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Holy Mother of Sorrows and Sacred Heart of Jesus Church invites the community to take part in its annual food collection for the Greater Pittston Food Bank.

Needed are any canned goods that would help make a holiday dinner, including dry stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce, soup, sweet potatoes and canned vegetables.

Offerings may be brought to the weekend Masses of Nov. 10/11 and Nov. 17/18.

Items can also be left on the rectory back porches.

Prayer service

A Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont.

This service will contain prayers, scripture readings, homily with several hymns. Father Zbigniew Dawid of Holy Mother of Sorrows Church will deliver a homily during the service and a collection will be taken for the local soup kitchen.

Following the prayer service, all are invited to the parish hall for refreshments and fellowship.

Sermon, soup, sandwich

Sermon, Soup and Sandwich social will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church.

Father Walter Placek Ph.D will be guest speaker with his topic on God and Science. Fellowship with soup and sandwich will take place after the presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

The event is sponsored by Al and Donna Micha and Dr Jim and Elane Plankonka.

This event is free of charge and is open to all members of the community.

Compost available

Compost from the new operations Greater Pittston Compost Facility on Garden Drive is available for use for properties and gardens.

The material is available behind the first red gate into the complex. Truckloads are available to residents and business from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Nov. 15.

Cost per truckload is $10 and will be filled by the facility employees.

For more information, contact the Dupont Borough Municipal office.

Lottery fundraiser

Dupont Lions Club annual fundraiser Match the Daily Number Lottery tickets are now on sale and available from any Lion member.

Tickets are also on sale at the Hub One.

Cost is $10 each and all proceeds fund the Lion's community projects: Christmas Lighting, Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Safety Stations.

Council meeting

The Dupont Borough Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the James Cocco Council Chambers at the Dupont Municipal Building. .

The second reading of the 2013 budget will be presented.


Congratulations to John Kulick, who recently acquired status as Professor at Luzerne County Community College.

He is now a Professor of Instructional Technology. John is a graduated of Bloomsburg University and has been a teacher at LCCC for 16 years.

Election day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. Voting will take place at the Dupont Municipal Building for all three wards.

Municipal offices will be closed on Election Day.

Pharmacy closes

Dupont has lost one of its dearest businesses. Konicki Pharmacy closed its doors on Nov. 1.

This unique corner business also served as a social gathering place for many neighbors and friends .

This past week customers made their final visit to say goodbye to Pete and staff for all their years of loyal service with a personal touch that will be sadly missed.

Truck driver needed

Dupont Borough is accepting applications for a truck driver. Applicants must have a CDL driver license.

For more information, contact Borough Manager Patty McDonald at 655-6216 as soon as possible.


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

If you can reverse your ceiling fan blades, this will push heat downward. You can save up to 10% in heating costs.

Sacred Heart meetings

Choir will practice at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in the choir loft.

Parish Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, Nov. 5 in the lower level of the rectory.

Women's Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the church hall.

Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the church hall.

Successful bake sale

The Senior Outreach Group of Sacred Heart would like to thank everyone who made this year's bake sale a success.

The winner of the raffle was Nancy Faulent and the 50/50 winner was Eleanor Bryk.

Public works

The Dupont Public Works Department will be open on Election Day.

There will no modified schedule.

The service schedule for the week of Nov 4 is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 5 - Refuse

Tuesday, Nov. 6 - Yard waste

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Commingle, cans, plastic and glass

Bowling scores

Sunday Night Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men's Division: Joe Argenio, 599; Rya Wasko, 571; Joe Sr. Wruble, 551; Francis Pupa, 548; Joe Umbra, 535.

Women's Division: Marytheresa Pupa, 463; Marianne Argenio, 421; MaryLou Fereck, 406; Gracelynn Williamson, 384

Boy's Division: Zachary McKitish, 524.


