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Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will have Blessing of Animals in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi at noon on Sunday, Oct. 7 in the church parking lot on Lackawanna Avenue.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Senior Outreach Committee extends an invitation to senior citizens age 60 and over to the "Senior Bingo" from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7 in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Hall.

An invitation has also been extended to Queen of the Apostles, Nativity of Our Lord and Holy Mother of Sorrows parishioners. There is no charge for the Bingo. Token prizes are awarded and refreshments will be served.

Meetings scheduled at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church: Women's Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the church hall; Holy Name will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the church hall; Choir rehearsal will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4; and Parish Pastoral Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the lower level of the rectory.

VFW Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary of Pryzybytek-Kundlas VFW Post 4909 will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the post home.

Auxiliary dues will be accepted at this meeting and Auxiliary inspection will be done by District President Sharon Tilghman.

Hostesses for the October meeting are Barbara Kause and Marie Kocinski.

President Ellen Healey will preside.


Wyoming Area Catholic will hold its first-ever WACtoberfest from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12at the Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston.

Tickets are $30 and include beer tasting of SBC beers, hor d'oeuvres, raffles and music by Frankie Warren of Magic 93. For tickets, call the school at 654-7982.


Congratulations to Mary Ann and Ron Rinaldi winning a first-place blue ribbon for their Bartlett pears from their deep-rooted family pear tree at this year's Bloomsburg Fair.

Lions fundraiser

The Dupont Lions annual fundraiser is now underway. The club is selling tickets to match Daily Number at $10. Lion Bart Bryk is chairman of the fundraiser.

All proceeds benefit community children's annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Safety Stations and Christmas Party. Any resident interested in having a safety station is asked to contact any Lion member. The club will supply hot chocolate and assorted candy.

Dupont Lions Club will hold their annual White Cane Coin Drop from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the intersections of Main Street and Bear Creek Rd by Bobbie O's and the Hub One.

The next highway cleanup sponsored by the Lions Club is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20. Any individual or organization who would like to help with the cleanup can contact Lion Rich Hanson at 451-1519.

The project will start time 8:30 a.m. and all volunteers will meet at the municipal building.

Borough notes

Dupont Borough Public Works Dept. will collect tires on Friday, Oct. 12 from residents for the recycling event sponsored by the Luzerne County Solid Waste Management Department. Residents must register with the municipal office.

There is a two-tire limit per household. Contact Borough Manager Pat McDonald for additional information.

Duryea Borough will host a forum presented by State Representative Michael Carroll at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Duryea Municipal Office. Greater Pittston Area municipal officials have been invited to attend this meeting to provide an educational approach about shared municipal services. This meeting is also open to the public.

The service schedule for the week of September 30: Monday, Oct. 1 – Refuse; Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Yard Waste; Wednesday, Oct. 3 -Recycling of commingle, including glass and plastic.


Here is Joey Jones' eco-tip of the week:

If you have a dishwasher, you don't need to pre-rinse your dishes.

This will save water!

Gas service applications

Applications for gas service are available at the Dupont Municipal Offices during regular business hours. UGI representative Mike Trussa stated at the April Council meeting that, in order for the company to have program approval for placement of gas lines, residents' applications must be filed with UGI. For more information, contact Trussa at 829-8664.

Best bazaar

Congratulations Sacred Heart of Jesus Church for being selected by the readers of The Sunday Dispatch as winner of Best Bazaar in the Dispatch's "Best of Greater Pittston" readers' poll.

Flu shots

Flu shots will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office of Superior Health Services, 224 Main St. Dupont. No appointment is necessary.

Most insurance are accepted. For more information, call 883-9581.

Raffle winners

Holy Mother of Sorrows Dozynki Festival raffle winners: Matilda Drost, grandfather clock; Pat Debias, $100; Holly Thatcher, $100; Debbie Godek, $100; Jean Bushinski, $100; Henry Kishel, $100; Chris Gale, $75; Leo Nalaschi, $75; Rita Mogavero, $50; and Ashley Water, $50.

Bowling scores

Elko's Bantam/Prep Mixed

High Scratch Series Score:

Boys Division: Jacob Dobrowalski, 170; Ryan Kane, 140; Aiden Hindmarsh, 130; Ryan Peck, 124; Jimmy Soroka, 99; Robert Davidson, 87; Alexander Chilson, 80; Zachary Chilson, 79; Beau Widdick, 76; Andrew Adonizio, 73.

