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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Jim Thorpe Area School Board approved the 2012-2013 proposed final budget at 44.52 Mills, with no millage increase. For the 2012-2013 school year the district will see no tax increase.

The school approved the proposed final budget. The budget will be on public display for 30 days and voted on again for final approval. The proposed budget has been passed and it cannot be changed. However, the board needs to have a final vote before the budget is submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bowmanstown Mayor Keith G. Billig has rescinded the burn ban in Bowmanstown effective on May 7, 2012. The ban was declared on April 9, 2012.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hal Resh, speaking for the East Penn Parks Commission, said there is no communication between the commission and the supervisors.

Supervisor Jake Nothstein, at the May 7 East Penn supervisors' meeting, said the priority is working on the roads.

Commission member William Schwab said he had prepared a report for the supervisors. Last year there were 1,200 hours of volunteer work at the Riverview and Marvin Gardens parks. This year so far there have been 100 hours.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It appears as though a 3.4 percent increase in next year's spending plan is no longer a sure thing in the Palmerton Area School District.

After a budget workshop on Tuesday, conducted by interim business manager Donna Les, the board said it may want to reconsider its prior stance on the 2012-13 budget.

Last month, the board approved the advertisement of the 2012-13 budget, which called for a 1.67-mill increase, which would raise the millage rate from 49.14 to 50.81 mills.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The wind turbine ordinance for Towamensing Township permits just one turbine on a property. At the May 3 supervisors' meeting there was a public hearing about an amendment which would permit two on a property.

Farmers with their many buildings requested the change said Solicitor Tom Nanovic. The turbines will be subordinate to the principal use.

There were no comments and it was approved at the regular meeting to be advertised.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gently holding some of the chicks hatched out during their fourth grade's 4-H project called "Embryology" are L.B. Morris Elementary School students, front, left to right : Teegan Kunkle, Tanner Horn, and Kristen Scott; rear, from left : Holly Skrimcovsky, Casey Keeler, Dylan Millaed, and Brandon Becker.

The miracle of life has lit up the school days of the fourth grade students at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe thanks to their 4-H project.

Students in the classes of teachers Mr. Holmes, Mrs. Kolnik, Miss Muenzel, and Mr. O'Donnell all participated in the project known as "Embryology".

Each class received a dozen partially incubated eggs which were already about 10 days old.

It takes a total of 21 days for the eggs to incubate and hatch out so, about 10 days after the eggs are received, the classrooms are filled with the sound of chirping chicks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will be holding its meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 at the Big Creek Grange. Livestock projects only.

The 4-H program is open to youth between 8 and 19 as of Jan. 1, 2012.

4-H is a youth program of the Penn State University. PSU does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In recent years, numerous school districts have opted or thought about cutting arts and music from their schools. Volunteers and staff at the St Jerome Regional School in Tamaqua are proud to say that will never happen at their school. During a recent show at the school, Mrs. Mary Ann Mansell, school principal, stated her appreciation to performing arts director Paul Mulhern for volunteering two days a week with the students. She also stressed the school's appreciation to all the staff, parents and volunteers who also take part in the program.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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The annual fishing party for special needs children throughout Carbon County, sponsored by the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post, will be held Thursday and Friday at Germantown Grove in Jim Thorpe, with over 230 youngsters participating during the two days. The Legion has been sponsoring the event for over 40 years. Matt King, second from right, of Americare Home Care Services, presents check totaling $775 to be applied to the tourney, to Kenneth Hurley, Legion commander.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Co-ed Track & Field Camp for ages 5 thru 13 will be held June 18-22, rain or shine, at Christ Evangelical Free Church, Lehighton, located just west of Normal Square on Route 443.

The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch is included in the registration cost.