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Thursday, January 16, 2014

PTO meeting

Polk PTO will meet at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan 27 in the school library.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon adult children meetings are held every Monday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert.

Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends whose lives have been affected by alcoholism, addiction or dysfunction. Call 610-573-1093 or 570-606-3434 for more information.

Young at Heart Seniors

The Young at Heart Seniors will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cubs race

Cub Scout Pack 98 of Brodheadsville, chartered by Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, raced Pinewood Derby cars last Saturday. The Rev. Michael Quinnan visited the pack at Pleasant Valley Elementary School and offered prayer and words of encouragement.

Scouts voted for favorite cars in categories of Cub Spirit, Most Original, Most Awesome and Most Special.

Derby cars were made reflecting unique styles. All entries were recognized with a participation certificate and patch. Trophies were awarded to those who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd, within each rank.

Friday, January 10, 2014

St. Matthew's Prayer Pal

On Saturday St. Matthew's UCC will hold its Prayer Pal covered dish luncheon. If you would like to be a part of this fun and meaningful yearlong program, attend for lunch and fellowship and bring a wrapped gift that is red and under $10. It can be anything.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Polk Elementary

Polk Elementary School is looking for help. There are many way to help from book fair and Holiday shop volunteers to donating a ham or turkey for Easter baskets to long term volunteers (classroom tutor or library) and sponsoring a family for Christmas.

Contact the principal or Ruby Dunlap at or at 570-730-4327.

Al-Anon meeting

Al-Anon adult children meetings are held at 7:30-8:30 p.m., Monday evenings, at Salem United Church of Christ, Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert (behind the Turkey Hill).

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lioness to meet

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet Jan. 28. For more information call President Ruth Smith at 610-381-4274.

Open Space meeting

The West End Park and Open Space meeting is today at 7 o'clock at the Chestnuthill Township Park Building, Brodheadsville.

PVEN board

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network board will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

PV Middle School

The PAC/PTO for the Pleasant Valley Middle School will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday.

PV Board

Friday, January 3, 2014

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch. They will be playing bingo.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive and double red cells drive from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Supervisors' meeting

The Eldred Township Board of Supervisors' reorganization meeting is 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6 at the municipal building.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Salem St Paul's Lutheran Church

The shelves at the local food pantry, PVEN, are bare and nonperishable food is needed. Put it in the barrel by the church office.

Clothing is also needed for PVEN, including infant and toddler snowsuits and winter coats, men's winter coats, boys clothes (especially jeans) size 4-18, men's sweat pants (all sizes) and T-shirts XL and XXL. Bring items to church and place by the food barrel.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Meeting change

The board of directors for the Western Pocono Lions Club will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8, due to the holiday. That meeting will be at the Western Pocono Community Library at 7 p.m. All Lions are welcome.

National Soup Month

In honor of January being National Soup Month, the Western Pocono Community Library is hosting a soup event in early January. For more information call the library at 570-992-7934.

Band parents

Pleasant Valley Band parents will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the high school.

Monroe Seniors

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

PVEN, the local food pantry, is in desperate need of all foods, including: canned vegetables, soups, tuna fish, pasta, cereal, canned yams, boxed stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce (for holidays) etc. There is a barrel available at the church for donations.

Clothing is also needed, especially infant and toddler snowsuits and winter coats, men's winter coats, boys clothes (especially jeans) size 4-18, men's sweat pants (all sizes) and T-shirts, XL and XXL. Bring items to the church and place by the food barrel.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Religious classes

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will hold no religious education classes now through Jan. 3.

Classes resume Jan. 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Food pantry closed

Effort UMC's Food Pantry will be closed Dec. 28. Regular hours will be held in January.

Saturday services

The Saturday evening service at Effort UMC will be held at 5 p.m., Dec. 28.

Regularly scheduled services will also be held on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 and 11 a.m.