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    Sunday, November 25, 2012
THE DALLAS POST
PAGE 5
Misericordia University’s “The
Voices Project: Disability,” a poi-
gnant staged reading of memoirs
that promotes understanding
and examines the stereotypes:
and prejudices faced by those liv-
ing with disabilities, debuted on
WVIA-TV on Now. 19.
The television program will be
rebroadcast at 3 p.m. today, Nov.
25 and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec.
10 at 7 p.m.
The hourlong program is
based on interviews done by stu-
dents in the Introduction to Psy-
chology class of Associate Profes-
sor Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D.
The freshmen interviewed a
cross section of community
members and their families
about living with disabilities
such as deafness, blindness,
dwarfism, spinal cord injury,
stroke, stuttering, spina bifida,
cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis,
and others.
The students then wrote mem-
zs ;
Misericordia University's ‘The Voices Project’ will be rebroadcast on WVIA-TV today, Nov. 25 and Monday, Dec. 10. Presenters are,
from left, first row, Erika Funke, Kimmie Wrazien, Joe Domenic DeMuro, Paige Balitski, Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., associate professor of
psychology, Misericordia University; Margaret Walther, Jonathan Simpson, Aimee DiLucido, and Amy Lahart. Second row, Walter
Mitchell, Roya Fahmy, Eric Lutz, Kathryn Priestash, Kit Foley, Rory Giovannucci, Jillian Puhalla, Sharon Quinn, Scott Woolnough and
Bob Balitski.
oirs in the first person based on
each of the interviews that cap-
tured how having a disability or disability has affected their lives.
having a family member with a
A faculty writing team took the
students’ stories and integrated
them into a staged reading that
dlisericordia’s ‘Voices project will air on WVIATY
was originally read aloud on
April 26 at Misericordia Universi-
ty. A presentation in the Sordoni
High Definition Theater was re-
corded by WVIA for radio and tel-
evision broadcast.
The presenters for the pro-
gram, in addition to Dr. Nord-
strom, included Erika Funke,
WVIA; Misericordia faculty and
staff members Kit Foley, Amy La-
hart, Roya Fahmy and Scott
Woolnough and student Aimee
DiLucido; and community mem-
bers Jason Sherry, Ellen O’Brien
Sherry, Walter Mitchell, Jillian
Puhalla, Kerry Brazen, Rory Gio-
vannucci, Paige Balitski, Bob Ba-
litski, Eric Lutz, Kimmie Wrazie,
Dave Piehota, Margaret Walther,
Keith Williams, Joe Domenic De-
Muro, Kathryn Priestash, Sharon
Quinn and Jonathan Simpson.
For more information about
The Voices Project at Misericor-
dia University, call Dr. Nord-
strom at 674-8008.
OBITUARIES
| MOOREHEAD - Alma E.,
93, of Franklin Township,
died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012,
at Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Hospital.
She was born in Elysburg
and was a graduate of Mt.
Carmel High School. She was
a war bride and worked in a
defense plant during World
War II.
She was in retail sales with
area businesses and last em-
ployed with Joanne Fabrics
before retiring.
She was a member of St.
Francis Cabrini Church.
Nirviving are a son, James,
klin Township; daughter,
Rosemary Moorehead, York;
three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations to The
Greater Wyoming Valley Au-
dubon Society at www.grwyo-
valas.org.
POST - Robert E., 86, of
Dallas, died Friday, Nov. 9,
2012 at the Celtic Health
Care Hospice Inpatient Unit
SENIOR MENU
nior Citizens Centers
sored by the Area Agency
on Aging for Luzerne and
Wyoming Counties offer hot
noon meals Monday through
Friday to people 60 years of
age or older. Donations from
participants are gratefully ac-
cepted and needed in order to
expand this program.
The following is the menu
for the week of Nov. 26:
MONDAY: Beef stew, car-
rots, potatoes, whole wheat
bread, noodles, pineapple
juice, sherbet, margarine,
milk and coffee.
TUESDAY: Baked ham, li-
ma beans, roasted potatoes,
whole wheat dinner roll,
cheesecake with pineapple
topping, margarine, milk and
coffee.
WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf,
gravy, mashed potatoes,
mixed vegetables, whole
wheat dinner roll, pear bread
pudding, margarine, milk and
coffee.
THURSDAY: Roast pork,
gravy, rye bread, peas and
pearl onions, bread stuffing,
orange juice, apple cobbler,
margarine, milk and coffee.
FRIDAY: Grilled chicken
sandwich, Craisin spinach sal-
ad with dressing, lentil soup,
crackers, whole wheat sand-
wich roll, vanilla pudding
brown parfait, margarine,
milk and coffee.
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Barre.
He was born in Wilkes-
Barre, was a graduate of Ha-
nover High School, class of
1943, and attended the Phila-
delphia School of Pharmacy,
where he earned certification
as a Pharmacy Apprentice.
He then joined the Navy
and served during World War
II as a Certified Hospital Ap-
prentice 1st Class.
After the war, he attended
the Wyoming Seminary Dean
School of Business and gradu-
ated in 1946.
In 1946, he joined his fam-
ily’s business, J. B. Post Coal
and Ice Company.
In later years, he was own-
er and operator of Leasing
Associates, a partner in Com-
puterized Mail Services and
owner and operator of Inca
Company, a manufacturer of
specialty concrete products.
He was a mason, member
of the Irem Temple, Dallas,
and the Royal Order of Jest-
ers.
He was a past president of
the Westmoreland Club, a
member of the Wyoming Val-
ley Country Club and the
Huntsville Country Club.
He was a past president and
long-time board member of
the Association for the Blind.
He was a key developer of
United Rehabilitation Servic-
es and served as a board
member of Penn State,
Wilkes-Barre Campus.
He was a former mayor of
Dallas Borough and served on
the borough council for many
years.
Surviving are a son, Robert
E. Jr, Plains Township;
daughters, Deborah P. Ste-
vens, Potomac, Md.; Cynthia
Post Mitchell, Dallas; 11
grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; two nephews.
Memorial donations to the
Post Scholarship Fund, C/O
Penn State, Wilkes-Barre
Campus, Old Route 115, P.O.
Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627.
STRUTKO - Leona P., 95, of
Dallas, died Thursday, Nov.
15, 2012, at her home.
She was born in Larksville
and was a 1935 graduate of
Larksville High School, at-
taining perfect attendance.
She worked at Keystone
Garment in Edwardsville and
later was a housekeeper for
St. Ignatius Church.
She was involved with the
Mothers’ Club at West Side
Central Catholic High School,
especially with fundraising
for the library and to help the
football team to get started.
She also volunteered as a
cafeteria worker.
She was a member of Gate
of Heaven Church, Dallas.
Surviving are her son, An-
drew Joseph, Harveys Lake;
her daughter, Marilyn Gabel,
Dallas; seven grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; sis-
ter, Theresa Evans, Edwards-
ville; nieces and nephews.
‘Wonderful Life’ at Music Box
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live
Radio Play,” based on the Frank
Capra film and adapted for the
stage by Joe Landry, runs
through Dec. 16 at the Music
Box Dinner Theater, 196
Hughes St., Swoyersville..
It’s December 24, 1946 in Stu-
dio A at WCYG Radio and a cast
of actors are preparing to pre-
sent “It’s a Wonderful Life” live
to their listening audience.
This ensemble of characters
recreates the story of George
Bailey, a young man whose
dreams of traveling the world
are thwarted by his sense of re-
sponsibility to the family busi-
ness. Down on his luck, George
contemplates throwing his life
away when he is visited by Clar-
ence, a guardian angel, who
shows George what the world
would be like had he never been
born.
A Christmas concert will fol-
low the play.
The cast features Music Box
regulars, including Scott Colin
as George Bailey, Doyle Ter-
rance as Mr. Potter, Anjannette
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Karl Kleist, left, and Ted Anderson rehearse their roles in the
Music Box Players’ rendition of ‘It's a Wonderful Life.’
Elizabeth as Mary Bailey and
Ted Anderson as Clarence the
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Rounding out the cast in a va-
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