Blood drive at VFW January 29


First Posted: 1/20/2013

January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross will hold a Community Blood Drive at Dupont’s VFW Post 4909 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. For more information or to make an appointment, contact 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.

Softball/Teeball signups

Dupont Softball/Teeball signups will be held at the Dupont Municipal Office, 600 Chestnut St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 24 and 31; from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb 2 and Feb. 9; and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, the final day for sign-ups.

Costs are as follows: teeball for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 – $25 each with no mandatory fundraisers; softball for girls ages 7 to 17 – $50 each-family discounts for softball only and no mandatory fundraiser.

For more information, contact Bob at 881-8744.

Valentine basket raffle

Dupont Borough is sponsoring a Valentine Theme Basket Raffle to raise funds for the Dupont Borough Children’s Fund. All proceeds are used for the Children’s Halloween and Christmas parties. The Theme Basket includes $50 in lottery tickets and is currently on display at the municipal office.

Tickets are $1 each and are available at the municipal office. Drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13.

Valentine’s Day dinner

The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and the bar will be open from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m. Music will be provided by Frank and Judy from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. Donation is $28 per person and tickets and reservations can be made by contacting Bob Lopata or the VFW at 654-9104.

Deadline for reservations is set for Friday, Feb.8.

Garbage bags on sale

The 2013 garbage bags are now on sale. Fees for refuse bags are residential, $105; seniors, $75; and commercial, $150. Dupont municipal office will have extended hours for the month of January.

The office will remain office until 6 p.m. on Thursdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

AMVETS calendars

The AMVETS Post 189 2013 calendars are now available from any post member or by contacting Post Commander Bernie McDonald at 817-4858. Donation is $30 and will benefit 16 VA hospital and homes including the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center and the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton.

Eco-tip

Here is Joey Jones’ eco-tip of the week: When you are using your dishwasher only run it when you have a full load of dishes. This saves water.

Sacred Heart notes

Parish Finance Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 23 in the rectory. Choir will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Jan 24 in the choir loft.

The Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold their annual 300 Club drawings starting Feb. 24.

Five weekly cash prizes will be awarded.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from any Holy Name members.

Crime Watch meeting

The Dupont Neighbor Crime Watch January meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the municipal building

Lions notes

The Dupont Lions monthly food distribution will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Holy Mother of Sorrows Church, Wyoming Avenue. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

The Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31 at the Little League Park, Elm Street. At a recent Lions meeting, chairpersons for this year’s event were chosen: Lions Janet Rooney and Joseph Cronick volunteered to serve as co-chairs. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. with the Easter Bunny making his annual visit.

Bikes will be awarded in each age group along with other prizes and plenty of goodies.

The Pittston Area Leo’s Club will help distribute the prizes.

At the March 25 meeting, all 400 prizes will be assorted for the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 27 the goodies bags will be packed at the VFW Post 4909 at 6:30 p.m. Members of the Wyoming Area Catholic Student Council stop by the Lion’s meeting to drop off 53 eyeglasses they collected on their recent drive at the school. They have partnered with the Pittston Area Leo’s Club Eyeglass Campaign.

Drivers take heed

Dupont Police have increased traffic control and are issuing citations for violations involving stop signs after complaints from residents were made at several Council meetings. Residents are reminded to obey all traffic control signs within the borough to avoid being cited.

Service schedule

Monday, Jan 21 – Refuse

Tuesday, Jan.22 – Yard waste and Christmas Trees. This will be the last day to pick up Christmas trees

Wednesday, Jan 23 – Recycling: Mixed papers.

Bowling results

Magic Circle

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men’s Division: Joseph Chmiel, 760; Don Whiting, 732; Paul Chmiel, 725; Matt Charney, 678; Chris Renfer, 668; John Colarusso, 648; Rich Jr. Aston, 635; Wally Zieminski, 618; Russ Stevens, 614; Bill Pupa, 611; Harry Nicholson, 611.

Women’s Division: Debbie Stevens, 415; Courtney McKitish, 388; Lisa Heck, 376; Ashley Fuller, 249.

Universal

High Scratch Series Scores: Edward Collins, 684; Dale Reese, 623; Billy Jr. Elko, 621; Richard Arditi, 620; Nicholas Berlinski, 598; Jim Lavelle, lll, 597; Chris Carmody, 592; Mark Prebish, 590; Eric Pramick, 581; David Titton, 550.

National

High Scratch Series Scores: John Kulick, 722; Edward Collins, 698; Dale Reese, 678; Keith Weinschnek, 638; Allyn Jr. Ferretti, 623; John Pisano, 621; Chris Yonki, 609; Mark Kulick, 601; Matt Felter, 599.

Pittston Twp VFW

High Scratch Series Scores: Wally Moore, 730; Joe Sr. Walsh, 705; John Blattner, 662; Peter Chodnicki, 623; Russ Stevens, 605; Jody Marranca, 567; Rich Russian, 561; Larry Jr. O’Brien, 560; Ed Wasko, 552; Joe Umbra, 548.

Sunday Night Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men’s Division: Vito Buzzetta, 660; Gene Wasko, 564; Joe Sr. Wruble, 556; Eric McKitish, 544; Steve Vishinski, 537.

Women’s Division: MaryLou Fereck, 471; Gracelynn Williamson, 433; Karen Umbra, 390; Courtney McKitish, 379; Marianne Argenio, 379;

Boys Division: Zachary McKitish, 633.

Elko’s Bantam/Prep Mixed

High Scratch Series Score:

Boys Division: Jacob Dobrowalski, 188; Aiden Hindmarsh, 186; Jimmy Soroka, 161; Alek Chilson, 144; Ryan Kane, 139; Jacob Adonizio, 114; Ryan Peck, 112; Auden Asay, 111.

Girls Division: Kacie Fisk, 166; Makenzie Kaminski, 139; Madison Mesaris, 136;Sophia Gronka, 42.

Elko’s Mixed

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boys Division: Anthony Zimmerman, 563; Michael Elko, 536; Paul Greco, 461; Evan Elko, 446; Joey Jones, 398; Justin Coyne, 387; Dominic Falzone, 370; Jimmy Dommes, 348; Cody Beers, 344.

Girls Division: Morgan Mesaris, 343; Samantha Piechota, 342; Gina Kirkpatrick, 333; Leah Hodick, 332; Janelle Dudek, 272; Kiena Vest, 261; Loren Gronka, 245; Halle Gronka, 245; Alyssa Bulford, 162.

Elko’s Junior/Senior Friday

High Scratch Series Scores:

Boy’s Division: Zachary McKitish, 686; Conrad Chapple, 643; Austin Elko, 612; Peter Kulick, 609; Stephen Yuhas, 574.

Girls’ Division: Erin Donnelly, 438; Danielle Zydko, 431; Katie Wynn, 428; Sara Lukowich, 389; Jordan Cegelka, 339.

Elko’s Prep Boys

High Scratch Series Scores: Zachary Elko, 459; Martin Kuna, 375; Jeremy Lavelle, 361; Ozzie Dobrowalski, 343; Connor Morris, 336; Joey Wruble, 322; Jared Dickson, 314; Marc Piechota, 313; Tyler Cegelka, 302; Tyler Granahan, 296; Sean Connors, 296.

Warehouse Mixed League

High Scratch Series Scores:

Men’s Division: Bill Casterline, 619; Ed Markovich, 612; John Borgia, 612; Jim Golden, 589; John Doran, 586.

American

High Scratch Series Scores: John Grohowski, 748; Bruce Rydzy, 747; Tom Spurlin, 707; Jerry Coggins, 668; Dave Kern, 645; Gary Jr. Magdon, 639; Joe Girman, 634; Al Jr. Cannarella, 633; Francis Pupa, 628; Gary Sr. Magdon, 614.

Dupont Bowlettes

High Scratch Series Scores: Mary Ann Shugdinis, 583; Kim Kishel, 556; Donna Kasa, 522; Marytheresa Pupa, 507; Connie Berlinski, 496; Debbie Stevens, 480; Ann Alfano, 442; Lynn Langdon, 434; Gracelynn Williamson, 429.

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