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Monday, November 11, 2013
Jean Andrews

Most of the relatives of a Franklin Township woman who live in the Philippines were spared the wrath of Typhoon Haiyan on Friday.

The typhoon killed as many as 10,000 Philippine residents. It displaced about 800,000 others, according to wire reports.

Jean Andrews, wife of Alan Andrews, is a native of the Philippines. All her relatives, including her parents and siblings, still reside on the island country.

She said she received word that her siblings are safe, but still hasn't learned about the fate of her parents.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A portion of Catawissa Street in Nesquehoning was shut down Monday morning after a one-vehicle crash happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. on the 300 block of East Catawissa Street. A Shawn Kresge Electric truck traveled off the road for unknown reasons and struck a utility pole, bringing down wires, before coming to rest on the front porch of a double home and causing structural damage to the house. Nesquehoning police, as well as Nesquehoning, New Columbus and Hauto fire companies responded to the scene, shutting down the road while PPL crews turned off power to the downed wires.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Military veterans, Jack Yanity, Frank Sebelin and Ken Hurley stand in protest outside Jim Thorpe Area High School Monday morning. After a complaint following last year's Veterans Day program, the school district informed the veterans that they could not have prayer as part of their program for the students. Sebelin said that he was disappointed with some of the guys at the post because they didn't back the movement. He also said that after recent publicity, he's received several calls of support from veterans across the county.

Monday, November 11, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Area veterans who spoke to Palmerton Area High School students at a recent Veterans Day assembly were, From left, Steve Vlossak, Craig Strohl, Earl Henning, and Richard Weaver Sr.

Perhaps there's no greater history lesson than that of war stories recounted by the veterans who lived through them to tell about it.

Indeed, the testimonials shared by several area veterans were enough to send shivers down the spines of Palmerton Area High School students during the annual Veterans Day assembly Friday in the high school auditorium.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lehighton borough officials will attend a meeting tomorrow afternoon at the District Office of the Department of Highways in Allentown relevant to the proposed bypass for Lehighton. The relocation of utility lines is listed as the main topic for deliberation. The bypass for Lehighton has been studied for several years and is now on the planning board of the department.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Carbon County Correctional facility inmate who assaulted another prisoner and three correctional officers has been arrested by Nesquehoning police on four charges, including three felonies.

Walter Alexander Bond, 18, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of assault by a prisoner, all felony charges, and one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from an incident at 7:56 p.m. Sept. 15 at the jail.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Tori Kunkle, center, daughter of Chris and Deb Kunkle, presents two checks, one check of $834 will fund Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow; while the second check of $834 will fund a scholarship in Dylan and Gavin's memory. Left is the children's mother, Lora Krum; and right is David Krum, their father.

Tori Kunkle, daughter of Chris and Deb Kunkle of Lehighton, presented two separate checks of $834 each, to Dave and Lora Krum, that will fund Dylan and Gavin's Rainbow and the Dylan and Gavin Scholarship Fund.

Tori, a classmate of Dylan, put together a Chinese auction that had more than 70 prizes, as part of her senior project.

Tori is a junior at Lehighton Area High School.

"We're hoping to see this event continue," Tori's mom said. "Tori really worked hard to see this all come together and we would love to see it continue as an annual event."

Monday, November 11, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Historical Society President Dale Freudenberger guides guests through unique and macabre practices and techniques surrounding death in the Victorian era. The free educational program took place Oct. 30 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center.

On Oct. 30, Halloween Eve, the Tamaqua Historical Society educated and entertained a crowd of curious onlookers interested in learning more about "Death, Mourning and Burial Customs" during the Victorian Era.

About half of the attendees wore their best black mourning outfits to go along with the theme.

The lights were dimmed, signaling the start of the program, held at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, Pine Street. Society members along with about 30 others attended the free program.

Monday, November 11, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Kara Scott (left) is a Life Coach at Truespa Skin Care Center in Palmerton, ownedby Tricia Schaefer (right).

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Having trouble setting or reaching goals?

Not sure how to deal with problems?

If the answer to any of those scenarios is in the affirmative, then a new service being offered at Truespa Skin Care, at 234 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, could be just the anecdote.

Monday, November 11, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS The Lehighton United Veterans Organization color guard leads the Carbon County Veterans Parade, which consisted of five divisions, Sunday in Lehighton.

What a tribute veterans in Carbon County received on Sunday.

The annual Carbon County Veterans Parade was held in Lehighton, hosted by the Lehighton United Veterans Organization. The five-division parade consisted of scores of military veterans who marched or rode in vehicles, six bands, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and apparatus from most of the fire departments within the county.

There were floats, antique cars, motorcycles, and even Santa Claus in the line of march.