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Monday, August 15, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Showing off a poster they did together are, from left, Isabella, Nia, Kloe, Kennedy and Abby, students who attended "Finding My Voice," a unique six week summer program that serves children with ASD diagnosis at Behavioral Health Associates' Packer Ridge Academy.

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis danced and sang to show they found their voices during the ending program held Friday afternoon at Behavioral Health Associates' Packer Ridge Academy.

Groups of four or five children took the stage to show off posters they had worked on together, or came on as a group to sing a "camp" song. There was lots of laughter and interaction between the children throughout the program.

Monday, August 15, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Quick response by area firefighters saved a dwelling Saturday morning in Towamensing Township. The incident began just after 8 a.m. when there was a report of a kitchen fire at 1495 Koch Road. Fire companies from Towamensing and Franklin townships responded to the scene. Damage was limited and the fire contained. No injuries were reported to the occupant of the home. Also responding was the Palmerton ambulance. Towamensing township fie police maintained traffic control at the scene.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Services provided by the CISM teams may include:

Ÿ On-Scene Support. Teams may observe, watch for acute reactions, provide support, encouragement and be able to help resting personnel and command deal with stress reactions.

Ÿ Pre-Incident Education/Information. Program suitable for squad training on stress management, critical incidents and how to use the team.

Ÿ Demobilizations. Short, informational sessions with units as they leave the scene of a long duration incident.

Ÿ Defusing. Occurs within a few hours of a critical incident, primarily informational.

Monday, August 15, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS 4-H project animals were auctioned off at the Carbon County Fair over the weekend. The Grand Champion market steer was the project of Luke Graver and was purchased by ABC Refrigeration, Heating and Cooling's Todd Driesbach.

4-H project animals were auctioned off at the Carbon County Fair over the weekend. The Grand Champion market steer was the project of Luke Graver and was purchased by ABC Refrigeration, Heating and Cooling's Todd Driesbach.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Mauch Chunk Museum is looking for people who want to have some fun lending their talents, skills and ideas to their fundraising efforts for the ongoing preservation of the Kemmerer Carriage House.

Halloween lovers, Civil War buffs, actors and general volunteers are invited to attend an Open House on Friday, August 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the Kemmerer Carriage House for a forthcoming being held Nov 4, 5, & 6.

Monday, August 15, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS  Looking over motorcycles at "Cruizin' In the Park," hosted by the Summit Hill Recreation Commission, are, l-r, Den Founds, a member of the commission; Edward Evans, who brought his motorcycle; Monica Marshall, commission president; Cheryl Schoch, vice president, and Jodi McAndrew, recording secretary.

A motorcycle show at Ludlow Park in Summit Hill didn't attract large crowds but it still raised a little money for its sponsor, the Summit Hill Recreation Commission.

Monica Marshall, president of the commission, said attendance by motorcyclists was low. In addition, the provider of one of the rides had to cancel because of another commitment.

Marshall said the event, "Cruizin' In the Park," coincided with Lehighton's Bike Night. She said the hilltop bike show was scheduled when it was thought there wouldn't be one held in Lehighton this year.

Monday, August 15, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

On Sunday, the Tamaqua Runners Club(TRC) presented scholarship awards to six high school seniors via their 20th Annual Truskey Memorial 5K Run, which was held last August at the Tuscarora State Park in Barnesville. Participating in the presentation at the Tamaqua train station were, from front left, Schuyler Schmidt, first place Tamaqua female winner, $750; Wayne Truskey, TRC vice president; Pat Truskey, TRC member; Wendy Dunkelberger, TRC president; and Alexa Yoder, second place female Schuylkill League winner, $500.

Monday, August 15, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sporadic thunderstorms brought bursts of high winds, lightning and rain, as well hail in some parts of our region over the weekend. Pictured is a manhole located on Elm Street in Tamaqua overcome with water following Saturday's heavy rains.
Monday, August 15, 2011
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Newly inducted Eagle Scouts Derek and David Marouchoc, front left and right, stand with their parents Terry and Gerry Marouchoc, front center, and Scoutmasters Joe Trimmel, Steve Homcha, and Chris Santore, back row, from left, after their Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on Sunday. The boys are the ninth and 10th Scouts of Troop 744 in Nesquehoning to earn the rank of Eagle Scout since the troop began in 1956.

David and Derek Marouchoc, both 18, learned through their careers as Boy Scouts to be kind, generous, helpful and respectful.

They worked hard through the years, working their way up from Cub Scout to Boy Scout and beyond.

On Sunday afternoon, the twin sons of Terry and Gerry Marouchoc of Nesquehoning, became the ninth and 10th Eagle Scouts of Boy Scout Troop 744 in Nesquehoning since 1956.

Monday, August 15, 2011
Contributed photo William Ashmore

Coaldale police are looking for William Ashmore of 105 West Moser Ave., Coaldale. Ashmore was stopped at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in an area of the borough that has been receiving complaints of vehicles being spray painted at night.

Officer Jeremy Talanca was questioning Ashmore, who became more and more aggressive and started resisting the officer while he was told he was under arrest.