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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Eight defendants in pending criminal cases pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Thursday.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the pleas from the following:

Ryan Heiser, 29, of Lehighton, pleaded to one count of burglary, as a felony one. He was arrested by Lehighton police for breaking into the home of John Kuller on April 26, 2011. Kuller died two days prior. A Kuller family member discovered the entry. Taken in the break-in was a set of Rosary beeds.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services announces that there is an adult homemaker assistance program available to residents.

The program provides in-home assistance to income eligible county residents, age 18-59, who are disabled or recovering from a recent hospital stay or injury and have no one else available and/or capable of assisting with the care of their home or personal needs.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Warm weather means more juicy, charcoal grilled hamburgers, and most local folks want theirs with cheese, onions, tomatoes and ketchup, not "pink slime."

News reports surfaced some weeks ago revealing that some fast food restaurants have stopped using the material, which is finely ground connective tissue and beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to prevent E. coli and salmonella contamination, a material few customers even knew existed.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services announces that there is an elderly home help assistance program available to residents.

The program provides in-home assistance to income eligible county residents, age 60 and older, who are disabled or recovering from a recent hospital stay or injury and have no one else available and/or capable of assisting with the care of their home or personal needs.

Services are provided for the purpose of ensuring safe and sanitary conditions and may include: light housekeeping; laundry assistance; and/or shopping assistance.

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Allison Sandholm and her husband, Kristofor

Imagine waking up and thinking you were 17 again and not remembering the last 12 years of your life.

It might sound like the latest movie at the local cinema, but it's real life for a former Coaldale resident and her family.

Allison Sandholm, formerly Allison Shokey, thought everyone was playing a bad joke on her two years ago when she woke up in a hospital bed and didn't recognize anyone in the room. The Schuylkill County native remembers waking up to a woman sitting in a chair.

"Everything was a blur," recalls Allison. "I immediately asked to see my mom."

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Allegheny Wesleyan College choir will be at Lehighton God's Missionary Church, 135 North 6th Street, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 25.

Director is Donald Quales and pianist is Valerie Quales.

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Janet Potts, Tamaqua - "Yes. I'm thinking about buying a horse and buggy. It will be cheaper to feed the animals than to buy a gallon of gas."

Some are predicting that gasoline prices will top $5 a gallon by the summer months. Will this curtail your driving habits?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The 8th Annual Lehighton Community Book Swap will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

Admission is free.

The Lehighton Area Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association are teaming up for the event. There will also be an opportunity to get a Lehighton Area Memorial Library card.

Any books remaining at 5:30 p.m. will be given away free without exchange. This event is not for collectors.

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Nesquehoning.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church stands like a sentinel near the Angelini Avenue entrance to the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning.

Its roots are deep: The church, founded in 1913, has been New Columbus' spiritual home. It is the heart of the largely Italian community, and was the site of the annual Shower of Roses festival honoring St. Therese Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Terri Lynn Stahler of R. 1, Tamaqua, will become one of the first female fire truck drivers in the area. Terri was admitted as a regular member of the New England Fire Company No. 1. A Bloomsburg State College freshman, Terri concentrates her studies on accounting, but in May will shift her educational efforts to learning operation of the fire company's trucks. During the January meeting, the membership of the New England Fire Company voted to change the by-laws to accept female members.