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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vacation Bible School

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church SSP will hold its VBS from June 27 until July 1, Sunday after worship and Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages are 4 years of age through the sixth grade. There will also be an adult class.

For more information or to register, call (610) 681-5191.

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you fathers and grandfathers.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pastors celebrated

The services of Pastors Dave Felker and Deb Hoffman have been or are being celebrated as they bid the Effort UMC church family farewell.

Pastor Deb's recognition was held after the Saturday, June 12, service, with many in attendance; Pastor Dave's recognition will be held on June 20, after the worship service at 10 a.m. The church will only hold one service so that all church family may meet together.

There will be a Youth Worship Saturday evening service at 7 p.m. on June 19.

Lion of the Year

Monday, June 14, 2010

Historical society

There will be no regular meeting of the Eldred Township Historical Society this Tuesday, June 15. Instead, members are asked to meet on Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. in the picnic grove to set up for the Chinese auction to be held at the Kunkletown Carnival. Please bring any donated items for it at that time.

Donations for Strawberry Festival

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Safe Haven Rescue

Safe Haven Rescue will have a Dog Adoption Day on Sunday, June 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 355 Lincoln Ave., East Stroudsburg. There will be several young lovable dogs available to meet and greet you. Come and find your new best friend.

Safe Haven requires a Pre-Adoption Application and a home visit prior to adopting an animal to make sure the dogs get the best home possible.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pastors' farewell

The church body and friends of the church of Effort United Methodist will bid adieu to its pastors, the Rev. Deb Hoffman and the Rev. Dave Felker, on Saturday June 12 and Sunday, June 20, respectively.

Rev. Deb will be honored at a sandwich supper, following the worship service on Saturday, June 12. The church is providing soup but participants are asked to bring a plate of sandwiches.

The celebration for Rev. Dave will be held following a single service, at 10 a.m., on June 20. It is a covered dish event.

Monday, June 7, 2010
bob ford/times news Jimmie Johnson has a busy weekend on tap.

LONG POND - Over the last 26 years, the NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway have carried different names as well as sponsors.

The first Cup Series race held back on August 4, 1974 was known as the Purolater 500. Three years later, it was called the Coca Cola 500. Four years later, it was the Mountain Dew 500.

It was back in 1982 that a second Cup Series race in Long Pond was added to the season series and the name game began once again. At that time, the two races were known as the Van Scoy 500 and the Mountain Dew 500.

Monday, June 7, 2010
bob ford/times news Kevin Conway gets fuel and a tire change as he pulls into pit road during Sunday's Gillette Fusion Proglide 500 at Pocono Raceway.

LONG POND - When it came to the subject of 'restarts' earlier in the week, Denny Hamlin admitted he was maintaining around a "C" average.

His grade improved dramatically in Sunday's Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 at Pocono Raceway.

When an accident on the race's final lap spoiled a clean finish for him, Hamlin was handed one last re-start which resulted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' version of overtime a "Green-White-Checkered."

Monday, June 7, 2010
bob ford/times news Casey Mears walks toward his car during Friday's qualifying session at Pocono Raceway.

Things weren't going very well around the Red Bull Racing Team.

So with Casey Mears filling in for Brian Vickers in the No. 83 Toyota with Vickers undergoing treatment for blood clots and Scott Speed needing a change of luck in the No. 82 Toyota, Jay Frye, general manager and vice president, decided to make a change in crew chiefs this week at Pocono Raceway for the Gillette Fusion Proglide 500.

Mears ended Sunday's race 23rd. He spun off the track after his car touched Elliott Sadler's car on a restart on lap 159. Speed finished 20th.

Monday, June 7, 2010
bob ford/times news Kyle Busch's pit crew pushes his car toward the inspection area prior to the race.

LONG POND, PA – Teammate Kyle Busch had a quick car and pit stops that put him in the lead all afternoon. Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and Sam Hornish Jr. were playing the fuel mileage game. But not even all that and a severe rain storm that delayed the start of the race could stop the #11FedEx car driven by Denny Hamlin.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Graduates recognized

St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown will hold its Graduate Recognition Sunday on June 13. If you or someone in your family is graduating from any school or a program that is licensed, call (610) 381-2442 to have them recognized for their accomplishment.

Donations needed