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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SUSAN BRYANT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Maynard E. Serfass Jr., of Lehighton, won first place in the vegetable category for the largest pumpkin/squash by weight at the 2012 Great Allentown Fair held Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 in Allentown.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Standing alone to defend his title is Gene Snisky at the American Cancer Society's Carbon Tamaqua unit WXWC4 wrestling event at Panther Valley High School.

Planning an event to benefit the American Cancer Society, Carbon-Tamaqua Unit, Wayne Fritzinger of Nesquehoning followed through with an idea from his friend Gene Snisky, a 1988 Panther Valley High School graduate and former Nesquehoning resident. Snisky, who is better known as "Snitsky" in the wrestling ring, advised Fritzinger to hold a wrestling event. Snisky gave of his time and talent to set up for the big evening.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The first meeting for the Our Town Jim Thorpe project has been rescheduled. It will take place on Monday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Inn at Jim Thorpe Conference Room. Lisa Mazzarella will be discussing sponsorship with the business community.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The shriek of the final whistle in Penn State's loss to Ohio University represented a milestone for the university as it struggles to move past the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that has damaged it immeasurably over the past 10 months.

The first game under new coach Bill O'Brien began a new era for one of college football's elite programs, and the Saturday defeat at the hands of an underdog showed the team may face a long season ahead following the overhaul of its coaching staff and the departure of several star players.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A special meeting of the Palmerton Area School Board originally scheduled for this evening has been canceled.

A workshop meeting of the board of directors will continue to be held at the district's administrative offices at the Parkside Education Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lucy Ricardo, played by Kayla Sabol, Minersville, puts pressure on husband Ricky, played by Dan Thomas, Jr., Ashland, in 'Trouble at the Tropicabana.' The show, by Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts, will help support the struggling Grier City Sunday School.

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo will help to save the Grier City Sunday School, Barnesville, thanks to a special production to be staged in late September.

Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts will celebrate the 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy as well as Lucy's 101th birthday with an I Love Lucy spoof presented to help support Grier City Sunday School.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Outdoor service

St. Mark's/St. John's Episcopal Church will hold an outdoor service on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at Mauch Chunk Lake Park. The service will take place rain or shine, as it will be celebrated in the pavilion.

Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Strohl, South Avenue, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 7. They are the parents of a son, Robert of Waterford, Conn. They have a grandson, Jonathon and great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn, both of Jim Thorpe.

Organ dedication

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
AP PHOTO The Penn State Blue and White band performs Saturday.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – They came to Happy Valley, 90,000 strong, to chant and cheer and stand by their team in a new era of Penn State football.

By the end, as the Nittany Lions trudged off the field, a battered fan base would need at least another week to celebrate.

Hours after fans made their cathartic drive to Beaver Stadium, handmade signs and banners attached to their RVs, they quietly sang their alma mater.

You know, the song with the lyrics, "May no act of ours bring shame."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Palmerton Area High School graduate, Miss Anne Humphries, was selected as Miss Carbon County of 1966. The 18-year-old attractive brunette is the daughter of Mrs. Helen Humphries of Palmerton. The new queen, who takes the throne of Miss Lynette Tirpak of Summit Hill, was first in the talent competition with her vocal and marimba solos in the fluorescent setting. She won over 10 other girls. Runner-up was Anita Straubinger of JimThorpe.