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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Saturday's "On This Date" in the TIMES NEWS, it was stated that James E. Ziegenfuss was the first recipient from Franklin Township Lions Club of the Melvin Jones Fellow award, the highest award in Lionism, in 1993.

The information came from a newspaper in 1993.

Richard Schirer has informed the TIMES NEWS that he was the first recipient, being given the Melvin Jones Award in 1992.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Event coordinators Jessica Kutza, left, and her mother, Mary Ann Dulaney, both of Coaldale, take inventory of some of the many ACS Chinese Auction prizes for their 12th Annual Chinese Auction and fundraising event to be held Sunday 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. There are many new types of prizes this year, such as Phillies tickets, Penn State and Yuengling items, Pocono 500, Longaberger baskets, as well as many local gift certificates.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Roderick Cook, left, and Antonia Diener will compete in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament in Washington, D.C., in May.

Two MMI Preparatory School students will participate in a national speech and debate competition.

Juniors Roderick Cook and Antonia Diener will compete in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament May 27 to 29 in Washington, D.C.

The NCFL is dedicated to supporting high school speech and debate activities for public, private and parochial high schools in the United States and Canada.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sometimes news about disasters and tragedy, such as the devastating tsunami in Japan, is hard for children to comprehend.

To help youngsters better cope and understand the devastating tsunami, a special "Kid Scoop" page is featured in today's TIMES NEWS.

The full-color special feature, complete with illustrations, puzzles, and narration – written so a child can understand – appears on page 19.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Many fire companies throughout our area were kept busy clearing flooded streets and basements following the past two weeks of heavy rains, rising waters and melting snow that caused havoc for area drivers and residents. Borough officials and residents from area communities pointed out their great appreciation to all the volunteer firefighters and dedicated municipal workers who worked hard in the rain to clear drains, streets and basements over the past two weeks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some driver's license services will not be available at PennDOT driver's license centers on Saturday, March 26 due to a scheduled upgrade of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Problem Driver Pointer System, or PDPS.

The federal government requires states to use the system to determine if applicants have outstanding driver sanctions in other states. All outstanding sanctions must be reconciled before individuals can obtain a driver's license or learner's permit in another state.

Tuesday, March 22, 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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nancy Keiser, herself an amateur radio operator, informs the TIMES NEWS that the call sign of Flavius Jankauskas is now W3JA, formerly K3JAk as listed in Friday's article about the book "World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion." She also provided the call sign K3ll for Jim Berger who also was involved in the forwarding of messages from Germany.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In addition to THE TIMES NEWS, sponsors of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters chorus who performed Friday at the Lehighton Area High School, were David Perkins of Lehighton Area High School, who organized the event, Lehighton Bakery, Walmart, Subway sandwiches, Martin's Potato Chips, and Chartwells Food Service, who provided food for the performers.