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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Football dinner/parents meeting

The first Thursday night football dinner for this year's season will be held tomorrow at the high school commons after the football practice. Parents are asked to help with the serving of the meal.

A meeting of the Jim Thorpe Touchdown Club will be held following the meal, to which parents, relatives and friends of the players are invited to attend and help with the planning of this year's events.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 4. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summit Hill

Scripture sharing

The weekly scripture sharing sessions sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. in the church rectory.

CCD registration

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, have scheduled CCD registration sessions for youths from those churches who attend Panther Valley School District schools. They are as follows:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Aug. 24 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 42 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. A moment of silence was held in memory of Emily Faust.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Senior football

parents meeting

Parents of Jim Thorpe High School senior football players are asked to meet on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. The meeting is being held so that the parents of the players can make the banners for their sons, which will be hung along the football stadium fences.

If you are unable to attend, the banners will still be made.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The September meeting of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club will be Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Shade.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Western Pocono Lioness Club donation

The Western Pocono Lioness Club voted to send a memorial donation to the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network in remembrance of the late Lioness Betty Ford, a much deserving PVEN volunteer. She died this August.

The group will next meet for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with Dr. Bryn, chiropractor, from Life is Good Chiropractic, speaking to the group.

PV Band Parents

Pleasant Valley Band Parents will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at the high school in Brodheadsville.

Lions board

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the small conference room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe. Edith Lukasevich, president, will be in charge of the sessions and asks all committeemen and committeewomen from the town to attend, as well as any interested party.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl Scout registration

Nesquehoning Girl Scout registration will take place on Monday, Aug. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m., in the Meed's Methodist Church on West Catawissa Street. There is a registration fee.

Citrano family reunion

The 16th Citrano Family Reunion of Nesquehoning was held at the New Columbus Fire Company on Aug. 21. Fifty people attended.

PV Knee Hi

The Panther Valley Knee-Hi regular monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at The Sports Zoo in Lansford.

Monday, August 30, 2010

St. Matthew's UCC Sunday School

Sunday School will restart on Sept. 12 at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown at 10:30 a.m. There are Sunday School classes for children of preschool age to adults. Please consider joining them for the start of a new Sunday School year.

Church worship service is at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

Confirmation classes

Confirmation classes will begin at St. Matthew's on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is at least in 7th grade is invited to attend. If you have any questions, call 610-381-2442.

Eldred Township supervisors