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Friday, December 3, 2010


The Lutheran WELCA group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, South Ave. For more information contact Kathy Heller, (570) 325-2282. Following the meeting, the group will be making holiday gift bags for the shut-ins.

Touchdown Club

A meeting for parents, grandparents and friends of the Jim Thorpe football program will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in the commons area of the high school. Election of officers for the Touchdown Club will be held at the meeting, as well as the planning of the awards ceremony.

Toys for Tots

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church

The congregational meeting for the 2011 budget is Sunday, Dec. 5 after the 10:30 a.m. service. Please plan to attend this important meeting. (If weather is bad they will meet Dec. 12.) Copies of the budget are in the lobby. Please review it before the meeting.

Toys for Tots

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is once again participating in the Toys for Tots Program. All toys collected will be picked up by the Marines and distributed to needy families throughout Monroe County.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crystal Bauer, daughter of Shawn and Annamarie Bauer of Kunkletown, was honored Sunday at Effort United Methodist by The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Office of Loans and Scholarship, with a certificate of recognition for her academic pursuits, leadership ability, Christian character and active membership in the United Methodist Church.

That recognition was presented to Crystal by Pastor Robin Fisher. She is currently a student at Messiah College.

Monroe Seniors

Friday, November 26, 2010

St. Matthew's Homecoming

Everyone is invited to St. Matthew's Homecoming to be held during its 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Nov. 28, whether you are a member or not. During that time, there will be special hymns, a special message as they welcome the Advent season. Everyone can help decorate the Christmas tree with special ornaments. Immediately following the service there will be a brunch served.

Eldred supervisors

The next public meeting of the Eldred Township Supervisors will be on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2010 Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Sing-a-long will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at the Polk Township Veterans Memorial, located on Route 209 in Kresgeville. Santa will make an appearance and there will be refreshments. Rain Date is Sunday, Nov. 28.


Congratulations to Paige Meckes and Daniel Costenbader, who were married on Nov. 14.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving dinner

For those who are lonely or have no family to be with, Effort UMC is hosting its 5th Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 2 p.m. Offered will be a full dinner with all the trimmings.

Family Night

St. Peter's UMC will hold Family Night on Sunday, Nov. 28, the first Sunday of Advent, beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is potluck and the church will be decorated after dinner and clean up.

Thanksgiving recess

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

There will be no meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Seniors until Thursday, Dec. 9.

It will be their Christmas dinner and that will be announced later.

St. Matthew's Homecoming

St. Matthew's UCC is inviting everyone to join them for a Homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. Bring a friend.

They will also be decorating the Christmas tree and it will be followed by brunch.

Secret Sister

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pleasant Valley Intermediate PAC

The next PVI PAC meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 22, at 1:15 p.m. Any parent of a PVI student interested in becoming a PAC member for the 2010-2011 school year, please call the PVI office at (570) 402-1000 ext. 3003. Your interest and involvement would be greatly appreciated.

Cornerstone Community

Cornerstone Community Baptist Church's Collision Youth Group invites all teens to attend a free concert event on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Carpenter's Tools will be the guest band. No tickets or reservations are needed.

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Eldred Township municipal building. There will be a business meeting and refreshments afterward. The public is welcome to join them.