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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Faculty Member Ron Rabenold (with the ball) instructs students in serving the volley ball. From left are, Tanner Zwetolitz, Tyler Cann, Matthew Reppert, Gavin Cressley, and Cammi Nalesnik.

Lehighton Area Middle School Student Advisory Council held a Sports Marathon on March 9 to raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society.

The students were challenged to come up with an idea where they could raise more money for the cancer society than they did the previous year. Students feel it is important to support this great organization because this deadly disease has hit their building very hard over the last year and a half as we they lost two student and a staff member to cancer.

In the past the Council sponsored a student-faculty basketball game and dance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Palmerton Area Democratic Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Fireline Hotel, Bowmanstown. The featured speaker will be Dan Kunkle, Director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, who will talk about "The Positive Impact of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center on Palmerton."

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Event coordinators Jessica Kutza, left, and her mother, Mary Ann Dulaney, both of Coaldale, stand next to of some of the many ACS Chinese Auction prizes for their 13th Annual Chinese Auction and fundraising event to be held Sunday March 25 at the Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville, Rt. 54. Doors open at noon and the auction drawing starts at 3 p.m. More than 500 items will be available.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Carbon County EOC will host a G-290 Basic Public Information Officer workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 24 and 25, at the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning. The course is free to any municipal, county government, private industry and school district personnel who have emergency management responsibilities.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The entire ration board that serves Lansford, Summit Hill, Tamaqua, and Nesquehoning resigned at Tamaqua because of not being in accord with the present policy of price control emanating from Washington. The board members who tendered their resignations were James H. Gildea, Coaldale, chairman; David L. Miller, Tamaqua, and E. R. Neiswender, New Ringgold. Gildea said he cannot condone O.P.A.'s snooping on merchants and store keepers.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jim Thorpe announces kindergarten registration.

Kindergarten registration in the Jim Thorpe Area School District for the 2012-2013 school year will be held in April from the L.B. Morris and Penn Kidder buildings. The district offers a full day kindergarten experience for its students.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Ally Kemmerer and Jessica Mabus, members of Junior Troop 31102, offer cherry flavored Cukovi sweets to those attending Girl Scout Sunday and World Thinking Day programs.

One of the oldest chartered Girl Scout groups in the country celebrated the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts at a special Sunday Service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

Girl Scouts across the country observed the centennial on March 11.

Katherine Hosler, Lehighton service unit manager and leader of Senior Girl Scout Troop 3802, enlightened the congregation at Trinity with a slide presentation and narrative of Lehighton Girl Scouts' history and its present-day activities during the service.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Charles "Chuck" Thamarus makes his acceptance speak at the A.O.H. dinner held in his honor.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division I, Carbon County held it's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Dinner at the Mahoning Valley Country Club last Friday evening.

The dinner was held in preparation for the 15th Annual Carbon County St. Patrick's Day Parade which was held on Broadway in Jim Thorpe this past weekend.

Receiving the honor of the title of Grand Marshal for the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Jim Thorpe was AOH charter member Charles "Chuck" Thamarus.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The fate of a preschool program for low income children in the Northern Lehigh School District could be in jeopardy.

Assistant Superintendent Karen Nicholas told the school board on Monday that it must decide whether the district would fund the Head Start Program so that it may continue at Peters Elementary.

Nicholas noted that the program - now in its seventh year in the district - had previously been funded by Accountability Block Grant funds. Currently, the program serves about 20 students in the classroom, she said.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dawn Ferrante, Carbon County Economic Development Director, will speak at the quarterly meeting of Partners for Progress.

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Lehigh Carbon Community College Campus in Nesquehoning.

Elissa Garofalo, president of Partners for Progress, said the organization is co-sponsoring a ground breaking survey that will be conducted in Carbon County.

For the first time in the County's history, businesses will be asked what services and support they need to grow and prosper in today's changing economy.