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Friday, November 9, 2012
Tamaqua Elementary Schools Principal James Fasnacht places a paper butterfly made by students on one of six veteran butterfly trees.

Students and staff of the Rush Township Elementary School held a Veteran's Day program at the school.

The public was invited to attend to event, which consisted of singing, patriotic poems, video/photo slideshow of area veterans, recognition of attending veterans, presentation of butterfly trees and fire detail and playing of Taps via members of the Tamaqua American Legion Post 173.

Program organizer Samantha Yachera stated her appreciation to all the attending veterans and visitors, as well as all the work the students and fellow teachers put into program.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The market value of properties in Schuylkill County increased by more than $37 million for 2013 taxes it was reported by Chief County Assessor Virginia "Ginny" Murray at the work session of the Schuylkill County commissioners held Thursday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

The market value of all properties for the tax year 2013 is $5,053,925,141 and the assessed valuation on which taxes are levies at 50 percent of the market value is $2,526,963,670.

Friday, November 9, 2012

A Carbon County drug dealer was recently sentenced to a state prison term by the county court.

Joseph Tate, 49, of Palmerton, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve 21 to 48 months in a state prison on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin.

He was arrested by agents of the state Attorney General's office for making at least six sales to an undercover agent at locations in Palmerton and Allentown.

He sold a total of 117 bags of heroin to the agent. The plea was to one of the sales.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The newest addition to the grounds of the Asa Packer Mansion Museum in Jim Thorpe is a Sugar Maple tree planted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary Packer Cumming's gift of her family's home to the Borough of Mauch Chunk/Jim Thorpe. Standing outside of the Mansion by the new addition are tour guides, left to right : Elizabeth Hannon; Alex Izzo; Victoria Ford; Carolyn Izzo; Theresa Edmondson; Thomas Holowka; Janice Kromer; Ava Bretzik, Director/Historian; James LeVan, Senior Tour Guide; and Maggie LeVan.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hannah Newson, 4, is participating in one of the Harvest Fall Festival activities at the Growing Place in Kresgeville. All students of the Growing Place Centers and their families were treated to a number of fall crafts and activities. Helping Hannah are her parents, Ron and Heather Newsome.

Friday, November 9, 2012

HARRISBURG – A new law will allow veterans who earned certain honors to proudly display their awards by way of specialty license plates offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, according to State Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill).

Act 103 of 2012 allows for military veterans who earned certain achievement, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Bronze Star for Valor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Navy Cross and Air Force Cross, to obtain a specialty license plate honoring their award.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mahoning Township police are continuing their investigation into the armed robbery of two security guards at the Food Lane, located in the Carbon Plaza, last evening. The amount of cash taken in the theft has not been determined, police said, but the two guards were held up as they left the store with a partial night's receipts en route to a night depository. The robbery took place at about 7:45 p.m. in the employees' parking lot. Police said the gunman was wearing a dark ski-type mask.

Friday, November 9, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua High School Jazz Chorale sing patriotic songs during the event.

Students and staff of the Tamaqua Area School High School held their annual Veterans and Flag Raising Ceremony Friday morning in the front of the Senior High School in celebration of Veterans Day.

Besides various speakers, the Tamaqua Area High School Jazz Chorale sang patriotic songs, while students read a roll call of area veterans. Veterans groups on hand for the service were the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626 and Tamaqua American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173.

Friday, November 9, 2012

All Carbon County Special Olympics athletes and volunteers are invited to march in Sunday's Carbon County Veterans Day Parade being held at 2 p.m. in Palmerton.

Those who would like to march, please RSVP to Maureen Foster at (570) 401-1430, or by today.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will be having their annual Children's Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. Santa will be arriving at 12:15 p.m. to read "The Night before Christmas" and hand out candy treats for the children. Refreshments and a special gift to the children from the library will be provided.

Seating is limited so please register your child/children before Monday, Nov. 26 by calling (570) 645.3780.