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Friday, December 27, 2013
carol zickler/special to the times news

An Angel Tree was put up at McDonald's in Nesquehoning, and employees and customers made sure that every gift on it was filled. Sixteen names of students in need were provided from the Panther Valley Elementary School. The names were provided to Meed's Methodist Church in Nesquehoning and parents of the needy children contacted the church reprsentative with their child's desires. Bertha Shreffler picks up the gifts for distribution, while looking on is McDonald's manager Todd Sheckler.

Friday, December 27, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Among ESPA members taking part in the collection, were, l-r, Lori German, vice president; Kim Ahner, secretary; Ann Louise Hayes and Grace Kern, members; and Julie Willet, president.

Members of the Lehighton Area Educational Support Personnel Association recently held a collection to help aid Carbon County Friends of Animals. Staff collected an overwhelming amount of items, such as wet and dry cat food, cleaning supplies, blankets, toys, bleach, shampoos, and paper products.

These are just a few of the items that are used daily at the shelter.

Friday, December 27, 2013
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS Stephanie Barron, vice president of the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) of Schuylkill and Lebanon counties, and Leona Rega, Tamaqua Safety Initiative Coordinator, are working together to establish a Green Dot Program designed to end violence in the community.

They are the kind of statistics sure to bring fear to every responsible adult residing in Tamaqua.

As of January of this year, eight registered sex offenders were residing in the borough. Between 2009 and 2011, the crime rate in Tamaqua escalated when it came to crimes of rape (133 percent increase) and robberies (700 percent).

These statistics caught the attention of law enforcement, community and civic leaders, who became determined to make a difference.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Parryville Council recently adopted the 2014 final budget. Taxes will remain at 11.5 mills and one mill for fire safety.

Each mill in 2014 will bring in approximately $10,000 in revenue. Council anticipates spending $230,937 in 2014.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ryan P. Bowman, standing, was appointed Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator by Lehighton Borough Council. Bowman stands next to borough secretary Brenda Koons, who is also the Emergency Management Coordinator. Bowman served in the National Guards for six years, which included a deployment to Iraq where he served as a human resources manager. He has been an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Carbon County for 11 years.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Myrtle Smale, a 79-year-old great-grandma from Aquashicola believes in Santa. She put him to the test and he came through in a big way.

On a whim, Smale wrote a letter to Santa telling of the plight of her two grandchildren. The family's Lehigh Township home was destroyed in a fire on Sept. 28. She put the letter in Santa's mailbox at the Aquashicola Post Office.

The fire began in the modular home at 3524 Murphy Road about 4:30 p.m. Everything was destroyed, including the children's toys.

Her wish was granted by the Joy Fund of B-104 FM Radio, Allentown.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Deeds recorded


William Glawe to Tool Man, LLC, 785 Hahn's Dairy Road, Palmerton, property at 323 White St., $230,000.

Franklin Township

Elizabeth B. Wehr to N.P. Dodge Jr., Philadelphia, property at 365 Pine Cone Drive, $280,000.

N.P. Dodge Jr. to Marcia M. Stay, 365 Pine Cone Drive, Lehighton, property at 365 Pine Cone Drive, $280,000.

Jim Thorpe

Barry T. Phillips Jr. to Joseph W. Woodward, 219 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 219 Center Ave., $81,000.

Kidder Township

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pre-School, Kindergarten, and first grade students of Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford participated in the season of giving. The students donated brand-new pajamas to the Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive that benefits that Pajama Program. The Pajama Program is a nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and books to children in need, especially those living in group homes, foster care and orphanages. Students included, front row, from left, Maggie Homyak, Derek Schlosser, Isabella

Friday, December 27, 2013

The S.S. Palmer Elementary School's principal Mary A. Brumbach, announces the first marking period honor roll.

Principal's list

Third grade: Ajla Becirovic, Emily Bollinger, Tanner Bollinger, Grant Conarty, Harrison Denithorne, Calvin Deprill, Carly Ellis, Ava Gostoni, Tyler Hager, Emily Houser, Ethan Jones, Josiah Kimmel, Isabella Kistler, Caiden Lesher, Kylie Messinger, Kian Nothstein, Taylor Pengelly, Ronan Roche, Autumn Rohde, Dalton Rumfield, Jeremy Salvaggio, Ethan Schaffer, Justin Sebelin, Aaron Simpson, Elizabeth Sterner, Marissa Walck, Paige Wolbach, Madisyn Yarmosh

Thursday, December 26, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Carbon Builders Association held a Christmas mingle at Palmerton Lumber Co., Palmerton. A donation of a nonperishable food item provided entry into the event, with the food items donated to Peaceful Knights, a homeless shelter for adult men and women in Carbon County. From left are Steve Ohl, vice president of Carbon Builders Association, and representing RH OHL: Debbie Kleckner, CBA office manager; Aggie Shehadeh, president of Peaceful Knights; and Kathy Pisulak, owner of Palmerton Lumber. Peaceful Knights, 185 Penn Drive, Lehighton, offers temporary shelter for adults who are homeless.