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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Lengyel's Restaurant at 83 W. Catawissa St. in Nesquehoning.

The program will include a presentation by the Labor Representative for Highmark Insurance and by Barbara Sipler regarding the State Budget impacts.

The Chapter will discuss the endorsement process for local candidates and the Chapter's outreach to retired union members.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The West End Fair Association announces its entertainment line up for the 2012 West End Fair, held in Gilbert.

This year's fair will run Sunday, Aug. 26-Saturday, Sept. 1. Free admission daily for ages 10 and under.

On Sunday, Fair Preview Day, the gates will open at 10 a.m. with a $3 admission for 11 years and up, free admission for age 10 and under. All exhibit buildings are closed for judging but the Fair Museum is open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Several Carbon County residents questioned opinions that the board of commissioners have on the new voter identification law and the National Defense Authorization Act.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, a number of residents stepped up to ask the commissioners their thoughts on the new voter identification law, which goes into effect for the upcoming presidential election.

James Walp of Lehighton said that he wanted to know because it's important to him.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Carbon County Democrats for Change will hold their last meeting until September on May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Jim Thorpe (downstairs conference room). The speaker willl be Billy O'Gurek, Chairman of the Carbon County Democratic Party. He will provide an analysis of the recent Primary Elections.

Friday, May 18, 2012
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Taking part in the First Annual Percussion Ensemble held at the Panther Valley High School were students of the percussion section of the bands. Under the direction of band director Mark Christ were the following Blake Morgans, Thomas Greco, Alexa Ruzicka, Amanda Fegley, Mercedes Weaver, Emily Devonshire, Megan Greenall, Emiline Markovich, Samantha Wildoner, Sarah Zabroski, Morgan Kadel, Roxanne Person, Mercedes Anthony, Lauren Christ, Karina Derr, Shane Mulligan, Denae Starry, and Karen Grebousky.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fish for Free Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 28. The program will be held at the program shelter in Locust Lake State Park. No fishing license is needed to fish on this day, however all other regulations apply. Seem/Some fishing poles and tackle will be available. A Pa. Fish and Boat Commission officer and the park naturalist will be on hand for instruction. A demonstration on filleting and frying fish will follow. Bring your own bait. For more information, call Robin at 570-467-2506. Shine only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, May 18, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jennifer Stefano, left, Pa. State Director for Americans for Prosperity, is introduced during Lehighton 9/12 Project meeting last night by Sandy Dellicker, president of the local organization. The meeting was held at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Stefano spoke about the drastic negative impact proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations will have on the coal industry.

A Philadelphia woman with no apparent ties to the coal industry issued a warning last night that a proposal by the Obama administration could have disastrous economic impact.

"It is estimated 59,000 jobs will be lost because of one regulation," said Jennifer Stefano, Pa. State Director for Americans for Prosperity.

Stefano spoke during a meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 Project at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

She was introduced by Sandy Dellicker, president of the Lehighton 9/12 project.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Carbon County SHINE STEM Career Academy is a 36-week course that engages students in learning about careers of the future. Over the last seven weeks, it has proved that pairing academics with hands-on projects helps middle school students learn and exceed their potential.

Friday, May 18, 2012

McAdoo Borough was successful in having two church buildings in the borough removed from the tax exempt status on grounds the churches are no longer used for religious purposes.

The Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board, after a hearing in the Schuylkill County courhouse, agreed and ruled the exempt status are removed and the church buildings are placed on the tax list beginning 2013.

Friday, May 18, 2012
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Woofi is a puppy that creator Suzanne Geiss detailed how God led her and her husband Richard to the Woofi ministry of sharing the love of Jesus around the world as well as here in the USA.

Suzanne and Richard Geiss of Swenksville, Pennsylvania, have been missionaries for many years. But it was on a trip to Romania that began the Woofi ministry. Suzanne shared her story at Effort UMC's Mother's Day banquet hosted by the Methodist Church Women.

James 5:16-"A sincere prayer brings wonderful results."