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July 2012

Ways to get your family to eat more fiber

Saturday, July 28, 2012

10, 13, 15, 28, 38: No, these are not the numbers of last night's Cash 5 drawing.

They are amounts of fiber in grams. The last two, 28 and 38, are what the United States Department of Agriculture determines to be sufficient daily amounts for females and males.

The first two, 10 and 13, are what a study done at Georgia Health Sciences University found female and male teenagers ingest. The middle number, 15, is the USDA's estimate for the average American.

Storm cripples a town

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Parryville mayor declares state of emergency

There isn't a street in Parryville that wasn't affected by Thursday's violent storm that swept through the area.

On Main Street, wires dangle to mere inches off the street.

On Center Street, a roof blew off one house and much of the siding was torn off another.

On every street, trees were toppled. Thursday evening, officials said all entrances to the town were still blocked by the trees, leaving it a town left standing on its own since nobody could enter or exit the community.

Negative nastiness in Schuylkill

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

As someone who has been involved in some successes and some failures in public service, I think genuine criticism and discussion are important parts of the democratic process.

I am writing in response to Larry Padora's letter that appeared in your paper. This is the type of negative nastiness that turns people off from participating in elections and politics.

When is the state constitution the law of the land?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

To answer this question simple consider the following from Sections 58 and 59, plus Section 52, in American Jurisprudence - Constitutional Law (16 Am, Jur. 2d):

"2. State Constitutions [Sections 58 and 59]

Section 58. Generally


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Identifying the Penn State NCAA sanctions as a "slow death penalty" is the best description I've heard. It will take many years, if ever, for PSU to return to football prominence. The loss of scholarships will hurt the most. It will be tough competing in the Big Ten Conference with that kind of penalty. And recruiting?

Concourse Club of Palmerton looking for artwork for art show

Friday, July 27, 2012

The annual Concourse Club of Palmerton Art Show for adults and students, in all media and photography, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neuman School at 3rd and Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

If interested in entering the show, applications can be obtained from or at the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., or by calling 610-377-0530.

Tamaqua news

Friday, July 27, 2012

TASD news

Tamaqua Area School District students participating in sports and/or any extracurricular activity, or who have a school parking permit is subject to random drug and alcohol testing, as established in 2010. Random drug testing of non-participating students is also available if the district receives a parental request. Students must provide a signed parental consent form before participating.

Panther Valley and Jim Thorpe students may be eligible for private school grants

Friday, July 27, 2012

Students in Panther Valley School District's middle and senior high schools and the Jim Thorpe Area School District's high school may be eligible for grants of up to $15,000 each to attend private schools under the state's $50 million Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program in the upcoming school year.

Marriage licenses

Friday, July 27, 2012

Schuylkill County

Miranda L. M. Leone and Nathan L. Day, 117 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Megan S. Parker and Jason D. Joy, 127 New Philadelphia Road, New Philadelphia.

Tina M. Boyce, 17 Stratton Drive, Zion Grove, North Union Township, and Scott K. Ritzman, 8 Hallton Hill Road, Pine Grove.

Tracey J. Williams, 21 Mush Dahl Road, New Ringgold, and Michael Chickilly II, 684 Arrow Road, New Ringgold.


Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27, 1956 Steve Yasenchak singles home Jim Kristoff with two outs in the ninth inning to complete a comeback and give Tamaqua a 4-3 walk-off win over Lehighton in Tri-County Legion action. Trailing 3-0, the winners tie the game in the eighth frame on a two-run double by Larry Leitzel and RBI single by Bob Lusky. Yasenchak, Leitzel and Dave Evans all finish with two hits. Kristoff earns the pitching win with two scoreless innings of relief. Starter Joe Thomas strikes out eight batters in his seven innings of work.

Art in the Park and concert

Friday, July 27, 2012

17th annual Art in the Park Show at the Chestnuthill Twp. Park, Rt. 715-Brodheadsville on Sunday, July 29 from 12-4 p.m.

