Shamokin Area board to meet

COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area School Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board conference room of the middle/high school.

Move vehicles for street sweeper

ATLAS - Motorists are asked to move their vehicles from village streets running north and south on Tuesday and from Girard to Saylor streets and the alleyways on Thursday to allow for the streets to be swept. All vehicles not moved on the designated days will be ticketed for a $15 fine.

Food surplus distribution slated

KULPMONT - Borough residents enrolled in the food surplus program are reminded that the next surplus food distribution is set for 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. Participants are reminded to bring their bags.

Memorial Rose deadline nears

ELYSBURG - The annual Memorial Rose will be held Sunday, May 25, and will benefit the Ralpho Township Public Library.

The event involves the placement of a rose bud arrangement in an area church of choice to honor a person or persons.

For more information, call the library during regular hours. Deadline for ordering an arrangement is Wednesday.

Atlas Memorial Day rites planned

ATLAS - American Legion Post 804 announces its plans for Memorial Day.

A breakfast will be held at the post home, Route 61, beginning at 8 a.m. The community is invited to attend a memorial service at 10 a.m. at the monument. The ceremony will conclude with a presentation by the Mount Carmel Area High School marching band.

Members will then march through Atlas, ending at the Atlas Fire Company memorial, where a service will be held. Members of the post will also perform memorial services at times to be determined in Strong, Beaverdale, Diamondtown and Aristes.

MC4A scholarships available

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area Athletic Alumni Association (MC4A) reminds Mount Carmel Area High School graduates presently attending an institution of higher learning that the deadline to apply for the MC4A scholarships is July 14.

MC4A will award six $2,000 scholarships in a lottery style drawing on Aug. 13 at its annual awards dinner. If the winner is the child of a member of MC4A, the scholarship amount will increase to $2,500. Winners will be selected from qualified college students who submit an application and a higher education transcript.

For an application and more information, visit or contact Dan Ficca at 570-373-5936. Applications are also available at the high school guidance office.

Only those who apply will be entered into the lottery drawing.