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Published February 23. 2010 05:00PM

Program for Catholics

The three area Catholic churches will participate in "Encountering the Merciful Savior," an effort to increase the number of Catholics who receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Programs will take place on Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nesquehoning; Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill; and on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 6-7 p.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Church, Lansford.

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Lions Web site

The Summit Hill Lions Club now has a Web site. Designed by member Ann Yusella, it can be viewed at

New league formed

During a meeting held Sunday night at the Nesquehoning Borough Building, the new Anthracite Little League was formed. The league was formerly two groups, one from Summit Hill and the other from Nesquehoning.

The league will hold another registration session on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at both the Summit Hill and Nesquehoning borough buildings. A registration will be asked and first-time participants must have their parent(s) present their birth certificates and insurance documentation.

The league will meet on Sunday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Summit Hill Borough Building. Election of an entire board will take place and preparations for the season will be furthered.

For more information, contact Roobhenn Smith, (484) 547-3522 or 645-2272.


Outreach meeting

The Outreach Committee of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the home of Mary Ellen Ogozalek, 246 E. Bertsch St.

The meeting is open to interested persons.

For more information of the work of the committee, contact Mary Ellen, (570) 645-3719, Dorothy, 645-2580, or Mary, 645-4237.

Sewer bills

Lansford Borough officials have announced that as a convenience to the residents of the borough, the annual sewer transmission bills can be paid at the East Penn Bank, 13 W. Ridge St., Lansford, until March 15.

The borough is also collecting the bills in the administrative office and through mail service.


Senior food registration

Senior Box sign ups will again be held at Meed's United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10a.m. This is open to seniors from Nesquehoning, Jim Thorpe, and Lansford. Please be sure to bring proof of income with you to this sign up.

Monthly income eligibility: Family size of one, $1,174; Family size of two, $1,579

NCFC auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary to the New Columbus Fire Company will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the fire company. Gerry McConnon, president will preside.

The hospitality committee will be Wilma Rose, Lucy Turrano, and Minnie Kennedy.

Free dinner

The free dinner at Meed's United Methodist Church will be held this Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. An open-faced hot turkey sandwich will be served.

Borough council

The Nesquehoning Council will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in the borough office chambers.

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