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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Palmerton Area School District announces that schools will have early dismissal on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 22, 23 and 24. Secondary students in grades seven to 12 will dismiss at 11 a.m.; elementary students in grades kindergarten to sixth will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. All morning and afternoon kindergarten students will attend the morning sessions and will follow the elementary dismissal schedule at 11:45 a.m. Kindergarten students should be in class at 8:30 a.m. these three days.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving dinners

A free community Thanksgiving dinner will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 25, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

A community dinner will also be held at Faith Alive United Methodist Church from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown. Transportation and homebound delivery is available for county residents by prior arrangement. Call (610) 377-1471, (610) 852-2716, (610) 377-4127, (610) 767-4157, (570) 386-5586, or (484) 464-1190 for information. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Palmerton Library

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lions speaker

The Western Pocono Lions Club's monthly dinner meeting will be held at Ye Olde Saylors Inn, Olde Route 115 (aka Sullivan Trail), Saylorsburg, with the gathering set for 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.

Kerry Knapp, captain of the West End Ambulance Association Corp. will speak on the work load of the association.

Participants are reminded to bring a nonperishable food item for the PVEN food bank or to be prepared to "Feed the Purple Pig."

Marcellus Shale

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Slatington Public Library

The library staff is grateful for support of its Longaberger Basket Bingo. All proceeds will benefit the library. The winner of the raffle for the original painting by Donald Jones was Fran Greenzwieg.

The Wonderful World of Wildlife will be held on Dec. 18 (the third Saturday of the month). The program begins at 10 a.m. and is open to children ages 4 to fifth grade.

The library accepts book donations with the exception of encyclopedias, text books and Reader's Digest condensed books.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Lehighton V.F.W.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Palmerton Area School District will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25; Friday, Nov. 26; and Monday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PV Golden Agers

At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers a prayer for Veterans was recited by Norma J. Burke. Vice President Shirley Pavlick had a reading "Do Something Today." Minnie Kennedy led the group in a selection of patriotic songs.

The guest therapist from Miners Memorial will visit the club in the spring to lead in arm chair exercises.

Travel reports were given by Frank Karnish and Irene Hudasky for up coming trips. Mimi Marrin gave her Sunshine report.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lansford Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kelly's Pub. For more information, call Donna Valent at (570) 669-7010.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met Nov. 9 at the Ryan Township Fire Company, Barnesville, with 35 members in attendance. Treasurer Shirley Becker conducted the business meeting. Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation.

Reports were presented by Becker and secretary Florina Martin. Birthday wishes were extended to Lloyd Schmerfeld, Jean Machamer, Muriel Wehr, Jane Springer and Mildred Karmonski

Becker, Martin and Machamer provided inspirational readings. The annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 14, catered by Christy Joy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Smoke detectors

The Jim Thorpe Fire Department has free smoke detectors for Jim Thorpe borough residents. If you need a smoke detector, contact Fire Chief Bill Diehm at (570) 325-3890. No commercial properties please.

Ecumenical service

The Thanksgiving Ecumenical service sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Ministerium, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, North Street. Delivering the sermon will be the Rev. James Ward, of the Immaculate Conception Church. A time of fellowship will follow the worship service.

Community supper