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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Firefighters from numerous fire companies responded to an electrical fire at the Van Hoekelen Greenhouses building located at 220 South Hancock Street in McAdoo. Firefighters stated that the sprinkler system put the fire out before firefighters arrived. Firefighters placed large fans at a number of exit doors to the building. Responding in addition to police, were firefighters and medics from McAdoo, Hazle Township, West Hazleton, Tresckow, Mahanoy City, Hometown, Sheppton, Delano and others. Fire police detoured traffic around the area for the duration.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of the Month at Our Lady of the Angels Academy are from left, first row, Caylen Perri and London Vavro. Second row, Zinnia Ruch, Sophia Tenisci, Brayden Feisel, and Valerie Blasko. Third row, Hanna Dowd, Isabella Blasko, and Charizma Hiles.

Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford recently announced October's Students of the Month. They were selected because they exhibited the virtue of kindness.

Students of the Month for October are Caylen Perri, London Vavro, Zinnia Ruch, Sophia Tenisci, Brayden Feisel, Valerie Blasko, Hanna Dowd, Isabella Blasko, and Charizma Hiles.

The following are quotes from each student.

Kindergarten: London Vavro: "I was kind and helpful."

Grade 1: Caylen Perri: "I listened to Mrs. Boyle. I was nice to everyone and I tried to help everyone."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Holiday Open House will be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center in Slatington on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-3 pm.

Members, friends, and neighbors are welcome to visit the Osprey House for an afternoon of fun, crafts, and refreshments. Santa will be at the Center from 1-2 p.m.

Bill and Lorraine Mineo will lead a workshop in using greens and grapevines to make holiday wreaths and swags. Bring clippers and last year's grapevine wreath if possible.

Deborah Hamburger and her daughter Katie will show you how to make paper and turn it into tree decorations and gift tags.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Robert R. Hayman to Gerard Caccappolo, 490 Innsbruck Drive, Lehighton, property at 490 Innsbruck Drive, $177,000.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc., O'Fallon, Mo., property at 475 Rock St., $114,886.

Jim Thorpe

John P. Figura to Ralph W. Clay II, 3 Dew Drop Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 3 Dew Drop Drive, $295,000.

Kenneth L. Redline Jr. to Kenneth L. Redline Jr., 1600 North St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1600 North St., $1.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area Junior High School cheerleaders, from left, Lauren Fegely, Karianna Ruch and Tyra Wentz, were chosen from among several hundred cheerleaders to march in this year's Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade with the Universal Cheerleaders Association.

S-U-C-C-E-S-S!

What does it spell?

Success.

Success for who?

A triad of Palmerton Area Junior High School cheerleaders who were chosen for the elite distinction to participate in this year's Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Eighth-graders Tyra Wentz, Lauren Fegely and Karianna Ruch are scheduled to take their talents to the parade, where they will represent the Universal Cheerleaders Association.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Parryville United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, will host a free luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. The luncheon will be held, weather permitting.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A New Ringgold man, charged with four counts of arson and related offenses, was arraigned Monday before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon at the Schuylkill County courthouse and entered a not guilty plea to all charges and requested a jury trial. Eleven other area people were among a total of 69 who were arraigned and all also pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges filed against them and requested a trial.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Weissport Council tentatively adopted the 2013 budget Monday night with no tax increase.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Over 200 families received Thanksgiving baskets from the Tamaqua Salvation Army yesterday during their annual food distribution. Major Sharon Whispell and Major Margaret Johnson stated their appreciation to all the individuals, groups and businesses that donated their time or food for the distribution. They are still planning their Christmas distribution and are asking people to keep donating food. Tamaqua Salvation Army volunteer Lorraine Durning organizes bags of food for their Thanksgiving food distrubution held yesterday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

At the Nov. 27 meeting, Billy O'Gurek, Chairman of the Carbon County Democratic Party, will offer his analysis of the election results in Carbon County, Pennsylvania and the nation. Don't miss Billy's insights.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Inn at Jim Thorpe in the basement conference room.

The Carbon County Democrats for Change is an action-oriented Democratic Club that supports progressive ideas, legislation and leaders. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, call Linda Christman at (610) 377-0235.