Band and orchestra boosters to meet

COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area Band and Orchestra Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the band room.

Dog wardens in area

HARRISBURG - Dog wardens will canvass Sunbury, Upper Augusta Township and surrounding areas in Northumberland County next week, checking for dog licenses and rabies vaccinations.

According to the law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee in Northumberland County is $6.45 for each spayed and neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

To purchase a license through the Northumberland County Treasurer's Office, call 988-4273, ext 4608 or go to

For more information, call (717) 787-3062 or go to

COAL TOWNSHIP - Special Olympics swim practices will start Friday at the Shamokin Area Middle/High School pool. They will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each Friday through the end of May.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Northumberland Snyder welcomes new athletes and volunteers. For more information, contact Arden Miller at 374-5369.

Food pantry distribution is Saturday

ATLAS - The Mount Carmel Township Food Pantry will hold its monthly distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the township complex. Residents in Atlas, Diamondtown, Strong, Locust Gap, Connorsville, Dooleyville and Beaverdale who signed up previously are eligible