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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Alli Bellfonte paints a butterfly on the face of Dana Suozzo. Her efforts contribute to the Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade.

Did you know November was Native American Heritage month? That is part of the information Charles and Carla Messinger were telling people as they offered a braid of sweet grass to smell and animal skins to feel. They had a stand at the Walnutport Canal Festival held Sunday.

A spoon was made from buffalo horn. Cattails were burned as a smudge to keep insects away. Charles remembers carrying them around.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A preliminary hearing for a Schuylkill County man accused of shooting to death his father was continued on Monday prior to the scheduled start of the proceeding.

District Judge James Ferrier, of Orwigsburg, granted the request of Atty. Robert J. Kirwan II, of Reading, to continue the matter of Franklin Stumhofer Jr., 39, of 57 Summer Valley Rd., in Molino, West Brunswick Township.

Monday, October 17, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Students from Winnie-the-Pooh pre-school in Summit Hill visited the Diligence Fire Company in Summit Hill during Fire Prevention Week. Shawn Hoben, fire chief, explains fire extinguishers to Levi Weaver, left, and Justin Babinetz.

The Diligence Fire Company in Summit Hill observed Fire Prevention Week with an open house program and a visit by the Winnie-the-Pooh pre-school, which is located in the borough.

Also participating was the American Hose Company of Lansford. Members of the Lansford department sat up their "Safety House" in the auditorium of the Community Center.

Ed Nunnemacher, an engineer in the Diligence Fire Company, led the youngsters on a tour of the fire station.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nesquehoning Borough officials have announced that garbage collection for Tuesday, Oct. 18 will begin at 5 a.m. due to road construction. Residents are asked to have their garbage at curbside prior to 5 a.m.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown is hosting an Electronics and Universal Waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Any item that has an ON/OFF switch can be recycled and diverted from landfill. This is part of the church's green project to re-duce, re-cycle, re-use and re-think.

More information can be found by calling (610) 767-2577. The event is hosted by Advanced Green Solutions.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The East Carbon County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Penn Kidder Campus. All members are urged to attend this final meeting prior to the Nov. 8, general election.

This will be a business meeting; however, any countywide party candidate or school district candidate may be scheduled into the agenda by calling (570) 722-1527 in advance.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Turnpike's Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the Lehigh Tunnel southbound Monday-Tuesday (Oct. 17 and 18) and northbound Wednesday-Thursday (Oct. 19-20) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for tunnel maintenance.

At 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday northbound traffic will be diverted into the southbound tube and Wednesday and Thursday southbound traffic will be diverted into the northbound tube until the daily patterns are lifted by 2 p.m.

Monday, October 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Schuylkill Headwaters Association (SHA) held their "Run for the River" 5K Run/Walk recently in Mary D. The race started at the Mary D Recreation Complex and proceeded through trails that passed by the AMD treatment system, that was built by BAMR (the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation). For more information about future events, contact Megan Blackmon at (570) 622-3742 ext. 119 or at www.schuylkillheadwaters.org.

Monday, October 17, 2011

In a nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse and rid homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is again supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.