Saturday, November 28, 2015
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Rescuers work to free a car crash victim.

A McAdoo woman was taken for medical evaluation after being trapped more than 20 minutes in a one-car rollover crash along Route 309 in Hometown.
Emergency responders were dispatched at 12 noon Saturday for a report of a rollover with entrapment.
Arriving on scene, rescuers discovered a car on its side on just off the southbound lanes of travel with two adults trapped inside.

When my young grandchildren were asked to say grace while I was visiting, their idea of giving thanks consisted of seven hurried words: Thank you God for our food, amen.

I think each child had a contest to see who could say it the fastest.

I really hoped for more, at least at Thanksgiving, but I understood.

I understood that gratitude is something that grows with age. I also understood that most youngsters fail to appreciate the basic good things in their life because it’s not something they think about.

It’s a house divided. Actually, it’s the Senate, and they were split 50-50.

The Pennsylvania Senate rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the funds with increases in state tax rates on sales and income.

The preliminary vote on Senate bill 76 ended in a tie 24-24. But Lt. Gov. Mike Stack voted against the bill to break the deadlock.

Good things happen to James Denny.

As a sixth-grader living in south Jersey, his home was a safe haven for poor kids from Camden who would come to Denny’s house to play basketball and eat meals rather than wander unsafe city streets. He saw at a young age what happens when kindness is offered. The good side of people is what you see in return.

A year ago, he entered a television contest to win a custom tree house for his family. Denny, who lives in Jim Thorpe, wanted to give the house as a gift to his mother who raised a wonderful family mostly on her own.

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Cochrane, LLC, Quakertown, property on Main Street, Beaver Meadows, $815.

Mark E. Sholtis to Steve Brian Roberts, 28 W. Oak St., Tresckow, property at 28 W. Oak St., $84,000.


Ronald C. Snyder Sr. to Willard Moyer, 601 Fireline Road, Palmerton, property at 613 Ore St., $25,000.

East Penn Township

Diane A. Reed to William A. Swartz, 364 Berger Creek Road, Lehighton, property at 364 Berger Creek Road, $65,000.