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The Dallas Post 01-06-2013

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Vol.121 No. 44
THE BACK MOUNTAIN'S NEWSPAPER SINCE 1889
 The
www.mydallaspost.com
An edition of The Times Leader
January6-12,2013
WILKES-BARRE, PA.
MadisonBirth,left,andBraceRootesingduringtheRossElementarySchoolkindergartenholidayprogram.Formorephotosfrom the program, please turn to page 8.
BELTINGOUTACHRISTMASCAROL
BILL TARUTIS/ FOR THE DALLAS POST
 Terri Besecker tries to wearsomething - a piece of jewelry,an article of clothing - every day to remember her daughter, Ceci-lia, who died in a car accidenton June 28, 2012.Now family, friends and com-munity members can do theirpart to keep the memory of Ce-cilia, affectionately known as“CC,” alive while helping others.A blood drive in memory of Cecilia will be held at St. There-se’s Roman Catholic Church inShavertown from noon to 6 p.m.on Thursday, Jan. 10. The blooddrive will benefit the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the AmericanRed Cross.An employee of St. Therese’sChurch, Terri said the churchhosts blood drives throughoutthe year. She thought it mightbe a good way to keep Cecilia’smemory alive.Participants, in addition tomaking an appointment withthe Red Cross, are encouragedto wear polka dots and pearls, which were staples of Cecilia’s wardrobe.“I used to call her Pearl be-cause she used to have pearls onall the time,” Terri said. “Whatkid wears pearls? But she lovedthem.” The 22-year-old Dallas HighSchool graduate was attending Indiana University of Pennsylva-nia and studying fashion mer-chandising at the time of herdeath.“She kind of set her own path with fashion,” Terri said. “Shecould put anything together and just really pulled it off.”Courtney Besecker, Cecilia’stwin sister, said Cecilia was al- ways the brave one, and sheeven attempted to give bloodonce in high school, though shehad a fever at the time and couldnot donate.“I was too much of a chickento do it,” Courtney said. Though the twins had theirdifferences - Courtney is study-
Remember ‘CC’by donating blood
By SARAH HITEDallas Post CorrespondentPeople who knew Cecilia ’CC’Besecker say she knew how tohave a good time. Besecker waskilled in an automobile accisentin June 2012. Her memory willbe kept alive at a blood driveset for Thursday.
See CC, Page 7
NineDallasHighSchoolgrad-uates, along with many other volunteers, took the opportuni-ty this Christmas season to lookbeyond their own holiday wish-es, reaching out to care for theneeds of a group of people whootherwise may not have had a merry Christmas: the homeless.Rebecca Stull and Emily Col-lins, both freshmen at TempleUniversity, gathered a group of friends, including Kaylin Rus-sell, Kelly Healey, CatherineCoslett, Dana Jolley, MorganDingle, Elizabeth Hoover andYael Chodosh to volunteer dur-ing Christmas at Camp OrchardHill. The event, now in its fourth year,ranfromDec.17to31,dur-ing which time a group of about25 homeless men were givenbedstosleepin,aplacetoshow-er,threemealsaday,recreation-al opportunities, Christmas pre-sents and friendly people with whom to share the holiday. Thecamp’s event was one stop in anongoingprogramrunbyMother TheresaShelter,asubdivisionof Catholic Social Services.Stull,Collinsandtheirfriends volunteered Dec. 27, working inthekitchen.Stullexplainedthey helped out with whatever need-ed doing, such as serving food,cleaning up and simply sitting andtalkingwiththeguests.Thegroup also volunteered during lastyear’sevent,doingthesamethings. The year before, Stulland Collins volunteered during a similar Easter event at thecamp for their senior project whentheywerejuniorsatDallasHigh School. When asked why they keepcoming back, Collins said, “We just enjoyed being around themen and doing something forthem.”Stull said the best part of the
Looking beyond their own wish lists
ELIZABETH BAUMEISTER PHOTOS/ THE DALLAS POST
Bill Ackerman, of Dallas, serves Christmas dinner to a homeless man at Camp Orchard Hill. Join-ing Ackerman are, from left, Masha Ackerman, Yuri Ackerman and Kaylin Russell.Dallas High School graduateswho volunteered their time atCamp Orchard Hill during theChristmas holiday are, fromleft, kneeling, Elizabeth Hooverand Morgan Dingle. Standing,Emily Collins, Kelly Healey,Catherine Coslett, RebeccaStull, Kaylin Russell, DanaJolley and Yael Chodosh.
