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Councilman will

meet with residents

City Councilman George Brown will hold his third town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Firwood United Methodist Church, 399 Old River Road.

Residents are invited and encouraged to express their concerns and discuss issues. Brown also said residents may contact him by phone at 570-991-1156 or e-mail, Georgecbrown3@gmail.com.


Libraries set

Egypt lectures

The Luzerne County Library System will wrap up its series titled “Uncover Secrets from the Sands of Ancient Egypt” with three lectures this week at area libraries.

Stephen R. Phillips, Ph.D. , from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, is presenting the lectures.

• Everywhere the Glint of Gold — 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Back Mountain Memorial Library in Dallas. The lecture first recounts the extraordinary chain of events leading up to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb on Nov. 4, 1922, followed by the presentation of images of the array of ancient artifacts it contained, For all audiences.

• Show Me the Mummy — 2 p.m. Friday at the Hazleton Area Public Library in Hazleton. A highly illustrated video presentation explores the history of ancient Egyptian mummies in cinema and literature. Images of illustrations from 19th Century literature and actual movie trailers from over six decades of mummy movies highlight the talk. For all audiences.

• Searching for Cleopatra —Noon Saturday at the Wyoming Free Library in Wyoming. Cleopatra, Egypt’s most famous queen, is the subject of literature and lore stretching from the historians of ancient Rome, to Shakespeare, to modern literature and finally to current cinema. This lecture relies on archaeological data to tell the true story of ancient Egypt’s fabled queen and whether or not she truly existed. For all audiences.

For detailed descriptions of each lecture and a complete schedule, visit luzernelibraries.org/egypt.html.


Yard waste

pickup to end

The final day for curbside yard waste collection in Wyoming Borough will be Friday.

Garbage collection stickers for 2014 are on sale at the Municipal Building. The cost remains $200 for the full year/$190 senior citizens. Half-year stickers are also available at $100/$95 seniors. Residents who opt for purchasing half-year stickers are responsible for making their second payment by July 25, 2014. A late fee of $50 will apply to late payments made after the due date.

Stickers may be purchased at the Borough office, 277 Wyoming Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stickers may also be purchased through the mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment.


W-B man arrested

on drug charges

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Municipal Luzerne County Drug Task Force has announced the arrest of a Wilkes-Barre man on heroin trafficking charges.

Jermaine Lechonne Simon, also known as “Snoop,” 35, of North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, was taken into custody Saturday by Wilkes-Barre city police during a traffic stop after they were informed that Simon was wanted on an arrest warrant from Hanover Township police, Hanover Police Chief Albert Walker said in a press release.

For allegedly delivering heroin to an undercover officer, Simon was charged with felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance as well as a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, Walker said.

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