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Thursday, April 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The congregation of the Christ Lutheran Church is Elizabethtown raised $641.24 for the Feed The People program based out of Carbon County. Feed The People, which was started in early January, currently provides free meals every first Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, every second Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansford, and every fourth Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Christ Redeemer Church in Coaldale.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Quick response by firefighters from throughout Carbon County saved a home while a motor home and large wooden structure were destroyed by a raging fire Wednesday afternoon in Mahoning Township. The fire was first reported around 3 p.m. as a shed fire along Boyko Drive just north of Beaver Run Road. But as volunteer firemen raced to the scene they could see a large plume of black smoke for miles. When five communities arrived on scene they found a motor home and large wood frame structure fully involved in flames, just a matter of feet from a home.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lehighton Area Chamber of the Carbon County Chamber of Council will host the annual Administrative Assistant Professional luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Blue Ridge Country Club.

Treat your employees to this "thank you" luncheon. A fashion show will be held, courtesy of Coldwater Creek. There will be door prizes.

For reservations or more information, call (610) 377-2191. Reservations are due by April 13, to 110 N. Third St., Lehighton.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Access Services provided an informal appreciation dinner to its volunteers and sponsors recently at the McKeansburg Hotel in McKeansburg. Access Services, a non-profit organization, provides support services for individuals with special needs in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon-Monroe-Pike, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Palmerton Area Library director Diane Danielson treated some young readers to delightful Easter stories. She suggests everyone should hop on over to the library to enhance your springtime reading with all the wonderful selections the library has to offer.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The eight annual Boyer Bowl, Bowling for a Cause, will be held at the Slatington Bowling Center on Saturday, April 7. Session one is from 6-8:30 p.m. Session two is from 9-11:30 p.m.

Anyone interested may sign up at the Northern Lehigh High School or Northern Lehigh Middle School main offices, at Boyer's Hardware Store, or contact Chris Craig at (610) 730-0688, or Macgoofy13@gmail.com, or Justin Maurer at (610) 554-8597, or goldboy15@aol.com.

All proceeds go to the Asher F. Boyer Endowment Fund for future education.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Donette Miller of Tamaqua was installed as Tamaqua Elks BPOE 592 Lodge's first female Exalted Ruler during their installation held recently. Installed, from front left, are Kenny Fritz, Chaplain; E. Paul Randig, PPDGER, Esquire; Donette Miller, Exalted Ruler; and Daniel Moyer, trustee. From back left are Doug Betz, Leading Knight; Russell Nelson, PER, Treasurer; R. Scott Winterburn, PER, Secretary; Wayne Zehner, Tiler; and William Fritzinger, PER, Trustee.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

An unconventional gas well ordinance was adopted by the Schuylkill County commissioners at their work session held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

The ordinance reflects the recently passed Legislative Act 13, which amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania consolidated statues. The ordinance imposes a gas well fee on each unconventional gas well spud (actual start of drilling) in Schuylkill County. The fee imposed is under section 2302 of Title 58.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Following the March monthly meeting of Nesquehoning Borough Council, council entered into an executive session to discuss the contract for Police Chief Sean Smith.

Council approved the long overdue contract last December with a 4-3 vote; however, 2012 council members have sought legal advice to determine if changes could be made with regard to the present contract.