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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Summit Hill

Democrats elect

Nathan Halenar was elected president of the Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Summit Hill, during a reorganizational meeting held last week in the Summit Hill Borough Hall. He succeeds Robin McArdle.

Other officers are Robert Crampsie, vice president; Alice Kane, secretary; and Joseph O'Gurek Jr., treasurer.

The club will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the borough hall. The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 17.

Scripture sharing

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All night party

meeting

There will be a meeting for the parents of the Jim Thorpe Class of 2011 at 7 p.m., Jan. 20, in the Commons at Jim Thorpe High School.

Plans for the all night party will be discussed at that time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

St. Matthew's youth group

If you are, or know, a teen between the ages of 12-18, consider joining the St. Matthew's UCC youth group.

They meet every Friday night from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and lots of fun is in store.

Norman Burger and his wife, Amy, will be supervising the youth group.

Historical Society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building. You are invited to join them. They're asking all who attend to bring an unusual or antique item for a "Show and Tell" time.

Friday, January 14, 2011

JROTC

The Panther Valley High School's JROTC will hold a meting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. in the JROTC classroom.

Parents are welcome to these meetings.

Summit Hill

Methodist Charge

The schedule of services for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, Jan. 16, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church. The Rev. Burgess Gordon, pastor, will officiate at both services.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met last week at the home of Cathy Santee. Pam Stump, a visitor from Florida, provided pizza prior to the business meeting.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Troop 109

Boy Scout Troop 109 in Saylorsburg invites boys ages of 10-18 to speak with troop leadership and spend some time with the troop. The Scoutmaster, Robert Facella, was awarded the 2010 Leader of the Year Award, presented by the Pocono District at a Roundtable meeting.

He was nominated by his former troop for his leadership excellence, dedication to the Boy Scouts of America principles, the Boy Scout Oath, and Scout Law.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Young at Heart Seniors

Young at Heart Seniors will meet in the Polk Township Fire Company meeting room on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. They will have a speaker from the Monroe County Transit Authority (Pony).

Dessert and hot drinks will be provided after the meeting. Members are urged to bring a can or package of nonperishable food for the food bank. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Camille DeSando at (570) 972-4424.

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Looking good

The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Carbon/Tamaqua Unit Office, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

The session is free and open to all local female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.

During the session, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Democratic club

The Nesquehoning Democratic Club will hold a meeting on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Lions Club building.

All interested Democrats are invited to discuss various positions on the ballot for the upcoming primary election on May 17. Refreshments will be served.

Woman's club

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold their monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Lehighton V.F.W.