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NANTICOKE: The Nanticoke Ladies Auxiliary Unit 350 is holding its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the post home. President Loretta Chmura will preside.

Plans will be made for upcoming fundraising events, the Veterans' Christmas party, joint installation of officers and the auxiliary Christmas party. All members are welcome.

SHICKSHINNY: American Legion Post 495 is holding a rededication of the post as Jesse Thomas Post 495 in a public ceremony to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the post home on Route 239.

Congressman Lou Barletta, Representative Karen Boback, the commander of the 109th Field Artillery, Legion officers, Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders will participate. Refreshments will be served.

Jesse Thomas was a World War I veteran from Shickshinny who was killed in action on Sept. 6, 1918. He was one of the last casualties of the war. The Armistice took place on Nov. 11, 1918. It was the first action in which Battery B, 109th Artillery, participated.

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