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Palmerton column

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

Class of 1984

The Palmerton Area Class of 1984 is seeking the following class members: Tim Bellesfield, Lillian Bramich, Lanna Kline, John Leiby, Ruby Nguyen, Ceclia Wall, and Stacy Lake. Anyone who has information concerning any of these people is asked to please call Lori at (610) 377-7640. The reunion is planned for Nov. 28.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Lutheran Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5th & Lafayette Ave.

The Concourse Club is a community organization always giving back and helping others. Anyone who would like to become a member is asked to please call Joan Turko at (610) 826-2716 for information.

Palmerton Area Library

The Palmerton Area Library is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are six computers with Internet connection and printers. The library is a WiFi Hot Spot sponsored by PenTeleData.

The library also offers free downloadable audio books from its Web site. Check out the newly designed page at and click on eBooks. Patrons can download the audio books to their own computers and then transfer them to an mp3 player. Over 1,200 audio books are currently available.

Also, the Web site is linked to job resources and a calendar of events to see what's happening at the library.

Blood drive at the Village at Palmerton

The Village at Palmerton, 71 Princeton Ave., is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call (610) 824-7406 to reserve your spot and help save a life.

Your blood donation is very important to the health and welfare of hospital patients in the area, as the need for blood is never ending. Blood products play a vital role in saving the lives of premature infants, accident/trauma victims, cardiac patients, individuals undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or leukemia, burn victims, surgical patients, hospital patients undergoing an organ or bone marrow transplants, and individuals suffering from aplastic or sickle cell anemia.

Although you may never know the recipient(s) of your blood donation, you can be assured that they and their families are extremely grateful and one day you or someone you love may need it.

Anyone can donate if you are 17 years or older. There are fewer restrictions then there were in the past. Over time they have found ways to make blood donations safer.

If you are concerned about being able to participate, you may call Miller-Keystone Blood Center at 1-800-223-6667

High school bloodmobile

Miller-Keystone Blood Center conducted a bloodmobile at Palmerton Area High School on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Twenty-nine students, faculty, and staff members registered, and 33 units of blood were collected.

Danielle Norris and Liz Raub, and National Honor Society members Danielle Bissell, Jess Fegley, Steph Gursky, Jay Hall, Dan Haney, Robert Keyser, Ryan Kleintop, Madeline Koller, Jesse Reis, and Sara Smiley assisted with registration. Norris, Raub, Hall, Kleintop and Koller were also donors.

The next M-K bloodmobile at the high school will be in November. There will be a community bloodmobile on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the First United Church of Christ.

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