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Friday, October 31, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett will be making a stop in Lehighton on Saturday evening.

The governor is scheduled to be at the Lehighton American Legion Post at 6:45 p.m.

The governor is seeking re-election on Tuesday.

A Republican, Corbett will be opposed byDemocrat Tom Wolf on Tuesday.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Special to the times news

TOPS 1643 Lehighton recently held its annual officer installation ceremony with new officers attending. They are, from left, Ozzie Hill, co-leader; Dawn Miller, leader; Marilyn Barrett, secretary; Maryann Corcione, weight recorder; and Bonnie Myers, treasurer. Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at the Zion U.C.C. Church on Iron and Second streets in Lehighton. Weigh-ins begin at 4:30 p.m.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m. New members are welcome.

Friday, October 31, 2014
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area High School students recently presented Henry Desrosiers, director of the Carbon County Veterans Affairs office, center, with a check for $1,300, which was raised during a special event during a home volleyball game. With Desrosiers are, from left, T.J. O'Connor, head varsity volleyball coach; Riley Schaeffer, representing cheerleading; Holly Hinkle, volleyball; Brianna Karpowicz, presenting check; Michaela Petrucci, volleyball; and Brandon Cressley, representing the band.

Lehighton Area High School students know the value of giving back to the community.

The volleyball team, with the help of the high school band, cheerleaders and volleyball booster club, recently held at basket raffle, serving competition and charity event during one of its scheduled homegames.

The group raised $1,300.

T.J. O'Connor, head varsity volleyball coach at Lehighton, said that the girls decided to give the proceeds to the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center nursing home to help the veterans.

Friday, October 31, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Four generations of the Rex family include, from left, Amanda Bretznitsky of Weatherly, mother; Sheila R. Paredes of Albrightsville, grandmother, holding Kaylee Morgan Harris of Weatherly; Lucille M. Rex of Palmerton, great-great-grandmother; and Tyler A. Harris, father, of Weatherly. Great-grandmother, Colette, is deceased.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Western Pocono Community Library's Storybook Theatre is back for its fourth year. This year's production will be its adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland."

They are looking for actors, actresses, singers, dancers, stage crew, set design and costuming.

This group is open to all students in grades 7-12 who have a desire to be a part of a great teen drama club.

Auditions will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 at the library at 131 Pilgrim Way, Route 115, Brodheadsville.

They will be given a script to read from along with stage direction.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Carbon County officials approved a number of board and personnel actions on Thursday.

During the county commissioners' meeting, the board approved the reappointment of Fred Bresswein of Lehighton, Frank Jacobs of Nesquehoning, and Jesse Walck of Summit Hill to the Carbon County Planning Commission. The positions are for four-year terms.

The commissioners also made the following actions:

Ÿ Approved the retirement of William E. McDonald of New Ringgold, effective Dec. 31. He currently serves as the first assistant district attorney in Carbon County.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Matt Cartwright

Name: Matthew Cartwright

Age: 53

Hometown: Moosic

Party: Democrat

Education: Hamilton College, BA in history,1983; University of Pennsylvania Law School, Juris Doctorate,1986.

Occupation: Attorney; U.S. Congressman representing the 17th District since Jan. 3, 2013

Family: Wife, Marion Munley Cartwright; sons Jack and Matthew.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Simon Bandzi Jr., left, and Richard Sosoka, members of R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215 in Walnutport, show pupils at Peters Elementary the proper way to fold the American flag.

It was a lesson learned in the traditional method of how to fold the American Flag.

Kindergarten pupils at Peters Elementary School also learned how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as part of an assembly held Tuesday in the school gymnasium.

The assembly was conducted by Karen Bandzi, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215 in Walnutport, which worked in conjunction with the VFW.

"I think the main benefit for the children is learning the flag etiquette and the proper words to the pledge," Bandzi said.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Here's how much money incumbent Democratic Congressman Matthew Cartwright, D-17, and his challenger, Republican Dr. David J. Moylan III, Auburn, raised and spent as of Sept. 30 on their campaigns for Congress, according to the Federal Election Commission.

Matthew Cartwright:

Total contributions: $1.2 million

Total disbursements: $619,915

Total individual contributions: $903,848

Top three individual contributors:

1. James Abrams, Dallas: $2,600

2. Matthew T. Pompey, Scranton: $2,600

3. Noble C. Quandel III, Pottsville: $2,600

Friday, October 31, 2014
Wayne J. Sanders Jr.

A man is in custody in Schuylkill County Prison charged with multiple offenses related to a counterfeit scheme involving at least 18 jurisdictions in three states.

Wayne J. Sanders Jr., 30, of Wilmington, Delaware, was apprehended Wednesday following cooperation by multiple law enforcement agencies on local, state and federal levels.