Make Your Health A Top Priority; Swoyersville Kiwanis Make It Easy

March 23, 2019

“The first wealth is health.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Once again, it is time to have a check up with the Swoyersville Kiwanis’ Annual Blood Analysis Wellness Program. Each year, their club arranges to help local residents obtain the AMBA Panel Blood Analysis/Testing. Testing will take place from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at a new location — St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall, Hughes Street, Swoyersville By taking part in this program, more than 35 tests will be done to assist in the early detection of conditions such as coronary, kidney or liver diseases, anemia and diabetes. Early detection to any health issue is the key to treatments and a quick recovery. A complete panel is done for the low cost of $40. Additional tests are also available for an additional fee. No cash will be accepted. Checks or money orders only will be accepted for testing and should be made payable to AMBA Wellness Program. A $5 handling/processing fee is payable to the Swoyersville Kiwanis Club. Appointments and personal physician authorization are required. For an appointment and information call 1-800-234-8888, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community cleanup Swoyersville Mayor Christopher Concert reminds residents that a community cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 13. Volunteers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at Church and Tripp streets. Volunteers will leave from that location, weather permitting. “As mayor, I will pay for the garbage stickers for trash bags we collect if I cannot get council to waive the fee. Anyone wanting to help is asked to contact me. I usually host cleanup day in May, but this year we are going to try April,” Concert said. For information or to volunteer, call or text Concert at 570-239-4124. Kingston historical group The Kingston Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in council chambers, Kingston Municipal Building, Wyoming Avenue. Plans for an upcoming exhibit on the history of Kingston Corners on May 1 and the third annual Church Tour scheduled for June will be discussed. Members and friends of Kingston are welcome. If information on membership is needed, attend a meeting or write to the society at P.O. Box 1702, Kingston, PA 18704. Pasta dinner Holy Family Parish, Bennett Street, Luzerne, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for ages 6 to 10. A basket raffle will also be held. Rummage sale The Confraternity of Christian Mothers at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hughes Street, Swoyersville will hold a spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2,which will be $2 bag day. Collection dates for the rummage sale are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 25, and 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 26. Bring your items to the side door at the school gym, on the New Street side. No televisions, outdated magazines, encyclopedias or college textbooks can be accepted. Lenten services The Plymouth Ministerium will hold a Lenten Soup and Scripture service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Pilgrim Congregational Church; 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Plymouth Christian Church, and 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at All Saints. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.