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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will hold a Hunter-Trapper Education class from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4 at the Indian Mt. Rod & Gun Club, Route 534, Kresgeville. The Rod & Gun Club is also a sponsor.

Certification earned is required by Pennsylvania law for all first time hunters.

Lunches will be available for a nominal fee.

The minimum age is 11.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A decision on whether a crematory in Palmerton may expand could soon be rendered.

The request, by Arfan, Inc. Crematory, 517-519 Delaware Avenue, is scheduled before the borough's Zoning Hearing Board at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.

At that time, the company will seek a special extension to extend or enlarge the use of the existing nonconforming crematory.

The applicant, Dr. Steve Looker, president of Cremation Systems, Inc. of Largo, FL, is seeking a special exception, and is appealing the interpretation of the ordinance by the borough zoning officer.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
If you have unwanted prescription drugs, you probably know that you need to dispose of them, but how?

If you have unwanted prescription drugs, you probably know that you need to dispose of them. But how?

In days bygone, it was common to flush these drugs down the toilet, but this is no longer recommended. Decades of flushing drugs down the toilet has introduced hundreds of tons of these pharmaceuticals into the water supply. Legislation is being developed to ban this practice.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Eldred Township Halloween Parade is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in Kunkletown. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28.

The committee would like to invite everyone to preregister to enter the parade by Oct. 14. Only preregistered applicants will be guaranteed treat bags. There is no registration fee but the committee would like if each participant would bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network food bank.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Graduates of Jim Thorpe Area High School who participated in the Olympians' marching band are invited to brush off those old instruments and get them tuned up and ready to go.

For this week's Homecoming game on Friday night, Sept. 28, the annual Alumni Band Night will be observed.

Anyone who is a graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School is welcome to join the band and have fun reliving the fun days when you were part of the band. Interested alumni are asked to report to the band room by 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody recorded deeds in the Schuylkill County Courthouse of nine area properties whose owners were unable to keep up mortgage payments which were auctioned at a sheriff's sale. The mortgage holders obtained the homes.

Properties were sold to the following:

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, NA, Columbus, Ohio, property at 147 E. Howard Avenue, for $979.91, sold as property of Trek C. and Vanessa R. Golis.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Carbon County man admitted to two armed robberies on Tuesday in the county court. He was one of 23 defendants to enter guilty pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika during a daylong session of court.

Faces long time

Timothy Eugene Keiper, 20, of Lehighton, is facing a long state prison term when he is sentenced after entering pleas yesterday to two counts each of robbery and theft and one count of receiving stolen property.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

People who find themselves still in need of the necessary documents required to be permitted to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election will be able to visit any of 48 state Department of Transportation licensing centers on Nov. 5.

The centers are normally closed on Mondays, but will be open in this special case.

However, the Carbon County center, located on Interchange Road at the Carbon Plaza mall, will not be among them. That's because that center is not a "home" center, said PennDOT spokeswoman Jan McKnight.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Lehighton borough police department issued 97 traffic citations during the month of August.

Of them, 59 were given to motorists who allegedly exceeded maximum speed limits.

There also were 12 tickets issued for special speed limitations in school zones.

Other traffic citations were: Registration and certificate of title required, 6; driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked, 3; restraint systems, 3, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicle/property, 2.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tamaqua Police and paramedics responded to the rear parking lot of the Trinity United Church of Christ around 6:15 this morning for a report of a man bleeding from his forehead. The man, who appeared to be in his early 20s, had a large baseball-sized bump on his forehead and nose area. After responding, police determined that the man was struck in the face with a pipe. The unidentified man declined care from the Tamaqua Police and Tamaqua Ambulance.