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20 YEARS AGO - 1993

Two Dallas students recently learned that their entries last year in a drug and alcohol awareness poster contest sponsored by the Drug and Alcohol Administration of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board were among six posters featured on a calendar distributed statewide. Anna Lloyd’s entry from Dallas Elementary School encouraged people to “Get high on life.” John Shaskas Jr. from Westmoreland School entitled his winning entry, “Alcohol tears people apart.”

Dallas Area Federated Women’s Club inducted two new members at their meeting last week. Welcomed to the club by Mary Perugino, membership chairman, were Carol Mayeski and Tina Richards.

Lake-Lehman High School students Jennifer Booth and Jeffrey Gold were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The senior students were honored for their outstanding performance on the 1992 PSAT/NMSQT, which places them in the top five percent of more than one million students who entered the 1993 Merit Program by taking the qualifying test.

30 YEARS AGO - 1983

The students of Gate of Heaven School recently participated in their annual Gertrude Hawk Easter Candy sale. First prize was one by Marla Ann Sholtis. Kristin Elechko was second, Michael Paraschek was third, and Tara Jones came in fourth.

Microcomputers have entered Dallas Township Elementary School with a boom through the combined efforts of P.T.O., parents and friends. The school is the only elementary school in the Dallas district to have computers. Some of the first students to try out the new computers were Tracy Stahl, Howard Post, Chris Kurchinski and Jason Prokopchak.

Local basketball sharpshooters recently received trophies for their efforts in the recent Rotary Basketball Shootout. Awardees included Paul Catrombone, Lee Wagner, Joe Phillips, Eric May and Todd Krupa.

40 YEARS AGO - 1973

Cub Pack 132, Dallas, recently held their annual Pinewood Derby at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. First place in the race was won by Frank Michael and second by David Smith.

The Dallas Woman’s Club will hold a Salad Luncheon and Fashion Show on April 25 at the Shavertown United Methodist Church. The Marilyn Gauntlett Modeling Agency will provide models for fashions by Bergman’s. Mr. Robert Maturi has been named chairman and Mrs. L.L. Richardson, co-chairman. They will be assisted by the following committee: Mrs. Leonard Cowett, Mrs. Sheldon Evans, Mrs. James Huston, Mrs. Daniel Richards, Mrs. Raymond Flick, Mrs. Michael Yozviak, Mrs. William Schilling and Mrs. Marvin Carkhuff.

The following students were winners in the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club Senior High Art Contest: Raelene Daring, first prize; George Otto, second prize; Ruth Daley, third prize; Lynn Peterson, Cynthia Beline and Rich Ricards, honorable mention.

50 YEARS AGO - 1963

Fun Night for benefit of Lake-Lehman Band and Athletic Banquet is scheduled for Friday night at Lake-Lehman High School. First attraction is a basketball game between PTA and faculty, followed by games between eighth and ninth, tenth and eleventh grade teams. There will be a wrestling demonstration. Dancing will follow the games. Harry Swepston Jr. is chairman.

Thirty-ninth annual banquet of Dallas Chapter No. 396 Order of Eastern Star, honoring the Worthy matron, Mrs. Betty Meeker, will be at the Irem Temple Country club this Friday. Mrs. Evelyn Smith and Mrs. Mildred Bronson, chairmen, are being assisted by Bethia King, Elsie Jolley, Dorothy Dodson, Myrtle Rineman, Gertrude Davies, Elma Price, Oce Beryl Austin, Mildred Lutes and Virginia Swanson.

60 YEARS AGO - 1953

Altar and Rosary Society of Saint Therese’s Church will hold a card party in the church auditorium on the evening of April 29. Mrs. Willard Garey is chairman assisted by Mrs. Algert Antanaitis and Mrs. Clinton Johnson, tickets; Mrs. J.H. Gabel and Mrs. Jacob Beline, baked goods; Mrs. Paul Laux, prizes; Mrs. James Simon, door prizes; Mrs. Edward Jackson, publicity, Mrs. Albert Pesavento and Mrs. Edward Miller, candy; Mrs. Philip Coniglio and Mrs. Paul Laux, refreshments; and Mrs. John Stenger Jr., door.

Plans for a Mother’s Day breakfast to be held at the American Legion Home, Dallas, were perfected at the monthly meeting of Gate of Heaven Holy Name Society. Robert Laux, president, presided and appointed the following committees: Rev. Francis Kane, honorary chairman, assisted by Jack Donahue, general chairman; program, James Duffy and John Bush. Paul Monahan will be in charge of publicity.

70 YEARS AGO - 1943

A special Lenten Musical arranged by the Senior, Junior and chancel choirs will be presented at the evening service of Dallas Methodist Church on April 18. Mrs. Raymond B. Wall Sr. will be guest soloist; Mrs. Wesley Oliver, pianist and Lewis LeGrand, violinist.

Mrs. Peter Berry entertained members of her card club at the home of Mrs. Grant Shaner of Parrish Street last Wednesday. Guests were Mrs. Sterling Meade, Mrs. Charles Stookey, Mrs. William Wilson, Mrs. Edwin Nelson and Mrs. Clifford Ide.

Members of the Dallas Rotary entertained their wives and friends at their annual Charter Night dinner and dance at Lundy’s last evening. An informal program and music for dancing were enjoyed. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warriner, Mr. and Mrs. John Nicholson, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Dick, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bodycomb, Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt Garinger, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Yeisley, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jurchak, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hallock, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eck, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sutch, Mr. and Mrs. John Durbin, Mr. and Mrs. James Huston, Miss Jean Rockefeller, Miss Marion Veitch, Dr. J.W. Ehrhart, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Kingsley, Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Lanyon and Mr. and Mrs. George Metz.

The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.

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