Garbage collection change

ASHLAND - Due to the upcoming holidays, trash pickup in Ashland will change in the next two weeks. Collection will be held Dec. 26 through 28 and Jan. 2 through 4. Ash pickup on Fridays will remain the same.

Borough hall will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Office hours on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 are from 8 to 11 a.m.

Caroling set for tonight

MOUNT CARMEL - Christmas caroling will be held at 6 p.m. today in Town Park. There will be cookies and hot chocolate afterwards at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel social hall, Market Street next to park. The event is sponsored by Mount Carmel Area Ministerium.

Military addresses listed

Pfc. Cory Mains


Unit 37181

FPOAP 96603-7181

Pfc. Joseph Bradley

P.O. Box 455179

San Diego, CA


(Son of Patrick and Lisa (Gilger) Bradley, Harrisburg, formerly of Shamokin).

For Pfc. Andrew Splitt send to:

Camp Buerhing

Andrew Splitt E-3

1-109th IN Alpha Co.

APO AE 09330.

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The News-Item encourages readers to submit names and addresses of those serving in armed forces across the world this holiday season so that readers can send them letters, cards or packages.

Mail or drop off addresses at 707 N. Rock St., Shamokin 17872, or e-mail