Riverside Rhythm (swing band) will be performing from 1 – 3 p.m. Over 30 of the areas finest artists will be exhibiting.

Enjoy art and a concert free.

Cleaning up after storm

Friday, July 27, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Volunteers Lee Arner and Tom Davies this morning clean up the remnants from an 80-90-foot tree that fell at the Palmerton Memorial Park as the result of Thursday evening's storm.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Volunteers Lee Arner and Tom Davies this morning clean up the remnants from an 80-90-foot tree that fell at the Palmerton Memorial Park as the result of Thursday evening's storm.

Volunteers Lee Arner and Tom Davies this morning clean up the remnants from an 80-90-foot tree that fell at the Palmerton Memorial Park as the result of Thursday evening's storm.

New Ringgold man to face drug counts in Schuylkill court

Friday, July 27, 2012

A New Ringgold man was one of four defendants who received hearings in the Schuylkill County Court on bench warrants which were issued for their arrest.

Michael Vincent Gustis, 31, of 111 Bear Creek Drive, had his bench warrant dissolved by Judge James P. Goodman and bail reinstated.

Amid the carnage ... Heroes surface from the tragedy in Aurora

Friday, July 27, 2012

The horrible events that unfolded in Aurora, Colo. one week ago prove that we don't have to look to Hollywood, or to a concert stage or sporting event to find real heroes in our society.

Parents must register children for school

Friday, July 27, 2012

With the end of summer approaching, parents need to be certain that their children are ready for school before Aug. 27. It is extremely important for parents to register their children for kindergarten and grades one through five before school begins.

In order to register a child for kindergarten in the Panther Valley School District, the child must be 5 years of age before Oct. 1, 2012.

A state-issued birth certificate or other acceptable proof of name and age along with immunization records and two proofs of residency are required for each child registering.

Championship game set

Friday, July 27, 2012

After an epic night of playoff basketball on Wednesday evening, the championship game has been set for the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) Summer Basketball League.

With a semifinal win over Batter's Box, defending ESRC Winter League Champion Ryan's Oil & Heating has advanced to tonight's championship game, where they will meet three-time defending summer league champion R.R. Frey Services (a semifinal winner over Schick's Café Calcutta).

Mini Olympic winners named in S. Hill

Friday, July 27, 2012
Mini Olympic winners named in S. Hill
Copyright 2012

The Summit Hill Recreation recently held its 2012 Mini Olympics competition at the Ginter Field in that community. Event winners included Brenna McAndrew, front-left, and Isabella Miller, front-right; middle row, from left, Matthew Juracka, Trey McAndrew, Michael Pascoe, Harry Swinehart and Jonas Swinehart; and back, same order, Ava Kosciolek, Cassidy Englert, Megan Pascoe, Justin Juracka, Sarah Hood, Chloie Englert, Sophia Tuccillo and Brenna Beshock.

How to prevent Medicare fraud

Friday, July 27, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Kathy McIntosh talks to members of Western Pocono Women's Club about Medicare fraud.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Kathy McIntosh talks to members of Western Pocono Women's Club about Medicare fraud.

"Never ever give your Medicare ID number to anyone," said Kathy McIntosh of PA Senior Medicare Patrol. She was the speaker at the Western Pocono Women's Club and the topic was Medicare Fraud.

"Medicare will never call you or come to your door. So you should never give your Medicare ID number to anyone who asks," she said.

"If anyone calls you or comes to your home and offers you something from Medicare for free but first you have to give them your ID number, remember this, Medicare gives nothing away free."

Plan 50th reunion

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Marian High School Class of 1963 will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. to plan their 50th class reunion.

The meeting will be held at Basile's Italian Restaurant in Hometown.

Any members of the class wishing to be on the reunion committee are invited to attend

Cutting up downed trees

Friday, July 27, 2012

A member of the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company uses a chainsaw to cut trees that were knocked down along Route 248 following Thursday evening's storm.

