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Friday, March 11, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Equipment of the Walsh construction company who are erecting the new turnpike bridges in Carbon County are in the flooded waters of the Lehigh River.

Friday, March 11, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Linda Oatman

"Writing to the Beat of a Different Drummer" was the program offered by Linda Oatman when she visited Towamensing Elementary School on March 4.

Reading specialist Stacey Olewine introduced her to the students in the gym and said she will "tell us about being an author."

It takes practice said Oatman, and that was the theme of much of her talk. "It takes practice just as a sport or musical instrument does."

How many of you like to read, she asked, and many hands shot up.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Calling all PV Band Alumni. Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pleasant Valley School District. Join with your fellow former band members for a very special concert to be held at the new PV high school auditorium on Saturday, June 4.

This performance will be under the direction of the three conductors who have successfully led the PVHS band for the past 50 years: Floyd Frisbie, Bob Riday, and Jim DeVivo.

Friday, March 11, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

SR209 in Jim Thorpe turned into a river late Thursday night when waters were sent cascading off a nearby mountain over the roadway. Borough workers were out making an attempt to open storm drains along Susquehanna Street but the waters brought an large amount of debris with it.

Friday, March 11, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nesquehoning police are investigating an accident which occurred on SR93 atop of the Broad Mountain late Thursday afternoon. Police state a pickup truck was being operated north when the driver apparently lost control of the unit. The truck left the right berm striking a tree then continued on for a distance before impacting with another tree head-on. The female driver was treated at the scene by members of the Nesquehoning ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being transported to an area hospital. The pickup truck is owned by PENCOR Electric. of Palmerton.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Safe Haven Pet Rescue needs volunteers and foster families and will have a meeting on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Sunset Family Restaurant on Rt. 209, Kresgeville. If you think you might be interested in becoming a volunteer or a foster family, please attend. To learn more about this local-based organization, visit www.SafeHavenPa.org or email SaveHaven@epix.net.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mrs. Bertha Melber, funeral directress, and Jon Prizer, Central Railroad of New Jersey official, both of Mauch Chunk, have received the certification of the County Commodity Distribution Board to purchase automobiles under the rationing regulations. During February there were 31 applications for tires in the area. Six were disallowed. There were three passenger car tires authorized for purchase and 17 tires for trucks.

Friday, March 11, 2011
Mike McCord

Former St. Clair Borough Council president and current co-chairman of the Schuylkill County Bicentennial Steering Committee, Mike McCord, is running for re-election to his second term in office as Schuylkill County Register of Wills.

"It has been my honor to serve the people of Schuylkill County as their Register of Wills for the past 39 months," he stated. McCord, who has been named to the Executive Committee of the Register of Wills and Orphans' Court Association of Pennsylvania, also served as this year's NRA Banquet Committee chairperson.

Friday, March 11, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIME NEWS

As rain drops pelted against the roof of the Panther Valley High School on Thursday night,family and friends of musicians from the six Carbon County Schools attended the 2011 performance of the County Band Concert at Panther Valley High School. The concert was under the musical direction of Eric Flowers of Jim Thorpe; Darryl Seiwell, retired from Jim Thorpe; Bryan Buffingtown of Lehighton, Thomas Heinick of Palmerton, Mark Christ of Panther Valley, James DeVivo of Pleasant Valley, and Shannon Shughart of Weatherly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lehighton Borough Council agreed to seek bids for a new fire truck to replace one destroyed by fire in October last year. Councilman Carlos Teets and Ned Harleman made the motion to have the bids opened at the April meeting. It was noted that when a new truck is ordered, it will take a year to 18 months before delivery occurs.