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Published August 29. 2012 05:02PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 1. 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. The shiny inserts are acceptable. 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, which is always open.

In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Town hall meeting

From 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, there will be a town hall meeting with state Rep. Doyle Heffley in the upstairs gallery of the Palmerton Area Library.

The public is invited to attend and ask questions.

Blood drive results

In spite of a slow start, the Miller-Keystone community blood drive at the First United Church of Christ on Wednesday, Aug. 22, drew 67 potential donors, and 66 units of blood were collected. This drive was sponsored by the Palmerton Concourse Club.

The following donors reached various gallon levels: Leon Techentin, 23 gallons; Helen Nonnemaker, 17 gallons; Robert Hartman, 13 gallons; Timothy Beltz, 7 gallons; Mary Ann Shafer, 5 gallons, Richard Furler and William Pettit, 4 gallons; Donald H. Berger, 3 gallons; Dennis Rehrig, 2 gallons, and Gloria Gwiazdowski, 1 gallon. There were 2 first-time donors.

As usual, a large number of volunteers played roles in this drive. They included Pam Andrews, Mary Beth Beers, Romaine Biege, Harry Brown, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Thomasine Falcone, Linda Finley, Shirley Greene, Anita Harry, Betty Hartman, "Biff" Hayes, Marian Hoffner, Susan Hunsicker, Bernice Kleintop, Mariann Kmetz, Nancy Kresge, Helen Nonnemaker, Darlene Nothstein, Richard Nothstein, Chris and Susan Olivia, Marilyn Ord, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Gwen Rodrigues, Maryann Sakusky, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Dorothy Strohl, Mary Taschler, Lisa Vignone, Annette Wargo, Tara Wargo and Brenda Wentz.

The next Miller-Keystone community blood drive will be on Friday, Oct. 19.

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