management of menopause related concerns and initial evaluation and management of gender specific concerns. No benefits offered. Interested applicants must submit the following: Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, VA Form 10-2850; Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306; Curriculum Vitae, License Verification, BCLS Certification. For additional information please call (570) 824-3521, Extension 7209. Please mail your complete application package to:
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Introduce and sell gas and electricity to residential customers via inbound marketing campaigns. Educate customers on the product benefits, special offers and answering customer inquiries. High school diploma/GED required. Must be able to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish and English. Previous sales experience a plus. Base rate for this position is $12.00/hr. plus commission; avg. hourly rate of $18 - $20. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.
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room lakefront house. W/D, range, fridge included. Parking, nice view of sunset. near Grotto Pizza $645. mo utilities by tenant. Security, references, lease, no pets. 570-287-5775 570-332-1048
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