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Published January 04. 2012 05:01PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Jan. 7. 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 paper bags only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery-size, brown 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.

Palmerton library

Story hour at the Palmerton Area Library continues every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. No registration is required.

The Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in the library. Stop in the library for a membership form, and find out opportunities to volunteer and serve the library.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Concourse Club

The Palmerton Concourse Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. The program for the evening will be Reminiscing Down Hess's Memory Lane with story teller Kathy Long.

Anyone interested in joining this service club is asked to please call Joan Turko at (610) 826-2716.

Palmerton Lions Club

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Fireline Hotel. Members are encouraged to bring a guest and/or family member to the meeting.

Community members are reminded to donate used eyeglasses at Houser Newman Eye Associates, Walters Optometric, First National Bank, Citizens Bank, all located 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.

Anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairman Jim Sheckler at (610) 826-4533.

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 you may email him at

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