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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Navy Club of Carbon County is looking for new associate members.

The club meets the last Monday of each month at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St.

You do not have to be conntected to any service to join. Anyone over 21 is eligible to join.

For more information, call (570) 645-3643.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Barnesville man was scheduled to go on trial this morning in Schuylkill County court on charges of dealing in illegal drugs. It is one of four cases attached for trial before juries.

Michael James Stewart, 42, of Williams Street, was charged by Trooper Troy S. Greenawalt with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence at 288 Wood Street, Cumbola, Blythe Township in May 2009.

Other jury trials scheduled included:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Janelle Balliet, left, and Nicole Rascavage, both of Lansford, are all smiles at the 13th annual Zoostock held Monday in Lansford.

A good party is never ruined by rain.

Obviously that's how the masses who attended the 13th annual Zoostock in Lansford felt.

The Labor Day event was held on the grounds of the Sports Zoo.

There was a little rain at times, but a threat of rain was evident all day. It didn't infringe on the festival, which raises funds for the Carbon/Schuylkill Unit of the American Cancer Society, from being another success.

Even a weather-related incident didn't mar the festivities.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Carbon County Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct a Patriot's Day (9/11) memorial service on Friday, Sept. 9, at 8:40 a.m. in the Josiah White Park, Jim Thorpe.

All residents are urged to attend and honor those who lost their lives in the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11 a decade ago. Fire, police and ambulance personnel, and veterans organizations are also invited to attend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is committed to supporting nonprofit agencies that respond to the needs of its neighbors throughout the region. The Foundation's Board of Directors recently authorized its 2011/2012 contribution of nearly $122,000 to be shared by 14 United Ways located throughout BCNEPA's 13-county service area.

As part of that contribution, the Greater Weatherly Area Community Chest and United Way of Carbon County each received $1,000 targeted specifically to support health-related programs for Carbon County residents.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Area police officers at the scene of a disturbance in Nesquehoning Sunday.

Just after 5 p.m. Sunday, more than a dozen law enforcement officers from Rush Township, Coaldale, Lansford, Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning and Department of Conservation and National Resources responded to the 300 block of both West Mill Street and West Catawissa Street (SR209) in Nesquehoning.

Schuylkill Communications, relaying Carbon County police radio traffic, mentioned over the air that young individuals were smashing windows and carrying weapons.

When police arrived they placed handcuffs on two males and put them in separate police cars.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Carol Zickler/special to the times news

The Introduction to Business students at Panther Valley High School opened a school store this year to sell school items. Taught by faculty member Sue Solt, the students are learning how to manage money with the proceeds benefiting the start of Future Business Leaders of America. Students include (front) Grant Lorkowski, Megan Marouchoc and Macey Markovich (front). Back row includes teacher Sue Solt, Jake Tokash, Deanna Focht, Tony Yusella, and Pat Iezzoni.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Winners in the 23rd annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show held Sunday at the Slatington Airport are as follows:

Class #1 (1900-1949)

1. 1931 Ford A Coupe, Carson Krause, Lenhartsville

2. 1932 Chevrolet, Karl Sheckler, Lehighton

3. 1949 Plymouth, Skip Olson, Easton

Class #2 (1950-1959)

1. 1958 Cadillac El Dorado, Radley Rice, Northampton

2. 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, Charles & Mim Bauder, Easton

3. 1957 Truck 3100, Glenn Silfies, Palmerton

Class #3 (1960-1964)

1. 1960 Chevy Impala, Don Mench, Coopersburg

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weatherly Area PTA is now accepting new memberships for the 2011-2012 school year.

Joining the PTA will keep parents in touch with what is going on at Weatherly Area Schools and in the community.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS A large section of wall at 38 W. White St., Summit Hill, broke loose on Monday morning, forcing a family of four to flee. The damage, which occurred at one of the oldest houses in Summit Hill, forced officials to condemn the building.

Ken Cathcart said that for some time, he'd lay in bed in his home at 38 W. White St., Summit Hill, and would hear noises inside the wall – as though something was falling. It concerned him, but he knew it was an old house – one of the oldest in the hilltop borough.

Yesterday morning, shortly before noon, he heard a very loud noise while he was resting in his second floor bedroom.