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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club announced that Christmas Tree sales for 2011 were as follows: 675 trees purchased; 651 of which were sold, for a total profit in excess of $7,000. The combined time for sales was 754 hours.

Tree elves were Doug Heckman, Jack Follweiler, Les Glanz, Claude Fenstermaker and Mayor Walter Nidermeyer.

The club is grateful to the 24 members and all others who helped. This was huge benefit, since members did not have to work extended hours. More help is always needed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cub Scout Awards

On Sunday, Feb. 5, at our Lady Queen of Peace Church, the following Cub Scouts were recognized for having done the work to receive the listed religious emblems: Light of Christ Tyler Ewing; Parvuli Dei Jason Chatell, William Chechel, David Mondillo, Raymond Pasqua III and Charles Whyte II.

After the Mass, the Cubs were recognized at a social time and Cub Pack 98 presented Our Lady Queen of Peace with the 2012 charter.

PV School Board

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive at Getz Personal Care Home on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. located on Route 534, Kunkletown. Free 2011 Halloween T-shirts will be given to all presenting donors.

Anti bullying

Guest Speaker Jim Tkach will be coming to Pleasant Valley Intermediate School to talk to parents and students about the effects that mental disorders, bullying, and depression can have on students' well-being. The parent program will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the PVI cafeteria.

All parents are invited to attend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Addresses sought

Operation: Touch of Home is asking for help in getting names and addresses of area men and women who are serving in Afghanistan and other hostile areas to be recipients of the organization's Spring 2012 shipment of essentials.

Persons having such information are asked to contact touchofhome@hotmail.com. One may also download a form from the group's website and mail it to the organization at P.O. Box 162, Brodheadsville, PA 18322.

Volunteers are also needed. Visit the website events page at www.operationtouchofhome.org for opportunities.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Polk PTO meeting

The monthly PTO meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the library.

Parents of Polk students are welcome to attend.

Polk PTO winter dance

The Polk PTO will hold its winter dance from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 27. This year's theme is Sock Hop.

Crime watch

There will be a Polk Township crime watch meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Polk Township Municipal Building, located on Polk Township Rd., next to the township recycling center.

All Polk Township residents are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dead deer pick-up

If residents find any dead deer along Chestnuthill Township roads, the number to call now is (570) 643-6100, the Waste Authority, instead of Vector Control's special deer pick-up line.

That entity has entered into an agreement with Monroe County to continue the services of picking up, removing and disposing of dead deer from Monroe County's roadways as of Jan. 13.

When calling, give the road and any intersecting roads - and township, of course- as to where the deer is located.

Friday, January 20, 2012

New pastor

St. Matthew's UCC will welcome it's new interim pastor, the Rev. Suzanne Brooks-Cope on Sunday, Jan. 22 at its 9 a.m. worship service. Immediately following the service, a welcome brunch reception will be held and everyone is invited to come and meet Pastor Suzanne and her family, husband Scott and two of their four children, Timothy and Taylor.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Vol. Fire Co.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

PV Elementary School PTO

PVE PTO will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

PV Elementary PTO Winter Wonderland

PVE PTO will be hosting a winter wonderland on Friday, Jan. 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All PVE students and their families are welcome to attend.

PV Intermediate School PAC meeting

On Monday, Jan. 23, PVI will be holding its monthly meeting. It will be in the library at 1:15 p.m.

Polk PTO meeting

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Altar & Rosary

The Altar & Rosary Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, in McCawley Hall. Women of the parish are invited to join.

For information, contact Arlene M. at (570) 992-5022.

Legislator to speak

Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at The Old Mill Pizza in Sciota. The speaker will be state Rep. Mike Carroll on the topic of redistricting.

Rotary speaker

Friday, January 13, 2012

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the township municipal building.

They will have a "Share and Tell" program, inviting members and visitors to bring in something unusual, unique or meaningful to them to share with the group and talk about it.

Everyone is welcome to join them.

St. Matthew's UCC

St. Matthew's UCC is counting the days until the new interim pastor arrives. Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope will begin her ministry on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the 9 a.m. worship service.