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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The case of the gala weekend in Las Vegas enjoyed by the Panther Valley school directors last November is not yet closed, according to information received by The Evening Courier yesterday.

The Courier was requested to send its files and newspaper accounts of the trip to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, as well as the Department of Public Instruction. A high state official hinted that an investigation of the entire matter will be conducted in the near future.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CancerTelethon.org has teamed with Anjoli Productions to present a special benefit concert featuring Doo-Wop legends Larry Chance & the Earls. Some of the Earls' biggest hits include "Remember Then," "Life is But at Dream," "Never," and "I Believe." The Earls are one of the New York City doo-wop success stories.

Remember When and Eddie "Mr. Ed" Collins are also performing.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ten first-time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition probation program this week by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete it or are revoked from it, they face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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AlthoughtheAmericanCancerSociety stoppedits national daffodilcampaignlast year, locally the blooms are still beingsold as a fundraiserto helpcancervictims.Today,they arebeingsold atRedner'sMarket in Nesquehoning. Friday they will be availableat Jim Thorpe Market and CountryHarvestin Palmerton.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The deadline to submit applications for a $500 Social Service grant from the Carbon County Interagency Council is Friday.

The grant is open to all agencies who meet the guidelines of the IAC's mission statement and who serve any population of Carbon County. The IAC mission is to "increase and promote the quality of human services in the community."

The IAC aims to develop a better knowledge of existing agencies and service, as well as provide support and education for member agencies and individuals.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Commissioners of the PVYA Lacrosse Programs for both boys and girls will be hosting LAX-Fest, an event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, March 30, at the Pocono Dome in Sciota. The event is a fun day for co-ed play to kick off the spring season.

There will be Lacrosse games, relay races, raffles and entertainment throughout the day.

The programs serve youth from the age of 5-15 in the Pleasant Valley area.

The girls lacrosse program has nearly quadrupled within just a few years and is now one of the largest sports in the area.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS LB Morris Elementary students who participated in the Middle School Computer Fair recently are, front, from left, Ashley Hill, Natalie Terpstra, Emma Gavornik and Haley Crowley. Back, Sky Gould, team adviser Rose Strubinger and Trinity Murphy.

Six students from the LB Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe recently participated in the Middle School Computer Fair at Muhlenberg College.

Two of the students, Emma Gavornik and Natalie Terpstra, won first place in the graphic design category. They will advance to the state competition in May at Dickinson College in Carlisle.

Trinity Murphy, Sky Gould and Ashley Hill placed second in the graphic design category. Haley Crowley also participated. She entered a project in the animation category.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The 10th annual Lehighton community book swap will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

The event is sponsored by the Lehighton Area Education Association, Pennsylvnia State Education Association, and the National Education Association.

Students can make book donations in their classroom for credit exchange at the event.

Adults may make book donations ahead of time for credit exchange from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Middle School.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weissport Recreation Committee will host its next yard sale on May 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Weissport park. Vendor spaces are available by calling Tammy Solt at 610-377-4147. Refreshments available.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A controversial school building project is being debated now in the Lehighton Area School District.

As a result, more people are coming out for board meetings.

The attendance has been so high that all the seats in the administration building board room are filling quickly and the standing-room-only crowd gets uncomfortably squeezed to the back of the room and into the lobby.

This past Monday night more than 30 dedicated residents stood in the lobby for the two-hour meeting.