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Monday, November 22, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Meed's Memorial United Methodist Church in Nesquehoning prepared a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community. There were two servings, one at 3 p.m. and one at 5 p.m. The overabundance of people who attended depicted how many area people needed the meal and the accompanying friendship. Serving the food were left to right, Lori Taras, Diane Whitehead, Ryan Taras, Deliann McFadden, Kayona McFadden, Tanisha McFadden, and Samantha Zlock. The church pastor is Rev. Michael Netznik.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The L. B. Morris Elementary School, Jim Thorpe, First Quarter honor roll is as follows:

Principal's List

3rd Grade - Crystal Furler, Tyler Hartman, Teegan Kunkel, Nolan Rehrig, Anna Shigo, Noah Snisky

4th Grade - Ethan Konklin

5th Grade - Jacqueline Condly, Alexander Hauck, Emelyn Shirley

6th Grade - Margaret Holloway

7th Grade - Autumn Cope, Brian DeMarco, Brian Fasolino, Ilse Hassler, Chloe Marx, Joseph Montesrin, Kailee Romanchik, Nicole Schoch, Lilly Snyder, Alyssa Sylvester, Lucas Yost

Monday, November 22, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area Junior High School eighth grade students along with school Director Michael Ballard (second from right) dig away so they can plant maple trees outside the junior high school building.

Palmerton Area Junior High School students take five after they work to plant trees outside the building.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Carbon County Safe Kids will host a free car seat check up for all Carbon County residents with children on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palmerton Ambulance building, 501 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

Parents should bring their child and his or her car seat to get checked by a car seat safety specialist. The specialist will check to make sure the car seat is installed properly; if there are any recalls on that car seat; and how well the child fits in the seat.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The first quarter honor roll for the 2010-2011 school year at St. Joseph Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe, has been announced by the principal, Melissa Cuzzola-Novatnack.

Grade 4

Distinguished Honors: Natalia Richards, Katie Spillman, Sydney Vincent

First Honors: Caroline Snerr, Hunter Fristick, Macayla Almeida, Seth Paluck

Second Honors: Kelsey Carroll, Grace Crouthamel, Rhiannon Malarkey

Grade 5

Distinguished Honors: Lauren Babinetz, Regan Carroll, Alex McGinley

First Honors: Kobie Arndt, Alyssa Neville

Second Honors: Molly Sheridan

Monday, November 22, 2010

The second in a series of hearings for a Franklin Township kennel owner charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property has been delayed.

A preliminary hearing on the second round of charges against Patricia E. Gadaleta originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

Monday, November 22, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Corrie Miller of Jim Thorpe, seated in wheelchair, receives gifts from a housewarming shower organized by members of the Gnaden Huetten Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

As the Thanksgiving Day holiday approaches, Corrie Miller has a lot for which she is grateful.

She is thankful for the chance to start her life over after a fire destroyed her South Avenue dwelling in Jim Thorpe last Dec. 8.

She is thankful for friends like those in her Gnaden Huetten Chapter 203 of the Order of The Eastern Star in Lehighton, who held a housewarming shower for her to provide household items and monetary gifts to replace what she lost in that fire.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lansford Alive's 9th Annual Christmas House Decorating Contest is under way. No registration is required, and all Lansford residents are eligible to win awards as long as their homes are decorated and their lights are turned on during judging hours, from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 16.

Judging of the houses will be based on the following categories:

- Traditional (Best decorations traditionally associated with the holiday season);

- Lighting (The spirit of the holiday season with a display of lights);

- Creative (Best use of imagination non-traditional);

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lehighton Area High School annouces the names of outstanding students during the first marking period.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The American Cancer Society will sponsor a "Look Good ... Feel Better" makeover workshop at the Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton.

Local female cancer patients will have the opportunity to brighten their day on Monday, Nov. 22 by attending the makeover workshop.

During this two-hour sessions, scheduled to be held from 4-6 p.m., trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss how to use makeup and accessories to minimize appearance related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.