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Mount Carmel Township food pantry

ATLAS — Mount Carmel Township food distribution will be held at the township complex from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Special Masses set

MOUNT CARMEL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 47 S. Market St. will have Masses celebrating the Holy Day of Obligation and Immaculate Conception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Tax deadline approaching

SUNBURY — The Northumberland County Tax Claims Bureau, 399 Stadium Drive, reminds property owners with real estate taxes for 2017 that have not been paid that the deadline for payment before taxes are turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau is Dec. 31.

For information call your local tax collector.

Letters to Santa still welcome

SHAMOKIN — The News-Item welcomes submissions through Wednesday, Dec. 13, for its popular internet broadcast of Letters to Santa with Tom Kutza.

Children or parents can click on the Letters to Santa graphic at the homepage of When the Letters to Santa page launches, click on “Send Mail” on the mailbox and fill out the simple form.

Also, letters can be sent to or mailed or dropped off at The News-Item, 707 N. Rock St., Shamokin 17872, or at The News-Item inside Community Pharmacy, 49 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel 17851.