Guest preacher

Filling the pulpit at Effort UMC last Sunday for the Rev. Robin Fisher, who is on vacation, was the Rev. Lee Van Rensburg.

Originally from South Africa and now retired, he last served in New Jersey.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 in the district office in Brodheadsville.

School opens

School begins in the Pleasant Valley School District Monday, Aug. 27. Drivers are reminded that traffic will be heavier mornings and afternoons.

Special program

The Chestnuthill Senior Center will host a speaker on "Adult Vaccinations: What do you Need," at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29. The group will also meet on Friday, Aug. 24. The gathering time is 9 a.m. on those days.

Nominations sought

Church Women United has nomination forms available for the sixth annual Margaret Wells award. The winner will be notified and honored at CWU's Christmas meeting to be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Scotrun at noon, Saturday, Dec. 1.

Forms are available by calling Betty Campbell at (570) 629-0649. The form must be in by Sept. 24, as the voting for the honoree will be done at the Sept. 28 CWU business meeting.

Redistricting

Mike Carroll, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, spoke at the Western Pocono Lions Club meeting last week and discussed the redistricting.

Due to the first submitted plan being challenged, new districts will not become effective until the courts review what is now being proposed. As it stands, all present legislative candidates will run in the old districts. The new districts will not become reality until the 2014 election.