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Monday, November 7, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS And they're off! Contestants who competed in the annual Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest at Claude's Creamery in Palmerton on Saturday are (l-r) Richard Reinhard, Tom Johnston, Keith Smith, Tom Davies, Glenn Borrell, and Sarah Fenner.

Their tongues burned, their teeth went numb, and their bodies shook to their very core.

All in the name of ice cream.

Six adults braved the elements on Saturday to see who could eat 12 scoops the fastest at the annual Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest at Claude's Creamery in Palmerton.

When all was said and done, Tom Johnston of Palmerton stood head and shoulders above the competition as he shoveled his way to first place after he devoured a dozen scoops of Chocolate ice cream in a mind-numbing six minutes.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Carbon County Navy Club Auxiliary will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St., Nesquehoning.

Presiding will be auxiliary President Althea Siesputowski.

All new members are welcome to attend.

Monday, November 7, 2011
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

As the first grade class at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, recently studied the changes in seasons from summer to autumn, they also studied different animals and their habits during their preparation for the cold winter months. The class can be seen with two of their art projects: a leaf collection placemat and a squirrel's nest. Standing, left to right, are Ryli McGorry, Rebecca-Lynn Graham, Ethan Gardiner, Alfred Collevechio, III. Seated students are Joshua Shelton, Andre Velez, Valerie Blasko, Riley Fenstermaker.

Monday, November 7, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Carbon County Navy Club hosted the quarterly meeting of the squadron at the Nesquehoning VFW in Nesquehoning over the weekend. This is the first time that the Pennyslvania Squadron met here and they thanked the VFW for allowing them to use their facilities. Seated are Ken Stoudt, (Past) National Commander of Ship 258; Joe Toth, commander of Ship 257; and Bob Siesputowski, chaplain and historian and member of Ship 260. Standing are Bill Flail, PA State Commander and Past National Commander; Matt Smith of Ship 257 and Squadron Ship Sergeant; Bob Laughlin, of Ship 257 and National Senior Executive Officer and Past Squadron Commander; Scott Reinhart, Ship 260 commander. The squardon consists of seven ships from across the state of Pennsylvania.

The Carbon County Navy Club hosted the quarterly meeting of the squadron at the Nesquehoning VFW in Nesquehoning over the weekend. This is the first time that the Pennyslvania Squadron met here and they thanked the VFW for allowing them to use their facilities. Seated are Ken Stoudt, (Past) National Commander of Ship 258; Joe Toth, commander of Ship 257; and Bob Siesputowski, chaplain and historian and member of Ship 260.

Monday, November 7, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS In the lead division, this was the float of Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 and VFW Post 294 of Albrightsville.

Fair skies shined upon the six division Carbon County Veterans Day Parade in Jim Thorpe on Sunday.

The parade began at the Jim Thorpe Area High School and proceeded down through the East side of town ending at Second and Center Streets.

After the parade disbanded at that point, participants were bussed back to Memorial Hall for refreshments.

The parade was well represented by Veteran's groups, bands, and Auxiliary groups from throughout the Carbon County Area.

Monday, November 7, 2011

As the result of a water main break at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, last Wednesday and subsequent flooding of the ground floor, services at the hospital were impacted.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eight row office positions including the three commissioners' posts, the top administrative seats in the county are up for grabs tomorrow when the General Election of 2011 will be held. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each of the county's 51 election precincts.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Allentown Diocese on Friday announced that six suppressed churches, including one in Carbon County, three in Schuylkill, and two in Northampton, may open for limited religious services.

The churches are St. Michael in Tresckow, Carbon County; St. Francis of Assisi in Minersville, Immaculate Conception in St. Clair, and Mary, Queen of Peace in Pottsville, Schuylkill County; and St. Roch in West Bangor and St. Joseph in Bethlehem, both in Northampton County.

However, said diocese spokesman Matt Kerr, the churches remain suppressed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

A couple of Mahoning Township brothers are in hot water for building a pipe bomb using directions they found on the Internet.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Voters in Carbon County will elect a third judge for its Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday, Nov. 8, when the General Election is held. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in each of the county's 51 election precincts. Meanwhile, county voters will also participate in countywide voting on the referendum issue of the retention of President Judge Roger N. Nanovic for another 10-year term.