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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 81 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Eleanor Roberts offered the invocation, entitled "Pennies From Heaven." Helene Clouser was welcomed back after an extended absence. Secretary Eleanor Schmerfeld provided her weekly report and treasurer Dolores Walck provided a monthly report. Vice President Doris Brobst added Ruth Long to the sick list and announced that Jean Yanick is currently in a nursing home.

Jean Machamer offered a reading.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Heritage Day Program

A July 4 Heritage Day Program will be held in the Baptist Church in Slatington at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3.

If you are interested and can attend, choral rehearsals will be held in the sanctuary of the Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 15; Thursday, June 17; Tuesday, June 22; Thursday, June 24; Tuesday, June 29; and Thursday, July 1 at 7 p.m.

They will warm up in the Baptist Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 3.

Please make an effort to support your community program. All singers are welcome.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Graduates honored

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave., honored the members of the church that were recent high school and college graduates. The college graduates were, Amber Bennick, Widener University, doctor of physical therapy; Matthew Dunbar, Bloomsburg University, bachelor of science in business administration; and Coral Swartz, Yale University, master's degree in bio statistics. Jim Thorpe Area High School graduates include Hilary Reis, Nicole Murlo, Jennifer Strohl and Brandon Grammes; and at CCTI, Kristy Rodgers, all of whom will be continuing their education.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summit Hill

Republicans to meet

The Summit Hill Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

Voter registration forms will be available.

President Stephen Redash will be in charge of the meeting and extends an invitation for all to attend. New members are always welcome.

Membership dues for 2010 will also be accepted at this time.

Lansford

OLOA graduation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Palmerton Area Library

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, the Palmerton Area Library will present a Kid's Rock Concert. This free concert will be the official kick-off for the Summer Reading Program, which is offered at the library during June and July.

The concert will feature Ricky and his band Ovmium76 from Allentown. They sing popular kids' songs to a rock beat, which will involve lots of audience participation. Kids of all ages will enjoy this entertaining evening in the upstairs gallery at the library.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mystery Trip

The Palmerton Area Historical Society's June 14, meeting will be the annual "Mystery Trip."

The group will depart from the parking lot across from Hager's Furniture Store promptly at 6 p.m. Transportation is available for anyone needing a ride.

Palmerton Area Library

Two day camps are being offered for children in grades K-5 at the Palmerton Area Library in July. The event was made possible through the Horseheads Resourcce Development grant program.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pastors' farewell

The church body and friends of the church of Effort United Methodist will bid adieu to its pastors, the Rev. Deb Hoffman and the Rev. Dave Felker, on Saturday June 12 and Sunday, June 20, respectively.

Rev. Deb will be honored at a sandwich supper, following the worship service on Saturday, June 12. The church is providing soup but participants are asked to bring a plate of sandwiches.

The celebration for Rev. Dave will be held following a single service, at 10 a.m., on June 20. It is a covered dish event.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

4-H Livestock Club meeting

At the May 26 meeting of the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club, the Carbon County Fair Books were distributed for the members to fill out the registration of animals and other activities.

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

The next meeting will be June 9, at the Big Creek Grange.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer lunch

The South Ward Playground Association will once again conduct a free summer lunch program for all local children up to and including the age of 18. Lunches will be served weekdays, starting June 14, from noon to 1 p.m., at the South Ward Playground.

The program is an off shoot of the free school lunch program, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The non-discriminatory program is open to all children regardless of race, origin, religion, etc. In addition to a healthy lunch, participants will be offered a variety of summer activities.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summit Hill

Legion to meet

The monthly meeting of American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, will be held on Monday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the post home. Commander W. Kevin O'Donnell will be in charge of the session.

A meeting of the Home Association will immediately follow the post's meeting.

Borough council

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Borough Council will be held on Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the borough hall. Joseph Weber, president, will be in charge of the session.

Food distribution