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Friday, December 16, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The staff at Wells Fargo Bank in Tamaqua collected donations for the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League Toys For Tots campaign. This location has been a yearly supporter of the program. Pictured are tellers Donna Buck, left, and Vanessa Duffy.

Friday, December 16, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

The Black Diamond Parrothead Club donated $500 to Toys for Tots, a project of the Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626. From left are, Bev and Jim Batman, club members; Cheryl Laub, associate member of the MCL and project coordinator; and Janel Tirpak, club member. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Sports Zoo, Lansford. See the website www.blackdiamond-phc.com for additional club information.

Friday, December 16, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Heather Wagner's third grade class at Panther Valley Elementary School adopted a soldier currently stationed in Afghanistan. The local hero and PV graduate is SPC Samuel Michlovsky, United States Army. The class sent six care packages and have been penpals with the soldier since October. The students, as well as the other third grade classes at PV also sent nearly 200 Christmas cards for Michlovsky to distribute to American soldiers. The Panther Valley PTO paid for all shipping costs.

Friday, December 16, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Martha Moyer/Tail Twister and Madeline Ligenza/President are outfitted in Victorian dress after they finished singing Christmas Carols from the balcony at the Inn of Jim Thorpe. The Jim Thorpe Lioness has sponsored the Mitten tree for underprivileged children for many years.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance is a Spay/Neuter Clinic located in Brodheadsville and is in need of volunteers.

EPAA could use someone to come in one day a week to check in clients, answer phones and schedule appointments. The person would need to arrive by 8:15 a.m. and be able to commit to being there every week.

EPAA also has volunteer positions available to help with vaccination clinics and substitute desk work.

Please stop in to the EPAA office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville or visit www.epaaonline.com or call 570-994-5846.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

An alleged member of the Molly Maguires, who was convicted by a jury 117 years ago of planning the murder of a coal mining official, was vindicated today by a Carbon County jury after a daylong trial.

Alexander Campbell, then 43, was convicted in 1876 of planning to kill mine official John P. Jones in Lansford a year earlier.

Today a panel of seven men and five women, brought into the county from Northampton County, after listening to over four and a half hours of testimony, found Campbell not guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Friends of Animals donation

The Carbon County Friends of Animals organization recently received a $200 donation from the Summit Hill Lions Club. Bob Crampsie, club member, presents the check to Kimmy Mulik, representing the receiving organization.

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Janel Tirpak, right, a member of the Summit Hill Lions Club, presents a check of $200 to Cheryl Laub, associate member of the Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League Detachment 626, to assist with the organization's Toys for Tots project. Laub is the coordinator of the Toys for Tots project.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The following students have achieved Principal's List or Honor Roll for the first marking period at Towamensing Elementary School.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: Students who have attained all A's in all major subjects.

THIRD GRADE: Emily Baumgardt, Brock Bollinger, Owen Buck, Molly Campbell, Carissa Fallon, Dylan Frank, Ariana Jones, Brayden Kline, Gina Laviolette, Madix Marlatt, Aidan McCarty, Kayla Nothstein, Yesmine Olewine, Ethan Recker, Carly Schwenger, Megan Serfass, Tyler Stuck, Chelsea Wagner and Corlan Wood.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Officials of the Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative recently learned about a program that motivates students to act properly during the school days.