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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate National Administrative Professional Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Blue Ridge Country Club, 2230 Fireline Road, Palmerton. Registration deadline is April 15.

Cold Water Creek will present the latest fashions. For reservations, contact the CCCC at (610) 379-5000 or email at info@CarbonCountyPA.org.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Last year, student loans in the U.S. topped the one-trillion-dollar mark. March's jobless rate fell just one-tenth of one percent (to 7.6%) from the prior month. Commented Bloomberg/Businessweek, "A hot start to the year has faded with a poor March jobs report, as labor force participation fell to its lowest level in 34 years."

Saturday, April 13, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/TIMES News

No traffic was allowed at the Courthouse Square in Jim Thorpe for several hours yesterday after someone phoned a bomb threat into the courthouse. The courthouse was evacuated. Police said they are checking into several leads.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Carbon County officials mingle with police after the Carbon County Courthouse was evacuated at about 11:45 a.m. yesterday. Among the officials are, standing next to vehicle l-r, Carbon County Commissioners Wayne Nothstein (with tie), Tom Gerhard, William O'Gurek, and Dave Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's Department, and at far right, Carbon County Emergency Management Director Mark Nalesnik.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lisa Altemose, Gilbert "Yes. We follow the New York Mets. I've liked them since I was a little girl. I guess because my dad (Wayne Hulsizer, former Pleasant Valley football coach) liked them."

Major League Baseball season is under way. Do you follow the game? What's your favorite team?

Saturday, April 13, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/TIMES NEWS

Police surround Carbon County Courthouse after a bomb scare was called in yesterday morning, resulting in the evacuation of the building as well as the courthouse annex, which stands next door. Route 209 was also shut down for several hours.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/ SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS During a special Lehighton Area School Board meeting this week, the board approved the contract between the school district and Lehighton Area Education Association. Officially signing the new four-year contract are LAEA President Annette Boyle (seated center) and School Board President Rocky Ahner (seated right). Looking on are LAEA Secretary Kimberly Lusch, (seated left) and, standing l-r, LAEA president-elect Matt Fisher; member of the LAEA negotiating team Jim Blakeslee; LAEA past president Bruce Koch; and School Board member William Hill, Jr.

During a special meeting this week, the Lehighton Area School Board approved a contract between the school district and Lehighton Area Education Association.

The teachers had been working with a contract that expired August 31, 2012.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will host a "New To Medicare" session at 1:30 p.m. April 23 in the Community Room of its Gnaden Huetten Campus at 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton.

The session is to help people entering Medicare for the first time, and their caregivers, to understand this comprehensive healthcare program.

Topics will include a general introduction to Medicare (Medicare Parts A-D), Medicare supplemental insurance (Medi-Gap policies), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

One of the primary purposes of the County Sheriff Brigades of Pennsylvania is to encourage all Citizens to learn and understand the law. One common source of initial confusion for a modern student of law is the many pitfalls in the path toward true comprehension of the law.

These include semantic and language difficulties; words having one meaning in common usage often have differing, contrary or multiple meanings in legal usage. But probably the largest single obstacle to comprehending law is the complexity and malleability of the truth today.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carbon County Commissioner Bill O'Gurek will be the speaker at the next meeting of Democrats for Change and the county tax increase will be the topic.

Also speaking will be Ronnie Sheehan, County Treasurer and Judy Moon, Clerk of the Orphan's Court and Registrar of Wills.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Jim Thorpe.

Democrats who live in Carbon County are welcome to attend meetings. For more information, call Club President Linda Christman at 610-377-0235.