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Thursday, July 12, 2012

The 10th Annual Three-Toed Sloth Golf Tourney will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Stone Meadows Golf Club, Bear Creek.

Registration is at 10 a.m. with a shot gun start at 11 a.m. A picnic lunch will follow at the course pavilion. This is a fun nine hole scramble with four person teams with players limited to three clubs each. Register at Robert Christian's Restaurant in Pocono Lake or contact Bob Kasper at (570) 646-6600 by Aug. 15.

Those wishing to attend the picnic only are also invited. There is a cover charge. The event is limited to 72 players.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lansford borough council's Public Safety Committee will meet with Mayor Ron Hood and Police Chief John Turcmanovich to discuss a proposal to limit the number of hours part-time police officers may work.

Councilman Tommy Vadyak, who heads council's Public Safety Committee, brought up the matter, saying that two years ago, the borough hired two full-time officers to ensure coverage and to cut back on the numbers and hours of part-timers to save money.

But instead, he said, the part-time officers are working 32 to 36 hours a week.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lehigh Valley Horse Council will hold a regular meeting/demonstration/lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Hillcrest Farm, Germanstown. The topic for the evening's demonstration/lecture will be "Does your horse fit your saddle (or you)?" with guest speaker Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Smith. For additional information, call 484-221-0363.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bicycle registration and inspections will be done at the Weissport playground at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14. The event is for children and adults. Light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by Weissport Recreation Committee and the Borough of Weissport.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A pair of intersections in the township are still causing some concerns for Mahoning Township supervisors as they continue to attempt to get resolution from Lowe's and the Walmart Supercenter over separate issues at their respective intersections.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Members of the board of Miners Memorial Medical Center, Tamaqua dignitaries, and citizens gathered on the former Tamaqua Municipal Parking lot, next to the Tamaqua Public Library, to break ground for the new Miners Community Health Center, a branch of the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale.

Ron Blisard, chairman of the board, turned the symbolic first shovel of earth. The facility will have full lab services, X-ray, and other services on the site.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Carbon County Environmental Education Center and Carbon County Conservation District will co-sponsor a Conservation Camp for students during the week of Aug. 13. The camp is a resident camp at Camp Shehaqua, Hickory Run State Park. This week of outdoor learning experiences is open to students 8 to 13 years of age, and will include a balance of environmental education and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Participants in the 15K Race Street Run break away from the starting line on Broadway in front of the Carbon County Courthouse last Saturday.

The seventh annual Race Street Run, sponsored by St. Mark's Church, was run this past Saturday through the streets and byways of Jim Thorpe in simmering heat and humidity.

The run, which benefits the restoration of the church's set of 12 bells in the church tower, consisted of both four-mile and 15K (9.3 miles) races.

Volunteers manned water stops and checkpoints along the race routes, the longer of which extended to Mauch Chunk Lake Park before returning to Race Street and St. Mark's Church.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Palmerton couple pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Tuesday, admitting their negligence caused the death of their 11-month old girl.

Kimberly Ann Taschler, 30, and Jacob Adam Taschler, 36, both of 803 Edgemont Ave., entered pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Kimberly Taschler pleaded to one count each of voluntary manslaughter, a felony two, and endangering the welfare of a child, a felony three. Her husband pleaded to one count of endangering the welfare of a child, felony three.