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Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 recently purchased this fire engine/pumper.

Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 members are proud to show off their latest acquisition — a preowned KME fire engine/pumper. The vehicle has a 500-gallon water tank, 1,500 gpm Hale Pump, 15 kw generator, two electric corded hose reels, ladder, 450 horsepower diesel engine and on spot chains. The apparatus was purchased to replace the hose company’s current engine.

The engine will be put in to service as soon as equipment is placed on the vehicle, identifying names are changed and all necessary registration and insurance is in order.

Your annual donation helps the company provide its members with equipment needed to protect life and property. With the 2018 fire drive concluding, residents are asked to donate as soon as possible. Contact the hose company for information.

Morning Star Legion meeting

West Wyoming American Legion Morning Star Post 904 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Angelo’s in the Midway Shopping Center. All members are invited to attended for dinner and the meeting.

Wyoming Area Catholic news

Award-winning author/photographer Kathy Miller will make a return visit to Wyoming Area Catholic School on Wednesday, April 18. In her new book in the Chippy Chipmunk series, Chippy learns to feel empathy toward a very unique chipmunk.

One goal of this presentation is to stimulate an interest in nature by exposing students to natural behaviors they can encounter in their local environment. Students will learn how to use backyard nature photography to inspire their writing.

The Chippy Chipmunk series weaves together visual and language arts, science, photography and storytelling to make backyard nature accessible and fun. These hardcover, jacketed books contains 70-90 photographs and feature fun facts on the end pages. You can visit the author’s website to learn more about the author and her books at www.chippychipmunk.com. Parents, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to purchase Kathy Miller’s books the day of the visit.

West Wyoming yard waste

West Wyoming has resumed yard waste collection. Thursday, April 12, yard waste pickup will be from West Eighth Street to the Exeter line. Thursday, April 19, yard waste will be collected from the Atherton section of the borough up to, but not including, West Eighth Street. Yard waste collection will continue to alternate each week until Nov. 8.

Per County Waste, residents are requested to use their trash containers for yard waste.

West Wyoming will have bulk item collection Monday, April 9. Collection is limited to two items per household. The following will not be accepted: Freon containing items, tires, paint, lacquers and stains, pesticides, hazardous type waste, construction materials over 50 pounds, brick, block and concrete, car batteries and car parts, ammunition and electronics, including TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, telephones, mouses and towers.

Residents may place small items in a box, as long as it does not exceed 5 cubic feet.

Church bingo

The Social Concerns Committee of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host its fourth annual prize bingo Sunday, April 15, in the school gymnasium, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Doors open at noon with game play starting at 1 p.m. Admission is $10. Tickets will not be sold in advance. Entrance fee includes three cards for each of the 15 regular games and 10 specials. Additional cards will be available for purchase.

Prizes include small appliances, an Amazon Dot, gift cards to local restaurants, salons and retailers. Diamond and precious stone jewelry, designer bags and original art also will be featured, along with tickets to live theater events, Railriders tickets, an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Pocono and a final $200 cash coverall.

A variety of foods will be available to purchase for lunch, in addition to a bake sale, basket raffle and instant bingo.

The Social Concerns Committee is a program that tends to the needs of the parish community as well as the community at large. All proceeds will help those in the community during difficult times.

Wyoming Free Library news

Wyoming Free Library is hosting Masterpiece Adult Coloring Get-Togethers. Downton Abbey adult coloring will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and Poldark will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The cost is $10 per session, which will cover the adult coloring book and supplies. The money is due when registering. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the library to register.

The library is having a fill-a-bag book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The cost is $5 per bag. The library is accepting donations for the sale.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming parade news

Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade. In addition to organizations, the committee also is looking for antique cars and unique cars for the parade.

The parade is a tradition on the west side and parade chairman Jerry Stofko would like to see the event grow even larger this year. If your organization would like to participate, call 570-507-4656 or email jerrykatie@comcast.net.

Wyoming sanitation fee

Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed the 2018 annual trash fees.

The discount period ended Feb. 15. The fee is now $200 through May 15. Late payments made after May 15 will be $250, no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Rental property owners are reminded the property owner, not the tenant, is responsible for payment of trash fees.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. A payment box is by the entrance of the building.

Exeter collection reminders

Exeter Borough is now offering single stream recycling. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly. Pickup will still be on Mondays.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable with the exception of shredded paper, which will now go out with your regular garbage. Also, items are on the new list that were not picked up before.

Yard waste will still be collected Thursdays. Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage. Place your bags in regular garbage cans. There is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is under 30 pounds. Don’t place several small bags in your can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pickup or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001 Ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.