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Mallory Yozwiak, daughter of Charles and Melanie Yozwiak, of Pittston Township, has been selected to receive a scholarship grant from the Stephanie L. DeGuire Foundation. SLDF scholarship award decisions are made based exclusively on the essays submitted by the applicant.

Yozwiak will attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Business and Marketing. She is the granddaughter of Angela Yozwiak, of Moosic; and the late Frank Yozwiak of Harding; and Frank and Nancy Jescavage, of Benton.

Flanagan earns PhD

Nina M. Flanagan, daughter of James and Marie Delmonte, of Hughestown, recently earned her PhD in Nursing from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Flanagan's dissertation was titled "The Role of Family Assessment in Detection of Delirium in the Older Adult in Post Acute Care Setting."

A Pittston Area High School graduate, Dr. Flanagan graduated from St. Luke's Hospital with a diploma in nursing. She earned her bachelor's degree from Cedar Crest College and master's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She holds a port-master's in psychiatric nursing from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is nationally certified as a geriatric nurse practitioner and clinical specialist in adult psychiatric mental health. Dr. Flanagan has presented on geriatric topics nationally and internationally.

She most recently served as one of only two nurses on the American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel to update the Beers Criteria of Medications to avoid in older adults.

Dr. Flanagan resides in Dunmore and is employed by Mountain View Center as a geriatric nurse specialist.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday wishes go to Amy Hartwigsen Graham, wife of Scott Graham and mother of Brendan Graham, West Pittston, who will celebrate her 40th birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

She is the daughter of William and Rosanne Hartwigsen, of Bear Creek, and the sister of Becky Hartwigsen Crawford, of Maryland.

Also, birthday wishes to former State Rep. Thomas Tigue (Aug. 23) and to Hughestown's Tom O'Malley (Aug. 24).


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces newborns.

A daughter was born to Mandy and Tom Malkemes, of Wyoming, on July 21.

A son was born to Charlene Silberg and Mike Major, of Pittston, on July 22.

A son was born to Jesse and Anthony Capitano, of Pittston, on July 23.

A son was born to Virginia and Jared Jordan, of West Pittston, on July 27.

Jenkins Lunch Bunch

The Jenkins Township Class of '51 Lunch Bunch will meet for lunch on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at noon at Luigi"s Pizza and Restaurant, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

All classmates are welcome

Bark for Life

The American Cancer Society will hold a first-time event on Saturday, Aug. 25, that will allow dogs and their owners to have fun together while fighting cancer.

"Bark for Life" of Wyoming Valley, which is a dog walking event, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon that day at Nesbitt Memorial Park in Kingston.

It will have a lot of activities for dogs and their owners, including a ceremony to honor pets that have cancer or have died from cancer.

Volunteers needed

Heartland Hospice is recruiting volunteers to augment hospice services.

Volunteers offer support, companionship and practical support to patients and their families, including running errands, reading or staying with a patient so family members can take a break.

Comprehensive training is required and free of charge.

Contact Louise McNabb, volunteer coordinator, at 654-0220 for more information.

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