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Thursday, May 26, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left to right, Shea, first grade, his dad Jason Finney and his mom, Stacey Finney, and Brianna Moore, first grade, participate in bowling at SOAR's Family Fun Night at Towamensing Elementary School.

It was a night for Parkside, SS Palmer and Towamensing students and their families to SOAR at Towamensing Elementary School with crafts, games, refreshments and fun.

Brianna Moore and Shea Finney, first graders, explained what SOAR stands for. They said the S is Safety first, O-Our responsibility, A-Always try your best and R-Respect yourself and others.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Because of the downward spiral of the economy, volunteers for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) are needed more than ever to help provide much needed services in Carbon County.

At present and during this past winter, several Carbon County families have experienced or are experiencing homelessness. Family Promise of Carbon County is a nonprofit and nondenominational organization that is trying to help these families based on the support of volunteers and host congregations.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A bid was approved, land acquired, ordinances discussed, conditional use approved, and a race request denied. Those discussions and ensuing decisions were the major portion of the May 23 meeting of the Polk Township supervisors.

The bid approval was for the Lower Middle Creek culvert replacement and it was awarded to the lowest bidder, Northeast Site Contractors with a bid of $102,261.85.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

Lansford-Coaldale Joint Water Authority engineer Ed Gaydos retired Wednesday after 39 years on the job. His last project is the $2.1 million upgrading of the Panther Valley's water system, is expected to be completed this summer.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center will host a workshop about slimy animals for kids of all ages at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Mauch Chunk Lake Park.

Participants will take a closer look at some slimy animals, learn about slime and what its purpose is and then make and take home two different kinds of slime.

Please wear old clothing.

The center is located at the west end of Mauch Chunk Lake Park along Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe.

Call (570) 645-8595 to register or for more information.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Despite lasting only a few minutes, Monday's flash rain storm left township and borough workers with a variety of time consuming cleanup projects, consisting of clearing street, unclogging drains, removing trees and so on. Pictured are Rush Township workers removing dirt and debris that washed out onto Alexander Ortega Street in Hometown.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Temperatures ranging from the low 60s to low 80s are making for great outside weather as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. Enjoying herself on a swing at the Tamaqua Elementary School is Leah Nelson, 5, daughter of Jennifer Whitehead of Tamaqua.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jeaninne Motroni not only won the Republican nomination for a six year term for supervisor in Rush Township on Primary Election day, but the official count completed this week at the courthouse in Pottsville, showed she also won the Democratic nomination by write-in votes. There were no Democrats on the ballot for the post.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Hospital received the Surgical Care Improvement Award and MRSA Reduction Award from Quality Insights of PA on Tuesday. Pictured are (l-r) Eve Esslinger, RN Project Coordinator, Quality Insights of PA, Dodie Harleman, Infection Preventionist, Palmerton Hospital, Dianna Yeakel, Palmerton Charge Nurse OR, and Theresa Long, vice president of nursing, Blue Mountain Health Systems.

Palmerton Hospital has received a pair of awards for its successful implementation of several tasks.

Quality Insights of PA presented the awards to the hospital as part of an awards program held Tuesday at the Palmerton campus.

At that time, the hospital received the Surgical Care Improvement Award for its successful implementation of best practices relating to the Surgical Care and Heart Failure Improvement Project.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

There was a write-in winner on the Republican ballot for school director for Panther Valley School District it was reported by the Schuylkill County Election Bureau after the official count was completed.