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Friday, May 25, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carbon County officials are questioning if they should be managing the Carbon County Animal Shelter, located on top of the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning. Currently, Carbon County is the only county in the state that operates an animal shelter on the county level.

Carbon County officials are wondering if they should still be in the county animal shelter business.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, announced that Kari M. Bauchspies, the county animal warden; as well as Chelsea L. Evans, part-time K-9 officer; both resigned from their posts. Bauchspies resignation is effective June 1; while Evans' is June 6.

Nothstein said that this leaves only one part-time K-9 officer at the shelter, which is located on top of the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning.

Friday, May 25, 2012

American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, has scheduled two Memorial Day weekend services to honor men and women who served or who are serving in the Armed Forces.

The first service will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, White Bear, while the second one will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Ludlow Park.

White Bear

Carbon County Commissioner William O'Gurek of Summit Hill will be the keynote speaker at the service to be held in White Bear.

Friday, May 25, 2012

GFWC Western Pocono Women's Club and the West End Park and Open Space Commission are sponsoring a FREE Child Safety Fair on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Chestnuthill Township Park on Rt. 715, Brodheadsville.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Trevor Yacovelli, 19, jumps up for a dunk.

Taking advantage of kinder weather, youth in McAdoo took the the courts of the Adams Street Playground for a fun game of basketball.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Shaina Ristila, 6, was named as this year's Tamaqua American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173 Poppy Queen. Ristila attends kindergarten in the Tamaqua Area School District and is also a junior member of the Tamaqua American Legion Auxiliary. She is the daughter of Gary and Chrissy Ristila of Tamaqua. Shaina will also be a part of the upcoming Tamaqua Memorial Day Parade, which starts Monday at 10 a.m. and then succeeds to the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 11 a.m. for a community Memorial Day Service. Buying the first poppy is Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The attempt by Mayor Dane Watro to bring "civility" to the council table in McAdoo by having the number of counciilmen reduced from seven to five was denied by Judge Jacqueline Russelll in a decision handed down in Schuylkill County Court on Thursday.

"No factual evidence showed that a smaller council would include members more dedicated to doing the necessary work," Russell stated in her ruling.

Friday, May 25, 2012
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua Class of 2012 who scored 600 or better on any segment of the SAT test include: Tyler Groner, Anthony Iacoviello, Joshua Nemeth, Tanner Urban, Amber Heffelfinger, Heidi Wagner, Erin Fegley and Jacqueline McMullen.

Tamaqua Area Senior High School students who scored 600 or better on any portion of their SAT tests were honored at a recent meeting of the Tamaqua Area School Board of Education. The college preparatory test is composed of three parts - critical reading, writing and math.

Six students scored 600 or more in all three segments of the test - Suzanne Arner, Tyler Butkus, Lauren Christ, Anthony Iacoviello, Caroline Kanaskie and Dakota Vadimsky.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Three men who pleaded guilty to selling drugs were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller in Schuylkill County court to serve two years on probation in a state program. Also, Judge John E. Domalakes sentenced a Pine Grove man to a prison term after he had been found guilty by a jury of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Peter J. Schultz, 46, Hegins, was sentenced to serve 24 months on probation in a state program. He had pleaded guilty to dealing in sale of illegal drugs in his hometown.

Friday, May 25, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Charles S. Snyder, Inc., Tamaqua, earned membership in New Holland Agriculture's exclusive President's Club. From left are, Richard Knadler, vice president; Nancy Knadler, secretary; Charles Chester Snyder, president; and Jean Snyder, treasurer.

Charles S. Snyder, Inc., Tamaqua, has earned membership in New Holland Agriculture's exclusive President's Club. Membership in the President's Club, the highest company honor that can be attained by a New Holland Agriculture dealership, recognizes outstanding achievement in all facets of business management and customer satisfaction.

New Holland Agriculture President's Club Award winners achieved the highest levels in excellence in facilities, business management, sales, parts, and service support, and customer satisfaction.

Friday, May 25, 2012

As a champion of legislation to modernize outdated health care practices, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today applauded the state's announcement to increase state Medicaid recipients' access to specialist care by expanding coverage of telemedicine consultations.