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Saturday, March 26, 2011
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The District 5 Diocesan Catholic Youth Organization recently hosted a public speaking contest at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford. Award recipients are, l-r; Michael Gaizick from McAdoo Catholic Elementary School, second play, boys; Henry Hinchey from St. John Neumann Regional School, Palmerton, first place boys; Cassandra Hoben from Our Lady of the Angels Academy, first place girls, and Faith Befano from McAdoo Catholic Elementary School, second place girls.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Joe Paretta

In today's rocky economy, people are getting in trouble with credit card debt.

Joe Paretta wants to help ease that burden.

The Jim Thorpe resident recently wrote a book entitled "Master The Card: Say Goodbye to Credit Card Debt...Forever," which outlines simple ways to change your thinking about credit card debt and help you get out from under the credit card companies' thumbs.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

William and Naomi Tillis from Penns Creek, Pa., will be featured during Revival Meetings at God's Missionary Church 139 North 6th Street, Lehighton, on April 5-10.

William is the scheduled speaker and Naomi will provide special music.

The meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information, call (610) 377-1067.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
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The Tamaqua Lions and LEO Club collected more than 200 used cell phones with chargers for their annual used cell phone recycling collection. In addition to cell phones, the Lions and LEO Club collect eyeglasses, ink cartridges and hearing aids. Pictured with some of the cell phones collected from front left are Tamaqua LEO Club chief advisor Lizanne McElwee, LEO Club president Erin Zeigler, vice president Jill Hoppes and advisor Sue Dolan. Pictured holding LEO banner are LEOs Amy Barron, left, and Tim Lehman.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County will host a Vietnam Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the American Legion Post 314, Lehighton to mark the 37th anniversary of the end of the war. Members should arrive by 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has dismissed an appeal by East Union Township supervisors to block the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board from acting on an application for a cargo airport to be built in the township.

The township has 30 days to appeal to the state Superior Court.

Attorney Christopher Hobbs, solicitor for the county's zoning hearing board, said no action to resume hearing the application will be taken before the board's May meeting in order to allow township supervisors to decide if they want to pursue the appeal.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

In the last week, the Obama presidency reached a new low. His confusing policy on energy is designed to ensure that the United States will always be dependent upon foreign oil.

On his recent visit to Latin America, he encouraged Brazil to drill offshore for oil and previously loaned them the $2 billion needed for this to happen. In meetings with Brazilian leaders he stated: "When you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tamaqua Police are investigating another break-in. This one was discovered by officers on patrol at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, when officers observed an open garage bay door at the former Rite Aid Store on Pine Street.

The officers checked the area and discovered the suspect(s) had entered through the garage door, then broke through an interior wall to access the Family Dollar Store. An attempt was made to open the safe, but was unsuccessful.

The store had closed at 9 p.m.

Anyone with information may contact police at (570) 668-6100 or (570) 668-5000.

Saturday, March 26, 2011
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Angler volunteers guide trout-laden, wire-frame floating basket along section of Lizard Creek, stocking the trout into the more remote areas as they walk to the next bridge crossing.

Trout like cold water, so early spring is a perfect time for the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission to stock Carbon County's waterways, in particular the Mahoning and Lizard Creeks, which being in the southern part of the county, warm up a bit sooner.

Because they warm up earlier in the season, the PA F&B Commission has made these border creeks part of the Regional Opening Day – they open to fishing at 8 a.m. on April 2. The balance of Carbon County and most northern streams open for fishing on April 16.