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Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Community Call for Help

A sense of community in today's economy is essential, in that there are many families going hungry. Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert, has provided West End Missions the facilities to provide meals twice a week for the hungry.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. held its 32nd Anniversary Banquet May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 48 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld provided opening remarks and the invocation. Christy Joy catered the meal.

Shirley Becker reported sending a get well card to Betty Kunkel. The afternoon included social games and fellowship.

The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Anyone 50 or older is welcome to join.

Kindergarten news

Thursday, May 19, 2011

VFW to hold meeting

VFW Post 8067 will have a special meeting at the American Legion in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

April students of the month

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul School, 307 Coal Street, Lehighton, names April Students of the Month:

Early childhood, Lauren Sheckler; preschool, Keegan Wyshosky; kindergarten, David Pignoli; first grade, Cecilia Sarnowski; second grade, Paige Loftus; third grade, Kaia Slaw; fourth grade, Zachary Andrews; fifth grade, Antonia Galasso and Kennedy Malsch; sixth grade, Alesandra Lentini; seventh grade, Isaiah Fitzsimmons; and eighth grade, Sierra Volkert.

Dial-a-Devotion

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Office closed

The Lehighton Borough Administrative and Utility Offices will be closed from 10 a.m until noon on Thursday, May 19th . Residents are encouraged to use the drop box for bill payments during this time.

Lioness Lions Club

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Harvest Café at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe. Agenda will include installation of officers for the 2011-2012 fiscal year with PDG Chris Sweeney serving as installing officer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Special Olympics annual competition

Special Olympics PA Carbon County is hosting its annual athletics competition on Saturday, May 21, at the Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium.

The competition will begin at 11 a.m. A lot of volunteers are needed to help run this event successfully. Some of the areas where volunteers are needed for are registration, scorers table, runners for scores, set-up/clean-up, measurers, timers, athlete escorts, high-fivers, equipment retrievers and so on.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sports Photo Scan-a-thon

Northern Lehigh Future Focus will publish a sports photo book later this year on Slatington/Northern Lehigh High School and select community sports teams from 1900 to the present.

As part of that effort, Future Focus has teamed up with the Slatington Library to give residents who do not want to lend their photos out, an opportunity to have them scanned onto a computer and returned immediately.

Two scan-a-thon sessions have been scheduled; the first is Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, and the second is on Monday, May 23, from 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

VFW Ladies Auxiliary meets

The regular monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning VFW Ladies Auxiliary was held May 10 at the Post Home with President Amanda Breiner presiding.

Post and auxiliary members were present at Redner's May 13-15 for the annual Buddy Poppy promotion. The 2011-2012 Poppy Queen is Olivia Dacey; members of her court are Christina Dacey, Emma Kattner and Alyssa Kattner. The Buddy Poppy King is Nicholas Ellis; his court members are Anthony Ellis, Jacob Ellis and Anthony Santore.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pocono Parkinsons

This support group will meet at 2 p.m., May 18, at the Loder Building, East Stroudsburg. A pharmacist will be the featured speaker.

For more information about this free event, call (570) 420-3746.

New Bible study

McMichaels United Methodist Church, Route 715 and White Church Road, McMichaels, is offering a new Bible study.

It intends to answer the questions about the next life based on a book discussion of The New York Times best-seller "Heaven is for Real" and a heaven Bible study guide.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sorority news

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority held its annual Founder's Day celebration April 27 at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua. Members of the Tamaqua and Pottsville chapters were in attendance. The Best Program Award was presented to Donna Sterling, Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter, for "A Taste of Chocolate." Chapter President Lori Scherfeld was named "Girl of the Year."