DHS graduates give up partof Christmas vacationto serve homeless men.
By ELIZABETH BAUMEISTERlbaumeister@theabingtonjournal.com
See BEYOND, Page 7
Players from the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Penguins hockey team visited the Back Moun-tain Memorial Library during “Christmas with the Pen-guins” to read Christmas sto-ries to local children and pro-mote the importance of litera-cy among youth. Team mascot, Tux, camedressed in a festive Santa suit,red hat and all, shaking hands with children and the adults who accompanied them. Hedanced around and shookbells, conducting the crowd ina rendition of “Jingle Bells.” The children, as well as mostadults, joined in singing theChristmas carol to get in the
BILL TARUTIS/ FOR THE DALLAS POST
Three-year-old Ryan Crawford, of Dallas Township, receives aPenguins bobblehead from radio announcer Mike O’Brien.
Santa Tux is big hitwith kids at library
By GIA MAZURDallas Post Correspondent
See TUX, Page 7
“[The kids] get excitedto see us, but then Tuxshows up and it’s likewe’re in the background.He cracks me up,though. He’s so funny.”
Bobby Farnham
Penguins hockey player
 
PAGE 2 Sunday, January 6, 2013
T H E D A L L A S P O S T
The Dallas Post
15 NORTH MAIN STREET, WILKES-BARRE, PA 18711570-675-5211news@mydallaspost.com • FAX 570-675-3650
Display Advertising Deadline: Tuesdays at 12 noonContact Diane McGee at 970-7153The Dallas Post has a variety of advertising rates and programs.The Dallas Post satisfies most co-op ad programs and offers creative services at no charge. Combination rates withThe Abington Journal, Clarks Summit and the Sunday Dispatch, Pittston are available.Coverage Area: The Dallas Post covers theBack Mountain community which includes theDallas and Lake-Lehman School Districts. Wetry to get to as many events as possible, butstaff and space limitations make it impossibleto cover everything. If you have news aboutyour family, town or organization please sendit to us and we’ll try to get it in. Photographsare welcome. Send them two ways, by mail to15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 or bye-mail to news@mydallaspost.com. E-mail isthe best and most timely method for submis-sion. E-mailed photos should be in JPEGformat with a resolution of at least 200 dpi. Thedeadline for all copy is Tuesday at noon. priorto publication. Corrections, clarifications? TheDallas Post will correct errors of fact or clarifyany misunderstandings, call 675-5211. Havea story idea? Please call, we’d like to hearabout it. Letters: The Dallas Post prints lettersof local interest. Send letters to: Editor, TheDallas Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA18711. All letters must be signed and include adaytime phone number for verification.You can now purchase any photothat appears in The Dallas Postfrom The Times Leader photo store.Simply log onto www.timesleader.com/photostore and click on the linkfor The Dallas Post.Orders for subscriptions received byFriday at noon will begin the follow-ing week. Please inform us of dam-age or delay, call 829-5000. TheDallas Post is published weekly byImpressions Media, $20 per yearin Luzerne & Wyoming Counties(PA), $24 in NJ, NY and all otherPA counties, $27 all other states.Periodicals postage paid at Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-9996 POSTMAS-TER: Send address change to TheDallas Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
ADVERTISINGNEWSWANT A PHOTO?CIRCULATION
CROSSWORD CORNER
Puzzle answers, Page10
MONDAY,JAN.7
Dallas School District 
 The school board will hold a work session at 7p.m. in the administration building, 200 Conyng-ham Ave., Dallas Township.
Franklin Township 
 The board of supervisors will hold a regularmeetingat7p.m.attheOrangeUnitedMethodistChurch, 22934 W. Eighth St., Wyoming.
