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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bloodmobile

An American Red Cross Bloodmobile held March 30 collected a total of 49 units of the "gift of life," held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center on West Broad Street.

Multi-gallon pins were awarded to Wendy Shlanta, two gallons, and Carl Heisler, 10 gallons.

Volunteers included Jack Quinn, Bob Zeplin, Jack Rarick, Joe Rimm, Randy Gormley, Bob and Dolly Shirey, Ardis Gerhard, Edie Hoffman and Robert and Darlene Zeckman.

This visit was sponsored by Bowe, Lisella and Bowe, attorneys at law.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Senior center

In addition to the previous stated activities, the Panther Valley Senior Center continues its days from April 18 with penny game at 11 a.m. On April 19 is bowling, and a van trip after lunch; April 20 is pay bingo at 11 a.m.; April 21 everyone will color Easter eggs at 11 a.m.; April 22 the center will be closed for Good Friday.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

VFW

At 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, Palmerton Memorial VFW Post 7134 will hold its monthly meeting at the Palmerton VFW, 2020 Forest Inn Rd., Palmerton. Current active VFW members, veterans and active duty personnel from all service branches are invited to attend. New members are especially welcome.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Lenten services

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon April 19 at the Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Avenue.

The program will be Lehigh Gap Nature Center, presented by Dan Kunkle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fire training

Live fire training will be held in Lansford by the firefighters on either April 9 or 10 and will cease around 5 p.m.

The training will take place at the Dock Street Training Grounds in Lansford.

Area residents may experience some smoke from the training.

Golden Agers

Forty members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers attended the March meeting. President Ronnie Bazik opened the meeting with a prayer "Thankful for Each Season."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its first regular meeting of 2011 in the social hall of Zions Church, Lewistown Valley. The business session was conducted by President June Leiby. Special guest speaker was Dr. Joseph Sabol.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

50th reunion

The Pleasant Valley High School Class of 1961 is looking for classmates in order to formulate a 50-year class reunion.

Contact Adele at (570) 629-5718, Marlene at (727) 559-7915 or Becky via email at beckyrow@tampabay.rr.com, with information about any class member.

Lions blood drive

The Western Pocono Lions Club blood drive held Thursday, March 31, netted 35 units of blood. The club thanks all who donated and encourages residents to give at other blood drives.

PVEN Board

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Palmerton Area School Board will hold a committee workshop this afternoon at 5:30 p.m. A special meeting of the board of directors is then scheduled for 6 p.m.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Class of 1943

The Tamaqua High School Class of 1943 is planning a 68-year anniversary reunion for this summer. The event will be held June 18 at the Owl Creek Reservoir and will include a picnic style luncheon.

For more information, contact Harry Fetterman at (570) 668-3034.

Rush bloodmobile

The Rush Township Bicentennial Committee will sponsor an American Red Cross Bloodmobile on April 5, from 1-6 p.m., at the township municipal building.