Standard-Speaker from Hazleton, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1976 · Page 20
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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Friday, June 11, 1976
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20 Hizleton Standird-Speaker, Friday, June 11, 1976 1 . if. Ta .v4(' .. ,:r I t H 4. Si. 1 . ' , r . . r i t 5U Debra Lee Future Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gelatko, 117 E. Maple St., Tresckow, announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine, to Randy Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hoffman, 218 E. Green St., West Hazleton. No date has been set for the wedding. Miss Gelatko is a senior at West Hazleton High School, and attends classes at the Hazleton Area Vocational-Technical School. She is employed at the Presbyterian Home. Mr. Hoffman is a 1973 graduate of Hazleton High School and the Hazleton Area Vocational-Technical School. He is employed by Stephen Fidishin, contractor. Engagement told Ck J J Kathleen M. Fulk Muhlenberg grad Elizabeth Bernecker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George K. Bernecker, Allen-town, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in French and political science from Muhlenberg College, Allen-town, at its commencement exercises. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Steve Havrilla Sr., 541 Arthur St., this city, and of the late Police Chief Havrilla. Her mother is the former Betty Jane Havrilla, R.N. In September, Miss Bernecker will enter Lehigh University, Bethlehem, to study toward a master's degree in government Her grandmother attended the May commencement exercises. SWAP project set The Hazleton Young Women's Christian Association will conduct its Summer with a Purpose Program beginning June 21. The sessions will be held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. SWAP is a recreation and learning experience for boys and girls entering Grades 1 through 6 and has been designed for those families in which the parents work and daily supervision is needed for the children. Daily activities include swimming instruction by a certified Red Cross instructor, recreational swims, creative crafts outdoor activities, "5 . Keenapple bride Mr. and Mrs. James N. Fulk Sr., Freeland RD 1, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Marie, to John R. Stefanik Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stefanik Sr., 83 Main St., Upper Lehigh. The wedding is planned for Dec. 4. Miss Fulk is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, class of 1974, and is employed as a legal secretary for the law firm of Feldmann and Ciotola, this city. Mr. Stefanik, a 1974 alumnus of Freeland High School, is employed as a welder for Garland Commercial Industries, Inc., Freeland. Elizabeth Bernecker games in the gymnasium, field trips and special projects. Responsible adults supervise all of the children's activities. Nine one-week sessions are planned, and registrations currently are being accepted at the YWCA, 75 S. Church St The dates for SWAP are June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 8-9, July 12-18, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 14, Aug. 8-13 and Aug. 18-20. Each child participating in the program should take a bathing suit, cap, towel and a sack lunch. Comfortable clothing should be worn and a sweater taken for cooler weather. Betrothed Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Keenapple, Star Route, White Haven, announce the engagement of their daughter, Debra Lee, to Joseph Lachette Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lachette, East Side Boro, White Haven. Miss Keenapple is a 1973 graduate of Crestwood High School and of Bradford Beauty Academy, Wilkes-Barre. She is employed at Milady's Beauty Salon and Boutique, this city. Mr. Lachette is a 1970 graduate of Weatherly High School, and is employed by Blakeslee Homes, Mount Pocono. Catherine Gelatko Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Please don't think I am some kind of kook, because I'm not. I am an attractive 24-year-old, level-headed southern girl who would like to know if there is a way I can get a date with Elvis Presley without having any big connections. I am not a screaming fan who has all his records and would attack him on sight. In fact, 1 have none of his records, but I have attended some of his concerts, and I do love the way he sings. I know there must be at least five million other girls who would like to date him, and he has to date someone, so why not me? I honestly believe I could show him a good time. Please print this and maybe, just maybe, Elvis will realize that he might be missing the chance of a lifetime if he doesn't meet me. Keep my name and phone number, Abby, but don't publish it. If Elvis wants it, he can get in touch with me through you. Sign me... WAITING FOR ELVIS IN LOUISIANA DEAR WAITING: You deserve an "E" for effort and a 'T" for trying. (Also a "C" for chutzpah.) I'll keep your name and number. Okay, Elvis, it's your move. DEAR ABBY: The other evening I telephoned a very good restaurant to reserve a table for dinner. When my reservation was confirmed, I was told that the gentlemen were expected to wear neckties and jackets. Considering myself a gentleman, and having every intention of wearing a tie and jacket, I was a bit miffed. Why, I