State position

Roland S. Vonderheide of the West End of Monroe County has been appointed as the new Pennsylvania AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) state coordinator. He has previously served as instructor and as district coordinator for the program.

Dinner Meeting

The Western Pocono Lions Club will meet Wednesday, April 21, at The Hamilton in Saylorsburg, beginning with a social time at 6:30 and dinner at 7 p.m.

Barletta to Speak

The West End Rotary will host Lou Barletta, at its breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 22. His topic will be "Freedom."

The club meets at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville at 7:30 a.m.

School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the district offices in Brodheadsville.

30-hour Famine

The Youth Group at Effort United Methodist Church will be participating in the 30-hour Famine, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, and continuing through Sunday, April 25, at noon.

The youth will go without food during this time to help bring awareness to hunger, not only locally, but worldwide. The 30-hour famine is a part of World Vision.

In light of a child dying every several seconds as the consequence of hunger, the youth hope to make an impact on that statistic.

For every single dollar raised, a child is fed for a day.

Effort's youth used various methods to raise funds, including "selling" cookies at church for $1 each this past Sunday.

Spring Pops

The Pleasant Valley Choral Society will present its "Spring Pops 10 You Must Remember This" at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and Sunday at 3 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.

Academic Fair

Pleasant Valley's Academic fair will take place at the high school in Brodheadsville on Monday, April 26. It will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Retirement program

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans local personnel will present a free educational program on retirement at Zion United Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville for any member of the community on Sunday, May 16.

Although the session is free, registration is required. One can contact Bob Argot at (570) 629-5718 to register or e-mail him at rgargot@verizon.net [1] by May 9.

The information will be offered by presenters including Jeffrey Gilbert, Thrivent Financial representative, and Harold Ziegler, ChFC, FIC, financial consultant.

Birthday greetings

Birthday greetings to the following folks: Jack Rule, Alma Middleton, Lauryn Smith, Zachary Rinchiuso, April 21, Alyssa Lutz, MaryJane Arner, Dominique Kresge, James Sobers,April 22; Shawn Krisch, Jim Holm, Carissa Borger, April 23; George Warden, Marianna Miller, Betsy Bradrick, Chuck Tarsi, Nicholas Craig, April 24; William Petkus, Thomas Swink Jr., Melissa Brown, Knettie Harkins, Ashley Sharer, Victoria Hastings, Nancy Fenton, April 25; Helen Koshensky, Kaylee Dugey, Jared Pennington, Alyssa Wagner, Riley Wagner, April 26; Leigh Kane, Abigayl Adams, Cathy Wells, Paul Moran, Dillon Gower, Kaylee Winkler, April 27.