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Friday, February 3, 2012

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. for all committee and team members. The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford has announced the names of students who earned honors for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

Effort Award

Grade 1: Alfred Collevechio, III, Riley Fenstermaker, Ethan Gardiner, Joshua Shelton, Andre Velez, Valerie Blasko, Rebecca-Lynn Graham, Ryli McGorry

Grade 2: Brayden Feisel, Rilan Gombert, Matthew Rehrig, Sierra Bauer, Emilia Tenisci, Sadie Trubilla

Grade 3: Ethan Chuma, Dylan Rocchetti, Sara Collevechio, Erika Dubosky, Gabriella Greek, Julia Jurick, Ava Kosciolek, Tatianna Zeleniak

Friday, February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan amendment offered by U.S. Reps. Lou Barletta (R, PA-11) and Jerry Costello (D, IL-12) during markup of the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 (H.R. 7) to maintain current truck size and weight limits while conducting a three-year study of the potential local and state costs such an increase might bring was passed by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Saint Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe announces the honor roll of students for the marking period. They are as follows:

Grade 4

Distinguished Honors: Nicholas Goff, Emily Reaman, and Gianna Steber.

Second Honors: Ben Sheridan

Grade 5

Distinguished Honors: Hunter Fristick and Natalia Richards

First Honors: Katie Spillman

Second Honors: Macayla Almeida, Kelsey Carroll, Grace Crouthamel, Seth Paluck, Justin Patire, Caroline Snerr and Sydney Vincent

Grade 6

Distinguished Honors: Regan Carroll

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association (TASGA) will be sponsoring a Mini Dance Marathon Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Tamaqua High School Gymnasium. Proceeds from the event will benefit "Camp Can Do," a camp for pediatric cancer patients. The theme of the event is "Kids Helping Kids."

The event is co-sponsored by the Tamaqua-Carbon Unit of the American Cancer Society. Student bands from the area as well as DJs will provide entertainment throughout the 10-hour event. Other Tamaqua Area clubs will be providing refreshments as well as games and rides.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

In a Carbon County court story that appeared on Tuesday, Jan. 31, concerning sentencing proceedings, an error appeared in one report.

The story stated that Joseph Anthony Pellegrino, 45, of Summit Hill, was placed on probation for a total of two years on charges of accident involving damage to attended vehicle and receiving stolen property. He was not charged with receiving stolen property but pleaded to a second count of false indentification to law enforcement officer.

Thursday, February 2, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Dan Kunkle, executive director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, presents a program on habitats and species to students at St. John Neumann Regional School's Palmerton campus on Wednesday.

At least on this day, students at St. John Neumann Regional School were able to become one with nature.

That's because students at the school's Palmerton campus were able to learn about habitats and species on Wednesday as part of Catholic Schools Week 2012.

Dan Kunkle, executive director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, gave a presentation centered on different types of habitats and species that can be found at the center's Osprey House.

Students learned about ponds and wetlands, forests, scrubs and grassland, and habitat gardens.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The honor roll and principal's list for students attending the Penn Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area Elementary School for the second quarter of the 2011-2012 school year is as follows.

Honor roll

Grade 3: Rebecca Benincasa, Sharon Buell, Kieran Conway, Mia Dailey, Brielle DeCarolis, Anabel Dent, Max Flannick, Aidan Frank, Luca Gajovich-Protich, Raisa Hoehn, Rachel Kempton, Jordyn Person, Rylee Rockwell, Rachel Roman, Chelsea Shepherdson, Heather Sherrill, Nadya Soliman, Angelina Zangara

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency will hold a public meeting in Carbon County on Monday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m., at the Big Creek Grange Hall 1559, located at 275 Grange Road, Lehighton. The purpose of the meeting is about the possible consolidation of the Carbon and Monroe FSA county office.

Bill Wehry, state executive director for the Pennsylvania FSA, and members of his management team will be present at the meeting.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Navy Rear Adm. David P. Keller, originally from New Tripoli, returned home to meet with family and friends after recently being named comptroller of the Defense Logistics Agency, responsible for budgeting and administering $15 billion for maintenance and repair supplies for all the nation's armed services. He's the son of John and Virginia Keller. He is a graduate of Northwestern High School, and a 1970 graduae of Muhlenberg College, after which he enlisted in the military and was sent to Officers Candidate School.