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Thursday, November 3, 2011

U.S. residents who plan to apply for a passport will need a new birth certificate.

Joann Behrens, Carbon County prothonotary, explained that the U.S. Department of State has made changes to the requirements for obtaining a passport. The change affects the current birth certificate that residents use to apply for a passport

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Schuylkill Township supervisors announced some good news at Wednesday night's meeting. The 2012 budget will not include any tax increase for residents. According to the prepared budget, the township expects $440,100 in revenue and $424,160 in expenditures. Supervisors approved the tentative budget and it will be on file at the municipal office for inspection for twenty days.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
"Walters' Little Online Lucy," handled by Tom Walters was the Eldred Beagle Club Absolute Run, Consistency Winner and 13-inch Class Fun Trail Run-off winner.

The Eldred Beagle Club in Kunkletown held its annual Fun Trial Run-Off on September 11.

Beagles were divided into two classes, the 13-inch and the 15-inch.

The 15-inch class had two qualifiers and the 13-inch class had one qualifier.

Brad Haydt was the field trial judge for both classes and for the Absolute Run.

The 2011 Eldred Beagle Club 13-inch Class Fun Trail Run-Off Winner was, Walters' Little Online Lucy handled by Tom Walters

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Four magisterial district judge seats are to be filled in the Municipal General Election next Tuesday in Schuylkill County. Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

One new magistrate is to be elected and incumbents are seeking re-election in three other magistrial districts.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A new judge is to be elected to the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County and two current members of the court are seeking retention to another term in Tuesday's Municipal General Election. Polling places open at 7 a.m and close at 8 p.m.

The incumbent District Attorney James P. Goodman is the only candidate on the ballot running for the vacant seat on the county bench as he won the nomination of both the Republican and Democrat parties in last May's Primary Election. He defeated five county attorneys. Judge candidates are permitted to cross file in the primary election.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This month's local TV report by Sen. David G. Argall focuses on the new John E. Morgan Business Enterprise Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) in Tamaqua.

LCCC recently hosted their third annual Entrepreneur Week with the theme of "Creating Economic Vitality through Entrepreneurship" where Argall spoke about how small business can create new jobs here in the future.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

There are 84,633 voters registered in Schuylkill County who are eligible to vote in the Municipal General Election to be held next Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m, and close at 8 p.m.

The Republican Party continues to be the majority party in the county with a registration of 40,049 followed by the Democratic Party with 36,366.

There are 31 other political parties, which are recognized in the state, to which to 650 county voters belong. They are as follows:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In the wake of a number of suicides in the United States by teenagers who have been bullied by classmates, Behavioral Health Associates continues its anti-bullying initiative with a special presentation in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Area School District.

"In & Beyond the Schoolyard-Addressing Bullying as a Community Issue" will be presented Monday, Nov. 7 starting at 6 p.m. in the Jim Thorpe Area High School LGI room.

Thursday, November 3, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Now in its third year, the Blue Raider Foundation will announce details of teacher grants, school library renovations, and a memorial scholar-athlete scholarship fund, part of a program of initiatives in support of Tamaqua Area School District students.

The Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation will continue its momentum with a variety of initiatives in support of the Tamaqua Area School District and its students.

At the upcoming third annual meeting of the independent support group, set to take place on Saturday, February 18, the group will award teacher grants and make an announcement relative to the Joseph M. Plasko Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

American Red Cross is hosting blood drives.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org for more information and to make an appointment.

Blood drives will be held the following dates and times:

* Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zion United Lutheran Church, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

* Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 927, 1 Fairground Road, Gilbert.

* Monday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Connections Academy, 613 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton.