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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Palmerton will dispose of its used vacuum truck as part of a trade-in agreement with the buyer after a bid opening attracted no suitors.

Borough manager Rodger Danielson informed borough council on Tuesday that no bids were received for the borough's 1988 vacuum truck as of Monday's deadline.

As a result, Danielson said the borough will accept a trade-in agreement in the amount of $2,500 from Vac-Con of Evans City, Butler County, to haul away the vehicle.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Superintendent James Kraky, second from right, announced that five schools in LASD have been recognized with this year's Keystone Achievement Award. At the Lehighton Area School Board meeting Monday evening, he presented the awards for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years to principals Dr. Mark McGalla, left, for Lehighton Area Middle School; Aaron Sebelin, second from left, for Mahoning and Shull-David Elementary Schools; and Gretchen Laviolette, right, for East Penn and Franklin Elementary Schools.

In anticipation of a possible re-vote on the proposed building plan for the district, a large crowd attended the Lehighton Area School Board meeting on Monday evening. However, school board President Dave Krause announced at the outset, "There will be no action taken on the proposed building project at this meeting."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mrs. Anna Rendish, 18 W. Rhume St., Nesquehoning, has received word from her son, Master Sgt. George Rendish, who has been hospitalized with wounds sustained in Vietnam. Sgt. Rendish has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the Army Commendation Medal with Cluster for action against hostile forces in Cambodia this past summer. He was awaiting orders to be transferred to a hospital in Fort Bragg, South Carolina. He has served in the army for 29 years and resides in Fort Bragg.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Parryville UMC will host a free luncheon, weather permitting, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at the church, located on the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, in Parryville.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In an opinion in Monday's TIMES NEWS, it was stated that the Tamaqua detour will be occurring each weekend.

Tamaqua officials said it was a once-and-done occurrence.

They said the detour won't be needed for the additional work, including the bridge replacement.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Porcupine Pat makes clickittyclack noises with a 1920's wooden noise maker.

Porcupine Pat, a member of the Schuylkill Conversation District, displayed and presented a large array of simple toys, some 200 years old, as part of the Tamaqua Historical Society's Classic Toy Show on display until Nov. 23.

Some of the simple toys explained consisted of Lincoln Logs, Tumbling Tommy, noise rattles, Moonwinder, Buzzsaw, Slinky, Etchasketch, Pecking Chickens, cornhusk dolls, Cracker Jack box toys, willow whistle, Brick-A-Brack, jump rope, rain stick, wirlygig, jumping bear, spin tops, Skyhook, Yo-Yo, silly putty and walking stilts.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with just a few of the Thanksgiving Day food baskets which were prepared and delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County by members of Jim Thorpe's AOH "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" are, left to right : Jerry McFadden; Chris Heck, an AOH member visiting from Philadelphia; Matt Stinson; and Chip Burnett.

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Jim Thorpe's "Alec Campbell, Mauch Chunk Division #1" met together last Saturday at Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse in Jim Thorpe and prepared Thanksgiving Day food baskets to be delivered to each one of the nine Catholic parishes in Carbon County.

Each of the baskets contained all the trimmings for a hearty holiday meal for a needy family.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Playing the timbrels at the Depot Square Park are from left Salvation Army solidiers Mary Hosler, Major Sharon Whispell, Cathy Johnston, Major Margaret Johnson and Lorraine Durning.

The Tamaqua Salvation Army held their 2011 Red Kettle Kickoff Drive at the Tamaqua Depot Square Park to start their 2011 holiday red kettle fundraising campaign.

Volunteers played timbrels, while others sang Christmas carols and said prayers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The decision by a committee established by the Penn State Board of Trustees to hire former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to lead an investigation into the alleged child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the nation is a move in the right direction for the university.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

St. John's United Church of Christ, 15 Second St., Slatington, is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24. The dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. All are welcome.

No reservations are required but are appreciated. Dinner will be delivered to "shut-ins" in the Northern Lehigh area, but calls for delivery must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 22. You can call the church office at (610) 767-5554 if you have any questions, to make reservations, or to request a home delivery. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.