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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Our President traveled overseas last week making stops in several countries and doling out our money to some of our enemies as foreign aid.

In a single week, he provided over $20 billion to countries that are actively conspiring against United States. Currently, two thirds of our foreign aid goes to Muslim countries and one third goes to Arab countries. Funding for these Islamic states can only result in more terrorist attacks and American deaths. These countries actively promote the murder of Christians and burning of churches.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
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Calissa Blackwell, 7, refreshes herself with a few jumps through the sprinkler. Calissa is the daughter of Joe and Christi Blackwell of Hazle Street in Tamaqua.

Friday, June 3, 2011
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Guest speaker naturalist Franklin Klock, second from left, talked to Lions Club members about the Carbon County Environmental Education Center (CCEEC) during a joint Lions Club dinner meeting held Tuesday evening at the Parkview Inn in Summit Hill. Attending Lions Clubs were Tamaqua, Coaldale and Summit Hill. Klock, who has been with the center for over 18 years, stated the center began in 1983 and has developed and grown into a premier educational facility.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board was scheduled to resume its hearing Thursday evening at the courthouse in Pottsville onn the application of Gladstone Partners, of Pittsburgh, which are seeking a special exception to the county zoning ordinance to construct a cargo airport partly in East Union Township and party in Luzerne County.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A little thing like a tornado is not enough to keep the West Penn Lions from having a good time while helping others. Last week, a tornado caused significant damage to the West Penn Community Park. This week, the Lions Club will hold its annual Chicken BBQ dinner as planned.

A little thing like a damaged pavilion is not enough to deter the Lions from their plans. The dinner will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Ham platters will also be available.

The park is located one quarter mile north of the Snyders SR309/443 intersection, on Zion Church Road.

Friday, June 3, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Recent inductees to the Tamaqua Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society include: Andrea Whitley, Victoria White, Sarah Paluck, Carly O'Malley, Jordan Reabold; (second row) Jordan Nowacki, Emily Zancofsky, Gabrielle Minehan, Josh Nemeth, Taylor Urban, Joshua Miller, Kelsey Patrick. Missing from the photo is Evan Stoll.

The Tamaqua Area High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently inducted 29 new students during ceremonies held in the school district auditorium. Inductees were selected based on academic performance, as well as school and community service attributes. Mrs. Marietta Kotch, chapter advisor, offered welcoming remarks.

Friday, June 3, 2011
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TASM car cruise Officer Choice winner Roy Spinka, center, accepts a trophy from TASM vice president Tom Maruschak and member Frank Soto. Pictured in front of Spinka's 1966 Chevelle is friend Greg Sloan holding his son Colin,

Friday, June 3, 2011

St. Clair cruise night and fireworks display will take place at the St. Clair Business Park, Saint Clair, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 15 rain or shine.

Vehicles will form starting at 4 p.m. and proceeds will benefit the Schuylkill Saints Teen Baseball Program.

Dash plaques will be provided for the first 200 vehicles and more than 40 trophies will be awarded.

There will be food and entertainment.

The fireworks, sponsored by the Saint Clair Historical Society, will take place after the cruise at St. Clair Veterans Stadium at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 3, 2011
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A mourning dove has made a hanging basket at a home on West Ludlow Street in Summit Hill. The bird doesn't seem to mind the attention she receives from visitors.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Protestant Slovak Cemetery Association will hold a meeting on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church hall in Nesquehoning.