West End to host first soupie contest

SHAMOKIN - West End Fire Co. No. 5, 316 W. Pine St., will host its inaugural soupie contest Saturday.

Registration is from noon to 6 p.m., and judging will start at 6:30 p.m. All contestants must be present to win.

Call Jeff at 570-492-0875 for more information.

SAT tests set for Saturday

COAL TOWNSHIP - The SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests will be administered to pre-registered candidates Saturday at Shamokin Area Middle/High School.

Check-in and room assignment will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the auditorium lobby. All candidates must present photo ID. Doors to the test center will close at 8 a.m.

Candidates are reminded to park their vehicles in either of the side parking lots.

Cell phones are not permitted in the test center.

Students should consult their Registration Bulletin or www.collegeboard.com for more information regarding test-day procedures.

Doubts about God addressed

ELYSBURG - What happens to religious faith when hard times happen will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?" features the filmed story of John Stumbo, a healthy ultra-marathoner who was suddenly attacked by an undiagnosable, life-threatening illness.

"I discovered the faith I claimed as a child was being tested in a new way," said Stumbo. "It was being tested in an ICU ward, facing life or death."

Participants will discuss what happens to faith in the face of disappointment and disaster.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For more information, call 570-672-2873, e-mail elysburgpresby@verizon.net or go to www.lifetreecafe.com.