Masses for New Year's Day

MOUNT CARMEL - Holy day of obligation Masses will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 47 S. Market St., at 6:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Shimock's closed until Friday

KULPMONT - Shimock's Furniture in Kulpmont will be closed through Thursday due to the death of the store's retired owner, John F. Shimock Jr.

The store will resume normal business hours Friday.

MC Twp. to collect trees

MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Mount Carmel Township will collect discarded Christmas trees that are placed curbside. There is no set date for pickup.

Historical society to meet

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Mount Carmel Area Public Library.

Nomination and election of officers will be held.

J. Kevin Jones, who will then be Mount Carmel's former mayor, will make a presentation.

All area residents are invited to attend.

Hometown Heroes banner

SHAMOKIN - Anyone who sponsored a Hometown Heroes banner to hang from city light poles this past year should call Angie Arnold at 570-648-6294 to arrange for pickup.

Citizens for a Better Community will hang the banners again for 2014, but requires that sponsors store the banners.