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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tamaqua’s Owl Creek Reservoir Commission will host its annual “Owl Creek Christmas” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at the reservoir on Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua.

Santa will make an appearance and children in attendance will be eligible for toy and bike giveaways.

The kitchen will be open and there will be a fire for roasting marshmallows. Rain date will be Sunday, same time and place.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dr. Mark McGalla, principal at Lehighton Area Middle School announces the honor roll for first marking period of the 2016-17 school year.

Distinguished honors

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Clement McGinley was presented with the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Honor Roll of School Board Service at the Jim Thorpe school board’s Monday meeting. McGinley has served on the board for eight years. FILE PHOTO.

Clement McGinley was presented with the Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Honor Roll of School Board Service on Monday.

Superintendent Brian Gasper read a speech to explain the legacy of school board service, as well as the qualities exhibited by McGinley in his time on the board.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MMI Preparatory School in Freeland announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2016-2017 school year.

Local students honored are as follows:

Sixth grade: Brenna Eckhart, Lehighton.

Seventh grade: Olivia Bartholomew, Jim Thorpe; Rachael Betz, Tamaqua; Keiran Mele, Jim Thorpe; and Dustin Paul, Jim Thorpe.

Eighth grade: Natalie Graham, Tamaqua; Violet O’Connell, Coaldale; and Samantha Sparich, Weatherly.

Ninth grade: Kai Mele, Jim Thorpe; Molly O’Connell, Coaldale; and Skyler Stabin, Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

State representatives and senators are elected to research and propose laws and amendments to laws.

They also help constituents with matters involving government agencies, including helping people apply for money to help heat their homes, and senior citizens seeking rent or property tax rebates.

Your state lawmaker can help you obtain birth or death certificates or food stamps, apply to open a business or obtain a driver’s license or enroll a child in the state’s health insurance program for low-income families. Here’s a list of state legislators covering your area.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Carbon County Commissioners, last week, made moves on both the conservation district board and housing authority.

Josiah Behrens of Jim Thorpe was reappointed to a four-year term as a public director on the conservation district; while Commissioners’ Chairman Wayne Nothstein was reappointed as the conservation district’s commissioner representative for a one-year term.

The commissioners also accepting the resignation of Joan D. Chambers of Weatherly from the housing authority. Chambers’ resignation is effective Dec. 31.

Other business

Wednesday, December 7, 2016