First Posted: 10/2/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

The Back Mountain Reelers, the region’s New England Dance Band, made their season debut last week at the Contra Dance sponsored by The Folklore Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Chicory House of Wilkes-Barre. Members of the band are: Rob Lewis, Margaret Bakker, Andy Fedley, Brian Redmond, Ian Warrington, Mary Lou Mehl, Paul Mehl and Dave Gonzolo.

Brownie Troop #629 will visit local nursing homes this Christmas season to sing Christmas Carols and will also give peace packs to refugee children, get fingerprinted, enjoy several field trips and learn about safety and how to Say No To Drugs. The girls will sell calendars, candy bars and cookies this year toward their trips. Troop members are: Michelle Luksh, Holly Gumble, Nicole Klepar, Nicole Martin, Katie Hiller, Karrie Horsfield, Nicole Abbruscato, Anita Brennan, Sara Getz, Courtney Goodrich, Amanda Gogates and Vanessa Gogates.

30 Years Ago – 1984

A teen Appreciation Pizza Party was recently held at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, to honor 35 junior volunteers who completed their summer volunteer program. A total of 610 hours were contributed by assisting in the activities department, transportation of residents, friendly visiting, mail delivery and dining rooms. Participants included Susan Ryan, Theodora Higgins, Tracey Phillips, Michaelene Higgins, Stacy Kile, Debbie Redzensky, Nancy Sue Stair, Donna Compton, Missy Compton, Holly Banks, Anne Marie Dowd, Kelly Ann Solinski, Shari Oney, Lori Niedzwiecki, Krissy Preece, Tracy Banks, Rene Barbacci, Jennifer Besecker, Christina Bulford, Scott Bushkar, Amy Gilbert, Laura Hayer, Jill Hockenberry, Kelly Jakoboski, Peggy Kasmark, Leslie Levix, Sabrina Major, Nancy Niedzwiecki, Dina Pomrinke, Donna Roman, Seth Roskos, Steve Roskos, Cheri Smith, Diane Smith and Tara Tondora.

Ninth grade students at Dallas Junior High School are participating in a stock purchase program. The Consumer Education students, under the direction of their teacher, John Bancala, recently purchased 100 shares of stock in a corporation. Student representatives in the program include Jeff Fiergang, Patrick Russin, Mark Stella, Kathy Lear, Louis Kaskey, Michael Shutlock, Michael Brown and Andrew Tuck.

40 Years Ago – 1974

Charles James Memorial Assembly 144, Order of the rainbow for Girls, installed Jayne Ann McGough as worthy advisor for the ensuing term. Jayne is a junior at Dallas High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McGough, Fernbrook.

Back Mountain branch of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will hold a cocktail party and White Elephant Sale at their October meeting. Mrs. John Konsavage, chairman of the cocktail party, was assisted by Mrs. Leonard Graboskie, Mrs. Adam Hozempa, Mrs. John Thompson, Mrs. Paul Menapace, Mrs. William Purcell, Mrs. Michael Yozviak, Mary Weir, Jessica Thomas, Tillie Loveland and Mrs. Joseph Yenason.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Joseph W. Park, Lehman, teacher, benefactor and community minded citizen was the recipient last evening of the Man of the Year Award given by the Dallas Interservice Club Council. The annual award to a local citizen for outstanding community contribution was bestowed on Mr. Park at a dinner held at a dinner held at Irem temple Country Club by Dallas Rotary, Kiwanis and lions Clubs.

Miss Barbara Hopkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Hopkins of West Dallas, was honored at a lovely ceremony given by her fellow members at the recent meeting of the rainbow Girls. She was given a bouquet of flowers and a charm bracelet. Miss Hopkins, who has been active in rainbow for the past five years, was recently appointed to the office of Grand Fidelity at Grand Assembly and will serve as that state officer for the coming year.

Men’s Brotherhood of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will serve a Roast beef Dinner next Saturday evening. Nelson Williams, president, has appointed Fred Templin and Ted Woolbert as chairman and cochairman. Charles Sieber will head the waiters and Carl Hirner will be chief cook.

60 Years Ago – 1954

Catholic Daughters of America, Court Our Lady of Fatima, 1478, Back Mountain Region, will hold a fashion show and tea, Wednesday night at 8 in St. Therese’s Auditorium, Shavertown. Fashions will be presented by Lazarus Department Store. Along with the ten adult models, the following youngsters will take the stage: Karen Anne Brown, Mary Beth Garey, Jeri Jordan, Nancy Jackson, Peggy Houlihan, Eileen Schaller, Barbara Beaner, Mary Lou Daley and Betsy Johnson.

Dallas Woman’s Club Value Shop opened Friday, with a banner crowd in attendance. Tea was served to customers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sales reached an all-time high for one day, with many women seizing the opportunity to outfit their children for cold weather at small expense. Mrs. Alva Eggleston and Mrs. Wesley Himmler were co-chairmen of the tea, assisted by Mrs. Boyd White, Mrs. Ralph hillock, Mrs. Ted Common, Mrs. Verne Groff and Mrs. Raymond Elston.

70 Years Ago – 1944

Annual Harvest Festival of Vernon Grange will be held tonight in the Grange Hall at Centermoreland. After a brief entertainment, refreshments will be sold and the produce which has been donated by members will be auctioned by Berne Adams and George Schoonover.

Dallas Woman’s Club will conduct a rummage sale at Main Street, Luzerne, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Anyone having rummage should contact Mesdames Arthur Culver, James Huston, Robert Bodycomb, Nelson Thompson, Vincent McGuire, Ross Lewin, Howard Woolbert, Ed Hartman or A.C. Dick.

W.S.C.S. of East Dallas Methodist Church will serve their annual chicken supper in the church next Wednesday. Committee: Mrs. Ben Brace, dining room; Mrs. Irene Moore and Mrs. Katie Wilson, kitchen.

The Dallas Post is 125 years old. Information for “Only Yesterday” is printed exactly as it appeared originally.

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