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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Big Creek Grange. Members will be cleaning around the grange, and should bring rakes, shovels, gloves and wheelbarrows. The meeting will follow the cleanup.

This club is for livestock projects only.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8 and 19 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2013.

4-H is a youth program of Penn State University.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two speakers will be present during a meeting of the Lehighton 9/12 project Thursday evening.

The meeting will be held in the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building at 7 p.m. Coffee and dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Ronnie Delbacco, vice chairman of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party, will speak about Common Core, the socialistic take over of our schools which came in the stimulus package.

Also, Paul Saunders, an executive board member of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party and the Leader of their Energy and Environment Action Committee, will offer remarks.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS With Earth Day being celebrated this week, Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center wonders if there is a loss of interest in environmental education and wonders where have all the children gone?

With Earth Day being celebrated this week, a discussion with the folks at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center brought to light a curious question: Where have all the children gone?

"The schools are not as supportive of getting kids outside in field trips as they have been in the past," said Susan Gallagher, chief naturalist at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. "At least not here."

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp is presently conducting its 2013/2014 subscription drive. The subscription is for unlimited emergency transports along with paramedic services provided by Lehighton Ambulance Association. Subscription is for anyone 18 years or older. Family members under the age of 18 and residing in the same household as the subscriber will be covered for out of pocket expenses.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute Adult Education State Approved Nurse Aide Program has graduated six individuals from the program. Pictured at the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where graduation ceremonies were held are, left to right : Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN; Anita Hunadi, Jeannine Viola, Jamie Reph, Kim Boyer, Jess Eshelman, and Deanne Mullen.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jeanne Carl of the Carbon County Environmental Center visited the fourth grade at Panther Valley Elementary School and brought along two birds of prey as a teaching experience for the class. Students and teachers brought in their donations of cleaning supplies for the environmental center. Carl (right) is seen here holding a bird of prey. Left to right front are Isabella Goida, Madison Heckman, and Ali Janner. Back row Antonio Perilli and Lilith Vogel.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The District Five CYO Spelling Bee was held at St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua, on April 7. Participating schools included St. Jerome's, McAdoo Catholic, SS. Peter and Paul of Lehighton, St. Joseph Regional Academy of Jim Thorpe and Our Lady of Angels Academy of Lansford. Contests were held for students in second, third, fourth and fifth grades.

Second grade winners were: Samantha Descallar of SS. Peter and Paul, first place; Blaise Mulen of McAdoo Catholic, second place; and Emma Morgans, St. Jerome's, third place.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIME NEWS The 2011-2012 District 14 U Governor Team Excellence Award was bestowed on Scott Dudley, IPDG, and Liz McElwee in recognition of their achievement of positive membership growth and excellence in district leadership. From left are, McElwee, Bob Miller, Past International Director; and Dudley. McElwee, Dudley and Miller are all members of the West Penn Lions Club.

The 2011-2012 District 14 U Governor Team Excellence Award was bestowed on Scott Dudley, IPDG, and Liz McElwee in recognition of their achievement of positive membership growth and excellence in district leadership.

The award was presented by Bob Miller, PID.

Dudley, McElwee and Miller are all members of the West Penn Lions Club.

"I am presented this award in honor of Lions International President Wing-Kum Tam," said Miller.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Thumbs up for Cub Pack 145 who on Sunday held their annual litter cleanup at East Penn Twp.'s Riverview Park. While they picked up bags of normal liter, their most unusual item was a car bumper.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Dan Staehle, Nesquehoning borough employee, starts cleaning the streets by hand as he awaits the arrival of the street sweeper. He said it is repaired and will be in use either this week or next. Rain has washed debris down the hills in the borough and needed to be cleaned up.