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Mended Hearts Garner “Good Works”

Jack Walsh, inside right, a survivor of five cardiac events, created the Mended Hearts Inc. Scranton Area Chapter 276 support group to help area residents cope with the various cardiovascular episodes that they have faced in their life. Mended Hearts Inc., established in 1996, is a volunteer organization whose members visit cardiac patients, provide information, support and encouragement, and offer advice to family caregivers. To date, the group has made 41,000 visits to some 15,000 patients. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Mr. Walsh with a Certificate of Recognition for his assistance to others...

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C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 12th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event, held on March 26, urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives...

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Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Eagle Scouts

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented proclamations to three young men from Troop 265 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. To attain the Eagle Scout rank, they completed community service projects focusing on cleaning-up the Scott Valley Cemetery, building a fire pit for the Scott Township civic center, and cleaning and planting at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, respectively...

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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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