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Published August 17. 2011 05:01PM

LALLC plans meeting

The board of the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Gothard Realty office, Interchange Road, Lehighton.

Board members unable to attend are asked to notify President Lisa Whitehead.

Community members are encouraged to place used eyeglasses at any of the following Lehighton locations: Lehighton High Rise, First Street; Lehighton Library, South Street; PNC Bank, First Street; Jim Thorpe National Bank, Fourth Street; Mallard Market, Second Street; Lehighton Municipal Building, Second Street; Dr. Hawk Dental Office, South Third Street; Dr. Dematte Chiropractic, Interchange Road, Lehighton; Wells Fargo Bank, Interchange Road; PNC Bank, Route 443; and Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Twelfth Street.

During the month of July, the club collected over 70 pairs of used eyeglasses. Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or who would like to attend a meeting should contact Sue Anthony at (610) 377-9015 or by email at

Beltzville Lions Club

Beltzville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the home of Bob and Gail Maholick, 576 Main Road. The club is newly forming and is accepting new members. Anyone who would like information about joining the club or assisting at a fundraiser or has an idea for a fundraiser should call (610) 377-5559 or email

Middle school

Lehighton Area Middle School (grades five through eight) will begin classes on Monday, Aug. 29, Dr. Mark McGalla, principal, announced.

On that day middle school students will report to the school, located at 301 Beaver Run Road, between 7:15-7:30 a.m. Dismissal will begin about 2:13 p.m.

Lunch will be served on the first day at a cost of $2.10.

Handbook/planners, which provide information pertaining to school policies and regulations, will be given to every student on the first day. Also, on the first day students will be given various forms to be filled out and returned. Insurance forms included are both for medical and dental coverage and must be mailed directly from home.

Lehighton AMVETS

Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Lehighton V.F.W. Post for a monthly meeting.

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