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Friday, February 3, 2012

A general meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 Project will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Guest speakers will be Senator David Argall, State Representative Doyle Heffley, and State Representative Jerry Knowles.

Sandy Dellicker, president of the Lehighton 9/12 Project, said the meeting was initiated by Senator Argall, "who wanted to reach out to our 9/12 Project."

The three lawmakers will provide an update on what is going on in PA and Harrisburg.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Prohibition Director John T. Davis stated today that in the event of an epidemic of influenza in the state, and where it can be reasonably shown that shiskey is an alternative, he will provide the necessary amounts to reputable physicians to prescribe for patients. "If it can be shown that whiskey is necessary to prevent an epidemic, this department will see that all legitimate calls are provided," he said.

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Palmerton Jr. High Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll for the second marking period.

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grade lower than an A-

Eighth Grade: Seth Andress, Brynn Boehler, Rhianna Delich, Lila Goodhile, Caitlyn Kresge, Tyler King, Brock Moyer, Kendra Pekurny, Justin Pilc, Gavin Scott

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette St., Tamaqua, will hold a soup social this Saturday in conjunction with its "Feed The Hungry" Outreach social. The event will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

There is no charge for the event.

Friday, February 3, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Western Pocono Community Library's NiteLite and TAB groups will be bringing "Oliver Twist" to the stage at the library in free performances to honor author Charles Dickens' 200th birthday.

Feb. 17, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birthday. Born Charles John Huffman Dickens, he is considered to be the greatest English novelist of the Victorian period.

Charles Dickens published over a dozen major novels, a large number of short stories (including a number of Christmas-themed stories), a handful of plays, and several non-fiction books. He is the author of "David Copperfield, "A Tale of Two Cities," "Great Expectations" and "A Christmas Carol," to name a few.

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.