Girls Division: Kacie Fisk, 139; Madison Mesaris, 135; Sophia Gronka, 28.

Elko's Prep Boys

High Scratch Series Scores: Joey Wruble, 456; Zachary Elko, 352; Jeremy Lavelle, 337; Martin Kuna, 315; Marc Piechota, 308; Tyler Cegelka, 250; Charles Boswell, 248; Tyler Granahan, 246; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 243; Nicolas Aschenback, 242.

Elko's Junior/Senior Friday

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boy's Division: Conrad Chapple, 676; Spencer Saxon, 659; Peter Kulick, 634; Zachary McKitish, 621; David Zydko, 592.

Girls' Division: Courtney Osiecki, 476; Erin Donnelly, 475; Katie Wynn, 425; Jordan Cegelka, 415; Sara Lukowich, 404.

Magic Circle

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men's Division: Don Whiting, 670; Greg Renfer, 622; Matt Charney, 607; Harry Nicholson, 596; Vito Buzzetta, 589; Chris renfer, 578, Ed Wasko, 560; Paul Chmiel, 556; Russ Stevens, 555; Joe Sr, Wruble, 537.

Women's Division: Denise Gordon, 487; MaryTheresa Pupa, 467; Courtney McKitish, 383; Mima Brunges, 346.


High Scratch Series Scores: Jerry Coggins, 676; Jim Lavelle,III, 672; William Elko, 640; David Titton, 635; Billy Jr. Elko, 627; Dale Reese, 623; George Gulla, 602; Ryan O'Malley, 600; Nicholas Berlinski, 576; Edward Collins, 569.

Warehouse Mixed League

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men's Division: Jim Golden, 720; John Doran, 676; Dale Reese, 656; Tom Clark, 640; John Borgia, 606.

Women's Division: Michelle Bukofski, 305.


High Scratch Series Scores: Mark Kulick, 687; Neal Elko, 680; Lisa Menichini, 669; Jerry Coggins, 666; Edward Collins, 662; Allyn Jr. Ferretti, 632; Matt Felter, 631; John Kulick, 625; Dale Reese, 614; Robert Lussi, 575.

Pittston Township VFW

High Scratch Series Scores: Wally Moore, 767; Jack Casper, 686; Rich Russian, 642; Joe Argenio, 618; Joe Jr. Walsh, 590; Tom Judge, 562; Joe Scarantino, 551; Joe Dalessandro, 549; Ed Wasko, 541; Joe Sr. Walsh, 539.

Elko's Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boys Division: Michael Elko, 549; Anthony Zimmerman, 532; Evan Elko, 468; Paul Greco, 412; Charles Kulick, 399; Justin Coyne, 382; Evan Esposito, 366; Dominic Falzone, 362; Bryan Shupp, 330; Michael Walsh, 326; Alex Scaramastro, 326.

Girls Division: Gina Kirkpatrick, 354; Morgan Mesaris, 328; Samantha Piechota, 295; Piper Kane, 290; Janelle Dudek, 247; Halle Gronka, 198; Loren Gronka, 177; Alyssa Bulford, 171.

Dupont Bowlerettes

High Scratch Series Scores: MaryTheresa Pupa, 554; Connie Berlinski, 525; Donna Kasa, 497; Helen Zapotoski, 474; Barbara Slusser, 471; MaryLou Fereck, 458; Lynn Langdon, 441; Ann Alfano, 432; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 431.


High Scratch Series Scores: Tom Spulin, 799; Jerry Coggins, 747; Neal Elko, 734; Gary Jr. Magdon, 712; John Grohowski, 701; Mark Kulick, 674; Dave Kern, 667; Rich Kuligowski, 667; Peter Laton, 618; Edward Collins, 613.

Sunday Night Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men's Division: Joe Sr. Wruble, 559; Francis Pupa, 549; Joe Argenio, 548; Ray Wasko, 516; Joe Umbra, 507.

Women's Division: MaryTheresa Pupa, 510; MaryLou Fereck, 468; Courtney McKitish, 402; Gracelynn Williamson, 392; Karen Umbra, 365.

Boy's Division: Zachary McKitish, 604.

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