High Scratch Series Scores: Scott Kowalczyk, 750; John Grohowski, 712; Jerry Cogggins, 708; Mark Kulick, 693; Pete Latona, 622; Neal elko, 617; Bruce Rydzy, 609; Rich Kuligowski, 601; Dave Kern, 596; Chris Kasa, 595.

Dupont Bowlerettes

High Scratch Series Scores: Connie Berlinski, 532; MaryAnn Shugdinis, 519; Helen Zapotoski, 502; MaryLou Fereck, 473; Rose McDade, 470; Marytheresa Pupa, 446; Gracelynn Williamson, 443; Donna Kasa, 442; Kim Kishel, 434.

Warehouse Mixed League

High Scratch Series Scores: Ed Cologie, 717; Ron Shaw, 714; Rich Eipper, 697; Jim Golden, 679; Matt Charney, 653.

Pittston Township VFW

High Scratch Series Scores: Jack Casper, 648; Wally Moore, 612; Rich Russian, 609; Joe Argenio, 589; Joe Jr. Walsh, 588; Ray Wasko, 572; Jody Marranca, 561; Joe Sr. Walsh, 552; Jim Francioso, 544; Russ Stevens, 538.


High Scratch Series Scores: Jerry Coggins, 784; Allyn Jr. Ferretti, 748; Joe Burns, 720; John Kulick, 704; Keith Weinschnek, 670; Robert Lussi, 669; Chris Yonki, 662; Mark Kulick, 660; Matt Felter, 654; Allyn Sr. Ferretti, 625.


High Scratch Series Scores: Francis Pupa, 693; Jerry Coggins, 624; David Titton, 617; Edward Collins, 605; Billy Jr. Elko, 603; Raymond Silveri, 582; Vito Buzzetta, 564; Mike Gotcha, 554; Jim Lavelle, III, 543; Peter Chodnicki, 539.

Magic Circle

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men's Division: Paul Chmiel, 740; Wally Zieminski, 702; Michael Rebovich, 677; Matt Charney, 674; Don Whiting, 657; Chris Renfer, 620; Rich Sr. Aston, 589; Joseph Chmiel, 585.

Women's Division: Marythersa Pupa, 441; Mima Brunges, 367.

Elko's Junior/Senior

Boy's Division: Peter Kulick, 756; David Zydko, 602; Austin elko, 593; Conrad Chapple, 592; Stephen Yuhas, 589.

Girl's Division: Courtney Osiecki, 501; Danielle Zydko, 424; Irene Magdon, 397; Katie Wynn, 395; Erin Donnelly, 386.

Elko's Prep Boys

High Scratch Series Scores: Martin Kuna, 355; Tyler Cegelka, 324; Joey Wruble, 314; Zachary Elko, 310; Nicolas Aschenback, 280; Marc Piechota, 278; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 277; Jared Dickson, 273; Jeremy Lavelle, 271; Tyler Granahan, 266.

Elko's Bantam/Prep Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boys Division: Jacob Doborwalski, 163; Aiden Hindmarsh, 155; Ryan Peck, 136; Ryan Kane, 126; Andrew Adonizio, 102; Jimmy Soroka, 100; Gary Vest, 93; Matthew Mesaris, 92; Bryan Bryk, 90; Zachary Chilson, 87.

Girl's Division: Madison Mesaris, 128; Makenzie Kaminski, 124; Kacie Fisk, 98; Sophia Gronka, 40.

Elko's Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boy's Division: Michael Elko, 566; Evan elko, 503; Paul Greco, 480; Anthony Zimmerman, 428; Justin Coyne, 389; Dominic Falzone, 386; Bryan Shupp, 365; Evan Esposito, 361; Joey Jones, 357; Jesse Carlen, 355.

Girl's Division: Morgan Mesaris, 425; Samntha Piechota, 367; Gina Kirkpatrick, 295; Janelle Dudek, 287; Hannah Maruhnich, 261; Kiena Vest, 241; Loren Gronka, 241; Alyssa Bulford, 210; Halle Gronka, 186.

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