Jackson Township 
 The board of supervisors will hold a regularmeetingat6p.m.inthemunicipalbuilding,1275Huntsville Road, Jackson Township.
Kingston Township 
 The board of supervisors will hold a work ses-sion at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 180 E.Center St., Shavertown.
WEDNESDAY,JAN.9
Kingston Township 
 The board of supervisors will hold a regularmeeting at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building,180 E. Center St., Shavertown.
Lake Township 
 The board of supervisors will hold a regularmeeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 488State Route 29, Lake Township.
THURSDAY,JAN.10
Dallas Area Municipal Authority 
 The authority will hold a regular meeting at 7p.m.intheadministrationbuilding,530S.Memo-rial Highway, Shavertown.
THIS WEEK’S MEETINGS
Send items for publication in The Dallas Postto news@mydallaspost.com
Champ is a 3-year-old, neu-tered Cocker Spaniel mix. He isup-to-date on shots and housetrained. He is a great dog who wants to be your best friend and willshowyouunendingaffectiononce he knows you. He has a lotof energy and loves to run, so heneedsafenced-inyard.Hewoulddo well with a retired couple or a stay at home mom or dad whocan provide the constant com-panionship he needs.
BLUE CHIP FARMS ANIMAL REFUGE 
974 Lockville Road, Dallas
VISITING HOURS 
 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.Other hours by appointmentPhone: 333-5265Email: questions@bcfanimal-refuge.org 
Meet Champ
 
Sunday, January 6, 2013 PAGE 3
T H E D A L L A S P O S T
I
twasawinterwon-derland last week-end as Mother Na-ture came knocking,bringing the first realsnowstorm of the sea-son and dumping sev-eral inches of snow.Back Mountain resi-dents dealt with theinclement weather,some enjoying it andothers just tolerating it.
WINTER’S HERE
Mother Nature arrives, packing a one-two punchand dumping several inches of snow on our area
Dallas U. S. postal deliveryman Dave Coates cheerfully finishes his route in spite of bitter weather. Crews from R.N. Fitch and Sons keep Back Mountain shopping centers clear of snow.
CHARLOTTEBARTIZEKPHOTOS/FORTHEDALLASPOST
Three –year-old Nathan Kauwell, of Dallas, helps shovel the family driveway.Brittany and John Prater play with their dog, Miley, as the snowpiles up in their yard in Dallas.Dave Kinter, whose daughter attends Misericordia University,clears his windshield for the trip back to Tunkhannock.Megan Moore, of Franklin Street, Dallas, trudges up King Streetafter her Honda got stuck on Huntsville Road.
 The Kingston TownshipBoard of Supervisors has an-nounced the annual Christmastree collection program will beconducted from through Jan.14.Residents are asked to havetrees placed at the curbside where they will be picked upbetween the hours of 7 a.m. and3 p.m. Monday through Friday.Residents are asked to re-move plastic bags, all orna-ments, lights and stands beforeplacing trees at the curbside. The trees are mulched andthese items can damage equip-ment.Residents may also drop off trees at the composting site be-hind the Public Works Facility at 225 E. Center St.For more information, con-tact the Kingston Township Ad-ministration Office at 696-3809.
Christmas tree collection is in progress in Kingston Twp.
 The film, “What You Need toKnowaboutNaturalGasProduc-tion,”developedbyDr.TheoCol-born of The Endocrine Disrup-tionExchange,Inc.(TEDX),willbe presented to the public at 7p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 in theUnitarianUniversalistCongrega-tionofWyomingValleyChurchatMount Olivet and Church Roadsin Wyoming (Carverton) behindSt. Frances Cabrini Church, nearthe entrance to Frances SlocumState Park. To be held in conjunction withthe Gas Drilling Awareness Coa-litionofLuzerneCounty,thefilmaddresses environmental andhealthconcernsraisedbytheuseoftoxicchemicalsduringnaturalgas drilling, processing andtransportation.For directions or information,contact GDAC at 213-4950.
Film addresses many concerns of the natural gas industry

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