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    Vol.121 No. 40
December 9 - 15, 2012
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School boards
are reorganized
For The Dallas Post
Both the Dallas and Lake-
Lehman School Boards held re-
organization meetings last
At the Dallas School Board
reorganization meeting on Dec.
3, Dr. Richard Coslett was
elected president, Dr. Bruce
Goeringer vice president and
Colleen Slocum assistant secre-
tary. Larry Schuler was ap-
pointed representative to the
West Side Career and Technol-
ogy Center Joint Operating
The board also heard anoth-
er report from Crabtree, Rohr-
baugh & Associates Architects
on a feasibility study being con-
ducted to determine what
steps should be taken at Dallas
entary School. The
1, built in 1972, was not
intended as a permanent build-
ing and has developed recur-
ring problems over the years.
The study is intended to give
the board a full set of options,
including renovations, partial
replacement or full replace-
ment. Another report is expect-
ed at the board’s regular meet-
ing on Dec. 10.
Mark Kornoski was reelected
president by one vote over An-
drew Salko. Walter Glogowski
was named first vice president
Dr. Kevin Carey was elect-
econd vice president. The
treasurer’s position was left to
be filled at a later meeting.
The following committee
chairpersons were appointed:
curriculum and instruction;
David Paulauskas, athletic and
activities; James Welby, build-
ings and grounds; Richard
Bombick, transportation; Ka-
ren Masters, support services;
Glogowski, finance.
Masters was appointed as
representative to the Pennsyl-
vania School Boards Associ-
ation and Glogowski was
named as an alternate. Paulaus-
kas was appointed to the Joint
Operating Committee that
runs the West Side Career and
Technology Center for a term
that runs to 2015. The JOC is
comprised of members from
the five school boards of mem-
ber districts at West Side CTC.
The board moved regular
meetings from the third Mon-
day of each month to the sec-
ond Monday of each mother.
Welby asked if three meet-
ings scheduled at the elemen-
tary schools were necessary.
He said the facilities are not the
same and that it proves an in-
convenience to set up. Superin-
tendent James McGovern said
the meetings are held at that lo-
cation to showcase the schools
to board members and make it
easer for nearby residents to at-
tend a meeting. No final deci-
sion was made.
The next meeting of the
Lake-Lehman School Board
will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17
in the high school library.
Contest is extended
PennDOT has extended the
deadline for elementary school
students to submit entries for its
aviation art contest until Wednes-
day, Dec. 19, recognizing that
Hurricane Sandy resulted in
school closings in some regions of
the state.
Sponsored by PennDOT’s Bu-
reau of Aviation, the contest en-
courages students to display their
talents and learn about aviation.
This year’s contest theme is “50
Years of American Space Flight.”
Entries will be judged in two divi-
sions: first through third grades,
and fourth and fifth grades.
There will be 22 statewide win-
ners, with one winner from each
division selected from each of
PennDOT’s 11 district offices.
Winners will receive a certificate
signed by PennDOT Secretary
Barry J. Schoch and an enlarged
copy of their entry. The students’
schools will also receive an en-
larged copy of the artwork for dis-
Artwork should be submitted
on 8.5by-11-iinch or 9-by-12-inch
paper, unframed, unmatted and
unlaminated. All work must be
done by hand (there is an excep-
tion for children with physical
Permitted formats are acrylic,
oil paint, felttip pens, indelible
ink, soft ballpoint pens, watercol-
or or crayons. Formats that are
not permitted include non-perma-
nent media such as pencil or char-
coal, computer-generated art-
work and collage work using pho-
The back of each submission
should include the students
name, teacher’s name, grade lev-
el, county and school address and
phone number. Entries will not be
returned. Winners’ schools will be
notified by telephone.
Send entries to Bureau of Avia-
tion, c/o William Sieg, 400 North
St., Harrisburg, PA 17120.
Nine-year-old Olivia Maniskas, right, and her mom Kelly, both of Dallas, look over 'World's Greated Dad’ mugs at the Dallas Elementary
School Holiday Shopping Event.
A lesson In
Dallas Post Correspondent
Dallas Elementary students
got an early start on their season-
al shopping lists during the an-
nual holiday shopping event at
the school on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Youngsters and their parents
perused the various wares and
vendors at the event, which in-
cluded items for everyone in
one’s family, from brother to god-
Olivia Maniskas, 9, of Dallas,
was browsing for gifts for her
family members with the help of
mom, Kelly.
“Im trying to find something
for my mom and dad and my sis-
ter Rachel,” she said.
Kelly Maniskas said the event
is a “great idea” because children
get to be more independent and
financially responsible while
having fun shopping.
“She has money she earns do-
ing things around the house,”
Kelly said about her daughter.
“She’s on a budget.”
Kelly said the shopping event,
which features gifts at kid-
Kelly Maniskas said the event
is a “great idea” because chil-
dren get to be more independ-
ent and financially responsible
while having fun shopping.
friendly prices, helps out when
children want to start getting in-
volved with Christmas and other
holiday shopping.
“This is great because they
don’t have to spend a lot of mon-
ey,” said Kelly. “Santa’s already
spending a lot of money.”
The Robbins family, of Dallas,
worked its way around the room,
checking out the neat little
knick-knacks the in-school store
had to offer.
“We had a basketball game and
decided to stop in to see what we
could buy for family,” said mom
Pam about the shopping check-
lists of her daughters, 9-year-old
Brooke and 7-year-old Madison.
“We like to support the school
and see the money going back in-
to the school,” Pam said.
With most items selling for un-
der $10, Pam likes the affordabil-
Seven-year-old Madison Robbins, left, of Dallas, shows potpourri
to her mom Pam and sister Brooke, 9, at the Dallas Elementary
School Holiday Shopping Event.
ity of the event while also giving
her daughters some freedom in
choosing who gets what during
the holidays.
“Mom’s got all the money to-
day,” she said. “But it’s nice to
have this. If kids go to the mall to
buy gifts, they'd be spending a
Kelly Salitis had her hands full
while following her 8-year-old
daughter, Abby, around the cafe-
The mother-daughter duo
from Dallas said they had “be-
tween 10 and 11” people to buy
for at the event, and the several
bags in Kelly’s hands meant they
were off to a good start Saturday
Kelly likes the idea of teaching
children about the value of mon-
ey at an early age because it gives
them a sense of accomplishment
and ownership.
“The earlier you can teach
them, the better,” she said.
“She’ll sweep the floor and earn
money for that. It gives them a
sense of importance, that they're
buying for others and they did it
Abby was quietly browsing the
shelves, trying to keep her gift
list as secret as possible, though
she did hint at one gift recipient’s
favorite sports team.
“Im looking for something
(with) Steelers (on it),” she said.
Nancy Ide prepares her ball for a good score at the Thursday af-
ternoon Women's Bowling League in Dallas.
Ninety-two-year-old Mary Reese, of Dallas, prepares to bowl at
the senior women's Thursday bowling league.
Thursday Girls” shine
For The Dallas Post
It's a tradition that started
more than 50 years and every
Thursday afternoon women from
the Back Mountain gather to
keep it alive.
What started in 1955 as the
Irem Temple Women’s Club has
changed its name to the Thurs-
day Girls.
A group of more than 20 senior
ladies gather at Back Mountain
Bowl each week. These ladies are
usually the only people on the
lanes so early on a weekday after-
noon, but they light up the floor
i i ali d thei
“We do have a good time,” said
Joanne Runner, one of the bow-
The bowlers range in age from
65 to 92. Mary Reese is the oldest
bowler and has been with the
See BOWLERS, Page 10
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