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Monday, January 20, 2014

The monthly meeting of the Coaldale Lions will take place at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Viennese Villa, 201 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale.

Bob Ames, club president, will preside at the meeting.

Monday, January 20, 2014

A plan to open an emergency homeless shelter in Carbon County is moving forward.

A meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a shelter, which would be called the "Manger Mission," was held recently at Blue Mountain Church, Palmerton, with approximately 20 people attending.

Aggie Shehadeh, founder of Peaceful Knights, was the facilitator of the two-hour meeting.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett didn't have a very good Friday.

The problems for him hit early, with the Commonwealth Court striking down Pennsylvania's controversial voter ID law. Around the same time, Corbett was forced to cancel his first-ever appearance at a Philadelphia public school when protesters showed up to blast his education policies.

Monday, January 20, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Lehigh Anthracite, Tamaqua, washes coal using a different method from the Freedom Industries coal operation in W. Va., where a chemical spill contaminated drinking water of 300,000 residents beginning Jan 9.

(Editor's note: Today is the first of two parts examining the coal operation in our area, in light of the tainted drinking water in West Virginia.)

The industrial water-poisoning issue that tainted drinking water in the capital of West Virginia is a situation that likely wouldn't happen at coal operations in the Tamaqua area, according to officials.

The chemical spill from a coal processing plant that choked the capital city of Charleston, W. Va., put 300,000 without potable water beginning Jan. 9.

Monday, January 20, 2014
Flu virus hits region

The seasonal flu is now widespread in Pennsylvania and most other states, bringing misery in the form of body aches, headaches, sore throats, fevers and coughing to thousands of people.

From the official start of the flu season, when confirmed cases are tracked, through Jan. 11, a total of 6,053 Pennsylvanians were diagnosed with seasonal flu.

Of those, 27 were in Carbon County; 49 were in Monroe County; and 57 were in Schuylkill County.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Carbon County Commissioners approved a number of personnel moves last week.

They included shifting two positions in the district attorney's office.

District Attorney Gary Dobias explained the move between Jean A. Engler of Jim Thorpe from second to first assistant district attorney and William E. McDonald of New Ringgold, from first to second assistant district attorney was because of the increase in caseloads and the available time between the pair.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, of Texas, with a business office in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, recorded in Schuylkill County 49 new lots sold in its Eagle Rock Retreat subdivisions in East Union Town.

Those purchasing lots are:

Jan A. Casesameljen T. Cases, of Belleville, N.J., Lot One, HF 4 Subdivision, $29,189.

Aileen Buenafe, New York City, Lot 80, HF4 Subdivision, $30,199.

Marvin A. Maligaya and Roy F. Maligaya, Somerset, N.J., Lot 169, WSS Subdivision, $34,239.

Lourdes C. Go and Nasser T. Jukuy, of Berginfield, N.J., Lot 403 ER Subdivision, $33,229.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Women's Bible study

Joan DeAcetis will be the leader of this week's Women's Ecumenical Bible study, which will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Good Shepherd room of St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue.

All women of the community are invited to attend this session. The women meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race Street, will host the free community dinner on Sunday, Jan. 26. Baked ziti will be served from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 570-325-2241.

Monday, January 20, 2014

"Dig Deeper - Mysteries in the Soil" is the theme for Carbon County Conservation District's annual poster contest.

Any Carbon County student can enter, and there are five grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Students who win prizes locally may advance to state and national contests.

Students are encouraged to use art to express their views on natural resource issues. The contest is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation Districts.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The lone bid of $12,500 from the F&A Container Service Corp., Lansford, for the sanitary landfill operation contract in the community, was rejected during last evening's bimonthly meeting of borough council. The F&A firm was paid $8,000 for its work for last year.