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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Many served

Effort UMC's Supplemental Food Resource Center served over 20 families, totaling over 110 folks, this past Saturday even though the area had ice problems.

The current needs at the center are soup, corn, chili/stew, noodles (any kind), boxed potatoes, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.

The center is also looking for toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant.

Donations may be brought to the church during regular office hours.

The office can be reached at (570) 629-1890.

Garden of Giving

Friday, February 4, 2011

50th birthday

Rick Miller was surprised last Sunday when he walked into the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. where many of his family and friends, including his first employer, Blaine Silfies and his wife, Nancy, were there to celebrate his 50th birthday. The theme was hunting. The tables were decorated with real deer antlers and evergreens. DJ Ernie Frantz kept the guests on their feet with many games with Rick as the star. His birthday is Feb. 6.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

Thursday, February 3, 2011

PVE Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots drive held at Pleasant Valley Elementary was very successful this year. Approximately 1,200 toys were collected from PVE. The toys were distributed throughout all of Monroe County.

Thanks to all who donated toys and those who helped in any way.

Planet Learn

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tax help begins

The West End AARP Tax Assistance Group from Lehighton has begun its work in the West End today, weather permitting at Salem UCC in Gilbert. Offered is free tax help for all ages, with special attention to seniors.

Federal, state and local taxes, as well as rent and property rebates will be completed.

Volunteers are there Monday and Thursday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon.

If Pleasant Valley schools have a two-hour delay, the hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Singing Valentines

Don't know what to get your Valentine this year? Call St. Matthew's UCC to order your Singing Valentines for Saturday, Feb. 12.

St. Matthew's choir will either sing a special Valentine's song over the phone or come to your Valentine's door and sing in person and present a gift.

If you would be interested in doing this for your Valentine, call (610) 381-2442 for more information.

Healing service

St. Matthew's UCC will hold a special healing service with anointing on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m.

Supervisors' meeting

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Family Fun Night

Polk Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the school gym. All students of Polk and their families are welcome to attend.

Polk PTO News

Polk Elementary School will have a PTO Meeting on Thursday, Jan 27 at 4 p.m. Parents of Polk students are invited to come and share their ideas. Baby-sitting is available.

Friday, January 21, 2011

St. Matthew's Youth Group

St. Matthew's Youth Group will meet every Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. for ages 12-18. Dinner and fun will be served.

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch and they will be playing bingo.

St. Matthew's upcoming service

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Family Fun Night

Pleasant Valley Elementary will have a family fun night on Friday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All students of PVE and their families are welcome to attend.

PAC meeting

Pleasant Valley Intermediate School will be having its monthly PAC meeting on Monday, Jan 24 at 1:15 p.m. in the school library. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Polk PTO meeting

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Meeting site change

Members and friends of the Western Pocono Lions Club are reminded that the club will meet at Cherry's Family Restaurant in Kresgeville this week. Although the site is changed for this month, the time is still 6:30 p.m. for the social gathering and 7 o'clock for the meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

The speaker will be Cory Bentzoni from the PA Game Commission.

Local man injured

Friday, January 14, 2011

St. Matthew's youth group

If you are, or know, a teen between the ages of 12-18, consider joining the St. Matthew's UCC youth group.

They meet every Friday night from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and lots of fun is in store.

Norman Burger and his wife, Amy, will be supervising the youth group.

Historical Society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building. You are invited to join them. They're asking all who attend to bring an unusual or antique item for a "Show and Tell" time.