wonder, didn't they specify what the LADIES were expected to wear? Isn't that discrimination? FOR EQUAL RIGHTS DEAR FOR: Now that you point it out, it is. But I suppose the line must be drawn somewhere, or some males will show up in tank tops or bare from their Bermuda shorts upward, which is not very appetizing. The squeaking wheel gets the grease so squeak a little as a matter of principle. DEAR ABBY: I wish you would settle a difference of opinion that has caused much resentment and hard feelings in our family. My daughter-in-law, who lives quite a distance away, spends her vacation visiting my home. When she is here, she feels that the relatives who live in town should contact her and make an effort to see her. On the other hand, the relatives who live here feel that my daughter-in-law should call THEM to say that she's in town and would like to see them. Who should do the calling? IN THE MIDDLE DEAR IN: The visitor should call those whom she wants to see. But since she is always your houseguest, you could easily solve the problem by inviting all the relatives over for a gathering of the clan. DEAR ABBY: You don't waste words, so I won't either. Do you believe in luck? BERNIE DEAR BERNIE: Certainly. How else could one explain the success of his enemies? Everyone has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, L.A., Calif. 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. Anniversaries Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fetchko, 105 Stankevich St, West Hazleton, fourth, Thursday. The couple has one son, Christopher. Mrs. Fetchko was the former Shirley Depretis. Mr. and Mrs. Terry Woodr-ing, 19 W. Chapel St, 10th, today. Tbey have one daughter, Denise. Mrs. Wood ring is the former Louise Mafweeha. wJr ,4 Birthdays Mrs. Gene Pancheri, 9 E. But-tonwood St, today. Linda Atherholt, daughter of Mrs. Carol Brogan, 157 S. Bennett Court, 11th, Wednesday. Krista Marie Gallagher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gallagher, West Hazleton, fourth on Thursday. Engaged Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Toth, 111 Broad St., Beaver Meadows, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Marie, to Mark Michael Moyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Moyer, Dippel Manor. The wedding is planned for April 30, 1977. Miss Toth is a 1972 graduate of Hazleton High School, and a 1974 graduate of the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing, Danville. She is attending Pennsylvania State University at University Park. Mr. Moyer is a 1972 graduate of West Hazleton High School and is employed by the PP&L Co. at Hometown. Junior Girl Scout Troop 233, West Hazleton, will have a cookout Monday at 6 p.m. at the home of Mrs. John Rooney, leader, 175 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton. The event will replace the regular meeting and, in case of rain, will take place Tuesday at the same time. A special permission slip is required for the cookout, and all mothers are welcome. The girls should take pencil and paper as they will take notes about the Philadelphia trip planned for June 22. Due Monday are the signed permission slips and $2 for the trip from each scout. At this week's meeting, badges were awarded to the following: troop camper-Cheryl Leichtman, Ann Kotzer and Libby Flaim; gypsy Mary Beth Wasno; and hospitality Megan Evans, Donna Makara, Kristyn Gould and Maria Giarrizzi. Mrs. Gerry Harris, of the West Hazleton Bicentennial Committee, visited the troop and discussed the borough Bicentennial parade July 5 and the troop's participation in the event. Mrs. Rooney reported that Karen Yeager, Mary Frances DeLucca and Amy Fellin took part in the planting at the war memorial at West Hazleton High School. A meeting of the List winners of duplicate bridge games Winners of the eight-table Mitchell game played by the Hazleton Duplicate Bridge Club members and guests at the Elks Club this week were: North-South: first, Mrs. Joseph Ellis and Mrs. Ray Bloss Sr.; second, Mrs. Lloyd Minnich and Mrs. Silvio Spadafora; third, a three-way tie, Dr. Murray Dolphin and Douglas Fritz, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Vincent McNertney and Mrs. Karl Wallen; Mrs. Meyer Fields and Vincent McNertney. East-West: first, Mrs. Ben Traub and Mrs. Israel Schme-rin; second, tie, Mrs. Leonard Cerullo and Mrs. Walter O'Brien; and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sharp. The winners of the five and one-half table Howell movement game played by the Laurel Bridge Club were: first, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Kahn; second, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sharp; third, a tie, Mrs. Michael Drewniak and Mrs. .Angela Price; Mrs. Earle Mann and Mrs. DJ. Dougherty; fifth, Mrs. Meyer Fields and Mrs. Vincent McNertney. People you know Barbara A. Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wright Jr., Conyngham, was graduated with the 132nd class of Stuart Hall, Staunton, Va. She was a four-year student in the college preparatory course. In September, Miss Wright will enter the Pennsylvania State University at University Park. Carol A. Dinkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Din-kins, 707 Wayne Ave., Cape May, NJ., was graduated recently from the Academy of Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Anna Dinkins, 237 W. Broad St Miss Dinkins, who received her Army basic training at Fort McClelian, Alabama, will be stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. She is a graduate of Lower Cape May High School On the mothers followed the troop session. Women of the Moose will have installation of officers June 20 at 2 p.m. at the Moose home. A dinner will follow the ceremony and will be served to members and guests. Sue Kaprat and Rosalie Wachter are co-chairmen for the installation. This weekend, Adele Durkay will receive her cap and gown at a ceremony at Mooseheart, Chicago. Accompanying her are Dorothy Sweda, Ann Spaide, Nellie Wallace and Alice Burns. Senior Regent Alice Burns presided at the last meeting when Lorna Baker and Mary Leperi reported on the hat social. It was announced that Josephine Spaar is recuperating at home. The next meeting will be June 22. The Business Girls' Club of the Young Women's Christian Association held a dinner this week at Smith's Country Inn, New Ringgold RD 1. Tables were decorated in a Bicentennial theme. Marie Smith welcomed the members and guests, each of whom received a gift in honor of the nation's 200th birthday. The opening meditation was by Jane Chegwidden. Mrs. Lois Thomas, front left, who will retire as Butler Township School nurse, was honored at the Butler Township PTA meeting and presented with red roses by Christine Monkoski and Jeff Zalutko, kindergarten pupils. In the rear are Mrs. Joyce Steinman, left, who presented the gift from the PTA, and Mrs. Dorothy Dagostine, principal at the school. PTA honors school nurse Butler Township PTA held its last scheduled meeting of the school term when officers were elected and a gift presented to Mrs. Lois Thomas who will retire at the end of the term after having been a nurse at the Butler Township School for 28 years. The presentation of a gold charm, personally inscribed, was made by President Joyce Steinman. Mrs. Thomas also received dozen long-stemmed red roses from students, faculty and parents, presented by Jeff Zalutko and Christine Monkoski, kindergarten pupils. Jean Marie Toth calendar Following the dinner, readings were given by Dorothy Shull, Kathryn Schnabel, Alice Fisher and Blanche Miller. Gladys Esterly gave a special presentation on Bicentennial landmarks. Ruth Martin and Hilda Craig sang several old songs, and Ann Kirk led the group in singing patriotic numbers. The dinner was in charge of Gladys Esterly and Jane Chegwidden. The club will not meet in July but will have a picnic Aug. 10 at the home of Jane Chegwidden in Drums. The Ladies' Guild of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church will have a rummage sale in the church auditorium June 23 from noon to 8 p.m. and June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Helen Marciniak and Gwen Yenchick are co-chairmen for the sale. At the last meeting, the society made plans to participate in the church family picnic to be held Aug. 15 on the church grounds. The Rev. Joseph Homa, pastor, will be honorary chairman and will be assisted by Charles Sanko, general chairman, and President Dorothy Sweda, co-chairman. Committees will be appointed and final details formulated at a special meeting to be held June 30. It was reported that the Guild will have a booth featur Mrs. Steinman was elected president for a second term, and other officers named are Beth George, vice president; Joan Monkoski, secretary, and Frances Petrovich, treasurer. Mrs. Dorothy Dagostine, principal, is advisor to the group. Parents of new kindergarten pupils were welcomed and encouraged to become active members of the Butler PTA. Mrs. Steinman also reported on the current status of the proposed Butler addition. She said that Superintendent Daniel Parrell reported proper forms were hand delivered several weeks ago to 4 4 ijkbt' I ... .1 ing home-baked foods and hand-made crafts at the charity bazaar to be held in September at the Laurel Mall. Following a talk by Rev. Homa, the meeting closed with prayer. Refreshments were served by Mary Demjanish, Helen Demjanish, Agnes Bartko, Sue Fewins and Elsie Chabalko. The Ladies' Auxiliary of the East End Engine and Hose Co. will have a dinner party Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Lookout House, Hazleton-Berwick Highway. Any member wishing to attend should make reservations by telephoning Mary Anna Fink, 455-8118, by Aug. 2. The auxiliary will not meet during July and August. Hostesses for the meeting Sept. 14 will be Joyce Donovan, Mary Elaine Donovan and Mary Ferdinand. Twenty members of the Tressler Bible Class of St. Paul's United Methodist Church attended the box lunch picnic held at the home of Mrs. Samuel Roberts, Hillside Road, Conyngham. Dessert and the beverage were served by a committee consisting of Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Charles Mattice, Mrs. William Russell and Mrs. Richard James. -'4 .1 11 Harrisburg to amend the long range plan and include the additional eight rooms on the present Drums Elementary School. Butler PTA members were urged to attend the next public school board meeting June 17 at 7:30 p.m., when it is expected action will be taken on the actual construction of the addition. At the conclusion of the meeting, refreshments were served by the executive board and Mrs. Thomas was presented with a huge sheet cake commemorating ber 28 yean of service to ie school.

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