Rep. Karen Boback (Lackawanna/ Luzerne/Wyoming) announced outreach and satellite hours for October in order to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District. All offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, for Columbus Day.
“With colder temperatures and unpredictable weather on the way, October will be the last month for my satellite hours for the season. Satellite office visits will resume next spring, and locations and times will be announced early next year,” said Boback. “Those requiring assistance can contact my Dallas or Tunkhannock district offices. The various outreach opportunities that are offered at my district offices will continue throughout the year, weather permitting.”
A member of Boback’s staff will be available at the following locations:
- Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at Mehoopany Township Municipal Building, located at237 Schoolhouse Road, Mehoopany, and then at the Meshoppen Borough Building, located the intersection of Canal Street and Route 267 in Meshoppen from 1-3 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Factoryville Borough Building, located at 161 College Ave. in Factoryville, from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Falls Senior Center, located at 2813 Sullivan’s Trail in Falls, from11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Laceyville Borough Building, located at 342 Church St., Laceyville, from3-5 p.m.
The Mobile Veterans Center will be in the Ace Hardware-Brady and Cavany Store parking lot in Eaton Township on Monday, Oct. 2, from 10 am to 2 pm. Some of the services available for veterans and their dependents include individual, group, family and bereavement counseling; medical referrals; assistance in applying for Veterans Affairs benefits; employment counseling; guidance and referrals; and alcohol and drug assessments.
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the American Legion will hold office hours at the Tunkhannock district office, located at 133 West Tioga St., Suite 4, in Tunkhannock from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
A claims consultant from the American Legion will provide the assistance. Area veterans may seek assistance and information pertaining to specific benefits and programs. Additional meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of every month.
A caseworker for U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (Hazleton) will be at the Tunkhannock district office on Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 am to noon. Assistance will be available for constituents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs, and constituents are encouraged to bring documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues.
Veterans outreach hours will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Dallas district office from 10 am to 2 pm. A claims consultant from the Wilkes-Barre Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be on hand to address questions and concerns of local veterans and their families.
A representative from the Center for Independent Living is available for appointments at the Tunkhannock district office on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Please call the Tunkhannock office at 570-836-4777 to make an appointment.
A representative from the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center will be at the Tunkhannock district office on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 am to noon. The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center provides educational programs and no-cost, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business.