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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Mary Brumbach, principalof S.S. Palmer Elementary School,Palmerton,presented the Sen. David Argall Good Citizenship Awards to

sixth-grade

students Rachael

Dickson and Nathan Andress. The recipients exemplified the qualities of a good citizen through their display of outstanding character,leadership and scholarship.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from front left are Diann Belsak, Charlie Snukis, Chad Snukis and Erin Lewis. From back left are Ryan Canfield, Christopher Canfield, Chris Snukis, Mike Confield and Marigrace Confield at 26th annual activities benefit at Rosemount Camping Resort, to benefit Avenue's Schuylkill County Therapeutic Riding Program..

Owners and staff at Rosemount Camping Resort in Lewistown Valley held their 26th annual activities benefit over the weekend to raise funds for Avenue's Schuylkill County Therapeautic Riding Program (SCTRP).

The event, which involved over 2,000 visitors, consisted of horseback riding, food, Chinese auction, and other events.

Activities coordinator Diann Belsak said, "It is great to see the many benefits the program provides. Therapeutic Horseback Riding is designed to provide both physical and psychological benefits."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The mosquito population in Pennsylvania may be up this year, but cases of West Nile virus are currently down.

West Nile virus is a disease that infects birds and mosquitoes and transmitted to humans through infected mosquito bites. It can cause encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain; or meningitis, inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.

It was first detected in the United States in 1999, when 62 people in New York became ill and seven died; and has since spread into other states.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Joanne Love of Tamaqua immediately knew the caller was trying to scam her when he urgently warned her about a computer virus Microsoft had detected on her computer.

The caller on the other end of her phone line was insistent and persistent, telling Love she needed to immediately go to her computer and "follow a few steps to get rid of the virus."

Love knew it was some type of scam, not because she's a computer expert, but because she doesn't actually have a computer in her home.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Six first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record his wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. Person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic placed the six for a year. The six were placed on driving under the influence (DUI) charges..

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Carbon County Navy Club, Ship 260, will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 29, at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St. Scott Reinhart, commander, will be in charge.

Applications for new members for navy club or associate members will be available.

Volunteers are also still needed to form an honor guard.

For more information or to volunteer for the guard, contact Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643 or attend the meeting.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, will hold its first annual Block Party and Car Show on Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be concession stands, games and face painting for kids, table treasures, a cake walk and a dunk tank. The National Guard and local fire companies will be on hand. A DJ will perform from noon to 4 p.m.

To preregister for the car show, call (610)-824-6027.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
What  a mess!

Some individuals with no regard for others dumped either two dumpsters or two truckloads of building materials next to the cemeteries at the east end of White Street in Summit Hill. Besides the building materials, mostly wood, also in the mess is litter including a lot of iced tea cartons.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2010

Motorists using Route 209 through Lehighton and the Packerton areas know very well the lengthy traffic jams occurring from road construction. Those driving delays should soon be over.

Work has been completed on the Route 209 improvement project. The project included resurfacing nearly four miles of US209 between the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge and Susquehanna Street in Jim Thorpe.

The Lehighton project began in April. The bulk of the work occurred during the past four weeks.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Special to the times news

On July 21, at 5:26 p.m., Mahoning Township Police investigated a single-vehicle accident on Route 902, Mill Road. A Jeep traveling south had locked its brakes before driving off the roadway down an embankment and into a stream. The driver, Robert Dominic Jr., 30, of Summit Hill, stated that an oncoming car had crossed into his lane causing him to crash. Police were unable to locate any other vehicles.