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Monday, July 25, 2011
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lions District 14U Governor Scott Dudley, left, is ready to take this Lions year ownership of the District Banner as it is turned over to him by Immediate Past District Governor Bob Kelsey, right. The Banner Exchange is a tradition of many years' standing.

A yearly ritual for the Lions of District 14U continued as the West Penn Lions of Schuylkill County came to the Western Pocono Lions of Monroe County for the traditional District Governor banner exchange.

West Penn Lion Scott Dudley is now District Governor and Bob Kelsey of the Western Pocono Lions has just completed his year's tenure as District Governor.

The passing of the District Governor's banner forward has been a tradition, an annual event, for years.

Monday, July 25, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS A truck rumbles over the Andrewsville bridge just east of the Borough of Lansford. PennDOT has reduced the weight limit on the deteriorated bridge, and plans to reroute truck traffic in the near future.

Heavily laden dump trucks continue to rumble over the 90-year-old Andrewsville bridge, at the eastern end of Lansford, even though the state Department of Transportation in October reduced the weight limit for vehicles crossing the bridge to 30 tons and plans to detour trucks to keep them off the span.

The continuing truck traffic has some people puzzled, but PennDOT spokesman Ron Young explained that his agency has issued special permits that allow some heavy trucks to use the bridge.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fourteen defendants entered pleas of guilty to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court recently and were sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell as follows:

Monday, July 25, 2011

The next meeting of the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will take place on July 27 at the Big Creek Grange at 7 p.m.

The following projects are available through the livestock club: beef, swine, sheep, goats, dairy beef and poultry.

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Local naturalist Joe Lankalis will present a program on cougars in Pennsylvania at the Locust Lake Park amphitheater at 6 p.m. on August 6.

He will use skulls and tracks to educate the public about the facts and the myths surrounding the Eastern Cougar.

For more information call Robin at the Park Office at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Program will be held in the program shelter in the case of inclement weather.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The American Red Cross is in search of donors.

Monday, July 25, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Steven Christ stands on the bridge that he constructed at Tuscarora Park as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Tuscarora State Park now has a new bridge built by Eagle Scout Steven Christ, of Hometown.

"I wanted to build this bridge because it would help out hikers and recreational walkers get into the back of Tuscarora Park," said Christ.

Christ, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 783, spent a month planning the bridge and all of its specifications and then completed the project in two days. The new bridge spans the Locust Creek, located on the Spirit of Tuscarora Trail.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Join the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park at 5 p.m. September 3, 3 p.m. September 4, 4 p.m. September 9, 4 p.m. September 15 and 4 p.m. September 21.

Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 pounds.

Registration is required by signing up at the park office before the event via phone at (570) 467-2506 or in person. There is a fee.

The class will be canceled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space for the program.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Children jumping in the refreshing water after receiving a week's worth of swim lessons from the Tamaqua Bungalow pool lifeguards are, from left, Mason Job, 6; Sarah Hope, 5; Eric Richardson, 5; Timmy Berg, 5; Nate Fannock, 6; Callista Fannock, 7; Emma Hope, 8; McKayla Kester, 7; Toby Berge, 7; and Zachary Fannock, 10.