Navy club to meet

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club will meet Monday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. at the VFW at 300 E. Center St., Nesquehoning. Scott Reinhart will be in charge. New members are welcome. Applications will be available at the meeting.

Statewide crackdown on synthetic drugs

Friday, July 27, 2012

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Linda Kelly and State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced that narcotics agents and troopers, along with local police officers in communities across Pennsylvania, have executed more than 50 search warrants as part of a statewide crackdown on the trafficking and sale of dangerous synthetic drugs.

Senate Finance Committee reviews Argall school property tax bill

Friday, July 27, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Senator Mike Brubaker (R-Lancaster), convened this morning to review a proposal sponsored by Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) that would eliminate the school district property taxes and replace the funding for public schools with a new mixture of expanded sales and state income taxes.

Storm damages Asa Packer Mansion tree

Friday, July 27, 2012

In what was an all too common sight after Thursday evening's vicious storms that passed through our area, a large branch broke off of a tree on the Asa Packer Mansion property in Jim Thorpe just to the rear of the county court house partially blocking Packer Hill Road.

Downed tree closes road

Friday, July 27, 2012

SR248 was closed eastbound Thursday evening when strong winds brought down a large tree across the two lanes.

Class reunions

Friday, July 27, 2012

PV Class of 1992

The Panther Valley Class of 1992 will be holding a 20th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 8 p.m., at the Fire Company Roadside Rest in Nesquehoning. Notifications have been sent out via Facebook and through word of mouth.

If any classmate has not been reached, please contact Paul McArdle at (570) 645-8707 or or Yvonne Stoffey at or (570) 778-6017.

PV Classes of '90, '91, '93, and '94

Eldred column

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mrs. Bush's Pet Show

Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home is looking for animals to participate in the sixth annual Pet Show on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.

Animals are welcome with current updated shot records. Many prizes will be awarded for different categories and there is no fee to enter, but they ask that you bring along a pet item to donate to a local shelter (food, bedding, etc.).

Some categories will include smallest and largest pet, most talented, unique and many more.

Lonestar, Blue Oyster Cult slate Penn's Peak concert dates

Friday, July 27, 2012
A film, "The Last Ride - A Story of Hank Williams - Music's Original Bad Boy," will be shown at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Sept. 16.
A film, "The Last Ride - A Story of Hank Williams - Music's Original Bad Boy," will be shown at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Tonight, 7 Walkers will be making their first venue appearance

More concerts have been added to the calendar for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, and tickets for two of them go on sale tomorrow.

Meanwhile, tonight at the venue, 7 Walkers will be making their debut appearance.

Bill Kreutzmann, former Grateful Dead drummer, formed 7 Walkers whose sound is an electrifying mix of New Orleans funk and classic Bay Area rock which they have dubbed "swampadelic."

Their name comes from the title of one of their songs.

Tonight's concert starts at 8 o'clock. Tickets at the door are $25.

Underage drinking arrest reported

Friday, July 27, 2012

Slatington police reported on an underage drinking arrest in the borough.

Police said about 4:12 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, officers were dispatched for a report of an intoxicated male in the 400 block of West Church St.

As a result of an investigation police said Trevor Richard Dottery, 19, of 309 Main St., Walnutport, was cited for purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Dutch oven cooking featured in Mormon 'Pioneer Days' event

Friday, July 27, 2012

Will occur beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday along by-pass in Lehighton

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Franklin Township, has planned a special event for the public that features Dutch oven cooking on Saturday.

The Dutch oven cooking, as part of a Pioneer Days celebration, will be held starting at 5 p.m. along the Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard (Route 209) in Lehighton.

Members of the church will be doing the cooking, said Gary Schoenberger, high priest group leader.

Yudichak applauds court ruling on Marcellus Shale zoning restriction

Friday, July 27, 2012

State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) released the following statement in response to Thursday's Commonwealth Court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania's attempt to establish statewide zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling.