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Published August 31. 2011 05:01PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. They also need brown grocery size paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month, may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Palmerton Area Library

The Third Monday Book Club will resume on Sept. 19. They will discuss "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. The club meets the third Monday of each month at the library from 12-1:15 p.m. Stop in for more information. New members are always welcome.

The teen group is planning a mini golf tournament in the library on Sept. 10. Join the fun between 4-7 p.m. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information. Each hole will have a book theme such as Harry Potter or Winnie-the-Pooh.

The free Homework Helpers program will begin again in October. Parents can call the library for more information or check the Palmerton Area School District website after school starts to find out the dates and times.

The library regularly accepts books for its continuous book sale in the basement. It does not accept encyclopedias, text books or Reader's Digest condensed books. Bring donations inside the library. Do not place donated books in the drop box outside. Until Sept. 10 the library is selling all books, movies and puzzles for half price. There are over 2,000 items for sale.

For more information about any of these programs call the library or check the website at

Happy birthday

Palmerton resident Steve Oreovec will be celebrating his 96th birthday on Sept. 2.

Celebrating his birthday on Aug. 31 is Leon George, owner of George's Busing of Palmerton and Lehighton. He will celebrate his special day on Aug. 31.

Happy anniversary

Barry and Leona Green of Palmerton will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. They are both employed by George's Busing.

They are parents of two sons, Bradley, and his wife, Hannahlore of Kunkletown; and Brian, and his wife, Doreene of Palmerton. They have four grandchildren; Jesse, Gage, Destiny, and Jayden Green.

Palmerton Lions meet

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Fire Line Hotel in Bowmanstown.

Members from the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club have been invited to join the meeting.

Community members are reminded to donate used eyeglasses at Houser Newman Eye Associates, Walters Optometric, First National Bank, Citizens Bank, all on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton and/or the Palmerton Area High School located on Fire Line Road or by giving them to any Lions member.

Eyeglasses are recycled for those in other countries who are unable to afford corrective lenses.

In addition, anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairman, Jim Sheckler at (610) 826-4533. There are financial guidelines that must be followed by all applicants and a written application must be completed and approved.

Any individual or business interested in learning more about Lionism, or attending a club meeting may contact membership chairman Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or at

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