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Thursday, November 10, 2011

A joint meeting of the organizations associated with the Lansford AMVETS Post will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at noon.

Members of the post, ladies auxiliary and Sons of the AMVETS organizations are asked to attend.

Commander Perry Shelton will chair the session.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Safe Haven Pet Rescue will have a Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry's Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

If you are an animal lover, please come and meet the volunteers and have a bite to eat. Safe Haven is a small group of dedicated animal advocates who rescue dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and find them loving homes. All dogs are in foster care until their permanent homes are found. Safe Haven has rescued over 500 dogs so far.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Anthony Doblovasky, Troop N, Lehighton, was one of 49 Pennsylvania State Police troopers among 66 law enforcement officers to be honored by a statewide association for their efforts to combat drinking and driving in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association, a professional organization founded in 1979 to reduce deaths and injuries resulting from DUI, presented its "2011 DUI Top Gun Awards" during the annual meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Lancaster.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Summit Hill Republican Club will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Brett Balliet, a Jim Thorpe School District elementary student, practices for the musical "Rockin' America" to be held Friday at Jim Thorpe High Shcool. This is the first-ever musical by Jim Thorpe elementary students.

Elementary students in the Jim Thorpe Area School District are hosting their first-ever musical on Friday, "Rockin' America"

The program will be held at 7 p.m. in the Jim Thorpe High School auditorium and feature students in grades kindergarten through sixth.

Directing the musical is Natalie Kmetz, drama director in the school district.

"It's a fun show with a great variety of selections," said Kmetz, who added that proceeds will benefit drama club productions.

Thursday, November 10, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two persons were injured Wednesday night when involved in a single car crash along SR443 in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County. The crash occurred at 10:10 p.m. as a couple was traveling and the male driver, for some unknown reason, lost control. The vehicle reportedly struck a set of guardrails then rolled back onto the highway coming to rest on its roof. The male driver was treated at the scene by members of the New Ringgold ambulance before being transported to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. The female occupant refused medical treatment at the scene.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Bowmanstown, will present a Chrismas Cantata, "Fullnest of Times," at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation will hold its annual meeting and dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. The meeting is at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 6 o'clock. After dinner speakers are Donald Jakeway, president and CEO of Brooks City-Base; and Henry Derosiers, director of Veterans Affairs for Carbon County.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Although workers at the 125 polling places in Schuylkill County completed making returns by 10:20 p.m Tuesday, the unofficial count was not completed until midnight because of a delay caused by the counting of 1,583 absentee ballots.

Also, a delay in the count was experienced because a number of voters cast ballots for three commissioners instead of the required two. Voters knew that three commissioners were to be elected, but on the ballot it specified they could only vote for two.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Showing male cheer during the Powder Puff game are seniors Ivan Munoz, top, Steven Moyer, bottom left, and junior Joe Franko.

Girls played football while guys dressed as cheerleaders during the annual Powder Puff benefit held Tuesday evening at the Tamaqua Sports stadium to support the Sabrina Hill Scholarship and other charities.

Sabrina Hill was a Tamaqua senior who passed away in September following a vehicle accident in Walker Township.

The benefit, hosted by the Tamaqua High School Biology Club, involved female students from each high school class trying for the Powder Puff championship.

Seniors won against the Sophmores, 8-0, while the Juniors won, 36-8, over the freshmen.