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Slain Deputy Honored by Golf Tournament

Amy Knott of Towanda and Jeannie Williams of Canton, criminal justice majors at Lackawanna College-Towanda Center, were awarded scholarships on July 14th in honor of Deputy Sheriff Mike VanKuren who lost his life in the line of duty. Mike was a student at the Towanda Center at the time of his death and was majoring in criminal justice. He was an inspiration and encouragement to his classmates, family and co-workers. This year's golf tournament held at the Towanda Country Club was held in memory of Officer VanKuren.

Even though the tournament was delayed by rain for an hour, it was completed successfully and on time. Drenched from the rain, the hardy golfers returned to the greens to compete for prizes and awards donated by many area businesses and sponsors. The following is a complete listing of the tournament results:

First place winners representing Penelec with a score of 54 were Jody Place, Troy Ritchey, Bob Fuller and Greg Murrelle. Each received $100 gift certificates. Second place winners representing Osram Sylvania with a score of 62 were John Leljedal, Tom Snyder, Cindy Robinson and Dale Benjamin. Each received $75 gift certificates. Third place winners representing Gilmartin Associates of Scranton with a score of 63 were Ed Gilmartin, Jerry Langan, Bob McCarthy and Nick Spryn. Each received $50 gift certificates.

Other winners on the day were: Closest to pin, Brian Leljedal and Dennis Cote; Longest drive, Kim Mecca and Tom Snyder; Closest to the line, Dennis Cote, Val Morningstar, Brent Raupers and Bob Fuller.

The Skins game was won by Jody Place, Troy Ritchey, Bob Fuller, Greg Murrelle, John Leljedal, Tom Snyder, Cindy Robinson and Dale Benjamin.

Director Joyce Kerrick and the staff of Lackawanna College would like to thank all the golfers who participated in supporting the tournament. Proceeds go to worthy students in the form of scholarships with all money received staying at the Towanda Center.

The staff at the Towanda Center also wishes to thank the following hole sponsors: Ransom's Travel, Kilmer Insurance. Towanda Creek Animal Hospital, Robert Hugo State Farm Insurance, First Citizens National Bank, Taylor Excel, Bradco Supply, Walsh Insurance, O'Malley and Langan Law Offices, Towanda Metadyne, Inc., First National Bank of Canton, Hurley's Supermarket, Sherwood Groves Auto, The Sullivan Review, Claverack REC, Visions Federal Credit Union, The Daily Review, Peoples State Bank and Joanne Kizer Real Estate.

Team Sponsors were Osram Sylvania, Penelec, Lackawanna College, Jon Myers CFP, CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc., WHGL/Wiggle 100, Bradford County Boys, Citizens and Northern Bank, Towanda Iron and Metal, Abrams and Agnellino Attorneys at Law and Gilmartin Associates.

Prizes were provided by Bonanza, Bradford County Regional Arts Council, Character Cuts Salon, Chamber Choice Health Plans, CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc., Fitzpatrick and Lambert, Flynn Beverage, Jack and Pearl Fox, Joyce and Ralph Kerrick, Krause Enterprises, Lackawanna College Athletic Department, Lackawanna College-Towanda Center, Janet Lewis (County Commissioner), Northern Tier Bruins, Drs. Fred and Robert Place, Karen Potter, Studio One Salon and Day Spa, Taylor Excel, Towanda Country Club, United States Navy and United States Army.

The Towanda Center offers special thanks to the Towanda Country Club and staff for their assistance in making the tournament a success.

Dushore Lions Golf Tournament

The Dushore Lions Club will hold its 21st annual golf scramble on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Eagles Mere Country Club.

Tee time for the event is slated for 1 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m.

The field is limited to the first 120 golfers.

Play is a team scramble format with a shotgun start.

Team prizes will be presented for low net and low gross.

Special individual prizes will be awarded for closest to pin on No. 4, 9, 12 and 16, pro's gambit on No. 12, men's long drive on No. 18 and ladies' long drive on No. 18.

Fees are $88 per person which includes green fee, cart, filet mignon and seafood buffet dinner, prizes and tip; $65 for Eagles Mere golf members and $30 for spouse or player's date for dinner only. All prices include a $10 donation to the Lions Club and $10 toward prizes.

There will be a soup and sandwich buffet beginning at 11:30 a.m. prior to the start of play. The fee for the lunch buffet is $10.

For more information contact P. Dean Homer, Dushore Lions Club treasurer at (570) 928-8932 or by email at pdh@epix.net.

All entries must be returned by Sept. 21 to P. Dean Homer, P.O. Box 1, Dushore, PA 18614-0001.

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