MCA free lunch program under way

MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area School District will provide free lunch through July 25 to all children through its Summer Food Program. Lunch is held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays at the junior-senior high school. No lunch will be served July 3 and July 4.

Crime Watch meeting set

Shamokin Crime Watch meeting,Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at Shamokin Emergency Squad meeting room behind the police station. Everyone welcome.

Deuce at Knoebels today

ELYSBURG - Local rock band Deuce will perform three free shows at Knoebels Amusement Resort today. The band takes the stage at 1, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Hawaiian Bandshell.

Rebate program deadline is Dec. 31

HARRISBURG - Rep. Kurt Masser (R-107) reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the state's 2013 Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is extended from June 30 to Dec. 31.

Eligible participants can receive a rebate of up to $650 based on their rent or property taxes paid in 2013. The program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with permanent disabilities.

Income eligibility limits are set at the following levels, excluding 50 percent of Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Railroad Retirement Tier 1 benefits: $0 to $8,000, maximum $650 rebate (homeowners and renters); $8,001 to $15,000, maximum $500 rebate (homeowners and renters); $15,001 to $18,000, maximum $300 rebate (homeowners only); $18,001 to $35,000, maximum $250 rebate (homeowners only).

Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms are available by contacting Masser's office at 570-648-8017 or Applying for the program is free. Contact the office for information on the income requirements. Assistance during the application process is available at no cost to residents at Masser's district office, 467 Industrial Park Road, Elysburg.