Only Yesterday: Virginia Harding BeBerus of Trucksville had song published in 1948

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20 YEARS AGO — 1998

Students from Dallas Area High School captured second place in the 19th annual JETS/TEAMS competition held recently at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The aptitude competitions tested knowledge of engineering, math and science. Members of the Dallas team are: Erik Steltz, Bridget Baines, Brian Blase, Jason Vodzak, Jeff Faneck, Chad Newell, Dave Williams and Ken Hoover. The team’s coach is Len Matysczak, physics instructor at Dallas Area High School.

Juniors and seniors from Lake-Lehman gifted class recently participated in the Pennsylvania Science Olympiad regional competition. The daylong event was held at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and included 21 events measuring knowledge and application through tests, labs and student-built projects in biology, chemistry and physics. Members of the Lake-Lehman team, which has advanced to the finals, are: Michael P. Casey, Ryan Mahle, Joann White, Alison Piatt, Angela Davis, Jeff Kernag, Ben Wolfe, John Dawe, Drew Baer, Dusty Rhodes, Eric Nygren, Ken Weaver, Jon Korbeil, Tina Baigis and Dave Fine.

Cub Scouts of Pack 232, Den #1 recently visited Dallas Borough Police Department. They participated in the KID-CARE ID program and had their fingerprints and photographs taken. Participants included Ian Blaum, Keith Hizny, Alex Kish, Justin Sherin and Bryan McLaughlin.

30 YEARS AGO — 1988

First Eastern Bank is bringing the resources of business into the classroom. Consumer Education students at Dallas Junior High School are participating in Project Business, a program of Junior Achievement in which a business executive works with a class of students for a 10 week period. Ms. Maureen Wasilewski has been working with the class, instructing them in the many aspects of the banking profession. Amongst the students in the class are: Luke Chorba, Lisa McCafferty, Jamie Walsh and Melanie Langdon.

Tiger 2 Cub Pack #155’s meeting for March was held at the Trucksville Volunteer Fire Co., Carverton Road, Trucksville. Mr. Eck, the fire chief, gave a presentation in fire safety, demonstrated the equipment and explained procedures and precautions that firemen use while fighting fires. Participants are: Tim Pacewicz, Emory Ishely, Howard Stritzinger, Bryan Bachman, Jim Krispin, John Kozemko and Bill Duda.

Amy Floral & Gifts, Wilkes-Barre, and Insalaco’s, Dallas, joined together to sell 1,000 carnations at the Dallas store with proceeds to benefit the Amber Nicely Love Fund. Amber’s classmates from Dallas Elementary helped to sell the flowers. Participants included Kristen Insalaco, Melissa Howell, Segan Millington, Julie Howell and Adam Nicely.

40 YEARS AGO — 1978

Brothers Carey and Len Falcone took first place awards in the AAU Wrestling Qualifying Tournament at Dallas Senior High School Saturday afternoon. The boys will advance to the regional AAU’s at Mifflinburg next Saturday.

Students of the Sandy Beach nursery school recently toured the post office to learn about the mail service. Participants are: Eddie Shamus, Ronnie Mooney, Molly Martin, Sonja Fulton, Sherrie Newell, George Kocher, Jason Clancy, Richard Thomas, Heri Searfoss, Matthew Cadwalader and Stephen Sennett.

The cast of “Anything Goes,” musical comedy to be presented by Dallas Senior High School students, is entering its final week of preparation prior to staging the play this weekend. Musical accompaniment, under the direction of Mrs. Florence Sherwood, will be supplied by Lisa Lutsic, Lori Gaylor, Gayle Kirk, Julie Durkin and Alison Davis.

50 YEARS AGO — 1968

The 41st Anniversary of the founding of the Dallas Rotary Club was observed on Thursday at Irem Temple Country Club. President Carl Henderson was the toastmaster. The highlight of the program was the comments by Jack Stanley as he gave the past history of the Rotarian who was honored. After he told that this Rotarian once wrestled two men at the same time, everyone knew it could only be Red Ambrose.

The Sixteenth Annual Antique Show and Sale given by the Women of Prince of Peace Church, Dallas, will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday April 30 and May 1 in the parish hall. This year’s show will feature exhibits by twelve dealers from Pennsylvania and New York. Planning committee members are: Mrs. Peter Arnaud, Mrs. John Grant, Mrs. Walter Kozemchak, Mrs. John Prater and Mrs. George Thomas.

60 YEARS AGO — 1958

Winner of Barton’s Wayside Furniture first prize in the Easter coloring contest, was Eunice Oney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Oney of Harveys Lake, who was awarded a beautiful RCA portable record player in the twelve-year-old competition. In the eleven and twelve year- old class, the huge chocolate rabbit went to Linda Gail Davies. Carol Ann King got top honors in the eight and nine year-old class, with a mammoth chocolate fruit and nut egg as an award.

Mrs. Ralph Welsh, Idetown, entertained at an Easter tea on Thursday afternoon, assisted by Mrs. Loren Keller and Mrs. Raymond Walters. Musical selections were given by a trio composed of Mrs. John Mahle, Mrs. William Calkins and Mrs. Harold Dymond, accompanied by Mrs. Keller.

70 YEARS AGO — 1948

“Don’t Say Goodbye, Say So Long!” is the title of a new song written by Mrs. Virginia Harding BeBerus of Trucksville and published by the LaMarre Music Company of Canton, Ohio. Pat Finley of Plymouth wrote the music. It was broadcast for the first time this week over station WBAX with Jerry Lemo doing the vocal and Bob Allen playing the organ accompaniment. “Dusk and Perfume” is the title of a second composition which will be published shortly by Mrs. BeBerus.

An old and new hat show will be the feature if the meeting of Dallas Junior Woman’s Club Tuesday night at Lundy’s. Mrs. Alva Eggleston, first vice-president is in charge. Models will be: Lois London, Janet Nash, Eleanor Montross, Audrey Rogers, Adria Jones, Betty Varker, Roberta Yeisley, Julia Richards, Bettyanne Clark and Alice Stevens.

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Compiled by Kim Rollman

For Dallas Post

The Dallas Post is 130 years old. Information appearing here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.

The Dallas Post is 130 years old. Information appearing here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.