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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Megan's Law violator was arrested on Monday by U.S. Marshals Service in Carbon County.

Donald Osgood, 32, of Lansford, and originally from Milford, Del., was taken into custody for violating the conditions of the law.

On July 27, 1998, Osgood was convicted of unlawful sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in Delaware, an offense that required him to register as a convicted sex offender. On April 12 the Delaware State Police issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to update his sex offender registration information in that state.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The theft of a $2,500 tractor mower owned by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in New Columbus, and taken from the Gate of Heaven Cemetery there, brought this statement from pastor Monsignor Agnello Angelini: "If the people who stole that mower don't bring it back or make good (pay) for it, I am going to ask God to have the people buried there haunt them." He added, "And that goes for the vandals, too." He said, "You can't tamper with sacred ground where people are sleeping in peace, awaiting the Resurrection."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Carbon County 4-H Shooting Sports club is forming this summer. They will be following the 4-H workbook for rifle education and shooting, which will cover ammunition, parts of the rifle and shooting safety.

The club will meet on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10 a.m., at a place to be announced later. Those interested from ages 8 to 18 are welcome to join. Members from the age of 8 to 10 are required to have a parent or guardian attend the meetings.

Contact Joan or John Kennedy at (570) 645-5709 to register for the program. Please respond by Tuesday, April 26.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pennsylvania American Legion is seeking applicants for the annual "State Police Youth Week" leadership program designed for young people with an interest in careers in law enforcement or military service.

The program, which is open to Pennsylvania youths who are 17 or younger and will have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school prior to June 12, will be held June 12-18 at York College in York County.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

State Representative Doyle Heffley will hold the first of two open house celebrations from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at his Lehighton district office, Lehighton Borough Annex, 110 N. Third St., Lehighton. The second open house will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Albrightsville district office, 2681 State Road 903, Unit 3.

"One of my most important pledges to the people of the 122nd District is to be accessible and provide access to state government," said Heffley. "Feel free to stop by either office to attend one of our open houses."

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

District Attorney James P. Goodman asked a jury to consider murder in the first degree and impose the death penalty in rendering a verdict in the trial against Julius C. Enoe, 32, of Reading, which began Monday at the Schuylkill County courthouse.

Goodman outlined the case he was going to present to prove Enoe guilty and asked the jurors to use their common sense in sifting through the evidence.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Palmerton Lions Club will present eight monetary donations to area non-profit organizations during"Community Spirit Night on Monday, May 2. The awards will be presented at a special dinner at the Fireline Hotel in Bowmanstown.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Scholarships are available for 2011 for nursing and higher education students.

The Loretta K. Shirar Memorial Scholarship for Nursing and the Robert and Jean Benner Nursing Scholarship were established for the purpose of awarding scholarships to high school seniors or older individuals who are pursuing a career as a registered nurse.

The applicant must be a voting member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

Monday, April 25, 2011
Andy Leibenguth/Special to the times news Wade Fluke performs as "Jesus" with the rest of the 12 disciples in this reenactment of the Last Supper during the Good Friday drama in Lewistown Valley.

Over 140 parishioners and guests filled the Zion Church social hall in Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua, on Good Friday for the performance, "What Really Happened the Night He Was Betrayed," a men's drama by Stephen C. Lovelady.

About 20 parishioners from both the Christ Church in McKeansburg and the Zion Church in Lewistown Valley, performed in the drama. The show coordinator was Terry Fluke. Prelude was done by Denise Hafer, while Dave Morrow served as narrator.

Monday, April 25, 2011
Louis M. Hall

Louis M. Hall has announced his candidacy for a position of Jim Thorpe Borough Council for a four-year term. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 17 Primary Election.

Hall is the current chairman of the Jim Thorpe Planning Commission. Having served on the commission, he has been involved in the development of the 10-year Comprehensive Plan for Jim Thorpe, Summit Hill, Lansford and Penn Forest. This project is crucial to insure funding for these communities through the coming 10 years.