Franciscan Center dedication

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Franciscan friars and the faith community of Shamokin, Coal Township and Trevorton invites the public to the blessing, dedication and inauguration of ministry at the Franciscan Center, 917 W. Chestnut St., at noon Monday.

The Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, bishop of Harrisburg, will preside at the special ceremonies.

Following the ceremonies, a cookout and open house will be held at the Franciscan Center until 3 p.m.

Office, LATS closings

• KULPMONT — The Kulpmont-Marion Heights Joint Municipal Authority Office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

• MOUNT CARMEL — That the Mount Carmel Borough Office and LATS bus service will be closed for the Monday Memorial Day holiday.

Beach closing

TUSCARORA — The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) closed the beach at Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks in Schuylkill County to swimming, effective Friday, May 24, because of resampling requirements.

As a precaution, the beach will remain closed until acceptable water sample results are received. DCNR has posted signs at the beach.

Other activities at Tuscarora and Locust Lake State Parks such as camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing are proceeding as usual.

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