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Ryan Wilkes Honored For Pole Vaulting Record

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Ryan Wilkes, center, a Senior at Valley View High School, with a proclamation in recognition of his gold medal pole vault of 16 feet, which tied a record, at the EmblemHealth Hispanic Games in New York. Mr. Wilkes is currently ranked tenth in the country in his age group for pole vaulting and has won several PIAA Class AAA medals for his efforts. Ryan will pursue a degree in computer engineering in the Fall...

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The “Good Works” Of The Alzheimer’s Association

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the “Good Works” of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. The organization covers 59 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth, providing assistance via online, over the phone or in person. Last year, 2,000 Lackawanna County residents received some type of support from the association. There are over 18,000 people in Greater Scranton//Wilkes Barre with a dementia diagnosis. The organization conducts an annual walk to raise funds to underwrite its various programs, services and direct care activities...

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Lori Killino’s “Good Works” For Special Needs Children

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored Lori Killino, center, the Mid Valley football cheerleading coach for her efforts in establishing the “Pride Squad,” an area-wide cheerleading team for special needs children. The “squad” features 15 children, ranging from five to 10 years old with Down Syndrome or Autism. The youngsters participating in the program are from Mid Valley, the Abingtons, Carbondale, Lakeland, Throop, Scranton, Jefferson Township, Moscow and Wallenpaupack. The children learn the basic fundamentals of cheerleading, chants, dance routines, communication and social skills, and team bonding...

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Commissioners Recognize Tina Palochko’s “Good Works”

Tina Palochko, inside right, a Home Health Aide for Bayada Home Health Care, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of her recent assistance to an elderly resident. Ms. Palochko secured temporary space at a local motel for a 92 year-old woman who was displaced from her apartment. On her own time, Tina delivered meals to the woman, laundered clothes and handled several other matters for her...

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Senior Health Fair Supports Meals On Wheels Program

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented officials from Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania a $2,000 check, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the recent Senior Health Fair. The funds will be used for operations and the preparation and delivery of meals to the homebound of our community...

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The “Good Works” of Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance

The Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance is dedicated to serving the spiritual and physical needs of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The agency’s “Life Change Program” assists people who are dealing with crisis situations, homelessness, alcoholism, abuse and release from prison. The Mission provides hot meals five evenings a week, distributes adult clothing, hygiene products, non-perishable food and miscellaneous items for children. The organization also manages the Bethel AME cold weather shelter in Scranton. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to members of Keystone’s staff and Board...

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“The “Good Works” Of Frankie’s Voice Committee

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the outstanding civic service of Frankie’s Voice Committee, a group established to honor the memory of Dunmore native Frank Bonacci, Jr., who was tragically killed on July 20, 2013. The “Good Works” of the committee included the “Frankie’s Voice Bandana 5K run/walk this July and “Christmas in the Park,” a party at Nay Aug with candy, music, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. Proceeds from the fund raisers benefit Marley’s Mission, Children’s Advocacy Center and Frankie’s Voice...

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