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DUPONT


VFW celebrates


68 years with event


The Dupont VFW Post 4909 Home Association is celebrating its 68th anniversary with a dinner dance Saturday from 7:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the post home at 401-402 Main St.


The band Millenium will play for dancers from 9 p.m. until the end of the event.


Tickets cost $28 per person and reservations can be made by calling Bob Lopata at 570-654-9104. Tickets must be purchased by Friday. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


PLAINS TWP.


The Revs. Ambrose,


Bendik to be honored


The Wyoming Valley Interfaith Council will hold its annual Citation of Distinction Award luncheon at noon Nov. 18 in The Woodlands Inn, 1073 Route 315.


This year’s honorees, receiving the Citation of Distinction, will be the Rev. Anita Ambrose and the Rev. John J. Bendik.


The award goes annually to those who are recognized as leaders in their communities for exemplifying the high ideals of human dignity, compassion and friendship.


Ambrose has been minister for the First Welsh Baptist Church in Plymouth Township for 20 years. She is also the chairperson of the Board of Campus Ministry of NEPA, a member of the ethics board of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and a member of the Visiting Nurses advisory board.


Bendik leads the Catholic Parish of St. John the Evangelist and the Care and Concern ministries, which include a free health clinic, the Greater Pittston Food Pantry, the Kids Clothes Closet and a free pediatric health clinic.

WILKES-BARRE


Crime Watch, Lions


hosting parade


The Parsons Crime Watch and the Parsons Lions Club are to host their annual Halloween Parade for children in Parsons at 4 p.m. Thursday. Participants are asked to line up at 3:30 p.m. at the park on Parkin Street. The parade will proceed along George Avenue to the park on Scott Street, where candy and prizes will be distributed. In case of rain, participants are asked to meet at 4 p.m. in the Primitive Methodist Church , 193 Austin Ave., for candy and prizes.


WILKES-BARRE


Author puts spotlight


on late Judge Rosenn


Author Mollie Marti will be the featured speaker Tuesday at the Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University.


Her topic will be “Walking with Justice: Servant Leadership Lessons from Judge Max Rosenn.” The lecture from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Marts room 214 is based on her book “Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life’s Greatest Mentors.”A book signing will follow the lecture.


Marti is an author, educator, professional speaker and former law clerk for the late Judge Rosenn of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She has written numerous academic articles and another book, “The 12 Factors of Business Success: Discover, Develop, and Leverage Your Strengths.” She serves as CEO of the Community Resiliency Project, which aims to empower communities to grow resilient youth as part of a teen-suicide awareness movement.


Her motivational speech appearances focus on the topics of business ethics, resiliency, servant leadership and community building. In addition, Marti is a practicing psychologist and adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.


The lecture series highlights current issues in education and features speakers from the educational and business community. All lectures are free and open to the public. Teachers can earn Act 48 credit for attending.


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